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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Henk
The only thing i can tell you is that these two...

The only thing i can tell you is that these two look very nice. The blades are well executed.
Age and origin i don't know. The only thing i know is that they come from Morocco.

Let's hope some more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Henk
Thanks Vandoo for sharing your examples. I really...

Thanks Vandoo for sharing your examples. I really like them.
It is just as Nathaniel said. It is absolutely well carved and your temple knife is done with real ivory and horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Henk
Answer from Aoi Art

This is the answer i became today from Aoi Art.

This unusual engraving was made after the war time.
After the war ended a lot of occupation troops stayed Japan, and Japanese dealers sold as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Henk
Hello all, Thank you for your input. I followed...

Hello all,

Thank you for your input.

I followed the advise Spiral gave me and i sent a mail to Aoi Art. I hope they will take the time to give me an answer.

Estcrh,
If there was a description of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Henk
Unusual tanto in the shape of a dragon

When my grandfather past away 45 years ago one of his possesions was a tanto in the shape of a dragon. I had never seen something like that and never saw something like that again. One of his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Henk
It is a golok from Java. Nice one but need some...

It is a golok from Java. Nice one but need some care.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Henk
The wooden parts of a keris are often replaced...

The wooden parts of a keris are often replaced because of the climate.

The ukiran or handle is Javanese and has some age.
Could you make a picture of the mendak? Some mendaks have a ring form.
The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Henk
David, Clear. End of discussion. I will do what...

David,

Clear. End of discussion. I will do what i said at the end. That is so much nicer. :D ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Henk
Alan, Thank you for your comment. I wanted to...

Alan,

Thank you for your comment.

I wanted to make the misunderstanding clear. Actually not for myself. As a matter of fact, in the comment you wrote just to me you are completely right. Better, i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Henk
Gentlemen, On the end of the thread, i finally...

Gentlemen,

On the end of the thread, i finally see the right conclussions. Semar is a serious collector who really wants to do one thing. Showing pictures of the keris he has collected and hoping we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Henk
Don't change anything on these tombaks. Very nice...

Don't change anything on these tombaks. Very nice find. Congrats!!
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 1st October 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Henk
What are the shipping costs to The Netherlands?

What are the shipping costs to The Netherlands?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Henk
Don't worry Charles, keris lovers will also look...

Don't worry Charles, keris lovers will also look on this forum. As Detlef said, maybe Alan can tell more about the blade. As far as i can see from the pictures a very fine pedang and better quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 952
Posted By Henk
IMHO a great restoration of a beautiful piece....

IMHO a great restoration of a beautiful piece. With great skill brought back how it was once. Nothing wrong with that and doing justice to a marvelous piece.

If it was upgraded ore ruined by wrong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,297
Posted By Henk
Follow this link and go to post nr. 4. There you...

Follow this link and go to post nr. 4. There you will find the answer given by Alan Maisey.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18733
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Henk
I carefuly lean to the Philipines for this sword.

I carefuly lean to the Philipines for this sword.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Henk
Alan, lemon juice gives a brownish, yellow color...

Alan, lemon juice gives a brownish, yellow color and is indeed for staining not very suitable. Limes give a more clear juice that won't discolor as a way of speaking.

Strained and filtered juice in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Henk
Alan, Thanks for your reaction. I do agree with...

Alan,

Thanks for your reaction. I do agree with you about the cleaning options. In exactly that way i choose my cleaning method. In the case of the ganja i would go for the careful method and rub...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Henk
You're welcome, Richard. Now that you show us...

You're welcome, Richard.

Now that you show us the scabbard as well i think the keris is from Sumatra, Palembang. It certainly has some age. I strongly advise you use the cleaning Alan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Henk
A very lovely blade, with golden remains on the...

A very lovely blade, with golden remains on the ganja. I would clean the rust with pineapple or lemmon juice. Lemmon juice is more agressive but is mostly used to clean a keris blade. Is a mendak...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By Henk
First guess is a dha-like something, Could also...

First guess is a dha-like something, Could also be a malay or indonesian chopper.

Blade has something from a sikin panjang. Could be a rehilted thing from that area as well.

Same story as Detlef...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Henk
Terry, You're welcome. Maybe one of the african...

Terry,

You're welcome. Maybe one of the african collectors can tell you more about the second knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Henk
The first one is a kerambit. Weapon from...

The first one is a kerambit. Weapon from Indonesia and still made and used to practice in Pencak Silat.
Second knife looks African to me. Age of 30 to 40 years is probably right.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Henk
Search the forum. There you can find some perfect...

Search the forum. There you can find some perfect articles that will give you the information you need to do this job properly. Don't forget to show pictures of the cleaned blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Henk
Yep, Khanjar. The more knowledgeable members can...

Yep, Khanjar.

The more knowledgeable members can tell you more. In the meanwhile you should clean the blade and get rid off the rust.
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