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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By Rafngard
I'll leave a definitive argument to the experts,...

I'll leave a definitive argument to the experts, but I'm pretty sure these are all from Bali and all fairly recent.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th May 2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By Rafngard
Thank you (paljon kiitoksia, suomeksi) to Mickey...

Thank you (paljon kiitoksia, suomeksi) to Mickey for asking this question. And many thanks also to David and Alan for their thoughtful, salient responses.

You've all explicated a number of things...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Rafngard
Hello all, Take it with a grain of salt, but one...

Hello all,

Take it with a grain of salt, but one of the styles of Silat that I study (Silat Suffian Bela Diri, from Brunei, so ethnically Malay), uses a weapon with a near identical blade profile,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,376
Posted By Rafngard
Everytime I see one of your cutting videos, I...

Everytime I see one of your cutting videos, I feel inspired.
Once this pandemic is all over, and bottled water is normal price again, I'm going to buy a flat of them, get a couple of my old ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,800
Posted By Rafngard
Hello Detlef, Yes, as I go through the posts on...

Hello Detlef,

Yes, as I go through the posts on the forum for this type, I see the questions around the name. I will keep this in mind.

Thanks!
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,376
Posted By Rafngard
When I first joined this forum 3.5 or so years...

When I first joined this forum 3.5 or so years ago, I meant to post here, but I never got around to it.

39 here, looking at forty later this year. Hopefully the world opens back up before then....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,800
Posted By Rafngard
Mini siraui (with a bone "blade") next...

Mini siraui (with a bone "blade") next to a normal sized one.

Enjoy!
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,214
Posted By Rafngard
What I learned today is that Zorro really...

What I learned today is that Zorro really shouldn't have had a rapier, he should have had a binakla. :D

In all seriousness though, this is wonderful information.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rafngard
The scabbard, in particular the horn bands, look...

The scabbard, in particular the horn bands, look an awful lot like the construction on this golok from Sunda that was in Lew's estate, and that now lives with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,207
Posted By Rafngard
My memory must just be going. The price of...

My memory must just be going. The price of getting older I suppose.

Beats the alternative though.

Awesome pics from both of you btw.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,207
Posted By Rafngard
I think I've seen a photo, maybe from Batangas?,...

I think I've seen a photo, maybe from Batangas?, of someone wearing a something like this with the "belt" diagonally across the chest, from one shoulder to the opposite hip, like a messenger bag. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,317
Posted By Rafngard
I just wanted to say thank you to both Ian and...

I just wanted to say thank you to both Ian and Asterix.

All of this has been fascinating to read.

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Rafngard
Four letters? Isn't "Perkele" seven...

Four letters?

Isn't "Perkele" seven letters? :cool:

Pidä hauskaa,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By Rafngard
I also think that for many of us, we don't feel...

I also think that for many of us, we don't feel we have anything to contribute.

I, for example, am somewhat interested in Indian arms. However, it's outside of my collecting area, and I honestly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rafngard
Indeed. I have no barung with horn ferrule,...

Indeed. I have no barung with horn ferrule, though I do have a couple Gunongs with horn ferrules that I'd be happy to show pics of.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Rafngard
Yes, as a fellow FMA practitioner. the garabs...

Yes, as a fellow FMA practitioner. the garabs that I have are significantly more front weighted that anything I've otherwise trained with. Nothing in the LaCosta/Inosanto system would prepare me to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By Rafngard
Hello Ian, Thank you for your kind...

Hello Ian,

Thank you for your kind words.

Regarding the 4th, Mid to late 20th century seems about right. The hilt profile also seems a bit off. Also the rope knot work on the scabbard. Are there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By Rafngard
3 (4?) New Gunongs

Hello All,

Presented for comment are three new (to me) gunongs and one odd one. It looks like a gunong, but the profile isn't like anything I've seen before.

Here's my thoughts, smallest to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By Rafngard
Hello Aslan, Yes, I agree on the price. I was...

Hello Aslan,
Yes, I agree on the price. I was also watching these. Apparently you got to them first. Congrats!
I missed that the kris was being resold. I've noticed that Filippino, especially Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By Rafngard
Ah, so that's where those ended up. I had made a...

Ah, so that's where those ended up. I had made a few (probably way too low) offers to the seller and got nowhere.

This child's gunong, with "french ivory" came from the same seller. I suspect they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By Rafngard
I'm not sure if there's Finnish or Sámi examples...

I'm not sure if there's Finnish or Sámi examples in the archaeological record, but I've seen a few examples of Viking era, or just post viking era Scandinavian small knives of fairly similar design....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By Rafngard
Also, for size comparison, and not at all as an...

Also, for size comparison, and not at all as an excuse to show family photos. :D The new one is second from the left
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By Rafngard
A child's Gunong with a "French Ivory"? Pommel?

Hello All,

This gunong arrived in the mail today, an epray purchase.
It's a tiny one (7 inches in length, in scabbard), probably made for a child. I'd guess it's from the 1930s.

I'm not sure what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rafngard
And a couple other examples of the KNIL...

And a couple other examples of the KNIL dress.

KBT apparently stands for "Knil Batalion Tjamaj."
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rafngard
An shortened Madura/east Java Keris in KNIL dress.

Hello All,

This is one that initially confused the heck out of me. It's shorter than normal, has what I would think of as a "balinese finish" and a leather scabbard that looks like something from...
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