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Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2020, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Battara
...........or donkeys! :D

...........or donkeys! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Battara
Epoxy, even the quick setting epoxy, works well...

Epoxy, even the quick setting epoxy, works well for these. Like pitch, you can take the hilts off if you heat the blade (though it takes a little longer).

I use both pitch and epoxy for Moro pieces...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Battara
A great guy! His family is in my prayers. :(

A great guy!

His family is in my prayers. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Battara
Here are some of my Philippine holy grails:

Here are some of my Philippine holy grails:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Battara
For comparison here is my 19th century Samal...

For comparison here is my 19th century Samal barong (made of mastodon molar ivory):

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3608&highlight=samal+barong
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Battara
Yes please post the older one. Though very nice,...

Yes please post the older one. Though very nice, this is of recent manufacture as Ian states.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Battara
I think they are fine as they are. :)

I think they are fine as they are. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Battara
I will make a note: many barongs and kris have...

I will make a note: many barongs and kris have missing pommels, it would appear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Battara
Here are some close ups:

Here are some close ups:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:37 AM
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Views: 783
Posted By Battara
So I replaced the missing brass inlay on the...

So I replaced the missing brass inlay on the blade, made a horn spacer, and made the silver pommel (before there were any pictures of such a thing), and a scabbard for it:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Battara
Here are the pictures of how I got it from Ian:

Here are the pictures of how I got it from Ian:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Battara
I was so happy to work o Ian's barong. I agree...

I was so happy to work o Ian's barong.

I agree your's probably had ivory, wood, or even horn on the pommel.

And yes, sperm whale tooth is a form of ivory, and it is not unheard of to use sperm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Battara
Ah but it was a good death. :D

Ah but it was a good death. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Battara
Oh thank you, thank you! That was also horrible!...

Oh thank you, thank you! That was also horrible! Nothing like good PUN-ishment! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Battara
I agree that that newer kris is more recent and...

I agree that that newer kris is more recent and perhaps Sulu. The Maguindanao kris seems to be the oldest of the lot.

The "Maranao" kris might also be actually Maguindanao as well (based on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Battara
........and is it woolly like a llama? :D

........and is it woolly like a llama? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Battara
I can see what you mean Ian. The quality of the...

I can see what you mean Ian. The quality of the repousse on the dha is of very low quality.

You can also go to a jeweler and have them test the metals.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Battara
Need close ups of the blade to be sure. ...

Need close ups of the blade to be sure.

Usually this type of blade doesn't have a twist core. It appears to be Maguindanao in origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By Battara
Rick is right. These photo bucket sites and...

Rick is right. These photo bucket sites and others like this disappear or the pictures disappear, so upload them please to the forum here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By Battara
I agree with all Ian said. One other...

I agree with all Ian said.

One other possibility is that there was a little semblance of a "tail" crest that was broken off and then the remnants carved out. I base this possibility on the was the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By Battara
I see your point. It did have a silver okir...

I see your point. It did have a silver okir chased panel on both sides, with more silver inlay originally.

What you said explains the Maranao looking okir work on a Maguindanao hilt and scabbard. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By Battara
That barong looks like a sipput barong with that...

That barong looks like a sipput barong with that slender blade. Might be from Palawan where they are made. I like the striped laminations.

You did a nice job of of clean up.

Also the "Chinese"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By Battara
Xasterix, interesting Maguindanao kris. I like...

Xasterix, interesting Maguindanao kris. I like the modern silver mounts on the hilt and scabbard.

Were there silver dot inlays in the blade or a silver okir panel there?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By Battara
As Ian said please post pictures of the whole...

As Ian said please post pictures of the whole thing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By Battara
David, yes I consider WWII more recent, though I...

David, yes I consider WWII more recent, though I guess I should be more precise.

Welcome back and mabuhay! Would you say that the pommel carvings are WWII or later?
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