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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Battara
This ball kris is the nicest I have seen. This...

This ball kris is the nicest I have seen. This piece appears to be Sulu. Very nice.
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Battara
For better response, I will move this to the...

For better response, I will move this to the European section since you are asking about the German blade. You might get better response over there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Battara
I'm with you on the lantaka, However remember...

I'm with you on the lantaka, However remember that just because it was captured in 1876 doesn't mean that it was made then. In fact, it very well may have been made much earlier, especially if it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Battara
Rare too see one of these, especially with a...

Rare too see one of these, especially with a compete scabbard! :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,170
Posted By Battara
Oh I'm impressed! :)

Oh I'm impressed! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Battara
I would also say Ottoman Balkan with other...

I would also say Ottoman Balkan with other influences. The bottom "rat's tail" one might be from Albania?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Battara
I too think its walrus ivory, but perhaps...

I too think its walrus ivory, but perhaps bleached or at least treated chemically.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Battara
I'm with you Sajen and Charles. The wood...

I'm with you Sajen and Charles. The wood carvings, the metal, MOP, and bone(?) are recent, meant to enhance or rip off, unfortunately. :(

Only the blade might be old.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Battara
I agree 100% with Kahnjar1. I had one once and...

I agree 100% with Kahnjar1. I had one once and it was nearly identical.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Battara
I hate to say but this looks like a tourist piece...

I hate to say but this looks like a tourist piece made in India or Pakistan. I had one like this once with Urdu inscription.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Battara
Ok so this particular piece is not from Bali...

Ok so this particular piece is not from Bali then. They usually use arsenic in their etching.

If is from Java, then I can see Alan's point.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Battara
I have usually seen the gold over pitch approach....

I have usually seen the gold over pitch approach. The pitch is roughly molded in the general shape and then thin gold plate/sheet is placed over the shape and then stamped and chased onto the gold. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Battara
GREAT WORK!

GREAT WORK!
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Battara
Transferring to the European section.

Transferring to the European section.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,846
Posted By Battara
Don't know if this helps, but in Tagalog...

Don't know if this helps, but in Tagalog "manok/manuk" refers to the chicken. "Sari" has various usages depending upon context, but it generally means something like "various". In this context could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Battara
I agree. At the very least do what in the...

I agree. At the very least do what in the nihonto community is called a "window" or a section. That way you will not waste your whole time on the blade if no wootz is present.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By Battara
A few things: 1. Thank you Fernando - very...

A few things:

1. Thank you Fernando - very helpful.

2. I agree with Ron in that many of these knives were made by non-Ilokanos. In fact, although each group makes various types of knives...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Battara
I admit I have seen this before from a friend and...

I admit I have seen this before from a friend and former forumite (RIP). Yeah Filipino, but beyond that............. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Battara
I like the butt but I LOVE the barrel! ...

I like the butt but I LOVE the barrel! Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Battara
I merged these threads together.

I merged these threads together.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By Battara
Beautifully stated Ian! :D

Beautifully stated Ian! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Battara
I have no idea, sorry.

I have no idea, sorry.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Battara
Nice example of a Visayan piece modified for a...

Nice example of a Visayan piece modified for a Japanese soldier.

Even Japanese blades (not nihonto) were made in the Philippines, Indonesia, Manchuria, etc. for Japanese soldiers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Battara
I think even if you clean the blade, there will...

I think even if you clean the blade, there will still be pitting on the blade, so the blade will never be pristine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Battara
It has been brought to my attention that I forgot...

It has been brought to my attention that I forgot to mention the granulation work as well as the filigree work. One more reason why I like this piece! :D
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