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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Maybe we rather have to adjust...

Hello Detlef,


Maybe we rather have to adjust the estimated time frame? ;)

Have a look at pic #14 (the tip/finial fixed with the copper nails): This looks like 2 metals to me and any other metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, I can't remember this for barung...

Hello Detlef,


I can't remember this for barung blades (quality can be quite different on each side though). I agree that several rounds of polishing often do the trick.

Joren, I would not try to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 86
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hey, that's my line, Detlef! :D Hello...

Hey, that's my line, Detlef! :D


Hello Leif,

Thanks for posting these nice additions to your collection!

I also especially like the large one. It seems that also the aluminium was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 43
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Congrats, Detlef - neat work, Robert!

Congrats, Detlef - neat work, Robert!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By kai
Hello Jim, Thanks a lot for bearing with us ;) ...

Hello Jim,

Thanks a lot for bearing with us ;) and your additional thoughts!


BTW, is there any scholarly study linking the koftgari with the real tunkou-like elements?


I agree that this may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By kai
Red face Hey Russel, you beat me to it! Seems like me...

Hey Russel, you beat me to it! Seems like me being a slow typer... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Rob, Do a search for Kerala! Regards, Kai

Hello Rob,

Do a search for Kerala!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By kai
European influence - over all the knuckle guard...

European influence - over all the knuckle guard was never very popular throughout the archipelago...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ibrahiim, I don't see how this would...

Hello Ibrahiim,


I don't see how this would assist the draw. (BTW, the thumb or rather the whole hand would be in a glove, at least in war time.)

Short of very unfavourable circumstances, one would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ibrahiim, Thanks, that's a good find!...

Hello Ibrahiim,

Thanks, that's a good find! Link?



The 2 examples from the other thread are too short to be cavalry swords.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd July 2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By kai
Hello Gavin, Another example will certainly help...

Hello Gavin,

Another example will certainly help the discussion - please add close-ups (hilt, scabbard crosspiece & stem, and base of blade)!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, I don't think there is enough...

Hello Detlef,


I don't think there is enough evidence to claim these predominantly were women's weapons (nor vice versa).



The guard is more likely to catch onto something and become a problem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, Yes, that blob at the base of the...

Hello Detlef,


Yes, that blob at the base of the blade looks weird - please keep us posted when you receive it!

The blade finish may be intentional/original; I'd try to restain it first before...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Loyah, welcome to the forum! Congrats,...

Hello Loyah, welcome to the forum!


Congrats, nice find - that's an interesting keris panjang!

The blade seems to have good age with expected wear to the greneng. Nice fullers! The blade exhibits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,614
Posted By kai
Hello Ibrahiim, When 2 threads are joined, the...

Hello Ibrahiim,

When 2 threads are joined, the old responses get mingled in chronological order - this doesn't help with following the extensive discussion already present. I'm not convinced that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, My best guess is that this piece...

Hello Detlef,

My best guess is that this piece is modern and coming from Java (possibly the western part) with the blade being aged according to local fashion. The cross guard is not typical but you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,614
Posted By kai
Arrow Hello Ibrahiim, None of this hilt type's parts...

Hello Ibrahiim,


None of this hilt type's parts are really unique - it's the really unusual combination which makes it so distinctive. Once you start looking at decorations, it's not surprising to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,614
Posted By kai
Arrow Hello Marius, Can you elaborate and show pics...

Hello Marius,


Can you elaborate and show pics to clarify, please?



I fully agree and can relate to your pain. ;)

Note that I started this thread 11 years ago and I guess this was a pre-emptive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2016, 02:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,614
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ariel, Thanks a lot for pointing out the...

Hello Ariel,

Thanks a lot for pointing out the companion thread and the possible or even probable relationship based on this rare hilt type!

The hilt construction of the 2 Indian swords with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, The inversed-tunkou(-like) feature...

Hello Ariel,

The inversed-tunkou(-like) feature of yataghans as well as the tunkou of East Asian blades will both originate from the langet-like construction utilised to secure South Indian blades....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ariel, Thanks for bringing these up! Did...

Hello Ariel,

Thanks for bringing these up! Did you won the first example?

I agree that the hilt of both sabres seem to be of the same type and possibly related to the hilt type in the other thread....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By kai
The exhibition is in the greater Hamburg area. So...

The exhibition is in the greater Hamburg area. So forumites visiting Hamburg should be able to make it!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By kai
Thumbs up An a really nice example at that! Congrats -...

An a really nice example at that!

Congrats - please keep me posted if you decide to let it go, Miguel!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,614
Posted By kai
Exclamation Getting closer...

A quite similar sword got sold by Czerny's for a total of approx. US$2450 earlier this year:
http://www.czernys.com/auctions_lot.php?oggetto=60018&asta=57&lang=eng

Note the hilt again displays the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By kai
Exclamation [Not specifically aimed at any recommendation by...

[Not specifically aimed at any recommendation by Jens or any other forumite:]
Just a word of caution that "highly skilled" will probably have to be qualified with culture/region/period of interest...
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