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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kai
Question Hello Jose, I'm not sure we have seen examples...

Hello Jose,


I'm not sure we have seen examples from all Moro groups throughout the islands, especially hardly any well-provenanced pieces, indeed...

However, what feature of this spear does...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Alan, Thanks! I agree that this is not...

Hello Alan,


Thanks!



I agree that this is not Karmadikan; I was guessing at early 20th c.?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks, David! I wanted to highlight this hilt as...

Thanks, David! I wanted to highlight this hilt as well but forgot.

I can't remember having seen such a hilt before! Not sure what kind of iconography is being referred to here.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd April 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By kai
Post AFAIK, this is based on a traditional Madura...

AFAIK, this is based on a traditional Madura scabbard style (with a somewhat cubistic design). Usually, this type exhibits a distinct cross-piece (which IMVHO does not really vibe with the sandang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Charles, Very neat spear, indeed -...

Hello Charles,

Very neat spear, indeed - congrats!

I do agree that it does not look Moro (nor Mandaya). However, positively placing SE Asian spears proves to be a challenge in many cases! Maybe the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By kai
Wink Tausug from hat to toe, IMHO. Also the carved...

Tausug from hat to toe, IMHO.

Also the carved ukkil motifs are fairly large and relaxed - not the tighter carving with smaller motifs I usually associate with Sama...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th April 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By kai
Wink Dear Jean, Our post crossed - my comments were...

Dear Jean,

Our post crossed - my comments were directed at Yohan's questions.



As I said, we can't really know from any pic but a high-power X-ray... ;)

As a default, I'd assume that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By kai
Post Hello YS, I beg to differ: Like David I'd tend...

Hello YS,


I beg to differ: Like David I'd tend to believe that these methods mainly are for different purposes. If the craftsmanship is good, they'll be fairly robust; I've seen more than a few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By kai
Smile Very nice barung; the scabbard deserves special...

Very nice barung; the scabbard deserves special mention, too!

The braided wire looks like copper rather than suasa, I guess?

I do believe that the blade deserves a full polish though!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Darn, Algelan, that's some nice barung!

Darn, Algelan, that's some nice barung!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By kai
Post Hello Nik, Not possible to verify from these...

Hello Nik,


Not possible to verify from these pics; sure looks like an antique ivory hilt to me though. I'd guess this got carved from a spermwhale tooth.

IMHO, the carving is clearly traditional....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By kai
Hello David, Quite likely, indeed. Just with a...

Hello David,


Quite likely, indeed. Just with a plethora of traditional technical jargon which got lost in many languages.


If there is no established and suitable name, I prefer to use...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By kai
Post Hello Leif, Thanks for posting this...

Hello Leif,

Thanks for posting this example!



It could also be from a member of the Marechaussee, a well-armed police force that performed Recon/SpecOps/counterinsurgency actions during the later...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Alan, That's not something I put forward....

Hello Alan,


That's not something I put forward. However, I probably don't understand why you feel this keris does not allow for hierarchical indicators - assuming that they don't need to follow...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By kai
Hello...

Hello Alan,


http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12421 - fast forward till post #130!
(There's a link to the full thread at the upper right hand of the linked page, too.)

Any update...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello David, Just a minor quibble: I believe we...

Hello David,


Just a minor quibble: I believe we should drop usage of this name since it is based on only a single source which (most likely) got misinterpreted in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Thanks for yet another...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for yet another instalment!



This begs the question: Why do you think so?

Only this specific ensemble, based on its possibly mixed origin? (From old quality examples I get the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By kai
Question Oldman catalog?

Oldman catalog?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By kai
Question Sounds like an unusual assertion - could you...

Sounds like an unusual assertion - could you elaborate, please? TIA!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By kai
Cool We really need to be careful when interpreting...

We really need to be careful when interpreting history! Even more so if emotions play any role.

Any and every contributor has an agenda (or even several) - be it any historical source or any...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th March 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Jose, I guess you need to establish...

Hello Jose,


I guess you need to establish provenance first - certainly looks like ceremonial items.

On another note, the large feathers are from Ara parrots - all species covered by CITES (in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ken, We'll need better (and larger)...

Hello Ken,

We'll need better (and larger) close-ups of the Moro kris, I'm afraid.

With the current pics, I still tend towards Sulu. I also believe to see a separate gangya but sometimes this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ken, Yes, a really very nice Sunda...

Hello Ken,

Yes, a really very nice Sunda hilt!

BTW, the crack at the base of the hilt is usually from the horn shrinking due to dry air, especially during winter (from heating). Try to keep...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ken, Much more likely to be waterbuffalo...

Hello Ken,


Much more likely to be waterbuffalo horn (old pieces can look fibrous/translucent: none of these features is of any significance though - any smooth cross section visible?). Very nice...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st March 2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Leif, Thanks for posting these! It's...

Hello Leif,


Thanks for posting these!

It's really great that museums take efforts to make pieces in their care more widely available, especially online. I keep wondering about their project...
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