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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:55 PM
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Posted By David
Thanks Alan, that's good to know.

Thanks Alan, that's good to know.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:42 PM
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Posted By David
I have only ever seen this style of dress for...

I have only ever seen this style of dress for kujang as contemporary (meaning post WWII). If push came to shove, without benefit of better photos or hands-on inspection, i would still have to say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By David
For me it is never a question of making a weapon...

For me it is never a question of making a weapon look "new" as much as "whole".
I still believe that the less you do the better, but that sometimes it is better to do something than nothing at all.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 545
Posted By David
hmmm....what leads you to believe this dress is...

hmmm....what leads you to believe this dress is antique? While it shows some age i would not have thought this to be pre-WWII, though certainly the blade is.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By David
The blade is mandau in profile, but it does not...

The blade is mandau in profile, but it does not appear to be convex one side and concave on the other as mandau tend to be. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By David
People have a lot of different ideas of what...

People have a lot of different ideas of what "restoration" entails as well as the differences between "conservation" and "restoration".
My thinking is to do as little as possible when possible and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 545
Posted By David
Detlef, what material is filling that first hole...

Detlef, what material is filling that first hole on yours?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By David
Well, i am not particularly a club collector, but...

Well, i am not particularly a club collector, but i do have one Fiji Ulas. I live near the town of Lunenburg, NS, which is home port to the Picton Castle, a masted tall ship that for many years did...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 545
Posted By David
Your kujang is fairly recent. I could say...

Your kujang is fairly recent. I could say exactly, but i would image the oldest it could be is late 20th century, but it could well have been made yesterday.
Yes, this is a blade that is generally...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By David
I certainly understand the joy that restoring...

I certainly understand the joy that restoring things brings to many people. Don't let your friends make fun of you for things that bring you joy. ;)
I won't provide any links to mendaks for sale...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By David
You can't see the damage? Looks pretty crushed to...

You can't see the damage? Looks pretty crushed to my eyes. I am also fairly certain there is material lose. Some of the little silver balls around the edge appear to be missing. I suppose one could...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By David
That doesn't really make too much sense to me...

That doesn't really make too much sense to me unless it was a particular rare form. Mendaks of good material and construction are relatively cheap to acquire through regular dealers or on eBay. You...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th January 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By David
The mineral that is used to make warangan is...

The mineral that is used to make warangan is realgar i believe. It is not difficult to get, though many specimens appear to be relatively expensive and since i have never used it i could not really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By David
SÚverin will have to make up his own mind, but...

SÚverin will have to make up his own mind, but this looks like a real "users" to me and that paint seems to have gotten there of it's own accord. Sometimes it's best to leave the history in place i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,420
Posted By David
Well, as someone who seems to be especially prone...

Well, as someone who seems to be especially prone to pareidolia i also see faces in the vegetal design of these hilts. I suppose it is debatable if these faces are intentional or not, but to me it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,263
Posted By David
Aye, it's a nice Irish indeed, but i still prefer...

Aye, it's a nice Irish indeed, but i still prefer a smokey Islay single malt every time. Still wouldn't turn down a wee bit o' Tully though. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,263
Posted By David
Please gentlemen. How about a fine single malt.

Please gentlemen. How about a fine single malt.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By David
Thanks Jean. Gabilan was the name i was searching...

Thanks Jean. Gabilan was the name i was searching my aging brain cells for.
;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Max. A nice old Madura/East...

Welcome to the forum Max.
A nice old Madura/East Jawa keris.
The ivory hilt looks like Kojuk Mrenges, though in a less detailed form. It seems to have some age. Is the base wood or horn. It is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,263
Posted By David
Perhaps he meant obtuse... :rolleyes: :D ...

Perhaps he meant obtuse...

:rolleyes: :D :rolleyes:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By David
I suspect this blade will be much easier to read...

I suspect this blade will be much easier to read once it has been clean and preferable given warangan treatment. I look forward to the clean up.
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By David
Thanks for the responses so far. They support...

Thanks for the responses so far. They support some of my own suspicions about it. The motifs definitely do not seem to fit the purported time and place.
Ian, i am unfamiliar with Timeline Auctions....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By David
The asang asang doesn't look suassa to me. More...

The asang asang doesn't look suassa to me. More likely bronze. But man, i agree with all the rest. An awesome "archaic" kris in fine condition. Odds are good it has a twisted core as well. That hilt...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By David
I have found this information on line about this...

I have found this information on line about this sword which seems to have come from Peter Finer, who apparently sold this sword at sometime within the last decade.
There do seem to be numerous...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By David
Viking Sword

Hey folks. Just saw this extraordinary sword. The only info on it was as follows:
Viking sword, Hedeby, Denmark, 10th century.
I am familiar with the archeological site, which is know officially in...
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