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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, I had a difficult time to come up...

Hello Alan,

I had a difficult time to come up with a response that might help to reconcile the quite divergent takes of Gustav and Bill. Not that these are mutually exclusive - you seem to have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By kai
Question Hello Franc, This really may be a one-off -...

Hello Franc,


This really may be a one-off - very little chance to narrow down its origin, I guess.

I agree with the others that the blade is good and genuine Sumatran keris panjang if maybe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th December 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Could you possibly show a pic of a...

Hello Alan,

Could you possibly show a pic of a ron dha that corresponds to any reasonably well established signature (i. e. drawing in HH or similar)? Probably not the Jayasukadgo blade you're...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By kai
Lightbulb pic added

Often fotos are not taken at the right angle (exactly vertically from the main features) - this one seems to be fairly ok though.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Alan, I'll play... :rolleyes: Setting...

Hello Alan,

I'll play... :rolleyes:



Setting aside vagaries of relying on drawings (even if fairly accurate), It certainly doesn't look identical. I'll try to post a comparison pic later...

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By kai
Post Hello Lee, Yours is not carved: rattan is much...

Hello Lee,

Yours is not carved: rattan is much more commonly utilized than bamboo because it is much sturdier, especially those varieties with many "knots" along the stem.

Fresh bamboo makes good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,654
Posted By kai
Red face Hello Bill, Could you possibly add pics of the...

Hello Bill,

Could you possibly add pics of the second one you obtained, too?

These definitely exhibit Batak style. IMHO not old though; in the examples I saw, the blade quality was modest,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By kai
Talking Thanks for the infos, Alan! There certainly are...

Thanks for the infos, Alan! There certainly are some differences in quality visible from the pics.

Welcome back, Bill! BTW, PM sent. ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By kai
Wink Yup, I'd bet at twisted silver wire in the...

Yup, I'd bet at twisted silver wire in the longitudinal grooves - would certainly look very nice to have this restored!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Detlef, Congrats on a good grab and a...

Hello Detlef,

Congrats on a good grab and a really fine piece!



Andar-andar and julung-julung are synonyms AFAIK. Very much like kalasan, they do come in all sizes and with lots of different hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, Thanks for your thoughts and the...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for your thoughts and the interesting remarks!

I do see the points you raised. Yet I am not convinced that this blade really is Jawa and, thus, out of pakem.

IMHO, it might...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By kai
Question Hello Leif, I don't think this blade has been...

Hello Leif,

I don't think this blade has been shortened noticeably: the base looks ok and either a longer base or a longer tip would preclude putting the blade into any traditional scabbard.

As...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By kai
Hello Leif, I agree that this seems to be a...

Hello Leif,

I agree that this seems to be a bahari blade (length?). It may well have been shortened; however, it may also be a Malay variant of the well-known Bangkinang style. Some close-ups would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Jean, While the pamor seems to extend...

Hello Jean,


While the pamor seems to extend through the naga, the latter does seem to be a candidate for it being recarved from a plain gandik of an originally larger keris. In any case, it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, This may be a bit of a moot point:...

Hello Ian,


This may be a bit of a moot point: Yet these blades tend to resemble the Moro bangkung much more than they resembkle the Moro kampilan; even the minority of Lumad blades that exhibit a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, Any laminated construction could...

Hello Ariel,


Any laminated construction could be legitimately referred to as pamor in Indonesia: It doesn't have to exhibit strong contrast nor is it limited to nickel - iron alloys of different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By kai
Email sent already... ;)

Email sent already... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By kai
Question Hello Charles, another very special kampilan -...

Hello Charles,

another very special kampilan - thanks!

Usually, the "eye" got placed at the intersection of the carved lines - this pommel apparently never had this intersection and seems closer to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By kai
Post Hello Bjorn, The Sundanese were very active in...

Hello Bjorn,


The Sundanese were very active in southern Sumatra - thus, no surprise that Sumatran pieces might have ended up there.

With keris hilts it is almost always risky to assume that any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By kai
Wink Looks rather Minang to me, Rick... Regards, Kai

Looks rather Minang to me, Rick...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Gustav, The script is unusually long! I...

Hello Gustav,


The script is unusually long!

I also can't remember having seen these lines to be written on...



I've seen this with some sekin. This blade is fairly broad to begin with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By kai
Smile Have a look here:...

Have a look here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24138
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th July 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello harvg, Congrats, that seems like a...

Hello harvg,


Congrats, that seems like a unusually large example!

Can you ascertain whether the very attachments of the fibre string are original or have been repaired?



Looks like "To...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,783
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Fernando, Nothing binding yet AFAIK - I...

Hello Fernando,


Nothing binding yet AFAIK - I see it often in scientific contexts; it certainly allows for much better sorting! (Commonly given as 2018-07-04, possibly to differentiate it from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Charles, Thanks for another great example...

Hello Charles,

Thanks for another great example - very nice 19th c. Sulu blade/ensemble!



A superb family gathering, indeed!

Regards,
Kai
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