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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2021, 07:08 PM
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In fact, after processing a polished blade with...

In fact, after processing a polished blade with sulphur and rice water (and salt if you like), we can observe that iron appears corroded, while iron/nickel resists much better. In my experience, even...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 11:51 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By GIO
Many thanks to all who have contributed with...

Many thanks to all who have contributed with comments and suggestions.
Gio
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GIO
Because I am not familiar with the procedure of...

Because I am not familiar with the procedure of how to manage attachments.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 06:14 PM
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 06:09 PM
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Views: 831
Posted By GIO
Sewar reconstruction and restoration

I have purchased this sewar months ago. It had missing parts and rusted blade. It took me long time to obtain this unpretentious result. I hope I will be more experienced next time....

Seller's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,359
Posted By GIO
The counter-plate screws are for sure new

The counter-plate screws are for sure new
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 06:06 PM
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Posted By GIO
[QUOTE=kronckew]? I also see he has the arrow...

[QUOTE=kronckew]? I also see he has the arrow on the right side of the bow .

Japanese style
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By GIO
I have some doubts about the originality of the...

I have some doubts about the originality of the ganja: the colour is different than that of the blade and the sirah cecak is not aligned with the blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By GIO
The "hilt" in the second pic is not a keris...

The "hilt" in the second pic is not a keris hilt.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By GIO
Here are the pics as promised. Please do not...

Here are the pics as promised. Please do not comment on the quality....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By GIO
I tried this method with one of the very first...

I tried this method with one of the very first kerises of my collection, more or less 35 years ago. I started with a Bali Keris with an almost undiscernible pamor and an uniform light grey colour....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,702
Posted By GIO
Yes Kai, you are right. The author is Wilhelm...

Yes Kai, you are right. The author is Wilhelm Hein. Steindacher is the collector of articles composing the "annalen" of the museum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,702
Posted By GIO
You can find info in the little volume...

You can find info in the little volume "Indonesisce Schwertgriffe" (some 40 pages, mostly dedicated to mandau hilts). It s an article from "Annalen des K.K. Naturhistorischen Hofmuseum", written in...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,245
Posted By GIO
Really interesting. Such lock can be charged by...

Really interesting. Such lock can be charged by hand, so the key becomes not necessary. Very clever !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,122
Posted By GIO
African knife ?

Maitre corbeau sur un arbre perché tenait dans son bec un fromage.
Maitre renard par l'odeur allechée ......
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th April 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,322
Posted By GIO
What about mendak ?

What about mendak ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,873
Posted By GIO
May I propose an alternative view? This "hilt"...

May I propose an alternative view?
This "hilt" well represents an abstract form of art. It could have been carved by Picasso some 80 years ago. Please refer to the worldwide known painting...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,788
Posted By GIO
Alan, I fully agree with you. I didn't take into...

Alan, I fully agree with you. I didn't take into consideration the small size which could be evaluated in relation with the size of the hilt. Such small size would have made impossible to carve the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,103
Posted By GIO
Sorry my previous interpretation was wrong. See...

Sorry my previous interpretation was wrong. See the pics for possible explanation.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,788
Posted By GIO
This is a blade left at an intermediate phase of...

This is a blade left at an intermediate phase of manufacturing. The pesi has still to be rounded, the lower part of the blade to be formed and the ganja inserted. You may refer to "The world of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th February 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,103
Posted By GIO
IMHO such deeply carved base has the purpose of...

IMHO such deeply carved base has the purpose of fitting a keris hilt to a pestel for betel nut breaking.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,525
Posted By GIO
I always take locks off, as often rust remains...

I always take locks off, as often rust remains unseen inside the mechanism. If possible I also dismount completely the locks, eliminate rust and protect all inner parts with grease or oil.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,640
Posted By GIO
Compared with other kampilans, the hilt of the...

Compared with other kampilans, the hilt of the big one seems reversed. I am no expert at all and would like to know if there is a rule about placing these hilts. Thanks
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,878
Posted By GIO
I think that the brown stripe has nothing to do...

I think that the brown stripe has nothing to do with age. It was certainly already present in the exterior layer of ivory when the poor elephant was still alive.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,878
Posted By GIO
IMVHO the hilt is not ivory but buffalo horn. The...

IMVHO the hilt is not ivory but buffalo horn. The tranlucent aspect occurs frequently in such material. A hilt with same material and very similar color was shown recently on ebay. As to the origin I...
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