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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2021, 03:18 AM
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Posted By David
Thanks! A lovely grouping! :)

Thanks! A lovely grouping! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By David
This is extraordinary modern craftsmanship....

This is extraordinary modern craftsmanship. Beautiful! Congratulations on acquiring this keris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By David
Yes, Carl Mydans was indeed an excellent...

Yes, Carl Mydans was indeed an excellent photographer and this series of images would have been done for Life Magazine. Carl is also known for excellent work for the Farm Security Association (FSA)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By David
Alan, can i assume you were addressing the wedung...

Alan, can i assume you were addressing the wedung in Marius' post #3?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By David
Well, i couldn't say for sure that this hilt...

Well, i couldn't say for sure that this hilt isn't suitable for any keris. My early response in regards to this was only to say that a hilt can never really be used as an indication of the origin of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By David
Well the hilt confuses me. It looks to be metal....

Well the hilt confuses me. It looks to be metal. Brass? I don't think the hilt can be particularly helpful identifying the origin of the blade however. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By David
Some good photos of the crack would probably aid...

Some good photos of the crack would probably aid a discussion. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By David
Hi Alan. Yep, i agree about the possible Covid...

Hi Alan. Yep, i agree about the possible Covid malaise which seems to have descended upon the forum. :(
While i love a good guessing game i am afraid i would not want to say too much based upon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By David
Marbel, thanks for clarifying your opening post....

Marbel, thanks for clarifying your opening post. As i noted, i am well aware that the Tboli people prized the Moro blades, but generally, once such blades were brought into the culture they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By David
I agree this is not a keris and i am moving it to...

I agree this is not a keris and i am moving it to the Ethno section for further discussion. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By David
Marbel, i don't see anything Tboli about this...

Marbel, i don't see anything Tboli about this Moro kris. I have seen such blade fall into possession of other Philippines cultural groups and they are then given hilt and other dress treatments from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,724
Posted By David
Gentlemen, the moderation staff thinks this...

Gentlemen, the moderation staff thinks this thread has gone about as far as it can in regards to any more useful information on this subject. Hopefully this will all sort itself out over time. Best...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,724
Posted By David
I have to say that i find this response...

I have to say that i find this response disturbing. Your dealing has been with the auction house and you did not choose your own shipping, did you? Czerny should accept responsibility for this. They...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,939
Posted By David
Agreed. This is very clearly elephant ivory and...

Agreed. This is very clearly elephant ivory and the Schreger lines are quite evident.
As was mentioned earlier in this thread, only elephant ivory displays Schreger lines.
Technically speaking i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,830
Posted By David
Agreed Jean. If you have any useful tips for...

Agreed Jean. If you have any useful tips for releasing stuck sheaths or hilts that we have not already covered pleas feel free to share them. But i believe we have covered these issued pretty...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,830
Posted By David
Actually Mickey, i understood quite clearly what...

Actually Mickey, i understood quite clearly what you said and what you meant. I happen to disagreed with your advice to surgi and felt obligated to express my own opinion. As for your admission that...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th May 2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By David
David, as you probably know, Moro Swords is a...

David, as you probably know, Moro Swords is a very difficult title to find. If you have done some internet searching you have probably seen that one of the only available copies of this book can be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By David
Nice chopper! I am chiming in here with no real...

Nice chopper! I am chiming in here with no real knowledge if this piece, but my gut puts me in Ian's camp, that this is probably not from the Philippines, but more likely somewhere in Indonesia. ...
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd May 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By David
David, i am re-directing this inquiry to the...

David, i am re-directing this inquiry to the regular Swap Forum. The keris swap is only for items related to Indonesian keris, not Moro. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By David
Glad to hear you have enjoyed it. While i do not...

Glad to hear you have enjoyed it. While i do not believe we should accept it as history per se, a great deal of it is surprising historically accurate. In all probability the language used is not,...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By David
Get topic Jim! I do understand why you thought...

Get topic Jim!
I do understand why you thought to post this in the European section since your example of this historic weapon seems t have been made in London, but the Colt M1851 is such an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By David
Care to elaborate? :)

Care to elaborate? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,258
Posted By David
Thanks Lee!

Thanks Lee!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By David
Might be aluminum fittings on the hilt and cross...

Might be aluminum fittings on the hilt and cross piece. The fittings on the sheath do not look like aluminum. But i agree with the mid-20th century dating.
A nice laminated blade with a strong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By David
Josť, i certainly was not suggesting the use of...

Josť, i certainly was not suggesting the use of the jewelers cloth for the steel blade. LOL! :D
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