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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By kai
Hello Franc, Thanks for the additional...

Hello Franc,

Thanks for the additional pics!

How thoroughly did you clean the calyx? Please check whether the dark recesses of the motifs hold remnants of enamel or plain dirt... ;)



That's the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By kai
Red face Hello Franc, Thanks for the additional...

Hello Franc,

Thanks for the additional pics!

They confirm our earlier thoughts: Blade, horn hilt, and scabbard are genuine and also exhibit the expected wear of a 19th c. piece; I still believe the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,414
Posted By kai
Thanks, Mario! Here's the link for the lecture...

Thanks, Mario!

Here's the link for the lecture on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_CpxlR2T8Q

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,414
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks, Mario! Sounds like the event will be in...

Thanks, Mario!

Sounds like the event will be in Italian only, doesn't it?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By kai
Post Hello Franc, This certainly is an interesting...

Hello Franc,

This certainly is an interesting grab!

The scabbard needs some TLC. It is a really good example of the more sublime esthetics of northern Sumatra and is commonly seen with high status...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By kai
Smile Thanks for your consideration, Alan! Jean, is it...

Thanks for your consideration, Alan!

Jean, is it mentioned who did the translation into BI?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, I assume you know this work quite...

Hello Alan,

I assume you know this work quite well. Is anything known how this information got compiled and published?

I know one can't learn tangguh from a book - how do the given criteria vibe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By kai
Hello Mike, There is no way of knowing if this...

Hello Mike,

There is no way of knowing if this keris was forged with meteor iron unless you start full-blown (and partly destructive) scientific material testing which most likely will yield...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By kai
Cool Hello Detlef, Those you cite exhibit traditional...

Hello Detlef,

Those you cite exhibit traditional workmanship - I'd tend to believe that Eric's example is post-WW2, possibly quite recent considering the scabbard and the seemingly fresh resin; also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By kai
Question Hello Gavin, From the single pic, I'd surmise...

Hello Gavin,

From the single pic, I'd surmise that the turned, ebony-like hilt might very well feel at home throughout the northern Malay peninsula, indeed. Simple EDC knives may offer very limited...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By kai
Smile ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19472
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,881
Posted By kai
Talking The painter knew damaged keris with detached...

The painter knew damaged keris with detached crosspieces stubbornly holding onto their blades... :rolleyes:

Unless prepared on the spot (which was a rare exception), period artwork needs to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,881
Posted By kai
Post Hello Thomas, The fittings are recent examples...

Hello Thomas,

The fittings are recent examples of a more modern Bali style that was mainly worn by dancers/performers. The dots are not supposed to be wormholes but rather emphasize/contrast the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Thomas, That's a neat sikin panjang -...

Hello Thomas,

That's a neat sikin panjang - congrats!

Some of these do come with longer blades, indeed.

Based on the whole ensemble, this might well be Gayo from the Lake Tawar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By kai
Post Hello Willem, The Banjar/Negara melting pot did...

Hello Willem,


The Banjar/Negara melting pot did receive lots of influence from Ngaju, Malay, Bugis, "Chinese", Madura, Java, and even more foreign cultures. With Negara mandau the main influences...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By kai
Smile Hold your horses, Jeff! ;) Some more pics from...

Hold your horses, Jeff! ;)

Some more pics from all sides of the hilt would be good. Also a closeup of the carving at the upper scabbard, please.

I'd like to establish if blade, hilt, scabbard, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By kai
Post Hello Jeff, I'd love to see pics of any...

Hello Jeff,

I'd love to see pics of any similarly carved hilts to foster the discussion here!

IMHO the hilt seems to be influenced by Malay (floral) carving styles which could also explain the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Giovanni, I reckon you mean the paper by...

Hello Giovanni,

I reckon you mean the paper by Wilhelm Hein (rather than Steindachner)?

That's an important source, indeed. However, there is no similar hilt included in this study.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By kai
Post Hello Charles, I tend to agree with David that...

Hello Charles,

I tend to agree with David that this hilt can be classified as coteng; the small size also supports this notion. (Some Malay specialists consider coteng hilts a subgroup of tajong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,049
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, I did not mention Sasak...

Hello Alan,

I did not mention Sasak culture/language/whatever?

If kepompong is Indonesian only as expected, it is clearly modern usage.

That the word kusia was known in Klungkung for such a type...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,049
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Can we try to get a definition...

Hello Alan,


Can we try to get a definition first or try to resolve, if there really is any difference in either style and/or origin/symbolism?

Gustav has quoted an early source from the colonial...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,049
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Gustav, These are longicorn beetles...

Hello Gustav,


These are longicorn beetles (family Cerambycidae). I believe Nieuwenkamp just shows the pupa and the imago (adult) for illustrative purposes since the adult beetles are/were fairly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By kai
Question Hello Albert, This is an odd one! Based mainly...

Hello Albert,

This is an odd one!

Based mainly on the blade profile, I'm not convinced this really is Visayan.

The depicted "demon/spirit" of unusual style, the wings (eagle or angle?), and also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Wow, that would be a pretty early repatriation,...

Wow, that would be a pretty early repatriation, indeed!

That's a really nice Maranao sundang with heavy danganan hilt. I can barely make out the separate sampir - if the angled line really is where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By kai
Hello Ariel, The wooden tip of this Bagobo...

Hello Ariel,

The wooden tip of this Bagobo scabbard has 2 decorated metal tidbits attached while the 2-pronged pommel of a pakayun/parapat/pelepet is carved from a single piece of wood. I don't...
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