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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Sevťrin, Congrats! I'm sure this blade...

Hello Sevťrin,

Congrats! I'm sure this blade deserves a polish and carful staining. Length doesn't seem unusual for a full-size example.

I've seen these pedang with fairly utilitarian scabbards....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Stefan, The blade doesn't look too bad...

Hello Stefan,

The blade doesn't look too bad IMVHO...

And possibly the pommel if David is onto something: Tridacna. (Just make sure it's not plastic! ;))

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By kai
I'm with Ian. I'd guess at later 20th (or 21st)...

I'm with Ian. I'd guess at later 20th (or 21st) century...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, IMVHO this clearly is a Sulu blade....

Hello Ian,

IMVHO this clearly is a Sulu blade. (This also vibes much better with the size, double clamps, and possibly small pommel.)

This type with the 2 demarcating lines extending from the lower...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By kai
Post Hello Lee, Thanks for your effort! Like with...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for your effort! Like with archaic kris, our chronological understanding of the development seems to be not too far off the mark; absolute dating is still very much open to debate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, The last pic is taken at a slanted...

Hello Jose,


The last pic is taken at a slanted angle; the intermediate shot seems to be much better to assess the configuration at the base of the blade: For a later blade, the beak/trunk not being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By kai
Iím with Detlef - not Bali. I did consider the...

Iím with Detlef - not Bali. I did consider the Melayu realm (they seem to have accepted influences from all Moro styles) and Maguindanao though.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By kai
Post Ok, Lee, Iíll bite. From the pics, Iíd suggest...

Ok, Lee, Iíll bite.

From the pics, Iíd suggest that this kris is Sulu and from the second half of the 19th century.

It seems to exhibit some unusual details though - looking forward to hearing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By kai
Angry Well, itís the museums, too: More often than not,...

Well, itís the museums, too: More often than not, the curators donĎt receive enough resources and allotted time to really do research work on the collections!

And since doing comparative in-depth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 976
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Norman, Looks like walrus to...

Hello Norman,

Looks like walrus to me...

Elegant blade and length at the shorter range of the spectrum.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,500
Posted By kai
Post Hello Peter, Thanks for chiming in! Who are...

Hello Peter,

Thanks for chiming in!



Who are the collectors you're speaking of?

Sumbawa received a very heavy dose of cultural input from Gowa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, My condolences! Thanks for the pic...

Hello Ariel,

My condolences!

Thanks for the pic - could you try to get a macro shot, please? It seems to show 2 rather than a single cold shut from forging; I donít think Iíve seen that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By kai
Red face 1/21

booom
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,500
Posted By kai
Wink Iím sure Ariel is not trying to be apologetic...

Iím sure Ariel is not trying to be apologetic concerning this seller.

We all need to keep in mind that most salesmen will try to phrase any description in a way that entices possible buyers in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By kai
Cool Yes, it can be difficult to take pics exactly...

Yes, it can be difficult to take pics exactly vertical to the blade surface (actually rather the imagined plane through the center of the blade to be precise); and lenses with short focal lengths...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By kai
Smile Welcome to the forum! Both seem to be neat...

Welcome to the forum!

Both seem to be neat examples - dimensions and some more pics would be great!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Some of the pics seem to be...

Hello Jose,


Some of the pics seem to be distorted by having been taken at an angle - from what I see, Iíd be inclined to vote for Tausug.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,500
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, Thanks for the reminder! Here's a...

Hello Detlef,

Thanks for the reminder!

Here's a pic (courtesy of mandaukudi).

BTW, the belt with toggle seems to be Dayak - old but possibly added later (may well indicate an ensemble that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,166
Posted By kai
Talking Here's another example of this style for...

Here's another example of this style for comparison. (Pic courtesy of mandaukudi)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,166
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Sťverin & Detlef, I sure can see where...

Hello Sťverin & Detlef,

I sure can see where you're coming from!

However, neither the hilt nor the scabbard are really "typical" Toraja (especially the widening at the scabbard mouth which seems to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, That's a tough one - I'd like to...

Hello Detlef,

That's a tough one - I'd like to see more details and pics taken at a right angle!

The blade does strike me as originating from Sulawesi though (probably the hilt, too).

What's the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jean, Keris from Sulawesi come in a...

Hello Jean,


Keris from Sulawesi come in a bewildering variety of blades and fittings; thus, it's tough to generalize. However, the stem of the scabbard tends to distinctly taper towards the foot -...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By kai
Post Well, Bugis-influenced for sure - most likely...

Well, Bugis-influenced for sure - most likely Sumatra (East coast). A fine ensemble, congrats!

Yes, these blades tend to be on the small side. I'd be guessing at 19th c. (no signs of 20th c...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By kai
Just because a hilt is old, an accompanying blade...

Just because a hilt is old, an accompanying blade should not be assumed to be of similar age without evidence.

However, if we accept Dresden 2888 as originating from the Jawa-Bali nexus, I see no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By kai
Just to point out the obvious: The selut does not...

Just to point out the obvious: The selut does not fit the hilt. Thus, this ensemble has certainly been fiddled with and we only have the blade to go by. (Since keris fittings can be easily exchanged,...
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