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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 276
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, I apologize for my slow reply -...

Hello Alan,

I apologize for my slow reply - thanks for keeping the ball rolling!



Acetic acid evaporates (as does water) well before reaching the boiling point; this is also the reason why you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 276
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Rick, Since we're discussing methods in...

Hello Rick,


Since we're discussing methods in general, I don't think we need to restrict ourselves to keris only. One might even prefer to transfer this thread to the main forum...

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By kai
Question Hello Francois, It does look promising. However,...

Hello Francois,

It does look promising. However, we do need larger pics with decent resolution for any reasonable comments!

BTW, these clubs got carved early for bartering with visitors. Thus,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By kai
Exclamation Hello Alan and Ariel, Industrially produced...

Hello Alan and Ariel,


Industrially produced concentrated vinegar (glacial acetic acid) is usually cheapest (check both the kitchen as well as the cleaning supply!). It comes in concentrations from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Novan, If you consider wearing this keris...

Hello Novan,


If you consider wearing this keris at any Sundanese event, the fittings should be in tune with that. Coming with any keris in Bugis fittings may raise an eye brow... ;)

For any other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Novan, Keep in mind that buyer's premium,...

Hello Novan,


Keep in mind that buyer's premium, shipping&handling fees, and customs tax/fees will considerably add to the total cost. Most auction houses charge way more for shipping than the mere...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Paolo, Thanks for sharing those pics! It's...

Hello Paolo,

Thanks for sharing those pics! It's great to get to see stuff from museum collections (especially those which may be less widely known internationally - while the Museo di Capodimonte...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ron, Nowadays we'd blame...

Hello Ron,


Nowadays we'd blame autocorrection... ;) :o :p

I believe this to be a mere printing error, i. e. a glitch/lapsus introduced during type-setting. Usually proof reading was done by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, It sure wasn't his idea - Ron...

Hello Ian,


It sure wasn't his idea - Ron traced the notion back to the early 20th c.
It would be more interesting whether he had Moro informants confirming this view - he did not wrote that down...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Red face I'm afraid I completely agree with David here....

I'm afraid I completely agree with David here. ;)

We should compile data for both hypotheses (as well as looking out for additional claims) and compare their respective standing in due...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, Sorrily, she does not clearly state...

Hello Ian,


Sorrily, she does not clearly state whether this is her own idea or gleaned from another source. As she doesn't give any citations when explaining this idea (while doing so elsewhere in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ron, That's certainly plausible - we've...

Hello Ron,


That's certainly plausible - we've seen that happening with quite some collectors' terminology and also science is often trottling along with "published" ideas until they get challenged...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, It sure does look like a reworked...

Hello Ian,


It sure does look like a reworked barung - did you ask the seller how thick the blade is?

I doubt this will make an efficient dagger. Unless the blade has been thinned out a lot, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Question Hello Ian, Thanks for your added info! Was...

Hello Ian,

Thanks for your added info!



Was the dealer from Zamboanga of Moro origin? I reckon the others are not really authoritative informants on Moro culture and any Moro runners (bringing the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Smile Arjan kindly has the file on his site...

Arjan kindly has the file on his site (https://www.mytribalart.com/articles):
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a4c672_7bc4fe65f9f144878148044caceee80c.pdf
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,088
Posted By kai
Post Peer review is a straw man - physics is doing...

Peer review is a straw man - physics is doing fine with much of its academic publishing being done without traditional prior peer review for decades already. And in just about any academic discipline...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ian, I'm with you - definitely not SE...

Hello Ian,

I'm with you - definitely not SE Asia.

However, there seems to be some discrepancy/disagreement as to where these knives originate from within India: Kerala is usually given as default...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, Congrats, that does seem to be a...

Hello Detlef,

Congrats, that does seem to be a genuine dipalata, indeed!

The hilt/pommel looks old and original - do a thorough check upon arrival...

I'd guess it's a variant, maybe from another...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th April 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By kai
Smile Well, given your nick, I rather expect you to...

Well, given your nick, I rather expect you to tell us! ;) :p



My vote goes to quenching, for sure.

There certainly could be additional layers: e. g. talismanic features, imbued...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By kai
Post Hello SÚverin, Considering that names most...

Hello SÚverin,


Considering that names most likely changed from one ethnic group to the next or so, I'd avoid the name game and concentrate on narrowing down its origin which may also be one of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By kai
Post Hello David, The connection of this keris with...

Hello David,


The connection of this keris with Peter the Great's visit in the Netherlands seems reasonably well established. It is its provenance before this event which would be great to have,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Gustav, Thanks for sharing the story of...

Hello Gustav,

Thanks for sharing the story of this "personal" keris of yours - no wonder that you're aiming to set high standards on things keris... ;)



It's a shame that there seem to be no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,318
Posted By kai
Wink for future reference

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23854
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,793
Posted By kai
Hello Alexis, AFAIK there have been no...

Hello Alexis,


AFAIK there have been no additions to the pakem during the kemardikan period yet (neither by the Solo kraton nor Yogya). Thus, it would be rather out-of-pakem as most modern keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By kai
Hello Paul, I'm less optimistic than Detlef -...

Hello Paul,


I'm less optimistic than Detlef - this does not look like an old hilt to me based on stylistic details. I'd bet on a fairly modern example that has been stained to look old.

I'm at a...
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