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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:13 PM
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Posted By David
Can someone explain to me why we refer to a knife...

Can someone explain to me why we refer to a knife like this as a Bowie Knife. According to dictionary definition a Bowie Knife is :a stout single-edged hunting knife with part of the back edge curved...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By David
What is the hilt (not the pommel which is...

What is the hilt (not the pommel which is obviously wood) made of? It looks like horn and metal at the same time in your photos.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th August 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By David
Well again Alan, that is why i stated, twice,...

Well again Alan, that is why i stated, twice, that it was a shame that there is no sheath with this keris. This is also why i was questioning for more information on the rather vague provenance since...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By David
It's not that easy to ingest Wayne. Here is an...

It's not that easy to ingest Wayne. Here is an interesting account of women working in the industry that produced the stuff back in the 19th century.
http://tinyurl.com/p4p3q3r
And remember that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By David
Nice knife. I'm sorry, but i just couldn't...

Nice knife.
I'm sorry, but i just couldn't resist posting this other Monster Head Bowie... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By David
If this is verdigris (i'm not sure how you...

If this is verdigris (i'm not sure how you determined that from these photos) it is indeed poisonous if ingested, but as long as you aren't licking your asang-asang regularly you are probably safe. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By David
Could be Detlef. Photos aren't really clear or...

Could be Detlef. Photos aren't really clear or close enough. I assumed the M.O.P. because i have seen it before on this sheath form.
I suspect this could be from sometime after WWII, though some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By David
I wouldn't argue with any of Roland's advice...

I wouldn't argue with any of Roland's advice necessarily. I would certainly do all i could to remove the rust.
It's nice to see good lamination on what i assume is a later era kris. I would need...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th August 2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By David
Yes Alan, i am quite aware that Gustav was...

Yes Alan, i am quite aware that Gustav was talking about the hilt and penokok. Perhaps you hadn't been following my train of thought all along which was trying to rationalize this hilt form with this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By David
Hi Croccifixio. Welcome to the forum. Hopefully...

Hi Croccifixio. Welcome to the forum.
Hopefully this "sticky thread" will help you figure out how to upload your images. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631
I don't know why your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th August 2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By David
No, not surprising, just wish we had more to go...

No, not surprising, just wish we had more to go on. Of course Gustav has described this as a Northern Sumatran form, but i would also not be surprise that influences went further than Palembang. It...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th August 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By David
Thanks for flipping the keris Gustav. I agree...

Thanks for flipping the keris Gustav. I agree that Sumatra is a likely origin for this hilt. I do feel that we are probably looking at a Javanese blade though which has me wondering about the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By David
Thanks David. An interesting keris. I'm not...

Thanks David. An interesting keris. I'm not convinced that the hilt is Sulawesi. I wonder if it is possible that this hilt is from Cirebon?
I am also not sure i would call the dating here strong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By David
...or you could take the approach that this would...

...or you could take the approach that this would be a great blade to practice restoration on. I mean, it's not like you are likely to make this blade much worse than it is by your efforts and you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By David
Well i do...in fact, i may be the odd man out,...

Well i do...in fact, i may be the odd man out, but i would even go so far as to say i embrace the deviations. I tend to like oddities and mysteries. ;)
Yes, i agree that the motifs used in my East...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By David
When one examines this hilt closely when in hand...

When one examines this hilt closely when in hand it becomes apparent from the fit that either the hilt was carved to fit the cup or the cup was formed or re-formed to fit the hilt.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By David
I'm not sure i'd say that it troubles me Alan,...

I'm not sure i'd say that it troubles me Alan, but i see what you mean. Though the way the cup is fitted to the hilt this doesn't seem to me to be some casual refit from parts that were simply laying...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By David
Frankly Rick, i had thought the scratches on this...

Frankly Rick, i had thought the scratches on this blade might have come from an aggressive cleaning, albeit one done many years ago as i don't really see that many condition changes since when to was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By David
Thanks Gavin. In 2005 UNESCO award the keris the...

Thanks Gavin. In 2005 UNESCO award the keris the title of Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By David
Yep, understated is part of what i like about it...

Yep, understated is part of what i like about it Rick...and the way it feels in the hand. Have others seen this hilt form before?
Yes Josť, Balinese. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By David
Bali Keris - Ex From Frey Collection

Well, i debated, as i always do with every keris, whether i actually wanted to post images of this, but since it has been published in a major magazine before and is already in the public domain i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By David
Aye, there's the rub? :) Which came first? My...

Aye, there's the rub? :)
Which came first? My ideas on this could be wrong, but it has always been my impression that the Moro kris/kalis developed first from the Indonesian keris (influenced by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By David
That sure is a beauty! I've never had the...

That sure is a beauty! I've never had the opportunity to actually handle any of the Malay variety.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By David
I agree Maurice, most Malay sundangs i have seen...

I agree Maurice, most Malay sundangs i have seen look very deadly and sharp. I'd still love to find info about their use in battle though. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By David
I'm sorry Emanuel, but simply by method of direct...

I'm sorry Emanuel, but simply by method of direct examination i find this difficult to accept. I am willing to accept that resin materials can work in many instances to suitably secure a blade to a...
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