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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 10:51 PM
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Posted By David
I believe there are two distinct categories for...

I believe there are two distinct categories for siraui knives. Some are obviously made to be weapons while a larger percentage of them seem to be more likely only utility knives. These seem more like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By David
Gentlemen, i do realize that there is not really...

Gentlemen, i do realize that there is not really a great deal of verifiable information available to us from the time these blades were in actual use. Many theories about the significances of these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By David
Well, i would not say that lack of tarnish alone...

Well, i would not say that lack of tarnish alone means their is gold content. I just suggested that it could indicate the metal was suassa. You would have to have it tested to be sure.
I suppose...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By David
Wayne, i do, of course realize that you are being...

Wayne, i do, of course realize that you are being funny here, but as a huge fan of Theodore Sturgeon i do feel somewhat obliged to point out that he was a great science FICTION writer, not scientist....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By David
Nice kris. I don't think you have a twisted...

Nice kris.
I don't think you have a twisted core, but there seems to be some activity in the center. I would try to etch the blade a little with a vinegar solution to see what you've got there. If...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By David
Anthony, since this is not keris related i am...

Anthony, since this is not keris related i am moving it to the Ethno Forum. Though i do believe this topic was pretty well covered in the thread Wayne linked to. I believe you can find numerous...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By David
Thanks for showing that beautiful keris. :) You...

Thanks for showing that beautiful keris. :)
You haven't yet, and that is probably by intent, but are you willing to make any comments about the push dagger this young smith claims has retained the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By David
Thanks for the article. What there is of it....

Thanks for the article. What there is of it. Frankly it is not at all in depth and everything in it is prefaced with "according to Tristan". Far be it from me to doubt the word of a 17 yr. old boy,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By David
Hi Nik! I believe this is a Balinese ceremony....

Hi Nik!
I believe this is a Balinese ceremony. This seems to be something similar to what is acted out in the keris dances (a part of the Barong Dance) a classic battle between good and evil. This...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By David
Thanks for the link. Talented kid indeed....

Thanks for the link. Talented kid indeed. However, i don't see anything on his site about that particular push dagger being made with meteoric ore or that it displays a Widmanstätten pattern. I went...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By David
Thanks for digging up those pics from Blade...

Thanks for digging up those pics from Blade Magazine. Honestly that doesn't really look like a Widmanstätten pattern to me, but i suppose that might possibly be what happens when you hammer a thin...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By David
Just a word on meteoric material and keris. As...

Just a word on meteoric material and keris. As has been pointed out, once forged into a blade you cannot really tell if meteoric iron was used. I am afraid you will have to show me a blade that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,706
Posted By David
Copied or moved completely. These are European...

Copied or moved completely. These are European knives after all, yes?
Very nice example i suspect, though i don't know much about these. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By David
Well, right off the top of my head it could have...

Well, right off the top of my head it could have been made for a child or there may have been some symbolic or ritual use. We might be able to expand these possibilities with further thought.
I also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By David
A kantana? The blade reminds me much more of a...

A kantana? The blade reminds me much more of a Dutch Klewang, which were all over Indonesia for a time. Not a good functional one, of course, but as Peter suggested, this sword was probably more for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By David
Yes Ian, and with the right training i could kill...

Yes Ian, and with the right training i could kill someone with a razor blade and a bit of luck. But i believe what we are trying to determine is whether this is a weapon or a souvenir. As a weapon a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By David
No one ever suggested this was a Japanese sword....

No one ever suggested this was a Japanese sword. Peter identified this as a JAVANESE sword. I'm not sure why everyone seems to have dismissed this notion. Peter is fairly well versed in Indonesian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By David
That's a nice little item you have there. I'm...

That's a nice little item you have there. I'm pretty much in line with what Detlef stated about dating, though i'm not convinced "souvenir" is definitely the case. While this little dagger isn't a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By David
While somewhat similar in shape, i am not sure...

While somewhat similar in shape, i am not sure that this hilt form you show can be classified as Janggelan. Maybe others have a different opinion.
Here is an excellent thread to show collections of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,914
Posted By David
True Alan, i would like to see the sheaths used...

True Alan, i would like to see the sheaths used by dancers and actors to truly confirm that they were indeed used by them. However, what i do see in Anthony's 1941 image is again the use of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,914
Posted By David
Nice photo Gavin. Most of the the photos i can...

Nice photo Gavin. Most of the the photos i can find on the web of dancers with keris do not show the sarung. But from the hilts it is clear to see that they don't use the same figurative hilt that is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By David
True, the pendok might have been added to cover...

True, the pendok might have been added to cover up damage.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,914
Posted By David
Hi Alan. I completely agree with you that this...

Hi Alan. I completely agree with you that this re-dressing this keris doesn't make too much sense, especially if the sheaths made specifically to accommodate this blade or re-fitted well to accept...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd October 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,607
Posted By David
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MmDebC1Zc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MmDebC1Zc
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By David
I agree with Jean that this is a fair example of...

I agree with Jean that this is a fair example of an old East Jawa/Madura keris. But for my money it would look nicer without the mismatched "lipstick". If the bands on the gandar are not functional...
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