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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:11 PM
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Posted By David
Or...given it's orgin (if it is Tibetan) it is...

Or...given it's orgin (if it is Tibetan) it is also possible that the slight belly that is displayed on the blade is from removal from an even straighter starting point. Most of the Tibetan knives i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By David
I personally stay away from polishing pastes, or...

I personally stay away from polishing pastes, or anything that applies abrasion to the metal. I would any one of a variety of two-sided polishing/buffing cloths that jewelers use.
I have a few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By David
Thanks for the translation Bjorn. I do realize...

Thanks for the translation Bjorn.
I do realize that making a positive identification of many Balinese figurative hilts can be next to impossible at times, but this part of the description put me in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By David
hmmm...that's a beautiful item and i can see why...

hmmm...that's a beautiful item and i can see why you think it may be of South Pacific origin.
I will also say that given it's form it looks more like a fighting staff than simply something to aid in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 605
Posted By David
I will admit right up front that i know very...

I will admit right up front that i know very little about this type of sword. But from simple observation it is clear to see that the fittings on Joe's Jian are rather poor for anything with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By David
Instead of general discussion about fakes why...

Instead of general discussion about fakes why don't we stick to the specific case here with the keris at hand? It is a pendok that does indeed display some age. How much is debatable. The numbers on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By David
Welcome to the forums Ira. We only discuss...

Welcome to the forums Ira.
We only discuss Indonesian/Malay keris on this forum so i am switching this over to the Ethnographic Forum. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By David
I can add one more item to your old boss' list...

I can add one more item to your old boss' list Mickey.
"If you want something done and you don't know how to do it, FIGURE IT OUT!" LOL! Letting stuff sit around with unresolved problems, hoping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 597
Posted By David
Thanks for your amazing and tireless effort...

Thanks for your amazing and tireless effort getting us back up and running Lee!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By David
Yes, i would imagine the "luks" were...

Yes, i would imagine the "luks" were simply cut rather than forged. As you can see the flat section in the center of the blade does not curve with the luks. And as Josť has pointed out, the luks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By David
There you go. Looks nicer now, yes? :)

There you go. Looks nicer now, yes? :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By David
Glad i could head off any possible suffering on...

Glad i could head off any possible suffering on your part. :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By David
Gustav, my remark was in regards to your...

Gustav, my remark was in regards to your acknowledgement that my hilt was indeed "unique" and "one of a kind". I was not asking you to speak about all figurative hilt, only pointing out the obvious...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By David
Maybe it is i who has failed to express myself...

Maybe it is i who has failed to express myself Gustav.
Just about all figurative hilts are unique and one of a kind. I am aware that there was indeed a particular "experimental" period when these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By David
I would agree with that assessment, yes.

I would agree with that assessment, yes.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By David
Thanks Gustav for posting all these fine examples...

Thanks Gustav for posting all these fine examples of Pipit Teleng hilts. To be clear, while i did not respond to your first post on this thread, i most certainly saw it. Forgive me for not responded,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By David
No worries Groza. This kind of pommel is fairly...

No worries Groza.
This kind of pommel is fairly common for this type of kris. I had one of these for a while, but sold it a few years back.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 743
Posted By David
Gustav, most of the Pipit Teleng hilts that i am...

Gustav, most of the Pipit Teleng hilts that i am familiar with do not, in fact, have bulging eyes. Sometimes there are some simple markings to delineate eyes, often there are no eyes at all. So i do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By David
Yep. I'll move it. :)

Yep. I'll move it. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By David
Well, i see some yellowing in you first photos,...

Well, i see some yellowing in you first photos, but i looks more like dirt and possible old varnish, not gold wash or plating. I think it looks 100% better now. I assume you did the same for the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By David
Well Alan, this Minangkabau keris crossed my...

Well Alan, this Minangkabau keris crossed my screen this morning, posted by a friend on another forum. I don't see much chance that this keris had a Sulawesi pendok added to it later. The entire...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By David
I'm not sure what to make of these illustrations...

I'm not sure what to make of these illustrations JustYS. The top photo of the seated man clearly shows a modern era Madura dress. Was this person presented as someone from Lombok or is he Madurese?...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By David
Well, i wouldn't argue with you on this. I've...

Well, i wouldn't argue with you on this. I've always found the differences between Sulawesi Bugis and Sumatra Bugis difficult to determine, so you may well be correct on this. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By David
Well, i see that both #1 and #6 seem to have some...

Well, i see that both #1 and #6 seem to have some mixed reactions. Frankly i don't believe either of these are Peninsula blades. My gut feeling on #1 would be Alan's second choice, Lombok. It is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By David
Hi Jean. Is that the traditional manner in which...

Hi Jean. Is that the traditional manner in which keris are worn in Lombak? It seems a bit odd and awkward for such large keris. :shrug:
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