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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Leif, I'll try to come up with pics -...

Hello Leif,


I'll try to come up with pics - Freddy's example from the other thread is now in my collection and exhibits one of the typical hilt types; also sekin hilts (cp. AvZ) are a legit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By kai
Smile You're welcome, Leif! Thanks for the stats -...

You're welcome, Leif!

Thanks for the stats - sounds like a fair light blade, indeed.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, Well, I hope you noticed that the...

Hello Alan,


Well, I hope you noticed that the thrust of my postings was not an easy fix regarding names but rather to suggest that we have 2 distinct classes of blades, from different cultures;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, I'd like to see close-ups of the...

Hello Detlef,


I'd like to see close-ups of the blade first, preferably polished and/or etched. This might help to narrow things down.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By kai
Post Seems we crossed posts, Alan! I believe this is...

Seems we crossed posts, Alan!

I believe this is a class of blades distinct from the coastal Melayu beladau: the latter tend to have blades with a broader base (approaching their Arab in-laws...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By kai
Post Tiger's *tooth*, anyone?

Hello Leif,

You pretty much nailed it already!

Your blade is genuine and most likely from the 19th century. It's a dagger type which hasn't been well documented and I believe we don't know its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By kai
Post Hello Algelan, Indeed, the short answer would be...

Hello Algelan,

Indeed, the short answer would be yes, this example is a sword of the type which Maurice referred to as Gobang in his paper! The style seems to have been typical for Sumedang and, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th July 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Pic size is fairly forgiving these days: For this...

Pic size is fairly forgiving these days: For this forum it's 1280 pixels in width, 1280 pixels in height or a file size of 1mb.

There are several free software options for reducing pic...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By kai
Post Hello Anthony, This blade is likely to originate...

Hello Anthony,

This blade is likely to originate from Lombok, indeed.

Lalu Djelenga shows several blades with this linear pamor type which commonly exhibits a separate motif at the base; he calls...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By kai
Red face I'm with David - looks like a fairly recent...

I'm with David - looks like a fairly recent effort; not convincing craftsmanship. I've seen much worse blades though... Maybe a dress piece?

The hilt seems to be made from 2 pieces, isn't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By kai
Post Hello Bjorn, I agree that this is a very...

Hello Bjorn,


I agree that this is a very unusual construction!



It does look suspicious - however, a waving red flag would be pretty counterproductive for concealing any add-on...

From what I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello Ariel, Controlled oxidation, not...

Hello Ariel,


Controlled oxidation, not necessarily rusting. :)

E. g. warangan results in a surface layer of arsenate. Have a close look at the pics! ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks, Alan!

Thanks, Alan!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By kai
Post Hello David, Industrial acetic acid is...

Hello David,


Industrial acetic acid is perfectly fine (if you make sure the concentration is suitable - vinegar usually has around 5%). While the source (natural fermentation of alcohol vs....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By kai
Post Hello Anthony, Yes, it is a bit out of stain....

Hello Anthony,


Yes, it is a bit out of stain. Still, the pamor is visible and there is no urgent need for major restoration unless you prefer it.

I'd avoid using vinegar unless you're going for a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By kai
Question Hello David, hello Bjorn, In the same vein as...

Hello David, hello Bjorn,


In the same vein as Alan's comment in the other thread, there does seem to be an inflation of subclassifications of wos wutah (and other common pamor types). Considering...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By kai
Unhappy Hello Roland, IMHO it does not look too bad -...

Hello Roland,

IMHO it does not look too bad - will be necessary to keep this blade very well oiled and free of dust in a dry environment though. Longtime soaking in alkaline oil may help to remove...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By kai
Post Hello Pat, I agree that the fittings are...

Hello Pat,


I agree that the fittings are typical for Madura: Seems to be really nice, old craftsmanship! Only the mendak is a later replacement of very low quality - would be great if you were to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By kai
Arrow Hello Pat, Agreed. Another tough one to place:...

Hello Pat,


Agreed.

Another tough one to place: The gonjo looks like a later replacement and the blade has lost a lot of material approaching "ghost blade" status...

From what I can glean from the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Pat, Welcome to the forum! Age is...

Hello Pat,

Welcome to the forum!



Age is difficult to assess, especially from pics. The blade has lost quite a bit of substance by erosion and only limited amounts of pamor are left which may also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Roland, Congrats, nice efforts! Nope,...

Hello Roland,

Congrats, nice efforts!



Nope, not at all! While warangan will most likely be the intended, traditional etch for this blade, I do like your etch, too, since it highlights additional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By kai
Post Hello Kamal, I second the request for pics -...

Hello Kamal,


I second the request for pics - without them any advice is mere guessing!

The first step should always be to evaluate if restoration really makes sense: Full cleaning of a heavily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By kai
Talking Hello Tom, I agree with the others. Planning...

Hello Tom,

I agree with the others.



Planning to update your avatar? :)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,926
Posted By kai
Smile Thanks, Ian! I'm not aware of a single antique...

Thanks, Ian!


I'm not aware of a single antique example of this (hilt) type. Chances are that this is a modern invention by Marawi craftsmen (most likely post-WW2 as you suggest) which received a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,926
Posted By kai
Cool Hello David, There seems to be no extant...

Hello David,


There seems to be no extant sources corroborating that these hilts really were attributed to the same "mythological beast" originally nor has it been established that there is any...
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