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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Battara
My first thought is that this is from south...

My first thought is that this is from south India.

Very nice example and complete!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Battara
Marakesh is one place I was not able to stay and...

Marakesh is one place I was not able to stay and visit. If I had, I know that there is a great shop there with antique bladed weaponry. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Battara
All I can say is that this is one of the nicest...

All I can say is that this is one of the nicest of these yataghan bichaqs I have seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 425
Posted By Battara
And I LOVE the silver repousse work! 😃

And I LOVE the silver repousse work! 😃
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Battara
ACP, you make a good observation. The earlier...

ACP, you make a good observation.

The earlier back in time, the more Moro kris blades look Indonesian, until you get to the mid to late 1700s where a Moro kris blade is hard to distinguish from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Battara
Yup - Kurdish

Yup - Kurdish
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Battara
The hilt form looks like some Bosnian...

The hilt form looks like some Bosnian bichag/dagger hilt forms.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Battara
Here is the picture of the back side if the...

Here is the picture of the back side if the shield lightened up to see the details.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Battara
Yes thanks for posting this. I just LOVE Igorot...

Yes thanks for posting this.

I just LOVE Igorot (in this case Kalinga) shields with tattoos on them. And it has the hardwood helmet with it as well! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Battara
Iím with Ariel (I love Bugs Bunny :D ). Nice...

Iím with Ariel (I love Bugs Bunny :D ).

Nice tight wootz.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Battara
Love this pamor! Thanks for posting!

Love this pamor! Thanks for posting!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Battara
Very nice. Wish I could wear them! :D

Very nice. Wish I could wear them! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Battara
Although scabbards being made in Africa could be...

Although scabbards being made in Africa could be a possibility, don't forget that a strong African influence from the descendants of African slaves was present and still exists in Cuba today.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian. And I am thinking that they...

I agree with Ian. And I am thinking that they were made in Cuba.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Battara
Regarding the patina around the top and back of...

Regarding the patina around the top and back of the pommel, I was looking at that and have hesitated to comment. I think Charles that it is likely that there was a silver (I doubt true suassa) strap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Battara
What a score! These look a little Ilocano-ish,...

What a score!

These look a little Ilocano-ish, but Ian could better determine origin on these.

Congratulations and Maraming Salamat for posting. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Battara
Not so much anymore.

Not so much anymore.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Battara
Oh I see...........well it might not be suassa...

Oh I see...........well it might not be suassa then, but a silver/copper mix to look like suassa. It will take testing by a jeweler to be sure which one.

Please post the scabbard so I can better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Battara
What a nice piece! Actually I would say that the...

What a nice piece!

Actually I would say that the blade is Maguindanao, while the hilt is Maranao or made by a Maranao craftsman (based on the Maranao okir). This is not unheard of since these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Battara
Ian Greaves (still on this forum) and Andrew...

Ian Greaves (still on this forum) and Andrew Winston, who formerly was on this forum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Battara
Nice piece. Never seen this type before. Thanks...

Nice piece. Never seen this type before. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Battara
Well I'm not surprised. Again it was a risk. ...

Well I'm not surprised. Again it was a risk. This might explain why this is not a recent but perhaps an earlier fake/souvenir piece from the 1950s.

Very helpful Treesslicer, thank you. I would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Battara
Oh I know of others still here..........

Oh I know of others still here..........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Battara
Thank you Treeslicer. No hada as far as I can...

Thank you Treeslicer. No hada as far as I can determine. GI souvenir, that's another thought.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Battara
Here are some other pictures:

Here are some other pictures:
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