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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:53 PM
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Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Séverin, Another very finely carved hilt!...

Hello Séverin,

Another very finely carved hilt! If you ever decide to let it go... ;)

IMVHO this is a somewhat later example based on the early type representing a demonic being (I believe I also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By kai
Question Hello Dmitry, Looks like "boutiques...

Hello Dmitry,


Looks like "boutiques fournissent" to me - IMHO dealers. I hope any native speaker of French will come in to confirm!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By kai
Post Here's the example from the Natural History...

Here's the example from the Natural History Museum, London:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By kai
Wink Also don't forget to search this forum: This...

Also don't forget to search this forum: This thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23917) shows a good example, too!

(Museo di Capodimonte, Napoli)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By kai
Post Bonsoir Julien, Welcome to the forum! I...

Bonsoir Julien,

Welcome to the forum!

I overlooked your posting - thanks, Ian, for the rescue mission!



Yep, really rare in any condition. It's a pretty small region they're coming from, and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Sevérin, Congrats! I'm sure this blade...

Hello Sevérin,

Congrats! I'm sure this blade deserves a polish and carful staining. Length doesn't seem unusual for a full-size example.

I've seen these pedang with fairly utilitarian scabbards....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Stefan, The blade doesn't look too bad...

Hello Stefan,

The blade doesn't look too bad IMVHO...

And possibly the pommel if David is onto something: Tridacna. (Just make sure it's not plastic! ;))

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By kai
I'm with Ian. I'd guess at later 20th (or 21st)...

I'm with Ian. I'd guess at later 20th (or 21st) century...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, IMVHO this clearly is a Sulu blade....

Hello Ian,

IMVHO this clearly is a Sulu blade. (This also vibes much better with the size, double clamps, and possibly small pommel.)

This type with the 2 demarcating lines extending from the lower...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By kai
Post Hello Lee, Thanks for your effort! Like with...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for your effort! Like with archaic kris, our chronological understanding of the development seems to be not too far off the mark; absolute dating is still very much open to debate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, The last pic is taken at a slanted...

Hello Jose,


The last pic is taken at a slanted angle; the intermediate shot seems to be much better to assess the configuration at the base of the blade: For a later blade, the beak/trunk not being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By kai
I’m with Detlef - not Bali. I did consider the...

I’m with Detlef - not Bali. I did consider the Melayu realm (they seem to have accepted influences from all Moro styles) and Maguindanao though.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By kai
Post Ok, Lee, I’ll bite. From the pics, I’d suggest...

Ok, Lee, I’ll bite.

From the pics, I’d suggest that this kris is Sulu and from the second half of the 19th century.

It seems to exhibit some unusual details though - looking forward to hearing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By kai
Angry Well, it’s the museums, too: More often than not,...

Well, it’s the museums, too: More often than not, the curators don‘t receive enough resources and allotted time to really do research work on the collections!

And since doing comparative in-depth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,051
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Norman, Looks like walrus to...

Hello Norman,

Looks like walrus to me...

Elegant blade and length at the shorter range of the spectrum.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,573
Posted By kai
Post Hello Peter, Thanks for chiming in! Who are...

Hello Peter,

Thanks for chiming in!



Who are the collectors you're speaking of?

Sumbawa received a very heavy dose of cultural input from Gowa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, My condolences! Thanks for the pic...

Hello Ariel,

My condolences!

Thanks for the pic - could you try to get a macro shot, please? It seems to show 2 rather than a single cold shut from forging; I don’t think I’ve seen that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By kai
Red face 1/21

booom
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,732
Posted By kai
Wink I’m sure Ariel is not trying to be apologetic...

I’m sure Ariel is not trying to be apologetic concerning this seller.

We all need to keep in mind that most salesmen will try to phrase any description in a way that entices possible buyers in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By kai
Cool Yes, it can be difficult to take pics exactly...

Yes, it can be difficult to take pics exactly vertical to the blade surface (actually rather the imagined plane through the center of the blade to be precise); and lenses with short focal lengths...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By kai
Smile Welcome to the forum! Both seem to be neat...

Welcome to the forum!

Both seem to be neat examples - dimensions and some more pics would be great!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Some of the pics seem to be...

Hello Jose,


Some of the pics seem to be distorted by having been taken at an angle - from what I see, I’d be inclined to vote for Tausug.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,573
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, Thanks for the reminder! Here's a...

Hello Detlef,

Thanks for the reminder!

Here's a pic (courtesy of mandaukudi).

BTW, the belt with toggle seems to be Dayak - old but possibly added later (may well indicate an ensemble that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,188
Posted By kai
Talking Here's another example of this style for...

Here's another example of this style for comparison. (Pic courtesy of mandaukudi)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,188
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Séverin & Detlef, I sure can see where...

Hello Séverin & Detlef,

I sure can see where you're coming from!

However, neither the hilt nor the scabbard are really "typical" Toraja (especially the widening at the scabbard mouth which seems to...
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