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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By kai
Post Hello Albert, I'd like to see more closeups of...

Hello Albert,

I'd like to see more closeups of the blade (even if it is rather plain) and both sides of the hilt. Dimensions would be good to have, especially width and thickness of the blade!

From...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By kai
Post There is a separating line that seems to be real...

There is a separating line that seems to be real rather than merely engraved. From the pic, I can't see how the angled part is designed. Larger pics would be needed for verification and estimation of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Alan, I hope you're doing well despite...

Hello Alan,

I hope you're doing well despite fire and water!

I don't have this edition. I can probably get an answer in a few months though (if it is not too recently published). Please keep us...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By kai
Post Hello Nik, Congrats, looks like an old and good...

Hello Nik,

Congrats, looks like an old and good hilt! Style is Modang which includes the coastal trading port Kutai. I believe the hair is a very recent "restoration" attempt (also evidenced by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By kai
Post Hello Carlos, I'm not convinced that the blade...

Hello Carlos,

I'm not convinced that the blade really originates with any Moro group. The tip configuration seems to exhibit slight deviations from the norm and also the blade cross section near the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By kai
Question Hello Jose, can you narrow down the origin of...

Hello Jose,

can you narrow down the origin of the hilt for either place/group or time? It does seem more roughly carved than most of the antique examples I remember.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By kai
Post Hello Carlos, That's 2 interesting examples. Did...

Hello Carlos,

That's 2 interesting examples. Did you obtain any details on provenance, etc.?

The scabbard looks quite a bit younger than the kampilan; seems to be nicely engineered though! How easy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By kai
AFAIK, the default usually is young bamboo...

AFAIK, the default usually is young bamboo shoots.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By kai
Smile You got it backwards, Jose... ;) Regards, Kai

You got it backwards, Jose... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By kai
Exclamation Please let’s get back to discussing this...

Please let’s get back to discussing this sword!

Sorry, Ariel, no informed contribution from me either since this is not my area of expertise if any. It certainly looks like a good ol’ warrior who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By kai
I'm glad it worked out, Bob! Sometimes you need...

I'm glad it worked out, Bob!

Sometimes you need to be really patient with the carriers and, more likely, customs and other authorities.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By kai
Smile Here's a thread with a bunch of...

Here's a thread with a bunch of examples.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12950

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By kai
Post Here's my example. BTW, only barung or also...

Here's my example.

BTW, only barung or also other Moro pieces with horn ferrule?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Ron, Your's looks really interesting and...

Hello Ron,

Your's looks really interesting and seems to be a real Moro version rather than one of those styles which tend to get associated with Borneo and thereabouts.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By kai
Post My guess is Indonesia but not from...

My guess is Indonesia but not from Jawa.

Defintely not Moro!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 44,249
Posted By kai
Post Certainly genuine and likely suasa - have it...

Certainly genuine and likely suasa - have it tested, Thomas!

I've seen a few in suasa without engraving nor enamel while I can't remember ever having seen one in gold without the traditional motifs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By kai
Post Hello Thomas, Very unusual scabbard with...

Hello Thomas,

Very unusual scabbard with detailed carving work - a really good grab. Please try to avoid it getting wet!

I'm looking forward to seeing a translation. I've notified our certified...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By kai
Post Hello Thomas, Good work on the blade! As you...

Hello Thomas,

Good work on the blade!



As you can see from the carved motifs, a ferrule has always been with this piece.

Maybe a suasa ferrule got replaced later by a copper ferrule. Have it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, These peudeueng are not tip-heavy...

Hello Ariel,


These peudeueng are not tip-heavy even when combined with typical Sumatran hilts. The metal basket hilts actually make these blades even more alive...

While these are generally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By kai
Cool Wow, you've been quite busy, Thomas! This is an...

Wow, you've been quite busy, Thomas!

This is an Atjeh peudeueng with oelee meu apet (or in modern rendering pedang with hulu meu apet from, most likely, Aceh). If you follow Albert's classification,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By kai
Wink Hullo AM, I believe you meant this posting of...

Hullo AM,

I believe you meant this posting of yours?
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=229622&postcount=5

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Thomas, This obviously is a keris blade...

Hello Thomas,

This obviously is a keris blade that was bent on purpose during forging. From the pics, it does seem to have some age including the fittings.

It may be correctly placed in this forum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Thomas, This is a really good sumara -...

Hello Thomas,

This is a really good sumara - congrats!

The tin is supposed to be a sign of status, i.e. having taken a head... Unfortunately, tin is not stable and deteriorates sooner or later. Be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 25,886
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, Thanks for your thoughts! Regarding...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for your thoughts!

Regarding the genitals we can only guess, this type seems to always maintain decorum... ;)

It is also always carved with 4 fingers with apparently the thumb...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th October 2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 25,886
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Séverin, Another very finely carved hilt!...

Hello Séverin,

Another very finely carved hilt! If you ever decide to let it go... ;)

IMVHO this is a somewhat later example based on the early type representing a demonic being (I believe I also...
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