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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Battara
Yes what a crazy range!

Yes what a crazy range!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Battara
I just want to add to this discussion this:...

I just want to add to this discussion this: centuries ago good quality steel was in short supply. After the Spanish came and then especially after turn of the 20th century, better quality steel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2017, 12:29 AM
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Views: 535
Posted By Battara
Meteoric Blades on Bronze Age Weapons

Greetings folks,

Here is a link to a short article discussing the new finding that iron blades on bronze age weaponry were not from smelting but from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2017, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Battara
I'm with you on this.

I'm with you on this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2017, 12:34 AM
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Posted By Battara
I LOVE THE GOLD WORK!

I LOVE THE GOLD WORK!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2017, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Battara
Oh yes, Ian, think this quite likely.

Oh yes, Ian, think this quite likely.
Forum: Swap Forum 7th December 2017, 03:34 AM
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Views: 341
Posted By Battara
SOLD Thank you folks for your interest.

SOLD

Thank you folks for your interest.
Forum: Swap Forum 7th December 2017, 12:15 AM
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Posted By Battara
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Battara
Here is another example from the Peabody Museum...

Here is another example from the Peabody Museum at Harvard University in Protection, Power, and Display (p. 69):
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2017, 11:57 PM
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Views: 350
Posted By Battara
I am now leaning toward a Tinguian origin for...

I am now leaning toward a Tinguian origin for this shield. Here is an example from the Smithsonian Institute. This is from Protection, Power, and Display (p.70):
Forum: Swap Forum 6th December 2017, 12:21 AM
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Views: 469
Posted By Battara
ON HOLD

ON HOLD
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2017, 12:20 AM
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Views: 365
Posted By Battara
I agree in that this does not look Filipino to me...

I agree in that this does not look Filipino to me but Mexican, based on the blade profile, the size of the quillions, and the profile of the hilt.
Forum: Swap Forum 5th December 2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Battara
OK...........dropping to $200 (+shipping) [firm]

OK...........dropping to $200 (+shipping) [firm]
Forum: Swap Forum 5th December 2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Battara
ON HOLD

ON HOLD
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2017, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Battara
Alan is right. From what little research there...

Alan is right. From what little research there is, I have found that these axes/knives are for cutting strings that hold down the funeral coverings over the bones of the dead.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Battara
Here are 2 Bontoc tattooed shields, one painted,...

Here are 2 Bontoc tattooed shields, one painted, one carved:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Battara
Thank you, Sajen. As I think about it, it could...

Thank you, Sajen. As I think about it, it could be Gaddang, or it could also be Tinguian. I see the museum attribution with supports your assertion. I'll double check this.

Yes tattoos were added...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Battara
Bontoc Tattoo Shield

I just acquired this Bontoc shield. What is different about this is that it has painted tattoos all over the front central section.

Tattoos were given not just to Igorot warriors but also to...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd December 2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Battara
Here is a picture from Krieger and the...

Here is a picture from Krieger and the Smithsonian Museum for comparison:
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd December 2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Battara
Old Bontoc Shield for sale

Up for sale is this old Bontoc shield. The rattan bindings are in good shape and complete. The style of carving is also older.

There is some honest wear to the piece, and a couple of battle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Battara
Regarding the staples/guards: 1. Most kampilans...

Regarding the staples/guards:

1. Most kampilans had the staples only on one side, the side where the back of the hand held the grip.

2. Most staples were made of iron, though some were also made of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,473
Posted By Battara
Well Kai, you have a good question. My thoughts...

Well Kai, you have a good question. My thoughts are these:

1. One sees more twist cores in kris, barong, spears, kampilan, etc. the further back in time one goes. In fact, by the time of the early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Battara
Oh I completely agree with you Robert. Good...

Oh I completely agree with you Robert. Good point and I think extremely likely.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th November 2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Battara
Dropping price to $250 (+shipping)

Dropping price to $250 (+shipping)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Battara
Now here are some magic square examples on Moro...

Now here are some magic square examples on Moro kris:
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