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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Battara
I would guess Philippines or Indonesia. If...

I would guess Philippines or Indonesia. If Philippines, then they come from the Igorot tribes in the north. These are boar's tusks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Battara
This appears to be 4-in-1 chainmaille that was...

This appears to be 4-in-1 chainmaille that was common. The links seem to be made of steel so I would guess Ottoman or possibly India (less likely Persia). Not European.
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 899
Posted By Battara
Jim I had no idea that 19c blades were re-hilted...

Jim I had no idea that 19c blades were re-hilted with the older hilts! :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 08:53 PM
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Views: 272
Posted By Battara
Nice piece. I will say that I noticed the okir...

Nice piece. I will say that I noticed the okir on the blade is not a tight as turn of the century Maguindanao blades of this type.
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 899
Posted By Battara
Once again Jim, I bow in your presence! :D

Once again Jim, I bow in your presence! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Battara
I LOVE the silver work on this kothimora! And...

I LOVE the silver work on this kothimora! And how wonderful to have provenance! :D
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2021, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Battara
........and some had their blades broken down and...

........and some had their blades broken down and used to make Scottish dirks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2021, 12:02 AM
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Views: 12,915
Posted By Battara
This is just for after the etching and to stop...

This is just for after the etching and to stop the etch ing process. You can leave it there for a couple of seconds to minutes, and then take the solution of water ad baking soda off.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 899
Posted By Battara
What a nice piece. You are right - some of these...

What a nice piece. You are right - some of these did not have that wrist guard. What is also nice is that the original patina and japanation is on the surface of the basket, and it hasn't been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Battara
Thank you Detlef for the links. What threw me for...

Thank you Detlef for the links. What threw me for a loop was the hilt: 1. how it was scored, 2. how the cross guard is made in the form of an "X" (though one could argue that it fits Philippine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Battara
Thank you folks. I'll land on Luzon, but musty...

Thank you folks. I'll land on Luzon, but musty admit that I haven't seen a copper knife like this from the Philippines, or any PI knife like this.

However, I agree with the copper being used to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By Battara
David I will agree with you on the junggayan form...

David I will agree with you on the junggayan form being a sarimanok. Sari in Tagalog was not so much a clothing but meaning a various something, like "sari-sari" meaning something like "a little bit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Battara
Copper Dagger - from where?

Greetings folks,

I got this copper dagger several months ago. The blade is all copper and so are the mounts. The initials "FDM" are engraved onto one side of the blade.

I have no idea where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By Battara
There are still kris and barong, etc. that are...

There are still kris and barong, etc. that are not made for tourists but for using, but they are different in style and in quality. The craftsmen are much fewer today than they were a century ago in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 04:45 PM
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Views: 40,365
Posted By Battara
Long ago I almost used 1890 fighting barong (my...

Long ago I almost used 1890 fighting barong (my first antique piece) in defending my wife and myself against someone who I thought would break down our door. Fortunately (for him) he did not come...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By Battara
The problem with aluminum is that it was a very...

The problem with aluminum is that it was a very difficult process to extract it from bauxite ore, so up to then it was almost a precious metal of sorts. Thus US and Germans used it for special...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Battara
It's an actual snake head on top - kind of looks...

It's an actual snake head on top - kind of looks like a Chinese Filipino to me (Chinese presence in the PI for 1000 years).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By Battara
Thanks Ian. I've often wondered if they are...

Thanks Ian. I've often wondered if they are related.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By Battara
The scabbard and blade looks Maguindanao to me,...

The scabbard and blade looks Maguindanao to me, and maybe the hilt as well. But the wrap was done later and the aluminum mounts might have replaced silver mounts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By Battara
I think the other name is not itak but tabak. ...

I think the other name is not itak but tabak.

Yeah I still question the term katana for this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Battara
Sure. The blade is 9.5 inches long. ...

Sure.

The blade is 9.5 inches long.

Here are the pre-restoration pictures:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By Battara
Pampangan Katipunan Bolo/Itak

Greetings folks,

Here are pictures of a bolo/itak from Pampangas with a flower/sun on the butt of the hilt and on the scabbard. Unfortunately the scabbard shrank over the years and won't fit the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Battara
PI 1st Republic Dagger Bone Snake

Greetings folks,

Been a while since I posted something new. I got this off of eBay a while back, so it took a while to find time to restore this. The original tang was cut and the silver cap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By Battara
Oh this is indeed a modern fantasy with new...

Oh this is indeed a modern fantasy with new engraving. Yeah - artificial patina
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By Battara
I thought it was more talismanic. :confused:

I thought it was more talismanic. :confused:
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