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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 07:19 AM
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Posted By David
Thanks Alan, that's at least an overview.

Thanks Alan, that's at least an overview.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By David
I believe that there are a few methods for gold...

I believe that there are a few methods for gold attachment to a keris (kinatah). I am afraid i am not the best person to accurately describe the processes. Alan??? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By David
Well Rick, they already have, dating the rifle to...

Well Rick, they already have, dating the rifle to it's 1882 manufacture date. No telling exactly when it was left there though. A long time ago certainly, but it could be any time after 1882 up until...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,630
Posted By David
Sorry, i don't understand what you mean by...

Sorry, i don't understand what you mean by "upside down" Wayne. Do you mean that the handle bend is facing in the wrong direction. If so, while most seem to bend in a similar way i have seen a few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By David
Thumbs up Wow, awesome spearhead!

Wow, awesome spearhead!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By David
Thanks for the direct upload Winnlex. Much...

Thanks for the direct upload Winnlex. Much appreciated. :)
errr...i mean...Robert... ;) :shrug: :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By David
Hi Winnlex. We do generally request that you...

Hi Winnlex. We do generally request that you upload images directly to the site. What inevitable happens otherwise is that down the road images like this are removed from servers leaving a useless...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By David
Thanks for the clarification Chris. :)

Thanks for the clarification Chris. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By David
Chris, would you say then that the information in...

Chris, would you say then that the information in the essay posted on our site is wrong. According to that link "cuchillo de campo" have a false bolster. This one has none and is identified as a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th January 2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Krissman. Alas i must say...

Welcome to the forum Krissman.
Alas i must say that the reason for what you call copper sulfate corrosion is in all likelihood because the gilding is not gold. This is a fairly low level keris of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By David
This looks like a gaucho knife to me,...

This looks like a gaucho knife to me, specifically a "cuchilla", a common utility knife of the gaucho. We have an article about such knives on our site and if you scroll down you will see similar...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By David
I think it is a fair bet that certain precious...

I think it is a fair bet that certain precious and semi-precious stones have talismanic and spiritual properties in just about ANY culture around the world so i would image that some thought is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By David
That might be fine if Sancar is looking for a...

That might be fine if Sancar is looking for a contemporary blade Blacksmith, but if he is hoping for an antique i not sure this would do. Anyway, if contemporary is what he wants he can easily order...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th January 2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By David
Hey folks, i'm moving this to the Misc. Forum.

Hey folks, i'm moving this to the Misc. Forum.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By David
I tend to agree Gustav. I am always a bit...

I tend to agree Gustav. I am always a bit reticent to make these judgements based on photos alone, especially with blades that seem to be washed to the point of looking old, but you may be correct...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By David
Hi Semar. It's hard for me to tell where this is...

Hi Semar. It's hard for me to tell where this is from, though other might have a better idea. The blade does not look particularly Sumatran to me, though perhaps from an area up along the Straits of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By David
um....wow! :cool:

um....wow! :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By David
Ian, i am not fully committed to any conclusion...

Ian, i am not fully committed to any conclusion here, but you do seem to be continuing along this line without acknowledging Ron's point on this, that there is absolutely no reason why this depiction...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By David
Think of it this way...ivory is very similar to...

Think of it this way...ivory is very similar to tooth material. You would use a paint brush to clean your teeth. It would be pretty ineffectual. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By David
You all beat me to it...just waking up...Happy...

You all beat me to it...just waking up...Happy New Year everyone! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By David
Your sheath looks like it is of Madurese origin....

Your sheath looks like it is of Madurese origin. Most likely this keris was thrown together from various parts to make it sellable.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,944
Posted By David
Thank for the info Wisnu....though both arms and...

Thank for the info Wisnu....though both arms and feet are very clearly depicted in hilt # 2 and possibly even ears, though that feature is perhaps less positive, so this seems somewhat questionable...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By David
Yes Alan, undoubtable so. If you google...

Yes Alan, undoubtable so. If you google "anak alang guling" you will discover that it is terminology that is being used today, but i don't understand the reasoning for it since all the supposed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By David
Hi Francantolin. I will see if i can address some...

Hi Francantolin. I will see if i can address some of your questions.

I am afraid i do not see anything particularly "special" about the shape of this keris. Straight keris are actually more common...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th December 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By David
Well i personally could not say. I did a quick...

Well i personally could not say. I did a quick search and most of what i saw under that name simply looked like anak alang keris to me so i am uncertain exactly what the "guling" delineates. :shrug:
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