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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2022, 05:14 PM
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siva Could this be related to the Persian...

siva

Could this be related to the Persian lion and deer/bull hunting scenes that were used from the Caucasus to northern India? Or the kerbau rather than a bull? An animist symbol of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2022, 07:38 PM
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The part on how to make the bolster and the...

The part on how to make the bolster and the brinch is worth its weight in gold!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
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Jim this thread talks about Indonesian pangolin...

Jim this thread talks about Indonesian pangolin beliefs culminating at post #12.http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27190&highlight=pangolin
Whether this animal is a makara, a pangolin,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
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Pangolin....I always forget about them. Yes I...

Pangolin....I always forget about them. Yes I believe it could be that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Interested Party
A short sidebar before we start the discussion of...

A short sidebar before we start the discussion of this sword. Is this a pedang lurus or a pedang suduk maru? I have seen this shape described as both in discussions in this forum. See #7 on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2022, 05:42 PM
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Views: 8,601
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I have been meaning to say for some time that I...

I have been meaning to say for some time that I find this book to be a valuable reference. My review has been delayed to some degree by the fact that the book does contain a lot of information and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,689
Posted By Interested Party
It does look like the profile of a deer's foot.

It does look like the profile of a deer's foot.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,320
Posted By Interested Party
Sorry, all. Those were not entirely the pictures...

Sorry, all. Those were not entirely the pictures I meant to post. Here is one that shows the whole blade on the screen at once. I did not show the pesi because it is wrapped and has locked the selut...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,320
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As a means of reparations to Paul I thought I...

As a means of reparations to Paul I thought I would post this blade I had not intended to post before. The question is how does this blade relate to the original one? Jean said: "IMO this blade does...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,320
Posted By Interested Party
Amen Alan. I have had my basic questions answered...

Amen Alan. I have had my basic questions answered or have been given the tools to answer many of my own inquires. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this process. I believe there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Interested Party
Makara?

Makara?
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 03:51 PM
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Views: 1,596
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The coat of arms I was thinking of.

The coat of arms I was thinking of.
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
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Interesting. The Figure in the third picture is...

Interesting. The Figure in the third picture is holding arrows/darts. It is a bit androgynous. The hair is different than all the other women's', but 5th picture down seems to hint at a vagina....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By Interested Party
Maybe this needs to be in the Ethnographic forum?...

Maybe this needs to be in the Ethnographic forum?

I would like to see a picture of the back of the scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,150
Posted By Interested Party
11.5 cm should be enough for an average sized...

11.5 cm should be enough for an average sized human. I always imagined these were for up close and personal use with a sewing machine like thrust. If I remember correctly Levine said the folding...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By Interested Party
I would love to see the whole piece :)

I would love to see the whole piece :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
Posted By Interested Party
Looks closer to silver solder in that picture. ...

Looks closer to silver solder in that picture. The other pictures don't show the shiny spot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,638
Posted By Interested Party
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,583
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,469
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, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 35,201
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,090
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
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, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,161
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...
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