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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Battara
I thought as much. Thank you so much for your...

I thought as much. Thank you so much for your confirmation. Maraming salamat! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2022, 04:50 AM
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Views: 798
Posted By Battara
Are the blades flexible?

Are the blades flexible?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2022, 04:49 AM
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Posted By Battara
Nice example Xasterix! I think you might be...

Nice example Xasterix! I think you might be right - usually one doesn't see a large tiger bell unless it is for talismanic.

Is there a status reason why the hilts are bronze/brass?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2022, 03:05 AM
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Views: 3,484
Posted By Battara
I will only add that the green one may have...

I will only add that the green one may have belonged to a hajji - a Muslim who made the hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Battara
The scabbard though looks more Visayan to me. ...

The scabbard though looks more Visayan to me. Ian what are your thoughts?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,109
Posted By Battara
The Moro barong and kris are from completely...

The Moro barong and kris are from completely different origins. The barong is more leaf shaped. It never takes the recurved shape of the kukri.

Regarding the kris mouth looking like a cho,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,275
Posted By Battara
My understanding is also that one is allowed to...

My understanding is also that one is allowed to wear green if one has been on the hajj.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By Battara
Don't think it is Filipino - the metal tip is...

Don't think it is Filipino - the metal tip is wrong to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By Battara
Sort of looks that way doesn't it? Lots of wrap...

Sort of looks that way doesn't it? Lots of wrap and made of bronze or brass - both harder than copper.

Not seen anything like these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 12:37 AM
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Views: 1,612
Posted By Battara
Crazy impressive! :eek:

Crazy impressive! :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2022, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By Battara
Perhaps over cleaned to where patina is missing...

Perhaps over cleaned to where patina is missing from the design grooves. That might explain a lot.

But mixing silver and nickel - not likely since the heat differentials would damage the silver.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By Battara
Although some parts look like they have a silver...

Although some parts look like they have a silver patina, other parts have strange hue. Might be good to go to a jeweler and have the metal tested for silver or nickel/copper content.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By Battara
Stock removal like this started in tunings in the...

Stock removal like this started in tunings in the 1920s I think, but I agree with Ian that this is probably post 1940s. It became very popular by the 1930s as the demand for laminated steel dropped....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 01:44 AM
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Views: 1,413
Posted By Battara
That's a possibility David. A window might be...

That's a possibility David. A window might be helpful as to origin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,268
Posted By Battara
Ian I was thinking the same thing! Could have...

Ian I was thinking the same thing! Could have fooled me (and did).

On a second glance however, the "belly" of the middle blade is not straight but slightly curved or convex at the edge. Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By Battara
I think Ariel has a good point here of Ottoman...

I think Ariel has a good point here of Ottoman influence being in the entire region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,896
Posted By Battara
I have looked at this and the decor - I'm leaning...

I have looked at this and the decor - I'm leaning toward one of Ariel's choices of Syrian, though I'll also admit that this style of zigzag chasing is common (also as Ariel said).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By Battara
Doesn't quite look Moro to me inspire of the...

Doesn't quite look Moro to me inspire of the square tang, but I will definitely say that a ganga was once on the end of it. Might have even had a clamp on it on one side. Perhaps Malaysian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By Battara
My understanding is that this is a maker, but if...

My understanding is that this is a maker, but if you have other information to the contrary, I would love to see it. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By Battara
Folks I am close to closing this thread. I don't...

Folks I am close to closing this thread. I don't care who starts it, but if anyone starts with the personal insults again, and if anyone responds in kind, not only will this marvelous thread close,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By Battara
Normally I don't go for these, but this I like,...

Normally I don't go for these, but this I like, especially the twist core!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2022, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,385
Posted By Battara
I don't know, looks like elephant ivory to me,...

I don't know, looks like elephant ivory to me, just cut differently, and probably from Indian elephant ivory.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By Battara
On the one hand I see Charles' point of the horn...

On the one hand I see Charles' point of the horn punto sleeve being Yakan, and yet on the other hand the pommel is shorter than the usual Yakan barung pommel.

Hmmm..........:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2022, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,526
Posted By Battara
What a wonderful example! The blade looks...

What a wonderful example!

The blade looks Sulu to me and the patina and pattern on the pommel does look to be ivory to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 123,116
Posted By Battara
This is a really nice variant.

This is a really nice variant.
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