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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By xasterix
Just received this barung last week, passed on by...

Just received this barung last week, passed on by another forumite =) so difficult to get rid of the leaf-blade bug.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By xasterix
I second Detlef's motion =)

I second Detlef's motion =)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By xasterix
Hi Detlef, I think we have similar pieces. Mine...

Hi Detlef, I think we have similar pieces. Mine has a blade length of 51.5cm, and 78cm overall. The tip is also thickened at the tip. Spine thickness at the base is 0.8cm. I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,638
Posted By xasterix
Merciful Lord...that's a king's ransom of really...

Merciful Lord...that's a king's ransom of really nice barungs! Great collection!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,638
Posted By xasterix
A really nice piece! This one has a lot of...

A really nice piece! This one has a lot of character. I like how the original owner wrapped the whole hilt...I've wielded a very similar-looking sample, but its blade wasn't shandigan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,638
Posted By xasterix
That depends sir. There are lavishly dressed...

That depends sir. There are lavishly dressed samples that have "wise" blades. The kris in my avatar has an ivory pommel and suassa hilt, but the blade has chips and is slightly bent, obviously used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,638
Posted By xasterix
I liked this thread a lot when I was starting my...

I liked this thread a lot when I was starting my steel-collecting journey, so I'm necro-ing it. Here's my favorite so far.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
Exquisite kris sir! Every line seems to speak of...

Exquisite kris sir! Every line seems to speak of luxury and high taste. Merry Krismas! Rick, if we can only buy the whole rack...lol
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
That's a good one! Looks very secure and still...

That's a good one! Looks very secure and still battle (bottle)-worthy =)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
Elegant archaic kalis Ian. The horn hilt-suassa...

Elegant archaic kalis Ian. The horn hilt-suassa combination is topnotch! Hope all's going well down under :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
Leif, I vote to etch that kalis, might have...

Leif, I vote to etch that kalis, might have surprises ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
Lovely keris examples! I'm beginning to develop a...

Lovely keris examples! I'm beginning to develop a keris fondness and seeing why they're addicting to collect as well! Rick, really nice archaic twistcore kalis!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
Very fine keris sir! And happy holidays indeed....

Very fine keris sir! And happy holidays indeed. How old would something like this be? I'm curious as I'm not that privy to keris info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
Thanks good sir!

Thanks good sir!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By xasterix
Kris-kingle

The year draws to an end. Let's make a kris gathering for some holiday sights and cheers! Post your favorite kris from your collection. Keris are also welcome!

Here's mine, a Tausug kalis.
Forum: Swap Forum 30th November 2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By xasterix
LF: Filipino traditional blades

LF:

Batangas blade (marked Taal, JC, or MCM) with leather scabbard
Pira (any era)
Tenegre
Pinuti

US-based sellers only...PM me thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,153
Posted By xasterix
Hi, just reviving this thread in the hope that...

Hi, just reviving this thread in the hope that more people will contribute samples. This was passed on to me by a fellow forum member recently; it's a fine specimen and I'm honored to be entrusted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By xasterix
There are great freight services that ship stuff...

There are great freight services that ship stuff from US to PH at almost the same or sometimes even less cost than USPS and the like.

Unfortunately I think most of them are at full capacity because...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By xasterix
Concurred with the previous assessments on the...

Concurred with the previous assessments on the blade. Although the abnormally large size of the pommel, plus the deviant taper-construction of the grip-space vs most samples may point to a Tugaya...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,757
Posted By xasterix
Thanks sir! Here are "raw"...

Thanks sir! Here are "raw" pre-restoration pics of the hawkbell-guard kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,757
Posted By xasterix
Here are other samples, from another friend's...

Here are other samples, from another friend's collection. The one with the reddish hilt intrigues me, as it's a standout from the other ivory-looking samples. One of the hilts is also unique, having...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,757
Posted By xasterix
Dear Detlef: Thanks very much for the...

Dear Detlef:

Thanks very much for the assessment!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,757
Posted By xasterix
Thanks very much sir!

Thanks very much sir!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,757
Posted By xasterix
Thanks Leif! Additionally, if it's not much of a...

Thanks Leif! Additionally, if it's not much of a hassle, may I ask everyone to assess my friend's piece, of similar build as mine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,757
Posted By xasterix
Hullo, here are more pics of the pommel.

Hullo, here are more pics of the pommel.
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