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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
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: 1,000
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: 724
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: 647
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: 729
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: 941
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: 1,001
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: 1,001
Posted By kai
Email sent already... ;)

Email sent already... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
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: 1,071
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: 1,071
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: 1,001
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: 1,150
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: 481
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: 2,228
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: 855
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
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By kai
Red face Come-on guys, leave a few of those kris for us...

Come-on guys, leave a few of those kris for us mere mortals! ;) :rolleyes:

BTW, Albert, you seem to have grabbed the one already shown by Jose - what's its blade length?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, Thanks a lot for yet another...

Hello Charles,

Thanks a lot for yet another special example!



How are the bands of hide closed or are they intact tubes? Maybe later additions?

Any hints of earlier rattan binding along the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By kai
Post Hello Leif, I'll try to come up with pics -...

Hello Leif,


I'll try to come up with pics - Freddy's example from the other thread is now in my collection and exhibits one of the typical hilt types; also sekin hilts (cp. AvZ) are a legit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By kai
Smile You're welcome, Leif! Thanks for the stats -...

You're welcome, Leif!

Thanks for the stats - sounds like a fair light blade, indeed.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, Well, I hope you noticed that the...

Hello Alan,


Well, I hope you noticed that the thrust of my postings was not an easy fix regarding names but rather to suggest that we have 2 distinct classes of blades, from different cultures;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, I'd like to see close-ups of the...

Hello Detlef,


I'd like to see close-ups of the blade first, preferably polished and/or etched. This might help to narrow things down.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By kai
Post Seems we crossed posts, Alan! I believe this is...

Seems we crossed posts, Alan!

I believe this is a class of blades distinct from the coastal Melayu beladau: the latter tend to have blades with a broader base (approaching their Arab in-laws...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By kai
Post Tiger's *tooth*, anyone?

Hello Leif,

You pretty much nailed it already!

Your blade is genuine and most likely from the 19th century. It's a dagger type which hasn't been well documented and I believe we don't know its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By kai
Post Hello Algelan, Indeed, the short answer would be...

Hello Algelan,

Indeed, the short answer would be yes, this example is a sword of the type which Maurice referred to as Gobang in his paper! The style seems to have been typical for Sumedang and, I...
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