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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 03:33 PM
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Posted By David
Well Kai, i think you really have to...

Well Kai, i think you really have to differentiate between etching and staining because they are not the same thing at all. Actually i don't think all that much etching takes place during the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By David
Correct me if i am wrong here, but from my...

Correct me if i am wrong here, but from my understanding arsenic trioxide isn't an etchant at all. It's function when used in the warangan mixture to stain a keris is that it turns iron and steel...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th September 2022, 05:51 PM
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Views: 603
Posted By David
I don't disagree, but not all that easy to come...

I don't disagree, but not all that easy to come by these days and when it does this relatively thin paperback runs around $100USD. Though i believe i just saw a copy going for about $60 if you google...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By David
I believe it is 1280. At least that is what is...

I believe it is 1280. At least that is what is suggested for maximum upload.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By David
Just a heads up IP. You can easily zoom out your...

Just a heads up IP. You can easily zoom out your screen a bit if you want to see the entire length of blade in the verticals on your screen without scrolling. I am more concerned if if the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By David
Greeting Orang Lama and welcome to the forum....

Greeting Orang Lama and welcome to the forum. Nice to see another Maritimer here (i live in Nova Scotia ;)).
I suspect your keris might be more likely from Lombok rather than Bali. Firstly it has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By David
Though it is clear that examples of cold worked...

Though it is clear that examples of cold worked meteorite do exist i believe it is equally clear that many of these Tlingit daggers that are dated to the mid and late 18th century are indeed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By David
Hi folks. Well I have deleted the posts that...

Hi folks. Well I have deleted the posts that displayed what I consider EXTREMELY rude and unnecessary remarks directed at a particular forum member here as well as the follow up remarks referencing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th September 2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By David
It looks like the hilt could be ivory to me as...

It looks like the hilt could be ivory to me as well, but we will know more when Ganapati posts some close-ups of it. I would not say that is impossible if that is the case. Rather i would say it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By David
This is another Tlingit blade said to have been...

This is another Tlingit blade said to have been made from meteorite. I cannot confirm this, but i have read that folks believe they were making these meteorite blades even before European contact....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By David
I believe in most cases their iron source was...

I believe in most cases their iron source was from European sources, either as found scrap from ship wrecks and other abandoned resources or gotten in trade. Certainly some of their blades were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By David
It should be noted that the Tlingit people were...

It should be noted that the Tlingit people were forging their own blades from ferrous material at least as early a the 18th century. Before the introduction of steel (either through trade or salvage)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,069
Posted By David
Can you show us some close-ups of the pommel. It...

Can you show us some close-ups of the pommel. It could be hippo or possibly whale tooth. I was just remarking about your original statement as seacow because i don't believe dugong tusks have enough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,069
Posted By David
Hi JosÚ. I don't know if you missed this question...

Hi JosÚ. I don't know if you missed this question or not, but i am still curious. I am just not sure how one can carve a relatively chunky kakatau pommel out of dugong ivory.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,069
Posted By David
I would also like to see close-ups. Also...

I would also like to see close-ups.
Also wondering JosÚ, how you have identified this pommel as Dunong (sea cow).
Dunong tusks can be up to about 25cm, but they tend to be rather slim. I'm not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By David
Alan, given that you recognize the keris Gustav...

Alan, given that you recognize the keris Gustav presented as a Djeno keris & a Sungkowo keris, what would your opinion be about the possibility that either man created Sid's keris that opened this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By David
Saying a work “resembles” the work if Empu...

Saying a work “resembles” the work if Empu Djeno is not the same as having provenance that the work actual is Djeno. I agree with Anthony that the only way to establish this as a Djeno Keris with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By David
Saying a work “resembles” the work if Empu...

Saying a work “resembles” the work if Empu Djeno is not the same as having provenance that the work actual is Djeno. I agree with Anthony that the only way to establish this as a Djeno Keris with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th August 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By David
This seems like nice keris. I am not sure why...

This seems like nice keris. I am not sure why your advisors were so sure this is Empu Djeno's work though. I am not saying it is not, but i don't really see the evidence that it is. I have been led...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By David
I think this was discussed briefly in on of the...

I think this was discussed briefly in on of the UPM video lectures you just posted a few days ago, wasn't it?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th August 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By David
All versions of what people are calling Sempana...

All versions of what people are calling Sempana Kalentang seem to have BOTH kembang kacang and greneng, so i don't think this keris can qualify for that dhapur. It is a kebo with luk 7.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By David
I have always been a bit confused why the Dutch...

I have always been a bit confused why the Dutch chose to call these swords "Klewang". Obviously the word is original to the Indonesian weapons which really are a very different blade form, though i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By David
Thanks Milandro. Yes, i have certainly come...

Thanks Milandro. Yes, i have certainly come across this gentleman's videos before. Some may likely have been posted here before.
As you have stated, i am also unsure of what his credentials are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,444
Posted By David
It's a beautiful hilt! The dark markings are what...

It's a beautiful hilt! The dark markings are what make me think it might be whale bone. See this Maori whale bone wahaika for comparison.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,444
Posted By David
Thanks Marco. Perhaps a wink would have help me...

Thanks Marco. Perhaps a wink would have help me understand you were joking. ;)
Is that first hilt you posted whale bone?
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