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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, it is probably true that theft is a...

Yes, it is probably true that theft is a universal characteristic of human society, perhaps the residual effect of the concept of communal property that existed in more primitive societies.

It may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By A. G. Maisey
From 1980 through to about 1992 I took a table at...

From 1980 through to about 1992 I took a table at gun shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There were occasional thefts at these shows, but my memory tells me that nothing of much consequence was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not all things in Sharia law are bad.

Not all things in Sharia law are bad.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th April 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Looks exactly like Bali Tourist to me. They...

Looks exactly like Bali Tourist to me.

They produce a lot of silver-mounted stuff based on shells --- ashtrays, jewellery boxes & trays, pretty little cabinet objects. Plated brass is often used in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bill, I believe that the person who sold you this...

Bill, I believe that the person who sold you this keris is a bloke by the name of Alan G. Maisey.

I know this bloke pretty well, and in his recollection he has not received any correspondence from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If we are going to talk about Palembang, I'm...

If we are going to talk about Palembang, I'm afraid I cannot make any relevant contribution, although Palembang does have a recognised connection to the Javanese courts it is an area that I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well David, I did touch on one specific...

Well David, I did touch on one specific possibility, but to pursue this line of thought further, I believe we would probably need to address the matter on a situational basis, and to do that we would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, David, of course you are correct if we...

Yes, David, of course you are correct if we consider this question from the perspective of people who have little or no knowledge of the keris, but this same problem exists in probably every field...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The keris has been around for a very long time,...

The keris has been around for a very long time, and one of the reasons it has survived through the centuries is that it has changed in style, nature and social perception with the passing of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th February 2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think Gustav has offered some info on that...

I think Gustav has offered some info on that matter, David.

Off the top of my head I cannot answer, I'm away from home, and stuff like this current question is not at all the sort of thing I try to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your comments, Mr. Hartadi. I find...

Thank you for your comments, Mr. Hartadi. I find this Lombok attribution to be rather thought provoking.

The following comments that I will make are not in any way to be understood as a casting of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I can add nothing of any value to what has...

I can add nothing of any value to what has already been offered.

Currently I'm in Solo, but before getting here yesterday I was in Bali for a few days. When this question was once again raised by...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Nice job.

Nice job.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, fire gilding was used, and maybe still is...

Yes, fire gilding was used, and maybe still is used. There was an old bloke in Solo who was doing it up until a few years ago I don't know if he still is.

Kinatah work has several levels of quality,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much Giovanni, for your input, and...

Thank you very much Giovanni, for your input, and your response to my question.

Your remark:-

As you can immagine this procedure, though legally perfect, is not 100% sure.

seems to indicate that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you both, Battara and Kai. Before posting...

Thank you both, Battara and Kai.

Before posting my question I did do a little bit of research myself, including lengthy discussions with a couple of international courier companies, and our own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Collection & import of edged weapons in Italy.

Can anybody provide an explanation of the legislation governing the import of edged weapons to Italy?

What hoops does a collector of edged weapons in Italy need to jump through?

Going back a few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know the answer to this question,...

I do not know the answer to this question, however, I have a finger ring that is set with white chalcedony.

According to several Balinese people this white stone is protection against danger.

In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The blade does not look like any current...

The blade does not look like any current production of which I am aware.

The wrongko appears to have some age, but seems to have been refinished.

I cannot comment on the hilt.

I do not know where...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Jean, and my apologies for my slow...

Thanks Jean, and my apologies for my slow response.

An unexpected disturbance has been stealing my time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This comment is not intended to contribute to any...

This comment is not intended to contribute to any understanding of what the pommel form under discussion may represent, I am making only a general comment that may assist a little in understanding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'm surprised that you use alcohol on the...

Jean, I'm surprised that you use alcohol on the ivory. Long ago and far away when I was just beginning with keris I didn't worry much about what I used to clean things, but I was fortunate to meet a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The way Indonesian is used varies a bit from...

The way Indonesian is used varies a bit from place to place, but if we need to use a dictionary to access standard meanings, there is really only one that's any good:- Echols & Shadily,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ian, just a little clarification on language. In...

Ian, just a little clarification on language.

In Indonesian "burung-burung" means "birds". Doubling the noun gives a multiple, thus "burung" is "bird".

The word for "hut" in Indonesian is "gubuk"....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd January 2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Yuuzan, and a Happy 2015 to you also. A...

Thanks Yuuzan, and a Happy 2015 to you also.

A soft old toothbrush seems to carry the oil better, and a hard new toothbrush can damage fine carving if it is used too vigorously.

Paint brushes are...
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