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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:06 PM
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Posted By David
Wayne, there is little doubt that there was...

Wayne, there is little doubt that there was indeed trade with the Tlingit from outside sources, including the Chinese, however, if you read the article i link to you will see that the Tlingit have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 332
Posted By David
More than spearpoints and harpoons, the Tlingit...

More than spearpoints and harpoons, the Tlingit supposedly forged this "Killer Whale" dagger (really more a short sword) out of meteorite back in the 17 century. That's certainly not pre-iron age for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By David
Roland, there is no argument that the name...

Roland, there is no argument that the name "Micmac" was indeed used at one time and will indeed generate hits on google. My point is that it is no longer considered an appropriate spelling and is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By David
Well, i see that hole as well, but there is no...

Well, i see that hole as well, but there is no way you would get an object or a shaft shaped as irregularly as that if this were to have been turned on a lathe.
More likely someone had an attachment...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By David
Not slang Drak, simple outdated terminology. Yes...

Not slang Drak, simple outdated terminology. Yes you will find hits there, but that spelling hasn't been officially used in some time. Still, even when searching under "Micmac", when you open those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By David
Well, first of all, the accepted spelling for...

Well, first of all, the accepted spelling for that tribe is Mi'kmaq, not Micmac. That might help in your searches. However, the root clubs that Roland is talking about seem to have belonged more to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By David
Kai, you may well be right, but you are not...

Kai, you may well be right, but you are not necessarily disagreeing with me. I should have been clearer. When i said i would identify this as a coteng hilt i was not considering whether or not it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By David
This is clearly made from a swordfish bill. You...

This is clearly made from a swordfish bill. You can find dozens of examples of these online if you search and i have personally come across them multiple times in antique store, especial in coast...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By David
To my eyes i would consider this a coteng hilt....

To my eyes i would consider this a coteng hilt. Like Sajen, i also do not think it originates in Cirebon.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I realize that Green did inquire...

Thanks Alan. I realize that Green did inquire about tangguh, so this information will hopefully be useful to him. However, what both myself and Detlef were commenting on was Jean describing this 9...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By David
I suspect that the 9 luk might be a bit older...

I suspect that the 9 luk might be a bit older than 19th century. I think the blade is more worn-out that crudely made. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By David
So your influences seem to come from all over the...

So your influences seem to come from all over the archipelago, encompassing multiple and differing keris cultures from across the entire area. Do you image that the keris should be presented as some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By David
Well Detlef, you don't really need a very large...

Well Detlef, you don't really need a very large blade to cut a rope, do you?
:shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By David
Alexish, i'm not sure that you really addressed...

Alexish, i'm not sure that you really addressed Dr. David's questions other than acknowledging that this was a commissioned piece.
Was it commissioned by you personally for your own collection?
If...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By David
I also agree with Alan that as part of modern...

I also agree with Alan that as part of modern keris art this is an aspect of keris culture that we simply need to accept, even if many of us do not enjoy it. I would never personally consider...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
I am curious what you folks think about the...

I am curious what you folks think about the origin of the hilt i last posted. The pattern on the back is very similar to Athanase North Coast hilt, but the eyes, head shape seem to indeed reflect...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
This little fellow showed up in another forum i...

This little fellow showed up in another forum i attend and i note some particular similarities, especially the patterns displayed in the carving on the back side. It was presented as a South Thai...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
This is indeed an interesting question and...

This is indeed an interesting question and perhaps one we can only speculate about. At the risk of making a cross-cultural faux pas, as clearly the diffferences between Eastern and Western thought...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
I believe we are in complete agreement here. :)

I believe we are in complete agreement here. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
Thanks you Alan. Please note that i never asked...

Thanks you Alan. Please note that i never asked you to identify this figure. All i have done is question if the figure should rightfully be called a raksasa. Everything you have just written seems to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
I find it odd that you can assign such import to...

I find it odd that you can assign such import to what you perceive as fangs yet completely dismiss any relevance to such an elaborate head dress. Can't say i have ever seen such a head dress on a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
Well Alan, you bring up exactly why i asked the...

Well Alan, you bring up exactly why i asked the question of Jean to begin with. When figures begin to attract i suppose there is always room for interpretation. Fangs? I'm not convinced i am seeing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By David
Hi Jean. I'm wondering what about this hilt makes...

Hi Jean. I'm wondering what about this hilt makes you specifically identify it as a raksasa?
Definitely a lovely, old and unusual hilt. I would agree that it looks Northern Jawa. And i just love the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I am completely aware of that. Leif...

Thanks Alan. I am completely aware of that. Leif asked for examples of similar hilts so i obliged.
As i stated before, i am sure you are correct about the spelling and i would also agree that you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By David
Leif, my very first keris was a rather old...

Leif, my very first keris was a rather old Javanese blade that had a hole worn through one of the sogokan. I also had a few people that identified this as "complong" but the truth of the matter is...
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