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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Battara
Here, here Theodore. Well said!

Here, here Theodore. Well said!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Battara
On your new nimcha, is that patina or enamel in...

On your new nimcha, is that patina or enamel in the hilt recesses?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Battara
Yes please post pics of the whole thing before...

Yes please post pics of the whole thing before anyone else posts replies.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2021, 05:33 AM
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Posted By Battara
The patina suggests to me that the asana-asang is...

The patina suggests to me that the asana-asang is bronze/brass and the ferrule perhaps low silver.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Battara
Both are junggayan. One seems to be made of...

Both are junggayan.

One seems to be made of old narra wood with a horn top.

The other is also narra wood but the junggayan tail appears to be broken off.

Both are nice, and you are right -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Battara
..........and I just got a lump of coal............

..........and I just got a lump of coal......... :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 05:26 PM
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Views: 859
Posted By Battara
I usually don't get into this form of shamshir,...

I usually don't get into this form of shamshir, but Ariel this is a great example! I love the complete mounts and the extra stones in it. The ring on the hilt is a nice touch. The other mounts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Battara
Nice shadrigan blade!

Nice shadrigan blade!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2021, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Battara
Here is a clearer version of the same weapons...

Here is a clearer version of the same weapons dance from my Cherokee heritage (at the beginning of this):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNc5O7mug5E

Here is a kampilan dance from one side of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
Very nice! Thank you! :)

Very nice! Thank you! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
How wonderful GP! I'm so glad it is not a dead...

How wonderful GP! I'm so glad it is not a dead art. I have always admired their work, which I find more challenging than modern Russian, etc. filigree, though their filigree is very good.

Thank...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Battara
Though it looks like twist core it does also...

Though it looks like twist core it does also remind me of jelly roll damascus as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Battara
I agree, lighter probably means aluminum, which...

I agree, lighter probably means aluminum, which might indicate a later (early 1900s) dating for the hilt. And yes most I see with silver are wrapped and decorated, not cast.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Battara
How heavy is the silver hilt?

How heavy is the silver hilt?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 01:49 AM
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Posted By Battara
Merry Ho Ho! Nice toys under that tree! On the...

Merry Ho Ho!

Nice toys under that tree!

On the parapat I wonder if there was hair originally on the ends, like in some Kutai hilts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Battara
I agree with you totally on the kris. The bolo...

I agree with you totally on the kris.

The bolo blade does look Tagalog to me, so Cavite could make sense since the majority are Tagalog. Shane the cross guard is broken. I also lean towards...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Battara
I would be careful of Tirri - his book has many...

I would be careful of Tirri - his book has many many inaccuracies through out the book. :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th December 2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Battara
As nice as this is, I think it is a little crude...

As nice as this is, I think it is a little crude for Chinese.

I would lean toward Korean, but not as sure since this is not my area.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Battara
Other thoughts: 1. it could be bad writing 2....

Other thoughts:

1. it could be bad writing

2. could be totally talismanic

3. could it be in Bosnian instead of Turkish but using Arabic script?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Battara
Kwiatek, perhaps it is upside down:

Kwiatek, perhaps it is upside down:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Battara
Thank you folks. Some very good points. Not my...

Thank you folks. Some very good points. Not my area of expertise, so I bow in your presence. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
W :eek: W! Thank you folks! And great...

W :eek: W! Thank you folks! And great questions.

Kwiatek: many thanks for the translation. :)

Ian: Well I have tried this plaiting technique before and to do what they did here is more than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
Well, the top part of the silver work I used...

Well, the top part of the silver work I used patterned wire, wire I triple twisted myself, and used sheet silver underneath.

Regarding the bottom of the filigree section, well, I used sheet silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
Finally here is the inscription that needs to be...

Finally here is the inscription that needs to be translated.

Yes the blade is laminiated. And yes that is a tugra, but of which sultan?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
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