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Forum: Swap Forum Yesterday, 08:17 PM
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Views: 1,413
Posted By asomotif
ps. sold, sealed, delivered...

ps. sold, sealed, delivered...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th September 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By asomotif
HORNBILL AND DRAGON 1ST PRINT / FINE CONDITION

HORNBILL AND DRAGON. / 1ST PRINT

HARD TO GET BOOK IN THIS CONDITION.

USD 375 SHIPPED WORLDWIDE

Description: Elf Aquitaine, Indonesia, 1989. Hardcover.
Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By asomotif
Hello Marcus, It is a ceremonial knife / wedung...

Hello Marcus,

It is a ceremonial knife / wedung from Bali.

Here is a thread showing several examples.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16537&highlight=BALI+WEDUNG

It looks like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, I am not going try to repair it....

Hello Detlef,

I am not going try to repair it.
It is very thin material and if its ruined, the spear will loose all of its charme.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By asomotif
There is no butt spike. The metal winding ends...

There is no butt spike.
The metal winding ends about 65 cms from the bottom.
The bottom is very fragile, I am really happy that this spear was never shortened.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By asomotif
NIAS SPEARLANCE / not a toho

I was lucky to add this rare nias lance to my collection.

length is 240 cms / not heavy, the wooden shaft is very thin.
gracefull I would say

similar examples are in Leiden and Firenze. (3rd...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,650
Posted By asomotif
All cleaned up it is a nice status piece. But...

All cleaned up it is a nice status piece.
But let's compare it with the other one in post #74
The crown of the piece with the akar bahar hilt has a much more elaborate crown. gold with enamel,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,650
Posted By asomotif
Ps. it is now on the market again. cleaned and...

Ps. it is now on the market again. cleaned and looking better than on Wendls website.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd September 2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By asomotif
on hold

on hold
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By asomotif
Ps. comes from a reputable dutch collector. ;)

Ps. comes from a reputable dutch collector. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By asomotif
Horn.

Horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By asomotif
Thank you, The tip about a damp cloth came from...

Thank you,

The tip about a damp cloth came from this thread :
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11250&highlight=glue+cloth
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By asomotif
Here one picture showing the complete blade.

Here one picture showing the complete blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By asomotif
Sewar with a rencongstyle scabbard mouth

I phased this lovely sewar with an unusual scabbard mouth.

The whole ensemble looks as if it was made this way a long time ago.
Any comments or similar pieces for comparison ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By asomotif
A damp cloth worked fine, it was a felxible hobby...

A damp cloth worked fine, it was a felxible hobby glue.
Difficult material to get a good fit again.
At this moment it looks like this :
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,651
Posted By asomotif
Thank you for the information. Amazing to read...

Thank you for the information.

Amazing to read that New Jersey is a hub for smuggling to China.
Unfortunately, if you close one route, a thousand other routes still exsist and if needed, new routes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By asomotif
Thanks Gavin, Golok always makes me think of a...

Thanks Gavin,

Golok always makes me think of a short weapon.
I agree that the blade shape is like the golok but in this case it is much longer.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By asomotif
Thank you. It was brought to the Netherlands by...

Thank you.
It was brought to the Netherlands by a soldier who was stationed in Mid Java and who sailed from Semarang.

So this sounds good.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By asomotif
It looks like a pretty hard transparent glue. I...

It looks like a pretty hard transparent glue.

I plan to wrap is in a damp cloth for a day or so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, Yes, the nose is indeed reglued,...

Hello Detlef,

Yes, the nose is indeed reglued, unfortunately with a small gap remaining.
If I reglue this it shoudl look better.

Tips / advise how to do this are appreciated.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By asomotif
PEDANG II ?? for comments

I am looking for some adviise on this pedang.

Zonneveld TWOIA calls this a pedang II, but refers to Sumatra.
Like to hear your opinion...

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd August 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By asomotif
last bump

bump.....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd July 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By asomotif
Yes David, they look Ifugao-ish. I found this...

Yes David, they look Ifugao-ish.

I found this quote on the web.
Google pictures will provide a lot of recent examples if you search for "ifugao headdress". I enclose one of them :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th July 2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By asomotif
Is somone going to mention the "spray...

Is somone going to mention the "spray paint"patina ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,650
Posted By asomotif
Nice, looks a lot like the one in post #10 ;)

Nice, looks a lot like the one in post #10 ;)
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