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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Rafngard
Really? I will happily accept correction, but...

Really?
I will happily accept correction, but I thought the "oatmeal" was the thing to look for with walrus ivory, and I'm not seeing that.

Honestly, if this is actually marine ivory, of what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Rafngard
I just checked the certificate. It actually reads...

I just checked the certificate. It actually reads "Walrus Ivory"
Here's some better pics.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Rafngard
I'll take a few more pics tonight. i should...

I'll take a few more pics tonight.

i should be clear, the Schreger lines aren't clear in this pic.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Rafngard
Here's my three. Two of elephant ivory, and one...

Here's my three. Two of elephant ivory, and one that I believe is a whale tooth.

Amusingly, the one of the left, which shows clear Schreger lines, came from a legitimate gallery, with a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By Rafngard
In my own less than educated opinion, I'd also...

In my own less than educated opinion, I'd also say this is legit ivory.

Also, another relevant imitation ivory is "French ivory." This is an early cellulose/plastic material that does have layers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,562
Posted By Rafngard
A few from my collection.

I few of these from my collection. I have some of the more narrow bladed (almost) single edges ones with okir also, but I thought I'd stick to these broader bladed ones.

I'm not sure I'd qualified...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By Rafngard
I think it's from Pangasinan. I have this...

I think it's from Pangasinan.

I have this blade, which I'm told is called a "pangaw-at" with similar hilt and scabbard, that I'm told is from Pangasinan. Mine has peened tang (and a carabao horn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Rafngard
I absolutely support a book about Filipino blades...

I absolutely support a book about Filipino blades coming out of the Philippines. 100%.

At long last!

I think the dating on the Gunongs in that book leaves something to be desired.

It's still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,438
Posted By Rafngard
Agreed. I've never seen anything from Java like...

Agreed. I've never seen anything from Java like this.
The only thing that I've seen similar is that some modern tourist items have acid etched Arabic on the blades (see attached examples). I believe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rafngard
Thank you sir! Any comments on the mountings...

Thank you sir!

Any comments on the mountings or sheath?

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By Rafngard
Hello all, I actually have a similar blade...

Hello all,

I actually have a similar blade (see pics attached)

A friend and I have a theory about it.

We suspect that some how a (possibly worn) Luzon blade, from something like a Luzon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rafngard
What do I have? Wootz Kard?

Hello All

This isn't in my normal area of collecting, but it wasn't expensive, so this sharp point came to live with me today.
I'm not 100% positive, but I believe this is wootz. I believe I can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,485
Posted By Rafngard
If things from the Pamor side of the world are...

If things from the Pamor side of the world are fair game now on this thread, he's a few favorites from my collection.

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,485
Posted By Rafngard
Here's some better pics, along with another...

Here's some better pics, along with another nicely laminated gunong.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,485
Posted By Rafngard
One of my favorite gunongs, previously posted...

One of my favorite gunongs, previously posted here, has an impressive laminated blade.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23088

Enjoy,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rafngard
I looks like it might be one of the early keris...

I looks like it might be one of the early keris in a European museum, but I can't quite tell from the picture.

I suspect this is might be the point.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,464
Posted By Rafngard
Hurrah! Many thanks to Lee and everyone else...

Hurrah!

Many thanks to Lee and everyone else who puts in time on this site.

I hadn't realized how much I made use of this forum until I couldn't.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By Rafngard
Yes, very addicting. Have fun, Leif

Yes, very addicting.

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,032
Posted By Rafngard
I'm sure there are others who can speak more...

I'm sure there are others who can speak more authoritatively on this but I think that the pendokok on David's keris is of the gelugor type, mainly used in Terengganu region. These are named after the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Rafngard
I'm sure actual experts will have better informed...

I'm sure actual experts will have better informed opinions on these, but maybe my off the cuff opinion can help flush them out ;-)

Based on the greneng, especially on the Maranao one, I'd say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,657
Posted By Rafngard
Hello all, Does anyone know if the article...

Hello all,

Does anyone know if the article VVV mentions in this post ever got published?

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th December 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By Rafngard
Alan, Thank you for this. I think there's...

Alan,

Thank you for this.
I think there's an important lesson here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,404
Posted By Rafngard
Everything about this keris is stunning!

Everything about this keris is stunning!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,404
Posted By Rafngard
Merry K(e)rismas!

Here's my K(e)rismas photo from last year, featuring three of my favorite pieces.

Season's greetings,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,834
Posted By Rafngard
This is mostly pedantic, but I can hear my Somali...

This is mostly pedantic, but I can hear my Somali teacher yelling when I read this. The Issa are a clan ("qabil" is the Somali word), not a tribe. There is only one Somali tribe.

...that said a...
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