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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Mickey the Finn
There are some who believe that a simple majority...

There are some who believe that a simple majority [no matter how ill-informed, misinformed, disinformed, wilfully blind, hopelessly benighted, or flat-out wrong that simple majority may be] shall...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,276
Posted By Mickey the Finn
In the province of Canada in which I currently...

In the province of Canada in which I currently reside, the provincial government's Liquor Distribution Branch distributes alcohol and cannabis products, and sells them at Provincial government...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The title of the post got my attention. I've...

The title of the post got my attention.
I've never seen anything like it (a combination of luk and lurus in a single blade), with the exception of dapur urubing dilah.
What's the length and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Psst... The previous owner had the hilt on...

Psst... The previous owner had the hilt on backwards. I suspect that it's because people unfamiliar with keris see the greneng as having a function similar to what they think the function of "Spanish...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,276
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: All

Please, do not drink any vodka, or any other alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is very insidious in it's influence and deleterious in it's effect. It is a poisonous substance.
I was essentially agreeing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: kai

Hello kai.
I did view the closeups. To be honest, my first thought was, "It's hair from a pig". Much of the hair seen in the photos looks too long to be from a pig, although it's possible I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,276
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I vividly recall the occasion when (with my...

I vividly recall the occasion when (with my parents as a preadolescent) I visited a place billed as an art gallery. In that place was displayed a pair/ set of mens drawers, affixed to a white canvas...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd January 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Primbon Jawa; penanggalan Jawa, dll.

I've got a problem: I don't know where to get translations for terms such as Warsa, Mngs, Sadwr/Paringklan, Hastwr/Padewan, Sngwr/Padangon, Saptwr/Pancasuda, Paarasan, dll.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The white hair, I'd say, is from a goat; seems to...

The white hair, I'd say, is from a goat; seems to be the most likely suspect. Similar hair decorates a newly manufactured mandau I've got in the closet. I was thinking of replacing it (the goat hair)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mickey the Finn
ਸਤਿ...

ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ.
Are you certain that the orange circle is not a rust spot, ਜ
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Thomas, If and/ or when it's convenient for you,...

Thomas,
If and/ or when it's convenient for you, could I ask you to post a closeup photo of the end/ tip of the "crosspiece" of the scabbard, from "head-on"? A similar photo of the "buntut"/ bottom...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,677
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: Jean, et al. Re: Balarama.

Discussion about the identity of the gada/mace toting personage caught my attention. The material to follow is mostly from Wikipedia and Vedicfeed, and does not reflect my opinion about the identity...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Your final arrangements for leaving this world.

This is a topic which may or may not have been addressed exhaustively in an archived post.
Last Wednesday I was reminded once again of my own mortality when I received word of the death of an uncle....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Error or not, I myself would not mind having a...

Error or not, I myself would not mind having a complete edition/copy of this booklet to study for myself, if only primarily to help in understanding Bahasa Indonesia.
Even if it's not "hard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mickey the Finn
What do you call that? A "hangfire"? My...

What do you call that? A "hangfire"? My Dad taught me when I was kid, with his Brno KAR98K [is it still a KAR98K if it's Brno manufactured, with no Waffenamt markings?] and firing south-west European...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Have one very similar; it's almost identical...

Have one very similar; it's almost identical except in a few details. I acquired it sans keris. Have a few Balinese keris kamardikan which it may or may not fit. I haven't yet gone so far as to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,532
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Looking up "Cutler's resin" on...

Looking up "Cutler's resin" on Wikipedia may or may not be helpful. I can tell you: some of the "voids" on a few buffalo horn handles currently in my care have been filled in with some sort of dark...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I've seen window putty used in lieu of the...

I've seen window putty used in lieu of the traditional resin ring.
Asomotif, thank you for this valuable information! [The map].
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Please tell me that what appear to be brass nail...

Please tell me that what appear to be brass nail heads on the selut are only decorative, and not, in fact, the heads of brass nails fixing the selut to the ukiran...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd September 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,765
Posted By Mickey the Finn
About that face...

"Kusia" is a term I've not encountered before.
I have, however, seen photos of hilts described as "kocetan"; most have "horse heads", but a very few have "insect-like" heads. And I've read that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,571
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Hmm... When brass knuckles became prohibited...

Hmm... When brass knuckles became prohibited weapons, suddenly "belt buckles" having the same size and form began to appear on the market (as well as Formica and Arborite knuckles). A couple of size...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,251
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The bull's penis, stretched and dried for use as...

The bull's penis, stretched and dried for use as a whip, is properly called a "pizzle", according to the only definition of the word "pizzle" in my biggest English dictionary. [That's my recollection...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,271
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I may be wrong, but I seem to recall words like...

I may be wrong, but I seem to recall words like "transfix" and "piercing through" in association with "penyalang". It's possible I read this in some 19th-early 20th C. journal of the Malaysian branch...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,851
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I feel compelled to say that I am truly, very...

I feel compelled to say that I am truly, very seriously impressed. A few years ago, probably resulting from overconfidence due to never having attempted it previously, I began amassing tools and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I don't know what the word is, to refer to the...

I don't know what the word is, to refer to the braiding/plaiting/weaving on the hilt. This sort of work, as well as the split rattan weaving often found on the "warangka" (warangka, of course, is not...
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