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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:03 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Battara
Sorry it took so long, but here are the pictures...

Sorry it took so long, but here are the pictures of the kris I was mentioning. If you need better pictures please let me know. The hilt is a restoration of a hilt in horrible condition and the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 259
Posted By Battara
Could this have been artificially aged?

Could this have been artificially aged?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Battara
Nice job Kubur. I had no idea and never heard of...

Nice job Kubur. I had no idea and never heard of metal hilted ballock daggers.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Battara
This is definitely a Moro, possibly Sulu,...

This is definitely a Moro, possibly Sulu, hilt.

Lots of trade between the Indonesian and Philippine archipelagos. I have seen Indonesian kerises owned by Moro datus.

There are many Moro kris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Battara
I too was thinking New Guinea.

I too was thinking New Guinea.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Battara
Yup Ian, almost another Tito Gunong!

Yup Ian, almost another Tito Gunong!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Battara
Interesting piece Ariel. Not often I see one of...

Interesting piece Ariel. Not often I see one of these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By Battara
Yeah I might leave it alone then, or perhaps try...

Yeah I might leave it alone then, or perhaps try lime which is close to calamansee in the Philippines.

I disagree with Kai however, especially if the etch is in browns, yellows, and greys like when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By Battara
Hi Kai. I have not had the problem. I guess by...

Hi Kai. I have not had the problem. I guess by washing it off first, then rubber it with baking soda, then drying the blade off by rubbing, and then oil.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By Battara
For me ferric chloride is the closest to the...

For me ferric chloride is the closest to the vinegar and fruit etching in color. Green? - weird......not happened to me, only browns and yellows.

Also I totally agree with the rubbing down with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By Battara
On this nice Sulu early kris, I would try ferrous...

On this nice Sulu early kris, I would try ferrous cloride etchant next.

Another possibility is that it is not laminated after all. I have a 18c blade which is also Sulu (perhaps Tawi-Tawi) and it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! I would agree with...

Welcome to our little forum!

I would agree with the opinions so far. This is an early 1900s Maguindanao blade with 1950s hilt and scabbard. The hilt looks to be made of chased and filigree nickel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Battara
I would say that this is a Marano piece made...

I would say that this is a Marano piece made probably in Marawi City (Maranao territory) and in the late 1990s.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Battara
I agree - to me the only thing that looks Dayak...

I agree - to me the only thing that looks Dayak is the hilt, which looks more recent.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Battara
There is the possibility that this is a Samal...

There is the possibility that this is a Samal piece based on the scabbard work on top.

Also the "nose" section looks like it may have been longer and later reshaped.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
Nice example. The yellow bands are gold washed...

Nice example. The yellow bands are gold washed silver. Great to have the ivory intact. I wonder if the later brass covering on the scabbard is hiding damage. From what I can see the from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st July 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Battara
By the hues I see in the metal, I think the...

By the hues I see in the metal, I think the silver is less than sterling, perhaps even close to coin silver.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Battara
Thank you. A nice and interesting piece!

Thank you. A nice and interesting piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Battara
The ivory looks like elephant ivory to me with...

The ivory looks like elephant ivory to me with the concentric rings in the middle, no marbling, and the cross hatching.

I would think that this is African.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Battara
The mounts look like silver and bone.

The mounts look like silver and bone.
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! Actually this...

Welcome to our little forum!

Actually this looks like elephant ivory to me with age, and European in nature. I'll sent this over to the European section for you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Battara
The hair ends in the hilt also scream rhino horn...

The hair ends in the hilt also scream rhino horn to me.

Also that silver filigree collar is unusual and looks thick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Battara
I would say the hilt is definitely rhino. Great...

I would say the hilt is definitely rhino. Great silver work.

Thanks Martin - I was thinking it was a gile variant being between a shotel and gile. Never seen this form before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Battara
Looks like it was recently made.

Looks like it was recently made.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Battara
Ian I was thinking the same thing. I have seen...

Ian I was thinking the same thing. I have seen another Maranao piece similar to this one in every way (only broken scabbard) and unbroken before.

Nice work Charles!
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