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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By asomotif
Here a picture of some of my dart quivers, and...

Here a picture of some of my dart quivers, and the smaller bamboo containers that could have been used for tobacco or betel nut.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By asomotif
Here is a thread that discusses a very similar...

Here is a thread that discusses a very similar style mandau :
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=136821
Forum: Swap Forum 4th April 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By asomotif
BUMP

BUMP
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By asomotif
Fierce looking man. You probably didn't wanna...

Fierce looking man. You probably didn't wanna mess with him.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By asomotif
Looks good and genuine Detlef ! Not a kind of...

Looks good and genuine Detlef !

Not a kind of miniature balato, but really a small nias knife. rare !
Forum: Swap Forum 30th March 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By asomotif
TOMBAK WITH POLYCHROME SCABBARD

Indonesian tombak with beautifull wooden polychrome scabbard / 100% fit

See the pictures / mail me or pm me for questions / details.

Price : Usd 150 + shipping
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By asomotif
Hello Danny, My example is 1.70 m. But it looks...

Hello Danny,

My example is 1.70 m. But it looks like it has been slightly longer in the past.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By asomotif
Ps. here a Atjeh lance with similar shape.

Ps. here a Atjeh lance with similar shape.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By asomotif
Hi Danny, The upper part of the shaft, is it...

Hi Danny,

The upper part of the shaft, is it oxagonal ? (eight flattened sides ?)

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By asomotif
Hello Danny, The decorated woodcarving and the...

Hello Danny,

The decorated woodcarving and the hair looks familiar.
I have similar examples and as far as I know this is indeed celebes.

Not a tawara as far as I am concerned.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By asomotif
2 rencong rentjong with hippo ivory hilts

Just for sharing. these 2 aged and lovely patinated rencong.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,303
Posted By asomotif
The Catalog is in German and the title is...

The Catalog is in German and the title is "Flussaufwaerts"
200 pages, many pictures of Dayak objects from the Makahakam area collected in the 1970's - 1980's

I have a few copies available.

Best...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,303
Posted By asomotif
Digging up this old thread. Just bought a Katalog...

Digging up this old thread.
Just bought a Katalog describing a exposition in a German Museum.
3 spears contributed to Borneo.
Note the shaft of the upper and lower example as well as the sheaths.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,994
Posted By asomotif
I owned a javanese pedang with a VOC blade a...

I owned a javanese pedang with a VOC blade a few(4?)years ago.
I found the pictures again, unfortunately not very good pictures.
But they give once more an impression of the blade form.

At that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,994
Posted By asomotif
A VOC blade dated 1780 in the collection of...

A VOC blade dated 1780 in the collection of "Zeeuws maritiem museum".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By asomotif
Hello Colin, This is very cool, bamboo...

Hello Colin,

This is very cool, bamboo containers that where already treasured 88 years ago.

I must say that David is making a very good point, which made me read the lists one more.

One list...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,202
Posted By asomotif
Bonjour, If you check the search function for...

Bonjour,

If you check the search function for "peurise" you will find various threads about these shields.

Members who want to post pictures here are also welcome ofcourse. :)

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,202
Posted By asomotif
Hi Maurice, I only held the shield, did not...

Hi Maurice,

I only held the shield, did not measure it. but approx 25 cms and 500 grams.
Wonderfull old patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,994
Posted By asomotif
A few years ago I read a book "De jacht op...

A few years ago I read a book "De jacht op sandelhout" by Arend de Roever (2002).
It describes how the VOC forced themselves into the Sandalwood trade from Timor. The VOC was present on Timor from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,994
Posted By asomotif
Interesting subject. It would help if the...

Interesting subject.

It would help if the forum's search machine would support a search for "VOC Blade"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By asomotif
Nice Sikin panjang ! I am a bit surprised that...

Nice Sikin panjang !
I am a bit surprised that the inscription is a koran verse.
Uptill now translations on this forum turned out to be jawi/malay in arabic characters.

Please use the search...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By asomotif
Hello Charles, An extremely nice presentation...

Hello Charles,

An extremely nice presentation piece.
Checking the forum, I could only find 2 examples. both high end with ivory hilts.

Are there other examples in forumite collections ?

I found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By asomotif
Hello Cakszz, Thank you for posting an...

Hello Cakszz,

Thank you for posting an interesting weapon again.

I have never seen a similar combi of a waved blade and a mandau hilt before. Also i don't recall seeing anything like it in old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,574
Posted By asomotif
Thank you Cerjak and Maurice I was very happy too...

Thank you Cerjak and Maurice
I was very happy too with this find.
The barrel was rusty when I bought it, and after a bit of cleaning the inlay became visible. Not to mention the twisted barrel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,574
Posted By asomotif
Here is my blunderbuss. tower lock flintlock

Here is my blunderbuss. tower lock flintlock
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