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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2020, 05:57 PM
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Posted By David
Kai, i emailed the antique dealer who i bought...

Kai, i emailed the antique dealer who i bought this blade from to see if i could get some idea of when this sewar may have been collected. He tells me that the family who had it collected it in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By David
hmmm...isn't a discussion forum a funny place to...

hmmm...isn't a discussion forum a funny place to avoid, you know, discussion? ;)


Well yes, and i was quite aware that all the "S" words are indeed a variant on the same word. However it does seem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By David
Thanks Detlef. From feedback i am getting on a...

Thanks Detlef. From feedback i am getting on a couple of tosan aji facebook pages from collectors who are indigenous to the Indonesian area i am getting a different response. Many there do not seem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By David
Well, the exposed part of the stem has more...

Well, the exposed part of the stem has more patina than the unexposed part of the stem if that is what you mean.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By David
Of course. But i thought if you could tell me...

Of course. But i thought if you could tell me what you were looking for it would aid me in how to approach the shot. However, i suspect this pic might give you what you need to know. Sorry, i didn't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By David
Well, i understand why you followed that up with...

Well, i understand why you followed that up with "just joking", but when i got a clear look at that tang it was the first thought that crossed my mind as well. Looks a helluva lot like a Moro kris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By David
I have also found the name Tumbuk Lada ...

I have also found the name Tumbuk Lada associated with these blades. Certain presents a whole lot of play for the name game. I would imagine that each culture group that uses these has a different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By David
Thanks Kai. The bottom silver sleeve slides off...

Thanks Kai.
The bottom silver sleeve slides off quite easily. The wooden stem is terminated neatly and with some craft. What more information can it tell?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By David
Thanks Detlef. I knew you had a nice collection...

Thanks Detlef. I knew you had a nice collection of these that i have seen before and was hoping you would respond.
Yes, i cleaned up the blade a little with a fine steel wool, but can see how...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By David
BTW, here is my own Bali "Bayu" style...

BTW, here is my own Bali "Bayu" style hilt. It is also brass with the remnants of an gold wash still evident. I would call it a middle quality example, perhaps a little better than the one you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By David
I would need to see more photos and dimensions on...

I would need to see more photos and dimensions on this hilt would be helpful, but this polychrome wooden hilt that you have just shown us i would take as a Bali hilt. I have never seen anything like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By David
Sumatran Sewar?

So this is a little outside my usual sphere of collecting, but i was in my favorite antique shop in Halifax, NS and the owner was just unpacking some new items he picked up at a recent estate sale. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By David
I'm with Jean on this one. I believe that this...

I'm with Jean on this one. I believe that this keris is indeed missing its gonjo.
From these photographs i cannot tell if this is a Balinese blade. It does look a bit short and has no obvious...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By David
I don't think tilam upih is ever wavy, is it?

I don't think tilam upih is ever wavy, is it?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,275
Posted By David
Well, i don't mean to keep this resurrected...

Well, i don't mean to keep this resurrected thread alive for long (though it is nice to see these tajong once again ;) ), but i will just say that Google Translator knows jack about Malay based...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By David
Yogyakarta is a Javanese kingdom so no, such a...

Yogyakarta is a Javanese kingdom so no, such a jilt would not be suitable for this keris.
The one that Jean has shown would be a much more acceptable form, however, for a keris like this that has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By David
I don't think it is broken Paul, just really...

I don't think it is broken Paul, just really poorly carved. The head is there, it is just thrown back and hard to see in the photos.
I'm afraid i do have to agree with my fellows here. Even at a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By David
My ideas about this little Sumatra keris is that...

My ideas about this little Sumatra keris is that it is not a keris at all. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By David
For some reason there are many people who seem to...

For some reason there are many people who seem to believe that a keris is specifically a wavy blade weapon and perhaps they did believe that converting this to a blade with luks would make it more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By David
I think you may be correct on all fronts. Frankly...

I think you may be correct on all fronts. Frankly i have never seen an example of this form so crudely executed. You might well have made a better example if you carved one yourself. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By David
Jean, i attempted to adjust one of the photos for...

Jean, i attempted to adjust one of the photos for a clearer view. To me it would appear that this blade was definitely reshaped into a wavy form in a rather awkward manner by grinding back the gusen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By David
There are probably a number of keris to be found...

There are probably a number of keris to be found in Japanese museums, but the only one i am aware of is the Sendai keris. Bit of a trek north from Tokyo, but i believe it is in the Sendai City...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By David
I did the staining job on this keris some time...

I did the staining job on this keris some time back (Rick almost didn't get it back :D )and my personal opinion, having had it in hand, is that it is gonjo iras.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By David
Nice example. I have seen this odd form before...

Nice example. I have seen this odd form before somewhere. Yes, i am not certain about the description in the book. It doesn't quite look like a cat to me. In any case i would be curious to understand...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By David
Actually i believe that vinegar diluted to 5%...

Actually i believe that vinegar diluted to 5% acidity is fine to use without further dilution.
Perhaps someone else knows different. I have always used pineapple juice on keris. I have used vinegar...
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