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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Battara
Ian I would not say that only the sultan could...

Ian I would not say that only the sultan could sport gold of some kind. For example my Datu Piang kris sports swassa and gold. And many nobility kris have gold wash on the bands as well (I have one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By Battara
...

𝔈𝔦𝔤𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔲𝔪 𝔡𝔢𝔯 𝔉𝔞𝔪𝔦𝔩𝔦𝔢...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By Battara
Thank you Kronkew. Ian, the translation is in...

Thank you Kronkew.

Ian, the translation is in the middle of this thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By Battara
Here are some recent and better pictures:

Here are some recent and better pictures:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Battara
$3000?!?! :eek:

$3000?!?! :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Battara
To my understanding is that the barong with the...

To my understanding is that the barong with the large "tail" is for a datu common usage.

Part of my basis for the other barong is not only the hilt, but also the style of the ukkil floral motif on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,640
Posted By Battara
erikmarko, It would be good to post those...

erikmarko,

It would be good to post those pictures and not rely on a link, please.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Battara
I'd agree that the dagger is from the Island of...

I'd agree that the dagger is from the Island of Luzon.

Not seen a sword like this before, but it also looks broken. I was wondering if it were Spanish, but not as sure.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Battara
Hmmmm..........you may have a point Kai (every...

Hmmmm..........you may have a point Kai (every pun intended). The picture angle may be throwing me off.

If true, then I would change to say Tausug.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian and will add that the first one...

I agree with Ian and will add that the first one seems to be Samal tribe. The second one needs to be flipped over and pictures taken of the from of the scabbard as well, though I am guessing from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By Battara
I have handled albino carabao horn before and it...

I have handled albino carabao horn before and it doesn't seem to be translucent like rhino, nor is it as fiberous as rhino.

If there is an example of albino carabao horn that is translucent like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Battara
However, for me the scabbard is part of the...

However, for me the scabbard is part of the sword/dagger. It is a part of the culture. So that is why I make scabbards (as well as other things) and others have sent me pieces to make scabbards to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Battara
Great piece for comparison Dave, thanks! Yeah...

Great piece for comparison Dave, thanks!

Yeah lime on kukris was new to me too, but steel doesn't produce that kind of oxidation, and it's not dirt either.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Battara
Here is the final version. I just took 600 grit...

Here is the final version. I just took 600 grit and gently took off the yellow and brown. The picture of the damascus is done at an angle.

Thank you for your advice and help folks. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Battara
Thanks. Never forged steel before and wanted to...

Thanks. Never forged steel before and wanted to experiment and learn. Wish I had a forge................. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Battara
Oh my re-etch is not in response to you,...

Oh my re-etch is not in response to you, MacCathain, but to the feedback from others.

Not sure if I should polish even more, or re-etch even lighter. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Battara
Is this better?

Is this better?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Battara
Yup that "toothpaste" is lime. Also...

Yup that "toothpaste" is lime.

Also thank you for the scabbard picture.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Battara
Igorot Spear End Repair

Greetings folks,

Here is my first attempt at forging steel: I got this Igorot falfeg spear last year and it was missing the tapered steel end. So I made one and hear are my results. Not perfect,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Battara
MacCaithan thanks so much for posting - you have...

MacCaithan thanks so much for posting - you have now confirmed what kind of scabbard should I choose to make one for my kukri.

The "white" parts of your hilt appear to be silver plating over the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd September 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Battara
I never have been much for the wayang keris...

I never have been much for the wayang keris figures and paint, but I LOVE that blade!
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd September 2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Battara
You may want to stipulate what kind of scabbard,...

You may want to stipulate what kind of scabbard, like dagger size, sword size, what kind of style and origin, etc. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Battara
I would suggest that Sulu would have a hilt top...

I would suggest that Sulu would have a hilt top with a slope closer to a 45 degree angle, and thus I lean away from Tausug but more toward Samal (though still in the Sulu island chain).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Battara
Thanks folks. I will go back and repolish and...

Thanks folks.

I will go back and repolish and re-etch the blade to where it won't be so dark and a little more subtle.

Also I'll also get back to you on the measurements as well.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Battara
What is the meaning of 2 silver chased bands?

What is the meaning of 2 silver chased bands?
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