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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Battara
To me it does look like the sun, which is a...

To me it does look like the sun, which is a Persian motif.

The blade looks like a ladder pattern wootz. Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By Battara
For clarity sake, what for you makes the hilt...

For clarity sake, what for you makes the hilt more Tagalog than Ilocano?
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Battara
May we never forget.

May we never forget.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Battara
I agree..... :mad: I have been out in the bush...

I agree..... :mad:

I have been out in the bush in South Africa and was 6 feet (2 meters) from a huge white rhino - magnificent creature! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By Battara
I have to agree with Ian on all he said. ...

I have to agree with Ian on all he said. Besides, the Igorot tribes didn't do carvings in this style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Battara
These do look to me like they were for export to...

These do look to me like they were for export to the Balkans, perhaps during the mid-19c. Could be used by many sides - the Greeks, Serbs, and the Turks, etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Battara
And if gendaito, hen it would be considered...

And if gendaito, hen it would be considered nihonto and not machine made military, which would raise the value considerably.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Battara
Thank you folks.

Thank you folks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Battara
You mean to my small museum, right? :D

You mean to my small museum, right? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Battara
And if you every put in the trash can, please let...

And if you every put in the trash can, please let me know... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Battara
Have you considered the region around Syria?

Have you considered the region around Syria?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Battara
Yes great find! Like Ian, I've never seen this...

Yes great find! Like Ian, I've never seen this form before, and I agree that it is datu class.

Nice brass chasing and copper. The chasing work could be Maguindanao.

Also the engraving looks to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Battara
Yeah he beat me (again :mad: ) on this and that...

Yeah he beat me (again :mad: ) on this and that is why I bid. However, at least I got to touch it and bring it back to life............ :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Battara
I agree with you David.

I agree with you David.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Battara
With the exception of the yellow light, the hugh...

With the exception of the yellow light, the hugh does look like silver to me, but Alan is right that to be sure, get it tested.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Battara
Boy I learned something...........

Boy I learned something...........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 825
Posted By Battara
One thing would be artistic gold koftgari? Lots...

One thing would be artistic gold koftgari? Lots of plain gold koftgari might indicate a later application.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,547
Posted By Battara
I believe the answer is "yes". Bronze,...

I believe the answer is "yes". Bronze, brass, and copper blades appear to be talismanic, and by extrapolation, their use on blades (along with silver) is used for talismanic purposes. In fact often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,563
Posted By Battara
So are you saying that this example is a...

So are you saying that this example is a "foreign" made copy?

Interesting. Would you be able to provide pictures of indigenous examples for comparison please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By Battara
Ok after some more research, here is the final...

Ok after some more research, here is the final version of the restored shield.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Battara
This is a wonderful story and piece Artzi, thank...

This is a wonderful story and piece Artzi, thank you for sharing it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Battara
I have seen museum examples more in line with the...

I have seen museum examples more in line with the first one.

Glad you didn't pay a lot. A museum might be able to tell you more about it. But as mentioned earlier a good testing would be able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Battara
I'm afraid I'm with Mariusgmioc on this. I have...

I'm afraid I'm with Mariusgmioc on this. I have seen too many fakes on the web and in person. i just walk away from them when I see them. The patina can easily be faked.

My ignorance always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By Battara
Detlef, I considered the carving being Bicolano,...

Detlef, I considered the carving being Bicolano, but again the style and motif don't fit well at all in my opinion.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By Battara
This is African. Besides if the carving were...

This is African. Besides if the carving were Philippine it would be Igorot, but they donít have blades like this, and if the blade were somehow Sulu, they donít have carvings like this.

African or...
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