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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:31 PM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Karel, Yes, I've seen a more elaborately...

Hello Karel,


Yes, I've seen a more elaborately carved "show" side with quite a few hilts from the greater Aceh region.



The brownish (hardened) paste does indeed look like a later addition to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 39
Posted By kai
Ladieng from Karel Sirag's collection

Submitted via email - thanks, Karel! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:29 PM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Roland, I agree with you that this...

Hello Roland,


I agree with you that this practise is stupid and/or unethical. :mad:

However, I have seen enough of "upgrades" and other stupid things done to genuine artifacts as to never exclude...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 39
Posted By kai
Sikin panjang from Machetero's collection

Example #2 from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showp...098&postcount=10
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:41 PM
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Posted By kai
Amanremu from Roland's collection

Example #2 from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=230098&postcount=1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 39
Posted By kai
Gliwang from Thomas' collection

Example #1 from this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22732
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 39
Posted By kai
Question Aceh pommels with tassels - a hairy issue?

Hello SEA aficionados!

In a recent thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23946) and another one (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22732), Aceh pommels with a tassel of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By kai
Post Hello Roland, My vote is still amanremu/mermu...

Hello Roland,


My vote is still amanremu/mermu based on the blade (profile/etc., see below).



I have Volz and agree that the example from Gavin's site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By kai
Post Hello Roland, Congrats, these are certainly...

Hello Roland,


Congrats, these are certainly rare to begin with! You do seem to attract unusual blades - I would have expected a steel slorok between laminated softer layers.

I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By kai
Red face Hello Jose, I still don't think so; however, I...

Hello Jose,


I still don't think so; however, I can't prove a negative. ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By kai
Wink No embarrassment at all!

Hello Roland,


Woa, hold your horses!

While it may be argued that there might be a continuum Amanremu - Mermu - Ladingin, your blade is at the very Amanremu end of the whole spectrum......
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 521
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 19th May 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 521
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: 204
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: 452
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: 452
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: 452
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: 311
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: 5,273
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: 5,273
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: 5,273
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: 5,273
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: 5,273
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: 354
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: 5,273
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...
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