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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By kai
Question Oldman catalog?

Oldman catalog?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By kai
Question Sounds like an unusual assertion - could you...

Sounds like an unusual assertion - could you elaborate, please? TIA!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By kai
Cool We really need to be careful when interpreting...

We really need to be careful when interpreting history! Even more so if emotions play any role.

Any and every contributor has an agenda (or even several) - be it any historical source or any...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th March 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Jose, I guess you need to establish...

Hello Jose,


I guess you need to establish provenance first - certainly looks like ceremonial items.

On another note, the large feathers are from Ara parrots - all species covered by CITES (in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ken, We'll need better (and larger)...

Hello Ken,

We'll need better (and larger) close-ups of the Moro kris, I'm afraid.

With the current pics, I still tend towards Sulu. I also believe to see a separate gangya but sometimes this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ken, Yes, a really very nice Sunda...

Hello Ken,

Yes, a really very nice Sunda hilt!

BTW, the crack at the base of the hilt is usually from the horn shrinking due to dry air, especially during winter (from heating). Try to keep...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ken, Much more likely to be waterbuffalo...

Hello Ken,


Much more likely to be waterbuffalo horn (old pieces can look fibrous/translucent: none of these features is of any significance though - any smooth cross section visible?). Very nice...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st March 2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Leif, Thanks for posting these! It's...

Hello Leif,


Thanks for posting these!

It's really great that museums take efforts to make pieces in their care more widely available, especially online. I keep wondering about their project...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By kai
Exclamation No, this is not gonna fly! E. g., the tapering...

No, this is not gonna fly!

E. g., the tapering and the proportions of the fullers don't work, even if modified...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,163
Posted By kai
I wasn't accusing you of introducing any...

I wasn't accusing you of introducing any malicious bias - I did rephrase my earlier posting for clarity, hopefully.

Still, if you only count actions scenes while ignoring warriors carrying these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,163
Posted By kai
Post Ok, back to blades: Seems like...

Ok, back to blades:


Seems like "heroic" deeds where mainly for the younger generation to prove themselves worthy (and/or chosen by god) - also a fairly global feature of human societies. I am in no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,163
Posted By kai
Cool Aye, aye, Sir! :) According to...

Aye, aye, Sir! :)

According to Merriam-Webster:

Colonization: an act or instance of colonizing
Colonizing: to establish a colony

Colonialism
1 : the quality or state of being colonial
2 :...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,163
Posted By kai
Ok, Fernando, you beat me to it... :)

Ok, Fernando, you beat me to it... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,163
Posted By kai
Red face Well, man has always been man's worst enemy....

Well, man has always been man's worst enemy. Period. :shrug:

This certainly is not a West vs. East thing: Some of the most extensive political entities build upon imperialist approaches were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By kai
Post To sum up my earlier comments in the thread cited...

To sum up my earlier comments in the thread cited above:

There always were low quality blades, in all cultures (including medieval Japan, Europe, etc.); good craftmanship and, especially, quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Rick, Seems like the "bad...

Hello Rick,


Seems like the "bad press" got widely distributed; would be interesting to hear whether the current question got based on the same sources already quoted in the old thread or whether...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello SL, I'm having a deja vu...

Hello SL,


I'm having a deja vu moment...

Please have a look at this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23453

I'm not sure who continues to spread this myth that Filipino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,163
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Jim, Looking at those paintings, I get...

Hello Jim,


Looking at those paintings, I get the impression that a majority of the depicted hunters were not entirely happy: even if they managed to fatally wound the tiger or lion (some already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By kai
Smile Dear Carlos, Congrats - very nice engravings on...

Dear Carlos,

Congrats - very nice engravings on the blade!

Interesting carrying hook & chain; any similar examples?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th February 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef and David, CITES primarily...

Hello Detlef and David,

CITES primarily regulates international trade. But mind you, it's the national legislations which are trying to implement the international convention (and additional...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By kai
Post Hello Greg, The iron sources (as well as iron...

Hello Greg,


The iron sources (as well as iron ore origins) utilized in keris production are extremely diverse and often get traded from quite distant regions. There usually is a central layer of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By kai
Exclamation I agree with David here. Since the blade appears...

I agree with David here. Since the blade appears to be pretty old (easily 19th c., maybe older) the tang may also be on the fragile side of things. Thus, it is important to move ahead gently. It...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Detlef, Whoa, hold your horses! Hippo...

Hello Detlef,


Whoa, hold your horses!

Hippo sure is regulated: The common Hippo, Hippopotamus amphibius Linnaeus, 1758, is listed in Appendix II of the CITES convention. And some populations are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By kai
Have a close look at the close-up in post #1......

Have a close look at the close-up in post #1... ;) :p

I wasn't positive though. :rolleyes: :cool:

Regards,.
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Steve, Nice addition to your family -...

Hello Steve,

Nice addition to your family - thanks for posting!

I do like the horn fittings as well as the blade shape!



What's up, Steve? Keep going! :)
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