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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 01:24 PM
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Posted By asomotif
Wow, what a lovely handle. I think they are...

Wow, what a lovely handle.

I think they are little dragons (aso's) surfacing. Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,907
Posted By asomotif
Oh no ! those mandaus and balato's deserve some...

Oh no ! those mandaus and balato's deserve some more space. :eek:

I think I have some space for them ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By asomotif
I see cracks , but are these Schreger lines ? ...

I see cracks , but are these Schreger lines ?

Additional pictures would be nice.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By asomotif
Pfew. I agree with Marius on this one. How...

Pfew. I agree with Marius on this one.
How could the price be an indicator ? :shrug:

Weirdest indicator ever for such an object.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By asomotif
I must say that the shreger lines are so very...

I must say that the shreger lines are so very clear and obvious, that it makes me suspicious.

Could you make some more pictures, also with daylight ?

The needle test is indeed outdated as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 81,868
Posted By asomotif
Here is one variation that I have never seen...

Here is one variation that I have never seen before.
A hulu Peusangan combined with a golden glupa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 81,868
Posted By asomotif
Just from sharing, 1 sikin from the sold items...

Just from sharing,
1 sikin from the sold items at MTW.
perfect condition with nice inlay in the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By asomotif
Interesting comments Marius. Did you read...

Interesting comments Marius.

Did you read the first post :) : It was described as "ottoman, modified for use in North Africa".

Ps . close ups of the various rings would be nice, and probably...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,413
Posted By asomotif
Sorry, in the 1860's that is. A small scottish...

Sorry, in the 1860's that is. A small scottish uniform was in the same display. I believe the museum guard said he was 7 when he wore that uniform.
I only took a picture of the dagger.
This...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,413
Posted By asomotif
It is a children sized dirk. note the full size...

It is a children sized dirk. note the full size man boot on the right.

I did not check for the sacabbard, but I assume it was on the small costume that was on display.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By asomotif
Fascinating information. Here a picture of the...

Fascinating information.
Here a picture of the Sultans palace at Stone Town Zanzibar.
januari 2020
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,413
Posted By asomotif
Just for sharing. I recently visited "Huis...

Just for sharing.

I recently visited "Huis Doorn" where the former German emperor Wilhelm 2 resided after his abdication in 1918.
I saw this small scottisch dagger on display and was told that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By asomotif
Ps. before the thread goes culinary...

Ps. before the thread goes culinary again.:rolleyes: don't eat pangolins. they are an endagered species.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By asomotif
I received some information from a fellow...

I received some information from a fellow collector.

I already noticed the pronounced claws with 3 nails on my hilt, but considering the overal appearance of the carving I thought these were just...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By asomotif
Hello David, Despite the rain we have at the...

Hello David,
Despite the rain we have at the moment there was a bit too much light for this picture. But it is wood, painted wood. the yellowish spots is where the paint has worn off.

Best...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By asomotif
BALI KERIS HULU : ANIMAL FORM, what is it ?

I bought this keris hilt, mainly because I like the carving as an object.
But once in hand the questions arise.

What kind of animal is it ?
Is it a trasitional hilt form our tourist object ?
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,009
Posted By asomotif
one more bump.

one more bump.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,009
Posted By asomotif
bump.

bump.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,416
Posted By asomotif
I do not see it. (the similarity) Apart from a S...

I do not see it. (the similarity) Apart from a S shape.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,009
Posted By asomotif
Bump ! Did I offend someone by posting the...

Bump !

Did I offend someone by posting the text upside down ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,217
Posted By asomotif
Is Surgi still here ? :o;)

Is Surgi still here ? :o;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,009
Posted By asomotif
JAVANESE PEDANG TRANSLATION REQUEST

Good day,

A fellow collector bought this pedang and asked me if I could help translating it.
The state of the scabbard is bad, and the hilt is in relic state. But the blade is susprisignly well...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By asomotif
Maybe it reads : Farenc Bedarieux ...

Maybe it reads :

Farenc
Bedarieux

:shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th January 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,771
Posted By asomotif
Hello David, This new mendak looks "die...

Hello David,

This new mendak looks "die casted". Is that correct ?
Not much of a gift to a very old an genuine keris as presented in this thread.
I really prefer old mendak, as they are indeed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 81,868
Posted By asomotif
Wow ! One day when I grow up I would like to...

Wow !

One day when I grow up I would like to have just one siwah like that. ;)

Really nice, thank you for sharing.

Best regards,
Willem
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