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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By David
Kai, while sometimes "folk art" can...

Kai, while sometimes "folk art" can indeed be lacking in technical skill this is certainly not always the case. I have seen Alan use the term to describe certain Gabilan style wrongko and some of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By David
I am curious what people think about the hilt....

I am curious what people think about the hilt. Though there is no particular anatomy that points directly to this it gives me the over all impression that it is feminine in nature. So could this be a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By David
Though Detlef may be suggesting you change the...

Though Detlef may be suggesting you change the dress of this keris that was certainly not the point of my post. I'm just not sure what else you would like us to comment about though, other than the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By David
Well we did already have a discussion about the...

Well we did already have a discussion about the blade, as you have pointed out with the link you provided. It is a bit of a mismatch with this Bugis blade in fairly pedestrian Yogyakarta dress. I am...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By David
No worries Alan. Just a curiosity on my part....

No worries Alan. Just a curiosity on my part. Bronze seems a good possibility. Given the yellowish tint to the metal i didn't really think it was silver, but sometimes such colours are a factor of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By David
Well, Alan may well correct me :) , but i would...

Well, Alan may well correct me :) , but i would refer to this hilt as a buta form. Some people call them raksasa. I have a couple of recently carved examples of this guy without the selut.
BTW Alan,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By David
Thanks for posting Alan. I find myself quite...

Thanks for posting Alan. I find myself quite smitten with this one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By David
Yohan, i'm not sure it is always a matter of...

Yohan, i'm not sure it is always a matter of which method is "superior", but rather which methods suits the need. For instance, i might be wrong, but i would image that the heavy pieces of gold that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By David
Interesting blade. I'd be interested in seeing...

Interesting blade. I'd be interested in seeing how it feels in hand.
BUT...a wavy blade is a wavy blade. Some might call it a "flamboyant" blade. This is a very interesting sword, but it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,586
Posted By David
What you say is undoubtably true over starting at...

What you say is undoubtably true over starting at some point in historic past, but my sense of what MaharlikaTimawa was questioning was whether they were capable of forging such swords at the time of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,438
Posted By David
Since Alan goes on to explain many of the terms...

Since Alan goes on to explain many of the terms and color associations discussed in this thread on another i am going to post a link to that thread here for convenience sake. :)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By David
I love this style of sandang walikat sheath and...

I love this style of sandang walikat sheath and would like to add one to my own collection one day. But Alan is right that this is East Jawa in origin so it does seem wrong for the keris itself,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By David
While i appreciate good sunggingan dress i would...

While i appreciate good sunggingan dress i would like to suggest that you take a second look at the wrongko you currently have for this keris. Personally i find this wide diagonal kendit on this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By David
You make a good point Alan. The sliver looks in...

You make a good point Alan. The sliver looks in pretty good shape and this mendak would probably not be too difficult to repair.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By David
Hi YS and welcome to the forum. It's a bit...

Hi YS and welcome to the forum.
It's a bit difficult to full assess you keris from these photos. Firstly photos are not the best way to assess any keris and in hand a different opinion might be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By David
I suppose that is possible, but since i have...

I suppose that is possible, but since i have never seen this feature used a a means to lock a gonjo in place i can't really confirm nor deny such a possibility. Perhaps someone else has seen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By David
Interesting patrem. I am especially intrigued by...

Interesting patrem. I am especially intrigued by the pesi. Not only is it squared off, but the heavier bit right at base of the blade is something i have not seen before.
I am not yet completely...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By David
I will add one more example of this sheath form...

I will add one more example of this sheath form for view and possible discussion. This one holds a beautifully crafted patrem, which to my understanding is a contemporary blade, though i thought at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd April 2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By David
Thanks for the link Kai. I don't really need to...

Thanks for the link Kai. I don't really need to go back an look at the whole thread at this point because, as i am sure you noticed, i was involved in that discussion and in fact completely agreed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By David
Thanks for keeping the content flowing Alan. I...

Thanks for keeping the content flowing Alan.
I believe i have seen this gana hilt before. A very nice one indeed. The wrongko appears to be a Madurese version of a ladrang (formal) sheath. Can we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By David
You guys crack me up. 25 posts later and Victrix...

You guys crack me up. 25 posts later and Victrix is the only one who so much as even addressed the one question Corrado actually asked about this sword. I mean, i know we don't want anything to get...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By David
Well, i feel exactly the same way. I am always...

Well, i feel exactly the same way. I am always grateful to those who choose to show their blades in these public forums because i do not have the opportunity to see good keris otherwise.


Well Nik,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By David
Well, i am not going to answer for Alan here as...

Well, i am not going to answer for Alan here as he no doubt has his own take on this and will probably come along and express that sometime soon. I can speak from my own viewpoint however.
Since you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By David
:D I am still curious, however, if you know if...

:D

I am still curious, however, if you know if such a wrongko would have been suitable for formal dress or was is more for every day wear?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By David
Thanks Detlef. Tegal and Cirebon are often a bit...

Thanks Detlef. Tegal and Cirebon are often a bit of a confusion for me as they seem to share some similar dress styles.
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