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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Battara
I like this type a lot! Have the discs at the...

I like this type a lot!

Have the discs at the top tested by a jeweler to see if they are suassa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Battara
This is nice. It's not copper showing through...

This is nice.

It's not copper showing through as in it is silver plated, but the patina cue to the copper alloyed into the silver. Without the copper added, the silver would be way too soft to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Battara
It could also be oxidation. Some alloys of...

It could also be oxidation. Some alloys of silver have copper that can give a yellow tinge when oxidized before it goes brown and then black.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Battara
On the money. This is exactly what it says. I...

On the money. This is exactly what it says. I didn't know it was a city in Crete. Merci!

(BTW - I can still read a little ancient Biblical Greek......)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Battara
It does look to me based on the patina and color...

It does look to me based on the patina and color hue that the triple crown at the base is brass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Battara
Oh I started out knowing cock-a-doodle-squat! ...

Oh I started out knowing cock-a-doodle-squat! But the more I researched both here and on my own, the more I learned.

So the idea behind this forum is for all of us to learn. No one knows it all. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,673
Posted By Battara
Very nice! Unusual to have a hanger assembly on...

Very nice! Unusual to have a hanger assembly on the back of the scabbard. Very nice workmanship on the front and throat of the scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th November 2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Battara
Never heard nor seen of such a thing. I'm not...

Never heard nor seen of such a thing.

I'm not that good. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Battara
I would say yes, and to possibly pin it down...

I would say yes, and to possibly pin it down further it looks like it could be from around the Black Sea region of what is now Turkey.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Battara
I agree with David due to the fact that some...

I agree with David due to the fact that some areas that don't have a lot of quality steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
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, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
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, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
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, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
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, 02:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
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, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
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, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
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, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
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, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
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, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By Battara
Ah................I acquired mine after the...

Ah................I acquired mine after the exhibition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
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 2nd October 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By Battara
Thank you Marbel for confirming my suspicions.

Thank you Marbel for confirming my suspicions.
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