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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Rafngard
Absolutely, I suspect this must have been like a...

Absolutely, I suspect this must have been like a long straight (well, curved, really) razor, once upon a time.

Given the hilt, any thoughts on how this may have been wielded? I know that my big,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Rafngard
Could we think of this as a "Finger...

Could we think of this as a "Finger notch" on this Luzon (Tinguian?) knife?

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Rafngard
Kai, Do you have images of a correctly dressed...

Kai,

Do you have images of a correctly dressed example of NN03?

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Rafngard
Firstly, thank you all for your responses....

Firstly, thank you all for your responses.



Length
Over all: 28 cm
without scabbard: 27 cm
Blade alone: 20 cm

Thickness:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Rafngard
Alright, let's try this again. These photos are...

Alright, let's try this again. These photos are ones I took this evening. They are not great, but but they are mine.

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Rafngard
A Sumatran... something?

Hello All,

I recently acquired this Sumatran(?) knife, and it kind of confuses me. Both Zonneveld and the forum archives have yet to direct me to something that looks like this. The seller (who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Rafngard
Hello Ian, Two things. Firstly: I didn't...

Hello Ian,

Two things.



Firstly:
I didn't notice it until just now, but the design (I'm not sure if "okir" is an
appropriate word in a Luzon context) on the throat of the sheath is near...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Rafngard
Hello All, I'm not sure how helpful it is, but...

Hello All,

I'm not sure how helpful it is, but the shape of the hilt reminds me of a lot of the hilts you see on bolos from Apalit.

In fact, it's almost identical to one Ian presented in post # 32...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Rafngard
Mine is certainly the only one of those pictured...

Mine is certainly the only one of those pictured that has much or a ricasso. It's also a lot thinner than the rest of the blade. Probably by half. The central ride on the waved section is really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Rafngard
Vasayan Kris Daga for comment

Hello all,

I recently picked up this Vasayan (given the scabbard, probably Piney) kris daga, and the style has only rarely been posted on the forum so I though I'd share, mostly on this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,988
Posted By Rafngard
Ahh, so you're the one who out bid me. No...

Ahh, so you're the one who out bid me. No worries. It left me money to buy something else ;-)

I also like this style. It is a nice one. I really like the grain on the pommel and the okir.

I hope...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
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: 670
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: 670
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: 670
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: 670
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: 3,857
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: 3,857
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: 41
Views: 9,593
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: 2,788
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: 2,788
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: 41
Views: 9,593
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: 521
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: 591
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: 591
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...
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