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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,814
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I AGREE THAT THE USE OF THIS FOSSIL MATERIAL IN...

I AGREE THAT THE USE OF THIS FOSSIL MATERIAL IN BALI FOR MAKING KERIS IS A FAIRLY RECENT DEVELOPMENT. KNIFE MAKERS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOME NEW MATERIAL TO MAKE KNIVES OUT OF THE MORE ATTRACTIVE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By VANDOO
Smile IT LOOKS LIKE A SWAGGER STICK WITH A BLADE...

IT LOOKS LIKE A SWAGGER STICK WITH A BLADE INSIDE. SWAGGER STICKS WERE POPULAR AND OFTEN SEEN CARRIED BY OFFICERS AND SUCH AT LEAST THEY WERE IN THE MOVIES. :D PERHAPS ITS A INDONESIAN VERSION OF...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE ANIMALS REPRESENTED SEEM TO BE LEOPARD,...

THE ANIMALS REPRESENTED SEEM TO BE LEOPARD, JACKAL, RABBIT, BLACKBUCK AND HUNTING DOG. IT LOOKS LIKE A LEOPARD HAS CAUGHT A BLACKBUCK. NO TIGERS OR ELEPHANTS AS OFTEN SEEN IN INDIAN DESIGNS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A NICE PATTERN ON THE CLUB AND IT LOOKS LIKE...

A NICE PATTERN ON THE CLUB AND IT LOOKS LIKE BLACK INK WAS USED TO HIGHLIGHT THE NICELY CARVED DESIGNS RATHER THAN THE OLDER WHITE LIME INFILL. THE FLAT FORM OF HANDLE IS ALSO A BIT UNUSUAL FOR THESE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By VANDOO
Smile AFRICAN ORIX HORN HANDLE, BAMBOO ROOT SCABBARD...

AFRICAN ORIX HORN HANDLE, BAMBOO ROOT SCABBARD WITH BLADE AND METAL WORK THAT DOESN'T LOOK AFRICAN. I SUSPECT WE WILL NEVER KNOW BUT A WELL MADE NICE LOOKING ITEM AT ANY RATE.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up JUST LOOKING AT IT ELIMINATES CHILD'S SHIELD OR...

JUST LOOKING AT IT ELIMINATES CHILD'S SHIELD OR TOURIST ITEM SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT IN A SUITCASE. I THINK THE BONTOK JUST USED THEIR REGULAR SHIELDS FOR DANCING SO SHAMANS SHIELD WOULD FIT. PERHAPS THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By VANDOO
Talking THE WOOLLY RHINO HORN WAS WIDER AND FLATTER THAN...

THE WOOLLY RHINO HORN WAS WIDER AND FLATTER THAN TODAY'S RHINO HORNS AND IT IS LIKELY THE ANIMAL USED IT TO DIG AWAY SNOW SO IT COULD GET TO THE GRASS. GIVEN THE SIZE OF THE HORNS IT IS LIKELY MORE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 675
Posted By VANDOO
Smile FROM THE CURRENT STANDARDS FOR RESTORATION AND...

FROM THE CURRENT STANDARDS FOR RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION THE ITEM SHOULD BE CAREFULLY CLEANED AND PUT AWAY IN A CAREFULLY CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT IE. HUMIDITY, LIGHT, ECT. HANDLING ONLY WHEN...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By VANDOO
Smile A NICE PROJECT. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH...

A NICE PROJECT. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH RESTORATION YOU PLAN ON BUT SOME ELMERS WOOD GLUE AND A CLAMP TO CLOSE THAT CRACK AT THE SCABBARD TOP WILL ALLOW YOU TO PUT THE LARGE MOTHER OF PEARL SECTION...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By VANDOO
Smile A VERY NICE KRIS WITH A VERY FINE BLADE. THE...

A VERY NICE KRIS WITH A VERY FINE BLADE.
THE MISSING PIECE OF IVORY ON THIS TYPE POMMEL IS LIKELY SMALL AND I THINK WOULD BE MORE TROUBLE MAKING SUCH A SMALL PIECE AND REFINISHING THE ENTIRE POMMEL...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 777
Posted By VANDOO
Smile JUST A GUESS BUT THEY STRIKE ME AS BEING FROM...

JUST A GUESS BUT THEY STRIKE ME AS BEING FROM SOMEWHERE AROUND CHINA AND RUSSIA WITH THE DESIGN OF THE KNIFE BEING CLOSER TO THE CHINESE FORM. THE INFLUENCE OF CHINA IS VERY WIDE IN THE REGION.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By VANDOO
Smile A NICE CLASSIC EXAMPLE AND I AGREE LIKELY THE...

A NICE CLASSIC EXAMPLE AND I AGREE LIKELY THE DATE IS CORRECT AND IT WAS MADE FOR LOCAL USE NOT JUST FOR SALE TO TOURISTS. THE WRITING ON THE BLADE AND THE FACT THAT IS IS LEGIBLE ALSO POINT TO...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By VANDOO
Smile A BEAUTIFUL SET WITH 3 VERY WELL CARVED...

A BEAUTIFUL SET WITH 3 VERY WELL CARVED VARIATIONS. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE CARVING ON YOUR NEWEST ONE REMINDS ME OF CARVING DONE ON SOME SUMATRAN SWORD HANDLES. THE DESIGN ON THE BACK OF THE HANDLE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By VANDOO
IT JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW LITTLE WE CAN TELL FROM...

IT JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW LITTLE WE CAN TELL FROM A PICTURE IT SURE LOOKED LIKE A GOOD PIECE OF WOOD. THE OTHER TWO FORMS OF PLASTIC MAORI CLUBS I HANDLED LOOKED GOOD EVEN IN HAND BUT THE WEIGHT AND...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By VANDOO
TRADITIONAL MAORI FORM AND DESIGN STILL MADE...

TRADITIONAL MAORI FORM AND DESIGN STILL MADE TODAY TO SELL TO TOURISTS. TYPICAL TOURIST QUALITY COMMON FORM , LOTS OF THEM MADE.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By VANDOO
I AGREE IT IS A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF A MAORI...

I AGREE IT IS A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF A MAORI WAHAIKA WITH ATYPICAL DECORATION SIMILAR TO MAORI DESIGNS BUT NOT A OLD TRADITIONAL DESIGN. IT MAY HAVE BEEN CARVED IN NEW ZEALAND BY MAORI OR NOT?....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By VANDOO
Smile THAT IS SOMETHING I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED ABOUT...

THAT IS SOMETHING I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED ABOUT TOO. I HAVE SEEN MANY EXAMPLES OVER THE YEARS AND IT SEEMS UNLIKELY THEY WERE ALL DONE BY AMATEURS WHO TOOK OUT A BLADE AND PUT IT BACK IN WRONG...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th September 2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,257
Posted By VANDOO
Smile WW2 WAR DOG WORKING ON BIAK ISLAND NORTH OF NEW...

WW2 WAR DOG WORKING ON BIAK ISLAND NORTH OF NEW GUINEA.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By VANDOO
WHEN FIREARMS REPLACED EDGED WEAPONS SOME SWORDS...

WHEN FIREARMS REPLACED EDGED WEAPONS SOME SWORDS WERE STILL WORN. IN THE EARLY YEARS THEY WERE LIKELY STILL EDGED AND A GOOD BACK UP WEAPON BUT IN LATER YEARS PERHAPS BECAME A ITEM OF DRESS AND NOT A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By VANDOO
Smile IT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD OLDER EXAMPLE WITH ALL ITS...

IT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD OLDER EXAMPLE WITH ALL ITS PARTS THERE. IT DOES SHOW USE AND WEAR SO IT WAS USED AND BELONGED TO SOMEONE AND WAS NOT JUST COLLECTED NEW. I SUSPECT JUST ABOUT ANY STEEL WAS USED...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By VANDOO
HERE IS A PICTURE OF NIAS VILLAGE GUARDS WITH ONE...

HERE IS A PICTURE OF NIAS VILLAGE GUARDS WITH ONE TYPE OF METAL ARMOR AND SPEARS.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I WOULD THINK IN MOST CASES THERE WAS NO INTENT...

I WOULD THINK IN MOST CASES THERE WAS NO INTENT TO PLACE ADVERTIZEMENTS, USURP COPYRIGHTS OR BREAK ANY LAWS. LAWS ARE OFTEN GOOD BUT IF EVERY LAW IN EXHISTANCE IS STRICKTLY ENFORCED IN ALL ITS MANY...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I FIND IT ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE EVEN AMONG...

I FIND IT ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE EVEN AMONG KAMPILIANS. I AGREE THE TIBOLI HAVE SURE PUT THEIR MARK ON THIS ONE. (DROOL) IF YOU EVER DECIDE TO PART WITH IT LET ME KNOW. :D
I THINK THERE WAS A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO THIS FORM OF PRODUCTION....

THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO THIS FORM OF PRODUCTION. THE TRIBES WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR LANDS AND PUT ON RESERVATIONS AND NO LONGER ALLOWED TO WANDER, HUNT OR MAKE WAR EVEN ON EACH OTHER. OLD TRIBAL...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A VERY NICE PIECE I AM GLAD TO SEE IT RESTORED...

A VERY NICE PIECE I AM GLAD TO SEE IT RESTORED AND COMPLETE.
LOOKING AT THE PICTURES OF THE IVORY IT LOOKS LIKE MARINE IVORY WAS USED. A SMALLER SPERM WHALE TOOTH BEING A LIKELY MATERIAL, JUDGING...
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