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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:17 AM
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Posted By Battara
Thank you so much! Is there anyone who can...

Thank you so much!

Is there anyone who can translate this?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,511
Posted By Battara
Since this thread i've tried and tried to compare...

Since this thread i've tried and tried to compare the tughra with the Ottoman Sultan tughras and am stumped. A couple of possibilities but nothing firm.

Is there anyone who can translate the bottom...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st February 2021, 07:35 PM
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Views: 272
Posted By Battara
Please post a price.

Please post a price.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 07:31 PM
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Views: 4,886
Posted By Battara
I was going to say that the blade and the cap...

I was going to say that the blade and the cap mounts look odd to me for Ilokos. Thanks for clarifying this confirmation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 33,696
Posted By Battara
Yeah have to admit I've not seen that before.

Yeah have to admit I've not seen that before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 33,696
Posted By Battara
Not yet. The "f" is a stylized...

Not yet.

The "f" is a stylized shamshir.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By Battara
Looks like glass gemstones, but still nice.

Looks like glass gemstones, but still nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 11:20 PM
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Views: 1,346
Posted By Battara
However your blade has nice Maranao okir.

However your blade has nice Maranao okir.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 893
Posted By Battara
I too hadn't thought of that, although I have...

I too hadn't thought of that, although I have never seen any research of how Maguindanao and Maranao okir would be used for making a centipede. I do think it is a possibility. Among the Igorots...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Battara
Ian never thought of that.

Ian never thought of that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Battara
I totally agree with Mahratt. Mughal India. ...

I totally agree with Mahratt. Mughal India. Very nice too!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Battara
Barong with Cartouche

Greetings,

I thought I would share something I found on line: a junggayan barong with a huge Islamic cartouche on one side of the blade. Looks like it is koftgari on the blade.


BTW - I did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 893
Posted By Battara
Also Drack2, since the first time you posted your...

Also Drack2, since the first time you posted your beautiful panabas (which one day you will donate to me, right? :D ) I found out that the centipede motif is sign of dangerous power and in tattoo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 893
Posted By Battara
Not as sure but my thoughts are that this belongs...

Not as sure but my thoughts are that this belongs not to a datu but to a higher ranking person within a datu's retinue. Thus the reason for the carved end, copper bands, and silver strip on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 893
Posted By Battara
And here is my bading panabas with okir edge....

And here is my bading panabas with okir edge. Bands in copper with a silver strip around the end.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 893
Posted By Battara
Here is my current padsumbalin panabas with steel...

Here is my current padsumbalin panabas with steel bands and okir butt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 893
Posted By Battara
Here is a picture of my padsumbalin panabas that...

Here is a picture of my padsumbalin panabas that was documented in Cato and was stolen years ago from me. The bands are nickel-silver.
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Battara
Moving this to European section.

Moving this to European section.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th February 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,227
Posted By Battara
Great examples! Never seen a filigree ship...

Great examples!

Never seen a filigree ship before. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By Battara
I know I'm going against the grain here, but I...

I know I'm going against the grain here, but I would not call this a sosun pata because I don't see the recurved blade like a yataghan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Battara
Total agreement with Rick.

Total agreement with Rick.
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Battara
Moved by your request. :D

Moved by your request. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Battara
Yes I saw this on eBay. Nice example of this...

Yes I saw this on eBay. Nice example of this type of Maguindanao kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Battara
David you are correct. I didn't know how to...

David you are correct. I didn't know how to describe it. It is an added protrusion to hook onto a belt or sash.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Battara
It would be a section with a "hook" on...

It would be a section with a "hook" on it. It is Maguindanao and this type of scabbard has these on them.
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