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Martial Arts Topics / Re: filipino Weapons and Armour
« on: July 21, 2007, 01:04:20 PM »
Ill start off with the long and short.

The long is a cut down off of a broken civil war sword.  The local odd fellows  club shut down and sold their theater stock and this was mixed in with the other stuff.  The short is a Spanish daga bought off of ebay.  They aren't a matched pair but i use them when I practice boarding tactics.

The Kriss is from a museum that was decommissioning part of its collection. It is "Moro" and a vet bring back from the Spanish American War.

The Barong is a reproduction.

The Balisong is modern.

The Garab/Talibon (above the balisong) was made in Leyet PI. The hand carved scabbard has an inscription in faded ink on the back.,   It was presented as a gift from the Marines to a M. Meuzik on Feb 17th 1945. this item was a WWII vet bring back.

I made the Largo Mano/Dos Manos Sticks and the Staffs.

The Lower Parang directly above the Barong is also a WWII bring back. I was told it is made out of a broken leaf spring of a jeep.  I don't know what province it was made in.

The Chopper directly below the escrima sticks (center) is modern.  Picked it up on ebay for $3.00  It weighs a ton.

On the right is a Dao with a sea grass/rattan wrapped handle.  This was a purchased from an antique shop.

The daab is from Thailand and was a vet bring back from the Vietnam war.  I use the dao and daab  more info here   or I want to work Krabi movements by my self with a live blade (very very slow movement)  I bought a pair of training Krabi swords from Brian Rideout and use those when working with my training  partners.

When i was at university, At ISU I had access to part of the collection form the Colombian exposition in Chicago circa 1893.

It was amazing to handle some of these weapons.  You can instantly tell the difference between a tourist piece and weapons of war just by holding them.  Much more utilitarian.

If you are ever in town Ill see if I can arrange a viewing of the collection at ISU.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: filipino Weapons and Armour
« on: July 21, 2007, 09:30:39 AM »
Put some weapons out on the drive way for you to look at.

Make it a great day.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: July 21, 2007, 08:42:46 AM »

Is it me or does that first clip remind you a lot of the prision riot drill?



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