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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2021, 03:57 PM
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You recommended this once before. I have been...

You recommended this once before. I have been making slow progress through it. Hopefully this winter will be lower stress and with the extra energy I will hit my stride and finish it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2021, 05:22 PM
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I read it. Well written with good production...

I read it. Well written with good production value. Mrs Ghiringhelli's scolarship and passion is appreciated as well as her willingness to make an English translation. For these qualities alone I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
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It seems we are entering a nature vs nurture...

It seems we are entering a nature vs nurture discussion with all answers filtered through the lens of worldview and experience. Although, if I am correct, the question is "what is the Javanese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,553
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Thanks for the post as always. I always learn ...

Thanks for the post as always. I always learn from Aumuk Murugul's posts. Then the questions and subsequent discussions they generate are a big bonus. How many people write in Basa Sunda Jero? How...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
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Am I being simple or could a level of meaning be...

Am I being simple or could a level of meaning be the deification of the chilanam itself? The silhouette is an uncanny resemblance.
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By Interested Party
For a small local heat you could try an acetylene...

For a small local heat you could try an acetylene torch.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Interested Party
Arsenic and acid or just an acid etch (natal or...

Arsenic and acid or just an acid etch (natal or ferric chloride)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,401
Posted By Interested Party
Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for...

Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for clarification. I have noticed that many opinions on the forum have evolved in the last 13 years
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,057
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Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when...

Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when used in a falso dritto or a montante sotto mano? The second cut if would tend to gut or emasculate an unarmored opponent. At the top of the stroke it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
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Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This...

Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This response shows the limitation of analysis of an object from photography. The pictures appeared to have two light stripes running lengthwise on the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,401
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Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility...

Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility knife? I.e. chores/chopper/self defense?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
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I think this is related in style. The ferule on...

I think this is related in style. The ferule on the handle is almost identical. The banding on the sheath is similar. Notice the punch work on both around where the blade joins the guard.

The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,682
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There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. ...

There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. Top left. I attached a picture of the subject.

Mr. Maisey thank you for your comment on Nawasari and particularly the Gunungan. I feel your last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By Interested Party
How could you follow these?

How could you follow these?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,682
Posted By Interested Party
Questions on Ornamentation in Three Parts

1) Would the original example from post #1 be considered a Garuda rather than a Jawa Deman? Or simply a bird? I am assuming that an ancestor is implied. Is the term for this hilt pangulu rekko? Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,330
Posted By Interested Party
'lil help

GP, reading Elgood's bibliography it seems I am not lucky enough for there to be an English translation of these books. Am I correct? Am I looking for "The Armorers' craft in Metohija"? I couldn't...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,467
Posted By Interested Party
awdaniec666, thanks again for this guide. It has...

awdaniec666, thanks again for this guide. It has been an interesting and thought provoking read. I have found polish sabers baffling as to which are replicas, which are artificially aged fakes, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By Interested Party
Bugis or Javanese blade?

It has been slow in the keris sub-forum lately so I thought I might ask some questions without diluting the quality of the discourse. I bought this "keris," I believe it to be a keris not a keris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By Interested Party
Does anyone know if this "pick" is a marl spike...

Does anyone know if this "pick" is a marl spike for ropes or for some other purpose?
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,467
Posted By Interested Party
Not a correction. Just an idea. I've noticed...

Not a correction. Just an idea.

I've noticed that there are of Indian/Afghan tulwars of a similar cross section and profile. As you mention wide shallow fullers are notoriously hard to determine...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,228
Posted By Interested Party
Jim fascinating. My source material reading list...

Jim fascinating. My source material reading list continues to grow and diversify at a rate I can't keep up with.

M Eley this is an amazing piece that has sparked a great discussion.

I have...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,467
Posted By Interested Party
Wasy it is then. I have not found a better word. ...

Wasy it is then. I have not found a better word.

I am posting a blade with a similar cross section and a profile that is in many ways similar as well, if you take the forward slant away from the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,228
Posted By Interested Party
I would imagine the Scotts of western NC were...

I would imagine the Scotts of western NC were less loyal as the Tories were rounded up and hung. Those that escaped were hunted down. A few survived after spending the war in hiding. Mr. Howard of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,637
Posted By Interested Party
Does any one else find that this tarnishes the...

Does any one else find that this tarnishes the finish. I have been using the Hrisoulas' method of polishing with a leather hand buff, cerium oxide, and water to make it pop again. I have noticed that...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,467
Posted By Interested Party
This is a hard one. I have stared at this item a...

This is a hard one. I have stared at this item a bit for several mornings puzzled. The size of the picture makes it hard to see the overall proportions (maybe 900-1000 tall so that it fits the...
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