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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Rob, I was referring to the hilt scales...

Hello Rob,

I was referring to the hilt scales shown in the youtube video! :eek: :shrug:

It might be possible to stabilize the horn scales with epoxy and applying pressure; not sure if this will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, :eek: I may be an old fart, but...

Hello Detlef,


:eek:
I may be an old fart, but I am really weary of power tools being utilized for such restoration attempts. Chances are very close to nill that you'll be able to keep the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, Thanks for your explanation...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for your explanation regarding the fitting of a gonjo!

Having had my share of training in filing a flat/even metal surface, this approach certainly makes sense.



I realize...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Rob, Another vote for deteriorated horn -...

Hello Rob,

Another vote for deteriorated horn - looks quite similar as the kukri to me.

I'd also suggest that such pieces offer opportunities like extensive repolishing projects; never throw any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By kai
Hello Franc, That's certainly a representation...

Hello Franc,

That's certainly a representation of a dagger in its scabbard: The thickening at the end stylistically being a scabbard finial.

While blades for real cutting/poking can certainly be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By kai
Hello Jean, Missing, highly stylized or...

Hello Jean,


Missing, highly stylized or "empty" patra seem to be an early development and examples are seen in a few of the extant early keris hilts.

In this case, I believe the hilt was not done...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, I hope your travel hasn't been too...

Hello Alan,

I hope your travel hasn't been too tedious?



I have to admit that I'm at a loss how this helps fitting the gonjo - could you please explain? (If anything, this might weaken the fit...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By kai
Hello Gio, I did have the same feeling in my...

Hello Gio,

I did have the same feeling in my earlier posting #8...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By kai
Then I'd expect more surface corrosion at the...

Then I'd expect more surface corrosion at the brass bolster, David.

Humidty and neglect can be hard enough on carbon steel.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By kai
I don't think so, David. Note that the peened...

I don't think so, David. Note that the peened tang displays similar corrosion.

As Rick, I'd also guess this piece got badly neglected.

Considering that the damage to the horn is pretty much...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Detlef, Thanks! Sure, I will keep you in...

Hello Detlef,


Thanks! Sure, I will keep you in mind...

I'm really looking forward to seeing more info on Eric's blade, especially from staining!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By kai
No worries, Detlef! :) IMHO, this pamor does...

No worries, Detlef! :)


IMHO, this pamor does not look like what we usually see coming out of Sulawesi; and, if anything, keris sundang are extremely rare... :shrug:



I'd love to be proven...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By kai
Post Hello Eric, Thanks for your additional...

Hello Eric,

Thanks for your additional pics!

I'm afraid there are no genuine keris sundang originating from Madurese culture. Blades that probably might have been crafted by entrepreneuring...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Let's keep my Bugis keris sundang...

Hello Detlef,


Let's keep my Bugis keris sundang (ex Kai Wee's collection) out of this - it's a completely different beast! ;)

What really makes me doubt any Melayu origin is the bold pamor and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Detlef, I already posted a link in...

Hello Detlef,


I already posted a link in posting #8... ;)

We need to be very careful though: I don't believe this initial classification can be taken for granted yet - more research is certainly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By kai
Hello Ken, These come in widely varying...

Hello Ken,

These come in widely varying qualities with a lot of late Qing to Republican pieces (most of which likely served as decorative items).

Some more close-ups, especially from the junction...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By kai
Post Hello Mike, That's a cute little kris! I don't...

Hello Mike,

That's a cute little kris!

I don't see any features that would suggest an early origin - there also are some later examples with short blades, even from Mindanao.

From my experience,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By kai
Well, I'm not positive that having it bent a...

Well, I'm not positive that having it bent a couple of times more really is an advantage... :eek: :rolleyes: :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By kai
Talking Stop bragging, Gustav! :D :p :rolleyes:

Stop bragging, Gustav! :D :p :rolleyes:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Do you know why the gonjo has these...

Hello Alan,

Do you know why the gonjo has these triangular notches?

Don't you think the gonjo might have been replaced? The not well-defined sirah cecak does not seeem to fit well with the neatly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 962
Posted By kai
Post Hello IP, Figs. 525 and 526 as well as my...

Hello IP,


Figs. 525 and 526 as well as my example from post #26 are typical blades from SE Sulawesi. The steel tends to be of good quality and the crafted pamor may be basic, sometimes quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 962
Posted By kai
Post There also was the notion that the panabas might...

There also was the notion that the panabas might be related to a family of bent blades from Borneo (buko, latok, pandat, sadap, tangkin). However, these exhibit pretty different handling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 962
Posted By kai
Post Here's another example of the long version from...

Here's another example of the long version from eastern Flores; from handling, these are more akin to a kampilan (with the longer hilt compensating for the shorter blade). The blades were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 962
Posted By kai
Post I believe there are a couple of examples in the...

I believe there are a couple of examples in the archives - some in the now defunct UBB forum though. Certainly not common but usually similar to decor on kampilan.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 962
Posted By kai
Hello Chris, Nice one! (Let me know whenever you...

Hello Chris,

Nice one! (Let me know whenever you decide to let it go... ;))

It sure does look like it was ready for a spike; seems it was originally intended without a spike though. Any hints from...
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