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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:02 PM
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Posted By David
Detlef, what material is filling that first hole...

Detlef, what material is filling that first hole on yours?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By David
Well, i am not particularly a club collector, but...

Well, i am not particularly a club collector, but i do have one Fiji Ulas. I live near the town of Lunenburg, NS, which is home port to the Picton Castle, a masted tall ship that for many years did...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By David
Your kujang is fairly recent. I could say...

Your kujang is fairly recent. I could say exactly, but i would image the oldest it could be is late 20th century, but it could well have been made yesterday.
Yes, this is a blade that is generally...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By David
I certainly understand the joy that restoring...

I certainly understand the joy that restoring things brings to many people. Don't let your friends make fun of you for things that bring you joy. ;)
I won't provide any links to mendaks for sale...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By David
You can't see the damage? Looks pretty crushed to...

You can't see the damage? Looks pretty crushed to my eyes. I am also fairly certain there is material lose. Some of the little silver balls around the edge appear to be missing. I suppose one could...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By David
That doesn't really make too much sense to me...

That doesn't really make too much sense to me unless it was a particular rare form. Mendaks of good material and construction are relatively cheap to acquire through regular dealers or on eBay. You...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th January 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By David
The mineral that is used to make warangan is...

The mineral that is used to make warangan is realgar i believe. It is not difficult to get, though many specimens appear to be relatively expensive and since i have never used it i could not really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
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: 2,327
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: 71
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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: 71
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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: 13
Views: 701
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: 13
Views: 701
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: 71
Views: 18,160
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: 636
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: 739
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: 535
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: 739
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: 739
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: 435
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: 436
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: 283
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: 436
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: 436
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: 252
Posted By David
Thanks Sirek. Happy and healthy 2021 to you and...

Thanks Sirek. Happy and healthy 2021 to you and ALL! :)
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