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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By VVV
Which one of them? The bangkris is a bit top...

Which one of them?

The bangkris is a bit top heavy but OK for a good blow.
The Mindanao cleaver is not so well balanced (maybe because my hands don't fit the handle very well?).

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,012
Posted By VVV
I also handled Artzi's strange sword when in...

I also handled Artzi's strange sword when in Baltimore and agree with Charles.
It's much to light and slim to be either a bangkris or a krikung.
Here is an example of a "typical" bangkris.

Kai, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By VVV
Very unusual and beautiful hilt!

Very unusual and beautiful hilt!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,012
Posted By VVV
Nice to see all the variations of the Bangkung in...

Nice to see all the variations of the Bangkung in one place.
Perhaps the last one, without a scabbard, once was as nice as Kino's?

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,684
Posted By VVV
The first "face hilt" resembles a...

The first "face hilt" resembles a parrot.
The second face is a quite unusual variation for being Borneo, perhaps it is depicting a Dutchman.
And then the rest from my latest picture...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,684
Posted By VVV
Slightly related to David's at #53 in this thread.

Slightly related to David's at #53 in this thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,684
Posted By VVV
Twisted face grip

Twisted face grip
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,684
Posted By VVV
Heads...

Heads...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By VVV
For sellers on eBay

By now I assume that most of the frequent international buyers have noticed the Global Shipping Program on eBay.
In short it seems to be a new way for eBay to charge more fees on their transactions....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By VVV
Nice find Barry, It seems to be something...

Nice find Barry,

It seems to be something written in Jawi?
It is quite rare but I recall that we have seen a mandau here on the forum before with both jawi and "magic squares" on its blade (from one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By VVV
Yes, it is a pade. Yours seems to maybe be...

Yes, it is a pade.
Yours seems to maybe be slightly later (based on the handle and the lack of laminations in the blade) than those variations found in this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By VVV
The only source for the term parang betino I know...

The only source for the term parang betino I know of is the book Royal Gifts from Indonesia, p. 175.
However, there it is also claimed that it comes from West Java, which is probably wrong.
Of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By VVV
Nice shopping! Those klewang are quite rare and...

Nice shopping!

Those klewang are quite rare and to find one with ivory is extremely rare.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By VVV
Your statement above is not entirely correct....

Your statement above is not entirely correct.
Jensen quotes a reference where this provenance is claimed -
J.W. van Dapperen: Krisheften. Nederlandsch Indië Oud and Nieuw 1913, p 108.
To question...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,208
Posted By VVV
Beautiful deep patina! Isn't it strange that...

Beautiful deep patina!

Isn't it strange that there are so little talismanic symbols on the Aceh shields (compared with the blades)?
The only symbol I have seen is the Seal of Solomon (the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By VVV
Thanks Royston and thanks (again) Maurice. I...

Thanks Royston and thanks (again) Maurice.

I forgot the illustration in Salomon Müller.
There was another one, with a more plain scabbard, for sale in Switzerland 6-8 years ago.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By VVV
Thanks! It was found in SE Borneo, upstreams...

Thanks!

It was found in SE Borneo, upstreams from Banjarmasin, and except Schmeltz 1892 not much is written about it.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By VVV
Rare Borneo Sword - Parang Bedak

I was quit lucky before X-mas.
With the help of one of my favorite forumites ;) I was finally able to get a parang bedak.
This is the second, but best, I have seen on the market the last 10...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By VVV
Hi all, I also "suspect" that it is...

Hi all,

I also "suspect" that it is akar bahar but I don't want to claim it until I am sure.
Here are some additional close ups regarding your questions on material, design and if the blade has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By VVV
Thanks Maurice. Rick, I am waiting for a...

Thanks Maurice.
Rick, I am waiting for a "material expert" collector friend to come over and help me make up my mind about what it is.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By VVV
Peurawot from Aceh

Good things come in pairs.
I have been looking for a peurawot for years and then I found two in 2013.
I know that Gavin has one, too (could you please post yours here?).
Anyone else who feel to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,684
Posted By VVV
Sam Spade?

Sam Spade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 944
Posted By VVV
Very interesting hybride, Ron. Unfortunately, it...

Very interesting hybride, Ron.
Unfortunately, it wasn't exhibited when I was at Quai Branly in early March :(
Here is another oddball revolutionary and XL Garab.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 944
Posted By VVV
Thanks for an interesting thread about my...

Thanks for an interesting thread about my favorite Visayan sword.
I can only add that several of my garab do have contrasting wood and color on their handles and scabbards.
Here is the most extreme...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By VVV
Detlef, I have seen other ones, too. They are...

Detlef, I have seen other ones, too. They are much more rare than the rounded version.

Ariel, on the description of "Parang Nabur" Stone managed to make 0 out of 100 correct (the pictures, the...
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