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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th May 2020, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Jean
The pamor pattern is not very specific, rather...

The pamor pattern is not very specific, rather worn-out and indinstinct, so I would just identify it as pamor mlumah.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jean
Yes Alan, I have to agree with you and I know...

Yes Alan, I have to agree with you and I know that the Neka's big keris book was mostly written by his Javanese co-author, which makes it somewhat questionable, but it is the "best" available source...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jean
I agree with you David and this applies...

I agree with you David and this applies especially to the Balinese/ Lombok krisses for which the true experts seem to have vanished, or are not in position to write something relevant for the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jean
Thank you Marco. Hum, only one of the 3 authors...

Thank you Marco. Hum, only one of the 3 authors seems to Balinese.... ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jean
Thank you Marco. Do you know more about this book...

Thank you Marco.
Do you know more about this book (authors, contents, etc)?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jean
I agree. Regarding this book, my appreciation is...

I agree.
Regarding this book, my appreciation is as follows:
. The major interest of this book is that it describes the place and use of the kris into the Balinese culture, which is quite unique.
....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st May 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jean
Smile First and as Anthony said, the book is written in...

First and as Anthony said, the book is written in English. The author studied Asian Art at the Hawai University, then he was trained as a professional Javanese court dancer and performed across the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th April 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jean
Yes, I have it and it is worth buying IMO, I...

Yes, I have it and it is worth buying IMO, I learned some interesting information, the author lived in Bali for a long time.
I bought it from the Leiden Museum bookshop.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Jean
It is very surprising to notice how such a new...

It is very surprising to notice how such a new kris can raise such different reactions, like any piece of modern art! :)
Regarding the pendok, it is not of high quality indeed but some embossed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Jean
I believe so. The blade has pudak sategal (hooks)...

I believe so. The blade has pudak sategal (hooks) on the sides and a very odd ganja tail. The dhapur name is correct. Modern piece... :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Jean
Yes, this is what I meant.

Yes, this is what I meant.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I enlarged the pics and I am pretty...

Hello Alan,
I enlarged the pics and I am pretty confident that the pamor lines do not extend into the carved figure (the tail especially), however it may be as old as the blade itself as you say. Any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Jean
I am not really qualified for replying but the...

I am not really qualified for replying but the "pin holes" are not evenly spaced and they rather look to be caused by a sharp tool used to force the carved figure in place on the blade before welding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Jean
Normally the integrated selut is flush with the...

Normally the integrated selut is flush with the base of the hilt, see attached specimen. Also the selut looks to have a slightly different colour and patina as compared to the hilt itself.
The carved...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th April 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Jean
Interesting and beautiful kris indeed. From the...

Interesting and beautiful kris indeed. From the pics, I am not fully sure that the hilt is from ivory? (colour and patina). The blade is old and the carved animal on the gandik (singa?) is odd. The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th April 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By Jean
It uses narrow and very thin strips of silver (or...

It uses narrow and very thin strips of silver (or gold or brass) I think, as for this gerantim hilt also made by a Lombok master craftsman.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By Jean
Very impressive, can you show us the whole...

Very impressive, can you show us the whole scabbard?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Jean
I agree that the blade is not in Sumenep style,...

I agree that the blade is not in Sumenep style, but personally I would have placed it to East Java because of the ganja iras and pamor pattern especially. I attach the pic of an old Madurese blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Jean
At last an interesting kris to see after the...

At last an interesting kris to see after the coronavisus stroke the Forum!
From Madura IMO, putrasatu/ raksasa hilt from bone, pamor Kul Buntet/ Singkir, ganja iras or missing? Nice scabbard in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By Jean
100 ppb is equivalent to 0.1 PPM (part per...

100 ppb is equivalent to 0.1 PPM (part per million) so a very very low concentration. Even if the arsenic content in the rice water is higher than in the rice itself, I doubt it very much that it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By Jean
My own appreciation: Quite good cleaning results,...

My own appreciation: Quite good cleaning results, some faint traces of rust visible on the sorsoran and ganja, about equivalent of what I get with vinegar but with slightly better pamor contrast.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By Jean
Not sufficient to give any waragan effect IMO or...

Not sufficient to give any waragan effect IMO or all rice eaters would die in horrible circumstances as arsenic accumulates inside the body :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By Jean
I don't know Jaga, probably no chemical effect...

I don't know Jaga, probably no chemical effect but getting a more homogeneous slurry? The black colour of the blade seems to indicate the presence of iron sulphide.
And I would say that sulphur and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By Jean
I know that it is used Alan but I don't...

I know that it is used Alan but I don't understand how it works as both products are basically stable and inert :confused:
However I would propose the following chemical raction chain (just my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,910
Posted By Jean
My personal experience is quite different from...

My personal experience is quite different from yours Jaga, probably because your blade was in too poor condition for being treated.
I tested citric acid at 10% concentration (100 g of pure citric...
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