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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By RobT
Shows How Much I Know

Hi All,

Thanks to all who responded. Since the ID is unanimous and unequivocal, there can be no doubt that my suspicions were unfounded. Good to know. As unbelievable as it may seem, I bought the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By RobT
Bali Dress. Bali Blade?

Hi All,

I recently got this Balinese dressed keris but the look of the blade makes me suspect that it’s not from Bali and the blade to sheath fit isn’t really good either. The very slender (about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2022, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By RobT
Requested Photos

Hi All,
Here are the photos that were asked for.

Interested Party,
Here are close ups of the spine and spine at the ricasso.

kai,
Here are pictures of the sheath back (1 full view and 1...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By RobT
Occam's Razor Reasoning

David,

Please allow me to take your points in order. This will allow you and other forum members to spot any flaws in my reasoning.
As far as age goes, I am more inclined to say that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By RobT
I Love It When I'm Right

Yep, British GI spec khukri. They had to have worked at it to produce such an ugly cho design.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By RobT
Nepal Most Likely

Thanks to All Who Responded,

Despite the blade on my sword resembling Philippine blades (ginunting, tinari/binulang, sinampalok), the hilt, ferrule, and sheath don't look at all like anything from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By RobT
Unknown Short Sword

Hi All,

Has anyone seen one of these before. The hilt looks like a Kachin dao hilt. The ferrule is exactly the same as a khukri ferrule. The 19" (48.26cm) kopis blade looks like a huge, curved...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,370
Posted By RobT
Single Bevel AKA Chisel Grind

Ausjulius,

As a woodworker for many years, I find it difficult to accept your contention that, "it is much harder to sharpen maintain and use the single beveled blades than a normal double bevel"....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By RobT
Two Disparate Cultures?

Athanase,

AFAIK, the Bugis and the Banjar people are very separate and distinct both in culture and geographic location. Given that, your assessment of "some Banjars blades or Bugis blades"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By RobT
Sharper Than Steel

Hi All,

The dagger blade appears to be one of the many fleur de lis iron fence finial variants. When you think about it, cast iron is harder and can take a keener edge than steel. The increased...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2022, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By RobT
Mfg to Brit GI Specs I'll Warrant

werecow,

From the look of the cho, I would be willing to bet that Will M's blade was made to British GI specifications.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By RobT
Fence Finial?

drac2k,

To me, the blade looks like an iron fence finial. That notwithstanding, it probably would work nicely as a push dagger if sharpened.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By RobT
Thanks for the Confirmation

Battara,

I'm glad that you agree with my hilt id. Hopefully, others will chime in and answer the other questions.

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By RobT
heic to jpeg

Will M,

Since you used the term HEIC, I assume that you're using a Mac:

Open the image

Go to the top left hand side of the computer screen, click on "File", and pull down to "Export"

A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By RobT
Stylized Makara Hilt?

Hi All,

I recently picked up this short sword and I have a few questions. First, can anyone confirm whether or not the hilt is a stylized makara? Second, what is the reason for the transverse...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2022, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By RobT
Another HW

Hi All,

I have a khukri with "HW 44" stamped right above the cho. The particulars are as follows:
11.75" Blade with Double Sword of Siva.
Mahogany Wood Hilt with Steel Ferrule & Steel Butt Cap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,424
Posted By RobT
Which Is Which?

Hi gp,

Are you saying that the knife I posted is from the "former Yugoslavia ( Bosnian knives)" and the knife that David R posted is from the "Surmene" area?. What about the pictures from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,424
Posted By RobT
Saldirma?

Hi sfenoid13,

I had always thought that this knife was from the Trabzon region. Is it a saldirma?

Sincerely,
RobT
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By RobT
Not At All Disappointed

Rich,
Actually, if the multi-colored bands are indeed plastic, even early 20th century is unlikely but see my response to Bob A below. When I bought the knife, I had every belief that it was a mid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2022, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By RobT
Puzzling Pocket Knife

Hi All,

I bought this lock back pocket knife because of its atypical features. The blade measures about 3.75" (9.525cm). It is stamped "No6" and "KING" by the nut and "BEST STEEL" just behind the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By RobT
Steel & Aluminum

Araña_del_Sol,

Thanks for the butt cap picture. It looks like Ethiopia is likely. The domed portion of the butt cap is probably steel because aluminum would probably be too soft. The flat portion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By RobT
Aluminum?

Araña_del_Sol

The butt cap and the thin ring between the hilt and guard appear to be aluminum. If you can confirm this, it would give us a likely time frame to work with. Also, is it a blind or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By RobT
I Missed The Blade/Hilt Angle

Battara,

As you pointed out, traditional serpentine gunong have a sort of "droop" to the axis of the blade tip in relation to the hilt and none of the serpentine gunong I have ever seen show such...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By RobT
Interesting Tip

h0ll0wman,

You're welcome. I have read that the traditionally forged Philippine serpentine blades are "forged around a mandril" which accounts for the center ridge following the edge curves but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By RobT
Not Forged I Think

h0ll0wman,

I think that, had the curves been traditionally forged, the center ridge would echo the curves of the edges as in Battara's example.

Sincerely,
RobT
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