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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Battara
Huge blade.

Huge blade.
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2022, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Battara
Looks similar to French artillery swords of the...

Looks similar to French artillery swords of the mid 1800s
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Battara
I may be wrong but I usually associate a kilij...

I may be wrong but I usually associate a kilij with a thinner blade while the pala is later (19c for example) with a wider blade like the two you show here. None of these are fakes and look honest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2022, 08:49 AM
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Views: 580
Posted By Battara
Well that might explain the type of decor...

Well that might explain the type of decor technique used. Often used in the Middle East and into the north India region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2022, 08:47 AM
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Views: 647
Posted By Battara
Another good point (like the one on top of my...

Another good point (like the one on top of my head :D).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2022, 05:35 AM
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Posted By Battara
Here, Here! :D

Here, Here! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 03:40 AM
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Views: 652
Posted By Battara
The turquoise and overall shape reminds me of...

The turquoise and overall shape reminds me of Bukharan work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2022, 03:38 AM
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Views: 647
Posted By Battara
Normally I'm for restoration, but in this case, I...

Normally I'm for restoration, but in this case, I think this is an exception. Keep it as is for the history and provenance. Besides, it is beyond good reasonable restoration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Battara
Kai is right in his assessment. Horn is tough...

Kai is right in his assessment. Horn is tough stuff. Sometimes on higher ranked pieces you might find metal like brass or steel/iron rapping the bottom.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2022, 01:36 AM
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Views: 941
Posted By Battara
I think Kino is right - my guess - carabao horn,...

I think Kino is right - my guess - carabao horn, which was not unusual for these pieces.

Thank you for posting these pics. Maybe in a couple of years I will make it to see you at Baltimore again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Battara
I would say all are from the Philippines. The...

I would say all are from the Philippines. The figural one I have seen before and is also Igorot, but not sure from what tribe. I believe it represents an ancestor.

All very nice and in great...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Battara
You bring up a good point (every pun intended :D)

You bring up a good point (every pun intended :D)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2022, 04:45 AM
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Views: 1,424
Posted By Battara
I had one of these with Urdu on it the was made...

I had one of these with Urdu on it the was made in the 1960s - several decades also therefore also.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2022, 02:28 AM
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Views: 1,424
Posted By Battara
I like the koftgari, but yes I have seen several...

I like the koftgari, but yes I have seen several of these on the market, new work from India.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Battara
You did a great job! Yeah type of oxidation is...

You did a great job! Yeah type of oxidation is difficult to get off.

This is perhaps the best example of these I have ever seen!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Battara
Is the metal work steel or silver?

Is the metal work steel or silver?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2022, 12:19 AM
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Views: 1,184
Posted By Battara
I will admit that the blade does look later than...

I will admit that the blade does look later than the rest of the piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Battara
I would say yes this is a stylized makara. Looks...

I would say yes this is a stylized makara. Looks similar to some Nias makers pommels I've seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By Battara
Ok that makes sense. I LOVE the horse head...

Ok that makes sense. I LOVE the horse head pommels and the great silver repousse work! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 07:28 PM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By Battara
Very nice. I like this.

Very nice. I like this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Battara
Kino has a point. Might be earlier with latter...

Kino has a point. Might be earlier with latter additions. They are nicely done in any case.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Battara
I guess the question is are the white metal parts...

I guess the question is are the white metal parts aluminum or silver or nickel-copper alloy? They look aluminum to me and this wasn't in ample supply until WW2. Brass/bronze has always been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Battara
Very nice with aluminum(?) mounts. The head...

Very nice with aluminum(?) mounts. The head could be that of Bakunawa from the Visayas. Post WW2 looks like.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,960
Posted By Battara
That is a very good point, and so only the heat...

That is a very good point, and so only the heat tempering would show then.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,034
Posted By Battara
I LOVE that double twist core! :D Yes I...

I LOVE that double twist core! :D

Yes I agree about being an archaic blade. The hilt appears later. As a whole it seems Sulu region in origin.
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