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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:55 PM
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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: 240
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: 4
Views: 206
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: 407
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: 512
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: 466
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: 514
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: 695
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!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Battara
I had no idea they were that soft and that bad. ...

I had no idea they were that soft and that bad. :eek:

Figiel's work is a must have - great work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Battara
I agree. Many of these "bird's eye...

I agree. Many of these "bird's eye damascus" blades are being sold in mass quantities from India (and Pakistan). Even the koftgari is new in style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Battara
Yes I agree - the blade is laminated.

Yes I agree - the blade is laminated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Battara
This much I can say, the Arabic and lines on the...

This much I can say, the Arabic and lines on the blade are not from different metals but made from wax etching the blade. This is usually done for easier sale on the market. No real lamination's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Battara
Ian I do just about everything you do, but some...

Ian I do just about everything you do, but some info in excel and some in the info sheets I do for each piece, plus a picture of said piece.

This was more than they needed for insurance purposes,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Battara
Mike I would say they are small. Lumad kampilan...

Mike I would say they are small. Lumad kampilan are smaller than their Moro cousins.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Battara
Not seen anything like this before. Would not...

Not seen anything like this before. Would not say India. European of some kind due to the blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th June 2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Battara
Well I don't know about Indonesian dress, but...

Well I don't know about Indonesian dress, but weapons:

Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago
by Albert G. Van Zonneveld

This would be a good start.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,908
Posted By Battara
I think you are right Detlef. As I re-examined...

I think you are right Detlef. As I re-examined the pictures, the material does look like makassar ebony at best (and purposely burned wood at the worst).

Almost makes me wonder if this was a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian about testability, but I can see...

I agree with Ian about testability, but I can see this rejection by the Sulu region since they sit in between 2 regions that are known for using the kampilan - Borneo and Mindanao.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By Battara
Congratulations! There are so many fakes now...

Congratulations!

There are so many fakes now being made in China, I have to admit I wouldn't real from reproduction/fake. (of course not my area of research collecting.......) :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Battara
If I remember this right, this topic was also...

If I remember this right, this topic was also briefly discussed in another thread, although I don't remember which one, and it was in another thread I think. I think it deserves its own thread, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Battara
Thanks Ariel for that. One place to acquire...

Thanks Ariel for that. One place to acquire black pine pitch is Germany. However, you can also color red jeweler's pitch (which I have done in the past).
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Battara
Looks possibly Hungarian to me.

Looks possibly Hungarian to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Battara
It's probably black pitch. Not unusual. I would...

It's probably black pitch. Not unusual. I would restore it with new black pitch.

BTW - please post pictures of the piece. Can tell more with pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,908
Posted By Battara
Another wonder example, many thanks! I would...

Another wonder example, many thanks!

I would LOVE to have one of these! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,908
Posted By Battara
Thank you so much. I am a little surprised that...

Thank you so much. I am a little surprised that the top is flat and plain.
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