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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th March 2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Moshah
Hi there, The hilt was bona fide Peninsula...

Hi there,

The hilt was bona fide Peninsula Malay, called Pekaka hilt locally, and famously attributed to the state of Kelantan & Pattani.

Usually a decent, old specimen would be in dark-yellowish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Moshah
As-salaam Ibrahim, The picture was an encrypt...

As-salaam Ibrahim,


The picture was an encrypt from the book "Spirit of Wood" - a Malay woodcarving book. I do not see any problem of using the pix for your study, but I would like to concur here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Moshah
Hi, Thought this is what a makara was; an...

Hi,

Thought this is what a makara was; an amalgamation of elephant, naga and other creatures.

Or at least what it was in Patani / Malay peninsular interpretation...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,218
Posted By Moshah
Nice work! Still, the sheath is blade-less until...

Nice work!

Still, the sheath is blade-less until now? That's a three-years' celibacy indeed :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Moshah
The only thing that make me think that it is not...

The only thing that make me think that it is not Peninsular was the tikel alis, which from my understanding when it looks like a "hockey stick" most likely it is from Sumatra.

Never an expert in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Moshah
Don't you guys think this keris was a Sumatran...

Don't you guys think this keris was a Sumatran instead of peninsula piece?

The dress is peninsula alright, but the blade does not seem as one...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Moshah
Very nice hilt, Detlef, albeit the carving was...

Very nice hilt, Detlef, albeit the carving was rather crude!

Can't comment on the keris as I know next to nothing about Banjarmasin kerises... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
Thanks, Dave...to bad I couldn't see it...

Thanks, Dave...to bad I couldn't see it myself.

In the Terengganu state museum, there is an almost similar example of the embellishment practice, where the subject was labeled as "sewar" though, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
What a lovely hilt! :eek: It looks like you...

What a lovely hilt! :eek:

It looks like you have a whitish-black akar bahar there; something I've never seen before!

This is why to my recollection I've seen how akar bahar was utilized mainly by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
I am totally agree with you. It is a nice...

I am totally agree with you. It is a nice piece!

Anyway, what's with the green smudge on the base, Detlef?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
That was quite tricky, Kai. Since you've asked,...

That was quite tricky, Kai.

Since you've asked, I don't think it was that old. The silver was rather thick, though. See few added pix and tell me whether you see it differently or not ... ;)

On...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
Thanks, Detlef. Did it not that your nice akar...

Thanks, Detlef.

Did it not that your nice akar bahar rentjong hilt that was in a thread you've posted recently, was an antique too?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
You're most welcome when you are around here!...

You're most welcome when you are around here! Surely we can discuss more about these hilts and many other things... :)




That was a spot-on; it is indeed a repair. The tip was an ivory piece...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
I sincerely think that is the classic way of...

I sincerely think that is the classic way of patching the somewhat porous marine akar bahar material. However some examples were solid and need no patching at all...





I haven't see many of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
Hi Kai, Yes I am thinking of the same, it...

Hi Kai,



Yes I am thinking of the same, it should be a man-made. It looks like how they wrap the besi altogether to form the bolster. But if we are talking about holding instruments involved, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
two last things I need to know...

Hi guys,

I still puzzled by these two things;

1. the markings at the bolster of this badik - is that what the N.Malaysian people called as a "gat" - a talismanic symbol that usually found on their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
Thanks for the link, Kai. BTW attached were...

Thanks for the link, Kai.

BTW attached were extra pix of hilt # 3, the full built and close up.

I don't know what happen but it looks like he's having a bad measles there
:) - something I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
Thanks for the pix, Detlef. BTW, do you have the...

Thanks for the pix, Detlef.

BTW, do you have the suspected walrus ivory keris hilt's pix? Did it bear resemblances as the material of those hilts you've just posted?

Thanks.
Moshah
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
Dear Thor, Yup the cavity is still there in hilt...

Dear Thor,

Yup the cavity is still there in hilt # 2. Previously I have tried to foolishly drop the superglue in it, just for precaution, until it pools in the cavity and dried. I think I've...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
Yeah I still remember back in the 90s where a...

Yeah I still remember back in the 90s where a fisherman from Johore accidentally caught a dugong and the news went national. It got so many mass media coverage and many people came down to see it by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
I'm sorry. The pix attachment seems to get...

I'm sorry. The pix attachment seems to get haywire a little bit but I've already arrange it in order during the posting process... :shrug:

It is basically three hilts, with hilt # (b) supposedly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
Well Thor I think that when you compared the TIZ...

Well Thor I think that when you compared the TIZ pix with the badik's hilt, definitely you've got it right.

However some of my kerises hilts were also producing the similar tiny dots over the TIz....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
Thanks Detlef... As Terengganu was basically a...

Thanks Detlef...

As Terengganu was basically a coastal country, it just make sense that the use of akar bahar are widely spread across it's region. Hence we have seen many akar bahar keris hilts in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By Moshah
Hi Thor. Is the TIZ only appears on hippo tusk?...

Hi Thor. Is the TIZ only appears on hippo tusk? If it was unique to hippo ivory alone, I think that was one easy determinant, providing that the hilt exposed good side of the cross-sectional plane....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,549
Posted By Moshah
Well, I should have thanked you and the rest of...

Well, I should have thanked you and the rest of forumnites for the extended help and informative views and comments...

It is also a delight to learn from Dave as he was at the heart of Malay keris &...
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