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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By GIO
Yes, the molding lines are clearly visible. But I...

Yes, the molding lines are clearly visible. But I am asking myself: is this method really convenient (in terms of cost) if compared with a copy made by any village Smith ? I think that melting iron...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By GIO
Jean, thanks for clarifying. In fact I do not...

Jean, thanks for clarifying. In fact I do not have the book on Bugis keris.
Best regards
Gio
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By GIO
..... I personally would give the scabbard back...

..... I personally would give the scabbard back it's buntut
Detlef[/QUOTE]

Done already
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By GIO
Jean, you mean it is a "tiga warna"...

Jean, you mean it is a "tiga warna" pamor ? I thought it could be a "dwi warna" (ujung gunung & ngulit semangka).
By the way, I have no idea of what a timpalaja pamor looks like. Maybe similar to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By GIO
Many thanks David and Jean

Many thanks David and Jean
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By GIO
Keris for comment. Part 3

Very sorry. I had problems in resizing the photos.
Trying again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By GIO
I believe that the weapons used by women in...

I believe that the weapons used by women in battles were the same used by men. Weapons made specifically for women for self defence are small daggers (including tantos in Japan and kerises in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By GIO
Thanks Kai and David for having better developed...

Thanks Kai and David for having better developed my opinions.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By GIO
One more thing: a nice selut would greatly...

One more thing: a nice selut would greatly enhance the aspect and value of this keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By GIO
A nice Sumatran panjang blade, not that old but...

A nice Sumatran panjang blade, not that old but with some age. The tapak kuda hilt very likely horn, which is normally found with this kind of kerises. The scabbard seems of recent manufacture but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By GIO
Another example. This is in the "Musée royal...

Another example. This is in the "Musée royal de l'Armèe" - Bruxelles
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th October 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By GIO
I purchased this Balinese keris holder...

I purchased this Balinese keris holder representing Twalen some 25 years ago from an Italian guy coming back from a voyage in the Far East. I know nothing more
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th September 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By GIO
A keris of this length should be called...

A keris of this length should be called "Anak Alang"
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By GIO
I would like to express my personal opinion. I...

I would like to express my personal opinion.
I think that, when finished by the empu, the blade is smooth. In fact, when making the chiselling (prabot), one has to employ files, sand or sanding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th June 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By GIO
Hi Jean, My modest opinion : Sumatra

Hi Jean,
My modest opinion : Sumatra
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th June 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By GIO
Making a good ganja is not so easy for an...

Making a good ganja is not so easy for an untrained person. I personally tried a few times with not very convincing results. Moreover in your case, since the blade is in good conditions, the ganja...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By GIO
Great result !

Great result !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By GIO
Import of edged weapons into Italy

Please apologize for the late reply.
According with the law and its interpretation, for importing edgeg weapons into Italy it is sufficient to have a collection licence for antique/rare/artistic...
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By GIO
For eliminating rust you can try EVAPO-RUST which...

For eliminating rust you can try EVAPO-RUST which is completely safe for iron. 30 minutes immersion is sufficient for light rust, othervise the piece can stay in the liquid also 24 or 48 hours.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By GIO
Hi David, very interesting item. In my VERY...

Hi David,
very interesting item. In my VERY HUMBLE opinion though this is a keris-like object. The manufacture is very crude and has no detail which can be attributed to a keris. I think that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,327
Posted By GIO
Thanks for your reply, Alan Could the size of the...

Thanks for your reply, Alan
Could the size of the kerises depend upon the availability of iron in the various areas ? I think that the possibility of finding iron and nickel/iron was a major problem.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,327
Posted By GIO
I would take this opportunity to ask a question...

I would take this opportunity to ask a question about Bali kerises.
While the development of the figural hilts is easily explained, I would know why, contrary to what happened in the whole...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By GIO
My opinion: recent Surakarta style keris, pamor...

My opinion: recent Surakarta style keris, pamor Ron pakis. Wood hardly recognizable.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,719
Posted By GIO
[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Why did the springs become...

[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Why did the springs become brittle?

QUOTE]

Good question, Alan
I am not in a position to answer. I only report what is indicated in the book I mentioned.
In my very humble...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,719
Posted By GIO
Hi David, I have made a free but faithful...

Hi David,
I have made a free but faithful translation of the original text about electric de-rusting (from "Restauration des armes à feu" by Jean-René Clergeau, Stampfli & Cie, Berne...
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