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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By kai
Hello Roland, The workmanship doesn't strike me...

Hello Roland,

The workmanship doesn't strike me as Chinese nor SE Asia.



The number is done very differently than the moon and "stars" - the latter might be old/genuine and point to Europe,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, as mentioned by Jose, most suasa also...

Hello Ian,

as mentioned by Jose, most suasa also contains silver and it will be mostly silver sulphides contributing to any very dark patina.



At least the 2 common oxides of arsenic are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Detlef, Yes, Sunda is one of the leads I'm...

Hello Detlef,

Yes, Sunda is one of the leads I'm looking into - maybe Amuk Murugul would be kind enough to contribute some insights?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th February 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By kai
Post Hello Nik, Thanks for the additional...

Hello Nik,

Thanks for the additional info!



D'accord!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello SÚverin, Congrats, that's a neat catch!...

Hello SÚverin,


Congrats, that's a neat catch! And my best birthday wishes! :)



I'm fairly sure this it not Rawas since the pommel shape is not matching. Highly carved Rawas hilts look different,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By kai
Post Hello SÚverin, The buntut seems to be in line...

Hello SÚverin,


The buntut seems to be in line regarding age (of course more prone to damage - it may have had a more ovoid shape originally). I was wondering whether the band might be part of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By kai
Hello Alexis, If you allow for lots of Chinese...

Hello Alexis,


If you allow for lots of Chinese foo dog influence... ;)

IMHO clearly a naga though. Another variant to add to your list on the other thread!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By kai
Talking Hello Ron, Yes, the pommel with long nose...

Hello Ron,

Yes, the pommel with long nose (albeit based on a makara's jaw and very stylized) and disk guard (from brass rather than horn) are very reminiscent of an Aklaon sanduko, indeed! The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, Yes, in gold alloys it is the...

Hello Ian,


Yes, in gold alloys it is the "lower" metals which oxidize while the gold is quite inert in such a setting.

However, alloys can exhibit quite a few funny/weird characteristics which...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By kai
David beat me to it... :D

David beat me to it... :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By kai
Wink Dear Alexis, "In my book" is a...

Dear Alexis,

"In my book" is a possibly somewhat old-fashioned British(?) phrase/idiom for IMHO. Thus, no pertinent reference book of mine to cite, I'm afraid... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By kai
Post Hello Paul, From the remaining highlights it...

Hello Paul,


From the remaining highlights it does seem to have been present on both sides. Possibly it wore off more on one side during active use.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By kai
P.S.: Out of active use is the key word here, I...

P.S.: Out of active use is the key word here, I believe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By kai
Hello Detlef, Thanks for the pics! I wasn't...

Hello Detlef,

Thanks for the pics! I wasn't directly referring to your posting and my wording possibly wasn't clear enough.

I believe in these cases it's more like build-up of oil and dirt rather...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By kai
Post Quite clearly a naga in my book - the larger one...

Quite clearly a naga in my book - the larger one even has scales and a snake-like body (albeit cut short)...


I'd go for Lampung and eastern Sumatra: probably Riau hinterlands with Minang influence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Fernando, I'm with David in that suasa...

Hello Fernando,

I'm with David in that suasa usually doesn't patinate that heavily during active use. However, if not handled for longer periods and with varnish/grime/whatever accumulating, it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By kai
Question Well, hilts (and mendak) of less than stellar...

Well, hilts (and mendak) of less than stellar quality can be found all over the place.

If we concentrate on the blade, I'm afraid I don't see that much of a difference between those 2 kamardikan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, These are the only pics allowing a...

Hello Alan,

These are the only pics allowing a bit of info on the fit - I'd love to hear what Nik believes from personally handling this keris though?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By kai
Wink Hello David, Actually, I was going from memory...

Hello David,

Actually, I was going from memory which can be a bit dangerous... :)

Here some auction pics for future reference.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Welcome to the forum! ;) Kai

Welcome to the forum!

;)
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Steve, Nice example - there were a few...

Hello Steve,

Nice example - there were a few others with pretty similar hairpin laminations on this forum, the last one not too long ago: ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By kai
G'day Treeslicer, Welcome to the forum! I...

G'day Treeslicer,

Welcome to the forum!



I have to admit that I have a bit of a hard time to compare it to KBA 12 (or any other keris Bali ;) )...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By kai
Red face Hello David, The tajong hilt certainly sems to...

Hello David,


The tajong hilt certainly sems to be a nice one... ;)


BTW, how well does the blade fit the scabbard, Nik?

If the fit is reasonable, I'd be inclined to find a suitable hilt for the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Nik, I can see why you were anxious to...

Hello Nik,


I can see why you were anxious to get these - glad things went well finally! :)

BTW, I don't see this tajong (nor hilt) featured in Frey's book, is it?



I don't think there is any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By kai
Post Hello Carlos, This is a pedang variant that is...

Hello Carlos,

This is a pedang variant that is known from the Palembang hinterlands, the Rawas region in the upper Musi river system.

I've seen the names Penai and Pelitei used for this type -...
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