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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:40 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
What he's talking about is the base of the actual...

What he's talking about is the base of the actual wiah, not including the gonjo.

"Mendatar" = a straight horizontal line, so that straight horizontal line forms one side of an angle, the line up the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,482
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All the traditional wood finishes require...

All the traditional wood finishes require maintenance, dusting & a good quality furniture wax or furniture oil on a regular basis is all that is usually needed.

Beeswax is a good traditional wax,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,482
Posted By A. G. Maisey
When I mentioned commercial finishes in post...

When I mentioned commercial finishes in post 54(?) Birchwood Casey Truoil was what I had in mind. I prefer to build up a number of coats with this, then take the gloss down a bit by using 0000 steel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,482
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Boiled linseed dries more quickly, true, but raw...

Boiled linseed dries more quickly, true, but raw oil seems to be a better filler, a lot slower to dry, sometimes finishes up a bit tacky --- which is not really a problem --- but the finished job,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,482
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Hoppes solvent & gun oil has been my...

Hoppes solvent & gun oil has been my preferred firearms treatment for more than 50 years. I've tried a few others, but always come back to Hoppes.

Hand rubbed linseed will give a pretty nice finish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,482
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, micro-crystalline wax is great for blades...

Yes, micro-crystalline wax is great for blades with a smooth surface, in fact, it would be great for Balinese finish blades too --- except for the cultural dictates.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,482
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Paul, the gandar, and the gambar of a wrongko...

Yes Paul, the gandar, and the gambar of a wrongko will absorb the oil that is put onto a blade. In the case of a wrongko that has no pendok, this oil will stain the gandar, and this is considered to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, my experience in this area is...

Jean, my experience in this area is nil.

However, my uninformed opinion is that if we were to try to sand it out, we would destroy the flow of the wrongko, this darkness is on the reverse side of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, it is the outer "skin" of the...

Yes Jean, it is the outer "skin" of the tusk, or at least this is what I have been told by carvers in both Solo and Bali.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Jean, as I said, a typo, caused by my mind...

No Jean, as I said, a typo, caused by my mind being somewhere else. I have not yet even begun to think about aksanas --- ooops, sorry, I mean Asanas.

I do not know either word in Javanese, but upon...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Asana would be correct I think, I was probably...

Asana would be correct I think, I was probably the first to give it an incorrect spelling. I was and am looking at some Buddhist ideas about unfortunate paths in life, there is a concept called...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I've said that I have not yet begun to...

Jean, I've said that I have not yet begun to think about aksanas, but in trying to understand mudras, it is difficult not to encounter some comment on aksanas.

The major thing that I have come...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Jean. I actually had Mr Jensen in...

Thank you Jean.

I actually had Mr Jensen in mind, as well as some other keris writers when I wrote para 2 of post 9 to this thread. When we get into this and related areas people tend to throw names...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 27th November 2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 78 has now completed and has been...

Catalogue 78 has now completed and has been removed from the Tosanaji site.

Thank you for looking and for your role in making it a success.
Forum: Swap Forum 27th November 2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 78 has now completed and has been...

Catalogue 78 has now completed and has been removed from the Tosanaji site.

Thank you for looking and for your role in making it a success.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you David.

Thank you David.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've been giving some attention to Mickey's...

I've been giving some attention to Mickey's question and I am slowly learning a very little bit about some things I had previously not paid very much attention to.

In past discussions about aksanas...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Joe DiMaggio's birthday? 1912? 1914?

Joe DiMaggio's birthday?

1912? 1914?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much Amuk, I now understand...

Thank you very much Amuk, I now understand perfectly, a quick phone call did it for me.

Basa Jero in Basa Sunda can be understood as extremely refined language that will only be understood by a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not mirth Amuk, never mirth. I enjoy language....

Not mirth Amuk, never mirth.

I enjoy language.

The fact that you use a spelling that was officially discontinued in 1972 as well the assumption that you are using one of the Sundanese dialects...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, of course you're right Amuk, but I rather...

Yes, of course you're right Amuk, but I rather think the young gentleman to whom I referred your text might be considered to be attuned to his native culture. I will not go into the reasons for why I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, maybe English might not be possible --- it...

Jean, maybe English might not be possible --- it is sometimes not really possible with some Javanese words & ideas --- but if a translation into Bahasa Indonesia were to be possible, this would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It is very easy to make false assumptions where...

It is very easy to make false assumptions where the keris is concerned, Mickey.

I have generated a number of questions, and I'm still working on this, I have ordered a text on Balinese mudras in a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The only reason for there to be a keris form with...

The only reason for there to be a keris form with a single luk is because nobody has ever seen one.

No legitimate pakem has ever listed one.

I have never heard any respected authority on the...
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