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Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By asomotif
What an impressive piece. I wish I had such...

What an impressive piece. I wish I had such acquaintances :)

I would not do a "deep"cleaning. I sort of like the patina on the helmet bowl.

The helmet plate looks like it has some (white)...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By asomotif
Thumbs up :D:D:D

:D:D:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By asomotif
Hello Godfried, Another stunning mandau....

Hello Godfried,

Another stunning mandau. Thanks for sharing.
The figure on the scabbard is different from what I have seen before.
Although the variation in carvings seems endless.

I think...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By asomotif
Interesting sword. I would leave the metal...

Interesting sword.

I would leave the metal as it is. Crystalline wax sounds good.

The hilt. It would be nice if someone could reshape it into a thinner spiral hilt without removing it. A smart...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By asomotif
My mandau hilt... I wish. The picture is from the...

My mandau hilt... I wish. The picture is from the sold section on mytribalart.com
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By asomotif
wow, very nice !

wow, very nice !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By asomotif
Hello Godfried, I don't care too much about...

Hello Godfried,

I don't care too much about the name game. But Kai makes a very sound conclusion based on the terminology that we follow in the western world.

But what a nice piece considering...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By asomotif
I mean aso heads, I see a nose , 2 eyes and 2...

I mean aso heads, I see a nose , 2 eyes and 2 ears.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By asomotif
Hello Godfried, That is a very nice jimpul. ...

Hello Godfried,

That is a very nice jimpul.
Unfortunately I do not share your urge to identify and name the motifs on dayak art.

You can check the "sold" section of mytribalart, there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,644
Posted By asomotif
I prefer the silver miniatures, and not just...

I prefer the silver miniatures, and not just because they are cheaper. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,644
Posted By asomotif
:D:D:D I have no problem calling my...

:D:D:D

I have no problem calling my miniature jimpul a souvernir.
It is to small to be used as anything. Not even as letter opener.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,644
Posted By asomotif
Yes, this must be the same workshop.

Yes, this must be the same workshop.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By asomotif
Wow, what a lovely handle. I think they are...

Wow, what a lovely handle.

I think they are little dragons (aso's) surfacing. Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,883
Posted By asomotif
Oh no ! those mandaus and balato's deserve some...

Oh no ! those mandaus and balato's deserve some more space. :eek:

I think I have some space for them ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,676
Posted By asomotif
I see cracks , but are these Schreger lines ? ...

I see cracks , but are these Schreger lines ?

Additional pictures would be nice.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By asomotif
Pfew. I agree with Marius on this one. How...

Pfew. I agree with Marius on this one.
How could the price be an indicator ? :shrug:

Weirdest indicator ever for such an object.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By asomotif
I must say that the shreger lines are so very...

I must say that the shreger lines are so very clear and obvious, that it makes me suspicious.

Could you make some more pictures, also with daylight ?

The needle test is indeed outdated as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 87,548
Posted By asomotif
Here is one variation that I have never seen...

Here is one variation that I have never seen before.
A hulu Peusangan combined with a golden glupa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 87,548
Posted By asomotif
Just from sharing, 1 sikin from the sold items...

Just from sharing,
1 sikin from the sold items at MTW.
perfect condition with nice inlay in the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By asomotif
Interesting comments Marius. Did you read...

Interesting comments Marius.

Did you read the first post :) : It was described as "ottoman, modified for use in North Africa".

Ps . close ups of the various rings would be nice, and probably...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,179
Posted By asomotif
Sorry, in the 1860's that is. A small scottish...

Sorry, in the 1860's that is. A small scottish uniform was in the same display. I believe the museum guard said he was 7 when he wore that uniform.
I only took a picture of the dagger.
This...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,179
Posted By asomotif
It is a children sized dirk. note the full size...

It is a children sized dirk. note the full size man boot on the right.

I did not check for the sacabbard, but I assume it was on the small costume that was on display.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,431
Posted By asomotif
Fascinating information. Here a picture of the...

Fascinating information.
Here a picture of the Sultans palace at Stone Town Zanzibar.
januari 2020
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,179
Posted By asomotif
Just for sharing. I recently visited "Huis...

Just for sharing.

I recently visited "Huis Doorn" where the former German emperor Wilhelm 2 resided after his abdication in 1918.
I saw this small scottisch dagger on display and was told that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By asomotif
Ps. before the thread goes culinary...

Ps. before the thread goes culinary again.:rolleyes: don't eat pangolins. they are an endagered species.
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