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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2020, 06:36 PM
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2020, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
I don't think anyone is questioning Persian...

I don't think anyone is questioning Persian influence. Just in the current belief system Tiflis seems a reasonable attribution. I would love to see a book on Persian and Turkish blades of this type....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
I agree with your assertion that it belongs in...

I agree with your assertion that it belongs in the greater Indopersian sphere of influence. Why? I can't give a good answer. It just seems vaguely familiar.

To the forum; how common are those groves...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Do you have a side (edge on) view? I would like...

Do you have a side (edge on) view? I would like to see how it was mounted. And a view of the throat of the scabbard?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Just talking out my butt again, what else is the internet for?

Robin, welcome. Sorry sidetracking things with the talk of twist patterns, in the Gurian examples that could be completely unfounded. I took another look at Ariels examples and the white almost...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 03:12 PM
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Views: 1,059
Posted By Interested Party
I remember my grandfather giving me a synopsis of...

I remember my grandfather giving me a synopsis of Anosov as a late teen and being captivated and caught up in his dream of ultra high carbon steels of over 1% that were both hard and tough....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,059
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. How long in the sodium hydroxide? Is...

Interesting. How long in the sodium hydroxide? Is it heated as well. It would cause a darkening if left for a bit. Given that a bit of a typographic pattern had been achieved by the ferrochloric acid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
I thought as long as we were on kindjals and...

I thought as long as we were on kindjals and patterned steel it might be time to bring this thread back out from 2010. The archives really are deep in this forum. I find some new information by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Not an easy book to find in English. Cheap in...

Not an easy book to find in English. Cheap in German though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Thank you. I see. It looks close to what...

Thank you. I see. It looks close to what Hrisoulas would call a star or chevron made be twisting laminated bars in deferent directions and welding. I wonder if the core of this type of blade was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 02:48 PM
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Views: 954
Posted By Interested Party
Beautiful! Thank you for showing this. Made my...

Beautiful! Thank you for showing this. Made my day!

Interesting. I noticed a few things. I looks like the blades edges run in a parallel configuration narrowing gently after the midpoint rather than...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2020, 04:19 AM
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Views: 836
Posted By Interested Party
I think York style would be classier than...

I think York style would be classier than hunchback. After all they are pretty glorious ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. Its a very different blade than I...

Interesting. Its a very different blade than I have seen in contempoary use with the northern parts of the tribe's range. The shape suggests a very different kind of swordsmanship than the ones I saw...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 05:02 PM
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Views: 836
Posted By Interested Party
And the thread comes full circle. I now have some...

And the thread comes full circle. I now have some understanding of Gana, a subject that when we began this talk I didn't know enough about to know that I didn't know anything. Great discussion of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 02:14 AM
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Views: 836
Posted By Interested Party
Thank you for the incite. Is the original owner...

Thank you for the incite. Is the original owner the same thing as artesian who carved it?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2020, 07:03 PM
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Views: 836
Posted By Interested Party
Thanks Sajen you answered my question while I...

Thanks Sajen you answered my question while I typed it :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2020, 07:02 PM
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Views: 836
Posted By Interested Party
Sirek, good call. If the wood hilt is Gana...

Sirek, good call. If the wood hilt is Gana wouldn't the marine ivory :shrug: hilt be Gana as well? Couldn't Gana be an abstract representation of an idea the carver is trying to convey, or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2020, 03:56 PM
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Views: 836
Posted By Interested Party
Could the second be a Veiled Durga style?

Could the second be a Veiled Durga style?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 07:03 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By Interested Party
From what I can tell the Batak are mainly...

From what I can tell the Batak are mainly Christian/Muslim, yet the choil seems to be a shiva linga to me. Is there any more knowledgeable member out there able to amend my ignorance? Sorry for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Interested Party
What title? :)

What title? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2020, 04:37 PM
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Views: 1,059
Posted By Interested Party
GP I want to thank you for your advice. The...

GP I want to thank you for your advice. The volatility I spoke of was concerning the storage of Nital and the fear that I might burn down my work shop through improper storage as the building heats...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,980
Posted By Interested Party
I ran across these directions today. Gardner...

I ran across these directions today. Gardner says: "The keris blade is next laid in a trough containing boiling rice water, sulphur, and salt, for three or four days. This blackens the steel but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2020, 11:29 PM
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Views: 2,751
Posted By Interested Party
C.V.

I've seen a few copies out there. I just need to find the right one. So far they have seemed maybe slightly over valued.


"A. G. --- perhaps the best place to start with this is: -Wiener Margaret J....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Interested Party
Vice jaws, that's a good hypothesis. Those...

Vice jaws, that's a good hypothesis. Those regular marks were the subject of the thread linked above. They also coincided with minute traces of gold visible under magnification before cleaning and to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Interested Party
More pics and the question

These pictures begin with a December photo of the first clean up then 3 details of the same area after the etching process. The magnification is 10x.

Now the question. Does anyone else see pattern...
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