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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:34 PM
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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, 09:46 PM
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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, 05:27 PM
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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, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
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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, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
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.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By asomotif
I received some information from a fellow...

I received some information from a fellow collector.

I already noticed the pronounced claws with 3 nails on my hilt, but considering the overal appearance of the carving I thought these were just...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By asomotif
Hello David, Despite the rain we have at the...

Hello David,
Despite the rain we have at the moment there was a bit too much light for this picture. But it is wood, painted wood. the yellowish spots is where the paint has worn off.

Best...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By asomotif
BALI KERIS HULU : ANIMAL FORM, what is it ?

I bought this keris hilt, mainly because I like the carving as an object.
But once in hand the questions arise.

What kind of animal is it ?
Is it a trasitional hilt form our tourist object ?
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By asomotif
one more bump.

one more bump.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 03:25 PM
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Views: 1,900
Posted By asomotif
bump.

bump.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,140
Posted By asomotif
I do not see it. (the similarity) Apart from a S...

I do not see it. (the similarity) Apart from a S shape.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By asomotif
Bump ! Did I offend someone by posting the...

Bump !

Did I offend someone by posting the text upside down ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,009
Posted By asomotif
Is Surgi still here ? :o;)

Is Surgi still here ? :o;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By asomotif
JAVANESE PEDANG TRANSLATION REQUEST

Good day,

A fellow collector bought this pedang and asked me if I could help translating it.
The state of the scabbard is bad, and the hilt is in relic state. But the blade is susprisignly well...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By asomotif
Maybe it reads : Farenc Bedarieux ...

Maybe it reads :

Farenc
Bedarieux

:shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th January 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,464
Posted By asomotif
Hello David, This new mendak looks "die...

Hello David,

This new mendak looks "die casted". Is that correct ?
Not much of a gift to a very old an genuine keris as presented in this thread.
I really prefer old mendak, as they are indeed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 76,716
Posted By asomotif
Wow ! One day when I grow up I would like to...

Wow !

One day when I grow up I would like to have just one siwah like that. ;)

Really nice, thank you for sharing.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,464
Posted By asomotif
Maybe someone used to working with silver can put...

Maybe someone used to working with silver can put the mendak back in shape
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By asomotif
I would leave the paint as it is. It looks like...

I would leave the paint as it is. It looks like old paint and old rattan to me.
Of course it is part of the history of the weapon.
The fact that we do'nt know why it was painted does not change...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By asomotif
The material reminds me of a mirror frame we had...

The material reminds me of a mirror frame we had from Morocco inlaid with.. camel bone.
No indications of ivory at all imho.
No schreger lines and the yellow colour would indicate a long storage...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,803
Posted By asomotif
Very nice for a not really experienced collector...

Very nice for a not really experienced collector !

I love the ganja iras blade.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By asomotif
Dear Jean, What is your estimate on the age...

Dear Jean,

What is your estimate on the age of this keris and the fittings (handle / scabbard / selut) ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,793
Posted By asomotif
May I back up all the wow's and oh's and other...

May I back up all the wow's and oh's and other compliments.

What a job. Good to read that it took you a very long time, otherwise I would turn green with envy ;)

Wonderfull piece btw.

I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,948
Posted By asomotif
Nice comparison. But I do like Puccini. Comparing...

Nice comparison. But I do like Puccini. Comparing him with these chistmasy chinese bling daggers / letter openers does not do him justice... :mad: ;)
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