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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By kai
Welcome to the forum! I see laminations in the...

Welcome to the forum!

I see laminations in the blade - it might be a bit older. Some TLC and an etch may tell more...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,453
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Must be a mess-up: Probably 118.8 cm!...

Must be a mess-up: Probably 118.8 cm! ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By kai
Hello Yves, I agree that these look similar...

Hello Yves,

I agree that these look similar enough - could we also get a view of the other side of the blade, please?

The pommel carving on the piece you're enquiring about seems to me pretty rough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By kai
Post Thanks for the examples, Kubur! I'm afraid that...

Thanks for the examples, Kubur!

I'm afraid that the current selection is not really convincing to me: The keris are very recent pieces (or recently modified from old blades); these are clearly not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By kai
Hello Kubur, I haven't seen centipedes depicted...

Hello Kubur,

I haven't seen centipedes depicted in Aceh, I believe. What are you looking at?

Anyway, centipedes are really fierce fighters.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By kai
Post Thanks, Detlef - take your time! I assume you...

Thanks, Detlef - take your time!

I assume you refer to the 2 phra-o in your friend‘s pic? Yes, these hilts seem lacquered (as are Ian‘s pieces, too) while the 4 mit deng apparently are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By kai
Post I'm with Detlef - the blades shown seem to belong...

I'm with Detlef - the blades shown seem to belong to the northern Malay culture, indeed.

I'd take the info from the museum labels with a lump of salt: All 4 hilts do look like horn to me (rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks, Udo! Invented by the Dutch military...

Thanks, Udo!

Invented by the Dutch military engineer Baron Menno van Coehoorn (seems the German transliteration Cöhoorn, abbrev. as Cöh. got applied to this piece), often shortened to Cohorn in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By kai
Smile Welcome to the forum, Oriano!

Welcome to the forum, Oriano!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By kai
Exclamation The suitable strategy also depends on the...

The suitable strategy also depends on the climate: If you experience spells of high humidity, boiled linseed oil (and other similar natural oils/formulations) will promote growth of fungus.

If...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By kai
Hello Daniel, Welcome to the forum! The...

Hello Daniel,

Welcome to the forum!

The language is German.

How would this "plate" be mounted?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, Thanks for your response! My...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for your response!



My apologies, my query was not precise enough: I did not want to enter the name game here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Like Detlef in post #4, I'd be...

Hello Alan,


Like Detlef in post #4, I'd be interested if you refer to the blade only? Similar blades would not be very surprising, indeed.

If you have seen any examples of similar fittings being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,541
Posted By kai
Lightbulb I asked my son and the characters also seem to...

I asked my son and the characters also seem to "work" in Japanese.

Considering the period this piece seems to hail from, I'd believe it more likely went through Japanese hands before ending up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,541
Posted By kai
Red face Detlef typed faster again... :D

Detlef typed faster again... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,541
Posted By kai
Question I assume the larger hole in your hilt goes...

I assume the larger hole in your hilt goes through completely? Then there seems to be a high probability that a retention strap (or a cord holding such a piece of cloth) ran through it. I doubt it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By kai
Thanks, Alan!

Thanks, Alan!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,876
Posted By kai
I agree that even possibly elevated amounts of...

I agree that even possibly elevated amounts of arsenic in rice are a red herring for the salt+sulphur recipe. While the salt is acting as a corrosive agent, the stain will result from reactive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, Since you ordered early, I'm sure...

Hello Ian,

Since you ordered early, I'm sure your copy is already on its way to you. I guess they gave a worst case estimate for arrival under current circumstances... :eek: :rolleyes:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Hello Ariel, For ordering this catalog, there is...

Hello Ariel,

For ordering this catalog, there is a post in the swap forum with the contact to the publisher.

I'm also still in the reading phase and will comment later.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Thanks! Is this metuk specific for...

Hello Alan,


Thanks! Is this metuk specific for the island of Buton or does its origin also include the neighbouring southeastern arm of Sulawesi?

The whole region was well-known for its blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By kai
Question Thanks for your comments,Alan! The spiral...

Thanks for your comments,Alan!


The spiral landeyan is carved (rather than wrapped rattan) according to Tim. This is an unusual feature.

OTOH, I have seen several apparently genuine landeyan that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Thanks for chiming in here! Could...

Hello Alan,


Thanks for chiming in here!

Could you please expand why such a piece would be regarded by Balinese as "a keris that is shaped like a sword" rather than "a sword that is shaped like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By kai
Post Hello Lee, Thanks for showing this - seems we...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for showing this - seems we currently have a welcome flurry of spears! :)

This is certainly Indonesian, most probably from the Jawa/Bali nexus.

The methuk at the base of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By kai
Hello Tim, Very good example! I cannot offer any...

Hello Tim,

Very good example! I cannot offer any additional piece...

Please post a close-up of the wood, please!

Regards,
Kai
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