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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:34 AM
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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 Today, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Battara
One part includes "Allah" in it, and...

One part includes "Allah" in it, and another part says "Made in China" :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Battara
Please post a picture of the entire piece.

Please post a picture of the entire piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Battara
Please show a picture of the whole piece so that...

Please show a picture of the whole piece so that you may gain more feedback.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Battara
I just found out that this is an active auction...

I just found out that this is an active auction on eBay, which is against the forum rules.

Therefore I will close this thread till further notice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Battara
Ah...........not unusual either.

Ah...........not unusual either.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Battara
Thanks guys! :D

Thanks guys! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Battara
It is from the Maguindanao tribe on the east...

It is from the Maguindanao tribe on the east coast of Mindanao. I would also say early 1900s. The baka-baka clamps might be silver also though they need to be cleaned or tested to be sure. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 920
Posted By Battara
I'm of 2 opposing opinions: 1. I am fascinated...

I'm of 2 opposing opinions:

1. I am fascinated by scientific exploration of the shooting of these weapons

2. I am highly cautious because of the aging of metals. I will never shoot off my Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 920
Posted By Battara
SchildaBrit is right - if we can't be civil and...

SchildaBrit is right - if we can't be civil and not call people names, then I will shut down this thread.

Opinions are fine, but please keep this to the subject at hand.
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Battara
Mysterious Medieval Sword

Greetings folks,

Thought this little article would be of interest (if it wasn't posted before):


Medieval Sword Carries Mysterious Inscription

By Elizabeth Palermo August 11, 2015

This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By Battara
This does look like it was a lantaka that was cut...

This does look like it was a lantaka that was cut and modified to this form.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By Battara
I agree with the call for close ups. They don't...

I agree with the call for close ups. They don't look like traditional antique lantaks to me, but more late 19thc - early 20thc. IF the second one is an old lantaka, it is such that the lantaka was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,436
Posted By Battara
I agree - Yakan

I agree - Yakan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,700
Posted By Battara
Folks I am going to make one warning that that's...

Folks I am going to make one warning that that's it.

We cannot get personal here on this thread of forum.

If I see this again, the offender(s) will be edited out and the punishment will be severe.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th March 2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Battara
Ariel you have PM

Ariel you have PM
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Battara
Wow! I was thinking that this is Sulu based on...

Wow! I was thinking that this is Sulu based on the front and back of the ganga, and the motifs on the swassa bands.

Age? - This has aspects of the late 1700s (ganga line, the band motifs) but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,994
Posted By Battara
Thank you folks! Kwiatek, thank you. I didn't...

Thank you folks!

Kwiatek, thank you. I didn't know that there were owner's tughras. I thought tughras had to be royal ones.

I learned.

I agree Ariel - these corals are Focha, thank you.

And...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Battara
It looks cast rather than forged. Could this be...

It looks cast rather than forged. Could this be a decorative modern make?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Battara
Fascinating that they still use these.

Fascinating that they still use these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Battara
Could be Filipino. If it is, it might be Tagalog...

Could be Filipino. If it is, it might be Tagalog (I have a similar piece) from Luzon, and from the time of the turn of the 20th century. The engraving under the guard looks like a form of okir....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,994
Posted By Battara
Thank you so much! Is there anyone who can...

Thank you so much!

Is there anyone who can translate this?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,994
Posted By Battara
Since this thread i've tried and tried to compare...

Since this thread i've tried and tried to compare the tughra with the Ottoman Sultan tughras and am stumped. A couple of possibilities but nothing firm.

Is there anyone who can translate the bottom...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,741
Posted By Battara
I was going to say that the blade and the cap...

I was going to say that the blade and the cap mounts look odd to me for Ilokos. Thanks for clarifying this confirmation.
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