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Old 24th April 2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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As promised, here are pics of my new Kampilan.
History is: picked (not by me) from an estate/garage sale of a Vet who got it from a Castle in France during WWII. Length is 41", blade 31.5". After the initial minor cleanup, there are brass inlays the length of the spine and silver inlays near the tip. There was dark red hair in the handle at one point. Still some remnants.
Comments? I'm quite pleased with this piece and for a reasonable price.
I'll post more pics after this post goes up.
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Old 25th April 2010, 02:23 AM   #2
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I look forward to viewing the images.

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Old 25th April 2010, 02:25 AM   #3
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My apologies, my files were too big to upload. Attempting to resize them.
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Old 25th April 2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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I am sure that you can find a free tool for resize pictures. Use google.

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Old 25th April 2010, 03:23 PM   #5
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My apologies, my files were too big to upload. Attempting to resize them.


www.irfanview.com

Free and easy !
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Old 25th April 2010, 05:56 PM   #6
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Free and easy !


I love irfan view! I've been using this program for 10 years now. Simple and easy. Allows you to do resizing by the bulk also.
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Old 25th April 2010, 06:27 PM   #7
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Awesome Rick, thanks. I was going crazy trying to figure it out. At work, it's no problem.
OK, let's try this again. Hopefully I got it right. Appreciate the patience.
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Old 25th April 2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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and the rest!
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Old 25th April 2010, 06:34 PM   #9
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Old 25th April 2010, 07:26 PM   #10
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Interesting piece. Missing the hair,the eyes, and the staple (perhaps on both sides of crossguard). A good polish would bring out the silver inlay. Brass chased cap on the middle of the crossguard is unusual and nice. May be laminated. Probably Maranao tribe. Congrats!
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Old 25th April 2010, 07:56 PM   #11
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thanks, I'm quite pleased.
yes, the brass plate is certainly a plus and a surprise. I got this on Craigslist and the pics did not display enough detail. "with great risk comes great reward!"
I already have plans to replace the hair and am considering the staple.
Haven't settled on a full cleaning of the blade or just minor. the possible lamination may decide that
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Old 25th April 2010, 09:31 PM   #12
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Congrats, nice kamp! After some restore work it will look great. I also like the plate.

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thanks, I'm quite pleased.
yes, the brass plate is certainly a plus and a surprise. I got this on Craigslist and the pics did not display enough detail. "with great risk comes great reward!"
I already have plans to replace the hair and am considering the staple.
Haven't settled on a full cleaning of the blade or just minor. the possible lamination may decide that


Nice find and worthy of a conservative restore.
I think the blade will show a few nice surprises if fully cleaned.
I look forward to your finished touches.

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Old 2nd May 2010, 08:39 PM   #14
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OK, here's a few pics after my initial "soft touch" cleanup. Only used mild oil on the handle and blade.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 08:44 PM   #15
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It's looking better already. Like everyone, I too like that copper plate on the handguard.

Can you post photos of the kris. It looks like a nice one.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 08:46 PM   #16
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Ah yes, that is my son's kris. I was taking pics of it for a friend.
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Here are the pics. It did not look this good initially. Was heavily rusted and bent.
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Nice kris wih brass, silver, horn, and low grade silver-copper alloy. Have you etched it yet?
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wow, that's a vast improvement already! nice!
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Nice kris wih brass, silver, horn, and low grade silver-copper alloy. Have you etched it yet?


Thanks!
Not yet, but I plan to at some point later on. It will let me know when it is time.
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wow, that's a vast improvement already! nice!


Thanks! I'm still thinking on how far to take the restoration yet.
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That is a nice kris. Love that okir work. Would like to see it etched.
Any before photos when it was rusty and bent. Your son is lucky.
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That is a nice kris. Love that okir work. Would like to see it etched.
Any before photos when it was rusty and bent. Your son is lucky.


Should be able to post some later this week. Leaving out of town on bisiness shortly. Yes, he initially wanted a Kampilan. The kris came along first
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Nice kris wih brass, silver, horn, and low grade silver-copper alloy. Have you etched it yet?

I wonder if the baca-baca might not be swaasa. I have a kris with a very similar one that i am fairly convinced is.
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