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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,661
Posted By fenlander
Thumbs up thanks

yes thank you to both of you for the information. I will so some research on this info.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,661
Posted By fenlander
Talking were some keris used for assassination

Wikipedia says some Keris were made only for assassination. Does this just mean that different rituals chants and spells etc were used during the forging.
Or was there a different physical design to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,217
Posted By fenlander
Talking [QUOTE=Bill]I agree this is a unplesant subject...

[QUOTE=Bill]I agree this is a unplesant subject but I think there is value in how some swords did develope for this matter. QUOTE]

Exactly. People only find it disturbing because it still goes on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,217
Posted By fenlander
thanks

Thanks for the clip. Interesting looking sword. He mentioned the handle broke once. Perhaps it didn't have a full tang.

Anyway thanks for the clip
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,217
Posted By fenlander
saudi executioners sword

First appologies for another morbid question by me. Has anyone got any pics of a real modern saudi executioner's sword (this would be classed as ethnogenic right) ? I don't want pics of executions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,255
Posted By fenlander
thanks

I also think this is a fascinating area of study. However it seems that the general consensus on the board is that the sinuous blade was designed for aesthetic and cultural reasons and not for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,255
Posted By fenlander
Perhaps not. Maybe a hole from a sinous balde...

Perhaps not.

Maybe a hole from a sinous balde would be harder to close up and more prone to infection etc etc. I was wondering if these blades were made this way to inflict more damage or just to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,255
Posted By fenlander
sinous blades are more cruel ?

Is it true that a sinous blade causes more damage or makes a wound worse ? It says on wikepedia that the sinous blade such as a keris "danced the wound" making it nore difficult to heal. Therefore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,227
Posted By fenlander
old blades versus new

A lot is made of the quality of steel used in many old functional weapons as compared to stainless steel of modern production line swords and knives. I would guess that modern hardened 440 stainless...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,838
Posted By fenlander
does that mean ?

If this goes through does it mean that there will be a flood of cut price antique swords on the market? It could be a windfall for other collectors. Yipeee
We also won't have all those rich British...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,838
Posted By fenlander
wow

I am so so glad i do not live in the UK anymore

What a nanny state it has become.

Pathetic

So pathetic
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,760
Posted By fenlander
Thanks

Thanks that is great, a lot to get looking into there. Not as much on the net as I thought there would be though!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,760
Posted By fenlander
hatf

What was the Hatf ?
What kind of sword was it ? What was it used for and what is its significance ? What did it look like ?
Anyone any ideas or good sources of information ?
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,469
Posted By fenlander
What are the dark stains ? I have used exactly...

What are the dark stains ? I have used exactly the method you state a few weeks ago. Hard work but eventually got good results but lots of dark stains. What are they ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,247
Posted By fenlander
ha ha

I'll give him ten dollars for entertainment value.
He should go into movie directing, the movie was quite fun.
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2007, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,325
Posted By fenlander
Tangs

the tangs on those swords look kind of feeble.

Nice looking though. How much do you want for them ? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2007, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By fenlander
Thumbs up I think the antlers are from Formosan (Taiwanese)...

I think the antlers are from Formosan (Taiwanese) barking deer. So probably the antler was added in Taiwan at a later date.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By fenlander
Thumbs up Thank you. I will try that. I will also save...

Thank you. I will try that. I will also save this post for future reference.

I will re-post when polished.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2007, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By fenlander
thanks

Hi Manalo

Thanks for trying. To answer your question the antler is stuck into the end of the handle, as I have another one that is very similar but where the antler is missing.
As for cleaning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By fenlander
Thumbs up Can anyone give more info

Posted this a while back along with some other knives. I am still really curious as to what it is and what it was used for. Also can I clean it with metal polish (yes I am a novice). I am posting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,379
Posted By fenlander
Thumbs down I agree with your points that mass produced...

I agree with your points that mass produced swords, perhaps should not be on this forum. But please can't you leave ethics out of it? There have been plenty of regimes as bad as the nazis. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,702
Posted By fenlander
Here is my dad's dayak swrod I have been talking about.

So what do you Dayak enthusiasts think ? :)

This parang was presented to my dad by the head man of a
longhouse
in the ULU TUTONG area of Brunei in 1968 or 1969 as a thank you for a
helicopter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,379
Posted By fenlander
According to the dictionary. eth·nog·ra·phy ...

According to the dictionary.

eth·nog·ra·phy
–noun a branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures.
[Origin: 1825–35; ethno- + -graphy]

According to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,379
Posted By fenlander
thanks

Actually although the weapons are expensive on his site, for what they claim to be they don't seem expensive enough. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,702
Posted By fenlander
thanks

Hi

Thanks for the information.
I am posting because my dad has a Dayak sword. It was bought in Brunei in 1968 (he was military). My comments above was basically what he said about Dayak swords.
I...
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