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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By kai
Talking Well, it's a town/city: an important port and...

Well, it's a town/city: an important port and capital of the district...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathein
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By kai
Smile Yup, as Albert already mentioned: "20 year old...

Yup, as Albert already mentioned: "20 year old Moro Taming, back in 1901." ;)

Thanks for posting, Albert!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By kai
Post Thanks for rescuing this nice piece, Gio! ...

Thanks for rescuing this nice piece, Gio!

You have a west coast scabbard and added an east coast foot. I'd suggest you keep it for another project and replace it with a simple foot as seen with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,772
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, Congrats on 2 nice...

Hello Charles,

Congrats on 2 nice acquisitions!



Certainly looks like quite a beast - what are the dimensions and weight?

I have no qualms about this blade originating from the 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, Any traditional recipe...

Hello Ariel,


Any traditional recipe should do, I guess: European cutler's resin, Indonesian, etc.: The Malay/Indonesian basic recipe is based on resin (most likely based on local availability...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ira, IMHO, this Moro kris (blade and...

Hello Ira,

IMHO, this Moro kris (blade and hilt) originates from the early 20th century.

While 20" is really short, the blade sure looks Maguindanao (as does the scabbard). The pommel (it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Thumbs up back to the pieces

Hello Ira,

That's a really nice 19th century kampilan! (Let me know whenever you decide to part with it, please. ;))

Are you sure the blade is "only" 1/4 inch thick? (Looks like it might be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Jose, I would agree them being...

Hello Jose,


I would agree them being status pieces. Considering kampilans with hair being the overwhelming majority among antique examples, they very likely were put to other uses, too (i.e....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,772
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jose, Thanks for the resto details -...

Hello Jose,

Thanks for the resto details - well done!



Any additional insight appreciated - especially pics of any relatively early examples!

The late 20th/21st century "barong" from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Post Hello Julien, D'accord. Pattern...

Hello Julien,


D'accord.

Pattern welding is probably more defined by the intention of the blade smith rather than actual contrast achieved though: In many cultures a more subdued contrast was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Yes, Julien - the quench is quite extensive and...

Yes, Julien - the quench is quite extensive and tends to extend past the steel layer.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Hello Ariel, Well, these blades are most...

Hello Ariel,


Well, these blades are most certainly not tempered. The central steel layer is certainly higher carbon steel with at least the edges hardened; it's tough to establish whether these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,772
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Ira, Your pic of the whole piece in...

Hello Ira,


Your pic of the whole piece in post #88 is not bad - a larger pic of the blade would be great (the one in post #110 is taken at an angle): Make sure though to minimize effects of wide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,772
Posted By kai
Question Hello Jose, Thanks for confirming! The...

Hello Jose,


Thanks for confirming! The blade is not easy to evaluate from the limited pics - do you think it also is Maranao or is it a recycled Sulu blade?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, No, most kris blades are of...

Hello Ariel,


No, most kris blades are of sandwich construction with a central layer of hardened steel (dark after staining) and laminated mild steel as outer layers (lighter areas).

Regards,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By kai
Cool Well, there are also pattern welded wootz blades...

Well, there are also pattern welded wootz blades (which are technically not laminated...) - however, more often than not, the terminology often gets pretty loosely applied, anyway.

In Indonesia,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,818
Posted By kai
Smile Welcome to the forum, Minh! Yes, Mindanao:...

Welcome to the forum, Minh!

Yes, Mindanao: Maguindanao and first half of 20th century, I believe.

The piece might well be complete and just need some TLC. With the blade already loose, this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Congrats, that's another good...

Hello Detlef,

Congrats, that's another good grab!

Yes, definitely a Batak piso. As you mentioned, this blade belongs to a family including sewar-like pieces and what the coastal Malay of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By kai
Hello Marius, As of this very auction, the...

Hello Marius,

As of this very auction, the shipping expenses are paid directly to the shipping company (separately invoiced from the auction results). Thus, the recipient does enter a separate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By kai
Hello Nik, I certainly understand your...

Hello Nik,

I certainly understand your frustration!

However, after the delay due to the late goverment approvals due to changes in their processes, we have to realize that this additional delay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,143
Posted By kai
Smile Yes, that's an interesting one, also with the...

Yes, that's an interesting one, also with the rather short extension. Seems you also got another nice garab - let me know whenever you decide to let either go, please. ;)

The other pira exhibits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Detlef, Pretty much along the same...

Hello Detlef,


Pretty much along the same lines as the 2 posted in this thread:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25047 ;)

Name will very likely depend on the ethnic group (once...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By kai
Post Nice one, Detlef! Let me know... ;)...

Nice one, Detlef!

Let me know... ;) :rolleyes:

Yup, I agree with attributing this to Sulawesi, most likely from one of the southern peninsulas.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,846
Posted By kai
Question Thanks, Carlos! I agree that this piece does...

Thanks, Carlos!

I agree that this piece does not seem to originate from the Philippines.

The hilt certainly does not look like bunti/banati to me.

At the moment, I can't offer any convincing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,772
Posted By kai
Post Thanks! Another nice example from the first half...

Thanks! Another nice example from the first half of the 20th century; the blade seems to be of above-average quality and could be an older, antique piece that got rehilted. The scabbard does seem to...
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