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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Battara
Oh I would say Bagobo (though possibly T'boli)...

Oh I would say Bagobo (though possibly T'boli) and perhaps 1910 - 1930s based on the use of the types of beads and on the mother-of-pearl on the scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 06:35 PM
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Views: 520
Posted By Battara
Very nice. Then the top ring around the pommel...

Very nice. Then the top ring around the pommel was also gold or 14k gold thick plate (which I suspect your bottom ferrule is also).
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2021, 01:00 AM
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Views: 344
Posted By Battara
I agree. Nothing fishy to me (except the motif...

I agree. Nothing fishy to me (except the motif :D).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By Battara
Here is the translation and commentary in my...

Here is the translation and commentary in my notes:

"Victory from ALLAH and a conquest in the near future, and give glad tidings to the believers."

According to Ahmed Helal Hussein, “This is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,863
Posted By Battara
So the more coffee I drink the darker my insides...

So the more coffee I drink the darker my insides get? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By Battara
Here is my Ottoman kard from the early 18c. The...

Here is my Ottoman kard from the early 18c. The hilt is jade with a ruby stone at the end, gold koftgari, and wootz blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By Battara
Saracen, that is one nice kard!

Saracen, that is one nice kard!
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2021, 01:37 AM
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Views: 436
Posted By Battara
Rsword calls this "the price for...

Rsword calls this "the price for education".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 01:34 AM
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Views: 15,863
Posted By Battara
I will only add one more thing - Turkish wootz...

I will only add one more thing - Turkish wootz does not pop out like Persian or Indian wootz. This pala might be Turkish wootz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,943
Posted By Battara
I am aware that one use is to place it through...

I am aware that one use is to place it through the ear of carabao, so blood could be a factor. Another use is to bless newly wed couples with the blade scooping up some wet rice and throwing it on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,943
Posted By Battara
Detlef, I love your new lopah! :)

Detlef, I love your new lopah! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Battara
This may be Maranao based on the okir on the...

This may be Maranao based on the okir on the scabbard. Great okir work too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 12:32 AM
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Posted By Battara
Again Ian is spot on.

Again Ian is spot on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2021, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Battara
How wonderful and thank you for sharing these.

How wonderful and thank you for sharing these.
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,146
Posted By Battara
All I can add to this is the metal work method. ...

All I can add to this is the metal work method. The gold is not inlay but an old process of mercury gilding. At one time whole sections of the hilt had a layer of gold but had been worn off, like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Battara
When I grow up I might get one. These are...

When I grow up I might get one. These are beautiful!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By Battara
Impressive.

Impressive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By Battara
I would agree with TVV - from India but not an...

I would agree with TVV - from India but not an antique
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Battara
I agree totally with Ian. Maguindanao. The hilt...

I agree totally with Ian. Maguindanao. The hilt and front of the ganga are indicators. The aluminum mount on top (at least from the pictures) was later placed. The clamps might also be aluminum or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Battara
I agree with Marius on the deities.

I agree with Marius on the deities.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Battara
At least silversmithing is not dead over there. :)

At least silversmithing is not dead over there. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 179
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Posted By Battara
I've seen it before, but it is truly rare, and I...

I've seen it before, but it is truly rare, and I personally don't understand it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By Battara
I want to guess by the filigree and (especially...

I want to guess by the filigree and (especially the 2nd one) by the scabbard shape that these are from Yemen.

Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By Battara
Very nice Marius. Thank you for posting real...

Very nice Marius. Thank you for posting real examples from this museum. As JeffS said, there is a flood of tourist examples. We need all the real examples we can find and post for future reference.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By Battara
Here is an old link to the discussion of phurba...

Here is an old link to the discussion of phurba and grigu (kartika):

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=49&highlight=phurba
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