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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Battara
It looks cast rather than forged. Could this be...

It looks cast rather than forged. Could this be a decorative modern make?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Battara
Fascinating that they still use these.

Fascinating that they still use these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2021, 07:08 PM
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Views: 138
Posted By Battara
Could be Filipino. If it is, it might be Tagalog...

Could be Filipino. If it is, it might be Tagalog (I have a similar piece) from Luzon, and from the time of the turn of the 20th century. The engraving under the guard looks like a form of okir....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By Battara
Thank you so much! Is there anyone who can...

Thank you so much!

Is there anyone who can translate this?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By Battara
Since this thread i've tried and tried to compare...

Since this thread i've tried and tried to compare the tughra with the Ottoman Sultan tughras and am stumped. A couple of possibilities but nothing firm.

Is there anyone who can translate the bottom...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,110
Posted By Battara
I was going to say that the blade and the cap...

I was going to say that the blade and the cap mounts look odd to me for Ilokos. Thanks for clarifying this confirmation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 33,927
Posted By Battara
Yeah have to admit I've not seen that before.

Yeah have to admit I've not seen that before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 33,927
Posted By Battara
Not yet. The "f" is a stylized...

Not yet.

The "f" is a stylized shamshir.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By Battara
Looks like glass gemstones, but still nice.

Looks like glass gemstones, but still nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Battara
However your blade has nice Maranao okir.

However your blade has nice Maranao okir.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Battara
I too hadn't thought of that, although I have...

I too hadn't thought of that, although I have never seen any research of how Maguindanao and Maranao okir would be used for making a centipede. I do think it is a possibility. Among the Igorots...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Battara
Ian never thought of that.

Ian never thought of that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Battara
I totally agree with Mahratt. Mughal India. ...

I totally agree with Mahratt. Mughal India. Very nice too!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Battara
Barong with Cartouche

Greetings,

I thought I would share something I found on line: a junggayan barong with a huge Islamic cartouche on one side of the blade. Looks like it is koftgari on the blade.


BTW - I did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Battara
Also Drack2, since the first time you posted your...

Also Drack2, since the first time you posted your beautiful panabas (which one day you will donate to me, right? :D ) I found out that the centipede motif is sign of dangerous power and in tattoo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Battara
Not as sure but my thoughts are that this belongs...

Not as sure but my thoughts are that this belongs not to a datu but to a higher ranking person within a datu's retinue. Thus the reason for the carved end, copper bands, and silver strip on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Battara
And here is my bading panabas with okir edge....

And here is my bading panabas with okir edge. Bands in copper with a silver strip around the end.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Battara
Here is my current padsumbalin panabas with steel...

Here is my current padsumbalin panabas with steel bands and okir butt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,011
Posted By Battara
Here is a picture of my padsumbalin panabas that...

Here is a picture of my padsumbalin panabas that was documented in Cato and was stolen years ago from me. The bands are nickel-silver.
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Battara
Moving this to European section.

Moving this to European section.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th February 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,318
Posted By Battara
Great examples! Never seen a filigree ship...

Great examples!

Never seen a filigree ship before. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By Battara
I know I'm going against the grain here, but I...

I know I'm going against the grain here, but I would not call this a sosun pata because I don't see the recurved blade like a yataghan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Battara
Total agreement with Rick.

Total agreement with Rick.
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Battara
Moved by your request. :D

Moved by your request. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Battara
Yes I saw this on eBay. Nice example of this...

Yes I saw this on eBay. Nice example of this type of Maguindanao kris.
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