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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Rafngard
Hello All, I don't have any knowledge to...

Hello All,

I don't have any knowledge to contribute, but I wanted to say

1) Looks super cool. I hope someone on the forum got it.

2) I was also a bidder, but unfortunately was unavailable when...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Rafngard
The seller did seem both very knowledge about and...

The seller did seem both very knowledge about and honest in their listing. I guess I'm not surprised that their a member!

Thanks for your comments Detlef!

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Rafngard
With this morning's sunlight, I think could see...

With this morning's sunlight, I think could see the Kendit on one side of the inside at least. This is probably an encouraging sign.I will examine further in the near future.



I'm a little hesitant...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Rafngard
Great tip! Thanks! An initial examination didn't...

Great tip! Thanks!
An initial examination didn't reveal anything odd. I'll check it out with magnification in the near future.




Oh! I hadn't thought about Putra satu. The hilt does bear a a lot of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Rafngard
A North Coast Javanese Keris with a Raksasa hilt for comment

Hello All,

I just picked up this keris from epray for a surprisingly low price. I think it's from the North coast. My first instinct is that it has some real age, but I'm often wrong on such things....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,054
Posted By Rafngard
Truer words have never been spoken.

Truer words have never been spoken.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,054
Posted By Rafngard
I find that it's a lot easier to spend a little...

I find that it's a lot easier to spend a little money on an item with a lot of potential than it is to spend a lot of time (polishing, which I also don't like) to make that potential happen.

So yes,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,032
Posted By Rafngard
Thank you both for you comments. The guard is...

Thank you both for you comments. The guard is definitely aluminum, and the hilt and scabbard are definitely horn.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rafngard
Ian, Thank you for your willingness to share...

Ian,

Thank you for your willingness to share your formidable knowledge. I always learn something from your comments.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rafngard
First and foremost, what a lovely gunong! And I...

First and foremost, what a lovely gunong! And I wish I could do half as good of a cleaning job.

Secondly, the "belt loop" on the scabbard is unusually isn't it? I don't think I've seen one like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,032
Posted By Rafngard
Hello all, I just picked up another example of...

Hello all,

I just picked up another example of this style, with a clenched fist, and a carved horn scabbard. This time with a some what fanciful Bartolome style blade. Given the aluminum ferrule, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Rafngard
Hello All, I took a few additional photos of the...

Hello All,

I took a few additional photos of the horn hilted one in the brief bit of day light that we had today. A few before I spent a bit of time working on the Iron ferule, with soap, water, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Rafngard
Thank you for all the kind comments all! As...

Thank you for all the kind comments all!

As requested, here's a few more of the big one.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Rafngard
Two 1940's(?) Gunongs

Hello All,

I've had these two for a little bit, but hadn't really posted photos of them.

I *think* these are from the 40s (+/- a few years).
They're also BIG. The blades are both diamond in cross...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Rafngard
Two Older Gunongs

Hello All,

I just got these two in the mail today, and snapped a few pictures. I'm really happy with them, though I wish the one had a sheath. I'm hoping to give that one a bit of a cleaning in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Rafngard
A Cundrik from Lombok.

Hello All,

I picked this up a whole back but am only just now getting to posting it. I believe this would be called a cundrik, and that it is from Lombok. I don't know much about it, or the type....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Rafngard
Wonderful knife! I recently picked up a knife...

Wonderful knife!

I recently picked up a knife with a very similar constructed handle. No scabbard sadly. It was sold with a plain, but well made, much more typical (black horn hilt, brass fittings,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,032
Posted By Rafngard
I bid on this one, but sadly, I forgot to bid...

I bid on this one, but sadly, I forgot to bid higher.
Do you think it likely that the rope tied to the hilt is an anting-anting?

While I did not win on this knife, I did manage to secure this very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By Rafngard
Hello, Is it possible that this small (probably...

Hello,

Is it possible that this small (probably post-WWII era) barong that I have is yakan?

In particular I'm thinking about the rattan pattern on the scabbard.
I've wondered for a while if it was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Rafngard
I just found another example, one from Krisdisk,...

I just found another example, one from Krisdisk, Page 5, Chapter 7. The full keris is on page 22

He says of it:
"A special variation of the wooden cylinder type is the Cecanginan/Danganan Tjanging...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Rafngard
Hello All, Firstly, thanks to everyone who...

Hello All,

Firstly, thanks to everyone who responded! I appreciate it!

Alan, you are as always a wealth of knowledge! Thank you both for clarifying on cenangan and on combong. You are an asset to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Rafngard
Bali Keris for Comment.

Hello All,

I've been meaning to post photos of this one for a while.I finally got around to taking some today.

I suspect this Keris from Bali has some real age. A hole has been worn through, I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rafngard
Hello All, I'm late to the party, but here' my...

Hello All,

I'm late to the party, but here' my one Keris Selit. Like many, the hilt is Jawa Demam. The blade is sepokal. The Sampir is sadly missing, but the gandar is remarkably chatoyant. I'm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Rafngard
Hello All, I have no idea about the quite lovely...

Hello All,

I have no idea about the quite lovely dagger. For now at least, it's outside my area of interest.

However, I did study the Somali Language for a couple years in college with a brilliant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,411
Posted By Rafngard
Wow! Absolutely stunning. Would the Brass inlay...

Wow!

Absolutely stunning.

Would the Brass inlay have talismanic properties here? Or is this likely just decorative?

Thanks,
Leif
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