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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2020, 01:24 AM
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Posted By Battara
I agree with you Kai. So far, what I have seen...

I agree with you Kai. So far, what I have seen of this type of hilt, the hair is usually short.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By Battara
If this were old, then there would be black or...

If this were old, then there would be black or dark patina in the crevices. So I also conclude that this is newer work. Nice work, but newer work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Battara
I agree not a plamingko.

I agree not a plamingko.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Battara
Very nice thank you. I LOVE that gile. I had...

Very nice thank you.

I LOVE that gile. I had one once, but the one you posted is one I would keep (I'm a real sucker for good silver filigree work :D ).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Battara
Ian thank you for your knowledge. I was not...

Ian thank you for your knowledge. I was not aware of this feature of Moro kampilan.

In this situation then, I would agree with your T'boli attribution of the blade. Again for clarity sake, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Battara
Good questions. So a few things: 1. the blade...

Good questions. So a few things:

1. the blade is from Mindanao. Both the Maranao and Maguindanao tribes use it (as well as Lumad groups).

2. I have seen various levels of carving quality on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Battara
Also your piece does not look "married"...

Also your piece does not look "married" to me, but the blade seems to fit into the slot perfectly. They were made together.

I fixed the picture to show what I mean.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Battara
This thread has been most enlightening. Many...

This thread has been most enlightening.

Many thanks to you all! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Battara
Interesting piece. Not impossible, though not...

Interesting piece. Not impossible, though not usually seen. They are close to the Moro lands and it is not unknown to have a Visayan hilt with a Moro blade (ex: I have a small tenegre hilt with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Battara
Kubur, I apparently misunderstood you. Thank you...

Kubur, I apparently misunderstood you. Thank you for the illumination.

Martin Lubojacky, this type of filigree looks identical to mine! Very precise id and thank you.

Again this is out of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Battara
Thank you gents. So Kubur could I say that this...

Thank you gents.

So Kubur could I say that this belonged to someone in the Eretrea region and the hilt made in Yemen?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Battara
Thank you folks for the comments and help so far....

Thank you folks for the comments and help so far. Possible Sufi connection? That would be sooooo cool and wonderful. I love the Sufis.

The type of filigree made me think of the Ethiopian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Battara
Huge Beja Dagger with Silver Filigree

I recently got this Beja dagger. It is huge (12.75 inches long). The silver filigree caught my eye and the blade is hand forged and blued/blackened.

I know that these were used in Ethiopia and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Battara
What wonderful koftgari work!

What wonderful koftgari work!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,372
Posted By Battara
It does remind me of a rounded poppy. ...

It does remind me of a rounded poppy. Interesting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By Battara
What makes it extra hard is the rust underneath...

What makes it extra hard is the rust underneath that has lifted off the overlying koftgari.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By Battara
AAAHHHHH!!!! I meant the Maranao kampilan! By...

AAAHHHHH!!!!

I meant the Maranao kampilan!

By the way, if any of you find marbles on the floor, just put them in a bag and send them back to me. I keep losing mine. 🤨
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By Battara
Good eye GIO. I missed that. You're right, the...

Good eye GIO. I missed that. You're right, the Ilanun kampilan hilt is backwards.

Also, Carlos, it is great to have a scabbard with this, never mind it being in such great condition. Usually...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,372
Posted By Battara
I stand corrected and I think your spelling is...

I stand corrected and I think your spelling is the correct one - piso podang.

Thanks for catching that one .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,372
Posted By Battara
Thanks for posting these Ariel. I know that the...

Thanks for posting these Ariel. I know that the cupped parts of Indonesian piso pedangs come from Indian influence like these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Battara
Well I'll agree that kundun technique is unique...

Well I'll agree that kundun technique is unique to India. But I have seen silver and gold mounts for Ottoman gems (and even for glass look alikes).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 126,150
Posted By Battara
Interesting the variety of giraffe grips.

Interesting the variety of giraffe grips.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Battara
Another question for me: were the turquoise...

Another question for me: were the turquoise stones originally held in place by gold settings? There seem to be round discoloration on the ivory around the turquoise stones.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Battara
Good point Kronckew. This scabbard looks very...

Good point Kronckew. This scabbard looks very Ottoman to me.
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By Battara
Thanks Mark for that illumination.

Thanks Mark for that illumination.
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