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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2022, 04:52 PM
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Posted By David
Yes, the photos are awesome. This thread could be...

Yes, the photos are awesome. This thread could be merged with the other, but the Ethno Forum isn't my section. Maybe one of their Mods will think it is a good idea. Maybe not. Either way this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2022, 08:44 PM
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Posted By David
I am surprised you created a new thread for...

I am surprised you created a new thread for these, and in the Miscellaneous Forum. Wouldn't these be better placed in THIS thread?
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15325
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th November 2022, 07:39 PM
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Posted By David
What i am about to write is not in any way meant...

What i am about to write is not in any way meant to counter the experiences of members described here who find themselves operating in completely different paradigms dependent upon whether they are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By David
As Kai has already posted, i wouldn't waste your...

As Kai has already posted, i wouldn't waste your time posting this keris like object (KLO) on the keris forum. It is one of the few keris like objects that can truly be considered a tourist souvenir....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By David
My first impression is the the "red" stones are...

My first impression is the the "red" stones are more likely amethyst.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st November 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By David
It's funny how that can happen. I have also found...

It's funny how that can happen. I have also found a few keris and other SEA blades in some unexpected places. Often the price is right in these situations as well. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2022, 09:29 PM
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Posted By David
I would be fairly comfortable believing this...

I would be fairly comfortable believing this blade is from Bali, though i would be more convinced if i could see it in full stain so that the pamor was revealed.
It is not that unusual for a blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By David
It is certainly African. My best guess is...

It is certainly African. My best guess is Yoruban. Not sure whether Nigeria, Benin or Togo though.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,262
Posted By David
I never imagined we would have so much to say...

I never imagined we would have so much to say about such a terrible little carving.
I will step out on a limb where perhaps Alan would rather not. Firstly i have seen many of these rough little...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By David
I agree with Alan that sometimes staining...

I agree with Alan that sometimes staining requires a repetitive process to get the desired results. It is also my understanding that conditions of weather and temperature can have an effect on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By David
True enough. Though i certainly was not using the...

True enough. Though i certainly was not using the word in this context in ANY of the examples i gave.
The four different dictionaries i quoted were all online editions. The Oxford example i used...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By David
Alan, i don't really wish to belabor this point...

Alan, i don't really wish to belabor this point too much further, but your comment sent me searching for the English definition of the word "warrior".
Miriam-Webster: "a person engaged or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,509
Posted By David
Sorry to revive this old thread, but i was...

Sorry to revive this old thread, but i was searching for something else and happened upon it and it raised the question in my head. If this pamor motif on this keris is not kul buntet, what would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th October 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By David
I am a bit confused by this comment Alan. Surely...

I am a bit confused by this comment Alan. Surely the Balinese engaged in combat at times in their history. I would image this involved real warfare, not just theatre. I was not suggesting a warrior...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th October 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By David
I completely agree with Alan that it would be...

I completely agree with Alan that it would be misleading to consider the Bali keris only in terms of weaponry alone. While it is my understanding that the keris was indeed employed as a weapon in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th October 2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By David
Looks like a nice example of a late 19th century...

Looks like a nice example of a late 19th century Bali keris. The hilt form here is called Cekah Solas. You can find more information on these hilts here: ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By David
While i agree that more photos would confirm or...

While i agree that more photos would confirm or deny my suspicion, i'm not sure what photo you are looking at that could lead you to believe there is a concave/convex construction here.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By David
Size is not usually what determines that a keris...

Size is not usually what determines that a keris was made for the tourist market. There are many types of keris such as keris patrem and keris selit that can be rather small, but are real cultural...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By David
Rob, i believe you may have misunderstood the...

Rob, i believe you may have misunderstood the tract i was taking here. I am not advocating that this is a Filipino weapon. My point was that unless you can find other blades that fit this profile and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By David
I think that with a piece like this we might not...

I think that with a piece like this we might not be able to make a pure ethnographic connection. We aren't considering this to be a particularly old weapon, are we? It has already been noted that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By David
Though i do have a mandau and used to have...

Though i do have a mandau and used to have another, this also is not really my area. The dress here definitely seems to have age and is authentic, but i don't know what to say about this blade. If it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By David
Nice catch on that Wayne!

Nice catch on that Wayne!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By David
Well Drak, i'm not too sure about this one either...

Well Drak, i'm not too sure about this one either beyond that it doesn't belong here, so i will transfer it to Ethno.
But frankly i have never seen a tombak like this and cannot speak to it's...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th October 2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 53,043
Posted By David
Thanks Amuk. I am, of course, as many other here...

Thanks Amuk. I am, of course, as many other here probably are, familiar with this keris, though these are some of the best detailed images i have seen to date of them, and your history of the lineage...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By David
I agree with David. This is almost certainly a...

I agree with David. This is almost certainly a goosewing hewing axe.
But here is a short article from the royal armouries discussing the difficulty with accurately identifying any axe as an...
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