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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
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: 394
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: 452
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: 299
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: 36,524
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: 404
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: 4
Views: 375
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: 10
Views: 489
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: 557
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: 612
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: 557
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: 36,524
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: 36,524
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.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By Battara
As long as we do not get into personality...

As long as we do not get into personality conflicts, I think it is a great idea to provide evidence and accounts of the quality of Visayas steel. Please do so - it would help me and others out for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By Battara
Many Ottoman regions used European blades, and...

Many Ottoman regions used European blades, and this one seems to be a calvary blade. The scabbard toe is definitely Ottoman, and in the Balkans you do see repousse metal on scabbards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Battara
So far this is true. However, the kampilan was...

So far this is true. However, the kampilan was also used in Indonesia, for example on Sulawesi and Borneo.

However there are some indications that kampilan versions were also used by tribes in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By Battara
And the scabbard looks to be Ottoman.

And the scabbard looks to be Ottoman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 36,524
Posted By Battara
Nice Bob. I agree - there was originally gold in...

Nice Bob. I agree - there was originally gold in those worn down engraved grooves.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Battara
I figured that it was for high status wear.

I figured that it was for high status wear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 36,524
Posted By Battara
Thank you so much! One day when I grow up,...

Thank you so much!

One day when I grow up, I'll own an example just like this. :D

One more request: would you post a picture of the end of the pommel please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Battara
Nice and complete example. The hilt and fittings...

Nice and complete example. The hilt and fittings look to be bronze.

Congratulations! Was wondering if the blade is European.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Battara
Yes the other Lumad Mindanao tribes like the...

Yes the other Lumad Mindanao tribes like the T'boli and Bagobo did make their versions of the kampilan.

In this case, the top one appears to me to be actually T'boli and not Bagobo.

The bottom...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 36,524
Posted By Battara
A beautiful example! Would you please show...

A beautiful example! Would you please show pictures of the whole piece?
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Battara
Nice complete piece. I especially love the gold...

Nice complete piece. I especially love the gold work on the barrel.

Since this is European, I will move this to the European side where you can get more help.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th May 2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Battara
W :eek: W! Very nice. I thought these hilts...

W :eek: W!

Very nice. I thought these hilts were Balinese, not Lombok. :confused:
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