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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Jean
Yes Alan it is very unusual, and the only one in...

Yes Alan it is very unusual, and the only one in my collection (some of my hilts show few layers on the sides). It most probably originates from Sulawesi (I bought it from a Bugis gentleman in East...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Jean
Please see this hilt made from marine ivory and...

Please see this hilt made from marine ivory and which has many "layer lines".
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By Jean
Personally I don't think that this hilt is very...

Personally I don't think that this hilt is very recent (say less than 10-15 years) or the ageing process was very professionally made! (blackened cavities, etc.). Can you remove the selut? Is there a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By Jean
Other opinions are welcome of course. I attach...

Other opinions are welcome of course. I attach for reference a semi old Dayak carving made from local deer antler (not moose) with a similar patina & colour (but your piece looks a bit darker from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By Jean
The patina & colour do not look like...

The patina & colour do not look like spermwhale tooth from the pics.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By Jean
Not easy, it seems to have some age, the...

Not easy, it seems to have some age, the materials is strong/ solid, not from bone, does not seem from ivory (black spots), so my best guess is deer antler.
Regards
PS: Moose antler is a strong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Jean
I am not sure about the hilt materials either...

I am not sure about the hilt materials either from the pics but it is not whale bone, nor buffalo bone (which would be pitted inside), so I tend to believe that it is either marine ivory or tanduk...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Jean
A crudely made Javanese kris-like object vaguely...

A crudely made Javanese kris-like object vaguely imitating a kris Budha, from the pic I don't know if it is an old piece or a replica. Other opinions will be welcome of course.
PS: I agree with Kai...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By Jean
Moro hilt and Indonesian blade?

Moro hilt and Indonesian blade?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Jean
I found this specimen of kris Sempana Robyong Luk...

I found this specimen of kris Sempana Robyong Luk 9 on page 251 of the Bali kris book mentioned earlier so this dapur name is actually used at least in Bali.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th August 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Jean
Jaga, Interesting discussion and I will explain...

Jaga,
Interesting discussion and I will explain how I have arrived at my conclusion.
Your blade includes the following ricikan (carved details): Kembang kacang, jenggot, jalen, lambe gajah, pejetan,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, This is the book in question (my...

Hello Alan,
This is the book in question (my favourite reference about dapur types) and it should constitute or be in line with the Surakarta Pakem which you mention.
I recommend this book to all the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Jean
You are correct Alan but the dapur Balebang shown...

You are correct Alan but the dapur Balebang shown on page 60 of the book "Dhapur" is quite different from the blade in question IMO, especially it includes a sogokan, twin lambe gajah, and kruwingan....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Jean
According to the book "Keris Jawa" or...

According to the book "Keris Jawa" or the EK, dapur Balebang includes 7 waves (or possibly 5 according to the EK). As this blade has 9 waves I would rather identify its dapur type as Sempana Robyong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Jean
I agree with Green, and I bought the bulk of my...

I agree with Green, and I bought the bulk of my collection "at arm's length" and with time I have learned to carefully select and assess the quality of the items on the basis of clear pictures. Of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,799
Posted By Jean
Just my personal experience with Czerny's and...

Just my personal experience with Czerny's and shipping from Italy to France:
I am regularly buying krisses and kris hilts from them, their shipping service is slow but it is partly justified because...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Jean
It seems to me that Amuk is only referring the...

It seems to me that Amuk is only referring the first kris (poesaka) as doehoeng but not the others.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Jean
Hello Amuk, The gambar/ atasan of the pusaka kris...

Hello Amuk,
The gambar/ atasan of the pusaka kris looks like a rare model from East Java/ Madura, the one of specimen 00 a model from Tegal, and the one of specimen 02 a model from East Java, are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Jean
Hello Amuk, Thank you very much for showing us...

Hello Amuk,
Thank you very much for showing us these nice and rare pieces, please go on!
I notice that you use the letters "oe" instead of "u" and "tj" instead of "c" as per the old tradition, is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Jean
Thank you Seerp and Alan. I saw the Prambanan...

Thank you Seerp and Alan. I saw the Prambanan meteore in the Solo kraton but did not realize that it is almost pure metal as I understand from Seerp?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd July 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Jean
Seerp, To complement what Alan said, you have...

Seerp,
To complement what Alan said, you have assumed that the specific gravity of the meteorite is 7.9 so equal to the one of pure iron, but it is not the case as the meteorite is only a piece of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Jean
I am seriously doubting that meteoric materials...

I am seriously doubting that meteoric materials was or is added in many kris blades but Alan will probably tell us more about it :)
I own several krisses supposedly containing meteoric materials...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Jean
I straightened many kris blades damaged at the...

I straightened many kris blades damaged at the tip by means of small pliers first, then careful hammer blows on an anvil if required. I never faced any breakage of the tip but it can happpen....
The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. As a French I am not famliliar...

Thank you Alan. As a French I am not famliliar with the term "older" as we only know it as "older than" (Harrap's dictionary).
Could you please elaborate a bit (in broad terms) about what troubles...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Jean
Well, everybody agrees that this a very nice and...

Well, everybody agrees that this a very nice and rare old kris! :)
The blade was over-cleaned (mechanically?, some rust spots are still visible) but not etched recently I think. Regarding its age,...
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