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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By kai
Phew, that's a relief! ;) The paint seems to sit...

Phew, that's a relief! ;)

The paint seems to sit on top of the dots while the stone base seems to have a different structure. Is there some plaster or something in between?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By kai
It's quite widespread, Tim: PNG, Indonesia,...

It's quite widespread, Tim: PNG, Indonesia, Philippines.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By kai
Question I was also wondering about those little dots... ...

I was also wondering about those little dots... (On the surface only?)

The close-up does not show enough detail to reveal the inner stone(?) structure. Any chance that this is a cast replica,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,862
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks a lot, Ben! The ex-Stromberg piece is an...

Thanks a lot, Ben!

The ex-Stromberg piece is an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example - congrats!

BTW, the mandau also seems very promising! Maybe you could post that one as well in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By kai
Question Hello SÚverin, What part of the blade is...

Hello SÚverin,


What part of the blade is sharpened in your example - only the larger concave area?

It looks pretty much like a billhook and similar blades are widely utilized as tools. It will be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By kai
Red face Hello Ian, That sounds more like it, indeed....

Hello Ian,


That sounds more like it, indeed. Could you please post close-ups of the base near the hilt?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By kai
Hello Tim, You'll have to search for their...

Hello Tim,

You'll have to search for their common name "horse-eye beans" (I guess).

There are many species (some well-known ones from tropical America and Africa). Even Asian seeds seem to vary...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, AFAIK, jambu/jambul merely refers to...

Hello Ian,


AFAIK, jambu/jambul merely refers to a protrusion/spike - it's just a description, not a proper name.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, I agree with the anak wali / parang...

Hello Ian,


I agree with the anak wali / parang ginah notion. Based on the recurved tip of the blade, it might be Pattani - however, there seems to be quite some overlap/variability and I believe we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By kai
Thumbs up late to the party...

Hello Algelan,

Congrats for those many excellent pieces and thanks for posting many pics!



I'd guess at 19th century. Very neat piece!

BTW, what date can be gleaned from the coins?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By kai
Question Hello Phil, The origin of the word twistcore...

Hello Phil,


The origin of the word twistcore may be based on a solid piece of "twist" - however, I don't think the definition needs to be that strict! Otherwise, there would be no twistcore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By kai
Hello Jose, I can't remember seeing any...

Hello Jose,


I can't remember seeing any scabbard stem rings with enamel.

If there were any bands originally, I'd bet on suasa. However, the most pristine examples seem to come without any bands;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By kai
Hello Roland, Thanks for chiming in! I was also...

Hello Roland,


Thanks for chiming in! I was also trying to figure out how this pattern got forged.

I was considering a complex stacked construction instead of twistcore - kinda like the blotchy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By kai
Smile Akar bahar... ;)

Akar bahar... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Hello Tim, I'd guess that these larger seeds are...

Hello Tim,

I'd guess that these larger seeds are from the genus Ormosia (possibly Ormosia calavensis).
http://www.tropicos.org/Image/100233425

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By kai
Possibly Maori?

Possibly Maori?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By kai
Post Hello Franc, I'm with Detlef - just some limited...

Hello Franc,

I'm with Detlef - just some limited TLC will do: It's a genuine, antique dua lalan with just a few losses.

The pamor blade could use thorough cleaning for long-term preservation. Just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,862
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Congrats, Ben! Could you post a close-up of the...

Congrats, Ben!

Could you post a close-up of the hilt, please?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Charles, Congrats, that's a really rare,...

Hello Charles,

Congrats, that's a really rare, nice piece!



Any more details?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By kai
Question I was thinking along those lines. However, the...

I was thinking along those lines. However, the distance between the rings is only 11-12 inches which would make carrying it across the back not really feasible. And when carrying it over the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Hello Jens, Thanks for weighting...

Hello Jens,

Thanks for weighting in!



Interesting thought! You mean essentially the bolster area, I guess? That would be very stylized compared to the very figural, typical examples, indeed. No...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By kai
Hello Charles, Considering the full tang...

Hello Charles,


Considering the full tang construction, I'm more inclined to believe this blade is laminated rather than forged from crucible steel.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 817
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, This is a kind of secondary sword...

Hello Detlef,

This is a kind of secondary sword (usually worn behind the balato). The blade looks promising - please let us know the blade thickness once it arrives. As you already suggested, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Detlef, Now, that's a full tang on...

Hello Detlef,

Now, that's a full tang on steroids! :eek:

The 2 hanger rings seem to be unusual, too.



It does look like a bhuj crafted for real business - it sure has a double-handed infighting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By kai
Post Hello! No worries, I like your critical...

Hello!


No worries, I like your critical thinking! ;)



A double edged would make a rather bad fish gutting knife...
And even with tuna-sized fish specimens, folks across the globe seem to do well...
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