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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello David, Thanks for posting that beauty of...

Hello David,

Thanks for posting that beauty of yours!



The pendokok and hilt are classic Terengganu style and also the scabbard and blade suit this designation. I'd believe the hilt to be not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ron, Congrats for obtaining this special...

Hello Ron,

Congrats for obtaining this special piece with supersweet hilt!



I'm not yet convinced that the blade is a recycled budiak - that would imply removing a lot of metal!

Keeping my thumbs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,103
Posted By kai
Hello Ben, Yes, also very common for old-style...

Hello Ben,


Yes, also very common for old-style scabbards from Negara.

Any other examples of such scabbards from other regions/tribes?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By kai
Was going to suggest the same as Willem and...

Was going to suggest the same as Willem and Ben...

BTW, what do you Borneo enthusiasts recommend for nurturing the dried out stag hilt? I'd be tempted to try some oil or at least microcrystalline...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By kai
Hello Russel, Congrats, looks like a genuine old...

Hello Russel,

Congrats, looks like a genuine old example!

This type of scabbard is typically Minang as far as I know; it usually has a long extension at the mouth of the scabbard (side the edge is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By kai
P.S.: I know of 2 EU countries (Denmark and...

P.S.:


I know of 2 EU countries (Denmark and Spain) in which the regular (i. e. formerly national) postal service doesn't allow the shipping of weapons. Other postal services operating in those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, I hope Flavio, Gio or some other...

Hello Alan,

I hope Flavio, Gio or some other Italian members will chime in with info on local regulations.

There is no general ban on edged weapons for EU countries; to the contrary many EU...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By kai
I should rephrase my comment above: The single...

I should rephrase my comment above: The single lamination layer with the row of blotches shows enough regularity (as well as plenty of cold shuts not visible throughout the other layers) to assume...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By kai
Twine or rattan? Rattan can be very strong. I'm...

Twine or rattan?


Rattan can be very strong. I'm with Rick though and always feel a bit uneasy with anything but strong iron rings as ferrule(s) for these beasts!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By kai
Hello Ron, Very nice padsumbalin! If already...

Hello Ron,

Very nice padsumbalin! If already stained earlier, it is not unusual for the pattern to reestablish itself after gentle cleaning, especially if just a little "dust" of surface rust got...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By kai
Hello Rama, Thanks for posting this very nice...

Hello Rama,

Thanks for posting this very nice badik and joining the ranks of active forum members - welcome!

I apologize for us being so slow to respond to your first thread; I hope others will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, Where did the early sugar cane...

Hello Alan,


Where did the early sugar cane plantation workers in Oz come from? Tamil?

Albert does mention this tool also from Java - what old-time tools have you seen having been used there for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kai
Hello Dave, That does sound like what Alan is...

Hello Dave,


That does sound like what Alan is describing below, doesn't it? I'm not sure wether I'm getting the description in AvZ - sounds similar though.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, BTW, Albert does mention the parang...

Hello Ian,


BTW, Albert does mention the parang bengkok from Java and Bali: p. 98, Fig. 382.

As with many utility blades, good antique examples seem to be rare; moreover, determining the origin og...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By kai
Hello David, Thanks for posting yours! Seems...

Hello David,

Thanks for posting yours! Seems it's oddball season... ;)


I'd certainly love to see this blade stained!

I believe this blade got crafted with the Bangkinang style in mind; regarding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,913
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alan, Yup, peoples originating in SW...

Hello Alan,


Yup, peoples originating in SW Sulawesi: Bugis, Makassarese, etc. (Not including the Toraja from central Sulawesi, of course.)



Yep.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,913
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ron, Congrats, a really nice keris! While...

Hello Ron,

Congrats, a really nice keris!

While the blade is obviously influenced by "Bugis" style, the flow of lines does not seem to support an origin from Sulawesi; it does look Sumatran/Malay...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,913
Posted By kai
Yes, this ganja seems to have been welded back...

Yes, this ganja seems to have been welded back onto the blade. I doubt this is practised in Jawa - probably pretty ideosyncratic craftmanship...

I wouldn't call this a ganja iras blade either since...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By kai
Ariel, Tim is working on a comprehensive (if not...

Ariel, Tim is working on a comprehensive (if not complete) bibliography on the subject.

Alberts nice treatise is a reasonably comprehensive encyclopedia; a good starting point for any serious...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,305
Posted By kai
Hello Ron, Yup, similar. Look for the...

Hello Ron,


Yup, similar. Look for the differences though! ;)



Malay peninsula, a geographic term that includes some areas nowadays under Thai administration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By kai
Hello Martin, Well, gilding on an iron blade...

Hello Martin,


Well, gilding on an iron blade (koftgari and even inlay) changes the game dramatically: Be very, very careful! If in doubt, better do nothing or just stabilize any active rust rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By kai
Hello Steve, Yes, your etching results are...

Hello Steve,

Yes, your etching results are certainly fun - keep them coming!



No, chloride ions will need to be extensively rinsed off regardless of any intermediate treatment.

The vinegar may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By kai
No polish needed per se - it's a matter of taste...

No polish needed per se - it's a matter of taste or what the traditional approach would be for a given culture/piece.



Quite rare but possible: If a blade has been polished with power tools the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By kai
Hello Martin, Please search this site for...

Hello Martin,

Please search this site for several detailed tips.

Just a few comments:
Concentration is not so critical but make sure you don't overdo things! Evenly wipe the solution over the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By kai
Hello Carlos, Please post some better pics of...

Hello Carlos,

Please post some better pics of your sword!

Hilt made from wood with iron ferrule?

There seems to some relationship with the 2 unusual examples discussed in this thread:...
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