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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Maurice
Sorry...... wrong post...

Sorry...... wrong post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Maurice
Hi Charles, Congratulations with this very nice...

Hi Charles,

Congratulations with this very nice piece!

I think it is another divergent version of a kelassan indeed.
The blade is batak, and the copper/suassa sleeve also.

I don't know about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Maurice
Congrats Carlos! A beautifull old piece! Maurice

Congrats Carlos!

A beautifull old piece!

Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By Maurice
Hi Willem, Yes wood covered with leather. Kind...

Hi Willem,

Yes wood covered with leather.

Kind regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By Maurice
Hi Rick, I think, that they were meant to use in...

Hi Rick,

I think, that they were meant to use in a fight. In wartime these status pieces need to do their job!
Just like the moro datu pieces. Besides the status (ivory jungayang hilts and gold or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By Maurice
Hi Charles, all peudeuangs I have seen and/or...

Hi Charles,

all peudeuangs I have seen and/or owned had leathered scabbards.

The Dutch marechaussees used klewangs in tropical conditions which also had leathered scabbards......

Kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By Maurice
Hi Detlef, Yes very bulky and unusual design...

Hi Detlef,

Yes very bulky and unusual design compared to other shown examples.
But I'm sure this one is from a very old collection, but can't recall from which.
If I find out I'll let you know.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By Maurice
Congratulations Detlef, a nice and old...

Congratulations Detlef,

a nice and old kanta!

Here some (unfortunately bad) photos of a kanta from the Bronbeek museum in Arnhem, which I took about 5 years ago.

Best regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,342
Posted By Maurice
Hello Fried, You have a good old Batak podang...

Hello Fried,

You have a good old Batak podang with VOC blade.
I have seen several podangs with VOC blade and it is always nice seeing one pop up here or there.

Best wishes,
Maurice
Forum: Swap Forum 6th May 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Maurice
www.bataviacollectables.com updated

Hi all,

Besides a nice and complete Kutai mandau (east Borneo) and from Aceh a sikin panjang with silver fittings on the handle, we have an extremely rare and high quality Gayo rencong for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Maurice
I would start just with a kitchen scourer and a...

I would start just with a kitchen scourer and a regular dish soap to remove the old label. Give it a good soak and rub, before you try something more aggressive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Maurice
It's probably 18th century or early 19th...

It's probably 18th century or early 19th century.
I would leave it as it is now, maybe a bit polishing the silverwork at the handle, but be carefull you don't "clean" the patina of the ivory.
If it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By Maurice
[QUOTE=spiral] Kronckew Could the mostly sapwood...

[QUOTE=spiral]

Kronckew Could the mostly sapwood side of a paddle club have been damaged & then later re shaped to how it looks now?
[QUOTE]

I think that this could be likely the case, that it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By Maurice
I only noticed the shaft and butt reminds me of...

I only noticed the shaft and butt reminds me of Solomon island clubs, but I don't know if it is one. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By Maurice
The butt end and oval shaped shaft are carved the...

The butt end and oval shaped shaft are carved the same as the paddle shaped war clubs from the Solomon islands.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,464
Posted By Maurice
Congratulations Ron, What an awesome piece. The...

Congratulations Ron,

What an awesome piece.
The handle is striking and has a good old patina.
Great carving too...

Regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th March 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Maurice
A lovely piece and great to see it in uncleaned...

A lovely piece and great to see it in uncleaned condition!

Rare find and in very good condition!

Regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Maurice
PS they also had smaller knives for different...

PS they also had smaller knives for different household purposes.
For instance on this photo, where the dayak is cutting out the pattern of a beadwork.
As you can see, he is not doing it with a side...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Maurice
In the literature often they refer to decompose...

In the literature often they refer to decompose knives or scalp knives when talking about these kind of sideknives, to cut off the flesh of a raced head.
This was not true at all, because these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Maurice
The hilt is supercool!

The hilt is supercool!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,286
Posted By Maurice
And this one is my other one.

And this one is my other one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,286
Posted By Maurice
I have two in my collection with strip at the...

I have two in my collection with strip at the scabbard.
Both from East Borneo, Kutai.

This one is definately the best from both and one of my favorites in my collection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,286
Posted By Maurice
The old style scabbards from Negara often had a...

The old style scabbards from Negara often had a carved "look-a-like" stick like the ones from Kutai, not a real one.

Best,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By Maurice
Today I have seen a Batak podang, very old balde...

Today I have seen a Batak podang, very old balde and etched on the same way as yours Tim!
Not the same motifs, but some text.

Unfortunately I don't have a photo of it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Maurice
Thanks for sharing, indeed a beautifull piece...

Thanks for sharing,

indeed a beautifull piece Detlef!

Regards,
Maurice
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