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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By xasterix
Thanks sir! Here are "raw"...

Thanks sir! Here are "raw" pre-restoration pics of the hawkbell-guard kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By xasterix
Here are other samples, from another friend's...

Here are other samples, from another friend's collection. The one with the reddish hilt intrigues me, as it's a standout from the other ivory-looking samples. One of the hilts is also unique, having...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By xasterix
Dear Detlef: Thanks very much for the...

Dear Detlef:

Thanks very much for the assessment!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By xasterix
Thanks very much sir!

Thanks very much sir!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By xasterix
Thanks Leif! Additionally, if it's not much of a...

Thanks Leif! Additionally, if it's not much of a hassle, may I ask everyone to assess my friend's piece, of similar build as mine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By xasterix
Hullo, here are more pics of the pommel.

Hullo, here are more pics of the pommel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By xasterix
Greetings sir Marius, this thread has aroused my...

Greetings sir Marius, this thread has aroused my interest. Can you assess my piece as well? I'll try to sand off a portion of the break in the pommel and burn it for verificiation, but for the...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th October 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By xasterix
LF: Pira

Looking for pira, preferrably the long thin type, or better yet the older, heavy type known as "Gasah."
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By xasterix
Interesting story. Unfortunately such stories are...

Interesting story. Unfortunately such stories are usually embellished in order to romanticize or add a provenance of sorts to the piece.

If it's true, and if the kris was used in the battle, then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By xasterix
The hilt, and also possibly the blade, was made...

The hilt, and also possibly the blade, was made in Tugaya. The hilt is for display purpose, and non - functional for true wielding. I'm not sure if the blade is heat treated. The whole assembly isn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By xasterix
No problem, thanks for the kind words =)

No problem, thanks for the kind words =)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By xasterix
Looking for Similar Barung

Hello, just sharing a recent acquisition. Am just wondering if anyone here has a similarly-flavored barung. I'm looking for a similar piece to pattern the scabbard after. Age estimates and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By xasterix
Many thanks for this info- yet another possible...

Many thanks for this info- yet another possible twist in the confused identity of this particular blade. I'll look into dagmay patterns.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By xasterix
Hi Gustav. The engraving on your blade reminds me...

Hi Gustav. The engraving on your blade reminds me of one of mine. I haven't ascertained from which Bangsamoro group my blade belongs to.

I reset this blade and retrofit a temporary asang-asang....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By xasterix
Hullo Ian thanks very much for the thorough...

Hullo Ian thanks very much for the thorough assessment- I agree this is somewhat recent, the previous owner acquired this in the 80s, so your estimate is spot-on. I was also thinking it's recent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By xasterix
Tboli Kampilan for Assessment

Greetings everyone. Just sharing pics of a piece I got recently. Would like to gather estimates on probable age. The tip of the blade has silver inlay dots, and the left-facing side of the blade has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,932
Posted By xasterix
I got another 'kris with talisman' :) I've only...

I got another 'kris with talisman' :)

I've only partially restored it. The gold wire asang asang and threads near the pommel are my handiwork.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By xasterix
Agreed! Not a sundang espada after all.

Agreed! Not a sundang espada after all.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By xasterix
The blade has linear lamination, which is common...

The blade has linear lamination, which is common on kris of a certain era.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By xasterix
Thanks sir! Sorry about your loss-- hopefully the...

Thanks sir! Sorry about your loss-- hopefully the thief got his due in Karma.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By xasterix
Dear Kai: Thanks for the analysis! Here's a...

Dear Kai:

Thanks for the analysis! Here's a closer pic of the gangya and the pommel. I've only done partial restore, hence it's still rough- just removed the rust from the blade, never really sanded...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By xasterix
Hi sir Kino, the spine nearest to hilt is 0.5cm...

Hi sir Kino, the spine nearest to hilt is 0.5cm exact. The blade is monosteel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By xasterix
MARANAO KRIS

Greetings everyone, just sharing pictures of my Maranao kris. Comments and analyses are welcome. Interesting thing, the scabbard was wrapped in a very yellowed Italian newspaper 'Il Tempo' with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By xasterix
Hullo Ian I think the label depends on the sub...

Hullo Ian I think the label depends on the sub tribe. Like one if the sub tribes calls it 'paligoma.'
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By xasterix
Here's a new barung from Jolo, Sulu. Engraved...

Here's a new barung from Jolo, Sulu. Engraved blade, silver ferrule, silver wire budbud, bunti hilt. It's a beast in terms of performance; solid and hefty despite its relatively small size (just over...
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