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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By kai
Red face Sorry, Pat, can't help much with this one! Pamor...

Sorry, Pat, can't help much with this one!

Pamor UL sounds good to me.

How long is the blade?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By kai
I reckon this announcement may feel more at home...

I reckon this announcement may feel more at home in the swap section... ;)

Upon getting published, I'd love to hear what others think about it; Marco feel free to post a review if you get early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Thomas, Thanks for your input! In my...

Hello Thomas,

Thanks for your input!

In my experience steel perceived as unlaminated in antique blades usually proves to be quality steel extensively “washed” and essentially homogenized by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By kai
Post Well, the apparently most widespread procedure...

Well, the apparently most widespread procedure seems to have been utilizing coconut water, i.e. vinegar, for cleaning and simultaneous etching. (Just to emphasize in case you subsumed it under...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Jose, Could you please show us the kris...

Hello Jose,

Could you please show us the kris you mentioned? I don’t think we have discussed it yet? Thanks a lot!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Dave, I reckon such a stock lasts for ages...

Hello Dave,

I reckon such a stock lasts for ages - could you possibly check the concentration of a fresh can if you get a chance at a store or so, please? I’m sure it’s not concentrated phosphoric...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Those browns and yellows are active...

Hello Jose,


Those browns and yellows are active rust - I’d be weary about any of these warmer colors!

I suspect that varying (technical) qualities of ferric chloride as well as different usages...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Sure, with most acids a...

Hello Jose,


Sure, with most acids a neutralization step is crucial. However, the main problem with ferric chloride is that it promotes corrosion even after full neutralization: any remaining...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By kai
Smile I agree that a few more rounds of etching are...

I agree that a few more rounds of etching are likely to reveal some laminations. No twistcore, I’d guess though.

While phosphoric acid may be safer for a permanent etch (BTW, what concentration is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By kai
Wink Welcome to the forum! It certainly looks...

Welcome to the forum!

It certainly looks interesting; not my area of expertise though.

As anywhere else, vacation times can be a bit slow here - give our forumites a bit of slack to get online...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,693
Posted By kai
Smile Thanks for your explanation! From the other...

Thanks for your explanation! From the other comments in this thread it seems that you got really lucky to receive it at all and the parcel not getting returned to the sender... :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,693
Posted By kai
P.S.: Small inoffensive pocket knives get...

P.S.: Small inoffensive pocket knives get regularly confiscated by the Italian customs (even when exciting Italy!) - better not try the ferries from IT to GR...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,693
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Udo, I’m not sure who you mean by “them”...

Hello Udo,


I’m not sure who you mean by “them” - if the Italian government decides to actually enforce standards on culturally important artifacts that are pretty much agreed on globally, I suppose...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By kai
Post Another oddball, Tatyana! How long is the...

Another oddball, Tatyana!

How long is the blade?

Does the hilt with its metal “guards” fit well with the scabbard? Would love to hear what our Dayak specialists can tell from this hilt...

I’d...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By kai
Talking Hello A, Congrats, nice hilt for sure! I’d...

Hello A,

Congrats, nice hilt for sure!

I’d guess at 19th c. - any closeup of the base of the blade for verification?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,693
Posted By kai
Angry I also did experience shipping quotes from...

I also did experience shipping quotes from Czerny’s which seemed to be in line with other auctions. If you find a cheaper carrier, I‘d guess they would be happy to hand over your piece and even do...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By kai
Post Hello Séverin, Thanks for the great series of...

Hello Séverin,

Thanks for the great series of pics which show a lot of details - neat photography skills!

Apart from the base, the carving seems to be not as deep as it is with some examples of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By kai
Angry Hello Anthony, the hardening doesn’t seem to...

Hello Anthony,

the hardening doesn’t seem to have been really effective - this can be straightened out.

If there was no damage to the parcel, the blade got dropped during the inspection. If so, you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,708
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, I did choose the word interpretation...

Hello Alan,

I did choose the word interpretation as not to underestimate your contribution and kind efforts. If this notion doesn’t vibe with you, I apologize. Just fill in any word that you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,361
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Lee, Thanks for your insights - I hope...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for your insights - I hope more of these data will get reported with the XRF technology becoming more and more available!

Could you make the full lists available, please? Always...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,708
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks a lot, Alan, for your elucidation! When...

Thanks a lot, Alan, for your elucidation!

When focusing on Mount Meru, it may still be a matter of perspective (eagle vs mountaineer), function (temple site for a Shiva devotee vs magma chamber for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,708
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, 2 more votes? I can offer 4 to 5......

Hello Alan,

2 more votes? I can offer 4 to 5... ;)


I do like Bob’s suggestion a lot. However, playing advocatus diaboli, I’d rather opt for the core of the blade than the surface since the latter...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By kai
Wink P.S.: Many collectors catalog their pieces and...

P.S.: Many collectors catalog their pieces and also mark them; thus, a number does not automatically suggest a former museum collection.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By kai
Arrow I don't think so, Jean. The blade exhibiting the...

I don't think so, Jean. The blade exhibiting the pamor just got (over-)cleaned and etched recently.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Séverin, Congrats, another excellent...

Hello Séverin,

Congrats, another excellent acquisition!

IMVHO this blade is considerably older than the 19th c.; very good quality forging as well as sculpturing/kinatah, too.

The hilt exhibits...
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