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Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By David
I have to join the skeptical crowd here on the...

I have to join the skeptical crowd here on the authenticity of this mark. I suppose it is possible that the edges could have survived this well over all these years, but i must say that after taking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By David
Others have addressed other aspects of your post,...

Others have addressed other aspects of your post, but not your remarks about meteorite.
Firstly, if Dayaks used meteorite in their blades (which i am not aware of), it would not be in amounts large...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By David
I thought someone else would have commented by...

I thought someone else would have commented by now.
I'm i the only one who wonders why this was the winning keris. I mean, i certainly don't this it is a bad or unattractive blade, the the winner?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By David
Again, this i not my concentration of collection....

Again, this i not my concentration of collection. I own just one mandau and have had only one other in the past, but it seems rather inaccurate to use mandau as a an umbrella term for various Dayak...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By David
OK thanks. I appreciate your caution in not...

OK thanks. I appreciate your caution in not forming a definitive opinion here. But i assume you can see why i might wonder is a sheath form called "gayaman ladrang" would be acceptable formal wear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By David
I am still looking for some clear instructional...

I am still looking for some clear instructional guidance on how to do twine wrapping on kris hilts in a traditional and attractive manner. I don't want to simply wrap a piece of twine around a hilt....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By David
I think some folks might call this a Tilang...

I think some folks might call this a Tilang Kamarau, but it is a little outside my collecting area to be too sure of myself. But i will say that AFAIK a Tilang Kamarau is not a type of Mandau. A...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I was aware of many of these...

Thanks Alan. I was aware of many of these variations, but had thought it was more a matter of different eras and styles than different purposes. Though i don't have a copy of Haryoguritno's "Keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By David
Hi Alan. Could you expand upon your...

Hi Alan. Could you expand upon your identification of the wrongko as Gayaman Ladrang or possibly a Gayaman Kagok Bancihan. How do these forms of gayaman wrongko differ regarding form and place in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By David
Just to add to what Detlef has written, it is the...

Just to add to what Detlef has written, it is the gayaman (everyday) form of Surakarta dress. There is also that ladrang (formal) style.
"Luk" as Detlef wrote, refers to the number of waves. There...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By David
I would say that it is impossible to tell from...

I would say that it is impossible to tell from the current condition of this blade whether or not it is laminated. It would need to be polished and then etched to find out. So i personally will draw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By David
Looking forward to seeing the restored barung. :)

Looking forward to seeing the restored barung. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By David
I generally agree with Xasterix. I think it might...

I generally agree with Xasterix. I think it might be a little older than the 1980s, but not much. But we need to remember that "vintage" is generally 40 years or more and if this barung is from,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,040
Posted By David
David, that is indeed a lovely Parang Nabur and i...

David, that is indeed a lovely Parang Nabur and i am glad you are so pleased about it.
Regarding your comment above though, given that commercial posts of all kinds are banned on our forums it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By David
Well, the sun in the triangle used by the 1st...

Well, the sun in the triangle used by the 1st Philippine Republic was always a full sun in the triangle, wasn't it? Not a partial sun on the horizon. And it os generally surrounded by 5-pointed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,112
Posted By David
I'm afraid i agree with the rest here. This still...

I'm afraid i agree with the rest here. This still looks like a fantasy weapon from the late 20th century. If it is in a book from 1983 it does mean it is much older than that date.
The blades do...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By David
That all depends what you mean by "Bugis keris"....

That all depends what you mean by "Bugis keris". This certainly looks like a keris that has been deeply influenced by Bugis style keris. It also looks like a rather recently created blade. Bugis...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By David
It clearly looks like 13 to me. Both Indonesian...

It clearly looks like 13 to me. Both Indonesian keris and Moro Kris will always have an odd number of waves.
A very nice Kris that certainly deserves some further restoration. Just be careful not...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By David
To be a "fake" it would have to be pretending to...

To be a "fake" it would have to be pretending to be something it wasn't. Since no one knows what that could have been it is what it is (or rather was). I think you may have destroyed a fine letter...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,915
Posted By David
Possibly. I honestly cannot judge from this one...

Possibly. I honestly cannot judge from this one photograph. But even if made in Java to would not have been made for a Javanese keris and i am sure you agree that it is stylistically incorrect for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,915
Posted By David
Hi Amuk. Why do you believe the hilt you have...

Hi Amuk. Why do you believe the hilt you have placed on this keris originated on the North Coast of Western Jawa? It clearly appears to be a coteng hilt.
Do you have some provenance for this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,599
Posted By David
Rafngard, i don't see anything i would call...

Rafngard, i don't see anything i would call Schreger lines on this hilt. It has some interesting crack, but that is not what Schreger lines look like. Might be different in hand, but based on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,599
Posted By David
Are we doing an ivory booty call? LOL! :D

Are we doing an ivory booty call? LOL! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By David
While i definitely agree with you that these are...

While i definitely agree with you that these are plentiful, the phrase "Moro weapons plaques" actually does not yield good Google results. The keywords that give better result are "weapons of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,119
Posted By David
I completely agree Marius. The imitation stuff...

I completely agree Marius. The imitation stuff looks interesting, but one can easily see the difference between the affect created there and actual Schreger lines. I am 9.99% sure that Nik's example...
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