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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:22 AM
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Posted By David
I have also found the name Tumbuk Lada ...

I have also found the name Tumbuk Lada associated with these blades. Certain presents a whole lot of play for the name game. I would imagine that each culture group that uses these has a different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 71
Posted By David
Thanks Kai. The bottom silver sleeve slides off...

Thanks Kai.
The bottom silver sleeve slides off quite easily. The wooden stem is terminated neatly and with some craft. What more information can it tell?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 71
Posted By David
Thanks Detlef. I knew you had a nice collection...

Thanks Detlef. I knew you had a nice collection of these that i have seen before and was hoping you would respond.
Yes, i cleaned up the blade a little with a fine steel wool, but can see how...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 268
Posted By David
BTW, here is my own Bali "Bayu" style...

BTW, here is my own Bali "Bayu" style hilt. It is also brass with the remnants of an gold wash still evident. I would call it a middle quality example, perhaps a little better than the one you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By David
I would need to see more photos and dimensions on...

I would need to see more photos and dimensions on this hilt would be helpful, but this polychrome wooden hilt that you have just shown us i would take as a Bali hilt. I have never seen anything like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 71
Posted By David
Sumatran Sewar?

So this is a little outside my usual sphere of collecting, but i was in my favorite antique shop in Halifax, NS and the owner was just unpacking some new items he picked up at a recent estate sale. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 268
Posted By David
I'm with Jean on this one. I believe that this...

I'm with Jean on this one. I believe that this keris is indeed missing its gonjo.
From these photographs i cannot tell if this is a Balinese blade. It does look a bit short and has no obvious...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By David
I don't think tilam upih is ever wavy, is it?

I don't think tilam upih is ever wavy, is it?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,196
Posted By David
Well, i don't mean to keep this resurrected...

Well, i don't mean to keep this resurrected thread alive for long (though it is nice to see these tajong once again ;) ), but i will just say that Google Translator knows jack about Malay based...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By David
Yogyakarta is a Javanese kingdom so no, such a...

Yogyakarta is a Javanese kingdom so no, such a jilt would not be suitable for this keris.
The one that Jean has shown would be a much more acceptable form, however, for a keris like this that has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By David
I don't think it is broken Paul, just really...

I don't think it is broken Paul, just really poorly carved. The head is there, it is just thrown back and hard to see in the photos.
I'm afraid i do have to agree with my fellows here. Even at a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By David
My ideas about this little Sumatra keris is that...

My ideas about this little Sumatra keris is that it is not a keris at all. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By David
For some reason there are many people who seem to...

For some reason there are many people who seem to believe that a keris is specifically a wavy blade weapon and perhaps they did believe that converting this to a blade with luks would make it more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By David
I think you may be correct on all fronts. Frankly...

I think you may be correct on all fronts. Frankly i have never seen an example of this form so crudely executed. You might well have made a better example if you carved one yourself. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By David
Jean, i attempted to adjust one of the photos for...

Jean, i attempted to adjust one of the photos for a clearer view. To me it would appear that this blade was definitely reshaped into a wavy form in a rather awkward manner by grinding back the gusen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By David
There are probably a number of keris to be found...

There are probably a number of keris to be found in Japanese museums, but the only one i am aware of is the Sendai keris. Bit of a trek north from Tokyo, but i believe it is in the Sendai City...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By David
I did the staining job on this keris some time...

I did the staining job on this keris some time back (Rick almost didn't get it back :D )and my personal opinion, having had it in hand, is that it is gonjo iras.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By David
Nice example. I have seen this odd form before...

Nice example. I have seen this odd form before somewhere. Yes, i am not certain about the description in the book. It doesn't quite look like a cat to me. In any case i would be curious to understand...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By David
Actually i believe that vinegar diluted to 5%...

Actually i believe that vinegar diluted to 5% acidity is fine to use without further dilution.
Perhaps someone else knows different. I have always used pineapple juice on keris. I have used vinegar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By David
"I am not telling you that you cannot...

"I am not telling you that you cannot continue using these spellings..."

I believe i was already being tolerant Alan. :shrug: :)
And the best part of these confusing spellings is when you follow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By David
Amuk, i certainly respect your right to use...

Amuk, i certainly respect your right to use "the spelling system which best suits <your> needs". That said, i really must point out that just about every time you do post with these anachronistic...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,739
Posted By David
Forgive me Aceto, but why not post a photo of...

Forgive me Aceto, but why not post a photo of your knife here on the forum and discuss it with Richard here. I mean, that IS the purpose of this forum, no? I am afraid i am having a hard time...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By David
Paul, are you talking about the originally posted...

Paul, are you talking about the originally posted blade. If so the gonjo appears to be separate and the line appears very straight and parallel to the wilah so i am confused about what you might...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By David
Paul, are you talking about the originally posted...

Paul, are you talking about the originally posted blade. If so the gonjo appears to be separate and the line appears very straight and parallel so i am confused about what you might mean.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By David
Dojigiri - the Demon Slayer

One of the Five Swords of Heaven is currently on display, Dojigiri, which some claim is the best of the best. I do wish this article had better photographs....
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