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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By David
Agreed. This is very clearly elephant ivory and...

Agreed. This is very clearly elephant ivory and the Schreger lines are quite evident.
As was mentioned earlier in this thread, only elephant ivory displays Schreger lines.
Technically speaking i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
Posted By David
Agreed Jean. If you have any useful tips for...

Agreed Jean. If you have any useful tips for releasing stuck sheaths or hilts that we have not already covered pleas feel free to share them. But i believe we have covered these issued pretty...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
Posted By David
Actually Mickey, i understood quite clearly what...

Actually Mickey, i understood quite clearly what you said and what you meant. I happen to disagreed with your advice to surgi and felt obligated to express my own opinion. As for your admission that...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th May 2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By David
David, as you probably know, Moro Swords is a...

David, as you probably know, Moro Swords is a very difficult title to find. If you have done some internet searching you have probably seen that one of the only available copies of this book can be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By David
Nice chopper! I am chiming in here with no real...

Nice chopper! I am chiming in here with no real knowledge if this piece, but my gut puts me in Ian's camp, that this is probably not from the Philippines, but more likely somewhere in Indonesia. ...
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd May 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By David
David, i am re-directing this inquiry to the...

David, i am re-directing this inquiry to the regular Swap Forum. The keris swap is only for items related to Indonesian keris, not Moro. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By David
Glad to hear you have enjoyed it. While i do not...

Glad to hear you have enjoyed it. While i do not believe we should accept it as history per se, a great deal of it is surprising historically accurate. In all probability the language used is not,...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By David
Get topic Jim! I do understand why you thought...

Get topic Jim!
I do understand why you thought to post this in the European section since your example of this historic weapon seems t have been made in London, but the Colt M1851 is such an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By David
Care to elaborate? :)

Care to elaborate? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By David
Thanks Lee!

Thanks Lee!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By David
Might be aluminum fittings on the hilt and cross...

Might be aluminum fittings on the hilt and cross piece. The fittings on the sheath do not look like aluminum. But i agree with the mid-20th century dating.
A nice laminated blade with a strong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By David
Josť, i certainly was not suggesting the use of...

Josť, i certainly was not suggesting the use of the jewelers cloth for the steel blade. LOL! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By David
Or...given it's orgin (if it is Tibetan) it is...

Or...given it's orgin (if it is Tibetan) it is also possible that the slight belly that is displayed on the blade is from removal from an even straighter starting point. Most of the Tibetan knives i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By David
I personally stay away from polishing pastes, or...

I personally stay away from polishing pastes, or anything that applies abrasion to the metal. I would any one of a variety of two-sided polishing/buffing cloths that jewelers use.
I have a few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,208
Posted By David
Thanks for the translation Bjorn. I do realize...

Thanks for the translation Bjorn.
I do realize that making a positive identification of many Balinese figurative hilts can be next to impossible at times, but this part of the description put me in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By David
hmmm...that's a beautiful item and i can see why...

hmmm...that's a beautiful item and i can see why you think it may be of South Pacific origin.
I will also say that given it's form it looks more like a fighting staff than simply something to aid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,914
Posted By David
I will admit right up front that i know very...

I will admit right up front that i know very little about this type of sword. But from simple observation it is clear to see that the fittings on Joe's Jian are rather poor for anything with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By David
Instead of general discussion about fakes why...

Instead of general discussion about fakes why don't we stick to the specific case here with the keris at hand? It is a pendok that does indeed display some age. How much is debatable. The numbers on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By David
Welcome to the forums Ira. We only discuss...

Welcome to the forums Ira.
We only discuss Indonesian/Malay keris on this forum so i am switching this over to the Ethnographic Forum. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
Posted By David
I can add one more item to your old boss' list...

I can add one more item to your old boss' list Mickey.
"If you want something done and you don't know how to do it, FIGURE IT OUT!" LOL! Letting stuff sit around with unresolved problems, hoping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By David
Thanks for your amazing and tireless effort...

Thanks for your amazing and tireless effort getting us back up and running Lee!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By David
Yes, i would imagine the "luks" were simply cut...

Yes, i would imagine the "luks" were simply cut rather than forged. As you can see the flat section in the center of the blade does not curve with the luks. And as Josť has pointed out, the luks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By David
There you go. Looks nicer now, yes? :)

There you go. Looks nicer now, yes? :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,634
Posted By David
Glad i could head off any possible suffering on...

Glad i could head off any possible suffering on your part. :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,634
Posted By David
Gustav, my remark was in regards to your...

Gustav, my remark was in regards to your acknowledgement that my hilt was indeed "unique" and "one of a kind". I was not asking you to speak about all figurative hilt, only pointing out the obvious...
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