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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,655
Posted By Gavin Nugent
To add to the diversity of regions, I've a simple...

To add to the diversity of regions, I've a simple early old Guom of tradtional form here with a VOC blade too.

Gavin
Forum: Swap Forum 27th January 2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 802
Posted By Gavin Nugent
www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

Thank you for your continued support.

Itís been a very full couple of years and despite few website updates, I've continued to deal regularly in the back ground where time permits.

During this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,761
Posted By Gavin Nugent
That's an impressive example Iain! Ed, you dig...

That's an impressive example Iain!

Ed, you dig up some great references here and with the Sudan shield, great image from the French book.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,761
Posted By Gavin Nugent
thanks

Thanks for Iain for putting me on the scent that led here and thanks Colin for the extract reference... here is my personal favourite African spear at home, finally great to see it referenced......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Sudan

Better late than never... I'll dig the other out in the new year...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gavin Nugent
A great discussion and awesome images. Below are...

A great discussion and awesome images.

Below are a pair of spears I have here. I've also two of the shields in the initial post, one is mounted in my home, the other in storage, neither have the...
Forum: Swap Forum 13th August 2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gavin Nugent
www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

I've had a long absence from these pages and thank you to all who continued to stay in touch, it is appreciated.

Just a quick note to say I've started trading through my website again and will...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,678
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks guys. "I feel like the child who has...

Thanks guys. "I feel like the child who has not yet learnt anything" like Alan mentioned in the thread leading to this point.

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,678
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Is this what you are looking for?

I've taken a snippets from 4 keris and a Sundang...is this helpful and on point?

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th August 2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,678
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Overwhelmed

I must say, I do love this Keris forum but am a little overwhelmed with this thread. I've been back to this thread so many times in the past week/s with the intention to write something I thought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,143
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Timber question

Has anyone identified the timber type used on the sheath of Aceh Panjang, Pencong, Peurawot etc?

With thanks

Gavin
Forum: Swap Forum 12th July 2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,276
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Exclamation Fraud alert

Myself and other dealers have been subject of fraudulent sales posts by an individual by the current name of Ajay Kumar on Face Book, he uses web images of sold items and presents them for sale on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,736
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It's a striking sword Charles. Personally, at...

It's a striking sword Charles.

Personally, at face value with the images presented, I would say this is a composite piece with consideration to the pommel, my guess is that was once a horn pommel,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,887
Posted By Gavin Nugent
I'd always thought these to be Sunda sword. Here...

I'd always thought these to be Sunda sword.

Here is another carved hilt type. The blade on this example carries a keris feature, a kembang kacang.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Its an odd bird...the form, (disregarding the...

Its an odd bird...the form, (disregarding the motifs) has a Somali flavour, the motifs look somewhat Toledo Spain to me.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,179
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Don't get too caught on about the thick and thin...

Don't get too caught on about the thick and thin tangs that you presented and I think thick and thin would also need to be quantified.
There is certainly age between the examples presented here but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Apart from the unusual arrangement of the...

Apart from the unusual arrangement of the "fullers", and using Adni's reference as an ID guide, the Ron Da Nunut is also very unusual to my eye...specifically that nothing protrudes beyond the edge...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you for coming in Laowang. Perhaps Bugis...

Thank you for coming in Laowang. Perhaps Bugis Patani?

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gavin Nugent
David, Rick, My initial thoughts when it...

David, Rick,

My initial thoughts when it arrived were north east coast peninsular, but I soon forgot the features of the Gandik and was lost in the broad bevelled edges and followed another path...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Alan, It is the later, dark front section,...

Hi Alan,

It is the later, dark front section, lighter base.

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Jean, Have you ever seen a similar blade with...

Hi Jean,

Have you ever seen a similar blade with these features?

I have not treated the blade in any way buy there could be something subtle in the blade when I give consideration to its typical...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gavin Nugent
An unusual blade

Here is an unusual blade that I'd expect to be Sumatran.

There are differing opinions as to where this was made.
Henri was kind enough to produce one from his own collection reputed to be Bugis...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,954
Posted By Gavin Nugent
provenance

Just doing a little light reading....I seemed to have missed this last year Gustav, thank you for sharing, this outs to rest the question of the form being new or old, referring to claims but some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,574
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Kai, throw your eye over the first post,...

Thanks Kai,

throw your eye over the first post, third image...clear spiral to me.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,574
Posted By Gavin Nugent
These are very nice...some what lacking in...

These are very nice...some what lacking in condition but given the rarity of the knives, hilt material and the design of the sheath, I think they could be late 18th century.

The hilts are shell,...
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