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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 04:43 PM
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Posted By CharlesS
A Late Moro Sword With a Surprising Blade Profile

This Moro sword, likely from the 1950s or 60s, was collected by the FICAH International Foundation of Indonesian Culture and Asian Heritage, Hollenstedt (Germany), and more recently deaccessioned. It...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th August 2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By CharlesS
The dha is 'on hold'. The dha sword is now sold.

The dha is 'on hold'.
The dha sword is now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 15th August 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By CharlesS
Nice, Interesting SE Asian Dha/Daab FOR SALE

This is a unique, likely Thai or Burmese, dha/daab with an unusual blade(diamond sectioned) from pattern-welded steel. The sword blade may be influenced by other Asian cultures. The sword is 28in....
Forum: Swap Forum 9th August 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By CharlesS
The Amanremu is "on hold". The sword is now...

The Amanremu is "on hold".

The sword is now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th August 2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By CharlesS
Excellent Batak Amanremu Sword For Sale

Here is a very nice example of a Batak Amanremu sword. The sword is 25.5in. overall with a thick, heavy, single fullered blade of 19.5in. The hilt is carved and polished SE Asian water buffalo horn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By CharlesS
David, Nice to find one with such a nicely...

David,

Nice to find one with such a nicely carved hilt. Have you tried etching the blade? Some of these have spectacular pattern welded blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,661
Posted By CharlesS
A ball pommel barong had been on my wish list for...

A ball pommel barong had been on my wish list for 20 years. I knew they existed, though quite rare. I even had trouble convincing some collectors that they did exist. This one, being with that hilt,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,661
Posted By CharlesS
I agree Kino. The reverse side is the same. I am...

I agree Kino. The reverse side is the same. I am travelling at the moment and will confirm that when I get home.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,661
Posted By CharlesS
Generally when I see octagonal hilts and ferrules...

Generally when I see octagonal hilts and ferrules I think of Sulu, but I have also learned not to be to "rules" oriented when identifying a piece's origin.:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,661
Posted By CharlesS
These are my two latest...

These are my two latest...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th February 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By CharlesS
Both punals/gunongs are sold. The tumbok lada and...

Both punals/gunongs are sold. The tumbok lada and unusual jambiya are on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 10th February 2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By CharlesS
Both punals and they tumbak lada are on hold.

Both punals and they tumbak lada are on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th February 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By CharlesS
FILIPINO AND INDONESIAN KNIVES AND DAGGERS FOR SALE

Here is a small group of Filipino and Indonesian knives and daggers from my collection that I am selling.

These are mostly old "users" and show their wear and age, and some have minor period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By CharlesS
Nice example. Congrats!

Nice example. Congrats!
Forum: Swap Forum 10th January 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By CharlesS
The T'boli knife is sold.

The T'boli knife is sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th January 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By CharlesS
Swords 1-4 are sold, as are the Lumad kampillan...

Swords 1-4 are sold, as are the Lumad kampillan and Moro bangkung..

The Kalinga axe is now sold.

As of 1-9-2021, all items are now sold except the T'boli knife.

Thanks for your interest and...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th January 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By CharlesS
Additional kampillan pics...

Additional kampillan pics...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th January 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By CharlesS
Some Filipino(Mostly Lumad) Blades For Sale

Dear Forum Members,

I am selling most of my Filipino Lumad blades to concentrate on and make more room for my most beloved blades form the Philippines, Moro blades.

If you are interested,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,407
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks for your insights and comments guys. ...

Thanks for your insights and comments guys.

The blade of the parang is not laminated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,407
Posted By CharlesS
How does it affect wearing the sword when you...

How does it affect wearing the sword when you hold it to your hip?

Kai,

This sword was not carried in the traditional manner, at the waist, but by a shoulder sling or baldric visible in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,407
Posted By CharlesS
Kai, Regarding the parapat, I think all the...

Kai,
Regarding the parapat, I think all the hair, side scabbard, and shoulder baldric are later to the sword, though certainly not new or recent. The hair is very coarse. I would not be surprised if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,407
Posted By CharlesS
A Few Interesting Indonesian Blades

I recently acquired these attractive and elegant pieces. Included are a Murut pakayun/parapat, a common style of parang, and an exotic dagger from Sumbawa.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd November 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,401
Posted By CharlesS
Sumbawa sword and Batak dagger are now SOLD

Sumbawa sword and Batak dagger are now SOLD
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd October 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,401
Posted By CharlesS
The BB/parang nabor is sold. The Bali sword...

The BB/parang nabor is sold.

The Bali sword is sold.

The Javanese sword is sold.

The Sumbawa sword and Battak dagger are on HOLD.
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd October 2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,401
Posted By CharlesS
...additional pics.

...additional pics.
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