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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By kai
Hello Alan, Thanks for your response! My...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for your response!



My apologies, my query was not precise enough: I did not want to enter the name game here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Like Detlef in post #4, I'd be...

Hello Alan,


Like Detlef in post #4, I'd be interested if you refer to the blade only? Similar blades would not be very surprising, indeed.

If you have seen any examples of similar fittings being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By kai
Lightbulb I asked my son and the characters also seem to...

I asked my son and the characters also seem to "work" in Japanese.

Considering the period this piece seems to hail from, I'd believe it more likely went through Japanese hands before ending up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By kai
Red face Detlef typed faster again... :D

Detlef typed faster again... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By kai
Question I assume the larger hole in your hilt goes...

I assume the larger hole in your hilt goes through completely? Then there seems to be a high probability that a retention strap (or a cord holding such a piece of cloth) ran through it. I doubt it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By kai
Thanks, Alan!

Thanks, Alan!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,604
Posted By kai
I agree that even possibly elevated amounts of...

I agree that even possibly elevated amounts of arsenic in rice are a red herring for the salt+sulphur recipe. While the salt is acting as a corrosive agent, the stain will result from reactive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, Since you ordered early, I'm sure...

Hello Ian,

Since you ordered early, I'm sure your copy is already on its way to you. I guess they gave a worst case estimate for arrival under current circumstances... :eek: :rolleyes:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By kai
Lightbulb Hello Ariel, For ordering this catalog, there is...

Hello Ariel,

For ordering this catalog, there is a post in the swap forum with the contact to the publisher.

I'm also still in the reading phase and will comment later.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Thanks! Is this metuk specific for...

Hello Alan,


Thanks! Is this metuk specific for the island of Buton or does its origin also include the neighbouring southeastern arm of Sulawesi?

The whole region was well-known for its blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By kai
Question Thanks for your comments,Alan! The spiral...

Thanks for your comments,Alan!


The spiral landeyan is carved (rather than wrapped rattan) according to Tim. This is an unusual feature.

OTOH, I have seen several apparently genuine landeyan that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Thanks for chiming in here! Could...

Hello Alan,


Thanks for chiming in here!

Could you please expand why such a piece would be regarded by Balinese as "a keris that is shaped like a sword" rather than "a sword that is shaped like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By kai
Post Hello Lee, Thanks for showing this - seems we...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for showing this - seems we currently have a welcome flurry of spears! :)

This is certainly Indonesian, most probably from the Jawa/Bali nexus.

The methuk at the base of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By kai
Hello Tim, Very good example! I cannot offer any...

Hello Tim,

Very good example! I cannot offer any additional piece...

Please post a close-up of the wood, please!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By kai
Post Hello Tim, This is Karo rather than Toba. A...

Hello Tim,

This is Karo rather than Toba. A (lesser) status piece but IMVHO not only for ceremonial use...

Please post a close-up of the wood, please!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Tim, Very nice spear, indeed! The methuk...

Hello Tim,

Very nice spear, indeed!

The methuk seems separate? I'd lean towards the Jawa/Bali nexus.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,897
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Very good piece, Detlef! Good work: I knew there...

Very good piece, Detlef! Good work: I knew there were some nice laminations hiding... ;)

Interesting to see that the enlarged tip was planned for and not just forged out from uniform stock.

BTW,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, Yup, I'm fine with that, too......

Hello Detlef,


Yup, I'm fine with that, too... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By kai
Question Hello Henk, Wedung is a Javanese name. While...

Hello Henk,


Wedung is a Javanese name.

While the hilt may be related, I also doubt that Sevérin's blade is of primarily ceremonial function...

Could you post one of the long blades with fitting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Congrats, a really nice, complete example,...

Congrats, a really nice, complete example, Charles!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th March 2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,604
Posted By kai
Post Hello Apolaki, I'm still at a loss about the...

Hello Apolaki,

I'm still at a loss about the stench you report; rotten-egg smell is certainly not unheard of though. There is a reason why most of us do these things outside, in a shed or in some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 975
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Severin, Congrats, another great score!...

Hello Severin,

Congrats, another great score! Let me know, yadda, yadda... ;) :rolleyes: :o

The hilt is a very nice and example. Make sure that the broken part is wrapped separately during...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th March 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Julien, Sorry - very unlikely to happen...

Hello Julien,


Sorry - very unlikely to happen anytime soon... ;) :p


BTW, I believe the fittings are younger than the blade.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Very nice piece, Jose! Do the silver as well as...

Very nice piece, Jose!

Do the silver as well as the brass inlays have central dots from another alloy? Could you take a close-up, please?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By kai
Post Hello Nik, The blade and fittings are old (the...

Hello Nik,

The blade and fittings are old (the scabbard bindings probably replaced later) - looks Tausug.

Inlay is usually assumed to signify datu (or higher) status pieces. The brass here exhibits...
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