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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Did you find that in a thrift store in Santa...

Did you find that in a thrift store in Santa Barbara? I might have seen it. Not my area of interest, but a very fine find.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Thank you! I was wondering what the metal was. Do...

Thank you! I was wondering what the metal was. Do you have any idea of the date?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Puņal for comment and info

I got this recently here in Marin CA. Burly blade, central ridge, and a beautiful handle. I'm not sure what the handle material is. The sheath is wood, covered with what seems to be aluminum. Silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By Montino Bourbon
That is a Masai throwing club, usually used for...

That is a Masai throwing club, usually used for hunting small game.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,264
Posted By Montino Bourbon
'Not knowing much at all.'

Dear Alan; My teacher, the incomparable Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, considered by many to be the greatest Indian musician of the 20th century, said, towards the end of his life that he "Was just beginning...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th August 2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By Montino Bourbon
thank you!

Thank you for your reply. It confirms what I believe about this keris. I've already been offered cash for this, but as I told them, "I've already bonded with this keris". I like it very much.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Questions about a Keris

I found this keris today. Comments are welcome. Nicely made, with visible pamor, and a 'combong'. Is this a 'magical' keris? Yes, I know, it's a loaded question. I'm only partly serious. Sort of....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Swap meet find

I found this at a swap meet for a very low price. Any info appreciated. I don't expect that it's a great treasure, but I don't know.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Thank you, Rich.

Thank you for the info!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Old Puukko

Haven't posted in a while... I found this at an "Outdoor 'french' antique market" in Marin. Cost: Dinner out. The inscription says "J--- (Undecipherable) Marttiini, Finland", and lower down...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,392
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Actually, looking at the construction...

I think that it's a better-than-average blade. Most of those daggers have an elliptical blade with a very simple profile; This has very well-made fullers, a characteristic that I have not seen except...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,274
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Origin? Inuit? Not exactly a weapon, but....

I found this in a drawer at a very fancy estate sale; it had been overlooked by the antique buyers. Bought it for the price of a starbucks coffee, although I don't drink that stuff any more.

Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,272
Posted By Montino Bourbon
May be all old

My friends from a Rajasthani noble family have daggers that look VERY similar to this one, down to the koftgari. They have had them in the family for a long time, so it's possible that the whole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,829
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Mystery Kukri

I found this at a swap meet here. No scabbard. There are letters and numbers on the blade, but very faint and hard to see; what looks like 'LI' followed by a possible '88' and an upside-down 'T'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,387
Posted By Montino Bourbon
New Gunong

Dear friends; I just found this gunong at a show here in Santa Barbara and would love to hear what everybody thinks. I am not an expert in Philippine arms, so I need your expertise!
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd October 2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,356
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd October 2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,785
Posted By Montino Bourbon
going to ebay in 1 day

This excellent piece is going to ebay in 1 day. I've lowered the price. $195 + shipping. A bargain!
Forum: Swap Forum 15th September 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,785
Posted By Montino Bourbon
*Plus shipping.

*Plus shipping.
Forum: Swap Forum 15th September 2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,356
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Large Talibon, price lowered to $145. + Shipping ...

Large Talibon, price lowered to $145. + Shipping

Small Talibon, price lowered to $35. + Shipping
Forum: Swap Forum 15th September 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,785
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Luba sword lowered to $195.-

This complete, in perfect condition, Luba sword with a newly lowered price of $195.
Forum: Swap Forum 11th September 2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,785
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Selling my collection- 3. African sword, spear blade

An excellent Luba sword in perfect condition, complete. Total length, 19 inches. Blade 13 1/2 inches. $240.- plus shipping.
Forum: Swap Forum 11th September 2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,356
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Selling my collection 2

Two talibon.
Larger one;

24 inches total; blade 18 1/2 inches. Very heavy, beefy blade, 1/4 inch thick. Very sharp. Animal head handle. Weight of blade alone 1 lb 9 oz. One of the rattan straps...
Forum: Swap Forum 5th September 2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,800
Posted By Montino Bourbon
The Gunong and the Tibetan knife are sold.

The Gunong and the Tibetan knife are sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 4th September 2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,800
Posted By Montino Bourbon
Selling my collection

Three items from my collection for sale:

1- A relatively modern Tibetan knife, Total length 14", blade 9 1/.2 ". Very nicely chased white metal scabbard, horn handle. This is the kind of knife...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,816
Posted By Montino Bourbon
SOLD!

SOLD!
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