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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:00 PM
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Posted By RSWORD
Unusual figural hilt

I shared this example on the figural hilt thread. Unusual handle with spiral body and head. Blade has seen its better days. Scabbard seems to be in the Balinese style but the blade is too short...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By RSWORD
And some blade pictures in case anyone was...

And some blade pictures in case anyone was interested.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By RSWORD
Translation assistance Madurese keris

Wanted to see if anyone was able to translate the medallion disc on this Madurese KERIS? It appears to be in Arabic but unsure what language. Would also appreciate any other thoughts or comments...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By RSWORD
One of the best references for these is Elgood's...

One of the best references for these is Elgood's "Hindu Arms and Armor". He shares a number of museum examples that largely date from the 16th and 17th century. When you are trying to date earlier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By RSWORD
Please share pictures of the blade once you have...

Please share pictures of the blade once you have had a chance to etch it. There might be some clues in the blade origin based on its construction.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,630
Posted By RSWORD
This is an interesting one. I see a dragon in...

This is an interesting one. I see a dragon in the abstract carving and there are also 2 Chinese style dragons carved on the sides of the handle. There is also an Arabic inscription to boot on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,630
Posted By RSWORD
Same as previous one. Very abstract but I can...

Same as previous one. Very abstract but I can make out a face.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,630
Posted By RSWORD
Very abstract yet upon close review you can see...

Very abstract yet upon close review you can see facial features.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,630
Posted By RSWORD
I love the endless knot motif worked into this...

I love the endless knot motif worked into this example.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,630
Posted By RSWORD
I will add a few examples. Bali?

I will add a few examples. Bali?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By RSWORD
Maurice, Many thanks to you and your collector...

Maurice,

Many thanks to you and your collector friend. I was hopeful someone had seen something similar and given how many of us had not run across anything similar it has been most helpful and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback guys. As I suspected we...

Thanks for the feedback guys. As I suspected we have a wide range of opinions which adds to the mystique and interest in this piece. If only these things could talk. I will review all the thoughts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By RSWORD
Unknown short sword. Where's it from? Philippines? Naga?

It is not often that I run across something I haven't seen before so when I do I tend to gravitate towards those items. This is a very interesting piece. It is about 21" long with a very thick and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By RSWORD
This chopper reminds me in form to Chinese,...

This chopper reminds me in form to Chinese, Vietnamese and other SE Asian countries and it seems well made. It has a beveled edge with a hollow grind, however, the tang construction is different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By RSWORD
How do you define fake? Modern made but in the...

How do you define fake? Modern made but in the style of Persian Qajar period axes? If that is your definition of fake, then no, this is not a fake. It is a late Qajar period axe. How do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By RSWORD
Like Jose, I also held this behemoth at the gun...

Like Jose, I also held this behemoth at the gun show and it is the longest sword of this handle type and period I have ever seen. Good solid heavy blade so I think the buyer should be pleased with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By RSWORD
My apologies for taking so long to post the image...

My apologies for taking so long to post the image from the Oldman catalogue. Here you go!
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By RSWORD
The word I meant to say was tunkou not habaki.

The word I meant to say was tunkou not habaki.
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By RSWORD
What you have are the remnants of a Vietnamese...

What you have are the remnants of a Vietnamese Guom sword. It has a "habaki"(? ) at the forte like you see on Asian swords. The handle material is horn and possibly eve rhino. Is the guard copper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By RSWORD
There is a near identical example in...

There is a near identical example in "Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens" by W.O. Oldman, No. 119, Vol. X, entry #36.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By RSWORD
Talking Yes, I was referring to Drac2K's Kris and his...

Yes, I was referring to Drac2K's Kris and his name happens to be Dave as well. I'm pretty confident this blade is laminated. In some of his pictures I can see evidence along the edge that would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By RSWORD
What I find interesting about Dave's kris is that...

What I find interesting about Dave's kris is that it has a mixture of sharp pointy luk and more typical late 19th, early 20th century smoother flowing luk. If you look at all the pictures, not all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By RSWORD
Dave, It was great seeing you as well. That...

Dave,

It was great seeing you as well. That madu had a very nice patina and he decorations to the front are interesting. I can see why you are attracted to this type of shield!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By RSWORD
No doubt about it! :D However, she seems to...

No doubt about it! :D However, she seems to have a knack for this whole collecting thing. Here's a picture. She seems to have good taste!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By RSWORD
I would not refer to the pattern on these blades...

I would not refer to the pattern on these blades as "ladder pattern". Typically, a ladder pattern is on a wootz blade, with ladder "rungs" that stretch the length of the blade in a regular and...
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