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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
Cambodian sickle

Hi Nathaniel,
These two rice cutting tools are from Cambodia.(one piece only, but two exposures)
Your photo of these 15 or 16 tools from Cambodia do not clearly show the hook and the handle of these...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Michel
Hi, I followed Norman McCormick suggestion and...

Hi,
I followed Norman McCormick suggestion and went to the Crimean war Photos.
Not much success. In fact, I now think that Norman is correct: not a British uniform. But I found all sorts of uniform...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Michel
Thanks to every one, I think we are progressing....

Thanks to every one,
I think we are progressing.
No it does not have to be a British officer: the identification was done by my mother who had a tendency to write what she believed to be correct...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Michel
Thanks to both. Kronckew , if Gal Stuart died in...

Thanks to both.
Kronckew , if Gal Stuart died in 1820 or 1834 this answers my question: the photo cannot be of the Gal. Stuart.
Who is the gentleman ?
Only the uniform and the sword can give a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Michel
A sword and a uniform

hello every one
I am coming from the Ethnographic side of the forum and do not know if my questions are answerable by your team of experts.
The attached gentleman is supposed to be the Gal Robert...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,225
Posted By Michel
Ivory ?

Hi Danny,

Are you sure it is Ivory ?
Have you made the traditional hot needle test?
The lack of sharpness in the details make me think it could be molded.
I may be totally wrong and in that case I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By Michel
Smile Superbe

Hi Luc,
Superb. A collection that I put at the same level as the one of the British Museum.
By the way, do you know that in the Island of Aix in front of Rochefort ( France) there is a small Museum...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michel
answer from the kris owner

Hello every one
Thank you Alan for your little story. Instructive point of view.
Now, I transmitted the complete discussion to the owner of the kris and this is a free translation of the main points...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
Ceremonial knife

Hi Detlef,
Interesting suggestion: a ceremonial knife to cut umbilical cord.
I have made a quick search on Google but found nothing of interest.
I will keep looking !
Thank you.

Emanuel,
Is your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
Thank you David, It is indeed a parang ginah,...

Thank you David,
It is indeed a parang ginah, Stone page 481 and van Zoneveld page 98, (only a description no photo) confirm it.
I have not found any name or picture for the other tools or weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
Sickles / weapons

Hi Emanuel,
Thanks you for your message and the links.
I did not know that sickles had to have concave edge.
How do you name cutting tools with convex edges ?
In French, my mother tongue, I do not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michel
Glued knob

Yes Detlef, the piece is glued.
I however doubt the kriss is coming from Ebay as the owner does not utilize Ebay (He is a well known kriss collector with an extensive knowledge on the kriss and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
Sickles / weapons

This last one is quite amazing. It is a goat(?) horn to which the blade has been fixed. The sharp edge is on the exterior, at the base of the blade is en enlargement to allow the thumb positioning....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
Sickles / weapons

The following sickle is definitely a tool with an angle between the blade and the handle. The sharp edge is on the exterior of the blade. The interior of the blade being blunt and thicker.
No name,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
Sickles / weapons

An other sickle from Kelantan Malaysia named there a Parang.
For the next one I do not have any name and it looks essentially as a sickle . It is also coming from Malaysia.
Can anyone tell me more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Michel
sickles/ weapons of other country than India

Since we are showing sickles of India, could we look at sickles / weapons of other countries like Malaysia, Indonesia.
The first is a Kelewang from Kelantan (Malaysia) very similar to the Kelewang...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michel
a strange hulu detail

Ever seen such a small "ad on" a Jogakarta kriss handle ?
Why , What for ?
Thanks for any information
Regards
Michel
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By Michel
Book on Blawong

Hi Marco,
Thank you for the information. I have already ordered the book in Amazon USA ( best price compared to Europe) Delivery in February only !
How do you find all the new publications. You seem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Michel
Well Rick, Your remark is a very valid one That...

Well Rick,
Your remark is a very valid one
That tang is really short but this is not a real kampilan that will be utilized. I can glue the tang inside the pommel and I think, I could even get rid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Michel
Kampilan

Thank you Battara
Michel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Michel
Kampilan

Thanks to all of you.
Rick: Yes the handles are in bones except the one at 10 o'clock, the Jawa keris in the middle and the keris Moro at 7 o'clock.
I am responsible for this strange combination...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Michel
Kampilan ?

During my last relocation, the grip of this micro Philipino weapon was lost.
It is part of the attached plate showing several type of Philipino weapons.
Is this micro weapon a kampilan ?
Is the grip...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,921
Posted By Michel
An interesting but not so peculiar hulu

Thank you Detlef,
Now that I have seen it, it does not look as peculiar as I initially thought.
In your first picture, I saw a bird with a double beak. I had never seen a double beak with long...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th September 2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,921
Posted By Michel
Smile What a collection !

Hi Sajen,
very interesting collection.
Could you show us the third hulu, front row. It looks really peculiar.
Congratulations

Michel :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,419
Posted By Michel
Hulu Tajong ?

Thank you Kai Wee,
I had some suspicions as I bought it in Jogjakarta.
No problem with your frankness, it is the right way to enable us to learn. Now, you identify this imitation due to the fact it...
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