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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Battara
I apologize to everyone but the noise you heard...

I apologize to everyone but the noise you heard was my eyes hitting the floor. Iíve now put them back into my skull! 😳
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Battara
Amazonian?

Amazonian?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Battara
I agree Rick. The wranga is made of...

I agree Rick. The wranga is made of nickel/copper alloy and the yellow metal hilt is bronze. To me the bronze dragon etc. looks to be a later addition, or at least done by a middle talented...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Battara
I read "Allah" on the left side of the...

I read "Allah" on the left side of the wranga.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By Battara
So sikim and amanremu had hair coming from the...

So sikim and amanremu had hair coming from the hollow place in the hilt..........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Battara
From what I can tell, the hilt looks like wood...

From what I can tell, the hilt looks like wood and the hilt plates look like either copper or brass. The mark sortive looks like a running fox. If it is, then the blade was made in Solingen,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Battara
What great wootz!

What great wootz!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Battara
Thanks for the information, Ariel! :)

Thanks for the information, Ariel! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Battara
I too say south India due to the proximity to...

I too say south India due to the proximity to Arab trade routes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Battara
Yes I noticed this and thought it too was a cut...

Yes I noticed this and thought it too was a cut up barong. Must have been either a very bad forging flaw or some kind of heavy damage.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,773
Posted By Battara
THe top picture is from Ashokaarts and is a kris...

THe top picture is from Ashokaarts and is a kris from Tawi-Tawi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,345
Posted By Battara
Of the cockatoo I am not sure. But I do know...

Of the cockatoo I am not sure. But I do know that the sarimanok (a type of mythical stylized rooster) is important to the Moro world.

Note also that the ferocity of cock/rooster fighting is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,345
Posted By Battara
Although I may not completely agree with Ron's...

Although I may not completely agree with Ron's thesis, I will have to say that it is a possibility. I completely agree that the kakatua pommel for junggayan pommels is incorrect and that it is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Battara
One problem is that one of our best Arabic...

One problem is that one of our best Arabic translators died a while back.

The other problem is that this might not be Arabic but Jawi, Arabic script modified to one of the Indonesian or Philippine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Battara
So far Alan, I agree with you. I don't read...

So far Alan, I agree with you. I don't read Katakana or Hiragana, but if this were WWII, there would still be some patina (though lite) on the tang.

Even though WWII signatures are "choppy" like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Battara
Could this have made from a cut down or damaged...

Could this have made from a cut down or damaged yataghan blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Battara
This looks more Indonesian (Borneo) than Moro.

This looks more Indonesian (Borneo) than Moro.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Battara
I too was thinking diplata........

I too was thinking diplata........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Battara
My first thought is that this is from south...

My first thought is that this is from south India.

Very nice example and complete!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Battara
Marakesh is one place I was not able to stay and...

Marakesh is one place I was not able to stay and visit. If I had, I know that there is a great shop there with antique bladed weaponry. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Battara
All I can say is that this is one of the nicest...

All I can say is that this is one of the nicest of these yataghan bichaqs I have seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By Battara
And I LOVE the silver repousse work! 😃

And I LOVE the silver repousse work! 😃
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Battara
ACP, you make a good observation. The earlier...

ACP, you make a good observation.

The earlier back in time, the more Moro kris blades look Indonesian, until you get to the mid to late 1700s where a Moro kris blade is hard to distinguish from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Battara
Yup - Kurdish

Yup - Kurdish
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Battara
The hilt form looks like some Bosnian...

The hilt form looks like some Bosnian bichag/dagger hilt forms.
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