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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2022, 06:49 PM
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I would love to see some better pictures of the...

I would love to see some better pictures of the OP blade.

francatolin do you think that these are the original handle slabs? I have always wondered with kindjals what the original tolerances were...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Interested Party
Use the "search" function. Green tab, sixth...

Use the "search" function. Green tab, sixth option from the left. There is an advanced search option also if you want to try to follow a particular members evolution of thought on a subject. Very...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 03:16 PM
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Views: 659
Posted By Interested Party
Jim, I love where your mind is going. The problem...

Jim, I love where your mind is going. The problem is there are very few Californians from California. Even less of "Spanish" descent. The early territorial government made sure of that. The...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,242
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. I had always believed a Spanish...

Interesting. I had always believed a Spanish notch was an indention in a self-guard to help prevent the hand from slipping forward onto a blade. To me the second illustration shows a choil used to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By Interested Party
To my eye the blade looks like it has been...

To my eye the blade looks like it has been resharpened many times. The natural curve of the belly flattens. It is not a bad thing, the shape to me tells a story.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By Interested Party
You recommended this once before. I have been...

You recommended this once before. I have been making slow progress through it. Hopefully this winter will be lower stress and with the extra energy I will hit my stride and finish it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By Interested Party
I read it. Well written with good production...

I read it. Well written with good production value. Mrs Ghiringhelli's scolarship and passion is appreciated as well as her willingness to make an English translation. For these qualities alone I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,119
Posted By Interested Party
It seems we are entering a nature vs nurture...

It seems we are entering a nature vs nurture discussion with all answers filtered through the lens of worldview and experience. Although, if I am correct, the question is "what is the Javanese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,419
Posted By Interested Party
Thanks for the post as always. I always learn ...

Thanks for the post as always. I always learn from Aumuk Murugul's posts. Then the questions and subsequent discussions they generate are a big bonus. How many people write in Basa Sunda Jero? How...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By Interested Party
Am I being simple or could a level of meaning be...

Am I being simple or could a level of meaning be the deification of the chilanam itself? The silhouette is an uncanny resemblance.
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,857
Posted By Interested Party
For a small local heat you could try an acetylene...

For a small local heat you could try an acetylene torch.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By Interested Party
Arsenic and acid or just an acid etch (natal or...

Arsenic and acid or just an acid etch (natal or ferric chloride)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,376
Posted By Interested Party
Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for...

Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for clarification. I have noticed that many opinions on the forum have evolved in the last 13 years
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,242
Posted By Interested Party
Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when...

Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when used in a falso dritto or a montante sotto mano? The second cut if would tend to gut or emasculate an unarmored opponent. At the top of the stroke it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,191
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This...

Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This response shows the limitation of analysis of an object from photography. The pictures appeared to have two light stripes running lengthwise on the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,376
Posted By Interested Party
Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility...

Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility knife? I.e. chores/chopper/self defense?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By Interested Party
I think this is related in style. The ferule on...

I think this is related in style. The ferule on the handle is almost identical. The banding on the sheath is similar. Notice the punch work on both around where the blade joins the guard.

The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,099
Posted By Interested Party
There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. ...

There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. Top left. I attached a picture of the subject.

Mr. Maisey thank you for your comment on Nawasari and particularly the Gunungan. I feel your last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By Interested Party
How could you follow these?

How could you follow these?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,099
Posted By Interested Party
Questions on Ornamentation in Three Parts

1) Would the original example from post #1 be considered a Garuda rather than a Jawa Deman? Or simply a bird? I am assuming that an ancestor is implied. Is the term for this hilt pangulu rekko? Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,965
Posted By Interested Party
'lil help

GP, reading Elgood's bibliography it seems I am not lucky enough for there to be an English translation of these books. Am I correct? Am I looking for "The Armorers' craft in Metohija"? I couldn't...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,726
Posted By Interested Party
awdaniec666, thanks again for this guide. It has...

awdaniec666, thanks again for this guide. It has been an interesting and thought provoking read. I have found polish sabers baffling as to which are replicas, which are artificially aged fakes, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By Interested Party
Bugis or Javanese blade?

It has been slow in the keris sub-forum lately so I thought I might ask some questions without diluting the quality of the discourse. I bought this "keris," I believe it to be a keris not a keris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By Interested Party
Does anyone know if this "pick" is a marl spike...

Does anyone know if this "pick" is a marl spike for ropes or for some other purpose?
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,726
Posted By Interested Party
Not a correction. Just an idea. I've noticed...

Not a correction. Just an idea.

I've noticed that there are of Indian/Afghan tulwars of a similar cross section and profile. As you mention wide shallow fullers are notoriously hard to determine...
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