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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,257
Posted By jwkiernan
Tim, This piece looks a lot better to me...

Tim,

This piece looks a lot better to me (again, I'd need to see close-ups of the stone head to truly give you my opinion on it). The haft looks correct, the sewing of and the age of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,257
Posted By jwkiernan
Tim, I have been on this form for many years,...

Tim,

I have been on this form for many years, but have become more active since my retirement from the military. I have collected stone tools since I was a child (grew up in Eastern Colorado on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,514
Posted By jwkiernan
Absolutely fantastic Dave! A dream...

Absolutely fantastic Dave! A dream collection....but there is always "one more piece" that weare all looking for!:) Thank you for preserving and sharing...again, awesome!
All my best,
John
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By jwkiernan
Absolutely one of the most beautiful barongs I...

Absolutely one of the most beautiful barongs I have seen...thanks for sharing!
All my best,
John
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By jwkiernan
Dave, Beautiful and unique piece...the first...

Dave,
Beautiful and unique piece...the first I have seen with this type handle. Although probsbly not related at all I find the handle carving interestinly similar to the sun and stars motif...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th December 2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,420
Posted By jwkiernan
I originally posted this in the thread that...

I originally posted this in the thread that spawned this thread.....

Here is my 2 cents on this topic...as a collector I focus on true antique weapons. I want them as original as possible (noting...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th December 2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
Posted By jwkiernan
Here is my 2 cents on this topic...as a collector...

Here is my 2 cents on this topic...as a collector I focus on true antique weapons. Now, with that said I know many folks that collect new pieces or recreations of old pieces. Many of these pieces...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,533
Posted By jwkiernan
Closeups

Here are a couple close-up photo's of the toe and "eye"...beautiful blades one and all!

Best regards,

John
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,533
Posted By jwkiernan
Now I am tempted....

Wow Ron, beautiful piece! Also a very nice piece Kino! I have attached a picture of mine...a wee bit shorter in the blade department at 17 1/2", but the spine by the handle is 1/2 ".

After...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,913
Posted By jwkiernan
Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and...

Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year one and all. I hope Santa brings everyone the blade they have been good for all year! :D

Merry Christmas

All my best,

John
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By jwkiernan
Absolutely stunning Charles! One day I'll find...

Absolutely stunning Charles! One day I'll find one of these beauties! Congrats!

All my best,

John
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,831
Posted By jwkiernan
Very nice...great detail! Congrats! All my...

Very nice...great detail! Congrats!

All my best,

John
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
Hey guys! Love seeing/reading all the comments! ...

Hey guys! Love seeing/reading all the comments! Many way over my head for now, but definitely taking note! Thanks again and hopefully can get some more keris up for you all shortly! Thanks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,516
Posted By jwkiernan
Beautiful kris Ron! Thanks for sharing! A piece...

Beautiful kris Ron! Thanks for sharing! A piece I need to add to my collection one day...the elusive twist core...great piece! Congrats!

All my best,

John
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd November 2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
Detlef, thanks for posting the pictures...very...

Detlef, thanks for posting the pictures...very nice keris indeed! The hilts are very similar indeed! Again thank you for the look! Have a great weekend (to all)! :)

All my best,

John
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd November 2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
...Great to see all the comments guys! I am...

...Great to see all the comments guys! I am learning more and more all the time...so much to learn!

Jean, as far as I can see the horn hilted keris has no pamor at all...seems to be mono steel...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st November 2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
Posted By jwkiernan
[QUOTE=Sajen] Hope you will show every one in an...

[QUOTE=Sajen] Hope you will show every one in an extra thread!

Detlef, now that I am back (thanks to David, Rick and Lee :D ), I started a new thread starting with the Palembang's! I will...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st November 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
Thanks Alan...vinegar and WD 40 it is! :) When...

Thanks Alan...vinegar and WD 40 it is! :) When you mentioned "wrapping the blade in plastic" I am guessing a seran-wrap/cling wrap type of thing, and if so, can it still be stored in the sheath...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st November 2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
NB:- my mention of hydrochloric acid was only...

NB:- my mention of hydrochloric acid was only for spotting, not ever for a soak, and when you spot with the stuff you stay right there and watch it.[/QUOTE]

Alan, I was on the same track as you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
Alan and Jean thank you so much for your input! ...

Alan and Jean thank you so much for your input! Thank you Sajen as well...looking forward to seeing your keris.

I'd like to do as little as possible to these (and the others I will post in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
Jean, the original shots of these are super sharp...

Jean, the original shots of these are super sharp but I had to resize them all to upload them.

Each blade that had any rust on them have been worked with steel wool and oil in those spots. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]John, I think you might find...

[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]John, I think you might find that the hilt cup on the second keris is brass, possibly gold plated or gilded.

Thanks Alan for the information...my first instinct on the second...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,771
Posted By jwkiernan
Palembang Keris for your comment

Happy Wednesday! After a brief technical glitch (thanks Lee, Rick and David for resolving this) I am back! Several members have made the suggestion to break up the keris in the post "Recent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By jwkiernan
Beautiful examples Vandoo and Michael! Thanks...

Beautiful examples Vandoo and Michael! Thanks for sharing!

Respectfully,

John
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
Posted By jwkiernan
AWESOME! Thank you David! Respectfully, John

AWESOME! Thank you David!

Respectfully,

John
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