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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Athanase
Hello, I think is from west Java, Sunda region.

Hello,
I think is from west Java, Sunda region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,660
Posted By Athanase
The first is elephante ivory. The second isn't...

The first is elephante ivory. The second isn't elephant, maybe Dugong or Spermwhale or walrus.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,660
Posted By Athanase
It's clearly Elephant ivory. Very nice patina.

It's clearly Elephant ivory. Very nice patina.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Athanase
Whooo :eek: Very nice sword, I love the pamor! ...

Whooo :eek:
Very nice sword, I love the pamor!
For me is from Sulawesi for sure but I don't say more :shrug:
Forum: Swap Forum 24th April 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By Athanase
Short pedang from Lombok

Hello,
I sold this short pedang from Lombok.
The blade with pamor is old (end of XIXme or first part of XXme century).
The fitting are mid-XX century (I gess).
The scabbard and hilt are in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Athanase
I agree with David. I have 2 small sumatran...

I agree with David.
I have 2 small sumatran Keris (one Minang) and 1 Sundanese (or south sumatran) Badek with the same motif on silver (or mamas) which covers the sheath.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,852
Posted By Athanase
In my head I think of two solutions: Either the...

In my head I think of two solutions:
Either the Seluts were in silver y and we were sold at a time when the family needed money.
Either they were damaged during disassembly for the ritual cleaning...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,852
Posted By Athanase
Here is my hilt in this style.

Here is my hilt in this style.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Athanase
I think that Grendolino tell of silver gandar n8...

I think that Grendolino tell of silver gandar n8 wich not match with the first keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Athanase
Overall I have the same opinion as the others for...

Overall I have the same opinion as the others for the origins.

1: The size looks large which might make you think of the ancient Java Kriss from the 17th century or Lombok or Bali, but the blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Athanase
Thank-you I did not think that this handle was...

Thank-you
I did not think that this handle was of the Ganesh type because we can guess a squatting human form but there is nothing to symbolize the trunk.

But indeed, the style of the grip...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Athanase
Origin of a shortcuts keris

Hello,

I would like to know which region of Java this Keris comes from.
I bought it for its handle but I don't know the origin of this style. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Athanase
I bought 2 Keris and a Blawong at this sale,...

I bought 2 Keris and a Blawong at this sale, shipping took 1 additional month compared to the usual because of the Covid (the Italian administration is already slow at the base (like the French) but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,433
Posted By Athanase
I think that the only way to know the presence or...

I think that the only way to know the presence or not of meteoritic materials in a blade is by a very thorough analysis of the chemical composition (mass spectrometry). The meteorite still contains...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Athanase
It's very beautiful sword but I am totally...

It's very beautiful sword but I am totally ignorant about the blades of the Caucasus and the Middle East. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Athanase
For me clubs numbers 2, 4 and 8 are made of bone...

For me clubs numbers 2, 4 and 8 are made of bone for sure. I'm less sure about 6 and 7, but it also looks a bit like it.
Number 4 is made from the bone that is inside the horn (Probably Taurotragus...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Athanase
I bought this kriss on the internet a year and a...

I bought this kriss on the internet a year and a half after having bought the kriss pictured below from the same seller (which I have already presented on the forum).
Unfortunately, I have no other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Athanase
For me the notch on the internal face of the...

For me the notch on the internal face of the Ganja was made during forging to give its domed profile on each side, while starting from a thin piece of metal, in the but to save material.
After that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Athanase
Yes it's smooth curves.

Yes it's smooth curves.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Athanase
I do not see any trace of a central ridge on the...

I do not see any trace of a central ridge on the blade.

In the middle of the blade the thickness is about 5mm

By manipulating the blade, we feel its weight weighing a little on the wrist.
...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Athanase
So far I have never seen a mendak or selut with...

So far I have never seen a mendak or selut with an opening wide enough for a Pesi of 1cm in diameter. I think I'll take a while to find.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Athanase
Very large (East?) Javanese Keris for Comments

Hello

When I bought this Kriss, I didn't pay attention to the dimensions. So I was very surprised by its size when I received it.

The blade is 45.5 long, the Ganja is 10cm wide and the base of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,223
Posted By Athanase
Hello, Here is my second Kampilan,...

Hello,

Here is my second Kampilan, unfortunately it's only a blade (engraved) without handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By Athanase
I have already seen blades from Sulawesi with...

I have already seen blades from Sulawesi with this Pamor type and a hardened iron cutting edge reported. On your blade I think it has been repolished and re-sharpened recently, however the scabbard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By Athanase
:eek: It's really very sad especially for such...

:eek: It's really very sad especially for such an original blade.
At least I hope he didn't end up destroyed.
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