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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:24 AM
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Posted By Battara
Ok that's what I was thinking. Thanks.

Ok that's what I was thinking. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 04:34 AM
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Views: 103
Posted By Battara
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:17 AM
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Views: 389
Posted By Battara
Perhaps post your gunongs in a new thread.

Perhaps post your gunongs in a new thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2019, 12:22 AM
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Views: 380
Posted By Battara
Interesting Maguindanao kris/sundang. I have...

Interesting Maguindanao kris/sundang.

I have seen some scabbards made of used wood, even with sea worm holes in them. Here this looks like some scrap from a European ship and reused for a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
Oh I donít know - Iíve fought weapons into my...

Oh I donít know - Iíve fought weapons into my jeweler many times....they were fascinated 😁
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
The patina in the pictures look like recent...

The patina in the pictures look like recent copper patina. Swassa doesn't patina like that so easily.

Again only a jeweler can test and tell for sure if it is copper or swassa.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd November 2019, 10:39 PM
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Views: 437
Posted By Battara
Dropping to $180 + shipping.

Dropping to $180 + shipping.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Battara
I agree - not Moro.

I agree - not Moro.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
My thoughts exactly Kai.

My thoughts exactly Kai.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Battara
Wow - not seen one like this before. I'll send...

Wow - not seen one like this before.

I'll send over to the Keris section.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Battara
I agree with your assessment Jim, except that the...

I agree with your assessment Jim, except that the back is not wood but perhaps rawhide. The pattern and colors are consistent with Plains designs, like what you see on some moccasins of the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Battara
No problem (wait till you get our bill! :eek: ) ...

No problem (wait till you get our bill! :eek: ) :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Battara
Yeah - also want to see the hilt and scabbard as...

Yeah - also want to see the hilt and scabbard as well. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Battara
In South Africa I was told these are called...

In South Africa I was told these are called "assegai".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Battara
How wonderful to find a pattern welded kora! Not...

How wonderful to find a pattern welded kora! Not many out there. Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,850
Posted By Battara
I'm so glad you were able to identify your items....

I'm so glad you were able to identify your items. Would you post those please? Vandoo was a good guy with lots of knowledge and experience. He passed on a few years ago. He is sorely missed.
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By Battara
I'm bringing this to the European side for more...

I'm bringing this to the European side for more responses. And welcome to our little forum. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Battara
This now looks to me to be of the 1940s era and...

This now looks to me to be of the 1940s era and the metal might be silver alloy (please polish the silver).
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Battara
Funny Richard! ;) I liked it too (and our...

Funny Richard! ;)


I liked it too (and our fearless leader Lee is in it too :D) .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Battara
Iíd say Sumatran.

Iíd say Sumatran.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
Thank you folks! Yes this was very difficult and...

Thank you folks!

Yes this was very difficult and time consuming. By bottom part of the hilt I assume you mean this:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
I've come to the same conclusion. Maraming...

I've come to the same conclusion. Maraming Salamat for your confirmation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
Other information: The faded ink inscription...

Other information:

The faded ink inscription reads:

July 1901, Tubigon Bohol

Since the island of Bohol (next to Cebu) does not have this kind of sword, this confirms this piece as being Cebuano. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
Now here are my attempts at restoration. I left...

Now here are my attempts at restoration. I left the small break alone since the patina matches the rest of the hilt patina, meaning it was done during the time it was in service. However, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Battara
My Talibon Restoration

Greetings folks,

I think my original thread years ago on this subject got disappeared with the loss of others a while back. So I thought I would recreate a thread on this for research.

I found...
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