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Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Bryce, first you should check every inch...

Hello Bryce,

first you should check every inch of the untouched blade with a magnifying glass and a small LED-flashlight for laminations or traces of wootz.

If you find nothing I would suggest to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Roland_M
Hello, nice Kampilan and well restored! This...

Hello,

nice Kampilan and well restored!
This page might be interesting for you, if you not already seen it.

http://www.morolandhistory.com/

and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Roland_M
Hello, that is an interessting dagger. The blade...

Hello,

that is an interessting dagger. The blade ist very corroded but the dress is fine. This makes me think, that the dress is much younger than the blade itself.

The blade is clearly no...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Kubur, in my opinion you are right, this...

Hi Kubur,

in my opinion you are right, this seems to be a Felddegen (battlefield epee) from Germany in extraordinary good condition. The age you suggest is also good. Here is another Felddegen with...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,678
Posted By Roland_M
Yes, the absence of any marks of fighting on a...

Yes, the absence of any marks of fighting on a battlefield-sword, which is no parade-sword or so, is always a warning sign.

These blades were made for combat, not as a wallhanger and no one in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Roland_M
I think the hilt is made from fossil walrus ivory...

I think the hilt is made from fossil walrus ivory and in my opinion it is relative poorly made for Javanese standards.

I found something remarkable on the Wranka. The Wranka seems too short for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Gernot, this is an extraordinary beautiful...

Hi Gernot,

this is an extraordinary beautiful Khanjar. And your restoration job is awesome! I'm very impressed!
What etchant did you use for bringing out the wootz-pattern?
Can you make a short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Roland_M
Alan, thanks for your words and exactly this is...

Alan,

thanks for your words and exactly this is my plan, i will learn the necessary skills. The biggest problem ist, that arsenic is forbidden in Germany. So we have to use realgar bought as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Kai, it does not look to bad now, because i...

Hi Kai,

it does not look to bad now, because i already removed 80% of the active rust. The look was horrible, when i opened the package.
It was free of any rust (deeply cleaned) before the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Roland_M
One member of the forum asked about the traces of...

One member of the forum asked about the traces of active rust and that it is a good idea in his opinion, to remove all rust before warangan.

Ther rust came to the blade after warangan and during the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By Roland_M
Ariel, it is exactly as TVV explained:...

Ariel,

it is exactly as TVV explained: "However, it sounds a lot more heroic and romantic to credit the English longbowmen for the victory, as opposed to ascribe it to a muddy field."

If we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Fernando, i was looking for old sources and i...

Hi Fernando,

i was looking for old sources and i found one but in German language only (http://www.larpwiki.de/Panzerbrechend). On a modern reproduction plate armor a crossbow with 500 pounds left a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Fernando, I only claimed that a crossbow is...

Hi Fernando,

I only claimed that a crossbow is too weak to penetrate plate armor efficiently, because i saw that on Youtube a few weeks ago:

350 lb only dents: ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By Roland_M
Hi Fernando, your explanation is almost...

Hi Fernando,

your explanation is almost perfectly right. But with a long Estoc or "Panzerstecher" it is nearly impossible to puncture a hardened quality iron plate armor. Even a 1000 pound crossbow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,700
Posted By Roland_M
Hello Jens, yes "Panzerstecher (eng. armor...

Hello Jens,

yes "Panzerstecher (eng. armor piercer)" or (Estoc, Bohrschwert eng.: bore sword) is correct. The lower dull part of he blade is intended to be grabed with the free left hand to bring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
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: 28
Views: 1,231
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: 28
Views: 1,231
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: 836
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: 518
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: 1,231
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: 1,495
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: 1,231
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: 1,495
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: 1,495
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...
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