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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Green
kris with unusual blade decoration

This kris was auctioned today and it was sold for a relatively hefty hammer price of Euro 2,200 (not to me). What struck me is the unusual blade decoration . Does anyone has similarly decorated...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th March 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Green
David; it was not insured by the seller/sender....

David;

it was not insured by the seller/sender. But I always assume that the courier service will reimburse for any damage caused by their staff. I'm dissapointed that fedex turns out to be a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Green
Tumbuk lada with Malayan rhino horn handle?

This tumbuk lada was auctioned today and it was described as follows:-

A 19TH CENTURY MALAYAN RHINO HORN AND STEEL KRIS DAGGER having a carved horn handle with white metal mounts and wooden...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Green
Thanks Anthony G and Jean. I don't blame the...

Thanks Anthony G and Jean. I don't blame the seller because I've received many other items without damage when the package was even less strong than this before. My feeling is the courier people did...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Green
Breakage during shipment

I have never experienced any damage or breakage of items shipped from overseas even for fragile items such as ceramic bowls, until this week that is.

I would like to hear from any of you here, your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Green
Yes Paul B. I won this from the auction. I've...

Yes Paul B. I won this from the auction.

I've not received the keris yet so can't show the blade in close ups.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Green
David; Yes the hilt is from Tridachna gigas. In...

David;

Yes the hilt is from Tridachna gigas. In fact, the main reason why Im attracted to this keris in the first place.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Green
Mickey the Finn, that's rather convoluted and too...

Mickey the Finn, that's rather convoluted and too literary for my little head... in any case , may be my english wasn't up to scratch and it was misunderstood. To clarify, I was NOT present when...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Green
Hello/Salam Alan; That is a rather curious...

Hello/Salam Alan;

That is a rather curious comment from you and quite corresponded to Jagabuana's 'feelings' about this keris. You're usually rather -shall we say- verbose in your comments, so, I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Green
Sulawesi bugis for comment

I find this keris blade a bit unusual but I can't put a finger to it why I find it so. This is the only pic I have at the moment. The blade has 15(?) luks. Rather unusual for a normal bugis blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Green
Many thanks Kai and Battara for your comments...

Many thanks Kai and Battara for your comments and suggestion about the hair.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Green
Thanks Bob A. Here is the pic of the other side...

Thanks Bob A. Here is the pic of the other side of scabbard. Looks very plain.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Green
Mandau from Hornbill and Dragon exhibition

This mandau was auctioned on 12 January. It was described as a 19th century mandau exhibited in "Hornbill and Dragon" exhibition in 1991 in a museum in USA. I can not recall the detail as the full...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Green
Alan, Gavin and the rest of the Australian...

Alan, Gavin and the rest of the Australian forummers, you're all in my thought and prayers too . Hope all of you are safe and the fire will be completely put out and over soon.

I stayed in Tasmania...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,409
Posted By Green
An aside. Does anyone have any problem accessing...

An aside. Does anyone have any problem accessing the Czerny's website lately? I keep on getting error 404 when trying to log in into my account or open any pages of the website for the past few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th December 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,409
Posted By Green
just as an aside, i wonder who got 200,201 and...

just as an aside, i wonder who got 200,201 and 203, all erroneously described as sumatran whereas actually hard to find chotengs (at least the dress are choteng if not the blades)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,231
Posted By Green
Phillip; The quotation given was an estimate by...

Phillip;

The quotation given was an estimate by them and not itemized. But they did inform that for getting the CITES certificate alone, the cost is 90 pounds. I am waiting for the CITES process to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,231
Posted By Green
about a month ago i won a bid for a pair of...

about a month ago i won a bid for a pair of kerisses of not v good quality but one had an ivory handle (which is the reason i bid for). I did not worry about this because ihave received quite a few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Green
Thanks Tapani for the info. I've in fact never...

Thanks Tapani for the info. I've in fact never had any problem getting my items from UK before and as recently as three months ago Mailbox etc shipped my items but not this time for some reason.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Green
Many thanks Vilhemsonn! I' will pm you.

Many thanks Vilhemsonn!

I' will pm you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Green
How to get CITES certificate in UK? and elsewhere for shipping items with ivory

It is getting v difficult for shipping agents to accept items for shipment if the invoice clearly state the item contain ivory material. The most direct solution is probably to obtain CITES...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Green
Sorry no close up for the moment as the item is...

Sorry no close up for the moment as the item is still not with me. But here are blown up pics of the blade showing a rather basic decoration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Green
mandau with atypical blade?

Don't know much about mandaus. Does anyone know which sub tribe this come from? and the blade doesn't look like typical mandau blade to me. Appreciate any explanation.

Won this in a recent auction....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Green
interesting and very likely that as Alan said,...

interesting and very likely that as Alan said, this keris may be commissioned by a Chinese gentleman. Decoration on the scabbard matches very well with old chinese satin attire. i can imagine a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd September 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Green
Sunginggan - six degrees of separation

Yet another interesting auction held today. This time it was "the Zimmermann collection of Eastern and African weapons". A couple of kerisses that I was watching went pass my comfort zone so I let...
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