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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By kai
Thumbs up 2 more examples. The carving work doesn't look...

2 more examples.

The carving work doesn't look Indo nor Filipino to me, too. The blades don't have a chisel grind making any similarity with Visayan blades spurious IMHO.

Could these blades be from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By kai
Hello YBR, I'd guess this is albino water...

Hello YBR,

I'd guess this is albino water buffalo...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By kai
Hello Jean, Thanks for the pics! Yes, 55A;...

Hello Jean,

Thanks for the pics!



Yes, 55A; you swapped the hilt though. ;)

Have you tried to etch them? Usually, I prefer these blades to show some activity (even if limited as typical for the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By kai
Hello Max, Well, if you like it and it wants to...

Hello Max,


Well, if you like it and it wants to stay with you, it is a good one... ;)

The pamor work looks quite decent; finding a genuine antique blade with superior pamor of this type would be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st June 2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By kai
Hello Max, I'm with Jussi (referring to Alan...

Hello Max,

I'm with Jussi (referring to Alan IIRC)!

Related...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By kai
Hello Timo, I've also been wondering wether it...

Hello Timo,


I've also been wondering wether it might not have been a tabas/panabas - it's function as a mop-up weapon would be perfectly suitable for finishing off an fallen/wounded opponent with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st June 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By kai
Hello Max, The scabbard and also the hilt do...

Hello Max,

The scabbard and also the hilt do look like contemporary replacements of lesser quality; well possible these have been done locally in southern Thailand.

A close-up of the base of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By kai
Hello Charles, Thanks for posting this special...

Hello Charles,

Thanks for posting this special barung!

Judging from the wood (and, partly, workmanship), the scabbard might be a somewhat later replacement.

Maybe the tortoise shell was also added...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Carlos, Congrats, another great kampilan...

Hello Carlos,


Congrats, another great kampilan for your collection!

Is this human hair or horse?

Could you please post a close-up of the hairy side of the pommel?

Regards,
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,442
Posted By kai
Hello Max, Thanks for posting all these keris...

Hello Max,

Thanks for posting all these keris Coteng (from your and other collections) for future reference!


Some really neat examples, congrats!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,442
Posted By kai
Question Hello Max, To me this looks like a nice,...

Hello Max,


To me this looks like a nice, probably early hulu Tajong: while really small, it does have a ridge below its chin which clearly represents a beard despite being smaller than usual (as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By kai
Hello Roland, Thanks for adding these...

Hello Roland,


Thanks for adding these info!

There is no doubt that bog iron deposits were utilised, too. However, after the necessary "washing" of the iron during preparations for forging, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By kai
Hello Ron, Thanks for the link - good to have...

Hello Ron,


Thanks for the link - good to have this one for comparison!

Actually, how does your kris grip feel when utilising it for stabbing?

I'm not positive that I'd call both pommels being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By kai
Hello Jose, Yes, this is well noted. However,...

Hello Jose,


Yes, this is well noted. However, if this were an Indo (or Malay) trade keris blade, one would expect it to be a rather common style and not a kinda unique piece...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, As usual, all auction house...

Hello Ian,


As usual, all auction house "descriptions" should be taken with a large lump of salt... ;)

Translation:
Small kris of the Moro peoples
Mindanao, first half of the 20th century. Curved...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By kai
Hello Max, What exactly did you compare it...

Hello Max,


What exactly did you compare it with?

To me this looks like a fairly typical example of a scabbard with crescent crosspiece. Quite commonly seen throughout Sumatra, the Straits area,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By kai
Hello Max, Welcome to the forum! Close-ups of...

Hello Max,

Welcome to the forum!



Close-ups of the blade would be good. From this pic I'd guess this blade to hail from Madura, too.


Just one more comment: While collected in Thailand, there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By kai
Hello Nik, I'm with Detlef, unfortunately. One...

Hello Nik,

I'm with Detlef, unfortunately. One can guess which blade types apparently were used for inspiration of sorts - none of the fittings comes close to traditional designs though (despite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By kai
Hello Wayne & Rick, A good silver wire wrap...

Hello Wayne & Rick,


A good silver wire wrap is not that easy to do; I'd prefer braided twine (try to get a grip on the typical Moro braiding) and cover it with cutler's resin when finished. (Easier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Wayne, I believe this needs to close a...

Hello Wayne,


I believe this needs to close a bit more (after removing the leather).



Some play of the clamps is not unusual - no need to go at great lengths unless you plan to hit a lot of tough...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello David, Thanks for posting that beauty of...

Hello David,

Thanks for posting that beauty of yours!



The pendokok and hilt are classic Terengganu style and also the scabbard and blade suit this designation. I'd believe the hilt to be not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ron, Congrats for obtaining this special...

Hello Ron,

Congrats for obtaining this special piece with supersweet hilt!



I'm not yet convinced that the blade is a recycled budiak - that would imply removing a lot of metal!

Keeping my thumbs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,333
Posted By kai
Hello Ben, Yes, also very common for old-style...

Hello Ben,


Yes, also very common for old-style scabbards from Negara.

Any other examples of such scabbards from other regions/tribes?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By kai
Was going to suggest the same as Willem and...

Was going to suggest the same as Willem and Ben...

BTW, what do you Borneo enthusiasts recommend for nurturing the dried out stag hilt? I'd be tempted to try some oil or at least microcrystalline...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By kai
Hello Russel, Congrats, looks like a genuine old...

Hello Russel,

Congrats, looks like a genuine old example!

This type of scabbard is typically Minang as far as I know; it usually has a long extension at the mouth of the scabbard (side the edge is...
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