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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By kai
Hello Milandro, Spear heads are tough to...

Hello Milandro,

Spear heads are tough to place - this example seems to have a Sumatran touch to it but I'm far from certain.

There seem to be pamor lines visible which should exhibit decent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By kai
Hello Milandro, Looks modern era...

Hello Milandro,

Looks modern era (kamardikan, i.e. after Indonesian independence) to me.

Usually these don't hold up well to traditional standards but some can be quite artistic creations.
...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By kai
Red face P.S.: The blade could well be antique; the...

P.S.: The blade could well be antique; the fittings are modern replacements though.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By kai
Arrow Welcome to the forum, Milandro! The polish...

Welcome to the forum, Milandro!

The polish and stain seems to be original (or rather genuine Bali/Lombok style regardless of the origin of the blade) - keep it well oiled in a plastic sleeve and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By kai
Post Thanks for posting this piece, Detlef! To me...

Thanks for posting this piece, Detlef!

To me the blade looks like a North coast blade from Java (also the size seems not unusual); the mendak and selut would fit well with such an origin, too. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,073
Posted By kai
Question Hi Xas, I hope you don't mind me asking -...

Hi Xas,


I hope you don't mind me asking - what is the difference? :)

Given that modern makers seem to allow for quite a bit of room regarding shapes and flow of lines, I'd be inclined to tag...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,623
Posted By kai
Lightbulb You can edit the post within 24h and remove...

You can edit the post within 24h and remove specific attachments. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,114
Posted By kai
Talking Thanks, Duccio! Certainly a combination of...

Thanks, Duccio!

Certainly a combination of reasons: I have a substantial collection of Sunda blades and this would be a nice addition despite condition issues. I'm keen to examine the steel to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,114
Posted By kai
Post Hello Duccio, Yes, I believe so - these...

Hello Duccio,


Yes, I believe so - these swords are usually made from modern steel.

The corrosion seems consistent with the blade being wrapped for storage and then sitting with quite a bit of...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,959
Posted By kai
Post Direct link to Maurice's post #55:...

Direct link to Maurice's post #55: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=167291&postcount=55
An another pertinent one (#44): http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=167106&postcount=44
...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,959
Posted By kai
Being overwhelmingly utilized in colonial...

Being overwhelmingly utilized in colonial settings and the VOC disbanded over 200 years ago, it stands to reason that many survivors crop up locally as recycled blades.

In addition, there are also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By kai
Post Hello Godfried, Seems you have been really...

Hello Godfried,

Seems you have been really busy in acquiring niece pieces - please keep them coming! Josť, can we get this new member off probation for improving the flow of communication here,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, I for one was referring to...

Hello Ian,

I for one was referring to something like #2 (there are many different variations) - that seems to vibe with the OP referring to a fighting blade, I believe.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By kai
Hello Nathan(?), Yes, clip point blades are...

Hello Nathan(?),

Yes, clip point blades are quite widespread - there are some in the Visayas, more so throughout Luzon.

I believe Xas can show some nice examples... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Alan, I was referring to Godfried's...

Hello Alan,

I was referring to Godfried's background: Pretty much any exotic dagger tends to be referred to as kris in the Netherlands - if you find a kukri being offered at a Dutch flea market,...
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,959
Posted By kai
Red face I'm with Rick - compared to the corroded...

I'm with Rick - compared to the corroded surfaces, the stamping seems exceptionally crisp. This may suggest a later (though also apparently not recent) addition.

If it's done later, it's a pretty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By kai
Smile I agree that specific terms would be preferable,...

I agree that specific terms would be preferable, if available/established.

However, the uninitiated will often grab a (relatively) well-known moniker, like other Indo daggers being also called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By kai
Post Congrats, a nice older piece, Ian! Sulu. I'd...

Congrats, a nice older piece, Ian!

Sulu. I'd assume it to be roughly mid-19th c.; definitely laminated.

Please post close-ups once you receive it.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,373
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Thanks for posting - that's an...

Hello Detlef,

Thanks for posting - that's an interesting riddle!



I assume you base this attribution on the hilt only? Nice carving and age!


The Long Glat were one of the last groups to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,373
Posted By kai
Wink Thanks, Nik! The double mark is weird. In...

Thanks, Nik!

The double mark is weird. In the coastal communities, there certainly may have been some Islamic bladesmiths venturing into forging such blades - however, marking the blades in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By kai
Post Yes, I'm with you on this one, Godfried: If...

Yes, I'm with you on this one, Godfried:

If both sides of the blade are (convex) rather than )concave+convex) and it's stylistically Iban rather than a few ethnic groups limited to Sabah and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By kai
Smile Thanks, Nik! Yes, clearly related. Neat...

Thanks, Nik!

Yes, clearly related.

Neat piece - let me know if ... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By kai
Post Hello Godfried, Here's a tilan(g) kamarau...

Hello Godfried,

Here's a tilan(g) kamarau from the Iban.

Parang pedang tend to have slightly longer blades which either resemble LT or TK blades. Often parang pedang seem to originate from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Godfried, You refer to the groove...

Hello Godfried,


You refer to the groove along the back of the blade, I assume?

I'd posit that this is one of the intermediates between langgai tinggang and other Iban blades (possibly leaning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By kai
Question Very nice piece, Dmitry! It's a humanized...

Very nice piece, Dmitry!

It's a humanized fat-tailed gecko, I'm sure... :cool: :rolleyes: ;)

Any chance it might be a composite of several features?

Regards,
Kai
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