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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Battara
Same here Ariel.

Same here Ariel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Battara
Looks like it has a wootz blade.

Looks like it has a wootz blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Battara
I'd say Bosnia, perhaps from the town of Focha. ...

I'd say Bosnia, perhaps from the town of Focha. Called a mali noz
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd November 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Battara
Oh Ottoman, and eve Focha - no doubt! I like...

Oh Ottoman, and eve Focha - no doubt!


I like it! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Battara
They are a big mix. Many of these are Igorot...

They are a big mix. Many of these are Igorot spears and others are Philippine fishing spears. One or two are African.

Not sure about the rest.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Battara
Ok that's what I was thinking. Thanks.

Ok that's what I was thinking. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th November 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Battara
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
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
Replies: 12
Views: 763
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: 823
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: 823
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
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Battara
Dropping to $180 + shipping.

Dropping to $180 + shipping.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Battara
I agree - not Moro.

I agree - not Moro.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Battara
My thoughts exactly Kai.

My thoughts exactly Kai.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
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: 9
Views: 1,007
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: 1,466
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: 15
Views: 1,116
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: 1,148
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: 15
Views: 1,116
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: 6,194
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: 1,281
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: 1,466
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: 838
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: 730
Posted By Battara
Iíd say Sumatran.

Iíd say Sumatran.
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