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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Jean for the additional comments and...

Thank you Jean for the additional comments and pictures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you everyone for the discussion and...

Thank you everyone for the discussion and feedback. Very educational. When I have time and good light will post some additional pictures of the blade as I have a question or two about it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Detlef and Bill, Thank you for the comments...

Hi Detlef and Bill,

Thank you for the comments and information.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By RSWORD
David, Thank you for take no the time to add...

David,

Thank you for take no the time to add feedback. It can be rather discouraging to share a piece and not get any comments or feedback.

To add to what you have presented. The blade fits very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
Additional handle pictures and overall shot of...

Additional handle pictures and overall shot of scabbard.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
Cirebon Keris huge blade

This Cirebon Keris has a very well carved handle with a fine reddish brown patina. Huge blade. My gut says the blade has some good age to it. The handle to. Comments appreciated.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By RSWORD
Javanese Keris with ivory mendak

The second of my beefy blade to share this one has an unusual ivory mendak. Pellet wood handle and scabbard. Looking forward to comments about this one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By RSWORD
Pics of the scabbard.

Pics of the scabbard.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By RSWORD
Ivory handle Javanese Keris with silver covered scabbard

The first of my three beefy blade examples. This one has a nice ivory handle, silver mendak and silver covered scabbard. The silver looks to be of good quality. The blade has a very thick gangya...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By RSWORD
3 big blade comparisons

I like big beefy blades when it comes to the Keris. Im sharing 3 examples and will do separate threads on each in case any additional discussion wants to occur. All 3 are long, have a lot of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Alan for the information.

Thank you Alan for the information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the feedback Tim. It seems quite...

Thank you for the feedback Tim. It seems quite unique for Africa but I wouldnt rule out that possibility given how little information is out there on African clubs. Could you share some Chokwe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By RSWORD
Opinions on blade manufacture

I am curious about the center section of this blade. It seems to be a form of twist core but it has an almost 3D topographic effect. Did the smith choose not to grind down this section of blade to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By RSWORD
Club quiz

Looking for opinions about the origins of this club. I have some thoughts but want feedback first. I think it is a pretty old club. Has a four sided head and the handle has that uneven surface...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,451
Posted By RSWORD
No comment on the possibility if a wootz blade...

No comment on the possibility if a wootz blade could have been made or imported into the Philippines. However, I will focus strictly on the blade in question. From what I can see in the pictures...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the information. It is very good...

Thank you for the information. It is very good to know what the markings stand for.
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By RSWORD
One additional picture. Thanks!

One additional picture. Thanks!
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By RSWORD
Help ID thrusting sword

Hello. Not sure where or what time period this sword originated so appreciate any insights. Big sword at 46 length. The blade is very stiff with rolled edges, like a double spine, with a groove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By RSWORD
I have handled this piece and Cha Chas Pictures...

I have handled this piece and Cha Chas Pictures dont show the depth of the recessed area. It must be nearly 1/2 deep. So why carve out some thing that deep just to put some mediocre to poor...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,792
Posted By RSWORD
Up to this point all we have been doing is...

Up to this point all we have been doing is guessing but sometimes that can lead us down a road of possibility and given that we will probably never know the carvers intention we are left to interpret...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,792
Posted By RSWORD
When I see this handle it reminds me of Burmese...

When I see this handle it reminds me of Burmese carved ivory examples. I share two examples from Bob Hales book. The features that look quite similar are the wrist and ankle bracelets and then the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By RSWORD
Of course that is true for a blade that is not in...

Of course that is true for a blade that is not in polish and etch compar dnto a blade that is as just polished and etched. All that is doing is showing the potental of the pattern that is already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By RSWORD
I can see the pattern in your original pictures...

I can see the pattern in your original pictures but they are not clear enough to determine if wootz or pattern weld. India. Crystalline Damascus can have a very tight grain structure and not jump...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,954
Posted By RSWORD
All great feedback so far. I have a hunch that a...

All great feedback so far. I have a hunch that a positive wood identification could be helpful. It is a blondish wood and Im not sure if the channel at the top has been carved or if it is natural...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,954
Posted By RSWORD
I think it is too heavy a club to be an effective...

I think it is too heavy a club to be an effective projectile thrower or hunting stick. At 39 and quite thick and heavy you would have to throw it at much slower objects. I would think you would...
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