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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,228
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Jim, Looking at those paintings, I get...

Hello Jim,


Looking at those paintings, I get the impression that a majority of the depicted hunters were not entirely happy: even if they managed to fatally wound the tiger or lion (some already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By kai
Smile Dear Carlos, Congrats - very nice engravings on...

Dear Carlos,

Congrats - very nice engravings on the blade!

Interesting carrying hook & chain; any similar examples?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th February 2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef and David, CITES primarily...

Hello Detlef and David,

CITES primarily regulates international trade. But mind you, it's the national legislations which are trying to implement the international convention (and additional...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Post Hello Greg, The iron sources (as well as iron...

Hello Greg,


The iron sources (as well as iron ore origins) utilized in keris production are extremely diverse and often get traded from quite distant regions. There usually is a central layer of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Exclamation I agree with David here. Since the blade appears...

I agree with David here. Since the blade appears to be pretty old (easily 19th c., maybe older) the tang may also be on the fragile side of things. Thus, it is important to move ahead gently. It...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Detlef, Whoa, hold your horses! Hippo...

Hello Detlef,


Whoa, hold your horses!

Hippo sure is regulated: The common Hippo, Hippopotamus amphibius Linnaeus, 1758, is listed in Appendix II of the CITES convention. And some populations are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Have a close look at the close-up in post #1......

Have a close look at the close-up in post #1... ;) :p

I wasn't positive though. :rolleyes: :cool:

Regards,.
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Steve, Nice addition to your family -...

Hello Steve,

Nice addition to your family - thanks for posting!

I do like the horn fittings as well as the blade shape!



What's up, Steve? Keep going! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Post Hello Greg, Not really much of any difference,...

Hello Greg,


Not really much of any difference, IMHO - quality of carving and condition being much more important nowadays.

In the Malay world, hippo has a reputation for staying white longer than...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Yup! :) And I beat Mr. Hippo Ivory to it... ;)...

Yup! :)

And I beat Mr. Hippo Ivory to it... ;) :D

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Post You're welcome, Greg! Yup, that's fine for...

You're welcome, Greg!


Yup, that's fine for initially displacing the water; keep it soaked (wrapped in plastic) and get a good oil for longterm storage.



Since vinegar evaporates, this is not a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello Dave, Have a look...

Hello Dave,

Have a look here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23525

(From the tracking info, this does not seem to be your problem. However, I'd also consider this possibility and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By kai
Angry Hello Dave, Sorry to hear that - it really sucks...

Hello Dave,

Sorry to hear that - it really sucks when tracking does not work!

How securely were the labels/addresses attached? You may want to also contact the central USPS facility for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Greg, it would be preferable if you were...

Hello Greg,

it would be preferable if you were to attach the pics to this site (any web hosting is bound to expire sooner or later and results in crippled threads).

Could you also add pics of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Smile P.S.: Keris are push daggers - there is no need...

P.S.: Keris are push daggers - there is no need for neat edges. While it may feel a bit weird, I'd keep the ragged edges. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Polishing a porous blade like this...

Hello Jose,


Polishing a porous blade like this is a tough task and often results in very unevenly polished surfaces (or removal of quite a lot of "healthy" metal).

Moreover, this keris originates...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Post Hello Greg, It usually helps to work on those...

Hello Greg,


It usually helps to work on those stubborn spots with a fine needle and steady hand; if you want to play safe, you can also utilize picks that are softer than the mild steel of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks all - I apologize for not responding...

Thanks all - I apologize for not responding earlier!

I agree that this is quite unlikely to be anything else but a full tang.

Unless the tang is fully corroded, this will be easy to check with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By kai
Wink Welcome to the forum! Have a look here and let...

Welcome to the forum!

Have a look here and let us know if you face any difficulties posting pics:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631
(Your pics will show up later after admin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By kai
Red face Yes, will do, Robert! Not keeping my breath...

Yes, will do, Robert!

Not keeping my breath though since this seems like a rather weird place for a soft metal. Thanks for sharing your thoughts though!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By kai
Smile Hello xasterix, Well, in the kitchen it allows...

Hello xasterix,


Well, in the kitchen it allows to make nice thin slices from softer tissues. Thus, the owners must have been sushi aficionados... :D ;) :rolleyes:

If you cut through bulk tissue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By kai
Unhappy Thanks, xasterix! Sorry, no scabbard extant,...

Thanks, xasterix!


Sorry, no scabbard extant, unfortunately!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Robert, Yeah, I agree that wouldn't make...

Hello Robert,


Yeah, I agree that wouldn't make sense with a peened tang.



Thanks for the good idea - might well be red gold or decent suasa: No tarnishing visible with them while the silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By kai
Post For comparison, I'm adding a regular Luzon blade...

For comparison, I'm adding a regular Luzon blade from possibly the same period; the hilt is the same type as in Robert's example while the blade has a symmetrical bevel (i. e. no chisel grind)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By kai
Hello xasterix! Thanks a lot for your...

Hello xasterix!


Thanks a lot for your info!



It sure is a really nice carving work with the prominent flowers (possibly even enhanced by copper inlay)! Looks like old-style craftsmanship to me;...
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