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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, Any laminated construction could...

Hello Ariel,


Any laminated construction could be legitimately referred to as pamor in Indonesia: It doesn't have to exhibit strong contrast nor is it limited to nickel - iron alloys of different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By kai
Email sent already... ;)

Email sent already... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By kai
Question Hello Charles, another very special kampilan -...

Hello Charles,

another very special kampilan - thanks!

Usually, the "eye" got placed at the intersection of the carved lines - this pommel apparently never had this intersection and seems closer to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By kai
Post Hello Bjorn, The Sundanese were very active in...

Hello Bjorn,


The Sundanese were very active in southern Sumatra - thus, no surprise that Sumatran pieces might have ended up there.

With keris hilts it is almost always risky to assume that any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By kai
Wink Looks rather Minang to me, Rick... Regards, Kai

Looks rather Minang to me, Rick...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Gustav, The script is unusually long! I...

Hello Gustav,


The script is unusually long!

I also can't remember having seen these lines to be written on...



I've seen this with some sekin. This blade is fairly broad to begin with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By kai
Smile Have a look here:...

Have a look here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24138
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th July 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello harvg, Congrats, that seems like a...

Hello harvg,


Congrats, that seems like a unusually large example!

Can you ascertain whether the very attachments of the fibre string are original or have been repaired?



Looks like "To...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Fernando, Nothing binding yet AFAIK - I...

Hello Fernando,


Nothing binding yet AFAIK - I see it often in scientific contexts; it certainly allows for much better sorting! (Commonly given as 2018-07-04, possibly to differentiate it from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Charles, Thanks for another great example...

Hello Charles,

Thanks for another great example - very nice 19th c. Sulu blade/ensemble!



A superb family gathering, indeed!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By kai
Red face Come-on guys, leave a few of those kris for us...

Come-on guys, leave a few of those kris for us mere mortals! ;) :rolleyes:

BTW, Albert, you seem to have grabbed the one already shown by Jose - what's its blade length?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, Thanks a lot for yet another...

Hello Charles,

Thanks a lot for yet another special example!



How are the bands of hide closed or are they intact tubes? Maybe later additions?

Any hints of earlier rattan binding along the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By kai
Post Hello Leif, I'll try to come up with pics -...

Hello Leif,


I'll try to come up with pics - Freddy's example from the other thread is now in my collection and exhibits one of the typical hilt types; also sekin hilts (cp. AvZ) are a legit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By kai
Smile You're welcome, Leif! Thanks for the stats -...

You're welcome, Leif!

Thanks for the stats - sounds like a fair light blade, indeed.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, Well, I hope you noticed that the...

Hello Alan,


Well, I hope you noticed that the thrust of my postings was not an easy fix regarding names but rather to suggest that we have 2 distinct classes of blades, from different cultures;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, I'd like to see close-ups of the...

Hello Detlef,


I'd like to see close-ups of the blade first, preferably polished and/or etched. This might help to narrow things down.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By kai
Post Seems we crossed posts, Alan! I believe this is...

Seems we crossed posts, Alan!

I believe this is a class of blades distinct from the coastal Melayu beladau: the latter tend to have blades with a broader base (approaching their Arab in-laws...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By kai
Post Tiger's *tooth*, anyone?

Hello Leif,

You pretty much nailed it already!

Your blade is genuine and most likely from the 19th century. It's a dagger type which hasn't been well documented and I believe we don't know its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By kai
Post Hello Algelan, Indeed, the short answer would be...

Hello Algelan,

Indeed, the short answer would be yes, this example is a sword of the type which Maurice referred to as Gobang in his paper! The style seems to have been typical for Sumedang and, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th July 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Pic size is fairly forgiving these days: For this...

Pic size is fairly forgiving these days: For this forum it's 1280 pixels in width, 1280 pixels in height or a file size of 1mb.

There are several free software options for reducing pic...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By kai
Post Hello Anthony, This blade is likely to originate...

Hello Anthony,

This blade is likely to originate from Lombok, indeed.

Lalu Djelenga shows several blades with this linear pamor type which commonly exhibits a separate motif at the base; he calls...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By kai
Red face I'm with David - looks like a fairly recent...

I'm with David - looks like a fairly recent effort; not convincing craftsmanship. I've seen much worse blades though... Maybe a dress piece?

The hilt seems to be made from 2 pieces, isn't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By kai
Post Hello Bjorn, I agree that this is a very...

Hello Bjorn,


I agree that this is a very unusual construction!



It does look suspicious - however, a waving red flag would be pretty counterproductive for concealing any add-on...

From what I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello Ariel, Controlled oxidation, not...

Hello Ariel,


Controlled oxidation, not necessarily rusting. :)

E. g. warangan results in a surface layer of arsenate. Have a close look at the pics! ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks, Alan!

Thanks, Alan!
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