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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2022, 11:07 PM
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Posted By Gavin Nugent
I too have old Bugis Sulawesi and Bugis Sumatra...

I too have old Bugis Sulawesi and Bugis Sumatra blades with smooth surfaces and old Warangan.

The lighter coloured hulu is Jambi to my eye. From the photo, it seems the blade, hulu and pendokok...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th July 2022, 05:06 AM
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Views: 796
Posted By Gavin Nugent
www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

Hello fellow collectors.

It has been several years since we've posted in the swap forum and this is just to let everyone know things are in full swing with daily updates (some falling behind in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,761
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you Alan. The first four points you...

Thank you Alan.

The first four points you note are what led me down this path, it is all those things... but no ring end to the pesi.

The pesi does have these recesses that look more to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2022, 01:29 PM
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Views: 4,761
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Alan, Would/could this be a Keris Sombro? ...

Alan,

Would/could this be a Keris Sombro? Or is this a catch phrase thrown around where these small talismanic keris are concerned?

With thanks

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,680
Posted By Gavin Nugent
A very interesting subject. All very rare and...

A very interesting subject. All very rare and beautiful keris.

I've not shared this publicly before.

An inlaid Malaysian spear of robust fighting size and form.

Both sides are inlaid in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,671
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks for coming in there Kai. I've not...

Thanks for coming in there Kai.

I've not tried to etch the blade... looks plain beneath the patina.

It does have great distal taper and very robust... a simple and very effective 8cm long blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2020, 07:17 AM
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Views: 3,671
Posted By Gavin Nugent
An unusual utility

I've always thought this to be of Patanni origins, Northern Malay border states.

Does anyone have definitive knowledge as to the origins of this knife.

With thanks

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Gavin Nugent
Error

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,232
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Adding this for visual references from a 2006...

Adding this for visual references from a 2006 sale.

By appearances they were coveted weapons.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,215
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Jeff. I doubt its designed for...

Thanks Jeff.

I doubt its designed for horse combat but perhaps it could be :shrug: I think perhaps more a case of get the hell out of my reach or be cut in two... the blade is simply amazing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,156
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Not from the net but from my film role, from the...

Not from the net but from my film role, from the Barong dance.

Apart from Weddings noted, I've images of keris worn in funeral processions too.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,215
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Achang Dah comes to mind Jeff, one from my...

Achang Dah comes to mind Jeff, one from my collection in the link below.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=179359&postcount=9

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,001
Posted By Gavin Nugent
North African tourist wares these are most...

North African tourist wares these are most commonly referred to as Stu, Touareg I believe.

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,546
Posted By Gavin Nugent
This Kocet-Kocetan example is held in the...

This Kocet-Kocetan example is held in the Denpasar Museum.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,743
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Jeffs, Stu is totally on track in his responses...

Jeffs, Stu is totally on track in his responses about conservation.

Exercise patience, weeks or more or patience if you need to. Get yourself a good bronze brush too, it will help the process...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,157
Posted By Gavin Nugent
G'day Jim, I've had a look through half a...

G'day Jim,

I've had a look through half a dozen volumes here, just a cursory glance and not too much of a deep dive read.

Sir James Mann, Wallace Collection catalogues Vol II, entries A545,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,395
Posted By Gavin Nugent
As requested. Twisted pesi with a small hook...

As requested.

Twisted pesi with a small hook to the very end,
I suspect the hook was to help keep it in place when resin set?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,395
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi Alan, See below the detail mentioned.......

Hi Alan,

See below the detail mentioned.... I think better placed here than a new thread unless others think its worth discussing separately or within the Keris forum.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,395
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Its always nice to find the spear heads with the...

Its always nice to find the spear heads with the covers, nicer still to find full complete spears.

He is a little detail extract from one sitting here on my desk.

Alan, how common was it to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,215
Posted By Gavin Nugent
It may well be a dress related item Rick :shrug: ...

It may well be a dress related item Rick :shrug:

There is a small paragraph within this Wiki page that may turn up better data if the few references cited are investigated :shrug:
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,215
Posted By Gavin Nugent
As an FYI on the subject of plastics in these...

As an FYI on the subject of plastics in these circles, I have in my possession a Terrs buckler made in some sort of polymer.

It is a very faithful rendition, being of exact tolerances and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd August 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,236
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Alan. The mystery continues.... ...

Thanks Alan.

The mystery continues....

I did forget to note the length, 34cms to the pesi.


Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd August 2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,236
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Alan, Images as request, I hope they...

Alan,

Images as request, I hope they suffice.

In answer to your questions;

I am unsure if the blade is laminated.
At first I suspected it was cast steel, not forged. Then, under...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,236
Posted By Gavin Nugent
How does one describe this blade??

The good, the bad and the ugly...

I have no idea what I have here. Its been with me for years and came from an old French collection and if I recall correctly, in totally busted, what I thought...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,606
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thanks Alan, Your posts are very...

Thanks Alan,

Your posts are very educational. The last paragraph above again helped me understand more on the subtleties, thank you for the perspective.

A lot of it all eludes me but every now...
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