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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Battara
From what I can tell, the hilt looks like wood...

From what I can tell, the hilt looks like wood and the hilt plates look like either copper or brass. The mark sortive looks like a running fox. If it is, then the blade was made in Solingen,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Battara
What great wootz!

What great wootz!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Battara
Thanks for the information, Ariel! :)

Thanks for the information, Ariel! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Battara
I too say south India due to the proximity to...

I too say south India due to the proximity to Arab trade routes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Battara
Yes I noticed this and thought it too was a cut...

Yes I noticed this and thought it too was a cut up barong. Must have been either a very bad forging flaw or some kind of heavy damage.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,700
Posted By Battara
THe top picture is from Ashokaarts and is a kris...

THe top picture is from Ashokaarts and is a kris from Tawi-Tawi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,235
Posted By Battara
Of the cockatoo I am not sure. But I do know...

Of the cockatoo I am not sure. But I do know that the sarimanok (a type of mythical stylized rooster) is important to the Moro world.

Note also that the ferocity of cock/rooster fighting is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,235
Posted By Battara
Although I may not completely agree with Ron's...

Although I may not completely agree with Ron's thesis, I will have to say that it is a possibility. I completely agree that the kakatua pommel for junggayan pommels is incorrect and that it is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Battara
One problem is that one of our best Arabic...

One problem is that one of our best Arabic translators died a while back.

The other problem is that this might not be Arabic but Jawi, Arabic script modified to one of the Indonesian or Philippine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Battara
So far Alan, I agree with you. I don't read...

So far Alan, I agree with you. I don't read Katakana or Hiragana, but if this were WWII, there would still be some patina (though lite) on the tang.

Even though WWII signatures are "choppy" like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Battara
Could this have made from a cut down or damaged...

Could this have made from a cut down or damaged yataghan blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Battara
This looks more Indonesian (Borneo) than Moro.

This looks more Indonesian (Borneo) than Moro.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Battara
I too was thinking diplata........

I too was thinking diplata........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Battara
My first thought is that this is from south...

My first thought is that this is from south India.

Very nice example and complete!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Battara
Marakesh is one place I was not able to stay and...

Marakesh is one place I was not able to stay and visit. If I had, I know that there is a great shop there with antique bladed weaponry. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Battara
All I can say is that this is one of the nicest...

All I can say is that this is one of the nicest of these yataghan bichaqs I have seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Battara
And I LOVE the silver repousse work! 😃

And I LOVE the silver repousse work! 😃
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Battara
ACP, you make a good observation. The earlier...

ACP, you make a good observation.

The earlier back in time, the more Moro kris blades look Indonesian, until you get to the mid to late 1700s where a Moro kris blade is hard to distinguish from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Battara
Yup - Kurdish

Yup - Kurdish
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Battara
The hilt form looks like some Bosnian...

The hilt form looks like some Bosnian bichag/dagger hilt forms.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Battara
Here is the picture of the back side if the...

Here is the picture of the back side if the shield lightened up to see the details.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Battara
Yes thanks for posting this. I just LOVE Igorot...

Yes thanks for posting this.

I just LOVE Igorot (in this case Kalinga) shields with tattoos on them. And it has the hardwood helmet with it as well! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Battara
Iím with Ariel (I love Bugs Bunny :D ). Nice...

Iím with Ariel (I love Bugs Bunny :D ).

Nice tight wootz.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Battara
Love this pamor! Thanks for posting!

Love this pamor! Thanks for posting!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Battara
Very nice. Wish I could wear them! :D

Very nice. Wish I could wear them! :D
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