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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Battara
Bongao on Tawi-tawi Island in the Philippines,...

Bongao on Tawi-tawi Island in the Philippines, part of the old Sulu Sultanate.

Thanks for posting this especially since this has provenance.

Maraming salamat!
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Battara
I've often seen people post this theory for...

I've often seen people post this theory for years. Since I don't ride horses nor have a Scottish basket hilt pre-1800 (:(), I have no idea.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2021, 02:29 AM
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Views: 563
Posted By Battara
Here is the close up from the the duplicate...

Here is the close up from the the duplicate thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 01:07 AM
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Views: 34,305
Posted By Battara
Kai that tail okir is Maranao. Very nice.

Kai that tail okir is Maranao.

Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Battara
Oh I forgot! The pictures are great too! :D ...

Oh I forgot! The pictures are great too! :D

With Cato and others, this is an important book! Yes a second edition would be good, but perhaps a volume 2 as well.

I'll stop now since anymore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Battara
Oh don't get me wrong - I LOVE the book (and...

Oh don't get me wrong - I LOVE the book (and Lorenz was one of the biggest draws for me). I have it and it has great information from the research done in the past 20 years. Example:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Battara
I will say though that on one kris for example in...

I will say though that on one kris for example in the book, I think it is attributed to Sulu when based on pictures of Maguindanaos (and actual Maguindanao with documentation) it is actually...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By Battara
I would guess that this is a Javanese pedang. ...

I would guess that this is a Javanese pedang. Not only does the hilt look Javanese, but it would explain the Arabic writing, possibly in Jawi.

And yes the letters were acid etched. I recognize...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Battara
I love the engravings. The blade looks more...

I love the engravings.

The blade looks more Tagalog to me. Hard to see details of the hilt. Does the tang go through the end of the hilt?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
Kai one correction - I have seen many that do not...

Kai one correction - I have seen many that do not have hair holes, in fact, I would say there are more without hair holes than with.

You do make a good point though that those ceremonial/status...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Battara
To me this looks like butted and riveted 6-in-1...

To me this looks like butted and riveted 6-in-1 European chainmaille. Seems made of steel. Nobility usually owned chainmaille (unless it was taken off dead nobility from the battlefield).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,305
Posted By Battara
Here are some pre-restoration pictures of the...

Here are some pre-restoration pictures of the pommel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,305
Posted By Battara
Regarding restoration, I made the ivory tail from...

Regarding restoration, I made the ivory tail from scratch and the silver nail that helps keep it in place. Also I re-attached the middle ivory plug on top and refitted the blade and pommel.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
Ariel - usually the edges that are dark are due...

Ariel - usually the edges that are dark are due to tempering.

Indio_Ira - It seems so far that kampilans with hair are ceremonial.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Battara
The kris is Maguindanao in origin and is missing...

The kris is Maguindanao in origin and is missing the top silver band underneath the pommel.

I also think the kampilan could also be Maguindanao based on the okir oon topn the pommel. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,305
Posted By Battara
This is a nice ivory Maranao barong. I did some...

This is a nice ivory Maranao barong. I did some restoration work on this. Glad it went to a loving owner!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 54,271
Posted By Battara
Upon closer inspection the material looks like...

Upon closer inspection the material looks like really good quality bone and beautifully carved!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,677
Posted By Battara
Is your terminology Indonesian?

Is your terminology Indonesian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,163
Posted By Battara
Well what ever it says, I will agree on the Yemen...

Well what ever it says, I will agree on the Yemen (Oman?) attribution with the Seal of Solomon. This style of silver filigree work is indeed what you find in Yemen with that type of leather work on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 54,271
Posted By Battara
Gents, I love the belt buckles! And that...

Gents, I love the belt buckles!

And that bichaq - Beautiful! Stunning! Is the hilt made of ivory and the scabbard silver"?

And by the way, if you ever want to throw this away please let me know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By Battara
Oh I'm sure it does, as well as a little more...

Oh I'm sure it does, as well as a little more silver in it than others based on the hue of the color.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By Battara
All I can say is that I have seen snakes on Qajar...

All I can say is that I have seen snakes on Qajar swords before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2021, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Battara
Could theses be koto?

Could theses be koto?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By Battara
Rob if it weren't for the close ups I'd agree...

Rob if it weren't for the close ups I'd agree with you. But the close ups show a definite wootz, and a nice one at that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By Battara
What a great piece! Love these when they are in...

What a great piece! Love these when they are in silver and in filigree. Belonged to a noble?
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