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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Battara
I agree Kubur, this is not koftgari but true...

I agree Kubur, this is not koftgari but true silver inlay on the blade.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but koftgari was more often on Balkan pieces and inlays more often on pieces from Turkey, right?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Battara
I would say that this is from Turkey proper. The...

I would say that this is from Turkey proper.

The others can fill in other details.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Battara
Yes that is usually the best way to distinguish...

Yes that is usually the best way to distinguish the tribal differences. The back of the ganga (or opposite side of the yellow areas) is another way, as well as decoration/okir/ukkil motifs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Battara
Could it be for mixing fruit salads? :D

Could it be for mixing fruit salads? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Battara
Does look like a form of knobberrie, doesn't it? ...

Does look like a form of knobberrie, doesn't it? And the Zulu did use beads and these colors (but so did other South African groups).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Battara
It is not unheard of to sell a blade from one...

It is not unheard of to sell a blade from one tribe to someone of another tribe who places their own tribal hilt on it, and thus the mixing of styles on some Moro pieces, or even Bisayan and Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Battara
The blade looks Sulu/Tausug to me, although the...

The blade looks Sulu/Tausug to me, although the hilt does look a little more Maguindanao.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Battara
Well that history explains a lot about the broken...

Well that history explains a lot about the broken guard and rivets.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th May 2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By Battara
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th May 2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Battara
I agree, antler.

I agree, antler.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Battara
I am wondering if the silver parts above and...

I am wondering if the silver parts above and below the middle star are parts of sun rays of Katipunan and 1st Republic flags. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Battara
That might be a casting flaw, but if not, I would...

That might be a casting flaw, but if not, I would wonder if the hilt might have been later.

In any case, close ups and better pics would help.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Battara
It is possible that this is a Bila'an trade...

It is possible that this is a Bila'an trade blade, but I doubt it. T'boli had this blade profile too.

I would say that this is T'boli all the way through, and without question the hilt.

Nice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Battara
Greek with Arabic script? :confused:

Greek with Arabic script? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,927
Posted By Battara
GP, this is fantastic! More info than we ever...

GP, this is fantastic! More info than we ever had on this type of knife. I have always wondered on these. Thank so much for your contributions here!

The only thing I could add is that usually one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Battara
Nice kuk! Posta better pics for us after you...

Nice kuk! Posta better pics for us after you receive it please.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By Battara
Thanks Asomotif. In the future folks please...

Thanks Asomotif.

In the future folks please post a picture and not just a link. Links disappear after time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Battara
.............and mine might be chieftain class,...

.............and mine might be chieftain class, but it doesn't have provenance like yours............ :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Battara
No question: Mandaya through and through. Glad...

No question: Mandaya through and through.

Glad you posted this Detlef - not a lot of Mandaya bolos out there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Battara
Hard to tell from the pictures, but the...

Hard to tell from the pictures, but the "gems" could also be colored bone, which I have seen on hilts like this before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Battara
Here's the problem - this repair was done with...

Here's the problem - this repair was done with lead in soft solder. The silver/tin/white metal is so thin that to do it in hard solder would burn up the entire hilt. Repairs like this were common...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Battara
I agree Charles: the one with a guard - the guard...

I agree Charles: the one with a guard - the guard and ferrule both are Visayan. Not too shocking though since Mindanao Moros (Maranao, Maguindanao) live at the bottom of the Visayas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Battara
I don't know Detlef, I kind of agree with Wayne. ...

I don't know Detlef, I kind of agree with Wayne. I have noticed that black oxidation is much more stable and have not had problems with it for years.

Now there is a point, however, that in order...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,042
Posted By Battara
After looking at this again, I will admit that in...

After looking at this again, I will admit that in this picture, the boy does look like he is being instructed in espada y daga:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Battara
Thanks Detlef! Yeah I saw the potential too. :D...

Thanks Detlef!

Yeah I saw the potential too. :D

I am firming up what I have learned about the differences between the Visayan styles and the Ilokano styles of wavy blades.
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