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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Athanase
Yes, it's a Javanese Pedang Lurus.

Yes, it's a Javanese Pedang Lurus.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Athanase
Hello, I have already seen this style of...

Hello,

I have already seen this style of handle 2 or 3 times sometimes with more basic Kriss blades. The patina and finish of the handles reminded me of something from the second half of the 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Athanase
I've seen some on sale before in a style between...

I've seen some on sale before in a style between that of the photo in the book (for the handle only) and the style of your handle (Sometimes it almost looked like a Singa), at least once at an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Athanase
Hello, Nice Sewar. I have seen this style of...

Hello,
Nice Sewar.
I have seen this style of sewar several times before, often they seem to date from the middle and the first part of the 20th century.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By Athanase
Hello, The handle is very close to my 17th...

Hello,
The handle is very close to my 17th century Keris which is also in the same style as that of Dresden and of a Keris by Jean.
The blade is also very close to several of those of the Keris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By Athanase
Hello, I think is from west Java, Sunda region.

Hello,
I think is from west Java, Sunda region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,182
Posted By Athanase
The first is elephante ivory. The second isn't...

The first is elephante ivory. The second isn't elephant, maybe Dugong or Spermwhale or walrus.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,182
Posted By Athanase
It's clearly Elephant ivory. Very nice patina.

It's clearly Elephant ivory. Very nice patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By Athanase
Whooo :eek: Very nice sword, I love the pamor! ...

Whooo :eek:
Very nice sword, I love the pamor!
For me is from Sulawesi for sure but I don't say more :shrug:
Forum: Swap Forum 24th April 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 855
Posted By Athanase
Short pedang from Lombok

Hello,
I sold this short pedang from Lombok.
The blade with pamor is old (end of XIXme or first part of XXme century).
The fitting are mid-XX century (I gess).
The scabbard and hilt are in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By Athanase
I agree with David. I have 2 small sumatran...

I agree with David.
I have 2 small sumatran Keris (one Minang) and 1 Sundanese (or south sumatran) Badek with the same motif on silver (or mamas) which covers the sheath.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,562
Posted By Athanase
In my head I think of two solutions: Either the...

In my head I think of two solutions:
Either the Seluts were in silver y and we were sold at a time when the family needed money.
Either they were damaged during disassembly for the ritual cleaning...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,562
Posted By Athanase
Here is my hilt in this style.

Here is my hilt in this style.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By Athanase
I think that Grendolino tell of silver gandar n8...

I think that Grendolino tell of silver gandar n8 wich not match with the first keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By Athanase
Overall I have the same opinion as the others for...

Overall I have the same opinion as the others for the origins.

1: The size looks large which might make you think of the ancient Java Kriss from the 17th century or Lombok or Bali, but the blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Athanase
Thank-you I did not think that this handle was...

Thank-you
I did not think that this handle was of the Ganesh type because we can guess a squatting human form but there is nothing to symbolize the trunk.

But indeed, the style of the grip...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Athanase
Origin of a shortcuts keris

Hello,

I would like to know which region of Java this Keris comes from.
I bought it for its handle but I don't know the origin of this style. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By Athanase
I bought 2 Keris and a Blawong at this sale,...

I bought 2 Keris and a Blawong at this sale, shipping took 1 additional month compared to the usual because of the Covid (the Italian administration is already slow at the base (like the French) but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,187
Posted By Athanase
I think that the only way to know the presence or...

I think that the only way to know the presence or not of meteoritic materials in a blade is by a very thorough analysis of the chemical composition (mass spectrometry). The meteorite still contains...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Athanase
It's very beautiful sword but I am totally...

It's very beautiful sword but I am totally ignorant about the blades of the Caucasus and the Middle East. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Athanase
For me clubs numbers 2, 4 and 8 are made of bone...

For me clubs numbers 2, 4 and 8 are made of bone for sure. I'm less sure about 6 and 7, but it also looks a bit like it.
Number 4 is made from the bone that is inside the horn (Probably Taurotragus...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By Athanase
I bought this kriss on the internet a year and a...

I bought this kriss on the internet a year and a half after having bought the kriss pictured below from the same seller (which I have already presented on the forum).
Unfortunately, I have no other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By Athanase
For me the notch on the internal face of the...

For me the notch on the internal face of the Ganja was made during forging to give its domed profile on each side, while starting from a thin piece of metal, in the but to save material.
After that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By Athanase
Yes it's smooth curves.

Yes it's smooth curves.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By Athanase
I do not see any trace of a central ridge on the...

I do not see any trace of a central ridge on the blade.

In the middle of the blade the thickness is about 5mm

By manipulating the blade, we feel its weight weighing a little on the wrist.
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