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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By VVV
The purpose of showing this mandau here was 1)...

The purpose of showing this mandau here was 1) the funny handle and 2) the unique tumpal motif. The dots are nothing special on this mandau.
However, I will make close ups of them tomorrow and mail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By VVV
Thumbs up :D

:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By VVV
Yes Ben, They only go halfway through the blade...

Yes Ben,

They only go halfway through the blade (and are quite large, too).
This mandau was made for heavy use and is not a "parade sword".

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By VVV
It's 8 mm (1/3 inch). Michael

It's 8 mm (1/3 inch).

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By VVV
I guesstimate it is mid 19th C and from...

I guesstimate it is mid 19th C and from Sarawak.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By VVV
Thumbs Up Mandau

Here is a mandau that lost some of its protrusions with the fun effect of that it now resembles a thumbs up sign.
What is also unusual with this mandau is the tumpal-motif on its back-side of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By VVV
Amuk, It's interesting to see all slight...

Amuk,

It's interesting to see all slight variations of the same sword in one thread but what is the purpose of that you are giving each variation a modern Indonesian name?

I am also a bit perplexed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By VVV
Stunning!!! The blade does not look like it was...

Stunning!!!

The blade does not look like it was made in Borneo, even if it is modelled after a BB.
Perhaps a Banjarese ordered it somewhere else when he was on a hajj or a trade tour?

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By VVV
IMHO, at some point we have to stop our urge to...

IMHO, at some point we have to stop our urge to find "sub-sub-categories" for classifications. ;)

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By VVV
Hi Charles, To me it looks like an Iban Tilang...

Hi Charles,

To me it looks like an Iban Tilang Kamarau (see Banks' article) with indications of a West Kalimantan (or close to the border in Sarawak) origin.
Why do you hesitate on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By VVV
Thanks for the close ups. It's interesting that...

Thanks for the close ups.

It's interesting that it has several quite unique features compared to those found in old pictures and collections.
Does your friend know anything more about it?
Does it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By VVV
Is it from Sumbawa? Michael

Is it from Sumbawa?

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By VVV
Thanks!!! Michael

Thanks!!!

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By VVV
Thanks David, Yes, I like this one, too, even if...

Thanks David,

Yes, I like this one, too, even if I don't know which pamor it is (or supposed to be) etc.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By VVV
Back home again with my swords... I have now...

Back home again with my swords...
I have now checked all my twist core Moro Kris and Malay Keris Sundang and none, except the one in the link above, have any twist core ganja.
I find this a bit...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By VVV
Thanks Alan, I am a bit surprised that it is of...

Thanks Alan,

I am a bit surprised that it is of recent (?) origin based on its supposed provenance.
Could you please develop the main points of evidence for it being Maduran?

Anyway, if it is an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By VVV
Which pamor is this?

I just received this Cirebon keris but I am not sure which pamor it is (or is it a mix of bonang rinenteng and mayang mekar)?

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By VVV
What a great hilt on Dan's hilt. It reminds me a...

What a great hilt on Dan's hilt.
It reminds me a bit of this hilt (not as nice but a resembling form).

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By VVV
I don't know if they say much more but here are...

I don't know if they say much more but here are some additional close ups of the hilt.
The blade is also quite nice with triangular brass dots.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,303
Posted By VVV
Here is my latest with a scorpion (spider?)...

Here is my latest with a scorpion (spider?) threatening the bird.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By VVV
Nice find Rick and cool research Maurice! Blades...

Nice find Rick and cool research Maurice!

Blades from the Tenggerese, like the Badui, is not something you see everyday...

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By VVV
Please delete...

Please delete...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,408
Posted By VVV
Thanks David and Detlef, The first is made of...

Thanks David and Detlef,

The first is made of antler and the third of a tree root.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,182
Posted By VVV
A beautiful hilt, Jean. Yes, we all know about...

A beautiful hilt, Jean.
Yes, we all know about the term putrasatu, but that is what Alan referred to as "the understanding of present day Jawa". We were trying to go a bit deeper into the symbolism...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,182
Posted By VVV
For those of you who don't have the Kris disk I...

For those of you who don't have the Kris disk I also attach three pages (out of several) discussing the raksasa/yaksa symbolism of the quite early figural Banten-hilts found in old European...
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