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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:31 PM
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Post Hello Ira, IMHO, this Moro kris (blade and...

Hello Ira,

IMHO, this Moro kris (blade and hilt) originates from the early 20th century.

While 20" is really short, the blade sure looks Maguindanao (as does the scabbard). The pommel (it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:22 PM
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Posted By kai
Thumbs up back to the pieces

Hello Ira,

That's a really nice 19th century kampilan! (Let me know whenever you decide to part with it, please. ;))

Are you sure the blade is "only" 1/4 inch thick? (Looks like it might be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 02:11 PM
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Posted By kai
Wink Hello Jose, I would agree them being...

Hello Jose,


I would agree them being status pieces. Considering kampilans with hair being the overwhelming majority among antique examples, they very likely were put to other uses, too (i.e....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:57 PM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Julien, D'accord. Pattern...

Hello Julien,


D'accord.

Pattern welding is probably more defined by the intention of the blade smith rather than actual contrast achieved though: In many cultures a more subdued contrast was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:37 PM
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Posted By kai
Yes, Julien - the quench is quite extensive and...

Yes, Julien - the quench is quite extensive and tends to extend past the steel layer.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 01:35 PM
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Posted By kai
Hello Ariel, Well, these blades are most...

Hello Ariel,


Well, these blades are most certainly not tempered. The central steel layer is certainly higher carbon steel with at least the edges hardened; it's tough to establish whether these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:29 AM
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Posted By kai
Post Hello Ariel, No, most kris blades are of...

Hello Ariel,


No, most kris blades are of sandwich construction with a central layer of hardened steel (dark after staining) and laminated mild steel as outer layers (lighter areas).

Regards,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2021, 12:25 AM
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Posted By kai
Cool Well, there are also pattern welded wootz blades...

Well, there are also pattern welded wootz blades (which are technically not laminated...) - however, more often than not, the terminology often gets pretty loosely applied, anyway.

In Indonesia,...
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