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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Roland_M
Pedang restored + Warangan in Java

Some time ago i already showed this Pedang to experienced collectors in this forum with my own quite special finish, which is now a little embarrassing for me.
But now after a professional warangan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Alan, thank you for your explanation...

Hello Alan,

thank you for your explanation about pamor steel. My sources are obviously wrong and it is not just one. Someone made a translation mistake or so and many German authors adopt that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Roland_M
I wonder, why they used pamor steel for Keris...

I wonder, why they used pamor steel for Keris Bugis and never applied a staining? As far as I know arsenic must be added to the metal during the forging process to create the black phase of pamor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Thomas, one nice sword you got! You wrote,...

Hello Thomas,

one nice sword you got!
You wrote, that the blade needs a very light cleaning.
Can you show the whole blade to us after the cleaning please?
If you truly mean just a light cleaning,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Roland_M
Lee-Enfield Combat Knife identify

Recently i was able to acquire this Lee-Enfield combat knife. The mirror polished blade is 23 cm Long and very sharp.

It could be a shortened P 1907 bayonet but probably not as it shows no usual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Tatyana, I added two pictures with visible...

Hello Tatyana,

I added two pictures with visible laminations for you. At least I think they show open laminations, better macro-pictures would be helpful.

Especially the open laminations close to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By Roland_M
In this case royal means it comes from a royal...

In this case royal means it comes from a royal aristocratic family and this got nothing to do with personal taste.

A royal Keris can be recognised by his level of artwork and amount of gold.

As far...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Tatyana, Your blade is similar to European...

Hello Tatyana,

Your blade is similar to European Cuirassier-swords of early to mid 19th ct..
All Cuirassier-swords are copies of French patterns from late 18th to early 19th ct..

But I also know...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By Roland_M
Alan, thank you very much for your comprehensive...

Alan,

thank you very much for your comprehensive explanation. Your wisdom and knowledge always impresses me!


Roland
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By Roland_M
Alan, these are wonderful Keris. Imho a little...

Alan,

these are wonderful Keris. Imho a little bit too much decoration but this is subjective and it is most difficult to find the perfect balance. European aristocratic swords of the renaissance...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Roland_M
1: I think a serious collector would never add a...

1: I think a serious collector would never add a hair tuft to a blade which never got one. This would be ridiculous and he cannot show the piece to any other collector.

2: To add a hair tuft as an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Kai, I will make some pictures when I'm...

Hello Kai,

I will make some pictures when I'm back at home. But I also plan to make a new thread. So I will send the pictures as a privat message to you.

Dipping the edge only under water is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Kai, it is a Batak Pakpak Ladingin! Here...

Hello Kai,

it is a Batak Pakpak Ladingin!
Here is my source and if you search for "Ladingin" you will find one from Gavin Nugent, which is very similar to my one and it also fits exactly to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Roland_M
Hi David, nowadays Arabic dates are written...

Hi David,

nowadays Arabic dates are written from left to right.
See this example, 1980 = 1359.


Roland
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Roland_M
Congratulations to a very beautiful hunting...

Congratulations to a very beautiful hunting sword.

As far as I can judge from the pictures, the pattern becomes finer close to the edge as a result of elaborate hammering to increase the quality of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
This is a little embarrasing for me, last night I...

This is a little embarrasing for me, last night I found out, this Amanremu is no Amanremu. It is a rare Batak Pakpak Ladingin.
As soon as I'm satisfied with my restoration work, I will show it again...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Ariel, I'm far away from being an expert...

Hello Ariel,

I'm far away from being an expert as Jens, so I sadly cannot add something important.

I only have a question, are you sure about the low quality of the steel?
A poor blade would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
Machetero, that is a nice Sikin Panjang with its...

Machetero,

that is a nice Sikin Panjang with its original scabbard, which got lost in most cases. It is the first Sikin Panjang I see with a hair tuft and since the Sikin Panjang is a pure weapon,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Machatero, yes I'm very intersted to see yor...

Hi Machatero,

yes I'm very intersted to see yor Sikin!
I also have a so called Sikin Pasangan with a huge curved blade. According to Volz it is a Peudeung Pasangan. It also got a pretty nice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Machetero, the hair seems to belong...

Hello Machetero,

the hair seems to belong original to the sword. The hair tuft is braided and fitted exactly in the hilt.

It could be a sign for a Chieftain or another VIP. This blade is definitely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
Alan, good question. I'm 100% sure, that we dont...

Alan, good question. I'm 100% sure, that we dont see an inserted cutting edge. The transition area between iron and steel would look different. Not so wide, not so even and sharper. If the back would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Roland_M
Amanremu

Hi all,

this is my new old Amanremu, received from a good friend of mine. I`m very thankful to him.
A rare variant of a rare blade, with a beautiful silver decorated hilt and a huge hair tuft from...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,360
Posted By Roland_M
Here are my two pipe back blades. One is...

Here are my two pipe back blades. One is completely from India, the other pattern is a French AN 9 with an ultra high quality non-European blade from Turkey or India.
The AN9 is from very early 19th...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th April 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Roland_M
Thank you Gustav for posting the pictures of this...

Thank you Gustav for posting the pictures of this beauty.

The pamor is quite difficult to see but as far as I can see the pattern, it is extraordinary well made.

It's another valuable evidence for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Roland_M
This is unclear now. It depends from where the...

This is unclear now. It depends from where the visitors coming from.

If we have more than 30% or so non-German speaking people, we try to hold our lectures (14. July) in two languages, German and...
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