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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th November 2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By BigG
I have seen this variant once before... But i...

I have seen this variant once before... But i cant for the life of me recall where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,654
Posted By BigG
I have yet to see any Peninsula Malay weapons...

I have yet to see any Peninsula Malay weapons with this very distinctive form of hilt design. Especially the foliage ukiran on the hilt. After thinking it through i would say that i could see a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,036
Posted By BigG
Just a thought. Standard Malay, or at the very...

Just a thought. Standard Malay, or at the very least, the standard Malay that is used in which ever timeline this budiak is from, is usually used for formal messages when writing down agreements,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,036
Posted By BigG
I would agree with this. The spear that we see...

I would agree with this. The spear that we see here is not meant to be used as a missile weapon. It could not be thrown well as the general build & design that we see here would not allow it to fly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,036
Posted By BigG
I tend to agree wth David on this. It seems that...

I tend to agree wth David on this. It seems that this is simply far too specific in its design to be a hunting implement. The sheer exuberance of the form, in terms of its overall look, its heft and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,036
Posted By BigG
Excellent restoration work. Outstanding budiak...

Excellent restoration work. Outstanding budiak ths...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,036
Posted By BigG
not likely... the Jawi letter that came after the...

not likely... the Jawi letter that came after the Jawi spelling of Datu' in the first line is the letter JHIM that creates the equivalent of the romanise consonant sound made by the letter "J"... as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,036
Posted By BigG
glad to help... but really get an expert...

glad to help... but really get an expert verification as even tho much of the languages of the philipines are dialects of Malay... it is not exactly like the Standard Malay I know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,036
Posted By BigG
5 of the first letterings on the second line from...

5 of the first letterings on the second line from the right has the equivalent of the consonant sounds of (N-K-R) (K-N) it could thus be read as "nukar-kan" ie "to change"... or " to replace...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th September 2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By BigG
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,351
Posted By BigG
The blade is of the Buginese Sepokal form... How...

The blade is of the Buginese Sepokal form... How old it is and where it comes from, I cant tell for sure...

The hilt is like nothing i have seen before
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigG
In my honest opinion the value of this blade lies...

In my honest opinion the value of this blade lies in its quality as a fighting piece. ie... in Malay kerisology... though the keris has mutliple cultural functions as an artifact of material culture,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigG
Better pictures... it is clear that this is not a...

Better pictures... it is clear that this is not a bungkem piece...

The blade has fine crystaline structures... this is a form of decorative element similar to pamors. Many Malay blades have non...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigG
The buntut is likely to be a flat one... similar...

The buntut is likely to be a flat one... similar in shape like the one I had drawn & given to you earlier...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigG
I am certain that the stem is sena... It is...

I am certain that the stem is sena... It is likely that the sampir is also a kemuning though the grain doesnt seem to be refine... and there isnt as nice patterning t the grain that is referred to as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By BigG
Yes nice idea there... a compilation or culling...

Yes nice idea there... a compilation or culling of these means and methods for comarison and choice will be good..
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By BigG
Selamat Hari Raya Eidilfitri to one and all. His...

Selamat Hari Raya Eidilfitri to one and all.

His blessings and protection on one and all.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigG
I might be wrong... but it looks like a bungkem...

I might be wrong... but it looks like a bungkem piece at the gandek area there...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigG
I beleive that your sampir might be kemuning,...

I beleive that your sampir might be kemuning, there is no way of telling for sure unless you can show us pics of the sampir after you have clean it up. You may get wonderful chatoyance (Gehwang)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By BigG
Henk... that sentiment is something I respect...

Henk... that sentiment is something I respect...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By BigG
Have tried this before... I have a significant...

Have tried this before... I have a significant space constraint n kids... so using powerful chemicals is a nono in the house... if normal paint thinner cant do it I'll try carefully thats it... sand...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th September 2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,667
Posted By BigG
Rite its mor clearer now... good job...

Rite its mor clearer now... good job...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th September 2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,106
Posted By BigG
I have no interest in engaging in this anymore......

I have no interest in engaging in this anymore... thnx David
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th September 2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,667
Posted By BigG
Under the circmstances... its great... congrats...

Under the circmstances... its great... congrats again for a worthwhile effort...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th September 2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,106
Posted By BigG
Ah yes... your inimitable compliments... getting...

Ah yes... your inimitable compliments... getting an accelerated acquaintance with that too.. :rolleyes: :D :D :D
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