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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By RSWORD
Very well said Charles!

Very well said Charles!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By RSWORD
It turned out very nicely. I didn't realize it...

It turned out very nicely. I didn't realize it was a double edged blade. The result is similar to what you would get on a good Jian blade. The two edges show the hardened edge and then you have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By RSWORD
Yes, it would be worthwhile to polish and etch...

Yes, it would be worthwhile to polish and etch this knife. From the way the blade has oxidized you can already tell that the blade has an inserted edge of high carbon steel. Probably why it cut so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By RSWORD
Charles, A very nice sword. Of note to me is...

Charles,

A very nice sword. Of note to me is not only the quality of the wootz steel but the fact the blade is of the form with a hollow grind and a wide beveled edge. I don't recall too many high...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Here is the dress for the example with gold work....

Here is the dress for the example with gold work. It is very nice.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Sajen, Finally had an opportunity to post...

Hi Sajen,

Finally had an opportunity to post some additional pictures of the dress of two of the examples. This is the one you specifically requested. Nice handle but fairly plain scabbard.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th August 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for participating Alan and providing...

Thanks for participating Alan and providing insight.

Hi Sajen, yes I can add some additional pictures for the dress on #5 and I will also add them for #6 as it is very nice. Give me a few days to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Example #6. Long blade with very fine gold work...

Example #6. Long blade with very fine gold work at top of ganja.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Example #5. A very robust/stout blade.

Example #5. A very robust/stout blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Example #4. Very topographical/textured blade.

Example #4. Very topographical/textured blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Example #3. Unusual blade in that it is narrow...

Example #3. Unusual blade in that it is narrow at the hilt and widens towards the center. No visible pamor but some lamination lines visible.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Example #2. A heavily textured blade with very...

Example #2. A heavily textured blade with very black finish.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
Example #1. Light blade and fairly narrow.

Example #1. Light blade and fairly narrow.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By RSWORD
A comparison of Javan blades

It has been a little quiet on the forum so thought I would start a thread about the variety found in Javan blades. I'm sure near endless but I have 6 examples to share for comment/feedback. I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By RSWORD
My second example.

My second example.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By RSWORD
Keris blades with carved figures

On Mr. Workman's thread many additional examples of blades with carved figures were posted. I thought it would be interesting to start a thread devoted to this. Most of the ones that have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd August 2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,266
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Ian, Personally I would date the barong...

Hi Ian,

Personally I would date the barong slightly earlier but hey we are only talking 10-20 years and in the case of the piece in question a rather insignificant difference. I am digressing from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd August 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,266
Posted By RSWORD
Ian, I wouldn't date the entire sword based...

Ian,

I wouldn't date the entire sword based solely on the scabbard. It could be a working life replacement. I believe, as Vandoo and Sajen do, that the barong itself is older than WW2.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By RSWORD
Nicely laminated blade. There seems to be either...

Nicely laminated blade. There seems to be either a forging fault or a deep cut to the blade near the spine. Looks like it has good age to it. Probably WW2 era or even slightly older. Hard to say...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I appreciate...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I appreciate it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By RSWORD
David, When I posted this one on the figural...

David,

When I posted this one on the figural thread I had tagged it Balinese but you didn't think so. Don't know if the additional pictures sway you in any direction but what do you think?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By RSWORD
Unusual figural hilt

I shared this example on the figural hilt thread. Unusual handle with spiral body and head. Blade has seen its better days. Scabbard seems to be in the Balinese style but the blade is too short...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By RSWORD
And some blade pictures in case anyone was...

And some blade pictures in case anyone was interested.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By RSWORD
Translation assistance Madurese keris

Wanted to see if anyone was able to translate the medallion disc on this Madurese KERIS? It appears to be in Arabic but unsure what language. Would also appreciate any other thoughts or comments...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By RSWORD
One of the best references for these is Elgood's...

One of the best references for these is Elgood's "Hindu Arms and Armor". He shares a number of museum examples that largely date from the 16th and 17th century. When you are trying to date earlier...
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