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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 07:23 PM
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Posted By David
I also would pick the older barung...

I also would pick the older barung ("A"), but keep in mind that this wasn't an either/or choice for the buyers of these weapons. They were not given a choice of one weapon OR the other. These...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
Another nice one…i'm not so sure that these long...

Another nice one…i'm not so sure that these long incisors actually qualify as ivory per se, but they are cool. Probably too small for the kind of usage we generally see on old weapons (whole hilts or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 09:49 PM
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Posted By David
Awesome skull Spiral…vampire deer! :eek: ;) :D

Awesome skull Spiral…vampire deer! :eek: ;) :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By David
True that they have these guidelines. However,...

True that they have these guidelines. However, identification becomes far more complicated once the ivory has been crafted into hilts or other parts of various cultural dress for weapons.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 04:16 PM
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Views: 1,681
Posted By David
Hi Ric. I have also heard some folks claim that...

Hi Ric. I have also heard some folks claim that only elephant tusk is ivory. However, the dictionary (this is Oxford i believe) defines it as follows:
a hard creamy-white substance composing the main...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By David
I think we are slipping into hyperbole again. The...

I think we are slipping into hyperbole again. The objective of these new laws is to stop the poaching (and therefore the extinction) of elephants (100,000 elephants were poached for ivory in just the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By David
I don't think this is an issue of...

I don't think this is an issue of "forgery". Keris are often altered for legitimate cultural purposes so just because the figure on the gandik may not have been there initially that does not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By David
Well you chimed in Alan. I was composing my post...

Well you chimed in Alan. I was composing my post while you were posting yours so you answered some of my questions while i was writing them. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By David
Well, to be truthful i was waiting to hear what a...

Well, to be truthful i was waiting to hear what a few others had to say first.
It is indeed a very attractive keris and i can understand why you were drawn to it. I would love to see a straight on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By David
Is this the illustration of Highbinders weapons...

Is this the illustration of Highbinders weapons you mentioned? This is not my area, so i could be way off base here, but your knife, with it's Bowie-style clip point may not be of Chinese origin. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
OK, sorry, i was just being lazy. Here are a...

OK, sorry, i was just being lazy. Here are a couple of interesting links on the testing Spiral wrote...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
That's very interesting. Any links to more...

That's very interesting. Any links to more information on that?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By David
Well, given the laws surrounding ivory here in...

Well, given the laws surrounding ivory here in the States you certainly wouldn't want to call it that even if it truly was… ;) :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By David
I'm no expert either Blue, but i think this camel...

I'm no expert either Blue, but i think this camel bone hilt looks very similar to the material in the hilt from post #10. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
Barry, let's keep in mind the actual source of...

Barry, let's keep in mind the actual source of ivory. The killing of these majestic beasts solely for the artistic endeavors of a theoretical "greatest ivory carver of all time" so that the piece can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
I seriously doubt that any of the statues in...

I seriously doubt that any of the statues in Spiral's photo are as old as 100 yrs. old. If any are then they qualify by most people's standards as being "antique". It does not seem to me that antique...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By David
Are you assuming this is ivory? I would think...

Are you assuming this is ivory? I would think something like camel bone would be much more likely, still not a particularly valuable material. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
As Spiral rightly points out, if you guys don't...

As Spiral rightly points out, if you guys don't want to see this thread closed quickly all discussion of politics needs to end now.
I also agree with Spiral that the pieces he showed being lined up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
Thanks Spiral. Yeah, even if newly carved i'm not...

Thanks Spiral. Yeah, even if newly carved i'm not sure i really approve of the destruction of art, though i do understand how new ivory carvings and the demand for them drive the ivory trade. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,681
Posted By David
I see a lot of talk on this thread about destroy...

I see a lot of talk on this thread about destroy works of art made of ivory. Aside from this happening in China, is there any real indication that this will now happen in the USA? I don't see any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By David
Well then, let's see if this thread gets any...

Well then, let's see if this thread gets any traction here on the keris forum since this is technically an Indonesian Keris.
As was suggested earlier i believe, more images would probably be helpful...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By David
I am afraid i do not understand the purpose of...

I am afraid i do not understand the purpose of your last link. It would also be helpful if you stuck to links in English unless you are willing to provide a translation for them. None of this seems...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th August 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By David
BTW, for those who don't read the language i put...

BTW, for those who don't read the language i put the photo caption through Google Translator and then searched out some of the words that didn't translate at first until i had the most coherent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th August 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By David
Hmmm…and what do you think that diagram is...

Hmmm…and what do you think that diagram is telling you?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By David
Regardless of age or origin i must say that i do...

Regardless of age or origin i must say that i do like this keris. The pamor mimicking etch on the front part of the gander is a nice and elegant ensemble touch. :)
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