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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Jean
Thank you David for showing us the full blade.......

Thank you David for showing us the full blade.... Its overall shape (angle of the ganja especially) looks different from the typical long blades from Java North Coast.
I attach the pic of a Palembang...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jean
The blade size, peculiar style of greneng, and...

The blade size, peculiar style of greneng, and tikel alis going thru the gandik point to Java North Coast IMO. From my (limited) experience the South Sumatran blades generally do not exceed about 37...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Jean
A very decorative blade anyway, I will check if I...

A very decorative blade anyway, I will check if I can find the pics of the similar blades which I mentioned. Regarding the traces of kinatah on the ganja, I cannot say for this piece but I have found...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
I agree and the hilt seems to have been made by...

I agree and the hilt seems to have been made by the same "master carver" ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Jean
Yes, the blade looks like from Madura Sumenep...

Yes, the blade looks like from Madura Sumenep (the winged horse), and is probably recent. I saw some blades with similar decoration but covered with gold kinatah and not pierced through. The putut...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th December 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
Well, I am not definitely sure that the scabbard...

Well, I am not definitely sure that the scabbard & hilt of this kris originate from East Java, it could be a local Sumatran style or just the imagination of the maker, and other opinions are welcome....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
Hello Francantolin, Yes, the top of the scabbard...

Hello Francantolin,
Yes, the top of the scabbard is also called warangka or gambar, but the name sampir is more usual in Sumatra or Sulawesi.
These krisses were more often used as a sign of status or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
My reply is: no, they are not identical, see pics.

My reply is: no, they are not identical, see pics.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
Hello, Yes, this is a keris panjang (long kris)...

Hello,
Yes, this is a keris panjang (long kris) and commonly called execution kris.
It is probably originating from Sumatra and estimated to date from 19th century. The sampir (top of the scabbard)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
I have a preliminary opinion but it would be...

I have a preliminary opinion but it would be easier to assess if Gustav could post a pic of the greneng on the ganja tail & wadidang ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Jean
If the fastening is strong, this should be a very...

If the fastening is strong, this should be a very effective lance! :eek:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
Thank you David, and I understand your point...

Thank you David, and I understand your point although it is not my philosophy.
I take this opportunity to inform the members that I will soon publish a new book about kris hilts showing about 250...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
I agree provided that: . The kris is not under my...

I agree provided that:
. The kris is not under my ownership and I have no formal authorization from the owner to show it.
. Or the kris is really too valuable (or for another valid reason) to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
Thank you David, you are correct and sorry for...

Thank you David, you are correct and sorry for the confusion. It would be nice if Gustav could show us a full pic of the Maybach Exelero :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
The pamor pattern of this kris looks very similar...

The pamor pattern of this kris looks very similar to te one belonging to Bill? :confused:
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I agree with you, however it seems to...

Hello Alan,
I agree with you, however it seems to me that there are some apparently recent blades without this deep etching process.
The first blade which I am showing is Balinese (or in balinese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jean
Question of taste....

I also appreciate the fineness of this type of bright nginden/ chatoyant pamor covering most of the surface of the blade and often found on contemporary krisses.
However I find that these pamor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Thank you for your detailed expert...

Hello Alan,
Thank you for your detailed expert opinion, I was not certain about the Javanese origin but the blade features were not specific enough for me to assume that it could be Madurese. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Jean
Hello, The ivory hilt is in donoriko style from...

Hello,
The ivory hilt is in donoriko style from Madura and probably about 100 years old. The scabbard is in Solo (Central Java) style, and the blade looks Javanese.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Jean
The peculiar bird hilt (made from bone?) does not...

The peculiar bird hilt (made from bone?) does not originate from Sulawesi IMO but more probably Sumatra, and may be the whole kris also? (sepokal style blade with wide gusen). The selut is too wide...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jean
The scabbard looks from South Sumatra to me in...

The scabbard looks from South Sumatra to me in spite of the unusual carvings, but the blade & hilt from Java North Coast indeed.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jean
Hello Paul, Please show us the whole scabbard as...

Hello Paul,
Please show us the whole scabbard as the gandar is important for identifying the provenance.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th November 2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Jean
I agree with David, the pores and the black...

I agree with David, the pores and the black decayed area at the back are typical of buffalo bone.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Jean
Hello Anthony, What is the source of this kris if...

Hello Anthony,
What is the source of this kris if you don't mind, a collector, or an auction, or a dealer? These Sumatra style scabbards are attractive, I bought similar pieces in the past and even...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Jean
I saw this kris on a well-known commercial site,...

I saw this kris on a well-known commercial site, to me the blade itself seems old but the singa and ganja were probably recently made (different colour, pamor lines not matching, etc.), and the dress...
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