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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 664
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks a lot, Lee! Https is certainly not needed...

Thanks a lot, Lee!

Https is certainly not needed for any intermediate changes but would be highly appreciated to have with the future .org reincarnation. I always cringe when having to send...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 664
Posted By kai
Global Treasure in my book! ;)

Global Treasure in my book! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,702
Posted By kai
Post Welcome to the forum! More pics and specs of the...

Welcome to the forum!

More pics and specs of the blade would be good.

The hilt and scabbard are likely Maranao work from after WWII.

The blade might also be Maranao but difficult to tell from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 664
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks very much for all your efforts and...

Thanks very much for all your efforts and support, Lee!

A move that would allow for continuous updates (as well as https) would be really great to secure the extremely valuable resource the forums...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Welcome to the forum, Tipus! This sword seems to...

Welcome to the forum, Tipus!

This sword seems to be related to one or likely two pattern(s) of swords (exhibiting quite some diversity) already discussed in these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,576
Posted By kai
Question And another example possibly related:...

And another example possibly related: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26861

The knuckle guard seems to be unique with (now missing) scales attached to it originally. Were these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,507
Posted By kai
Post And another example that might possibly be...

And another example that might possibly be related: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26861

The knuckle guard seems to be unique with (now missing) scales attached to it originally....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,576
Posted By kai
Post I haven't updated this thread for quite a...

I haven't updated this thread for quite a while.

As possible origins within southern India, there have been suggestions to a link to the late Vijayanagar empire and/or possibly local kingdoms...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By kai
Red face Hello Nik, If I understand correctly, this is a...

Hello Nik,

If I understand correctly, this is a glitch by FedEx who changed their rules without notice; they have been doing this before (in the US and elsewhere). Thus, the sender has to find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Mike, I'm not picking on anyone but I...

Hello Mike,


I'm not picking on anyone but I certainly would like to understand the reasoning rather than opting for the easy way out and agreeing to disagree.

Thus, I'd be very keen to hear how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By kai
I mentioned Mindanao (i.e. short blades even...

I mentioned Mindanao (i.e. short blades even known from a region with a clear tendency for longer blades) but did not refer to the piece under discussion.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By kai
Question Hello Mike, I'd love to hear some reasons for...

Hello Mike,


I'd love to hear some reasons for this estimate - I tried to give some reasoning for my suggestion. ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Rob, I was referring to the hilt scales...

Hello Rob,

I was referring to the hilt scales shown in the youtube video! :eek: :shrug:

It might be possible to stabilize the horn scales with epoxy and applying pressure; not sure if this will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, :eek: I may be an old fart, but...

Hello Detlef,


:eek:
I may be an old fart, but I am really weary of power tools being utilized for such restoration attempts. Chances are very close to nill that you'll be able to keep the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, Thanks for your explanation...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for your explanation regarding the fitting of a gonjo!

Having had my share of training in filing a flat/even metal surface, this approach certainly makes sense.



I realize...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Rob, Another vote for deteriorated horn -...

Hello Rob,

Another vote for deteriorated horn - looks quite similar as the kukri to me.

I'd also suggest that such pieces offer opportunities like extensive repolishing projects; never throw any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By kai
Hello Franc, That's certainly a representation...

Hello Franc,

That's certainly a representation of a dagger in its scabbard: The thickening at the end stylistically being a scabbard finial.

While blades for real cutting/poking can certainly be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By kai
Hello Jean, Missing, highly stylized or...

Hello Jean,


Missing, highly stylized or "empty" patra seem to be an early development and examples are seen in a few of the extant early keris hilts.

In this case, I believe the hilt was not done...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, I hope your travel hasn't been too...

Hello Alan,

I hope your travel hasn't been too tedious?



I have to admit that I'm at a loss how this helps fitting the gonjo - could you please explain? (If anything, this might weaken the fit...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By kai
Hello Gio, I did have the same feeling in my...

Hello Gio,

I did have the same feeling in my earlier posting #8...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By kai
Then I'd expect more surface corrosion at the...

Then I'd expect more surface corrosion at the brass bolster, David.

Humidty and neglect can be hard enough on carbon steel.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By kai
I don't think so, David. Note that the peened...

I don't think so, David. Note that the peened tang displays similar corrosion.

As Rick, I'd also guess this piece got badly neglected.

Considering that the damage to the horn is pretty much...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Detlef, Thanks! Sure, I will keep you in...

Hello Detlef,


Thanks! Sure, I will keep you in mind...

I'm really looking forward to seeing more info on Eric's blade, especially from staining!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By kai
No worries, Detlef! :) IMHO, this pamor does...

No worries, Detlef! :)


IMHO, this pamor does not look like what we usually see coming out of Sulawesi; and, if anything, keris sundang are extremely rare... :shrug:



I'd love to be proven...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By kai
Post Hello Eric, Thanks for your additional...

Hello Eric,

Thanks for your additional pics!

I'm afraid there are no genuine keris sundang originating from Madurese culture. Blades that probably might have been crafted by entrepreneuring...
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