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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 09:23 PM
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Posted By David
Thanks Alan. As can sometimes be the case,...

Thanks Alan. As can sometimes be the case, knowing the name of something can sometimes help us understand the thing itself. Up until now no one seemed to know this name in this group (or anything...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 05:24 PM
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Posted By David
Here are a couple of bows from the same area that...

Here are a couple of bows from the same area that seem to use arrows. Very similar to the original one shown in this thread. I'm not sure if they are wall hangers or not, but i suspect they may well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 05:22 PM
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Posted By David
I don't think this is a pellet bow as the string...

I don't think this is a pellet bow as the string is not correct. Here are a couple of pellet bows and they use a double string.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 05:10 PM
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Posted By David
This symbol on this particular wedhung sheath is...

This symbol on this particular wedhung sheath is not a one-off. It can be found again and again on numerous different examples of court wedhung. So this is certainly not the case of a single...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By David
You may be right about some of these, but if you...

You may be right about some of these, but if you look closely at the photo there is at least on actual glass bead (with a hole through it) that has been placed in one of the settings, i assume to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2022, 09:59 PM
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Posted By David
It is obviously quite a bit shorter than the...

It is obviously quite a bit shorter than the sheath. Are you suspecting this could be a Javanese blade Alan?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By David
Well, it is indeed a nice example of the classic...

Well, it is indeed a nice example of the classic late 19th century Bali keris form.
I can only assume you are kidding about the "amazing handle and sheath" part.
If this were mine i believe the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By David
It could happen one day. This keris needs a bit...

It could happen one day. This keris needs a bit before it would be ready for court wear anyway. I found it rusting away in a curio shop window with no sheath. So that is more likely a necessity...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 07:54 PM
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Posted By David
I have a similar hilt that shows a Ganesha like...

I have a similar hilt that shows a Ganesha like face with the right hand position of Nawa Sari. While my blade is indeed an older one i suspect the hilt is likely kamardikan, so may be like this one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By David
I am reviving this old thread because i...

I am reviving this old thread because i accidentally stumbled upon some information that i don't believe has been stated here before. The question surrounding the ornamentation on this sheath has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By David
Nothing much to add to what Alan said. I do...

Nothing much to add to what Alan said. I do really like the blade. The hilt is a strange mix for me. Also i can't recall seeing a wrapped gandar like that on Bali keris. If i knew what the wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 04:50 PM
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Posted By David
We all see what we want to see i guess. Frankly i...

We all see what we want to see i guess. Frankly i don't see that much of a match with your naga drawing and to my eyes this pommel clearly looks like a bird.
Also, let's remember this is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,241
Posted By David
I'll throw this link into the mix for you to...

I'll throw this link into the mix for you to ponder. While this theory received some amount of resistance if i recall properly i am somewhat drawn to it, though i cannot say it is at all conclusive....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,241
Posted By David
Certainly not to the extent that your example...

Certainly not to the extent that your example extends, but many hilts have ferrule like metal attachments like a selut as this Sumatran Putri Malu hilt does.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By David
I must admit that i have never heard Jawa Demam...

I must admit that i have never heard Jawa Demam described as a "crouched man carrying a snake". The generally accepted theory is that the name, which basically means "Feverish Javanese" comes from an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By David
I'm with Gustav. I don't think this is a Javanese...

I'm with Gustav. I don't think this is a Javanese blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th May 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By David
As Kai has mentioned, the gonjo can experience a...

As Kai has mentioned, the gonjo can experience a bit of wear and many times they simply break after time, especially if the keris has received regular acid treatments.
It should be understood that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By David
I think that these laws undoubtedly apply to...

I think that these laws undoubtedly apply to keris. The fact that antique keris are still sold and removed from the country is not surprising, but that doesn't mean it is being done legally or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By David
I believe Alan posted links to the actual laws...

I believe Alan posted links to the actual laws that apply to this in post #14.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By David
I am not sure that i would equate a nation's...

I am not sure that i would equate a nation's attempt to keep its cultural history from being sold out from under them to by banning export of one of their most important cultural artifacts a form of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By David
I think we would need to see better photos that...

I think we would need to see better photos that are closer, sharper and better exposed. Can't read much in those blown out sections of photo. I don't see any obvious Schreger lines so if it is some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By David
It looks 100% Moro to me, not Malay. In fairly...

It looks 100% Moro to me, not Malay. In fairly rough shape, but restorable for someone willing to put a little work i into it. If you were hoping for what is often referred to as a "twisted core" i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By David
It is unusual dress, but it isn't a sewar. ...

It is unusual dress, but it isn't a sewar.
Pedang is a word which literally means "sword" and we can find a fair variance in weapons that are called "pedang". It may have a more specific name, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By David
Sure does look like the same workshop though....

Sure does look like the same workshop though. Though i suspect Artzi may have over estimated its age a bit.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th April 2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By David
Interesting video. Not a great deal of...

Interesting video. Not a great deal of information though and some questionable "facts". For instance, as far ad i know there were quite a lot of keris made in Bali during the Dutch colonial period....
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