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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, My condolences! Thanks for the pic...

Hello Ariel,

My condolences!

Thanks for the pic - could you try to get a macro shot, please? It seems to show 2 rather than a single cold shut from forging; I don’t think I’ve seen that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By kai
Red face 1/21

booom
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,855
Posted By kai
Wink I’m sure Ariel is not trying to be apologetic...

I’m sure Ariel is not trying to be apologetic concerning this seller.

We all need to keep in mind that most salesmen will try to phrase any description in a way that entices possible buyers in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By kai
Cool Yes, it can be difficult to take pics exactly...

Yes, it can be difficult to take pics exactly vertical to the blade surface (actually rather the imagined plane through the center of the blade to be precise); and lenses with short focal lengths...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By kai
Smile Welcome to the forum! Both seem to be neat...

Welcome to the forum!

Both seem to be neat examples - dimensions and some more pics would be great!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Some of the pics seem to be...

Hello Jose,


Some of the pics seem to be distorted by having been taken at an angle - from what I see, I’d be inclined to vote for Tausug.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,016
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, Thanks for the reminder! Here's a...

Hello Detlef,

Thanks for the reminder!

Here's a pic (courtesy of mandaukudi).

BTW, the belt with toggle seems to be Dayak - old but possibly added later (may well indicate an ensemble that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,841
Posted By kai
Talking Here's another example of this style for...

Here's another example of this style for comparison. (Pic courtesy of mandaukudi)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,841
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Séverin & Detlef, I sure can see where...

Hello Séverin & Detlef,

I sure can see where you're coming from!

However, neither the hilt nor the scabbard are really "typical" Toraja (especially the widening at the scabbard mouth which seems to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, That's a tough one - I'd like to...

Hello Detlef,

That's a tough one - I'd like to see more details and pics taken at a right angle!

The blade does strike me as originating from Sulawesi though (probably the hilt, too).

What's the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jean, Keris from Sulawesi come in a...

Hello Jean,


Keris from Sulawesi come in a bewildering variety of blades and fittings; thus, it's tough to generalize. However, the stem of the scabbard tends to distinctly taper towards the foot -...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By kai
Post Well, Bugis-influenced for sure - most likely...

Well, Bugis-influenced for sure - most likely Sumatra (East coast). A fine ensemble, congrats!

Yes, these blades tend to be on the small side. I'd be guessing at 19th c. (no signs of 20th c...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By kai
Just because a hilt is old, an accompanying blade...

Just because a hilt is old, an accompanying blade should not be assumed to be of similar age without evidence.

However, if we accept Dresden 2888 as originating from the Jawa-Bali nexus, I see no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By kai
Just to point out the obvious: The selut does not...

Just to point out the obvious: The selut does not fit the hilt. Thus, this ensemble has certainly been fiddled with and we only have the blade to go by. (Since keris fittings can be easily exchanged,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Gustav, IMHO a topographic etch can also...

Hello Gustav,

IMHO a topographic etch can also develop on blades that are (gently) kept in polish; this does seem to be quite common with older Bugis-influenced blades. I rather doubt that any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By kai
Post I'm having the same thoughts as Gustav - I'm far...

I'm having the same thoughts as Gustav - I'm far from sure this blade really is Moro. Some features may well point to the Jawa-Bali nexus. I need to dig into this in more detail..

Not all archaic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 40,124
Posted By kai
Post Hello Tim, Good to have you back! I’d vote for...

Hello Tim,

Good to have you back!

I’d vote for 2.5. ;)

The general crown type is of the glupa configuration (2 crowns), with an added ferrule-like ring as is also seen on a few rencong. I reckon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Wow, you seem to be on a lucky shopping...

Wow, you seem to be on a lucky shopping spree!

While this has the looks of being an old blade, it does exhibit unusual features. I‘d need closeups of the base of the blade for a better...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By kai
Post Hello Rick, I would not want to exclude...

Hello Rick,

I would not want to exclude tooth/ivory for the pommel; however the craftsmanship is unusual, especially the rather rough finish.

From the dimensions, this is unlikely to be dugong;...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, No, albino water buffalo is...

Hello Alan,

No, albino water buffalo is yellowish with quite some translucence. While the delamination does resemble horn, the material does look like bone to me. There hardly is any difference to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Wayne, search for keris buda. Possibly of...

Hello Wayne,

search for keris buda.

Possibly of fairly recent manufacture since original ones are rare (crude craftsmanship; the rough undulated edges certainly look weird). Alan will be better...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
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: 631
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: 34
Views: 1,914
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: 34
Views: 1,914
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...
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