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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Athanase
The close-up, sorry I didn't manage to do better....

The close-up, sorry I didn't manage to do better. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Athanase
Thanks a lot for your answers. :) I'm waiting...

Thanks a lot for your answers. :)
I'm waiting for a much more typical Lopah Petawaran that should arrive in a week or two.
I would try to make the photos in the week. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Athanase
Name of tow Batak Knives

Hello,

I recently acquired these two Batak knives which I don't know either the name or the function.

The first has a handle similar to some Lopah Petawaran seen on the internet but the blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Athanase
Thank you very much for these answers. The Semar...

Thank you very much for these answers.
The Semar is made of damask steel and both are very sharp. I think they could cut ropes without problems. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Athanase
OK, thanks. The problem with this kind of unusual...

OK, thanks.
The problem with this kind of unusual find is that it's often very difficult to find information on it. Especially if you aren't from the culture that produces its items.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Athanase
Thank you. I didn' choose this kriss for its...

Thank you.
I didn' choose this kriss for its blade, but for the Kagok handle (my first when I bought it) and the original shape of the scabbard (and a low price ...)
It may not be first quality but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Athanase
Nobody knows any information on it? Are they...

Nobody knows any information on it?
Are they souvenirs for tourists?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Athanase
East Java? or Madura? Keris with strange Wrangka

Hello,

I have this very simple keris with atypical Wrangka.
The Kagok hilt and blade are very simple, the mendak is made of copper.
The seller dated the Kriss of the 1920s.

What is the origin of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Athanase
Miniature Bali Belakas Pengentas??

Hello,

I found this two miniature axes at the same antique dealer.
It looks a lot like Pengentas Belakas but much smaller ones.
The sharp edges are very sharp and that with the "Semar"? is a damask...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 941
Posted By Athanase
For me it's his knee.

For me it's his knee.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 941
Posted By Athanase
Ok thank-you. It's very good news, I'm very happy...

Ok thank-you.
It's very good news, I'm very happy because I bought it at a very moderate price from blurred photo. It was a winning bet. :D
Here is an overview of the kriss. The blade presents 2...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 941
Posted By Athanase
Cirebon hilt?

Hello,

Here is the grip of my new Kriss.
The sheath is very much worn (it is broken and half of the wrangka is missing) but it looks like Cirebon's style.
I think the handle comes from the north of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Athanase
Betel Knife from Bali (or lombok?)

Hello,

Here are two betel knives for comment.
At first I thought it was a Tiuk Pengenta type knife, but then I discovered a very similar copy in Heny Brownrigg's book: Betel Cutters.
The handle was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Athanase
Can you do a close up of the scabbard please? In...

Can you do a close up of the scabbard please?
In the overall picture I have the impression that the quality of the work of the sleeve is different from that of the handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd October 2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Athanase
Maybe Nepal?

Maybe Nepal?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th October 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Athanase
Maybe Timor? :confused: For me is not very old...

Maybe Timor? :confused:
For me is not very old (1700 - Today)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Athanase
North Borneo Parang

Hello,

I'm not sure of the origin of this parang.
This parang seems to be a utilitarian object (a working machete) and not a weapon.
I have no idea of his age but it seems to be quite old.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By Athanase
Hello, I have a very similar saber, also without...

Hello,

I have a very similar saber, also without scabbard.
The handle is in horn, covered with silver embossed and gilded, and a base in coper alloy (Suassa?). The blade, flexible, is made of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By Athanase
Thanks for this topic. Here is a...

Thanks for this topic.
Here is a "tombak" of the 1990s that I bought a few years ago.
I thought it totally fanciful and intended only for tourists but thanks to this conversation I discovered that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By Athanase
For comparison here are pictures of my The copper...

For comparison here are pictures of my
The copper coins on the Kabeala are dated 1945
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By Athanase
Hello, I have only 2 knive and one Kabeala, all...

Hello,
I have only 2 knive and one Kabeala, all are recent (between 1945 and 1990) and all in Bondokodi style. But they are never cut-out on the backside of scabbard mouth.
But I noticed that this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Athanase
Thank you Seerp Visser! ;) :) Even I who am...

Thank you Seerp Visser! ;) :)




Even I who am still far from being a specialist I could correct very numerous errors and bring precision.
There is in reserve widely of which to go up a temporary...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Athanase
Sorry, but the links on the forum are not the...

Sorry, but the links on the forum are not the links I copied / pasted.
It bugged somewhere.
I will put the right link back, but it will have to copy collet manually, and the normally it should be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Athanase
Keris and Indonésian weapons of the Branly Museum (Paris)

Hello,
Here is a link that will interest some of you.
These are the collections of the Musée Branly in Paris. This rich ethnographic museum shows one or two Indonesian weapons in showcase while...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Athanase
The handle on yours and the other one you missed...

The handle on yours and the other one you missed show Makara, not a tiger

Ok,
In my head I understood that the makara was only an animal with a more protruding mouth and trunk with a more demonic...
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