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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By kai
Question Hello Karl, Even allowing for ample loss of...

Hello Karl,


Even allowing for ample loss of material, I doubt this blade was ever meant to participate in the tangguh "games"...

From the pics the blumbangan seems to be squarish. While the base...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks for the pointer - please keep them coming...

Thanks for the pointer - please keep them coming if you get to know links/videos that exhibit traditional MFA!

BTW, I was wondering about how the kalis/kris were held: They seem to consistently grip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By kai
Smile Really nice kalis tulid from Sulu! What are its...

Really nice kalis tulid from Sulu! What are its specs?


Well, several ivory pommels have been restored and results shown here over the years. Yours is of the more elaborate carving style and, thus,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By kai
Post Another mandau with fuller from...

Another mandau with fuller from Troppenmuseum:
Culture :*Dayak
Origin:*Southeast Asia: Insular*/*Indonesia*/*Kalimantan
before 1887*
approximately 67.5 x 5cm (26 9/16 x 1 15 / 16in.)*
Object...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By kai
Post Hello Willem, D'accord. The blade certainly...

Hello Willem,


D'accord.


The blade certainly is unusual which makes evaluation difficult. I get the impression that it is heavily worn and, thus, of decent age: The engraved decor is unusual - the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By kai
Smile Considering the pic of both blades, maybe more...

Considering the pic of both blades, maybe more like comparing apples and pomme de terre... :D

The kabeala blade looks well preserved and does not seem to exhibit much distal taper while the Dayak...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By kai
Post Our experts tend to be quite conservative in...

Our experts tend to be quite conservative in their age estimates... :cool:

This one certainly presents some additional challenges.

It is great that Willem broke things down - we probably do have to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Bill, Here's the...

Hello Bill,


Here's the survivor:
https://web.archive.org/web/20080506031932/http://www.bakbakan.com:80/swishk/swk1-4.html

And the full...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By kai
Hello SÚverin, Silver will yield a much nicer...

Hello SÚverin,


Silver will yield a much nicer selut (brass is tougher to work with and will be thicker).

With a slightly larger base from the selut, even your current mendak may suffice (and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By kai
Smile Thanks a lot Ron! I'd estimate the average of...

Thanks a lot Ron!


I'd estimate the average of the group to be well within the 19th century...


No need for difficult choices - I'd settle for the group of them. :o :rolleyes: :D

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th January 2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By kai
Talking Hello SÚverin, There seems to have been some...

Hello SÚverin,

There seems to have been some flux between North coast and eastern Jawa (no wonder considering the trade).

It looks like there was some resin narrowing the scabbard (now mostly...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Fernando, IMNSHO, munitions grade and...

Hello Fernando,


IMNSHO, munitions grade and village grade examples are definitely worthy of getting our full attention, too! Not only were these more numerous in their time, they also did most of...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello Udo, Even considering that genuine VOC...

Hello Udo,


Even considering that genuine VOC marks do show quite a bit of variation, this most likely isn't one: While any mark might arguably be tough to struck neatly on a round barrel, the left...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By kai
Question The reptile skin pouch is IMHO a very recent...

The reptile skin pouch is IMHO a very recent addition - that would not hold up well in a humid environment...

OTOH, the rattan belt is of very good quality and probably much older.

Probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ron, We do need a green with envy emoticon...

Hello Ron,

We do need a green with envy emoticon for the forum if you keep going like this... :eek: :rolleyes: ;)

A really superb group you have there!

What age would you estimate for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By kai
Question With fullers on both side of the blade, this is...

With fullers on both side of the blade, this is not a mandau... ;)

Are both sides of the blade tapering towards the cutting edge alike?



Really python?

I do get mixed feelings from this ensemble:...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th January 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By kai
Question IMHO this doesn't look like Dayak...

IMHO this doesn't look like Dayak carving...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By kai
Question Hello Udo, I'm not convinced, that this really...

Hello Udo,

I'm not convinced, that this really is a VOC mark. I've never seen any with the O and C overlapping, much less so heavily... Also there appear to be arrows (which don't seem to vibe with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Charles, Thanks for your comment! You...

Hello Charles,

Thanks for your comment!



You certainly have a point here - rattan shields are known from many cultures in SEA. It would be great to see details, especially from the backside to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By kai
Hello Craig, These are usually assumed to be...

Hello Craig,


These are usually assumed to be talismanic. Kind of a tough subject to dig into though.

You find these markings over pretty much the whole archipelago; I don't know of any study which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ron, Yup, that's my hunch: This blade may...

Hello Ron,


Yup, that's my hunch: This blade may very well be 19th c. (can't judge wear, profile, etc. from pics to support this); the long ferrule (possibly the additional silver bands) and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Hello Drac, Great, that eases things. In real...

Hello Drac,


Great, that eases things. In real life, I'd check the surfaces under magnification; higher magnification can even reveal tool marks, etc.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Bill, That's a neat set you snapped up...

Hello Bill,

That's a neat set you snapped up from Fred - it's been a while!

This panabas surely looks like meant for some heavy chopping...



I like that shield even better - a really old example!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By kai
Talking Yup, I do, Bill! I might be tempted to restore...

Yup, I do, Bill!

I might be tempted to restore the silver inlay to get it back in full glory...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By kai
Question Hello Drac, The striped appearance is fine -...

Hello Drac,


The striped appearance is fine - may not have been the most traditional preference for selecting wood though (if kamagong was used, it usually was only the darkest pieces while banati...
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