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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By kai
Post Hello David, True enough - I was trying to...

Hello David,


True enough - I was trying to avoid discussing that... ;)

As Alan noted, the other names are just variants of the same name. I can't really judge how much this may be based on actual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By kai
Cool Hello David, Good if the contours match. I'd...

Hello David,


Good if the contours match. I'd have expected some more stain from the silver (alloy).

Any additional shadows?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By kai
Thanks, David! Any different patina, marks, etc....

Thanks, David!

Any different patina, marks, etc. visible along the stem?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By kai
Smile Hello David, A pic or two could possibly tell...

Hello David,


A pic or two could possibly tell more than words... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By kai
Red face Nah, it's Moro - just joking... :D I stand by...

Nah, it's Moro - just joking... :D

I stand by my comments from post #11.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By kai
Post Hello David, Yes, an interesting Sewar/whatever!...

Hello David,

Yes, an interesting Sewar/whatever! ;) :rolleyes:

The laminated blade looks old and I'd have no qualms to believe it to be sometime from the 19th c.

As usual, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By kai
Red face Ouch, that was a no-brainer, sorry. Thanks,...

Ouch, that was a no-brainer, sorry. Thanks, Alan!

13 luk, pejetan, and tikel alis: Make that out of pakem keraton Surakarta for the longer piece, I guess.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By kai
Post Both blades exhibit dhapur tilam upih. The...

Both blades exhibit dhapur tilam upih.

The smaller keris may be just out of stain; it apparently has lost some substance due to age/erosion.

The larger one seems to be quite decent: the pamor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By kai
BTW, I'm far from convinced that this blade ever...

BTW, I'm far from convinced that this blade ever had any gonjo.

Anyway, the only available moniker would be "out-of-pakem"... :cool:

With low quality blades, it does not make sense to try to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By kai
I wasn't referring to those wooden free-style...

I wasn't referring to those wooden free-style hilts, Marco. :rolleyes:

I meant the "golden/jewelled" brass-clad hilts produced near Yogya. :eek: However, I also don't have any pic handy - maybe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By kai
Smile Looks more like low quality Bali to me (from the...

Looks more like low quality Bali to me (from the single pic).

The Java version tends to be worse - or really much worse... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By kai
Hello Apolaki, Yes, both exhibit controlled...

Hello Apolaki,

Yes, both exhibit controlled pamor: The first is surface manipulated while the latter got twisted.

The blades will be recent (karmadikan). The fittings are of pretty mundane quality...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Apolaki, You pretty much guessed it: A...

Hello Apolaki,

You pretty much guessed it: A recent production of limited quality.

The hilt is of lesser quality - there are far worse examples though, especially those pseudo-Bali nightmares...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By kai
Hello Maurits, I'm not sure that this piece...

Hello Maurits,

I'm not sure that this piece really is from Sumatra. I may well be but it seems a bit too young to exhibit clearcut features that might allow positive identification to any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By kai
Hello Marius, While this kampilan may be on the...

Hello Marius,

While this kampilan may be on the lower range of traditional sizes, it is not so short that this can be taken as proof of a shortened blade IMHO.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Apolaki, Please try to answer those...

Hello Apolaki,

Please try to answer those questions raised in post #18.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Detlef, I beg to differ: There are...

Hello Detlef,


I beg to differ: There are several deep cracks which surely were filled with rust. There is no way that a gentle polish of the surface would have removed these pockets of residual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Post Hello Apolaki, I doubt that the blade produces...

Hello Apolaki,

I doubt that the blade produces any really toxic fumes. It's most certainly not arsenic nor zink. (However, it is common sense not to sniff any fumes that smell bad, just to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By kai
Hello Jean, The pics are taken at an angle; only...

Hello Jean,

The pics are taken at an angle; only the last 2 pics are more reasonable.

I still see a Bugis sepokal blade (the tip is quite dark and in this top half the grinding may also have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Post Hello Apolaki, I believe I can see the forging...

Hello Apolaki,


I believe I can see the forging flaw already in the pic you posted originally.

Hairline cracks and pitting are not cleaned by surface grinding/polishing (unless removing heaps of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Apolaki, If the clamps are heavily...

Hello Apolaki,


If the clamps are heavily patinated silver (alloy), the ferrule may be some nickel alloy.

Alternatively, the ferrule may be silver and the clamps brass.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Post I was being a bit liberal with my parlance when...

I was being a bit liberal with my parlance when suggesting polishing - I rather meant fine grinding and polishing. Anyway, that's pretty much an art (possibly several) and not easily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Post Hello Apolaki, Please verify whether the thin...

Hello Apolaki,

Please verify whether the thin metal strips (which attach the clamps to the hilt) run under the grip binding or entering into the wooden core of the hilt (together with the tang and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By kai
Exclamation A lot of reasonable advice - we need...

A lot of reasonable advice - we need pics/close-ups though to fine-tune any recommendations!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By kai
Wink Along the center of the blade runs a kind of...

Along the center of the blade runs a kind of straight plateau; this is bordered by broad sides sloping towards the edge (i.e. the blade being hexagonal). The sides have been heavily grinded to...
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