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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Battara
The repousse on these pieces is wonderful!

The repousse on these pieces is wonderful!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 02:55 AM
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Posted By Battara
Yes I agree with Rick, the hilt looks Visayan to...

Yes I agree with Rick, the hilt looks Visayan to me with some modifications. The scabbard does look Moro-ish to me and this would not be shocking since the regions in question are right next to each...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Battara
Here is a Sulu kris I have, early, with an...

Here is a Sulu kris I have, early, with an interesting double twist core.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 04:14 AM
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Posted By Battara
This is one gunong (that was stolen years ago)...

This is one gunong (that was stolen years ago) that I had with a very tight lamination:
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Battara
Looks European to me - sending this to the...

Looks European to me - sending this to the European side.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By Battara
I thank you for the updated correction Xasterix. ...

I thank you for the updated correction Xasterix.

Maraming Salamat! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 11:55 PM
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Posted By Battara
I modified the picture for easier reading and...

I modified the picture for easier reading and rotated it to the correct position.

Looks nearly Kufic, and I wonder if it is a Persian parade sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Battara
I'm still trying to figure out why the "elbow" -...

I'm still trying to figure out why the "elbow" - is it to relieve the stress of impact?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 108
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Posted By Battara
Guys I'm going to stop this right here. It...

Guys I'm going to stop this right here.

It is one thing to debate the issues, it is another to get nasty and overreact. We are moving in that direction so I will call for a break and take a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Battara
Not unheard of to trade these pieces between...

Not unheard of to trade these pieces between tribes.

This is a Maguindanao kris/kalis from the beginning of the 20th century. This is a more common form and not a datu style piece, or if it is,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Battara
On one side of the blade is what I think is a...

On one side of the blade is what I think is a bismillah, one of the names of Allah.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By Battara
Oh I think tailbong came from Cebu too.

Oh I think tailbong came from Cebu too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 08:10 PM
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Views: 1,422
Posted By Battara
I agree and it is uncommon to see this type of...

I agree and it is uncommon to see this type of floral blade engravings (though some even have brass inlay).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,519
Posted By Battara
Please don't just post a link but upload the...

Please don't just post a link but upload the pictures. Links disappear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Battara
That's so upsetting! :mad: Hope you get...

That's so upsetting! :mad:


Hope you get it back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Battara
This could be Madhist from around Sudan.

This could be Madhist from around Sudan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2021, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Battara
It looks Bagobo to me, especially the design of...

It looks Bagobo to me, especially the design of the bead work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Battara
Obviously these are highly rusted, but the left...

Obviously these are highly rusted, but the left one is a type of spear, and the bottom is a type of khanjar hilt, which may have had some kind of koftgari decoration on it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By Battara
This is a post WW2 piece. The mounts are...

This is a post WW2 piece. The mounts are aluminum and the other missing pieces probably bone like the rest on the hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By Battara
With the patina missing, I would suggest the...

With the patina missing, I would suggest the "silver" are in fact nickel/copper alloy "German Silver".

Based on the patina and lack of vessicals on the pommel, I too think this is ivory.

On...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Battara
An interesting knife. Looks like it might have...

An interesting knife. Looks like it might have been sharpened nearly straight, thus it might have had a "belly" like the kukri at one time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By Battara
The six pointed star is usually the "Seal of...

The six pointed star is usually the "Seal of Suliman" (Solomon) which is talismanic to ward off evil influences and demons.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By Battara
Your kris is indeed datu class, is Maguindanao in...

Your kris is indeed datu class, is Maguindanao in origin, and from the 1920s - 1940s. The mounts might be silver wash (possibly white metal) and the brown hilt bands are copper (possibly brass).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By Battara
One part includes "Allah" in it, and another part...

One part includes "Allah" in it, and another part says "Made in China" :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By Battara
This I would put much later, like the 1960s...

This I would put much later, like the 1960s upward. I noticed that the waves, "luks", do not alternate but match each other on the opposite sides, which is not Moro traditionally.

All else is...
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