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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By kai
Smile ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19472
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By kai
Talking The painter knew damaged keris with detached...

The painter knew damaged keris with detached crosspieces stubbornly holding onto their blades... :rolleyes:

Unless prepared on the spot (which was a rare exception), period artwork needs to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By kai
Post Hello Thomas, The fittings are recent examples...

Hello Thomas,

The fittings are recent examples of a more modern Bali style that was mainly worn by dancers/performers. The dots are not supposed to be wormholes but rather emphasize/contrast the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Thomas, That's a neat sikin panjang -...

Hello Thomas,

That's a neat sikin panjang - congrats!

Some of these do come with longer blades, indeed.

Based on the whole ensemble, this might well be Gayo from the Lake Tawar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By kai
Post Hello Willem, The Banjar/Negara melting pot did...

Hello Willem,


The Banjar/Negara melting pot did receive lots of influence from Ngaju, Malay, Bugis, "Chinese", Madura, Java, and even more foreign cultures. With Negara mandau the main influences...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By kai
Smile Hold your horses, Jeff! ;) Some more pics from...

Hold your horses, Jeff! ;)

Some more pics from all sides of the hilt would be good. Also a closeup of the carving at the upper scabbard, please.

I'd like to establish if blade, hilt, scabbard, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jeff, I'd love to see pics of any...

Hello Jeff,

I'd love to see pics of any similarly carved hilts to foster the discussion here!

IMHO the hilt seems to be influenced by Malay (floral) carving styles which could also explain the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Giovanni, I reckon you mean the paper by...

Hello Giovanni,

I reckon you mean the paper by Wilhelm Hein (rather than Steindachner)?

That's an important source, indeed. However, there is no similar hilt included in this study.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, I tend to agree with David that...

Hello Charles,

I tend to agree with David that this hilt can be classified as coteng; the small size also supports this notion. (Some Malay specialists consider coteng hilts a subgroup of tajong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,307
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, I did not mention Sasak...

Hello Alan,

I did not mention Sasak culture/language/whatever?

If kepompong is Indonesian only as expected, it is clearly modern usage.

That the word kusia was known in Klungkung for such a type...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,307
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Can we try to get a definition...

Hello Alan,


Can we try to get a definition first or try to resolve, if there really is any difference in either style and/or origin/symbolism?

Gustav has quoted an early source from the colonial...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,307
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Gustav, These are longicorn beetles...

Hello Gustav,


These are longicorn beetles (family Cerambycidae). I believe Nieuwenkamp just shows the pupa and the imago (adult) for illustrative purposes since the adult beetles are/were fairly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By kai
Question Hello Albert, This is an odd one! Based mainly...

Hello Albert,

This is an odd one!

Based mainly on the blade profile, I'm not convinced this really is Visayan.

The depicted "demon/spirit" of unusual style, the wings (eagle or angle?), and also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Wow, that would be a pretty early repatriation,...

Wow, that would be a pretty early repatriation, indeed!

That's a really nice Maranao sundang with heavy danganan hilt. I can barely make out the separate sampir - if the angled line really is where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By kai
Hello Ariel, The wooden tip of this Bagobo...

Hello Ariel,

The wooden tip of this Bagobo scabbard has 2 decorated metal tidbits attached while the 2-pronged pommel of a pakayun/parapat/pelepet is carved from a single piece of wood. I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By kai
Question Hello Jose, The base of the blade does look...

Hello Jose,

The base of the blade does look Maranao, doesn't it?

Anyway, a nice, traditional blade; looks like first quarter of the 20th century to me. I agree that some silver inlay does not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By kai
Hello Maurits, Hilts like this are supposed to...

Hello Maurits,

Hilts like this are supposed to exhibit naturally grown shapes - as such these are a gift of nature/god and of possible talismanic value. For more discussions, search for "gana"...

I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By kai
Wink ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26140
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,463
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jeff, Thanks for the additional pics! This...

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for the additional pics! This is a tough nut to crack and will possibly need detailed personal examination for reliable results.

From the pics, my estimate would be:
1. Genuine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,463
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Jeff, Thanks for rescuing this thread by...

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for rescuing this thread by making a pic available again!

Could you possibly add some more close-ups, please?

How good is the fit of the blade in the scabbard?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Xas, Yes, it is really tough to restore...

Hello Xas,


Yes, it is really tough to restore kalis without dismounting the blades; usually this can be achieved without too much hassle.

A pic with plain background would be great whenever you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By kai
You're welcome, Xas! BTW, could you add a...

You're welcome, Xas!

BTW, could you add a close-up of the base of the blade, please?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By kai
Unhappy Hilts from the 19th century (or older) are a joy...

Hilts from the 19th century (or older) are a joy to hold. Period. (Only really extravagant renditions of junggayan hilts compromise ergonomics for show. The vast majority of all extant examples...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By kai
Wink This contrast is more than unusual for etching by...

This contrast is more than unusual for etching by vinegar.

Soaking rusted blades in organic acids can activate earlier etchants, especially warangan.

Usage of warangan might not have been terribly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By kai
Smile Nice blade, Xas! Certainly looks antique - how...

Nice blade, Xas! Certainly looks antique - how thick is it at the base?

The hilt also seems to be genuinely old, especially the crosspiece. At some point though, apparently someone decided to stain...
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