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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2018, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Battara
How interesting! And very complete.

How interesting!

And very complete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! :D The scabbard...

Welcome to our little forum! :D

The scabbard mounts look modern Indian to me (better pictures would help) as well as the velvet condition.

I have not quite seen these from the Balkans, but I do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Battara
I might also place this blade as Visayan or even...

I might also place this blade as Visayan or even Ilokano due to the type of "okir" floral motif inlays. The style of luks in the blade and the "ganga" also make me think this, though these are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Battara
No offense, just a note of how they borrow to...

No offense, just a note of how they borrow to create new items and ideas. Babylon 5 Minbari comes from the minbar, which you would find in any mosque, while their culture is very Japanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Battara
Lantaka with 3 Barrels!

Greetings!


Here is a lantaka I lost at auction.:(

It is a rare 3 barrel lantaka. After examination (and asking for more pictures) I have determined that this lantaka is:

1. a real (vs fake or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,705
Posted By Battara
One can find bunti, narra, etc all over the...

One can find bunti, narra, etc all over the southern Philippines, and if not available in a particular region (like the high mountains for example) then trade is not too far away.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By Battara
Kuba Ceremonial Axe

Greetings,

Our local Speed Museum got upgraded and I found somethings not displayed before, like these Songye ceremonial axes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Battara
Songye Ceremonial Axes

Greetings,

Our local Speed Museum got upgraded and I found somethings not displayed before, like these Songye ceremonial axes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Battara
And more:

And more:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Battara
Japanese Matchlock

Greetings,

Our local Speed Museum got upgraded and I found somethings not displayed before, like this Japanese matchlock.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Battara
Though not a weapon, this character is wearing an...

Though not a weapon, this character is wearing an Igorot boar tusk arm bracelet on the bag.

There might be other things you see that I missed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Battara
Star Wars Borrowing from Ethnography

Greetings folks,


There was a Star Wars costume exhibit in Cincinnati a couple of years ago (and yes I'm just getting to post now).

Some of the garb was taken literally from ethnography. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By Battara
Ilongot Shield

Greetings folks,


Here is an unusual Ilongot shield that is unusual. Being thin is typical of these shields, but being partially decorated in repoused bronze - this I have never seen. Must have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Battara
Here is a picture of a similar piece (letter A)...

Here is a picture of a similar piece (letter A) alongside other Visayan pieces for size comparison.

Picture comes from Migueldiaz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,142
Posted By Battara
Thank you. I do the best I can with what I have....

Thank you. I do the best I can with what I have. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd September 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By Battara
Originally I learned that those who wore these...

Originally I learned that those who wore these hats worked for the Spanish authorities in the 1800s.

This weekend my father (a Tagalog) informed me that men of the Katipunan wore these hats also. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Battara
Nice and unique stuff! (and you look the same as...

Nice and unique stuff! (and you look the same as you did years ago!)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Battara
Sajen is right again! This belongs to the...

Sajen is right again! This belongs to the lowlanders on Panay island.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Battara
To me it looks like the description is...

To me it looks like the description is right............
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Battara
Thatís one honking big tenegre! 😳

Thatís one honking big tenegre! 😳
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Battara
Two of those lantakas look like they could have...

Two of those lantakas look like they could have been made in Borneo, Indonesia at least.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Battara
Lantakas, Moro and otherwise

Greetings folks,

Just thought I'd share some articles on lantakas:

One is specifically on Moro small and mini-antakas and the other is on lantakas in the Malayian/Indonesian/Philippines...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 83,335
Posted By Battara
Oh I agree. This looks either to be a new...

Oh I agree. This looks either to be a new replica or a newly minted piece. English style not Scottish.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By Battara
Must admit I do like the wood carvings. :)

Must admit I do like the wood carvings. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Battara
FANTASTIC! 😃 Great info and now we may...

FANTASTIC! 😃

Great info and now we may have answered the riddle of purpose and meaning to this type of blade.

Great work!

Maraming Salamat Robert!
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