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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 09:42 PM
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Posted By mross
There is a slight irregularity in the teeth,...

There is a slight irregularity in the teeth, easily overlooked or explained away, so most likely not unless I was going over it with magnification.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 09:55 PM
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Views: 1,807
Posted By mross
Not sure where the Mindanao came from never said...

Not sure where the Mindanao came from never said it was. It is definitely Sulu. That was not in question. We will have to agree to disagree on the age though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 08:12 PM
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Views: 1,807
Posted By mross
No worries. He was referring to pieces in his...

No worries. He was referring to pieces in his personnel collection and ones he has seen in museum. He attributes it to around 1800. Which coincides with my estimate, the plus or minus was mine as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By mross
This is the best pics I can do at the moment. My...

This is the best pics I can do at the moment. My phone is old and the camera not the best. But it shows what I want. The size of the kris under discussion and one of my archaics is spot on. Length,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By mross
Thanks for the input. Upon further consultations...

Thanks for the input. Upon further consultations and research I am going with a date of 1800 give or take a decade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By mross
Jose, Looking at your work it is absolutely...

Jose,
Looking at your work it is absolutely amazing. What you are doing I think firmly puts you on the path that Buster Warenski took for his King Tut dagger.
Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By mross
How long is your blade? Mine is only 19 inches.

How long is your blade? Mine is only 19 inches.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By mross
New Kris off ebay

Not going to mention the seller as he is on the forum and can chime in if he wants to. If you saw the listing ya'all know who it is anyway. :D
I read the description very carefully and looked at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,225
Posted By mross
Panabi

Decided to a jump in on this and add to the reference photos.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,265
Posted By mross
Anyway we could develop a list of wootz experts...

Anyway we could develop a list of wootz experts willing to take questions and give opinions on a blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,278
Posted By mross
The first one is kinda claymoreish. You would...

The first one is kinda claymoreish. You would have better luck at bladeforums.com on the sword forum part. As Ian stated they are all modern, there are a few makers and suppliers out there if any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By mross
recent ebay

Anybody see this little gem go off on ebay?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/284130480159
Hopefully one of you all snagged it. Looks like they are still going strong.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
Full agreement, I have a Lively forge with the...

Full agreement, I have a Lively forge with the hand crank blower. One of the things I have heard others do but have not tried it as I am more of a hobbyist/deletant is using coal etc, to carburize...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
That is cool. Keep at it. Lots of meteor material...

That is cool. Keep at it. Lots of meteor material available these days and not overly expensive. Love this stuff.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
here's the page from Blade Magazine October 2020

here's the page from Blade Magazine October 2020
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
Amen brother. I love the gas forges no fuss no...

Amen brother. I love the gas forges no fuss no muss come up to welding Temp fast and can be held steady. But ol-smokey has it's allures as well, however not having to tend the fire constantly and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
Alan, thanks for that. I agree that unless you...

Alan, thanks for that. I agree that unless you can see the pattern you cannot tell what the material is unless you do a in depth metallurgical analysis. Much like working wootz the pattern can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
That's above my pay grade, have no idea what that...

That's above my pay grade, have no idea what that means. Could you explain?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
Kai, that makes sense on the luk's. Would explain...

Kai, that makes sense on the luk's. Would explain why they looked a bit off, which was one of the reasons I vacillated on it. I had not thought of a latter modification to a forged blade, good eye....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,364
Posted By mross
Thoughts on this Keris

Hey all, found this while looking for Barbie's for my wife in an antique shop. Price was to good to pass on. Although it took me a bit to talk myself into it. It looks pretty worn, does seem to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,896
Posted By mross
what is it?

One more photo I was finally able to get the light right on. This is from the khyber with the complete handle that was supposed to be wootz. These images appear on only one side of the blade near...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,896
Posted By mross
Khybers

Two Khyber's that are in my collection. They look like they could have been made by the same maker. The one with the missing parts is about 1 inch longer than the other. The one with the complete...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,226
Posted By mross
Let us know. The stone does not appear to be of...

Let us know. The stone does not appear to be of any configuration I have seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,959
Posted By mross
That is some nice looking work. Would you know...

That is some nice looking work. Would you know what the steel is that is used?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,107
Posted By mross
Thanks, that makes perfect sense.

Thanks, that makes perfect sense.
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