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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Roland, Congrats, nice efforts! Nope,...

Hello Roland,

Congrats, nice efforts!



Nope, not at all! While warangan will most likely be the intended, traditional etch for this blade, I do like your etch, too, since it highlights additional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By kai
Post Hello Kamal, I second the request for pics -...

Hello Kamal,


I second the request for pics - without them any advice is mere guessing!

The first step should always be to evaluate if restoration really makes sense: Full cleaning of a heavily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By kai
Talking Hello Tom, I agree with the others. Planning...

Hello Tom,

I agree with the others.



Planning to update your avatar? :)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,107
Posted By kai
Smile Thanks, Ian! I'm not aware of a single antique...

Thanks, Ian!


I'm not aware of a single antique example of this (hilt) type. Chances are that this is a modern invention by Marawi craftsmen (most likely post-WW2 as you suggest) which received a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,107
Posted By kai
Cool Hello David, There seems to be no extant...

Hello David,


There seems to be no extant sources corroborating that these hilts really were attributed to the same "mythological beast" originally nor has it been established that there is any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By kai
Post Hello Novan, Congrats for acquiring your first...

Hello Novan,

Congrats for acquiring your first Bugis blade - mind you, they tend to be addictive, too! :D



It might well be a defect from forging (i. e. missing layer of pamor) - this should be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By kai
Arrow Hello Ridho, Looks like a double Naga to me...

Hello Ridho,

Looks like a double Naga to me (gandhik naga penganten).

I don't think any dhapur can be assigned to this keris: IMHO it does seem to be a Karmadikan blade that doesn't follow any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Ridho, Welcome to the forum! Do I...

Hello Ridho,

Welcome to the forum!

Do I understand correctly that you have Mandailing roots? If you could contribute any insights into traditional blades (keris here or others over at the main...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 798
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, Yup, see Anthony's post #19. The...

Hello Alan,


Yup, see Anthony's post #19.



The pics show a single red and 3 adjacent reds: RGGRRRGG.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, No worries, frank communication...

Hello Detlef,


No worries, frank communication is perfectly fine with me!



I have handled quite a few of these swords and just don't see it. To me the blade shape of Rolands sword does not seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Post Hello Karel, Yes, I've seen a more elaborately...

Hello Karel,


Yes, I've seen a more elaborately carved "show" side with quite a few hilts from the greater Aceh region.



The brownish (hardened) paste does indeed look like a later addition to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Ladieng from Karel Sirag's collection

Submitted via email - thanks, Karel! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Post Hello Roland, I agree with you that this...

Hello Roland,


I agree with you that this practise is stupid and/or unethical. :mad:

However, I have seen enough of "upgrades" and other stupid things done to genuine artifacts as to never exclude...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Sikin panjang from Machetero's collection

Example #2 from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showp...098&postcount=10
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Amanremu from Roland's collection

Example #2 from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=230098&postcount=1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Gliwang from Thomas' collection

Example #1 from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22732
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Question Aceh pommels with tassels - a hairy issue?

Hello SEA aficionados!

In a recent thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23946) and another one (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22732), Aceh pommels with a tassel of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By kai
Post Hello Roland, My vote is still amanremu/mermu...

Hello Roland,


My vote is still amanremu/mermu based on the blade (profile/etc., see below).



I have Volz and agree that the example from Gavin's site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By kai
Post Hello Roland, Congrats, these are certainly...

Hello Roland,


Congrats, these are certainly rare to begin with! You do seem to attract unusual blades - I would have expected a steel slorok between laminated softer layers.

I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By kai
Red face Hello Jose, I still don't think so; however, I...

Hello Jose,


I still don't think so; however, I can't prove a negative. ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By kai
Wink No embarrassment at all!

Hello Roland,


Woa, hold your horses!

While it may be argued that there might be a continuum Amanremu - Mermu - Ladingin, your blade is at the very Amanremu end of the whole spectrum......
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, I apologize for my slow reply -...

Hello Alan,

I apologize for my slow reply - thanks for keeping the ball rolling!



Acetic acid evaporates (as does water) well before reaching the boiling point; this is also the reason why you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Rick, Since we're discussing methods in...

Hello Rick,


Since we're discussing methods in general, I don't think we need to restrict ourselves to keris only. One might even prefer to transfer this thread to the main forum...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By kai
Question Hello Francois, It does look promising. However,...

Hello Francois,

It does look promising. However, we do need larger pics with decent resolution for any reasonable comments!

BTW, these clubs got carved early for bartering with visitors. Thus,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello Alan and Ariel, Industrially produced...

Hello Alan and Ariel,


Industrially produced concentrated vinegar (glacial acetic acid) is usually cheapest (check both the kitchen as well as the cleaning supply!). It comes in concentrations from...
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