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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2022, 09:58 PM
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Posted By David
I would say that yes, it is ivory, though i don't...

I would say that yes, it is ivory, though i don't think it is elephant. Possibly whale tooth?
Shame about the damage.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2022, 09:53 PM
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Views: 576
Posted By David
Was he doing some kind of repair to this blade? I...

Was he doing some kind of repair to this blade? I have never seen a smith forging after the handle has been placed.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2022, 03:45 PM
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Views: 372
Posted By David
I'm not at all certain about the UK rulings on...

I'm not at all certain about the UK rulings on this, but i believe that in most other places marine ivory is dealt with in the same manner as elephant ivory.
It should also be noted that in most...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By David
This keris is no longer being offered for sale,...

This keris is no longer being offered for sale, so please continue the conversation. Thanks! :)
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 24th June 2022, 04:59 PM
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Posted By David
Thanks Sid! :)

Thanks Sid! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By David
I think this blade is almost certainly laminated...

I think this blade is almost certainly laminated given it's age (late 19th century?). But that does not mean there is an attractive pattern. Moro blades were not usually constructed this way to have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2022, 07:33 PM
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Views: 383
Posted By David
Thanks Gustav. I am currently laid up with an...

Thanks Gustav. I am currently laid up with an awful cold (tested negative for Covid, but still pretty nasty), so my head is a bit foggy. I thought i had seen this keris before.
Sid, please review...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By David
Thanks Anthony. The images are a little better to...

Thanks Anthony. The images are a little better to read in the PDF.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By David
Sid, your photos from Alan's catalog don't seem...

Sid, your photos from Alan's catalog don't seem to have attached, though i am uncertain how you downloaded photos from that page since i think there is a lock on that and i am also concerned that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd June 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By David
Yes, my guess would also be that this was made...

Yes, my guess would also be that this was made for the market more that for cultural use. Any photos of wood working from the Congo showing similar motifs?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd June 2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By David
I would also be interested in the source for this...

I would also be interested in the source for this information and would live to be able to view the images with better resolution. The chart would be much more valuable if i could see the details in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st June 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By David
Maybe. But the metal wrapped point on the bottom...

Maybe. But the metal wrapped point on the bottom gives me the impression that it is meant to be stuck into the ground like a stake of some kind.
What do you think about origin? Any recognizable...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By David
Phurba-like possibly Africa Thing-a-jawhatsit

A friend of mine recently could resist this at a local flea market. Anyone have any ideas about origin and purpose. It reminds me of a wooden phurba, but it's not Tibetan. The faces look a bit like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By David
Nobody seems to have seen such a motif Anthony....

Nobody seems to have seen such a motif Anthony. At least there have been no answers to your query yet.
What brings up the question to begin with?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By David
Yes, no doubt there are valid finds all over the...

Yes, no doubt there are valid finds all over the area all the time. But as you not, these river find seem fairly recent. But they have clearly found their market with them. I see much excitement...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By David
This seems like a very good analogy Alan. ...

This seems like a very good analogy Alan.
Milandro, while i see why Jag's questions brought up the concept of river finds and digging up keris with metal detectors, i believe this is a bit of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By David
I also must say that i have tried to search out...

I also must say that i have tried to search out old images of Moro warriors with their kris blades exposed and while i may have seen a couple that look like they may have been darkened with etchants...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,048
Posted By David
Bugis keris are not my main pursuit, but no, i do...

Bugis keris are not my main pursuit, but no, i do not believe one needs to notch the wood to prevent a simple cord Passio Sumange from sliding off. In the first link about Passio Sumange that i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By David
Beautiful "archaic" style kris. I don't know...

Beautiful "archaic" style kris.
I don't know what you found when you looked up how to etch blades, but generally the etch done on Moro blades is a light etch. When i have done this i have used...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,436
Posted By David
Well played Kai, thanks! ;)

Well played Kai, thanks! ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,048
Posted By David
I not at all sure what was going on with this...

I not at all sure what was going on with this particular sheath Milandro. Whatever was here is not the same kind of wrap that i posted on my keris above, which i believe is meant to preserve the stem...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,103
Posted By David
Actually no. From the start we have reserved this...

Actually no. From the start we have reserved this forum solely for the discussion of keris and keris related subjects. But is is an interesting pedang and you should start a separate thread about it...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By David
Crossbowmaker, i believe Fernando has a point...

Crossbowmaker, i believe Fernando has a point about your needs and what this particular forum is focussed on not really being in sync.
Are you familiar with this site. I think it might be more what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By David
As with many things Indonesian there is probably...

As with many things Indonesian there is probably more than one meaning at work here, but i believe that what you refer to is probably firstly meant to represent the Tumpal Throne that we see in many...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By David
I agree with Rick. Generally fangs designate a...

I agree with Rick. Generally fangs designate a figure as a “demon” so I would be likely to place this one there.
We have had the discussion numerous times regarding the difficulty in making positive...
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