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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Battara
Looks Qajar period, so I agree with 19c.

Looks Qajar period, so I agree with 19c.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Battara
I have seen these made in the 1960s and from Jolo...

I have seen these made in the 1960s and from Jolo (even though the front of the ganga could look Maguindanao).

What makes it look newer?:

1. the type of hilt wrap used
2. MOP was used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Battara
I agree with David. In fact, I'd say Maguindanao...

I agree with David. In fact, I'd say Maguindanao tribe on Mindanao Island - Philippines and from the late 19c.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Battara
The Oriental-Arms example was long ago and with...

The Oriental-Arms example was long ago and with better understanding years later, it now might be considered souvenir class.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Battara
Great old ones too!

Great old ones too!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By Battara
It's carabao horn for sure.

It's carabao horn for sure.
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2022, 04:08 AM
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Views: 976
Posted By Battara
I don't think this is an archaic sgian dubh. The...

I don't think this is an archaic sgian dubh. The notches don't look right and the finger places don't look right either. Post-Victorian sgian dubhs changed more to the curvature of the calf muscle....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,444
Posted By Battara
Only testing will tell for sure. However,...

Only testing will tell for sure.

However, by the hue of the metal, I'm actually leaning toward copper.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By Battara
Maraming salamat Xasterix! :D All very good...

Maraming salamat Xasterix! :D

All very good points!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By Battara
I'm confused though - why so thin?

I'm confused though - why so thin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Battara
Folks, nice fabrics but the textiles need to be...

Folks, nice fabrics but the textiles need to be discussed separately in the Ethnographic Miscellania section. Please leave the weapons discussion only in the Ethno section.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By Battara
To answer the question of casting silver, I have...

To answer the question of casting silver, I have seen (and have) pommels like these made of cast silver, but then other detailed parts were probably soldered onto the main pommel. This is not too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By Battara
W:eek:W! Congratulations! One day when I...

W:eek:W! Congratulations!

One day when I grow up, maybe I can do the same. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2022, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Battara
Any pictures?

Any pictures?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,197
Posted By Battara
Our other tito is Ferguson - aka Tito Gunong :D

Our other tito is Ferguson - aka Tito Gunong :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By Battara
Very impressive and thank you for posting this. ...

Very impressive and thank you for posting this. Congratulations and maraming salamat!:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,197
Posted By Battara
As someone of Filipino heritage, I will do what...

As someone of Filipino heritage, I will do what Detlef says - Drac2k I officially dub you Tito Panabas! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By Battara
I agree with Kai. Looks like a form of Visayan...

I agree with Kai. Looks like a form of Visayan talibon/garab.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By Battara
And just to add there was a lot of trade in the...

And just to add there was a lot of trade in the area. Sometimes we will find a kris or other piece in the wrong area or with different tribal styles on the same piece - indicative of trade between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Battara
Thank you Oliver. I was wondering about this...

Thank you Oliver. I was wondering about this being a tourist piece due to the irregular form, the bone quality, and the form of the etchings on the blade, but wasn't sure.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th March 2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Battara
For me not this year. Hopefully next year. :(

For me not this year. Hopefully next year. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,601
Posted By Battara
I think Alan that Albert is referring to the...

I think Alan that Albert is referring to the entire blade being of some copper alloy like bronze or brass - basically a ceremonial and I doubt made for battle. Might explain the small size of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Battara
The blade looks Tagalog to me.

The blade looks Tagalog to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By Battara
Looking forward to the better pictures. What...

Looking forward to the better pictures.

What Lumad tribes are on the southern part of Palawan?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By Battara
Just a gentle reminder to please take this...

Just a gentle reminder to please take this conversation through PM or email and not on this thread. Thank you folks.
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