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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2015, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Maurice
Thank you for your kind words Jim! Just like all...

Thank you for your kind words Jim!
Just like all of us here, most of us are all interested in a specific area of collecting, although we all love swords.
For me this specific area is Borneo, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By Maurice
You're welcome Alan! The Nieuwenhuis volumes...

You're welcome Alan!

The Nieuwenhuis volumes unfortunately are not available (as far as I know) in English, but only in Dutch and German language, but it has some very beautifull old pictures in it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Maurice
Alan, I didn't had the feeling you were arguing...

Alan, I didn't had the feeling you were arguing with me.
And if so I have no problem discussing.

I have several good friends, who also have lots of knowledge in the field, and even amongst them one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By Maurice
Hi Jim, it is the style of the handle and...

Hi Jim,

it is the style of the handle and scabbard.
This "style" can be found in the Nieuwenhuis (1219- Leiden museum)collection for instance, collected by himself during one of his expeditions in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By Maurice
Yes that is absolutely true. But in this specific...

Yes that is absolutely true.
But in this specific handle which Green depicted, it is obviously the case.
Here the quality of workmanship is an indicator of age I'm afraid.

The same can be said about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By Maurice
There also were skilled craftsman available for...

There also were skilled craftsman available for hilts and scabbards.
They all have been made according a certain standard, in line with the adat, and not every dayak was able to carve like this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By Maurice
Yes Jose you are right, I expressed wrongly here...

Yes Jose you are right, I expressed wrongly here and there the misunderstanding began. I meant when "producing" a blade. The holes are made and after the forging proces, and than filled with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By Maurice
This mandau is from the upper Mahakam area,...

This mandau is from the upper Mahakam area, Central Borneo, kayan tribes.





If this mandau was an old one, it would have been used for everyday tasks of which an axe would be too rough and a knife...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maurice
Hi Detlef, be my guest! I don't mind ofcourse....

Hi Detlef,

be my guest! I don't mind ofcourse. They are both very good old pieces. :)
Maybe the auction pictures of the blade are good enough to compare with Charles's sundang.

Kind regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maurice
I don't know for sure, but the several ones I...

I don't know for sure, but the several ones I came across with all had at least one stirrup, not only decorative ones.
Also the blades were very sharp, and most of them not so heavy as the average...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maurice
Thank you Ian. Unfortunately I didn't manage to...

Thank you Ian.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to make some pictures of the blade also, as after I shot the photos of the hilt, I brought it to my restorer because the scabbard needs some care.
I'm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maurice
Here the photos of the handle. A small piece is...

Here the photos of the handle.
A small piece is damaged at the back of the handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maurice
Charles, I never said there would be a silver...

Charles, I never said there would be a silver ferrule.
I said, that maybe, (just maybe), there would be silver wire or segments on the grip, and I meant between the higher levels carving.

I agree...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maurice
Thanks Detlef. The sundang is very nice, but in...

Thanks Detlef.

The sundang is very nice, but in this lot the mandau was my first priority...

Kind regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By Maurice
Nice sundang Charles! The Malay sundang Detlef...

Nice sundang Charles!

The Malay sundang Detlef is refering to has a similar segments grip, covered with brass segments and silver wire. It has a horn pommel in the shape of a bird.
Maybe yours had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Maurice
Sorry...... wrong post...

Sorry...... wrong post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Maurice
Hi Charles, Congratulations with this very nice...

Hi Charles,

Congratulations with this very nice piece!

I think it is another divergent version of a kelassan indeed.
The blade is batak, and the copper/suassa sleeve also.

I don't know about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By Maurice
Congrats Carlos! A beautifull old piece! Maurice

Congrats Carlos!

A beautifull old piece!

Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Maurice
Hi Willem, Yes wood covered with leather. Kind...

Hi Willem,

Yes wood covered with leather.

Kind regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Maurice
Hi Rick, I think, that they were meant to use in...

Hi Rick,

I think, that they were meant to use in a fight. In wartime these status pieces need to do their job!
Just like the moro datu pieces. Besides the status (ivory jungayang hilts and gold or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Maurice
Hi Charles, all peudeuangs I have seen and/or...

Hi Charles,

all peudeuangs I have seen and/or owned had leathered scabbards.

The Dutch marechaussees used klewangs in tropical conditions which also had leathered scabbards......

Kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By Maurice
Hi Detlef, Yes very bulky and unusual design...

Hi Detlef,

Yes very bulky and unusual design compared to other shown examples.
But I'm sure this one is from a very old collection, but can't recall from which.
If I find out I'll let you know.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By Maurice
Congratulations Detlef, a nice and old...

Congratulations Detlef,

a nice and old kanta!

Here some (unfortunately bad) photos of a kanta from the Bronbeek museum in Arnhem, which I took about 5 years ago.

Best regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,525
Posted By Maurice
Hello Fried, You have a good old Batak podang...

Hello Fried,

You have a good old Batak podang with VOC blade.
I have seen several podangs with VOC blade and it is always nice seeing one pop up here or there.

Best wishes,
Maurice
Forum: Swap Forum 6th May 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By Maurice
www.bataviacollectables.com updated

Hi all,

Besides a nice and complete Kutai mandau (east Borneo) and from Aceh a sikin panjang with silver fittings on the handle, we have an extremely rare and high quality Gayo rencong for...
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