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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, I tend to agree with David that...

Hello Charles,

I tend to agree with David that this hilt can be classified as coteng; the small size also supports this notion. (Some Malay specialists consider coteng hilts a subgroup of tajong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,404
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, I did not mention Sasak...

Hello Alan,

I did not mention Sasak culture/language/whatever?

If kepompong is Indonesian only as expected, it is clearly modern usage.

That the word kusia was known in Klungkung for such a type...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,404
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Can we try to get a definition...

Hello Alan,


Can we try to get a definition first or try to resolve, if there really is any difference in either style and/or origin/symbolism?

Gustav has quoted an early source from the colonial...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,404
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Gustav, These are longicorn beetles...

Hello Gustav,


These are longicorn beetles (family Cerambycidae). I believe Nieuwenkamp just shows the pupa and the imago (adult) for illustrative purposes since the adult beetles are/were fairly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By kai
Question Hello Albert, This is an odd one! Based mainly...

Hello Albert,

This is an odd one!

Based mainly on the blade profile, I'm not convinced this really is Visayan.

The depicted "demon/spirit" of unusual style, the wings (eagle or angle?), and also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Wow, that would be a pretty early repatriation,...

Wow, that would be a pretty early repatriation, indeed!

That's a really nice Maranao sundang with heavy danganan hilt. I can barely make out the separate sampir - if the angled line really is where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By kai
Hello Ariel, The wooden tip of this Bagobo...

Hello Ariel,

The wooden tip of this Bagobo scabbard has 2 decorated metal tidbits attached while the 2-pronged pommel of a pakayun/parapat/pelepet is carved from a single piece of wood. I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By kai
Question Hello Jose, The base of the blade does look...

Hello Jose,

The base of the blade does look Maranao, doesn't it?

Anyway, a nice, traditional blade; looks like first quarter of the 20th century to me. I agree that some silver inlay does not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By kai
Hello Maurits, Hilts like this are supposed to...

Hello Maurits,

Hilts like this are supposed to exhibit naturally grown shapes - as such these are a gift of nature/god and of possible talismanic value. For more discussions, search for "gana"...

I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By kai
Wink ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26140
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jeff, Thanks for the additional pics! This...

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for the additional pics! This is a tough nut to crack and will possibly need detailed personal examination for reliable results.

From the pics, my estimate would be:
1. Genuine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Jeff, Thanks for rescuing this thread by...

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for rescuing this thread by making a pic available again!

Could you possibly add some more close-ups, please?

How good is the fit of the blade in the scabbard?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Xas, Yes, it is really tough to restore...

Hello Xas,


Yes, it is really tough to restore kalis without dismounting the blades; usually this can be achieved without too much hassle.

A pic with plain background would be great whenever you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By kai
You're welcome, Xas! BTW, could you add a...

You're welcome, Xas!

BTW, could you add a close-up of the base of the blade, please?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By kai
Unhappy Hilts from the 19th century (or older) are a joy...

Hilts from the 19th century (or older) are a joy to hold. Period. (Only really extravagant renditions of junggayan hilts compromise ergonomics for show. The vast majority of all extant examples...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By kai
Wink This contrast is more than unusual for etching by...

This contrast is more than unusual for etching by vinegar.

Soaking rusted blades in organic acids can activate earlier etchants, especially warangan.

Usage of warangan might not have been terribly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By kai
Smile Nice blade, Xas! Certainly looks antique - how...

Nice blade, Xas! Certainly looks antique - how thick is it at the base?

The hilt also seems to be genuinely old, especially the crosspiece. At some point though, apparently someone decided to stain...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,486
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Alan, The central spike seems to have a...

Hello Alan,

The central spike seems to have a weird, asymmetrical shape.

I believe I see another lateral spike curving out from the base - not easy to see since its back (cp. my red arrows) points...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Robert, There will be quite a few...

Hello Robert,


There will be quite a few possible contenders to have "sponsored" this piece of bone. In its current condition, it is unlikely that a comparative analysis of the structure is feasible...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th August 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,486
Posted By kai
Hello Gustav, It certainly looks like the iron...

Hello Gustav,

It certainly looks like the iron may have lost quite a bit of substance - not unreasonable to assume that the tip got lost.

BTW, this is a besi lima rather than a trisula. This might...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,486
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Gustav, Thanks a lot, great find! One...

Hello Gustav,


Thanks a lot, great find! One more example of this type, finally.

As indicated, this may not really help in placing this style since pieces in the collection of a bupati might be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,130
Posted By kai
Question Hello Rick & Jose, I've been mulling over...

Hello Rick & Jose,


I've been mulling over this - the flow of lines at the pommel is more elegant than usual for Samal and might point towards Tausug, too.

Is there any area or possibly port town...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,130
Posted By kai
Post Hello Rick, The main pamor certainly is...

Hello Rick,

The main pamor certainly is different; along the edge it does look more like the "clouds" of Ian's example in the other thread. A closeup of a full section of the blade would be good for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By kai
Hello Yves, This certainly seems to be horn...

Hello Yves,

This certainly seems to be horn rather than wood!

I'm afraid this is modern, non-traditional craftsmanship. (I can't see enough of the blade to comment on it.)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By kai
Smile The first cutting of rice used to be an holy act...

The first cutting of rice used to be an holy act throughout the archipelago.

Crafting well-decorated ceremonial tools for this purpose and safeguarding them as heirloom makes perfect sense to...
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