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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Ian
Nice. It cleaned up well.

Nice. It cleaned up well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Lief: That's an unusual one for a couple of...

Hi Lief:

That's an unusual one for a couple of reasons. First, the hilt seems to be wood with no brass. Is that right? If it is all wood, then that is more uncommon than all brass. I've only seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Ian
Rick, I think this one is another kampilan-like...

Rick, I think this one is another kampilan-like blade. Probably more so than resembling a bangkung which tends to have a more rounded approach of the spine to the tip. I don't know what the Bagobo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Dave, Welcome to the Forum! I see that...

Hi Dave,

Welcome to the Forum!

I see that you originally posted this back on September 14, but it has just come through the Moderation system. Not sure why it took that long. Apologies for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Yves: Yes, this one is Bagobo/Tagakaolo....

Hi Yves:

Yes, this one is Bagobo/Tagakaolo. The Tagakaolo are one of the three main groups of Bagobos, who live mainly on Mt Apo and surrounds, including Davao City. It is uncommon to see an all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By Ian
What about the "bearing swords" of...

What about the "bearing swords" of Europe--those monsters that were carried in procession? Moro datus do a similar thing with large ornate kampilan. "Mine is bigger than yours" can play out in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By Ian
Hi Peter, Quite so. The *Shan dha are...

Hi Peter,

Quite so. The *Shan dha are shorter and lighter than the Burman swords to which you refer. Shan dha were considered by many to be among the best fighting swords in SE Asia, with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 11:37 AM
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Views: 801
Posted By Ian
Hi Peter, It depends whose fighting and the...

Hi Peter,

It depends whose fighting and the style they use. We are talking about mainly foot soldiers, not mounted cavalry, and the dha was considered a lighter and faster sword than many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 04:22 AM
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Views: 801
Posted By Ian
Jeff, I don't think so. The "quality"...

Jeff, I don't think so. The "quality" of dha used for fighting is different from the"quality" we see in these high end, decorative examples. The blades of "fighting dha" vary widely, but are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's note

Welcome to the Forum Pulka. I hope the link from corrado26 has been helpful. Perhaps other members can offer recommendations also. Since you are asking about European arms, I am copying this thread...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2020, 11:38 PM
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Views: 244
Posted By Ian
Exclamation Moderator's note

Welcome to the Forum Pulka. I hope the link from corrado26 has been helpful. Perhaps other members can offer recommendations also. Since you are asking about European arms, I am copying this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Ian
Another example--T'boli

These pictures come from an online site here (http://atkinson-swords.com/collection-by-region/south-east-asia/philippines/mindano-and-sulu-archipelag/bagabo-sangi-knife/). The knife has been labeled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Ian
In the immediately preceding post, there is a...

In the immediately preceding post, there is a knife that is described as a kiping and attributed to the Bagobo people. I have a knife that bears a note saying it is a "Mandaya keping." This could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Ian
Yves, thank you for the picture. I've enlarged it...

Yves, thank you for the picture. I've enlarged it here so that we can read the text more easily. The Bagobo and T'boli attributions come from a Philippine museum source, and so we can probably accept...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 09:21 PM
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Views: 801
Posted By Ian
Hi Peter, That's a very beautiful example! ...

Hi Peter,

That's a very beautiful example!

I'm not sure that the iron hilt necessarily reflects greater age. I believe the hilt has niello work on it, and that was often done over iron. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Ian
Hi Wayne, I missed your barung when you...

Hi Wayne,

I missed your barung when you first posted it. The blade is "forward-weighted" compared with Sulu barung and the profile resembles some of those made in Zamboanga. The hilt is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Ian
Thanks Craig. I thought it was probably T'boli,...

Thanks Craig. I thought it was probably T'boli, but I am far from an expert like yourself on the T'boli and Bagobo textiles.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Ian
Jose, I think what Yves was referring to as...

Jose,

I think what Yves was referring to as "datu class" was the style of hilt. Some would say that this style is reserved for swords of distinction, while more ordinary swords have a simpler...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Ian
Hi ariel, It's a split chape you are seeing....

Hi ariel,

It's a split chape you are seeing. And yes, I also think it looks like a Pakayun hilt. The pattern of tying the two sides of the fork and bridging the space is similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Ian
Rick, You are correct. This is not a...

Rick,

You are correct. This is not a kampilan-like blade. I don't know what this blade profile is called by the Bagobo, but we should not give it an incorrect name here. AFAIK, the kampilan is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Ian
Hi Yves. Nice example. .

Hi Yves. Nice example.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Ian
Maybe. It will take some time to put it all back...

Maybe. It will take some time to put it all back together. I lost a bunch of pictures years ago when my laptop was stolen. So it will take a while to recreate and update the ideas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Ian
Hi Gustav, Nice old pictures. Some...

Hi Gustav,

Nice old pictures. Some of the attributions are a little off the mark.

The first one shows two men in Kachin attire (wearing traditional Kachin dao), while the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Ian
Here...

Here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6724) is an old thread that discussed the origin of the Kachin dao also.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Ian
Yves, Thanks again for sharing your...

Yves,

Thanks again for sharing your family's collection. It's interesting how this style of work knife/woman's knife has diffused among various Lumad groups: Bagobo, T'boli, B'laan,...
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