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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By kai
Hello Ives, This amour is not Moro, the necklace...

Hello Ives,

This amour is not Moro, the necklace and cap even less so.

This is modern, non-traditional work: definitely after WW2 and likely last quarter of the 20th century.

The knife's pommel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By kai
Post Hello Yves, That's a sweet pommel! Any...

Hello Yves,

That's a sweet pommel! Any close-ups?

Also the blade seems to point to a Palawano origin - the blade profile seems to conform with a badung.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By kai
I'm with Marco on the parts of this ensemble,...

I'm with Marco on the parts of this ensemble, Gavin.

The nice Bali blade deserves some warangan to bring out the pamor...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By kai
Smile Hello PBH, That looks like a really nice,...

Hello PBH,

That looks like a really nice, antique kampilan (in need of some TLC)! I can't see much of the scabbard - any clues on the type of wood utilized?

The spear might be Lumad. However,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,057
Posted By kai
Post Welcome to the forum! With Ariel's examples, the...

Welcome to the forum!

With Ariel's examples, the fullers clearly exhibit twistcore. I doubt that there is any difference in basic construction between Tiflis zigzag, Turkish ribbon, stars,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,476
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef & Charles! Yeah, some good and...

Hello Detlef & Charles!


Yeah, some good and varied examples - will comment later.

Close-ups of the inscription on the last one would be good!



No worries, I'm here to help both of you! Just give...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,054
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Yup, as I said in post #20 and Detlef in #29,...

Yup, as I said in post #20 and Detlef in #29, this fibrous look is very common.

And it hardly ever is rhino. While there are additional indicators which can lend a hint if you're willing to gamble,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,054
Posted By kai
Wink I have seen loads of horn hilts from Sumatra and...

I have seen loads of horn hilts from Sumatra and with most I believe to have sound reason from comparative analyses to regard them as made from water buffalo horn. No doubt, horns from hunted animals...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
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: 18,239
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: 1,169
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: 2,151
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: 2,151
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: 1,474
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: 1,474
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: 888
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: 977
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: 977
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: 888
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: 1,202
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: 1,202
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: 2,167
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: 2,167
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: 2,167
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: 1,485
Posted By kai
Thanks, Alan!

Thanks, Alan!
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