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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 57,855
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Wow, splendid examples, Jentayu! Some more pics...

Wow, splendid examples, Jentayu!

Some more pics of those examples not posted before would be really kind!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,869
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Very nice collection, Roy!

Very nice collection, Roy!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By kai
Post Hello SÚverin, It looks as if the whole hilt...

Hello SÚverin,


It looks as if the whole hilt (including the disk at the base of the blade - possibly integral to the wooden hilt?) got dunked into some stubborn sort of paint - please confirm. If...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By kai
Hello Anthony, The pamor looks nice! A close-up...

Hello Anthony,

The pamor looks nice! A close-up of the base would be great.

There certainly are quite a few variations of keris pedang from Bali/Lombok - the addition of luk is unusual for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By kai
Cool BTW, I'll try to take pics of my example - too...

BTW, I'll try to take pics of my example - too busy this week though... :( :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks, Detlef! Maybe the other forumites could...

Thanks, Detlef!

Maybe the other forumites could also add data for their pieces, please?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By kai
dimensions

Here some data for my example:

weight 634 g

707 mm total length
450 mm blade length
264 mm hilt length (89.2 mm grip length including 33.75 mm ferrule)

102 mm point of balance (from ferrule)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By kai
Post Hello Wayne, I was trying to say that there...

Hello Wayne,


I was trying to say that there doesn't seem to be any "added weight" with the traditional blades: I'd posit that the amount of metal behind the edge stays fairly constant (until for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, Sure, even a slashing blade needs...

Hello Detlef,


Sure, even a slashing blade needs enough stability behind the edge near the tip since long distance cuts are likely being delivered with the tip of the blade.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By kai
Post Hello all, Is there anyone truly qualified to...

Hello all,

Is there anyone truly qualified to give some details on the actual use of the traditional gasah, especially moves commonly utilized during fighting?

IMNSHO, we need to get some genuine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By kai
Thanks for posting, Detlef! Nice blade and great...

Thanks for posting, Detlef!

Nice blade and great to have an old & traditional scabbard!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Congrats, that certainly is a nice...

Hello Detlef,

Congrats, that certainly is a nice example! I'd be very interested to see how this blade looks after etching (that will also help to analyze those 2 areas that you think may be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By kai
Post Thanks for the additional pics, Shayde! I should...

Thanks for the additional pics, Shayde!

I should not run from memory - Kebo Giri Luk Lima is probably correct. (Both dhapur are very similar and both can have luk added; the base features are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By kai
Question Hello Adrian, Bone, stag, or ivory are the most...

Hello Adrian,

Bone, stag, or ivory are the most likely contenders.

It might well be ivory - search for panels exhibiting Schreger lines!

We need better (sharp) close-ups, especially of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By kai
Definitely separate, Shayde! Keris Kebo Kanthong...

Definitely separate, Shayde!

Keris Kebo Kanthong Luk Lima seems to be a good description for this rare dhapur.

Looks like a good blade. Could you please take pics of the whole blade (as well as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd January 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By kai
Cool Definitely not traditional Batak. This seems to...

Definitely not traditional Batak.

This seems to be a rather modern creation - it may be futile trying to align its style with any old tradition...

Any news on the signature? That seems to be the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Mickey, Check the close-up: This hair is...

Hello Mickey,

Check the close-up: This hair is very coarse - closer to bristles than soft hair; goat hair is considerably finer.

BTW, you may want to post your mandau in a separate thread for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By kai
Post Thanks, Charles! I don't think so: One doesn't...

Thanks, Charles!


I don't think so: One doesn't need a closing system for any shoulder sling - the typical button/loop arrangement suggests a belt function similar to what is traditional for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, Thanks for the additional...

Hello Charles,

Thanks for the additional information!



Sure, fittings tend to be younger (or even missing). This one has features that might be slightly off though.

Certainly a really nice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By kai
Cool Glad you clarified that one, Maurice... :D ;) ...

Glad you clarified that one, Maurice... :D ;) :rolleyes:

Jose, Kutai & Modang are quite different cultures. You'll note that the tip of the branch is carved conically to help in attaching (and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, Seems like you convinced Santa!...

Hello Charles,

Seems like you convinced Santa! :)

Congrats, that's another well-above-average pedang for your collection!

The Sumbawa knife is a really great example - I also wanted to bid on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By kai
Wink ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26477
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By kai
Hello Eric, Aside from signalling status, these...

Hello Eric,

Aside from signalling status, these pieces seem to have been mainly ceremonial. The higher up in the hierarchy the less likely you are needing a blade in a pinch...

The blades tend to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By kai
Hello David, I don't think there is any...

Hello David,

I don't think there is any relationship between these designs (aside from that oval hilts allow for a decent grip/push).

The Sumatran sewar has a round hilt while the keris hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By kai
Talking Hello Eric, These are high status pieces: The...

Hello Eric,

These are high status pieces: The bigger the better! The main design constraint seems to be that the hilt does not get so large that the whole piece tends to fall out of the sash......
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