Let's see some swords!

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Jim Shaver, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Jim Shaver

    Jim Shaver Active Member

    A handsome stamp indeed...thanks Zararina.
     
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  2. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Thanks for appreciating Jim. He is considered as our very first national hero here named Lapu-lapu who fought Magellan in 1521. :)
     
  3. Jim Shaver

    Jim Shaver Active Member

    Yes, I knew something of him. I went back to university in my 40's and got a degree in Asian History. One of my main professors, Glenn May, was one of the top scholars of Philippine history and I really enjoyed his classes. I took a number of his seminars in Philippine resistance movements.
     
  4. Jehovahnissi

    Jehovahnissi Member

    Neat! I've never seen these types before.
     
  5. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Really nice to know about that Jim. :)
     
  6. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Here are some that I found in my world wide collection.

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  7. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Nice, I have that 50c Portugal stamp too.
     
  8. Jim Shaver

    Jim Shaver Active Member

    Thanks gunny those are good ones....
    I had the Portuguese one as well, but that and a bunch of my better sword stamps were stolen out of my luggage on my last trip. Lesson learned, now I'll carry stamps on my person. arrrgh.........
     
  9. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, I showed this stamp in a previous post.
    Not strictly swords but blade weapons, Malay Kris. As a child I remember one of these hanging on our wall among many other weapons. The hand guard was made from a scapula bone, animal or human I'm not sure. From memory the blade was about 400mm (16") long and very wavy, more so than these depicted on this stamp.

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    Regards, James.
     
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  10. Jim Shaver

    Jim Shaver Active Member

    Actually James this is considered a small sword at 16 inches or more...a good stamp. I'll have to add it to my want list.
     
  11. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Very interesting stamp and weapons James. :)
     
  12. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, some more Malay weapons. All stamps from 1995.
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    RM2. The Lading Terus is a short stabbing spear used with an underhand thrust. It resembles a spear fitted into a dagger hilt.

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    20c. The Jembiah has a curved double edged blade. The scabbard and the hilt, normally engraved, are made of wood and or a combination of wood and horn.
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    30c. The Keris Panjang was made primarily for fighting. It has a characteristic hilt with a wavy or a straight blade.
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    50c. The Kerambit is a short weapon - narrow bladed and claw shaped more suitable for ripping rather than stabbing.
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    RM1. The Keris Sundang is a broad bladed sword, more for cutting and slashing. The blade, either curved or straight, is usually about 22 inches long and about 3 inches in breadth.

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    The image below resembles my fathers Malay kris (Keris) in shape, the main difference being between the blade and handle was a scapula bone, one corner of which was broken.
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    Regards, James
     
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  13. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I have seen some of those in a museum here before. The kris sword was part of the history of weapons most in Asian countries. :)
     
  14. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, found some more swords.
    1974-07-10 - GB - Medieval Warriors - Knights

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    Regards, James.
     
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  15. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Good blending and shades on Knight stamps. :)
     
  16. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Singapore stamp featuring a sword dance. :)
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  17. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, a Danzig (Free City) set from 1939-01-07 Depicting various historical events.
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    Regards, James
     
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  18. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    A VERY interesting series of swords considering the subjects, time frame, and history involved... I know JUST a little about these folks after a number of trips to the UK...
     
  19. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Good looking set. Nice theme and shades. :)
     
  20. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, my sword stamp for today is for Thaipex 2011.
    Date of issue: 2011-08-04

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    Regards, James.
     
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