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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Congrats, that's another good...

Hello Detlef,

Congrats, that's another good grab!

Yes, definitely a Batak piso. As you mentioned, this blade belongs to a family including sewar-like pieces and what the coastal Malay of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By kai
Hello Marius, As of this very auction, the...

Hello Marius,

As of this very auction, the shipping expenses are paid directly to the shipping company (separately invoiced from the auction results). Thus, the recipient does enter a separate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By kai
Hello Nik, I certainly understand your...

Hello Nik,

I certainly understand your frustration!

However, after the delay due to the late goverment approvals due to changes in their processes, we have to realize that this additional delay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By kai
Smile Yes, that's an interesting one, also with the...

Yes, that's an interesting one, also with the rather short extension. Seems you also got another nice garab - let me know whenever you decide to let either go, please. ;)

The other pira exhibits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, Pretty much along the same...

Hello Detlef,


Pretty much along the same lines as the 2 posted in this thread:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25047 ;)

Name will very likely depend on the ethnic group (once...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By kai
Post Nice one, Detlef! Let me know... ;)...

Nice one, Detlef!

Let me know... ;) :rolleyes:

Yup, I agree with attributing this to Sulawesi, most likely from one of the southern peninsulas.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By kai
Question Thanks, Carlos! I agree that this piece does...

Thanks, Carlos!

I agree that this piece does not seem to originate from the Philippines.

The hilt certainly does not look like bunti/banati to me.

At the moment, I can't offer any convincing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 27,156
Posted By kai
Post Thanks! Another nice example from the first half...

Thanks! Another nice example from the first half of the 20th century; the blade seems to be of above-average quality and could be an older, antique piece that got rehilted. The scabbard does seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 27,156
Posted By kai
Welcome to the forum! That's a neat...

Welcome to the forum!

That's a neat collection for a start - especially the series of slender barung which all seem to hail from the first half of the 20th century.

The first looks like an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,466
Posted By kai
Post Hello Xas, Thanks for reminding me... ;)...

Hello Xas,

Thanks for reminding me... ;) :rolleyes:

I believe this is a genuine antique blade that got redressed some time during the 20th century: the ferrule might be original, the hilt and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By kai
Post 2 neat barung - if you ever decide to part with...

2 neat barung - if you ever decide to part with the second one... ;)

If not cared well for, the wood usually needs some nourishment; this enhances the chatoyancy and also helps to prevent (or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By kai
Nice one, Carlos! Definitely not a Panabas...

Nice one, Carlos!

Definitely not a Panabas but a smaller tool for chopping; that's an interesting forward angle between edge and hilt.

Dimensions including blade thickness would be great to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,307
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks a lot, Lee! Https is certainly not...

Thanks a lot, Lee!

Https is certainly not needed for any intermediate changes but would be highly appreciated to have with the future .org reincarnation. I always cringe when having to send...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,307
Posted By kai
Global Treasure in my book! ;)

Global Treasure in my book! ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 27,156
Posted By kai
Post Welcome to the forum! More pics and specs of...

Welcome to the forum!

More pics and specs of the blade would be good.

The hilt and scabbard are likely Maranao work from after WWII.

The blade might also be Maranao but difficult to tell...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,307
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks very much for all your efforts and...

Thanks very much for all your efforts and support, Lee!

A move that would allow for continuous updates (as well as https) would be really great to secure the extremely valuable resource the forums...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Welcome to the forum, Tipus! This sword...

Welcome to the forum, Tipus!

This sword seems to be related to one or likely two pattern(s) of swords (exhibiting quite some diversity) already discussed in these threads:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,364
Posted By kai
Question And another example possibly related:...

And another example possibly related: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26861

The knuckle guard seems to be unique with (now missing) scales attached to it originally. Were these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,202
Posted By kai
Post And another example that might possibly be...

And another example that might possibly be related: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26861

The knuckle guard seems to be unique with (now missing) scales attached to it originally....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,364
Posted By kai
Post I haven't updated this thread for quite a while. ...

I haven't updated this thread for quite a while.

As possible origins within southern India, there have been suggestions to a link to the late Vijayanagar empire and/or possibly local kingdoms...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By kai
Red face Hello Nik, If I understand correctly, this...

Hello Nik,

If I understand correctly, this is a glitch by FedEx who changed their rules without notice; they have been doing this before (in the US and elsewhere). Thus, the sender has to find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Mike, I'm not picking on anyone but...

Hello Mike,


I'm not picking on anyone but I certainly would like to understand the reasoning rather than opting for the easy way out and agreeing to disagree.

Thus, I'd be very keen to hear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By kai
I mentioned Mindanao (i.e. short blades even...

I mentioned Mindanao (i.e. short blades even known from a region with a clear tendency for longer blades) but did not refer to the piece under discussion.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By kai
Question Hello Mike, I'd love to hear some reasons...

Hello Mike,


I'd love to hear some reasons for this estimate - I tried to give some reasoning for my suggestion. ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Rob, I was referring to the hilt...

Hello Rob,

I was referring to the hilt scales shown in the youtube video! :eek: :shrug:

It might be possible to stabilize the horn scales with epoxy and applying pressure; not sure if this...
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