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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Battara
Well that makes sense. It's like someone ground...

Well that makes sense. It's like someone ground off the yelmens! :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Battara
And again round holes are too crisp. Example:...

And again round holes are too crisp. Example: the truneon holes - look machine made recently.

And again, as Peter said, the casting is horrible and patina is missing in the crevices.

They are...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st March 2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Battara
Fantastic! Never seen one before.

Fantastic! Never seen one before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Battara
I think this is the first pierced blade panabas...

I think this is the first pierced blade panabas I've ever seen (and in okir too). May not be datu grade, but it is not too far.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th March 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Battara
One thought: could it be a clasp knife for fruit?

One thought: could it be a clasp knife for fruit?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 651
Posted By Battara
It is hard to tell bat or dog. However, if I...

It is hard to tell bat or dog. However, if I understand right, there were early contacts between Bicol region and Borneo. In fact, some Bornean princes came to Bicol long ago. If true, then the...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th March 2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Battara
ON HOLD

ON HOLD
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 651
Posted By Battara
Maraming Salamat Xas! Good point Rafngard! (get...

Maraming Salamat Xas!

Good point Rafngard! (get it - good point? :D )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 651
Posted By Battara
I agree with Sajen, the hilt, clipped point of...

I agree with Sajen, the hilt, clipped point of the blade point, and the scabbard shape point to a Bicol origin to me as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Battara
I've always liked this form of Ottoman jambiya,...

I've always liked this form of Ottoman jambiya, with all of the repousse silver, and often with wootz blade.
Forum: Swap Forum 24th March 2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Battara
Final price: $100

Final price: $100
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Battara
Of the 3, this one is my favorite! Not helpful...

Of the 3, this one is my favorite!

Not helpful but honest.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,912
Posted By Battara
I LOVE what you did with the blade! :D

I LOVE what you did with the blade! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! Before anyone...

Welcome to our little forum!

Before anyone answers, it would be good to have pictures of the whole thing first.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Battara
Nice! I think it once had silver pieces on it -...

Nice! I think it once had silver pieces on it - I can see little nail holes where the silver would have been.
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Battara
I'll sent this to the European section for more...

I'll sent this to the European section for more information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Battara
FYI - we don't give monetary estimates or values...

FYI - we don't give monetary estimates or values on this forum due to liability issues. Also if this is for sale or at auction, we do not allow posts for such items.

You are free to use private...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Battara
Xas, I was thinking the same thing! :)

Xas, I was thinking the same thing! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Battara
Hmmmm............wootz............could it be a...

Hmmmm............wootz............could it be a Persian or Indian traded spearhead then?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,112
Posted By Battara
Wow! They dance like Igorots and Moros!

Wow! They dance like Igorots and Moros!
Forum: Swap Forum 7th March 2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Battara
Dropping to $125 + shipping

Dropping to $125 + shipping
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Battara
After re-reading your question again, I now...

After re-reading your question again, I now understand better. The round/middle parts of the dots and inlays are the same. The color differentials are from lighting and the effects of etching. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th March 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Battara
H:eek:ly Crap! That's huge! And the best...

H:eek:ly Crap!

That's huge! And the best example I've ever seen!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Battara
Ian, I was thinking that the inlay was a little...

Ian, I was thinking that the inlay was a little different, though variations are common. However, the blade does not look Malay sundang to me. Also the scabbard looks more Moro than Malay to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Battara
Glad to be of some small help. :)

Glad to be of some small help. :)
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