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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Battara
Both look late 19th century. The larger one is a...

Both look late 19th century. The larger one is a version with a different carving I haven't seen before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Battara
Looks like a variant of an Igorot (Ifugao tribe?)...

Looks like a variant of an Igorot (Ifugao tribe?) spear from the northern Philippines.

And by the way, it's spelled Filipino.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Battara
Definitely a Dayak enhanced Borneo Barong or a...

Definitely a Dayak enhanced Borneo Barong or a Moro barong with Dayak hilt. Very nice and unusual. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Battara
I'm with Ian on this. It is missing some silver...

I'm with Ian on this. It is missing some silver parts, but otherwise a nice illustrious piece. I might say Tagalog, based on some Tagalog daggers I have seen, but I need more evidence to be sure.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,983
Posted By Battara
I was told once that calamansi was also used, but...

I was told once that calamansi was also used, but the others make sense too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,869
Posted By Battara
Thanks. In other posts we have already...

Thanks. In other posts we have already established the information you mentioned. So it is great that you also corroborate this as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Battara
David, I would also add that this looks to be...

David, I would also add that this looks to be Maguindanao.
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Battara
I always thought it was a crazy and senseless...

I always thought it was a crazy and senseless war. But I also admit that I am on this side of that world culture.

The soldiers did their jobs and best.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Battara
I too am in agreement.

I too am in agreement.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,983
Posted By Battara
The only thing is that the original blades that...

The only thing is that the original blades that survived with their original etch were not blue but brownish. In fact, Moros used this old formula:

1. cover the cleaned blade with citrus juice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Battara
Very nice Detlef. And it has silver bands - you...

Very nice Detlef. And it has silver bands - you know that I love bling! 😊
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By Battara
shayde78, this is a good question. In order to...

shayde78, this is a good question. In order to place the thin ribbons of gold on the metal, the surface of the metal has to be grooved and "scratched" in order to hold the gold. Then the gold is...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Battara
Perhaps this needs to go to the Ethno section for...

Perhaps this needs to go to the Ethno section for more answers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Battara
From what I can tell I agree with Ariel - epoxy...

From what I can tell I agree with Ariel - epoxy and the cross guard is made of bronze.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By Battara
When I hear fake wootz I think of the method of...

When I hear fake wootz I think of the method of etching the blade with a wax resist so that you get a pattern that is etched into the blade that looks like wootz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Battara
Nice restoration work!

Nice restoration work!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Battara
Would the ganga have been gilded at one time?

Would the ganga have been gilded at one time?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By Battara
I'm afraid I'm with Ariel on this. It doesn't...

I'm afraid I'm with Ariel on this. It doesn't look like fake etched pattern weld to me nor does the wear and the inscription look fake to me either. The blade and inscription might be later though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Battara
More specifically, it seems more Syrian or...

More specifically, it seems more Syrian or Lebanese, both next to each other and within the Ottoman empire at one time.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Battara
I would say brass or bronze according to the...

I would say brass or bronze according to the patina I see.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Battara
Per the rules Lenny, we need at least a picture...

Per the rules Lenny, we need at least a picture of the whole thing for context.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Battara
Actually I wonder if the copper clamp might be a...

Actually I wonder if the copper clamp might be a later replacement like the wrap.

And some Maranao and Maguindanao bands were indeed nailed to the pommels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian on the Maranao late 19th - early...

I agree with Ian on the Maranao late 19th - early 20th century attribution.

The top silver band is missing and so is a bottom band, but the wrap might be original or later - hard to tell.

I also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian. Mostly kampilan like blades...

I agree with Ian. Mostly kampilan like blades seem to be used on Lumad tribes like the T'boli and the Bagobo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By Battara
David I thought of that, but there aspects of the...

David I thought of that, but there aspects of the Ganga and the forte areas that are very early and appear archaic. This blade is either an anomaly or later blade with archaic styles (unheard of so...
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