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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,838
Posted By DAHenkel
interesting discussion everyone...I would like to...

interesting discussion everyone...I would like to clarify firstly that I was not protesting change or evolution. Not at all! Contemporary innovation can be wonderful. However my concern is based...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,637
Posted By DAHenkel
Looks like an old trade blade. Malay dress -...

Looks like an old trade blade. Malay dress - could be either side of the Malacca Straits. Cute hilt - old ones are not that common anyway. Probably not worth the bother of restoring unless the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,838
Posted By DAHenkel
At least in the Malay context, the presence of...

At least in the Malay context, the presence of gold in a keris is a fairly good indicator that the piece was at least meant for noble wear. Early textual accounts usually proscribe wear of gold for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,859
Posted By DAHenkel
Not my area of expertise but I doubt this is...

Not my area of expertise but I doubt this is Burmese. I'd say more likely northeast Thai (Esarn) or southern Lao. Could also be Khmer. You sometimes see similar billed as betel knives but would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,478
Posted By DAHenkel
I think this is marvelous! The blade is clearly...

I think this is marvelous! The blade is clearly forged in the Peninsular tradition...given that it came from Thailand that suggests Pattani or thereabouts. The katana style blade came to be popular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,738
Posted By DAHenkel
Bamboo skewers and a little machine oil, and a...

Bamboo skewers and a little machine oil, and a lot of patience will help as well. good luck!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th March 2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By DAHenkel
A curious piece. Looks all Peninsular to me but...

A curious piece. Looks all Peninsular to me but with a sheath modelled after a Javanese Pasisir type. Others have already mentioned Madura but you also see similar sheaths all along the North coast....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,021
Posted By DAHenkel
Agree this is a Gayo keris with a Malay jawa...

Agree this is a Gayo keris with a Malay jawa demam hilt. Semi-sort of agree with Alan in that often kerises were changed, modified, upgraded, downgraded due to historical circumstances...however,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,499
Posted By DAHenkel
Properly speaking this sampir style in Kelantan...

Properly speaking this sampir style in Kelantan is known as a sampir "pucuk kacang". My understanding at this point is that the term Ku Sriwa is an attribution to a group of kerises with this style...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th May 2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,662
Posted By DAHenkel
I originally thought these were from Palembang...

I originally thought these were from Palembang but I've also seen evidence that they may be from Bengkulu. The hilt you have is unfortunately not right for the piece. Afraid I don't have a good...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,662
Posted By DAHenkel
Definitely a mistake to replace the hilt Jean - I...

Definitely a mistake to replace the hilt Jean - I hope you have kept the original. Jambi I'd say and a very nice example. Congrats!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,769
Posted By DAHenkel
As an institutional man, perhaps I can add a...

As an institutional man, perhaps I can add a little to this conversation from an institutional perspective. The origins of the museum as an institution are usually traced to the Enlightenment period...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,662
Posted By DAHenkel
To briefly interrupt the thread of the...

To briefly interrupt the thread of the conversation, I wanted to address the question of the origin of the keris which are a part of the conversation. Both, I feel, come from the area of Sumatra...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By DAHenkel
Blocky Hilted Badik for ID

I suppose I will let the cat out of the bag and let you all know that I'm currently working on a new exhibition which will present the weapons collections of the old Raffles Library and Museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,360
Posted By DAHenkel
Oh no, its a very nice one...allegedly the...

Oh no, its a very nice one...allegedly the property of a member of the Terengganu Royal Family...with a bahar hilt and a very unusual, double edged, pamor blade :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,740
Posted By DAHenkel
Just to follow up...regarding the raw gigi I saw...

Just to follow up...regarding the raw gigi I saw in the field its clear thanks to Thor's photo that the material in question was sperm whale tooth as his photos precisely resembled those. So perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,360
Posted By DAHenkel
Regarding the siver covered bolster...I have seen...

Regarding the siver covered bolster...I have seen similar examples though rare enough, but whether it was to cover up a forging flaw or simply embellishment is a matter of speculation. :shrug:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,793
Posted By DAHenkel
Nik Rashidin Nik Hussein was a master hilt carver...

Nik Rashidin Nik Hussein was a master hilt carver from Kelantan who Iíve mentioned before on this forum and who for many years was my friend and mentor. Unfortunately we lost him far too early, at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,740
Posted By DAHenkel
This discussion has taken an interesting...

This discussion has taken an interesting tangent...

I'm no expert by any means but I did want to raise one other alternate theory. I have seen unworked "gigi" in Kelantan and Pattani and it doesn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,360
Posted By DAHenkel
As you will know from collecting for many years,...

As you will know from collecting for many years, identifying a piece is an inexact science that takes in a multitude of factors including form, materials and workmanship. That said, as a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,740
Posted By DAHenkel
This is also a Peninsular piece which in Kelantan...

This is also a Peninsular piece which in Kelantan is usually called a "badik Bugis" ie. Bugis style, to distinguish it from the more typical Malay badik which have the mar.

BTW the piece pictured...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,360
Posted By DAHenkel
Moshah, what you have is a badik most likely from...

Moshah, what you have is a badik most likely from Terengganu or perhaps Pahang. The badik Kelantan has a slightly different form blade and scabbard as does Pattani, which is different again. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,459
Posted By DAHenkel
More or less you've correctly identified the...

More or less you've correctly identified the piece...a brand of parang from the Northeast Malay Peninsula. The name is a bit more tricky though. First off the term "Parang Ginah" (which I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,876
Posted By DAHenkel
Can you do mine too? Kidding... ;)

Can you do mine too?

Kidding... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,624
Posted By DAHenkel
Even if you notified them Christie's is under no...

Even if you notified them Christie's is under no obligation to inform the buyer. Read the sales contract. The buyer meanwhile has 5 years to challenge the authenticity of the piece, after which it...
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