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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 07:20 PM
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Ian, you are right about Rajasthan and the...

Ian, you are right about Rajasthan and the T-spine. The northern influence would also make the word "kard" more logical. Sometimes I forget what I know.

As far as items online in "excavated"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Interested Party
Kerala Kard?

The question of the etiquette in reviving a topic that hasn't been spoken of in a bit is always interesting. I have decided the best way is to link the old threads to the new one giving us a common...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,967
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David, or anyone with an opinion on the matter;...

David, or anyone with an opinion on the matter; what is a good heat source for this process, espically for dealing with epoxy? I have thought of heating sand to 325 F (160 C) in an oven and immersing...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th May 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,666
Posted By Interested Party
My immediate impression when I saw the picture...

My immediate impression when I saw the picture was a striker. After reading this thread I still think so, but with less conviction after seeing other possible uses. Could we see the aspect that is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
Posted By Interested Party
Wow, nice! Were both of these forms used at...

Wow, nice!

Were both of these forms used at the same time, or did the form change between the early 20th century and the late 20th century? It almost looks like a change from a slicing tool to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By Interested Party
Checking for understanding.

The mark in post #2 has elements that seem to be a Tblilisi mark between 1883-1899, but a little different than I've have seen referenced. The 84 and the the cross are one element rather than two...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,561
Posted By Interested Party
One always wonder about the history of these...

One always wonder about the history of these pieces. For instance, what happened to the seluts? Were they very nice and sold off at some point or did they simply wear out or get lost because they...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By Interested Party
I was specifically asking about the carved lines...

I was specifically asking about the carved lines on the abdominal area. I guessed they were representative of a sarong (at first I thought wooden armor but I believe that it is usually orientated...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By Interested Party
Do the lines on the belly in the OP example and...

Do the lines on the belly in the OP example and Jeans second have any meaning? I have noticed them on other keris lately and have been curious.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By Interested Party
Could the handles be a replacement? When I was a...

Could the handles be a replacement? When I was a kid I would buy surplus bayonets for almost nothing and replace the handles that had sat in the cosmoline till they crumbled or became mush.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Interested Party
A question for the knowledgable

Is this hilt a north coast Java? Ganesha, with a tumpal motif at the base, decorated with lozenges. Each lozenge quadrant having a 3 sided swastika creating a vegetative type pattern. Finally in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Interested Party
I would have seen the profile irregularity but I...

I would have seen the profile irregularity but I couldn't easily see the weld in the photo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Interested Party
Ken, I couldn't say about the ethics. Lots of...

Ken, I couldn't say about the ethics. Lots of period pieces were repaired as well, at least that is what sellers claim. ;)

I am writing because That is a beautiful weld! I am jealous of your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By Interested Party
I've always wondered why the Solo pendok is open...

I've always wondered why the Solo pendok is open in the front while the Dogya completely covers the wood of the gandjar. Is it for symbolic reasons or is it purely aesthetic?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By Interested Party
There seems to be logic in that statement, did...

There seems to be logic in that statement, did the Dutch institute a system of silver proof marks in the region?

It is a very pretty piece Marius. Does the button on the end of the sheath show...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By Interested Party
Sorry for the bad picture. I had lighting issues...

Sorry for the bad picture. I had lighting issues and was more interested in presenting the text. When I looked at the originals with a jeweler's loop 526 appeared to have a Indonesian or Sumatran...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By Interested Party
Xas, this is the little bit I know. It is from...

Xas, this is the little bit I know. It is from "Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago." Pictures 525 in particular and 526 somewhat reminded me of the panabas so I thought i would ask the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By Interested Party
Are these related to what Van Zonneveld called...

Are these related to what Van Zonneveld called "stick swords" from Flores?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By Interested Party
Go to "Ethnographic Weapons" third post down. You...

Go to "Ethnographic Weapons" third post down. You will have to resize your pictures to less than 1280 on the largest side.



Sorry duplicate instructions. Delete if possible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,662
Posted By Interested Party
The rt side example looks like it could have been...

The rt side example looks like it could have been produced by a pool and eye lamination method.

To my understanding the ore that the crucible process used affected the pattern greatly, but I know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Interested Party
Would a light polish and vinegar be...

Would a light polish and vinegar be inappropriate? Like the one in Jim Hrisoulas' chapter on tanto's in "the complete bladesmith"? It is hard to mess up, other than the polish, and non-toxic. Very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,939
Posted By Interested Party
What area did the niello for central Asian...

What area did the niello for central Asian scabbards? Or was it a technique that was spread over a vast region without an epicenter to help pinpoint the craftsmanship?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th February 2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,552
Posted By Interested Party
Max, I can't wait to see pictures of the keris...

Max, I can't wait to see pictures of the keris after you give it some love!

Alan, daphor Bandhotan? Is this specific to 11 lok? I haven't found any information on it. Does it have something to do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,939
Posted By Interested Party
The blade and the overall look remind me of...

The blade and the overall look remind me of Scandinavian patterns. I don't believe it is, the blade maybe, but the look is there.....I think it is the contour of the sheath, the line of the handle to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,367
Posted By Interested Party
No definitely different. The fronds as they...

No definitely different. The fronds as they radiate out of the center of the wranka are 90 degrees different. The mendaks are not the same as well. But apparently there is a style that is very...
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