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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
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: 20
Views: 1,426
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: 1,049
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: 1,008
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: 1,049
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: 4,571
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: 4,571
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: 4,571
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: 1,708
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: 4,547
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: 1,788
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: 2,445
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: 723
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: 23,881
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: 1,691
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: 2,247
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: 2,247
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: 2,407
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By Rafngard
Fantastic research. For what it's worth,...

Fantastic research.

For what it's worth, I've met at least one person who was half Afar and half Somali. So at least presently, there is some intermixing. I can't remember which parent was which,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,605
Posted By Rafngard
I don't have a whole lot of experience with...

I don't have a whole lot of experience with international shipping, but I did recently successfully send an old garab to the Philippines labeled as "antique farming equipment."

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,254
Posted By Rafngard
"Cabang" is the term used in pencak silat, right?...

"Cabang" is the term used in pencak silat, right?

I'm asking in part, because I've been participating in an online silat class presently with a Bruneian (and thus Malay) teacher who calls this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,254
Posted By Rafngard
This is perhaps both on and off topic, but I was...

This is perhaps both on and off topic, but I was recently struck by how Stormbringer and Mournblade bare some resemblance to Keris and/or other Tosan aji, and wondered if Moorcock might have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,181
Posted By Rafngard
Hello Detlef, I know you've seen one of...

Hello Detlef,

I know you've seen one of these before, but I have near twins of your two examples in my collection.

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,388
Posted By Rafngard
That is a really interesting piece. I don't think...

That is a really interesting piece. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,388
Posted By Rafngard
You should definitely take Sajen's word over mine...

You should definitely take Sajen's word over mine on everything!
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