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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2019, 01:36 AM
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Posted By Battara
The silver inlays are also missing.

The silver inlays are also missing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 92,633
Posted By Battara
This thread is now reopened ON THE CONDITION that...

This thread is now reopened ON THE CONDITION that there are no more inappropriate pictures like this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Battara
I must agree Willem - not an original (or...

I must agree Willem - not an original (or traditional) hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 11:51 PM
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Views: 92,633
Posted By Battara
I am closing this thread for now.

I am closing this thread for now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Battara
Bill you posted this barong years ago. Have you...

Bill you posted this barong years ago. Have you had the blade etched and polished since then?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Battara
Good questions. It looks like it alloyed with...

Good questions. It looks like it alloyed with silver to me, but if it is still 14k, then it will tarnish some.........in 100 years or so. :D

Same with swassa, if 9k it will tarnish faster than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Battara
If I am not mistaken, the yataghan form bayonets...

If I am not mistaken, the yataghan form bayonets came in the 19th century influenced from the French bayonets, which themselves influenced by the yataghans from the Ottomans. I would not be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By Battara
I agree Willem that the pisau carving looks more...

I agree Willem that the pisau carving looks more recent. A replacement?

I also agree with the issue of using python skin Kai.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Battara
Another possibility is that the gold is not pure...

Another possibility is that the gold is not pure gold but heavily alloyed with silver in this case. This is not unheard of at all and in principle would be in the same category as swassa, thus...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th January 2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Battara
Could also be a talisman for a sword...

Could also be a talisman for a sword scabbard............. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By Battara
Bling, bling, bling! :D

Bling, bling, bling! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Battara
I wish we knew more about these types of shields,...

I wish we knew more about these types of shields, they come up from time to time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Battara
The style looks Tuareg to me.

The style looks Tuareg to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By Battara
What a nice catch! I might even say a little...

What a nice catch! I might even say a little older than 1920s, more like turn of the century. I love the intricate hilt aso carvings.

Would you please post close ups of the wonderful carving on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,887
Posted By Battara
I understand. Just a gentle reminder. :)

I understand. Just a gentle reminder. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,887
Posted By Battara
Thanks Kai. Folks we canít post links to...

Thanks Kai. Folks we canít post links to commercial websites as per forum rules.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,092
Posted By Battara
Here's the difficulty: Moros more than a century...

Here's the difficulty: Moros more than a century ago (and anyone else then for that matter) are different than their descendants today in a different culture and usage of tools. Much has been lost...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Battara
I agree 100% David. These 2 metals were meant to...

I agree 100% David. These 2 metals were meant to shine and sparkle. Unlike bronze, they were meant to be cleaned.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By Battara
I agree that the brass parts are recent as well...

I agree that the brass parts are recent as well as the pommel. The style of carving and the mother-of-pearl inlays indicate this. However, I also agree that the blade and the silver parts are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Battara
Amazing isn't it for people with stone tools!

Amazing isn't it for people with stone tools!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Battara
The only thing that would beat these in length...

The only thing that would beat these in length would be the Mindanao kampilan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Battara
I agree 100% with Kubur. In fact they are still...

I agree 100% with Kubur. In fact they are still making these today.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Battara
Actually I would say the Visayan talibon (up to...

Actually I would say the Visayan talibon (up to the turn of the 20th century) or a form of Ilokano long sword are the longest.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Battara
Maligayang bagong taon!

Maligayang bagong taon!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Battara
This would definitely be a better option.

This would definitely be a better option.
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