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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By asomotif
Thanks for bringing this up. If these are old...

Thanks for bringing this up.

If these are old authentic keris, I would love to see them.
460 kms, probably much closer than most other forumites. But I am afraid I am not making the trip.

Pretty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By asomotif
Yep, 2 x rencong. I guess you want to get a good...

Yep, 2 x rencong.

I guess you want to get a good picture of a bugis man in full dress.
Prossibly with some jewelry.

Maybe try and search for makassar / Celebes.

Link :...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By asomotif
Ivorine, as used on kitchenknifes, can look very...

Ivorine, as used on kitchenknifes, can look very much like this.
Sometimes including the lines.
However, I think that ivorine would not crack like this handle

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,030
Posted By asomotif
To be honest, I don't put much effort in learning...

To be honest, I don't put much effort in learning names, but during the last 20 years I have handled a substantial number of old and new keris.

The keris you bought is offered as : a very good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, I thought that most blades where...

Hello Detlef,

I thought that most blades where only marked on one side.
But I am not sure if that is any indication.

I do have my doubts though about the curvature of the blade , the broadness of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, Is the blade dated on both sides...

Hello Detlef,

Is the blade dated on both sides ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th May 2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By asomotif
My guess as well. Palembang.

My guess as well. Palembang.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,875
Posted By asomotif
Her right wrist is still very naked.

Her right wrist is still very naked.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By asomotif
What can I add. Hans was an interesting and...

What can I add.

Hans was an interesting and passionate collector.
My condolences to his wife and family.

His colourfull posts will surely be missed here on the forum.

Rust zacht.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th April 2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By asomotif
Terrible. several javanese hilts in the wrong...

Terrible.

several javanese hilts in the wrong direction.
The back of the scabbard on display instead of the front.
A balinese hilt not fitted well onto the peksi.

Is there no-one in the museum with...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By asomotif
For the record, on picture 6 , I see 1 missing...

For the record, on picture 6 , I see 1 missing rivet...

Assuming that this helmet is artificially aged, as your remarks suggest.
How would they achieve such heavy pitting with even holes in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,104
Posted By asomotif
A nice variation with gold crown and suasa in the...

A nice variation with gold crown and suasa in the same style as the previously posted siwai's.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By asomotif
NICE PICTURES BARRY. ANY CHANCE THAT YOU CAN...

NICE PICTURES BARRY.
ANY CHANCE THAT YOU CAN REVEAL THE OWNER.
THE PICTURES ARE NOT THE USUAL AMATEUR PICTURES :)

BOTH BLADES ARE MANDAU BLADES. CONCAVE / CONVEX IN SHAPE.

THE MASSIF BRASS/BRONZE...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By asomotif
Hello Robert, have you been able to remove the...

Hello Robert,

have you been able to remove the hilt ?

Besided the diameter of the bulge of th ehilt, the diameter of the peksi would be helpfull. + maybe the space between hilt and ganja.

Best...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th March 2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By asomotif
Hello Robert, Did you find a selut already...

Hello Robert,

Did you find a selut already ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By asomotif
Sorry, one more. agree with Kai and...

Sorry, one more. agree with Kai and David.

Modern hilt and scabbard, considering the fancy style I guess made for those who travel.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,984
Posted By asomotif
"some"... this means you have more. ...

"some"... this means you have more. :eek: impressive !
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By asomotif
Thanks to your comments I now also understand the...

Thanks to your comments I now also understand the joke. ;)

And in addition to Ariel and RobT, scabbard in dutch is "schede", and this word is also used for the vagina.

Ps. no other keris humor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,984
Posted By asomotif
Just adding an old picture from another thread :)

Just adding an old picture from another thread :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, Nice to see a new thread about...

Hello Detlef,

Nice to see a new thread about this rare and attractive type of knife.

I would like to see pictures of the knife inside the scabbard.
The handle looks different from the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th February 2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By asomotif
Without pictures it will be difficult for sure ;)

Without pictures it will be difficult for sure ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th January 2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By asomotif
Ifugao hunters backpack "takba" ,...

Ifugao hunters backpack "takba" , northern philippines.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By asomotif
east african leather shield normally have leather...

east african leather shield normally have leather hand grips.

Sumba shields came up in my mind.
But they have a rattan rim, where this shield has the rim made by bending up the leather... :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By asomotif
or this one :-)

or this one :-)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By asomotif
Gayo hilts would be more like this one.

Gayo hilts would be more like this one.
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