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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Battara
I will make a note: many barongs and kris have...

I will make a note: many barongs and kris have missing pommels, it would appear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Battara
Here are some close ups:

Here are some close ups:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Battara
So I replaced the missing brass inlay on the...

So I replaced the missing brass inlay on the blade, made a horn spacer, and made the silver pommel (before there were any pictures of such a thing), and a scabbard for it:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Battara
Here are the pictures of how I got it from Ian:

Here are the pictures of how I got it from Ian:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Battara
I was so happy to work o Ian's barong. I agree...

I was so happy to work o Ian's barong.

I agree your's probably had ivory, wood, or even horn on the pommel.

And yes, sperm whale tooth is a form of ivory, and it is not unheard of to use sperm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Battara
Ah but it was a good death. :D

Ah but it was a good death. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Battara
Oh thank you, thank you! That was also horrible!...

Oh thank you, thank you! That was also horrible! Nothing like good PUN-ishment! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Battara
I agree that that newer kris is more recent and...

I agree that that newer kris is more recent and perhaps Sulu. The Maguindanao kris seems to be the oldest of the lot.

The "Maranao" kris might also be actually Maguindanao as well (based on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Battara
........and is it woolly like a llama? :D

........and is it woolly like a llama? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Battara
I can see what you mean Ian. The quality of the...

I can see what you mean Ian. The quality of the repousse on the dha is of very low quality.

You can also go to a jeweler and have them test the metals.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Battara
Need close ups of the blade to be sure. ...

Need close ups of the blade to be sure.

Usually this type of blade doesn't have a twist core. It appears to be Maguindanao in origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Battara
Rick is right. These photo bucket sites and...

Rick is right. These photo bucket sites and others like this disappear or the pictures disappear, so upload them please to the forum here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Battara
I agree with all Ian said. One other...

I agree with all Ian said.

One other possibility is that there was a little semblance of a "tail" crest that was broken off and then the remnants carved out. I base this possibility on the was the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Battara
I see your point. It did have a silver okir...

I see your point. It did have a silver okir chased panel on both sides, with more silver inlay originally.

What you said explains the Maranao looking okir work on a Maguindanao hilt and scabbard. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Battara
That barong looks like a sipput barong with that...

That barong looks like a sipput barong with that slender blade. Might be from Palawan where they are made. I like the striped laminations.

You did a nice job of of clean up.

Also the "Chinese"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Battara
Xasterix, interesting Maguindanao kris. I like...

Xasterix, interesting Maguindanao kris. I like the modern silver mounts on the hilt and scabbard.

Were there silver dot inlays in the blade or a silver okir panel there?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Battara
As Ian said please post pictures of the whole...

As Ian said please post pictures of the whole thing!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Battara
David, yes I consider WWII more recent, though I...

David, yes I consider WWII more recent, though I guess I should be more precise.

Welcome back and mabuhay! Would you say that the pommel carvings are WWII or later?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Battara
I have seen a number of these in the past few...

I have seen a number of these in the past few years. Seems the hilts are more recent carvings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Battara
Great!

Great!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian on everything but one. The chop...

I agree with Ian on everything but one. The chop marks on the blade need to be checked out by someone who knows Chinese. There have been several times when such chop marks are actually nonsense to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Battara
I'm thinking that the barong itself is not...

I'm thinking that the barong itself is not Palawano like the scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Battara
I also wonder if this is from the Borneo Moros...

I also wonder if this is from the Borneo Moros based on the scabbard style and dimensions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Battara
I agree so far. Never seen a scarf weld or...

I agree so far. Never seen a scarf weld or damage like this except for cannon shots. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By Battara
I mentioned that to my brother-in-law Rick.

I mentioned that to my brother-in-law Rick.
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