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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By asomotif
Thank you Albert for the review, and Alan for the...

Thank you Albert for the review, and Alan for the nice link to the video tour.

Some diversion for those who are staying at home.

Stay safe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,399
Posted By asomotif
I found an auction in the UK in 2017 where these...

I found an auction in the UK in 2017 where these 3 lances were sold.
The description is only "indonesian 19th cent."
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By asomotif
It looks a bit like an Alpine marmot (marmota...

It looks a bit like an Alpine marmot (marmota marmota)

But maybe that is coincidental.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By asomotif
Fought ?! "brought" I hope :D

Fought ?! "brought" I hope :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By asomotif
the blade looks old, but the hilt/scabbard indeed...

the blade looks old, but the hilt/scabbard indeed recent.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By asomotif
personally I am not walking in and out of jeweler...

personally I am not walking in and out of jeweler stores with a weapon.

I think that if Thomas compares this material to the crown on your sikin you should be able to see some differences.
maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By asomotif
I agree that a ferrule is original to this...

I agree that a ferrule is original to this piece.

This one looks like a replacement considering the carftmenship that has been put into it. I would be surprised if it is suasa.

Is there any place...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By asomotif
Wow! that is impressive. This is probably the...

Wow! that is impressive.

This is probably the first cojang I see with a scabbard that appears to be from the same period as the cojang.
Other examples that I have seen had hardwood scabbards or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By asomotif
Hello Thomas. I must say that the result is nice...

Hello Thomas.

I must say that the result is nice and the sumara looks very good now it is cleaned. the blade is also very nice. do you have some more pictures of the blade.

But if I understand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By asomotif
I am enjoying it. (sort of) thanks. :shrug:

I am enjoying it. (sort of) thanks. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By asomotif
Good evening, The blade looks concave / convex...

Good evening,

The blade looks concave / convex on the first 2 pictures, which makes it a mandau blade. Th egenaral shape is not atypical
The decoration that is visible on the last pictures looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By asomotif
Ok, the ring is clearly not fitting the scabbard...

Ok, the ring is clearly not fitting the scabbard and is damaging the scabbard mouth. I think the hilt was added.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By asomotif
Hello Tatyana, What is the ring under the hilt...

Hello Tatyana,

What is the ring under the hilt ?
Doe you have a piciture of the scabbard mouth from top view ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By asomotif
Dear David, seriously ? can you show me japanese...

Dear David,

seriously ? can you show me japanese or chinese carvings in this style ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By asomotif
How about this one

How about this one
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By asomotif
What a nice knife. I am happy that it was posted...

What a nice knife.
I am happy that it was posted in ethnographic for a short while catching my attention :)

I really wonder what animal it represents. because the carver gave it a very prominent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By asomotif
And from the other side of the blade ? I am...

And from the other side of the blade ?

I am interested to know what Alan will advise when we have the complete picture.
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,687
Posted By asomotif
Charles, Did you ever get a translation of the...

Charles,

Did you ever get a translation of the scabbard inscription ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th June 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By asomotif
The 2nd type look a lot like one that I bought in...

The 2nd type look a lot like one that I bought in a gift shop some 10 years ago. The fragment is old, but set into a new metal box/frame. very nice though. I use mine for name cards.

Best...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 46,056
Posted By asomotif
What a lovely and fine enamel decoration on this...

What a lovely and fine enamel decoration on this sewar.
I like the suasa handle. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,354
Posted By asomotif
Looks like real one :D

Looks like real one :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,630
Posted By asomotif
Dear Ian, Is there a link to more info regarding...

Dear Ian,

Is there a link to more info regarding provenance / age / where collected ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,630
Posted By asomotif
:confused: :confused: :confused: Sorry, but...

:confused: :confused: :confused:

Sorry, but the overall brown patina on this example is not my idea of "real antique"
Same goes for the hacksaw markings.

I am going to leave this discussion now....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,630
Posted By asomotif
Good evening, I found another example. But with...

Good evening,

I found another example. But with much older coins….

http://www.bigyellowbird.nl/super-rare-sword/

This collector is also searching for more info on this "super rare sword".

The...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By asomotif
I think Adrian is referring to my enlargement of...

I think Adrian is referring to my enlargement of post #16

Best regards,
Willem
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