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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Ferguson
You have a fine gunong. The banati wood is as...

You have a fine gunong. The banati wood is as nice as I have seen. The laminations in the blade are unusually “active “. It is 100 times better than my first gunong. Congratulations!

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,442
Posted By Ferguson
Looks similar to a “coconut knife” that I have....

Looks similar to a “coconut knife” that I have. It is posted HERE (www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4538&highlight=Panabas)

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,863
Posted By Ferguson
Berk, you are one of the good guys. You will be...

Berk, you are one of the good guys. You will be missed.
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd June 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,774
Posted By Ferguson
That is the first thing I thought. Wondered if it...

That is the first thing I thought. Wondered if it was a knife for gathering rice or some other agricultural product. The decoration Is a mystery if it is agricultural. Maybe for a harvest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,813
Posted By Ferguson
I cannot offer any insight myself. Probably a...

I cannot offer any insight myself. Probably a picture showing the blade will help the experts here.

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,810
Posted By Ferguson
What an outstanding piece. Congrats! Steve

What an outstanding piece. Congrats!

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,748
Posted By Ferguson
I love 1 & 3! Steve

I love 1 & 3!
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,726
Posted By Ferguson
It was nice to hear the names of the blades by...

It was nice to hear the names of the blades by native speakers. When you only read them, it is hard to know correct pronunciation. Thank you.

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,192
Posted By Ferguson
I love #2! To my untrained eye, it looks like it...

I love #2! To my untrained eye, it looks like it has the most age.

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,511
Posted By Ferguson
Corse = Corsica Steve

Corse = Corsica

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ferguson
I think that may be an Assam Regiment Dao or a...

I think that may be an Assam Regiment Dao or a reproduction of one. They are a regiment of the Indian army. I posted one Here (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23497) .

It is nearly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,313
Posted By Ferguson
I love these. If it is marked Plata, on the...

I love these. If it is marked Plata, on the scabbard, the fittings are silver. If marked Alpaca, fittings are nickel silver. (alloy of copper and nickel) Nice carbon steel blade makes a good knife. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,689
Posted By Ferguson
I understand and agree. I increased the contrast...

I understand and agree. I increased the contrast in the picture so the pattern would be more visible. In person the pattern is much lower contrast.

The blade was very rough and I was out of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,689
Posted By Ferguson
I was sure that was what you meant. :) Steve

I was sure that was what you meant. :)
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,689
Posted By Ferguson
Thanks gentlemen for your comments. I too think...

Thanks gentlemen for your comments. I too think the age is from the early 1900s.

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,934
Posted By Ferguson
Charles, I am truly happy that this wonderful...

Charles, I am truly happy that this wonderful example has come into your care!

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,689
Posted By Ferguson
And yet another gunong

So, I wasn't going to buy any more gunong. Then I found this one on Ebay, described as "Antique Made In India Knife / Dagger with Silver / Wood Scabbard 10.75”. Priced reasonably, and no other bids....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,642
Posted By Ferguson
Could it be a Bou Saada/Saadi or Khodmi from...

Could it be a Bou Saada/Saadi or Khodmi from Algeria that has been decorated with the shells? The blade has almost a flyssa shape.

Not my area of expertise. Wait, I have no expertise! :)

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,963
Posted By Ferguson
Thank you Jose for the good information! Only 85...

Thank you Jose for the good information! Only 85 years old then. Good enough for CITES. 😀
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,963
Posted By Ferguson
Thank you for your comments gentlemen. :) ...

Thank you for your comments gentlemen. :)

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,963
Posted By Ferguson
Another older Gunong

Hello friends,
My first gunong in a long while. 9 inches overall, 5 1/2" monosteel blade. The ferrule and guard is horn with some insect damage. The hilt seems to be elephant ivory as it has what I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,608
Posted By Ferguson
Good work Detlef! Yes, the original company seems...

Good work Detlef! Yes, the original company seems Ferdinand Esser, but sometime in the late 1800's swords and machetes showed up marked Fernando Esser. There are a lot of swords out there with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,608
Posted By Ferguson
Did some googling and found that it is made by...

Did some googling and found that it is made by Fernando Esser Elberfeld. You can google that name and see the horse mark and other examples of swords and knives made by them. I THINK it was made in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,353
Posted By Ferguson
Absolutely stunning dagger Robert! Congratulations

Absolutely stunning dagger Robert! Congratulations
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,873
Posted By Ferguson
Sweet!

Sweet!
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