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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By asomotif
Maybe someone used to working with silver can put...

Maybe someone used to working with silver can put the mendak back in shape
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By asomotif
I would leave the paint as it is. It looks like...

I would leave the paint as it is. It looks like old paint and old rattan to me.
Of course it is part of the history of the weapon.
The fact that we do'nt know why it was painted does not change that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By asomotif
The material reminds me of a mirror frame we had...

The material reminds me of a mirror frame we had from Morocco inlaid with.. camel bone.
No indications of ivory at all imho.
No schreger lines and the yellow colour would indicate a long storage...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By asomotif
Very nice for a not really experienced collector...

Very nice for a not really experienced collector !

I love the ganja iras blade.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By asomotif
Dear Jean, What is your estimate on the age of...

Dear Jean,

What is your estimate on the age of this keris and the fittings (handle / scabbard / selut) ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By asomotif
May I back up all the wow's and oh's and other...

May I back up all the wow's and oh's and other compliments.

What a job. Good to read that it took you a very long time, otherwise I would turn green with envy ;)

Wonderfull piece btw.

I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,036
Posted By asomotif
Nice comparison. But I do like Puccini. Comparing...

Nice comparison. But I do like Puccini. Comparing him with these chistmasy chinese bling daggers / letter openers does not do him justice... :mad: ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By asomotif
Looks like skulators pizza cutter :eek: ie....

Looks like skulators pizza cutter :eek:

ie. fantasy thing imho. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By asomotif
Good evening, That is indeed an intersting sikin...

Good evening,

That is indeed an intersting sikin panjang.
There is not much to add to everthing that Kai has mentioned.

If possible, I would like to see pictures of the hilt in a normal upright...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By asomotif
:)

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By asomotif
It is the techniques, form and style that are...

It is the techniques, form and style that are puzzling me.

The casted hilt, rivited with 2 rivits
The scabbard of brass, made of 2 halves and soldered together
The kala (?) head at the bottom, also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By asomotif
Do you have a picture of the complete weapon in...

Do you have a picture of the complete weapon in the scabbard and out of the scabbard ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By asomotif
Interesting : If it is well made it can't be for...

Interesting : If it is well made it can't be for tourists ?
If it is well made and appears often it is a tourist item ?

I have never seen a sword like this before.
The craftmenship does not look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By asomotif
Hmmm... this eagle pommel sword is a "shaver...

Hmmm... this eagle pommel sword is a "shaver cool" sword.
The sticky thread is not working, but here is some info.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14117&highlight=shaver+kool
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,456
Posted By asomotif
That is quite specific Kai, what source do you...

That is quite specific Kai, what source do you have for this region ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By asomotif
I don't think you should see this as a Kayan...

I don't think you should see this as a Kayan weapon.
The floral motifs suggest a muslim background as they were/are not allowed to depict animals / humans / spirits etc.
But it is a mandau :)

Here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By asomotif
Thank you Jeff for sharing pictures of the front...

Thank you Jeff for sharing pictures of the front side scabbard and the back side of the blade.

Based on all the floral decoration and the fact that the hollow side of the blade is made by stock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By asomotif
Nice book, Hornbill and Dragon. There is one in...

Nice book, Hornbill and Dragon.
There is one in the swap section :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By asomotif
Hello Jeff, More pictures would be nice. Do you...

Hello Jeff,

More pictures would be nice. Do you own the mandau ?

Koetei / Kutai region comes in mind, based on blade and hilt combi, floral motives.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,973
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, The hilt and scabbard are very...

Hello Detlef,

The hilt and scabbard are very different in style and craftmanship. So I think the handle was added later. Which is not a bad thing persť.

@ Francantolin, do you have a picture of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,492
Posted By asomotif
Are they eating with chop sticks yet ?

Are they eating with chop sticks yet ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,168
Posted By asomotif
Nice one, I saw it too. Don't know much about...

Nice one, I saw it too.
Don't know much about them, but I like the disc/guard. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,019
Posted By asomotif
Same here. Rhino, fairly frequently used for...

Same here. Rhino, fairly frequently used for sewars :confused:
I am a bit of a newby in collecting indonesian arms, and maybe Detlef hasn't seen that many sewars either :rolleyes:

Marius, no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,973
Posted By asomotif
Yep, I do.

Yep, I do.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,018
Posted By asomotif
India is a fast growing economy with some very...

India is a fast growing economy with some very wealthy people.
This piece might well be bought by an indian who wants his history back :shrug:
The same happens with chinese collectors buying china...
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