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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Battara
I always thought it was a crazy and senseless...

I always thought it was a crazy and senseless war. But I also admit that I am on this side of that world culture.

The soldiers did their jobs and best.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Battara
I too am in agreement.

I too am in agreement.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,841
Posted By Battara
The only thing is that the original blades that...

The only thing is that the original blades that survived with their original etch were not blue but brownish. In fact, Moros used this old formula:

1. cover the cleaned blade with citrus juice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Battara
Very nice Detlef. And it has silver bands - you...

Very nice Detlef. And it has silver bands - you know that I love bling! 😊
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Battara
shayde78, this is a good question. In order to...

shayde78, this is a good question. In order to place the thin ribbons of gold on the metal, the surface of the metal has to be grooved and "scratched" in order to hold the gold. Then the gold is...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Battara
Perhaps this needs to go to the Ethno section for...

Perhaps this needs to go to the Ethno section for more answers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Battara
From what I can tell I agree with Ariel - epoxy...

From what I can tell I agree with Ariel - epoxy and the cross guard is made of bronze.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Battara
When I hear fake wootz I think of the method of...

When I hear fake wootz I think of the method of etching the blade with a wax resist so that you get a pattern that is etched into the blade that looks like wootz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Battara
Nice restoration work!

Nice restoration work!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Battara
Would the ganga have been gilded at one time?

Would the ganga have been gilded at one time?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Battara
I'm afraid I'm with Ariel on this. It doesn't...

I'm afraid I'm with Ariel on this. It doesn't look like fake etched pattern weld to me nor does the wear and the inscription look fake to me either. The blade and inscription might be later though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Battara
More specifically, it seems more Syrian or...

More specifically, it seems more Syrian or Lebanese, both next to each other and within the Ottoman empire at one time.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Battara
I would say brass or bronze according to the...

I would say brass or bronze according to the patina I see.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Battara
Per the rules Lenny, we need at least a picture...

Per the rules Lenny, we need at least a picture of the whole thing for context.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Battara
Actually I wonder if the copper clamp might be a...

Actually I wonder if the copper clamp might be a later replacement like the wrap.

And some Maranao and Maguindanao bands were indeed nailed to the pommels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian on the Maranao late 19th - early...

I agree with Ian on the Maranao late 19th - early 20th century attribution.

The top silver band is missing and so is a bottom band, but the wrap might be original or later - hard to tell.

I also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian. Mostly kampilan like blades...

I agree with Ian. Mostly kampilan like blades seem to be used on Lumad tribes like the T'boli and the Bagobo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By Battara
David I thought of that, but there aspects of the...

David I thought of that, but there aspects of the Ganga and the forte areas that are very early and appear archaic. This blade is either an anomaly or later blade with archaic styles (unheard of so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By Battara
I would place this as possibly from the late...

I would place this as possibly from the late 1700s or early 1800s, Sulu region, and is of chieftain class.

If the moderators would move this to the Ethno section where we can continue the discussion.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Battara
I liked the show. And yes, the verbiage is for...

I liked the show. And yes, the verbiage is for the general public, not experts like us. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Battara
How interesting! And very complete.

How interesting!

And very complete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! :D The scabbard...

Welcome to our little forum! :D

The scabbard mounts look modern Indian to me (better pictures would help) as well as the velvet condition.

I have not quite seen these from the Balkans, but I do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Battara
I might also place this blade as Visayan or even...

I might also place this blade as Visayan or even Ilokano due to the type of "okir" floral motif inlays. The style of luks in the blade and the "ganga" also make me think this, though these are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Battara
No offense, just a note of how they borrow to...

No offense, just a note of how they borrow to create new items and ideas. Babylon 5 Minbari comes from the minbar, which you would find in any mosque, while their culture is very Japanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By Battara
Lantaka with 3 Barrels!

Greetings!


Here is a lantaka I lost at auction.:(

It is a rare 3 barrel lantaka. After examination (and asking for more pictures) I have determined that this lantaka is:

1. a real (vs fake or...
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