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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Battara
That is why I mentioned Sita (or the Balinese...

That is why I mentioned Sita (or the Balinese name equivalent) since she is from the Ramayana, a version of which is hugely historically and religiously popular and important in Bali.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,633
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian. I would also note that this...

I agree with Ian. I would also note that this was made for returning GIs at that time. The thickness of the hilt and style of carving also shows a later vintage.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Battara
That's a good question Ian. I don't know for...

That's a good question Ian. I don't know for sure. I know Bali uses arsenic in etching their keris blades.

One thing is for sure - often even the copper/gold mix of suassa has some silver content...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Battara
I too Ian, my kris that once belonged to Datu...

I too Ian, my kris that once belonged to Datu Piang that has a solid suassa hilt (with solid yellow gold accents) was once black! I thought it was silver until I polished it and found the solid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Battara
Well in any case............I love...

Well in any case............I love it.............I want one............. :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Battara
Could this be Sita, then consort to Rama?

Could this be Sita, then consort to Rama?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Battara
I it possible that it's a form of swassa, but...

I it possible that it's a form of swassa, but then I would expect a more copper hue. It could be a form of very red brass, but not seen that before. I have seen silver copper alloys look like this,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Battara
I like the blade. Hard to tell if such blades...

I like the blade. Hard to tell if such blades are rare or not: not all kukri blades are etched. They are harder to find though....

The style of hilt makes me think it is early 20th century, but I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 382
Posted By Battara
I was going to say that this is a much later...

I was going to say that this is a much later creation - I have seen a number of these in chiseled brass with this level of craftsmanship.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Battara
The metal looks to be low silver/copper alloy.

The metal looks to be low silver/copper alloy.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th February 2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By Battara
From what I can see in the pictures, this...

From what I can see in the pictures, this scabbard, especially the wrangka, is pelet wood.

I will say though that I have heard that pelet wood is becoming endangered and good quality has been hard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Battara
I agree that these are WWII 40s. Yes one is...

I agree that these are WWII 40s. Yes one is aluminum which was in abundance from downed planes back then.

The other seems to have white metal (nickel/copper alloy) with one thin strip of silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Battara
I am also in agreement with not just better...

I am also in agreement with not just better lighting, but also larger pictures of each for details.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By Battara
Thank you so much Alan for elaborating on this: I...

Thank you so much Alan for elaborating on this: I have always wondered and now your explanation fills in a lot of holes for us (and especially me :D ).
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th February 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By Battara
If I remember right, it is the color of the...

If I remember right, it is the color of the stones that has talismanic and/or spiritual significance in Balinese pieces. Thus you see a lot of blue sapphires, red rubies, or black stones, or at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Battara
I would place the kothimora kukri at perhaps the...

I would place the kothimora kukri at perhaps the mid-20th century.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Battara
This may well be Scottish, but made in the early...

This may well be Scottish, but made in the early 19th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Battara
.....of course if I keep my job Iíll have money...

.....of course if I keep my job Iíll have money to buy more toys.......hmm......🤔
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Battara
I might be there - some things have come up at...

I might be there - some things have come up at work recently.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Battara
Also with a shamshir, there is a technique of...

Also with a shamshir, there is a technique of bringing the sword around your head inside the curve quickly, bisecting the line for a quicker slash on the outside of the curve. Much faster than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Battara
David is correct. In fact, none of these kris...

David is correct. In fact, none of these kris are junggayan. All but 2 of the above krises so far are considered danganan pommel styles (and one of these kris isn't even Moro but Malaysian).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By Battara
I'm with Kai on this. In fact I like the...

I'm with Kai on this. In fact I like the laminations on this even better!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Battara
Aslan, I agree with you that the blade is...

Aslan, I agree with you that the blade is Maranao. The okir on the hilt mounts also look Maguindanao or Maranao (sometimes difficult to tell being next to each other).

Kai, sometimes Maranao...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Battara
Of only do I like this, but I have heard that...

Of only do I like this, but I have heard that these were used by priests.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Battara
Uh.......well.........this looks like this is a...

Uh.......well.........this looks like this is a modern copy of an India kora.


Sorry....... :(
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