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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Battara
Very nice. I like this.

Very nice. I like this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2022, 09:19 PM
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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, 06:46 PM
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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, 02:26 AM
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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, 02:25 AM
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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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
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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.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2022, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Battara
As requested a while back, here are closeups of...

As requested a while back, here are closeups of the blade on my kris:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 02:52 AM
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Posted By Battara
In the tip of Xasterix's kris blade it does look...

In the tip of Xasterix's kris blade it does look like laminaton. Sometimes an etch will not reveal this because the steels are too close in carbon content, but etching will usually bring most of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 06:38 PM
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Views: 2,420
Posted By Battara
There is another possibility that occurs to me...

There is another possibility that occurs to me years later - could what I have be hippo ivory, because the grain structure is not elephant.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Battara
I'll try to get pics this weekend.

I'll try to get pics this weekend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 12:08 AM
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Views: 627
Posted By Battara
I would generally agree Jeff, but it would be...

I would generally agree Jeff, but it would be more helpful to see the actual pictures when you see it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By Battara
Rob you bring up a very good point (all puns...

Rob you bring up a very good point (all puns intended :D). The tip is not the standard Moro tip nor is the over all profile angle of the blade itself.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 04:18 AM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By Battara
Rob you are on the money! The mid ridge should...

Rob you are on the money! The mid ridge should parallel the waves of the blade in a forged blade.

Some plain stock removal can be rough, but I've seen later kris and gunong have mono-steel stock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Battara
Here is one of my kris that although being 17c,...

Here is one of my kris that although being 17c, has a mono-steel blade. Hilt is made of sea cow ivory, silver, and swassa. The asana-asang is silver also.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2022, 11:42 PM
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Views: 2,420
Posted By Battara
Kai I agree with your dating of the blade. My...

Kai I agree with your dating of the blade. My nearly identical blade has lamination, and thus I would put mine at a little earlier.

Xasterix, I would agree that this type of peening or nail is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By Battara
I forgot to mention that the okir on your gunong...

I forgot to mention that the okir on your gunong looks Maranao tribe to me. The blade is not forged like this but appears to be by stock removal. Nice burl wood scabbard and pommel.

Are the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2022, 11:24 PM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By Battara
I might place this in the 1920s-1930s. The later...

I might place this in the 1920s-1930s. The later it got in time, the bigger they sometimes got.

Here is one of mine that probably belonged to a sultan. It has sheets of chased gold on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2022, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Battara
From the top of the blade, the okie, and the...

From the top of the blade, the okie, and the scabbard, this was originally a Maguindanao kris that might have belonged to a datu, but rehilted and "roped" at a later time.

I LOVE the blade. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2022, 11:44 PM
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Views: 982
Posted By Battara
Picture please Ian?

Picture please Ian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2022, 08:26 PM
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Views: 982
Posted By Battara
Charles I love the carving on the long one.

Charles I love the carving on the long one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Battara
I love the silver work and carving. This is the...

I love the silver work and carving. This is the best repousse work I have ever seen on a dha!

I remember this up close and it is more impressive in person.

Could the plain bands be later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By Battara
I thought as much. Thank you so much for your...

I thought as much. Thank you so much for your confirmation. Maraming salamat! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,638
Posted By Battara
Are the blades flexible?

Are the blades flexible?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By Battara
Nice example Xasterix! I think you might be...

Nice example Xasterix! I think you might be right - usually one doesn't see a large tiger bell unless it is for talismanic.

Is there a status reason why the hilts are bronze/brass?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,267
Posted By Battara
I will only add that the green one may have...

I will only add that the green one may have belonged to a hajji - a Muslim who made the hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca.
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