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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2022, 06:04 AM
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Posted By xasterix
BTW- for whoever is interested in the internal...

BTW- for whoever is interested in the internal structure of the hilt- part of the horn hilt had a wide crack, so I decided to open it up and secure the surface gap with no-sag epoxy (I don't want tu...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 12:08 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Thanks very much for the assessment! :) Now I...

Thanks very much for the assessment! :) Now I know.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2022, 09:49 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Finally got to etch and take better close-ups of...

Finally got to etch and take better close-ups of my kris blade:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 01:07 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Hallo just to clarify: that's my kris- Jose's...

Hallo just to clarify: that's my kris- Jose's kris is different :) I'll etch it again as you suggested though. The previous etch on it was a side-effect of cleaning it via white vinegar (it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 04:00 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Here's some pics...I only used the "macro" mode...

Here's some pics...I only used the "macro" mode on my mobile phone camera though, and the shots appear somewhat dark even with adequate lighting...hoping they'll still offer clues.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2022, 08:51 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Dear Kai: Thanks very much for the deluge of...

Dear Kai:

Thanks very much for the deluge of info and learnings! Really good stuff. One really needs to do legwork (in this case, metallurgy knowledge) to connect the dots and figure out the hows...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2022, 04:22 AM
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Posted By xasterix
I'm not that well-versed in metallurgy, Kai- but...

I'm not that well-versed in metallurgy, Kai- but to clarify, isn't monosteel simply defined as one layer of steel? For example, stolen railroad tracks- 1084 steel, if I researched correctly- was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 04:30 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Nice and elaborate piece sir! In the context...

Nice and elaborate piece sir!

In the context of these odd monosteel pieces...can it then be assumed that an old Moro or Filipino traditional blade's status as a laminated piece, doesn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2022, 02:35 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Sorry I don't have better pictures...but here are...

Sorry I don't have better pictures...but here are two of my friend's archaic krises which are both monosteel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2022, 02:27 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the response sir Jose! If you...

Thanks for the response sir Jose!

If you would allow me some topic deviation already- I'm curious regarding the monosteel / laminated impact on age estimation. As I understand- there was an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2022, 10:57 AM
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Posted By xasterix
Thanks for the kind words everyone! Kai,...

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Kai, here's the gangya pic. The blade measure from the base of the gangya is 20 inches long. It's monosteel, very light, and flexible. The fuller is wide and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2022, 12:14 PM
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Posted By xasterix
Hybrid kris for comment

Just got this kris with a Luzon animal horn hilt. Open to comments and analyses. My initial assessment is that it's a late 1800s kris blade that was re-hilted in Luzon sometime during the American...
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