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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Rafngard
That is a really interesting piece. I don't think...

That is a really interesting piece. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Rafngard
You should definitely take Sajen's word over mine...

You should definitely take Sajen's word over mine on everything!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Rafngard
I'm sure members with more experience than I will...

I'm sure members with more experience than I will chime in, but to my eye it looks like elephant ivory, and overall, a really beautiful specimen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Rafngard
I am far from an expert, but my first impression...

I am far from an expert, but my first impression is definitely that this is recent, made in Tugaya, and made for those who travel.

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Rafngard
Hello Ian, the pictures don't convey it well, but...

Hello Ian, the pictures don't convey it well, but the hilt is made entirely of a very tarnished, non-magnetic metal. I assume brass.



yes, via the surprisingly large circular structure near the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Rafngard
I haven't had a chance to clean it up yet, or get...

I haven't had a chance to clean it up yet, or get better photos (these are from the seller), but here's a similar piece that I recently picked. Aside from the string/fiber in the "gaps", the hilt is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By Rafngard
Something I know from the martial arts world...

Something I know from the martial arts world feels relevant here.

"We're all beginners here; some of us have just been beginners longer."

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By Rafngard
I know a few people in the American FMA community...

I know a few people in the American FMA community that just LOVE TFW swords. I've handled a couple, and yeah, they seem good quality, but they really just don't look right, and in the hand, they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By Rafngard
I am very grateful for all the marvelous American...

I am very grateful for all the marvelous American FMA teachers I have learned from.

I also really want to make them all watch this video. Maybe 3 times.

Thanks for making it sir!

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By Rafngard
I'll leave a definitive argument to the experts,...

I'll leave a definitive argument to the experts, but I'm pretty sure these are all from Bali and all fairly recent.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th May 2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By Rafngard
Thank you (paljon kiitoksia, suomeksi) to Mickey...

Thank you (paljon kiitoksia, suomeksi) to Mickey for asking this question. And many thanks also to David and Alan for their thoughtful, salient responses.

You've all explicated a number of things...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By Rafngard
Hello all, Take it with a grain of salt, but one...

Hello all,

Take it with a grain of salt, but one of the styles of Silat that I study (Silat Suffian Bela Diri, from Brunei, so ethnically Malay), uses a weapon with a near identical blade profile,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,345
Posted By Rafngard
Everytime I see one of your cutting videos, I...

Everytime I see one of your cutting videos, I feel inspired.
Once this pandemic is all over, and bottled water is normal price again, I'm going to buy a flat of them, get a couple of my old ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,985
Posted By Rafngard
Hello Detlef, Yes, as I go through the posts on...

Hello Detlef,

Yes, as I go through the posts on the forum for this type, I see the questions around the name. I will keep this in mind.

Thanks!
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,345
Posted By Rafngard
When I first joined this forum 3.5 or so years...

When I first joined this forum 3.5 or so years ago, I meant to post here, but I never got around to it.

39 here, looking at forty later this year. Hopefully the world opens back up before then....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,985
Posted By Rafngard
Mini siraui (with a bone "blade") next...

Mini siraui (with a bone "blade") next to a normal sized one.

Enjoy!
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,957
Posted By Rafngard
What I learned today is that Zorro really...

What I learned today is that Zorro really shouldn't have had a rapier, he should have had a binakla. :D

In all seriousness though, this is wonderful information.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rafngard
The scabbard, in particular the horn bands, look...

The scabbard, in particular the horn bands, look an awful lot like the construction on this golok from Sunda that was in Lew's estate, and that now lives with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,674
Posted By Rafngard
My memory must just be going. The price of...

My memory must just be going. The price of getting older I suppose.

Beats the alternative though.

Awesome pics from both of you btw.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,674
Posted By Rafngard
I think I've seen a photo, maybe from Batangas?,...

I think I've seen a photo, maybe from Batangas?, of someone wearing a something like this with the "belt" diagonally across the chest, from one shoulder to the opposite hip, like a messenger bag. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,687
Posted By Rafngard
I just wanted to say thank you to both Ian and...

I just wanted to say thank you to both Ian and Asterix.

All of this has been fascinating to read.

Have fun,
Leif
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By Rafngard
Four letters? Isn't "Perkele" seven...

Four letters?

Isn't "Perkele" seven letters? :cool:

Pidä hauskaa,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By Rafngard
I also think that for many of us, we don't feel...

I also think that for many of us, we don't feel we have anything to contribute.

I, for example, am somewhat interested in Indian arms. However, it's outside of my collecting area, and I honestly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By Rafngard
Indeed. I have no barung with horn ferrule,...

Indeed. I have no barung with horn ferrule, though I do have a couple Gunongs with horn ferrules that I'd be happy to show pics of.

Thanks,
Leif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By Rafngard
Yes, as a fellow FMA practitioner. the garabs...

Yes, as a fellow FMA practitioner. the garabs that I have are significantly more front weighted that anything I've otherwise trained with. Nothing in the LaCosta/Inosanto system would prepare me to...
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