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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Roland_M
Pedang with unusual point

Hello all,

according to Mr. Albert Zonneveld this is a Pedang III with an unusual downcurved point. My little dolphin-sword is thin, extremely sharp and light weighted.

I never saw such a point...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st October 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Alan, thank you for your advise! The term...

Hello Alan,

thank you for your advise! The term "Chatoyant Wood" is a great step forward for me!
Oh and I like everything on my Waranka, the carving including its imperfections, the structure and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st October 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Alan, thank you very much for your words...

Hello Alan,

thank you very much for your words and the information about Trembalu Jawa wood. I think i have to look now for another type of wood.
Shellac provides a very beautiful finish on wood,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th September 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Roland_M
some impressions

some impressions
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th September 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Roland_M
Keris-Yogya nice wood Waranka

Dear Members of the Forum and Anonymous Readers,

A couple of years I was waiting for a oppurtunity to buy a typical antique Java-Keris with a straight blade, a silver Pendok, Waranka and Hulu made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Ian, what looks like laminations is a...

Hello Ian,

what looks like laminations is a result of intense hammering of the cutting edge and differential hardening. I have no further pictures of the Tenegre right now but i have a picture which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Roland_M
I would give a lot for a seminar with Mr....

I would give a lot for a seminar with Mr. Inosanto. Because of him and his videos on Youtube I learned Escrima with two sticks together.

The backside of the Tenegre is done. I made the first...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Roland_M
Nice pictures and it is absolutely obviously,...

Nice pictures and it is absolutely obviously, that the filmmakers got no idea how this Fijian war club is used. With that strange protrusion, which looks like a rocket-tail, the club is pretty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Roland_M
Thank you for the picture, that's interesting. It...

Thank you for the picture, that's interesting. It seems, that these oversized blades are not too unusual.

I started immediately to grind and polish my Tenegre and 2/3 of the backside are already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Roland_M
Yesterday the Tenegre arrived and it is very...

Yesterday the Tenegre arrived and it is very impressive.

The blade without the hilt is 68.5cm or 27" long and with 1060 grams very heavy. The thicknes at the handguard is 8mm and at the point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Roland_M
Yes, as soon as i have it, i will answer every...

Yes, as soon as i have it, i will answer every question. I'm quite experienced with sword testing, so i can make a proper statement about the combat value of the sword.
It got a couple of damages on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Roland_M
I think the winner probably just compensating for...

I think the winner probably just compensating for something :D


Roland
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Ian, here is a series of extraordinary...

Hello Ian,

here is a series of extraordinary interesting and well made Videos about the Mongol Invasions:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaBYW76inbX6rwW39kRuJ-DvG4hE7vEFC

Far above the...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Roland_M
It was mainly pure luck for the Europeans! The...

It was mainly pure luck for the Europeans! The Europeans would have had absolutely no chance against a full Mongol army of 100.000 man or more with the military genius Subutai...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By Roland_M
Egypt was constantly occupied by different...

Egypt was constantly occupied by different conquerers since around 500 BC.

The career as a province started with the persian Cambyses II. in 525 BC and ended in the 19th ct. after the liberation...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Bryce, first you should check every inch...

Hello Bryce,

first you should check every inch of the untouched blade with a magnifying glass and a small LED-flashlight for laminations or traces of wootz.

If you find nothing I would suggest to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Roland_M
Hello, nice Kampilan and well restored! This...

Hello,

nice Kampilan and well restored!
This page might be interesting for you, if you not already seen it.

http://www.morolandhistory.com/

and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Roland_M
Hello, that is an interessting dagger. The blade...

Hello,

that is an interessting dagger. The blade ist very corroded but the dress is fine. This makes me think, that the dress is much younger than the blade itself.

The blade is clearly no...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Kubur, in my opinion you are right, this...

Hi Kubur,

in my opinion you are right, this seems to be a Felddegen (battlefield epee) from Germany in extraordinary good condition. The age you suggest is also good. Here is another Felddegen with...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,045
Posted By Roland_M
Yes, the absence of any marks of fighting on a...

Yes, the absence of any marks of fighting on a battlefield-sword, which is no parade-sword or so, is always a warning sign.

These blades were made for combat, not as a wallhanger and no one in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Roland_M
I think the hilt is made from fossil walrus ivory...

I think the hilt is made from fossil walrus ivory and in my opinion it is relative poorly made for Javanese standards.

I found something remarkable on the Wranka. The Wranka seems too short for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Gernot, this is an extraordinary beautiful...

Hi Gernot,

this is an extraordinary beautiful Khanjar. And your restoration job is awesome! I'm very impressed!
What etchant did you use for bringing out the wootz-pattern?
Can you make a short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Roland_M
Alan, thanks for your words and exactly this is...

Alan,

thanks for your words and exactly this is my plan, i will learn the necessary skills. The biggest problem ist, that arsenic is forbidden in Germany. So we have to use realgar bought as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Kai, it does not look to bad now, because i...

Hi Kai,

it does not look to bad now, because i already removed 80% of the active rust. The look was horrible, when i opened the package.
It was free of any rust (deeply cleaned) before the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Roland_M
One member of the forum asked about the traces of...

One member of the forum asked about the traces of active rust and that it is a good idea in his opinion, to remove all rust before warangan.

Ther rust came to the blade after warangan and during the...
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