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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:53 PM
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Posted By kai
Cool Hello Rob, The VOC mark is not genuine...

Hello Rob,

The VOC mark is not genuine (obviously being of much too young age, anyway).

This has shaver cool vibes to me... (Sorry, Jim ;))

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kai
Cool Congrats, Julien! Great - looks original and...

Congrats, Julien!

Great - looks original and not messed with. Dimensions, please!

The blade deserves a full polish and very gentle etch, IMO.

BTW, are you sure the hair is human not goat?
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Very nice, indeed, Julien! How long and...

Very nice, indeed, Julien!

How long and thick is the blade?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,828
Posted By kai
Yup, that would be my understanding as well,...

Yup, that would be my understanding as well, Ariel.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,928
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Well, drawing blood and...

Hello Detlef,


Well, drawing blood and splashing about other aqueous fluids does not really help preservation of carbon steel. I'd suppose that these blades got cleaned after use and were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,928
Posted By kai
Question P.S.: Any indication whether the metal...

P.S.: Any indication whether the metal extension/tang out of the pommel possibly got bent later rather than originally?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,928
Posted By kai
Cool Congrats, Detlef! You got the typical LP...

Congrats, Detlef!

You got the typical LP with bolster as well as now the variant type without!

These blades tend to be a bit rough; this may be partly due to their ceremonial use and sometimes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By kai
Hello Montino, Nice ensemble! I'm attaching...

Hello Montino,

Nice ensemble! I'm attaching your overview pic for easier access.

There seems to be quite some corrosion on the metal parts (the fittings more so than the blade which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,162
Posted By kai
Talking And we all knew/assumed that Detlef got a space...

And we all knew/assumed that Detlef got a space problem... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,162
Posted By kai
Thumbs up That's a massive collection - congrats, Nik!

That's a massive collection - congrats, Nik!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,457
Posted By kai
Talking Well, it's a town/city: an important port and...

Well, it's a town/city: an important port and capital of the district...
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By kai
Smile Yup, as Albert already mentioned: "20 year old...

Yup, as Albert already mentioned: "20 year old Moro Taming, back in 1901." ;)

Thanks for posting, Albert!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By kai
Post Thanks for rescuing this nice piece, Gio! ...

Thanks for rescuing this nice piece, Gio!

You have a west coast scabbard and added an east coast foot. I'd suggest you keep it for another project and replace it with a simple foot as seen with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,368
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, Congrats on 2 nice...

Hello Charles,

Congrats on 2 nice acquisitions!



Certainly looks like quite a beast - what are the dimensions and weight?

I have no qualms about this blade originating from the 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, Any traditional recipe...

Hello Ariel,


Any traditional recipe should do, I guess: European cutler's resin, Indonesian, etc.: The Malay/Indonesian basic recipe is based on resin (most likely based on local availability...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ira, IMHO, this Moro kris (blade and...

Hello Ira,

IMHO, this Moro kris (blade and hilt) originates from the early 20th century.

While 20" is really short, the blade sure looks Maguindanao (as does the scabbard). The pommel (it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By kai
Thumbs up back to the pieces

Hello Ira,

That's a really nice 19th century kampilan! (Let me know whenever you decide to part with it, please. ;))

Are you sure the blade is "only" 1/4 inch thick? (Looks like it might be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Jose, I would agree them being...

Hello Jose,


I would agree them being status pieces. Considering kampilans with hair being the overwhelming majority among antique examples, they very likely were put to other uses, too (i.e....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,368
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Thanks for the resto details -...

Hello Jose,

Thanks for the resto details - well done!



Any additional insight appreciated - especially pics of any relatively early examples!

The late 20th/21st century "barong" from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By kai
Post Hello Julien, D'accord. Pattern...

Hello Julien,


D'accord.

Pattern welding is probably more defined by the intention of the blade smith rather than actual contrast achieved though: In many cultures a more subdued contrast was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By kai
Yes, Julien - the quench is quite extensive and...

Yes, Julien - the quench is quite extensive and tends to extend past the steel layer.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By kai
Hello Ariel, Well, these blades are most...

Hello Ariel,


Well, these blades are most certainly not tempered. The central steel layer is certainly higher carbon steel with at least the edges hardened; it's tough to establish whether these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,368
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Ira, Your pic of the whole piece in...

Hello Ira,


Your pic of the whole piece in post #88 is not bad - a larger pic of the blade would be great (the one in post #110 is taken at an angle): Make sure though to minimize effects of wide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,368
Posted By kai
Question Hello Jose, Thanks for confirming! The...

Hello Jose,


Thanks for confirming! The blade is not easy to evaluate from the limited pics - do you think it also is Maranao or is it a recycled Sulu blade?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, No, most kris blades are of...

Hello Ariel,


No, most kris blades are of sandwich construction with a central layer of hardened steel (dark after staining) and laminated mild steel as outer layers (lighter areas).

Regards,...
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