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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By kai
Hello Cerjak, I hope the Borneo experts will...

Hello Cerjak,

I hope the Borneo experts will comment, too.

To me this looks like a post-WW2 piece with scabbard being rather recent.

BTW, it is not common to be able to positively identify a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By kai
Seems like a sturdy, genuine piece. The pommel...

Seems like a sturdy, genuine piece.

The pommel looks Chinese to me.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By kai
Hello Robert, I also guess this is a low silver...

Hello Robert,

I also guess this is a low silver alloy. Whatever, it definitely is a very sweet addition to your amazing Luzon collection! Really rare to get complete pieces in this nice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, From the pics, the hilt carving...

Hello Detlef,


From the pics, the hilt carving of #2 seems to be of somewhat better quality and I'd also consider an earlier date for this sword. The round scabbard foot including the sun motif...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By kai
Hello Udo, welcome to the non-lurking members...

Hello Udo,

welcome to the non-lurking members guild of the forum! ;)

Thanks for sharing the 2nd example of what may well be another pattern of these swords and all the effort you put into posting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By kai
I beg to differ, Ian: IMHO this clearly isn't a...

I beg to differ, Ian: IMHO this clearly isn't a modified rencong blade and most probably it neither is a traditional blade from Indonesia.

Robert, is there a mark on the left side of the blade (near...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By kai
drumroll...

Hey, Ian - great to have you back!

That's been way too many years, indeed...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By kai
Hello Marbel, Welcome to the forum! Here's...

Hello Marbel,

Welcome to the forum!



Here's another example: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18286

Both look like post-WW2 pieces to me, probably much more recent though. While...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By kai
It certainly did respond to the treatment! It is...

It certainly did respond to the treatment! It is well possible that more rounds of treatment will enhance the result. Also extensively polishing the blade by hand and subsequent etch/warangan will...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By kai
I'm with Rick: A typical keris Bali with nice...

I'm with Rick: A typical keris Bali with nice blade and pamor. The warangan came out very nicely and with the typical Bali finish - congrats!

The pitted areas are not that distracting IMHO and, as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By kai
Hello Jean, How large is this hilt? The selut...

Hello Jean,

How large is this hilt?

The selut is Minang. The hilt doesn't look like Palembang to me.

Actually, I feel that the Palembang carving is pretty deep, especially if you consider the very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By kai
Hello Carla, I'm sure it's not an original...

Hello Carla,


I'm sure it's not an original decoration. If (smaller) stones are inserted, these don't break the flow of lines. There are a few bits of the carving broken off a long time ago and I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By kai
Hello Carla, I believe this is a Minang...

Hello Carla,

I believe this is a Minang variant.

I hope Alan doesn't mind me recycling a pic for comparision: While the hilt and sepokal blade got probably imported from Sulawesi Bugis, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,592
Posted By kai
I'm with Jose on the pommel being from polished...

I'm with Jose on the pommel being from polished AB.

Thanks for another great example, Willem!

The "heart" looks like another variant of the tree of life motif.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 428
Posted By kai
No, just go ahead! Much of this is trial and...

No, just go ahead! Much of this is trial and error until you've gained enough experience.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 428
Posted By kai
I'm with David. While I don't think that the...

I'm with David. While I don't think that the water is the issue here, I strongly recommend to utilize DI water for diluting things - a gallon of pure water is cheap enough to have around at home....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 428
Posted By kai
I have seen this happening with some...

I have seen this happening with some blades.

First, you really have to make sure that there are no stubborn rust patches remaining on the blade; the warangan will still work on the clean metal but...
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By kai
Hello Michael, Still no news from Richard? Does...

Hello Michael,

Still no news from Richard?

Does anyone have a telephone number to contact?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By kai
Hello Michael, Congrats for acquiring such an...

Hello Michael,

Congrats for acquiring such an important piece for your collection!

I'm apparently not seeing the forest for the trees: Is there any matchlock with such a downcurved stock shown in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, I'd love the seller to expand on...

Hello Detlef,


I'd love the seller to expand on this!

Red cloth is quite commonly utilzed in Moro culture and red munsala cloth attached to the hilt seems to have been in usage for an extended...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, Thanks for the correction - I...

Hello Detlef,


Thanks for the correction - I glossed over the back of the blade partially shown in your scabbard pic. Typical siraui, I agree!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By kai
Hello S, Yup, Bali/Lombok again....

Hello S,

Yup, Bali/Lombok again. ;)



Definitely laminated; I think I see some pamor lurking. I'd give it another extensive round of polishing (by hand!) before proceeding to warangan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By kai
Hello S, welcome to our forum! That's an honest...

Hello S, welcome to our forum!

That's an honest keris Bali making a good addition to any beginning collection. Thanks for rescuing from it from years of neglect! On the pro side, the tip of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Detlef, I agree this is a good, old siraui...

Hello Detlef,

I agree this is a good, old siraui example.

From the pics it seems that the inner (concave) bevel is the primary edge; this would make this blade a kind of variant since classic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By kai
As pointed out by Seerp (Welcome to a new member...

As pointed out by Seerp (Welcome to a new member ploughing through the forum archives! ;) ), this is a really old thread. Sorrily, Flavio has taken kind of a sabbatical and is visiting this forum...
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