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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Mickey the Finn
What do you call that? A "hangfire"? My...

What do you call that? A "hangfire"? My Dad taught me when I was kid, with his Brno KAR98K [is it still a KAR98K if it's Brno manufactured, with no Waffenamt markings?] and firing south-west European...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Have one very similar; it's almost identical...

Have one very similar; it's almost identical except in a few details. I acquired it sans keris. Have a few Balinese keris kamardikan which it may or may not fit. I haven't yet gone so far as to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Looking up "Cutler's resin" on...

Looking up "Cutler's resin" on Wikipedia may or may not be helpful. I can tell you: some of the "voids" on a few buffalo horn handles currently in my care have been filled in with some sort of dark...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I've seen window putty used in lieu of the...

I've seen window putty used in lieu of the traditional resin ring.
Asomotif, thank you for this valuable information! [The map].
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Please tell me that what appear to be brass nail...

Please tell me that what appear to be brass nail heads on the selut are only decorative, and not, in fact, the heads of brass nails fixing the selut to the ukiran...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd September 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,400
Posted By Mickey the Finn
About that face...

"Kusia" is a term I've not encountered before.
I have, however, seen photos of hilts described as "kocetan"; most have "horse heads", but a very few have "insect-like" heads. And I've read that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,661
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Hmm... When brass knuckles became prohibited...

Hmm... When brass knuckles became prohibited weapons, suddenly "belt buckles" having the same size and form began to appear on the market (as well as Formica and Arborite knuckles). A couple of size...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,219
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The bull's penis, stretched and dried for use as...

The bull's penis, stretched and dried for use as a whip, is properly called a "pizzle", according to the only definition of the word "pizzle" in my biggest English dictionary. [That's my recollection...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I may be wrong, but I seem to recall words like...

I may be wrong, but I seem to recall words like "transfix" and "piercing through" in association with "penyalang". It's possible I read this in some 19th-early 20th C. journal of the Malaysian branch...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th September 2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,601
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I feel compelled to say that I am truly, very...

I feel compelled to say that I am truly, very seriously impressed. A few years ago, probably resulting from overconfidence due to never having attempted it previously, I began amassing tools and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,703
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I don't know what the word is, to refer to the...

I don't know what the word is, to refer to the braiding/plaiting/weaving on the hilt. This sort of work, as well as the split rattan weaving often found on the "warangka" (warangka, of course, is not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The hulu bling looks very "Michael...

The hulu bling looks very "Michael Jacksony" to me; mirrored sunglasses, pseudo-royal accoutrements. I'd bet my bottom dollar (even if the odds are around 2-5) on its having been gussied up the way...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,050
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Mr. Osobist, I was about to ask if you're an...

Mr. Osobist, I was about to ask if you're an Afghanistan veteran, but then I noticed that some people collect matchboxes. I used to collect cigarette packages when I was a kid. Then I switched to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By Mickey the Finn
~polished monocle starts from right eye~ Epoxy?...

~polished monocle starts from right eye~
Epoxy? My dear man, I do hope that this is some kind of attempt at a joke...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I've seen this photo before. Castro "...

I've seen this photo before. Castro " fingers the blade" like no-one should ever do. This is the image which causes me to shudder at the thought of gifting a golok, parang, or pisau (to say nothing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Mr. Maisey, you've concisely provided just the...

Mr. Maisey, you've concisely provided just the information I was most concerned with: is it going to stand up to use as a keris hilt. And to think I was set on going the convoluted route of comparing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Kayu sawo, maple, moose antler etc.

As this post is in relation primarily to the use of woods for keris handles, I post it here.
There's a great deal of "hoo-hah" in relation to the precise identity of various tree species, and their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,434
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Plastic sleeves, mineral oil, minyak pusaka.

This brings to mind images of several different kinds, none of which necessarily are the type of plastic sleeve you're talking about. I'd hazard a guess that something like the heat-shrink tubing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Compliments.

Nice ukiran. I'd run the risk of being pleased with myself if I was able to produce a mendak like that. And I can't find fault with the warangka.
Too many times I've had the disconcerting experience...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By Mickey the Finn
My thanks to those who have provided...

My thanks to those who have provided feedback.
After I'd submitted my post, it occurred to me that my question regarding the posting of photos was actually a sort of "fishing for a loophole".
My...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Posting photographs; "Keris Ligan".

A most interesting re-visitation of the Balinese "keris ligan" topic. Once I shake off my sluggardly stupor and get my inventory organized, I'll photograph and post pics of the one (or two) I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Mr. G, the Nihonto and the "Chinese...

Mr. G, the Nihonto and the "Chinese weapons" of which you speak have never held any particular appeal for me, and, although the extent of my knowledge about them might possibly exceed that of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,682
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Yes, you certainly may. I would be most honoured...

Yes, you certainly may. I would be most honoured if you did so, and extremely grateful if you were to send me a copy.
Your query did inspire, not a question, but a brief moment of speculation of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,682
Posted By Mickey the Finn
It has been, for about 23 years now, a maxim of...

It has been, for about 23 years now, a maxim of mine (inspired by a Clint Eastwood movie, if memory serves) that, "If anything goes wrong, it'll be because of my mistake, and not anybody else's";...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,393
Posted By Mickey the Finn
So that's what he's holding. Based primarily on...

So that's what he's holding. Based primarily on photos of fine hilts taken from sub-optimal perspectives, I had become convinced that it was the amputated lower leg of a cloven-hoofed animal he was...
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