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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Battara
Yup Ian, almost another Tito Gunong!

Yup Ian, almost another Tito Gunong!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Battara
Interesting piece Ariel. Not often I see one of...

Interesting piece Ariel. Not often I see one of these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Battara
Yeah I might leave it alone then, or perhaps try...

Yeah I might leave it alone then, or perhaps try lime which is close to calamansee in the Philippines.

I disagree with Kai however, especially if the etch is in browns, yellows, and greys like when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Battara
Hi Kai. I have not had the problem. I guess by...

Hi Kai. I have not had the problem. I guess by washing it off first, then rubber it with baking soda, then drying the blade off by rubbing, and then oil.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Battara
For me ferric chloride is the closest to the...

For me ferric chloride is the closest to the vinegar and fruit etching in color. Green? - weird......not happened to me, only browns and yellows.

Also I totally agree with the rubbing down with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Battara
On this nice Sulu early kris, I would try ferrous...

On this nice Sulu early kris, I would try ferrous cloride etchant next.

Another possibility is that it is not laminated after all. I have a 18c blade which is also Sulu (perhaps Tawi-Tawi) and it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! I would agree with...

Welcome to our little forum!

I would agree with the opinions so far. This is an early 1900s Maguindanao blade with 1950s hilt and scabbard. The hilt looks to be made of chased and filigree nickel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Battara
I would say that this is a Marano piece made...

I would say that this is a Marano piece made probably in Marawi City (Maranao territory) and in the late 1990s.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Battara
I agree - to me the only thing that looks Dayak...

I agree - to me the only thing that looks Dayak is the hilt, which looks more recent.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Battara
There is the possibility that this is a Samal...

There is the possibility that this is a Samal piece based on the scabbard work on top.

Also the "nose" section looks like it may have been longer and later reshaped.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Battara
Nice example. The yellow bands are gold washed...

Nice example. The yellow bands are gold washed silver. Great to have the ivory intact. I wonder if the later brass covering on the scabbard is hiding damage. From what I can see the from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st July 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Battara
By the hues I see in the metal, I think the...

By the hues I see in the metal, I think the silver is less than sterling, perhaps even close to coin silver.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Battara
Thank you. A nice and interesting piece!

Thank you. A nice and interesting piece!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Battara
The ivory looks like elephant ivory to me with...

The ivory looks like elephant ivory to me with the concentric rings in the middle, no marbling, and the cross hatching.

I would think that this is African.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Battara
The mounts look like silver and bone.

The mounts look like silver and bone.
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! Actually this...

Welcome to our little forum!

Actually this looks like elephant ivory to me with age, and European in nature. I'll sent this over to the European section for you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Battara
The hair ends in the hilt also scream rhino horn...

The hair ends in the hilt also scream rhino horn to me.

Also that silver filigree collar is unusual and looks thick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Battara
I would say the hilt is definitely rhino. Great...

I would say the hilt is definitely rhino. Great silver work.

Thanks Martin - I was thinking it was a gile variant being between a shotel and gile. Never seen this form before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Battara
Looks like it was recently made.

Looks like it was recently made.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By Battara
Ian I was thinking the same thing. I have seen...

Ian I was thinking the same thing. I have seen another Maranao piece similar to this one in every way (only broken scabbard) and unbroken before.

Nice work Charles!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Battara
I had no idea they were that soft and that bad. ...

I had no idea they were that soft and that bad. :eek:

Figiel's work is a must have - great work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Battara
I agree. Many of these "bird's eye...

I agree. Many of these "bird's eye damascus" blades are being sold in mass quantities from India (and Pakistan). Even the koftgari is new in style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Battara
Yes I agree - the blade is laminated.

Yes I agree - the blade is laminated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Battara
This much I can say, the Arabic and lines on the...

This much I can say, the Arabic and lines on the blade are not from different metals but made from wax etching the blade. This is usually done for easier sale on the market. No real lamination's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Battara
Ian I do just about everything you do, but some...

Ian I do just about everything you do, but some info in excel and some in the info sheets I do for each piece, plus a picture of said piece.

This was more than they needed for insurance purposes,...
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