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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Battara
The scabbard does look like the Maranao scabbards...

The scabbard does look like the Maranao scabbards made for Maranao barongs.

I have seen these occasionally, even once a silver inlaid spear head mounted onto a silver kris hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2020, 02:10 AM
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Posted By Battara
I am leaning toward Bagobo due to the bead work...

I am leaning toward Bagobo due to the bead work on the cloth.

However, I say this cautiously due to the fact that there are so few T'boli small knife examples. Both tribes are close and trade with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Battara
I agree - Bontoc axe. The handle might not be...

I agree - Bontoc axe.

The handle might not be repurposed furniture but authentic.

My understanding is like yours - the spike on the back is for placing into the ground so that the edge is up...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Battara
So Jim are you saying that this blade is older...

So Jim are you saying that this blade is older than the basket?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Battara
This again proves a lot of trade between...

This again proves a lot of trade between Philippine groups. Fascinating isn't it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Battara
Xasterix, the Maguindanao pommel looks like aged...

Xasterix, the Maguindanao pommel looks like aged Mother-of-Pearl in silver frames to me. I have seen it darken like this.

The other pommels are ivory. The red coloration is the result of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Battara
Yeah they always call these "parade"...

Yeah they always call these "parade" shields. Not sure why........ :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Battara
Oh I see - I missed that. Thanks. So the...

Oh I see - I missed that. Thanks.

So the so-called Ottoman "Parade" shields are actually run of the mill Ottoman shields...............
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Battara
If this is Kurdish, then what does a Turkish...

If this is Kurdish, then what does a Turkish shied look like?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Battara
Also looks like an ivory and silver scabbard, and...

Also looks like an ivory and silver scabbard, and a horn and suassa ferrule.

Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Battara
Thought I'd lighten up the picture for you Kubur.

Thought I'd lighten up the picture for you Kubur.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Battara
Not sure if this helps but these hilts were in...

Not sure if this helps but these hilts were in use through the American Revolution.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Battara
Ah................I acquired mine after the...

Ah................I acquired mine after the exhibition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 11:51 PM
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Views: 778
Posted By Battara
I guess there are a number of Datu Piang kris...

I guess there are a number of Datu Piang kris around. I have 2 for example. Ian's your's is the third.

BTW Gustav, I also look at the pattern of the back of the ganga as well as the front,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Battara
Thank you Marbel for confirming my suspicions.

Thank you Marbel for confirming my suspicions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 04:45 PM
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Views: 745
Posted By Battara
Bangkaya is this type of blade typical of...

Bangkaya is this type of blade typical of Pangasinan blades?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Battara
Very nice example. Based on the patina I would...

Very nice example.

Based on the patina I would say that there is a mix of bronze dots on the bottom and silver dots on the top.

Ian and Marbel - would you say that the addition of beads on T'boli...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Battara
I would say Sulu from the late 19c - early 20c.

I would say Sulu from the late 19c - early 20c.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th September 2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Battara
I have seen scarification up close on Nigerian...

I have seen scarification up close on Nigerian fellow students (a sign of not ever being a slave nor their family).

Interesting to see the tools used. Must be crazy painful though. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Battara
This is a Maranao 1960s-1980s kris.

This is a Maranao 1960s-1980s kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Battara
Perhaps. I also look at function - the formation...

Perhaps. I also look at function - the formation of the joint end makes for a good and natural hand stop like a yataghan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Battara
Recent Research on New Guinea Bone Daggers

Greetings,

Though not my area, these bone daggers I do find interesting. Here is a recent research article (which I turned into a pdf file) and a link to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Battara
You know, a lot of your answers and details can...

You know, a lot of your answers and details can be found on the search engine of this site.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By Battara
I would agree that the blade is Sulu, but the...

I would agree that the blade is Sulu, but the whole thing was made in the 1950s up through today.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Battara
I would say close. This might in fact be...

I would say close. This might in fact be Maguindanao based on the ganga, hilt, and scabbard top.
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