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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By kai
I beg to differ, Ian: IMHO this clearly isn't a...

I beg to differ, Ian: IMHO this clearly isn't a modified rencong blade and most probably it neither is a traditional blade from Indonesia.

Robert, is there a mark on the left side of the blade (near...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By kai
drumroll...

Hey, Ian - great to have you back!

That's been way too many years, indeed...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By kai
Hello Marbel, Welcome to the forum! Here's...

Hello Marbel,

Welcome to the forum!



Here's another example: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18286

Both look like post-WW2 pieces to me, probably much more recent though. While...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By kai
It certainly did respond to the treatment! It is...

It certainly did respond to the treatment! It is well possible that more rounds of treatment will enhance the result. Also extensively polishing the blade by hand and subsequent etch/warangan will...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By kai
I'm with Rick: A typical keris Bali with nice...

I'm with Rick: A typical keris Bali with nice blade and pamor. The warangan came out very nicely and with the typical Bali finish - congrats!

The pitted areas are not that distracting IMHO and, as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By kai
Hello Jean, How large is this hilt? The selut...

Hello Jean,

How large is this hilt?

The selut is Minang. The hilt doesn't look like Palembang to me.

Actually, I feel that the Palembang carving is pretty deep, especially if you consider the very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By kai
Hello Carla, I'm sure it's not an original...

Hello Carla,


I'm sure it's not an original decoration. If (smaller) stones are inserted, these don't break the flow of lines. There are a few bits of the carving broken off a long time ago and I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By kai
Hello Carla, I believe this is a Minang...

Hello Carla,

I believe this is a Minang variant.

I hope Alan doesn't mind me recycling a pic for comparision: While the hilt and sepokal blade got probably imported from Sulawesi Bugis, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,046
Posted By kai
I'm with Jose on the pommel being from polished...

I'm with Jose on the pommel being from polished AB.

Thanks for another great example, Willem!

The "heart" looks like another variant of the tree of life motif.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By kai
No, just go ahead! Much of this is trial and...

No, just go ahead! Much of this is trial and error until you've gained enough experience.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By kai
I'm with David. While I don't think that the...

I'm with David. While I don't think that the water is the issue here, I strongly recommend to utilize DI water for diluting things - a gallon of pure water is cheap enough to have around at home....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By kai
I have seen this happening with some...

I have seen this happening with some blades.

First, you really have to make sure that there are no stubborn rust patches remaining on the blade; the warangan will still work on the clean metal but...
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By kai
Hello Michael, Still no news from Richard? Does...

Hello Michael,

Still no news from Richard?

Does anyone have a telephone number to contact?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By kai
Hello Michael, Congrats for acquiring such an...

Hello Michael,

Congrats for acquiring such an important piece for your collection!

I'm apparently not seeing the forest for the trees: Is there any matchlock with such a downcurved stock shown in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, I'd love the seller to expand on...

Hello Detlef,


I'd love the seller to expand on this!

Red cloth is quite commonly utilzed in Moro culture and red munsala cloth attached to the hilt seems to have been in usage for an extended...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, Thanks for the correction - I...

Hello Detlef,


Thanks for the correction - I glossed over the back of the blade partially shown in your scabbard pic. Typical siraui, I agree!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By kai
Hello S, Yup, Bali/Lombok again....

Hello S,

Yup, Bali/Lombok again. ;)



Definitely laminated; I think I see some pamor lurking. I'd give it another extensive round of polishing (by hand!) before proceeding to warangan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By kai
Hello S, welcome to our forum! That's an honest...

Hello S, welcome to our forum!

That's an honest keris Bali making a good addition to any beginning collection. Thanks for rescuing from it from years of neglect! On the pro side, the tip of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Detlef, I agree this is a good, old siraui...

Hello Detlef,

I agree this is a good, old siraui example.

From the pics it seems that the inner (concave) bevel is the primary edge; this would make this blade a kind of variant since classic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,677
Posted By kai
As pointed out by Seerp (Welcome to a new member...

As pointed out by Seerp (Welcome to a new member ploughing through the forum archives! ;) ), this is a really old thread. Sorrily, Flavio has taken kind of a sabbatical and is visiting this forum...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By kai
Sorry, not my area of expertise. Back to the top...

Sorry, not my area of expertise. Back to the top for others to comment!

BTW, any provenance known?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By kai
Hello Rick, Any silver inlay seems to be gone....

Hello Rick,


Any silver inlay seems to be gone. I assume you mean the pamor cores sandwiched onto the central piece of steel?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By kai
Hello Jose, Unless one wants to put this piece...

Hello Jose,


Unless one wants to put this piece into real use, I don't think those cracks will be much of a problem; there are also forging flaws from welding the sandwich construction. The blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, Congrats, you certainly did very...

Hello Detlef,


Congrats, you certainly did very well!

I also believe that there will be no twistcore - usually it should be discernible with this amount of corrosion. The remaining chance of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By kai
Hello Dave, Another vote for an African piece...

Hello Dave,

Another vote for an African piece with possible trade blade. Definitely not Southeast Asian origin.

BTW, check your PM, please. ;)

Regards,
Kai
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