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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2022, 01:26 AM
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Posted By CharlesS
Thanks, guys! I am grateful for the input. I...

Thanks, guys! I am grateful for the input.

I noticed the loss of control in the pattern towards the middle of the blade and towards the tip. This loss of control is also seen in some Moro...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By CharlesS
David, I have added six pics to the initial post....

David, I have added six pics to the initial post. I hope you will find them helpful.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By CharlesS
I'd Like to Learn More About This Madura Keris

I recently acquired this Madura keris largely because of the unique pamor that in the center of the blade looks like twistcore forging. For members familiar with Moro twistcore, you will see this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By CharlesS
Peter, I can certainly see why this one would...

Peter, I can certainly see why this one would give you pause to rethink it, but I believe we can look at it safely as a gobang variant.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By CharlesS
I agree with both of the above. I would call it a...

I agree with both of the above. I would call it a Javanese gobang Bandung, from top to bottom, and a VERY nice one. Did you etch the blade, Peter?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By CharlesS
Two Magnificent Moro Kriss Blades

I was fortunate to recently acquire a couple of outstanding Moro krisses with especially unique, rare, and magnificently forged blades. The larger one here seems to have been forged in a pattern that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By CharlesS
Great piece Jim! Here are some curved...

Great piece Jim!

Here are some curved examples I had posted some time ago, but yours is more along the lines of a much more Ottoman-influenced sword.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,307
Posted By CharlesS
Hoping For Some Help Identifying the Origins of this SE Asian Highlands Weapon

I hesitate to use the word 'dha' or 'daab' here, but I am hoping someone can help me with identifying the origins of this most unusual, but very efficient, weapon that I believe is from the highlands...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By CharlesS
Great pick up Iain! Congrats! I especially love...

Great pick up Iain! Congrats! I especially love this scabbard style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By CharlesS
There are some good suggestions here for the...

There are some good suggestions here for the replacement of the green fabric. It is not terribly hard if you can find the right gauge of twine. You may have to paint and lacquer it once applied.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,544
Posted By CharlesS
I really like the hilt carving. I am mystified by...

I really like the hilt carving. I am mystified by the marks. Have you tried asking the "Borneo boys" on the Borneo FaceBook page?
Forum: Swap Forum 14th November 2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By CharlesS
The kriss is now sold.

The kriss is now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 13th November 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By CharlesS
This kriss is on hold.

This kriss is on hold.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By CharlesS
What a lovely unique piece! I agree with the...

What a lovely unique piece! I agree with the others, while it is tempting to want to call this a "clipped" barung, the curvature clearly makes that unrealistic. It's just a very unique piece!...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By CharlesS
David R, Congrats on your new purchase. That...

David R,

Congrats on your new purchase. That is an absolutely classic beladah belabang/parang nabor, and a beautiful one to boot!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,348
Posted By CharlesS
Sajen, is this a repurposed tombak? Very nicely...

Sajen, is this a repurposed tombak? Very nicely done.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By CharlesS
A Nice Bicol Minasbad With Unique Carving on the Scabbard

Here is a fine and rather rare example of a minasbad sword from Bicol in the N. Philippines. It is one of the best examples I have seen and dates to the late 19th-early 20th Century. The sword still...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th October 2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By CharlesS
Heavy Unusual Moro Kriss For Sale

This massive Moro kriss has a most unique handle done in a stylized form of an Indonesian jawa demam with the hilt's pommel pointing outside the hand. The pommel is a dense and heavy hardwood. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By CharlesS
Lovely example, and interesting with the sleeve...

Lovely example, and interesting with the sleeve at the forte.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By CharlesS
It really does, Ariel, but this pattern doesn’t...

It really does, Ariel, but this pattern doesn’t have the abrupt and well-defined “U-turn” that we would see on a more traditional “hairpin” pattern weld.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By CharlesS
Again, thanks guys! It’s rapidly becoming one of...

Again, thanks guys! It’s rapidly becoming one of my favorites!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By CharlesS
Thanks, guys...it was a very nice surprise!

Thanks, guys...it was a very nice surprise!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,228
Posted By CharlesS
A Beautifully Laminated Barong/Barung

This old Moro barong/barung is a recent purchase, and when it arrived it was a very nice surprise. I knew it was an old, perhaps 19th century, Tausug Moro or Samal Moro barong in a later,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By CharlesS
A Late Moro Sword With a Surprising Blade Profile

This Moro sword, likely from the 1950s or 60s, was collected by the FICAH International Foundation of Indonesian Culture and Asian Heritage, Hollenstedt (Germany), and more recently deaccessioned. It...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th August 2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
Posted By CharlesS
The dha is 'on hold'. The dha sword is now sold.

The dha is 'on hold'.
The dha sword is now sold.
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