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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Maurice
Modang facegrip

Modang with three faces (at least)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Maurice
Oh that thread! :)

Oh that thread! :)
Forum: Swap Forum 11th April 2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By Maurice
http://ma-antiques.jimdo.com/

http://ma-antiques.jimdo.com/

Spring sale:
A penai from Kantewoe Celebes, two very old podangs of the Pakpak Bataks, a pedang, an old Kalason from the Karo Batak, a Javanese golok with great...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Maurice
The man in the front is carrying one next to the...

The man in the front is carrying one next to the balato.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Maurice
Nice one! A Nias knife! Regards, Maurice

Nice one!
A Nias knife!

Regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Maurice
Congratulations Willem, Very attractive and rare...

Congratulations Willem,

Very attractive and rare pieces!
PS I noticed the very old hippo ivory handles always have a huge crack. Sometimes it even split the handle in two pieces. This especially can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
And a Borneo lance, donated by Herman Celosse to...

And a Borneo lance, donated by Herman Celosse to the Bronbeek museum Arnhem in 2012.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Good idea Erik! Here three swords with VOC dated...

Good idea Erik!

Here three swords with VOC dated blades in the Tropenmuseum collection of Amsterdam.
Two Timor swords, and one Batak sword.
One Timor sword came in the collection in 1887, and I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Thank you Willem for posting your Javanese...

Thank you Willem for posting your Javanese pedang.
Most of the Indonesian swords with the VOC mark in the blade seems to be from Java.
As the Dutch were very dominant in their present overhere (we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
VOC blade

@ Erik: Thank you for posting this one. Now we have an example from before 1903! As we know Bataks allready made touristic items at the end of the 19th century, this is not the case here.
I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Maurice
Hello Dave, How had the ball been attached to...

Hello Dave,

How had the ball been attached to the scabbard?
Is there a round wooden protrusion on the scabbard with a hole through it, where the ratan ball is placed over?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
The Dutch Lion is a symbol of heraldry. Allready...

The Dutch Lion is a symbol of heraldry.
Allready in the earliest heraldry works we find lions, symbol of strength, on weapon shields.

Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,123
Posted By Maurice
I think there is also a bit mix in it of a...

I think there is also a bit mix in it of a monkeyhead, as you can see above the makara head on the picture.
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By Maurice
Me neither. PS I think it is a very rare version...

Me neither.

PS I think it is a very rare version of Aceh shield. Never have seen any of these in a private collection, and it has a higher outer rim as the normal brass shields.

Look at the image...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By Maurice
John, this shield looks too old. Besides, the...

John, this shield looks too old. Besides, the fabric isn't complete, you better send this shield to me!

:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Before we are looking and discussing at the VOC...

Before we are looking and discussing at the VOC stamps on swordblades, it might be usefull to look on what other items these marks are found.

I've added some images: A VOC latern, dated between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Hello Ibrahiim, OK thank you for noticing. I...

Hello Ibrahiim,

OK thank you for noticing. I really didn't know they were, all I could get from the text was that they were natives, but employed by the VOC.

I'll post more on the subject...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,501
Posted By Maurice
Hi Jim, This is way out of my field, but looking...

Hi Jim,

This is way out of my field, but looking for something relevant in the other VOC blades thread, I found two very interesting kastanes.
Most of you probably know of them, but in case not I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Hello Ibrahiim, Thank you for your input. But I...

Hello Ibrahiim,

Thank you for your input. But I have to debunk your perspective according the people standing in the left.
The text I've added about the drawing had been written by the drawer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Hello Jim. Maybe it's nice to have a look at the...

Hello Jim. Maybe it's nice to have a look at the following image, which had been drawned by Jan Brandes in 1785.
It's a scene around a show piece with the VOC emblem.
To the left we see the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Hello Kai, I understand what's your point here,...

Hello Kai,

I understand what's your point here, and I agree about that!


They are certainly widespread, but most of the time it is a select kind of swords which have those VOC blades. Like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By Maurice
Sorry Willem, Totally missed your question...

Sorry Willem,

Totally missed your question here!
Uhm.... You know the answer by now. Best regards, Maurice
Forum: Swap Forum 17th February 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Maurice
Aceh dagger / rentjong-rencong

19thc. Achenese rencong dagger for sale.

Perfect condition, complete with original scabbard.

Total length 41,5 cm - 16,33"; Blade length 25 cm - 9,85".
Slender laminated sharp uncleaned blade, dark...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,117
Posted By Maurice
Thank you Willem for bringing it up. Indeed...

Thank you Willem for bringing it up.

Indeed very strange that most of the VOC blades are timor swords.
I don't know about Timor a lot, did they had own blacksmiths? If not that could be a reason...
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