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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 156
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Posted By kai
Question Hi Xas, I hope you don't mind me asking -...

Hi Xas,


I hope you don't mind me asking - what is the difference? :)

Given that modern makers seem to allow for quite a bit of room regarding shapes and flow of lines, I'd be inclined to tag...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By kai
Lightbulb You can edit the post within 24h and remove...

You can edit the post within 24h and remove specific attachments. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,174
Posted By kai
Talking Thanks, Duccio! Certainly a combination of...

Thanks, Duccio!

Certainly a combination of reasons: I have a substantial collection of Sunda blades and this would be a nice addition despite condition issues. I'm keen to examine the steel to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,174
Posted By kai
Post Hello Duccio, Yes, I believe so - these...

Hello Duccio,


Yes, I believe so - these swords are usually made from modern steel.

The corrosion seems consistent with the blade being wrapped for storage and then sitting with quite a bit of...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By kai
Post Direct link to Maurice's post #55:...

Direct link to Maurice's post #55: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=167291&postcount=55
An another pertinent one (#44): http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=167106&postcount=44
...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By kai
Being overwhelmingly utilized in colonial...

Being overwhelmingly utilized in colonial settings and the VOC disbanded over 200 years ago, it stands to reason that many survivors crop up locally as recycled blades.

In addition, there are also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By kai
Post Hello Godfried, Seems you have been really...

Hello Godfried,

Seems you have been really busy in acquiring niece pieces - please keep them coming! Josť, can we get this new member off probation for improving the flow of communication here,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By kai
Hello Ian, I for one was referring to...

Hello Ian,

I for one was referring to something like #2 (there are many different variations) - that seems to vibe with the OP referring to a fighting blade, I believe.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By kai
Hello Nathan(?), Yes, clip point blades are...

Hello Nathan(?),

Yes, clip point blades are quite widespread - there are some in the Visayas, more so throughout Luzon.

I believe Xas can show some nice examples... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By kai
Smile Hello Alan, I was referring to Godfried's...

Hello Alan,

I was referring to Godfried's background: Pretty much any exotic dagger tends to be referred to as kris in the Netherlands - if you find a kukri being offered at a Dutch flea market,...
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By kai
Red face I'm with Rick - compared to the corroded...

I'm with Rick - compared to the corroded surfaces, the stamping seems exceptionally crisp. This may suggest a later (though also apparently not recent) addition.

If it's done later, it's a pretty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By kai
Smile I agree that specific terms would be preferable,...

I agree that specific terms would be preferable, if available/established.

However, the uninitiated will often grab a (relatively) well-known moniker, like other Indo daggers being also called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By kai
Post Congrats, a nice older piece, Ian! Sulu. I'd...

Congrats, a nice older piece, Ian!

Sulu. I'd assume it to be roughly mid-19th c.; definitely laminated.

Please post close-ups once you receive it.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By kai
Post Hello Detlef, Thanks for posting - that's an...

Hello Detlef,

Thanks for posting - that's an interesting riddle!



I assume you base this attribution on the hilt only? Nice carving and age!


The Long Glat were one of the last groups to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By kai
Wink Thanks, Nik! The double mark is weird. In...

Thanks, Nik!

The double mark is weird. In the coastal communities, there certainly may have been some Islamic bladesmiths venturing into forging such blades - however, marking the blades in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By kai
Post Yes, I'm with you on this one, Godfried: If...

Yes, I'm with you on this one, Godfried:

If both sides of the blade are (convex) rather than )concave+convex) and it's stylistically Iban rather than a few ethnic groups limited to Sabah and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By kai
Smile Thanks, Nik! Yes, clearly related. Neat...

Thanks, Nik!

Yes, clearly related.

Neat piece - let me know if ... ;)

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By kai
Post Hello Godfried, Here's a tilan(g) kamarau...

Hello Godfried,

Here's a tilan(g) kamarau from the Iban.

Parang pedang tend to have slightly longer blades which either resemble LT or TK blades. Often parang pedang seem to originate from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Godfried, You refer to the groove...

Hello Godfried,


You refer to the groove along the back of the blade, I assume?

I'd posit that this is one of the intermediates between langgai tinggang and other Iban blades (possibly leaning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By kai
Question Very nice piece, Dmitry! It's a humanized...

Very nice piece, Dmitry!

It's a humanized fat-tailed gecko, I'm sure... :cool: :rolleyes: ;)

Any chance it might be a composite of several features?

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By kai
Wink Mandau (and related) hilts are really...

Mandau (and related) hilts are really 3-dimensional works of art that one needs to hold in hand to fully appreciate!

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Thanks for the additional example, Willem! ...

Thanks for the additional example, Willem!

Yes, I now see what you mean - could be the top of the head with pretty much only the upper jaw being visible from above, indeed. Will be interesting to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By kai
I'd guess that the green fabric is about as old...

I'd guess that the green fabric is about as old as the plastic tape.

The pommel does not seem to be banati/bunti wood; it certainly deserves some TLC as suggested.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By kai
Lightbulb See posting #1 and this thread:...

See posting #1 and this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27217
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By kai
Post Hello Godfried, Apologies, I did not saw...

Hello Godfried,

Apologies, I did not saw your reply! Keep posting and the moderators can get you off probation status which helps to keep the flow of discussions...

Your responses are a bit...
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