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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
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: 2,082
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: 69
Views: 17,818
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: 69
Views: 17,818
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: 5
Views: 253
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: 5
Views: 253
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: 69
Views: 17,818
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: 530
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: 604
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: 418
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: 604
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: 604
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By David
A nice pair. Shame they have no sheaths, but...

A nice pair. Shame they have no sheaths, but unlike some other SEA edged weapons you can probably make a reasonably acceptable and accurate sheath for a Barung without fairly basic woodworking skills...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd January 2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By David
I'm afraid that's a new one on me. :)

I'm afraid that's a new one on me. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd January 2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By David
Yes, i remember that other keris Sirek. Really...

Yes, i remember that other keris Sirek. Really like that one, but then i'm a sucker for a nice kebo keris.
You are right to not a similar treatment with the sheath. The veneer inlaid onto the gandar...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By David
ummm...i thought you had dogs. LOL! :D ;)

ummm...i thought you had dogs. LOL! :D ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By David
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

May 2021 bring us all the joy and happiness (and keris ;) ) we deserve! ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By David
Thanks Sirek. Happy and healthy 2021 to you and...

Thanks Sirek. Happy and healthy 2021 to you and ALL! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By David
That is not exactly what "abjab", when...

That is not exactly what "abjab", when the word is used alone, means AFAIK. Abjab is a type of writing system in which (in contrast to true alphabets) each symbol or glyph stands for a consonant, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th December 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By David
Do a rubbing with pencil and paper of the...

Do a rubbing with pencil and paper of the signature and then check it out in a mirror and you might be about to read the last name.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By David
Thanks Giorgio. The same to you and yours! :)

Thanks Giorgio. The same to you and yours! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By David
Hi Robin. Thanks for the additional photos. They...

Hi Robin. Thanks for the additional photos. They don't help too much since they aren't really in focus, but i don't think anyone could tell you definitively whether those are yakut (quartz) or inten...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,321
Posted By David
Just a suggestion that you try approaching...

Just a suggestion that you try approaching questions not as arguments or lead-ins to debate, but rather as discussion points. We are, after all, a discussion group. We all learn through conversation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By David
OK, i do have one photo of my favorite Moro kris....

OK, i do have one photo of my favorite Moro kris. This kris is particularly special to me because it is actually the very first ethnographic edged weapon i ever acquired. This is what started my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By David
I am pretty much in agreement with Jean. However...

I am pretty much in agreement with Jean. However i am curious why he suggests that the top of the gonjo may have been originally covered in gold kinatah. I do not see any evidence that kinatah was...
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