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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:56 AM
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Posted By asomotif
:)

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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Posted By asomotif
It is the techniques, form and style that are...

It is the techniques, form and style that are puzzling me.

The casted hilt, rivited with 2 rivits
The scabbard of brass, made of 2 halves and soldered together
The kala (?) head at the bottom, also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By asomotif
Do you have a picture of the complete weapon in...

Do you have a picture of the complete weapon in the scabbard and out of the scabbard ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By asomotif
Interesting : If it is well made it can't be for...

Interesting : If it is well made it can't be for tourists ?
If it is well made and appears often it is a tourist item ?

I have never seen a sword like this before.
The craftmenship does not look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By asomotif
Hmmm... this eagle pommel sword is a "shaver...

Hmmm... this eagle pommel sword is a "shaver cool" sword.
The sticky thread is not working, but here is some info.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14117&highlight=shaver+kool
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By asomotif
That is quite specific Kai, what source do you...

That is quite specific Kai, what source do you have for this region ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By asomotif
I don't think you should see this as a Kayan...

I don't think you should see this as a Kayan weapon.
The floral motifs suggest a muslim background as they were/are not allowed to depict animals / humans / spirits etc.
But it is a mandau :)

Here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By asomotif
Thank you Jeff for sharing pictures of the front...

Thank you Jeff for sharing pictures of the front side scabbard and the back side of the blade.

Based on all the floral decoration and the fact that the hollow side of the blade is made by stock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By asomotif
Nice book, Hornbill and Dragon. There is one in...

Nice book, Hornbill and Dragon.
There is one in the swap section :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By asomotif
Hello Jeff, More pictures would be nice. Do you...

Hello Jeff,

More pictures would be nice. Do you own the mandau ?

Koetei / Kutai region comes in mind, based on blade and hilt combi, floral motives.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, The hilt and scabbard are very...

Hello Detlef,

The hilt and scabbard are very different in style and craftmanship. So I think the handle was added later. Which is not a bad thing persť.

@ Francantolin, do you have a picture of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By asomotif
Are they eating with chop sticks yet ?

Are they eating with chop sticks yet ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By asomotif
Nice one, I saw it too. Don't know much about...

Nice one, I saw it too.
Don't know much about them, but I like the disc/guard. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,683
Posted By asomotif
Same here. Rhino, fairly frequently used for...

Same here. Rhino, fairly frequently used for sewars :confused:
I am a bit of a newby in collecting indonesian arms, and maybe Detlef hasn't seen that many sewars either :rolleyes:

Marius, no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By asomotif
Yep, I do.

Yep, I do.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By asomotif
India is a fast growing economy with some very...

India is a fast growing economy with some very wealthy people.
This piece might well be bought by an indian who wants his history back :shrug:
The same happens with chinese collectors buying china...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By asomotif
This sword is not an exsisting pattern sword, so...

This sword is not an exsisting pattern sword, so in that respect you are right, and it is not a fake.
It does however pretend to be old by the aging of the metal.

I did not check all the sold items...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By asomotif
I am amazed about the quality of the example in...

I am amazed about the quality of the example in post 8, but in general this sword makes me think of : made in the PRC

They like to combine styles and inscriptions and sell everything as ww2...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,453
Posted By asomotif
slightly off topic, nice pictures with the...

slightly off topic, nice pictures with the "sharpie" markers :D intentional ? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,453
Posted By asomotif
Nice :) any age indication ?

Nice :)

any age indication ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,453
Posted By asomotif
And one of the best imho, a mini rentjong. Next...

And one of the best imho, a mini rentjong. Next to a full size brother.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,453
Posted By asomotif
The Indonesian / Sumatra ? small knife without a...

The Indonesian / Sumatra ? small knife without a name ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,453
Posted By asomotif
My miniature jimpul.

My miniature jimpul.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,453
Posted By asomotif
Ps. I am not sure if we should call this knife a...

Ps. I am not sure if we should call this knife a miniature.
I don't know the name but I have seen them several times in the past and probably have one or two stored somewhere in the attic.
These...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,453
Posted By asomotif
Show us your matchbox collection.....

Nice thread.

Would like to see some more matchboxes as well :)
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