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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kai
I'm glad you snapped this up! Indeed, the brass...

I'm glad you snapped this up! Indeed, the brass bolster as well as the motifs are very unusual...

I did a quick search through my archives and only came up with another Sumatran piece from Michael's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,052
Posted By kai
One more weird example...

One more weird example (http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=3779) - Moro?

I've seen a similar pommel on a kris that may be Sulu; both seem pretty roughly carved which is unusual, even for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,052
Posted By kai
Hello Charles, It's certainly a really odd one,...

Hello Charles,


It's certainly a really odd one, especially with that Chinese dragon on the hilt!

BTW, here's Artzi's description (http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=5653) of the blade:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,052
Posted By kai
Hello Gustav, I'd posit that this is a...

Hello Gustav,

I'd posit that this is a shandigris (with backedge)... ;)

(This looks more like a barung-like blade for slashing rather than the chopping action most bangkung blades are optimized...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By kai
Thanks for showing us one of your keris! Small...

Thanks for showing us one of your keris! Small blades of this general type I've seen mainly coming from Riau and surroundings.

However, your blade does exhibit very strong etching/warangan. This I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By kai
Welcome to our forum - it's always interesting to...

Welcome to our forum - it's always interesting to get input from members inside the culture!

Feel free to browse through the many old threads and revive any that could use additions or new...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By kai
Hello Edmos, Thanks for posting these more...

Hello Edmos,

Thanks for posting these more recent examples of Moro/Lumad blades! These are rarely seen on these pages and while not antique I believe it's good to stay in touch with what continues...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,052
Posted By kai
Hello Dave, Thanks for posting yours - this is...

Hello Dave,


Thanks for posting yours - this is certainly special! The slim blade profile is quite unique!


I'm attaching a pic of my bangkung (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11431)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,052
Posted By kai
Hello Nonoy, Yup, this sold recently: Good blade...

Hello Nonoy,

Yup, this sold recently: Good blade and a cracked hilt that can probably be fixed with some care.

BTW, am I the only one to believe this basket scabbard is a later non-Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By kai
This is Batak (Sumatra), one of the most copied...

This is Batak (Sumatra), one of the most copied cultures in SEA (for already well over 100 years and still ongoing from places like Medan to Bali).


The fittings look "modern" - post-WW2 up to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,139
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, Thanks for the pics! It's been...

Hello Alan,


Thanks for the pics!

It's been heavily stained as expected for Jawa blades while the remaining fullering/etc. seem to point to a recycled European blade. How would you judge the metal?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,139
Posted By kai
Hello Maurice, This and the heavy VOC...

Hello Maurice,


This and the heavy VOC involvement makes it likely to find quite some of these there; I do seem to remember also examples from the greater Timor region (which may have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By kai
Hello Dave, While I have seen many Moro kris...

Hello Dave,


While I have seen many Moro kris blades in Malay fittings, I've yet to see a convincing case of a Malay blade in Moro dress. Sure, one might expect such piece given the close commercial...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By kai
Sold example from Stefan's site: IMHO Datu...

Sold example from Stefan's site:
IMHO Datu quality from Sulu; pamor more controlled.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By kai
Hello apolaki, Could you please try to take pics...

Hello apolaki,

Could you please try to take pics in more light (lightly clouded day around noon)? I'd especially like a closeup of the base of the blade (both sides, please) taken directly from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By kai
Hello Dave, I agree that this blade has a few...

Hello Dave,


I agree that this blade has a few odd features like the pretty feeble gangya.

However, the scrollwork at the base of the blade does look Moro rather than Malay to me. Also the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By kai
Hello Jose, I have to admit that my mid-late...

Hello Jose,


I have to admit that my mid-late 19th c. timeframe may be a bit too cautious. However, when looking at the scrollwork I just don't see the quality I'd expect from early 19th c. pieces....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By kai
Hello Charles, As discussed before, this linear...

Hello Charles,


As discussed before, this linear pamor with bold contrast is quite rare, indeed. I'd avoid the reference to the hairpin pattern of the Himalayas though since the very key (the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By kai
Congrats, apolaki, very nice! IMHO this is Moro:...

Congrats, apolaki, very nice!

IMHO this is Moro: a Sulu kalis - mid-late 19th c., I'd guess. The lower asang-asang is obviously missing; not sure wether there ever was an upper one.

Not twistcore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By kai
I agree with Jose that the blade is clearly a...

I agree with Jose that the blade is clearly a late style - with the seperate gangya, I believe it's from the 1920-1930 period.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By kai
Hello Dave, I'm with Detlef, your's is...

Hello Dave,

I'm with Detlef, your's is definitely laminated - old blade.

Any old patching at the flat pommel side? I'm curious wether this really is a simple hilt style or just got shortened during...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By kai
Hello Charles, A really neat Parang Betino! AvZ...

Hello Charles,

A really neat Parang Betino! AvZ shows one example from Willem van der Post's collection in the klewang overview (Fig. 263).

A quite distinctive blade type that resembles the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By kai
Hello Jose, Any chance that you could post...

Hello Jose,


Any chance that you could post pics, please?


Agreed that the pommel is very nicely carved; and intact ones are not common anymore (if they ever were)!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By kai
Hello Steve, Could you also show the reverse...

Hello Steve,

Could you also show the reverse side of the blade, please?



The leather does look aged but doesn't seem to show the expected wear from actual usage. I'd hazard the guess that this was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By kai
Koummya time again!

It's been a while since I posted this very special piece. I haven't come across any pertinent info since and thought I may give it another try... ;)

Any comments more than welcome - let's solve that...
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