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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 554
Posted By kai
Angry I also did experience shipping quotes from...

I also did experience shipping quotes from Czerny’s which seemed to be in line with other auctions. If you find a cheaper carrier, I‘d guess they would be happy to hand over your piece and even do...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By kai
Post Hello Séverin, Thanks for the great series of...

Hello Séverin,

Thanks for the great series of pics which show a lot of details - neat photography skills!

Apart from the base, the carving seems to be not as deep as it is with some examples of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By kai
Angry Hello Anthony, the hardening doesn’t seem to...

Hello Anthony,

the hardening doesn’t seem to have been really effective - this can be straightened out.

If there was no damage to the parcel, the blade got dropped during the inspection. If so, you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,253
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, I did choose the word interpretation...

Hello Alan,

I did choose the word interpretation as not to underestimate your contribution and kind efforts. If this notion doesn’t vibe with you, I apologize. Just fill in any word that you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,988
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Lee, Thanks for your insights - I hope...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for your insights - I hope more of these data will get reported with the XRF technology becoming more and more available!

Could you make the full lists available, please? Always...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,253
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks a lot, Alan, for your elucidation! When...

Thanks a lot, Alan, for your elucidation!

When focusing on Mount Meru, it may still be a matter of perspective (eagle vs mountaineer), function (temple site for a Shiva devotee vs magma chamber for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,253
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, 2 more votes? I can offer 4 to 5......

Hello Alan,

2 more votes? I can offer 4 to 5... ;)


I do like Bob’s suggestion a lot. However, playing advocatus diaboli, I’d rather opt for the core of the blade than the surface since the latter...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By kai
Wink P.S.: Many collectors catalog their pieces and...

P.S.: Many collectors catalog their pieces and also mark them; thus, a number does not automatically suggest a former museum collection.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By kai
Arrow I don't think so, Jean. The blade exhibiting the...

I don't think so, Jean. The blade exhibiting the pamor just got (over-)cleaned and etched recently.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Séverin, Congrats, another excellent...

Hello Séverin,

Congrats, another excellent acquisition!

IMVHO this blade is considerably older than the 19th c.; very good quality forging as well as sculpturing/kinatah, too.

The hilt exhibits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By kai
Post I agree with Jose’s assessment - a modern piece....

I agree with Jose’s assessment - a modern piece. An etch will show whether the blade got hardened; probably not worth messing with though.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By kai
Post Welcome to the forum! This seems to be an old...

Welcome to the forum!

This seems to be an old pedang blade; possibly pamor adeg - sharper pics would help to confirm.

The scabbard and the hilt are a more recent addition - pretty much the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Albino water buffalo horn has been a common...

Albino water buffalo horn has been a common choice for these rencong.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, Definitely make sure that the numbers...

Hello Ian,

Definitely make sure that the numbers are unique, e.g. starting with a different digit. It’s also common usage to put your initials in front of any code which helps to refer to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, I agree that the name game often is...

Hello Alan,


I agree that the name game often is a rather futile exercise. If you check, you'll note that I tend to be quite cautious with applying names, too. (In other threads - in this thread I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Unhappy Hello Alan, Please check back what I have been...

Hello Alan,


Please check back what I have been positing - I don't think your summary reflects what I actually wrote.

I don't think we need to have a debate here: I believe we talk about swords,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Alan, our posts crossed. D'accord....

Hello Alan,

our posts crossed.



D'accord. There sure are ensembles of mixed origins and often enough the hilt and scabbard will be considerably younger than the blade and at best represent the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Hello Alan, It is certainly advisable to be...

Hello Alan,


It is certainly advisable to be cautious with narrowing down the origin of pieces, especially if there are indications of mixed heritage.

It is well-known that blades or complete...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Gustav, Thanks, yes, this seems like a...

Hello Gustav,


Thanks, yes, this seems like a decent match! (Both hilts, from Detlef and me, are less curved though.)

It is well known that blades got exported from eastern Sulawesi and Buton in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Detlef, Remind me to post a pic of a...

Hello Detlef,


Remind me to post a pic of a sword with similar hilt - probably need to take pics first...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, You're welcome! While Sumatra is...

Hello Detlef,


You're welcome! While Sumatra is famous for its bifurcated horn hilts, this type is none of those.

There are quite some bifurcated pommel types from Sulawesi, too (cp. Sumara); the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Good one! (Let me know... ;)) I'm...

Hello Detlef,

Good one! (Let me know... ;))

I'm fairly sure this one is from Sulawesi. Would be good to see the blade stained - this might help to narrow things down.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By kai
Here's the link to the online version of Alan's...

Here's the link to the online version of Alan's paper:
http://kerisattosanaji.com/INTERPRETATIONPAGE1.html

And an earlier paper also pertinent to the current...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, Yes, this is a gem! I‘ve also spent...

Hello Alan,


Yes, this is a gem! I‘ve also spent considerable time at temples from the classical period in Asia (as well as musea). It’s a shame that many sites were heavily looted with many pieces...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By kai
Talking Yep, would be considered Bugis(-influenced)...

Yep, would be considered Bugis(-influenced) nowadays...
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