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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Another of the old guard has passed

I felt other members or moderators may have picked up on this :(
Images and details courtesy of VK Kunwor.

From the Facebook International Kukri Research & Historical Society page.

Dear friends...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 774
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Amen to that. PM for your queries, I am mailing...

Amen to that.

PM for your queries, I am mailing out weekly and receiving often too. No hurdle too large that it cannot be managed easily and with current systems and restrictions in place, its all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Please do share images as time allows. Gavin

Please do share images as time allows.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Dave, That's a nice knife. I've enjoyed your...

Dave,

That's a nice knife. I've enjoyed your online collection when looking in to these knives in the past.

Question; Is yours Bukhara or further east in to Uyghur regions?

In answer to your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Indeed. All Thereto I have seen are wrapping of...

Indeed. All Thereto I have seen are wrapping of several different kinds of fabric or twine, many with this area of the upoko completely covered by the Thereto.

Given the shape of the Taiaha's upoko...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Pinocchio, Perhaps an anchor point for cord to...

Pinocchio,

Perhaps an anchor point for cord to retain such embellishments in place :shrug:

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Alan, Thank you. It will be a welcome trip from...

Alan, Thank you.

It will be a welcome trip from Springwood to your stunning part of the world... a well deserved over night beach break if you can make recommendations.

Bjorn, Thank you.

I'm not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Alan, Thank you very much for your supporting...

Alan,

Thank you very much for your supporting insight in to this wonderful old Keris.

If COVID ever ends I'd be more happy to provide you with this Keris in the hand to enjoy. We've family in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you Motan. A bush perhaps :shrug: Or a...

Thank you Motan. A bush perhaps :shrug: Or a tree with a small burl growing on it :shrug:
It is an interesting pursuit pondering the possibilities.



You raise some good points there Ariel,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Old Java Keris ???

I know very little about keris, even less where Java Keris are concerned. Some years ago I shared this with a member. To my surprise he placed this in the 17th century.

It seems to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you Ariel. A quick look reveals some...

Thank you Ariel. A quick look reveals some stunning timbers.



Thank you Ren Ren. I agree, modern makers seem to have lost all flair and do not deviate from what their peers are doing nor look to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you mariusgmioc. By repute from the...

Thank you mariusgmioc. By repute from the region, the blade surfaces do likely hide a Central Asian wootz... this one I prefer to leave as is though
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Rick, It's a burl timber. I can't find...

Thanks Rick,

It's a burl timber.

I can't find any literature that specifically identifies the timber types used in sword and knife making :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Gavin Nugent
A personal favourite, Uzbek knife

I'm often asked what it is that I collect... I probably collect way too many things in some peoples eyes, perhaps not enough in others and am forever asked why on earth did I sell this or did I sell...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ariel, Standing on the outside looking in,...

Ariel,

Standing on the outside looking in, perhaps the gazelle :shrug:

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By Gavin Nugent
The art retained

Nice to see traditions continued.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Qa3RTRor4

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Ian, That scabbard is almost "shaver...

Thanks Ian,

That scabbard is almost "shaver cool"... yep I said it :shrug: far too modern to gauge origins IMHO, perhaps a form seen all over the island :shrug:

I feel there is mostly agreement on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Alex, That is a super nice example. I've...

Alex,

That is a super nice example.

I've attached two below to show the wonderful variances found in the type and also display one of the sheath types in tooled leather that can also sometimes be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Ian, I beg to differ. Those pictured, 265,...

Hi Ian,

I beg to differ. Those pictured, 265, 267, the cutting is on the inside curve.

All those I've owned and sold of that particular type from Betel nut size to sword size and those still with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By Gavin Nugent
A little known British Museum Malaysian Collection

A little known collection in the British Museum.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG122430

Click on related objects for the collection and each image if they interest you.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ian, With respect to the blades, and it has not...

Ian,

With respect to the blades, and it has not been quantified by Charles, but at face value looking at the scabbard, the blade is not on the inner curved edge but the outer edge :shrug:

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Gavin Nugent
My gut feel is minangkabau Betel nut knife.

My gut feel is minangkabau Betel nut knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By Gavin Nugent
From another post Ariel. I can't reference it,...

From another post Ariel.



I can't reference it, I lent it and others out just last night!!!

This is the thread to lead down rabbit warrens... Ex Hales, seen on page 218, similar seen on page 228...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Ariel, Is the pommel cloven like the Afghan...

Ariel,

Is the pommel cloven like the Afghan sabres?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By Gavin Nugent
An interesting combination of styles... I don't...

An interesting combination of styles... I don't think your mind will rest...

At face value, Algeria in style all the way... then you break down the components...

Scabbard drag you note as Indian,...
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