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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Battara
It depends on the tribe and the time period. ...

It depends on the tribe and the time period. Some do use "kris" and others use "sundang" among other terms for example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2022, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Battara
Yes definitely NOT Filipino. However it is very...

Yes definitely NOT Filipino. However it is very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2022, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Battara
I have also been recently informed that Tagalogs...

I have also been recently informed that Tagalogs also made wavy blades as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Battara
Oh it is antique and even has a pattern welded...

Oh it is antique and even has a pattern welded blade.

Got it in an online auction.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2022, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Battara
Ah.........I see your point! :D

Ah.........I see your point! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2022, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Battara
Kronckew, that green stuff might be years of a...

Kronckew, that green stuff might be years of a patina residue that builds up thickly from the oxidation of the copper in the nickel-silver/German silver construction.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Battara
Here is my saif. It was probably made in...

Here is my saif. It was probably made in Hyderabad India and for the Yemeni market.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By Battara
Thank you folks! I'm trying to improve my work...

Thank you folks! I'm trying to improve my work all the time. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Battara
I love the repousse work on the hilt and scabbard...

I love the repousse work on the hilt and scabbard mounts. Nicely done. Not used to seeing this quality of work on Sudanese pieces.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By Battara
Mandaya Knife Balaraw with Dot Inlay

Greetings folks. I got this Balaraw with a few other goodies in a group at auction. I was going for this one because it is a rare form of Balaraw. Only in "Wild Tribes of Davao" have I seen one,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By Battara
Feliz Navidad; Froliche Weilnachsten; Maligayang...

Feliz Navidad; Froliche Weilnachsten; Maligayang Pasko; and Merry Christmas :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,496
Posted By Battara
Yes this is Balkan, perhaps even Bosnian, based...

Yes this is Balkan, perhaps even Bosnian, based on the shape of the hilt "ears".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2021, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Battara
Here are my 4 barongs:

Here are my 4 barongs:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2021, 01:13 AM
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Posted By Battara
I'm not sure what I can see, but the engravings...

I'm not sure what I can see, but the engravings are "choppy" which for me places the age no earlier than the 1930's. A true shin gunto.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By Battara
I'm moving this over to the Euro side for better...

I'm moving this over to the Euro side for better responses.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By Battara
I'm still wondering if the former owner etched...

I'm still wondering if the former owner etched this in this way to bring out the brass inlays on the blade surface. When Balinese do this and there is nickel present in the blade, the nickel stands...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By Battara
Actually I do see different colors of steel which...

Actually I do see different colors of steel which might indicate that there are different carbon steels laminated together.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Battara
On the hilt I see leeches and stylized asos. ...

On the hilt I see leeches and stylized asos.

Everything looks to be from the mid-19c. I find it fascinating that the European blade has an Arabic stamping on it. A maker's mark?

Could the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Battara
On the hilt I see leeches and stylized asos. ...

On the hilt I see leeches and stylized asos.

Everything looks to be from the mid-19c. I find it fascinating that the European blade has an Arabic stamping on it. A maker's mark?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! Looks like a...

Welcome to our little forum!

Looks like a mixture of Filipino, Nepalese, Moroccan, and even a WWII Japanese tanto. Looking forward to better pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! The section of...

Welcome to our little forum!

The section of number 2 is a stylized aso, or dog-dragon. It is of the face with the teeth.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Battara
The Yakan often use a horn ferrule on their...

The Yakan often use a horn ferrule on their weaponry, especially their barongs. I wonder if this could be an unclassified and very rare Yakan piece. Rare even for Moro peoples on Borneo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Battara
I agree Xasterix. This might be one of the many...

I agree Xasterix. This might be one of the many Katipunan cults or independence groups at that time in the Philippines.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By Battara
The cowrie shell beads look like West Africa to...

The cowrie shell beads look like West Africa to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By Battara
Oh I would say Bagobo (though possibly T'boli)...

Oh I would say Bagobo (though possibly T'boli) and perhaps 1910 - 1930s based on the use of the types of beads and on the mother-of-pearl on the scabbard.
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