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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th May 2021, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Gustav
irrelevant.

irrelevant.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th May 2021, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Ariel, no doubts about that all. Just - the...

Ariel, no doubts about that all.
Just - the particular item shown in #11 has nothing to do with Cossacks, India, and the region between them. It comes from specific region and had specific purpose,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th May 2021, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Gustav
You are welcome, Fernando.

You are welcome, Fernando.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th May 2021, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Pallas Athene.

Pallas Athene.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Gustav
These Javanese reins holders even did made their...

These Javanese reins holders even did made their appearance here a time ago.
(Indeed not so much to do with Cossacks and sword scabbard hooking.)
...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Gustav
https://www.roots.gov.sg/Collection-Landing/listin...

https://www.roots.gov.sg/Collection-Landing/listing/1039944
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Gustav
Just information regarding the item in #11. ...

Just information regarding the item in #11.
That's actually a typical Javanese reins holder.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2021, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Thank you David, for confirming you are 100% sure...

Thank you David, for confirming you are 100% sure the sheath was made specifically for this blade.

My mind is at ease now.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Gustav
I didn't notice I was speaking about all...

I didn't notice I was speaking about all figurative hilts - that's a bit to much to handle, even for the little old me.
As I have no particular interest in this kind of esthetics from that period,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Gustav
David, it seems I failed to express myself again,...

David, it seems I failed to express myself again, my apologies.

For the last time - your hilt surely is unique, one of a kind, from a time period, where many unique, one of a kind hilts were...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Gustav
At least, I must say, photographing such multiply...

At least, I must say, photographing such multiply bent and twisted objects like Pipit Teleng hilts is very difficult (to give viewer a possibility to judge the overall shape from a couple of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Gustav
A couple of recently carved examples, two woodden...

A couple of recently carved examples, two woodden ones and an ivory one, all acurately carved, but stiff compared to the old wooden hilts. The ivory one is quite good work, the angle of the head to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Please note the area above the hand on the chest...

Please note the area above the hand on the chest of the figure. This is the only place where David's hilt doesn't follow the common iconographical scheme of a Pipit Teleng hilt. There is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Two another wooden examples, and for comparison...

Two another wooden examples, and for comparison an old ivory one. The ivory one is almost not "teleng" (more like a regular Java Demam), also the angle of the head part to main body is completeley...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Gustav
David, i'm glad you noticed my post this time ;) ...

David, i'm glad you noticed my post this time ;)

Of course it's nice to have a Peninsular ivory hilt, as they are seldom, and old ivory Anak Ayam / Pipit Teleng hilts are even more seldom...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Gustav
I don't see much of an enigma in this hilt. As...

I don't see much of an enigma in this hilt. As David Henkel once wrote, there was a craze in those days for innovation and hybrid styles around in Terengganu and Kelantan in 1920-1940.

It is quite...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 12:03 AM
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Posted By Gustav
Sampir is a typical boxy form from Terengganu,...

Sampir is a typical boxy form from Terengganu, from the first half of 20th cent., more likely second quarter. Also the binding on Batang is quite often seen, I have two Terengganu Malela with such...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2021, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Gustav
"When an iron meteorite is forged into a tool or...

"When an iron meteorite is forged into a tool or weapon, the Widmanstätten patterns remain, but become stretched and distorted. The patterns usually cannot be fully eliminated by blacksmithing, even...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th March 2021, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Gustav
In A. Weihrauch's thesis there is a dokumentation...

In A. Weihrauch's thesis there is a dokumentation of an experiment - they made a weld sample with different ferric materials, and one of them was an iron meteorite.

Even after forging and welding...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2021, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Gustav
The scabbard style, with this kind of Buntut at...

The scabbard style, with this kind of Buntut at the end (and of course Badik as a kind of weapon) originated in Celebes, and descend from Alamang scabbards (and Alamang belong to the oldest and most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2021, 02:37 PM
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Views: 999
Posted By Gustav
"Taoen" is an old way to write "Tahun" in Dutch...

"Taoen" is an old way to write "Tahun" in Dutch Indies, Tahun means year, so year 1846.

"Oemie" could be a name, it occurs in what today is Indonesia, but... it's a womans name.

"Brat" might be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Well, surely not from medical viewpoint... ;) :)

Well, surely not from medical viewpoint... ;) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 05:28 PM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By Gustav
:) (and two Luk more :o )

:)

(and two Luk more :o )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Mine is 3 inches longer.

Mine is 3 inches longer.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 11:07 PM
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Views: 1,808
Posted By Gustav
When I saw it on Ebay, I thought it has some...

When I saw it on Ebay, I thought it has some distinct features similar to my Kris here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26349

I would say 3rd quarter of 19th cent.
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