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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th April 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By alexish
Kelantan/Pattani Batman kerises

Here are some examples of Batman kerises from Kelantan/Pattani.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd April 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By alexish
Scales on Nagas

Dear collectors,

with reference to the pictures in post 12 (malela-like keris nagas), has anyone seen the absence of scales on a naga tail, or gradual disappearance of scales along the tail, in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By alexish
Malay Nagas with Malela-like thick spines

I hereby enclose some peninsular malay keris nagas with malela-like thick spine along the blade. One of these has no scales on the tail, while the other Naga blade has scales which gradually...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By alexish
Pattani Naga

Dear Paul,

This is supposed to be a Pattani Naga. What is your opinion?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By alexish
Blade

The blade is however based on a Kemardikan pakem.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By alexish
The wrongko and pendok

For the pendok, I utilized motifs from the Oseberg ship, which is a genuine archeological artifact. For the carved motif of the wrongko, I utilized a Dragon motif found on a Scandinavian weather vane.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By alexish
The hilt inspired by History channel's Dragonhead

There is a popular TV series on History Channel 'Vikings'. Although not 100% historically accurate, I believe that the producers have at least made some attempt to keep a degree of authenticity to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By alexish
New keris in Madura style with Norse motifs

Dear collectors,

my sincerest apologies for re-opening this new thread on an old subject. For the sake of completeness, I just feel compelled to post pictures of my newly commissioned piece. Of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th April 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By alexish
Here are some more pictures.

Here are some more pictures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th April 2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By alexish
Talsimanic numerals on Penisular kerises (keris abjad)

Dear collectors,

Anyone familiar with talismanic numerals on Peninsular kerises. I believe they are called keris abjad.

What do these talismanic numerals mean?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
Dear Kai, when the straight pandai saras blade...

Dear Kai,

when the straight pandai saras blade came to me, it was slightly rusted, with no pamor, and with typical appearance of a penisula keris.

However, when I sent it to Madura for restoration,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
Dear fellow collectors, I have a question. The...

Dear fellow collectors,

I have a question. The straight Pandai Saras blade was found glued to the broken Coteng, which was restored. Is it non-traditional or unusual to find a straight Pandai Saras...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
Both blades are mine. The first blade was found...

Both blades are mine. The first blade was found together with the broken coteng that was restored. I was so impressed by the restoration that I provided the Madurese carver with the second wavy blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
Actually, the 1st keris hilt is the restored...

Actually, the 1st keris hilt is the restored antique piece (Posts 1, 2 & 3). The same Madurese carver who did the restoration subsequently attempted to carve a brand-new coteng hilt (second hilt,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
New Coteng

I was so impressed by the restoration, that I got the same carver to make a brand new coteng with an old 9-luk pandai saras blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
Here are pictures of the entire sarung and blade,...

Here are pictures of the entire sarung and blade, with and without additional metalwork.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
After restoration

Here are pictures of the broken coteng hilt after restoration.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By alexish
Coteng restoration project

Last year, I bought a wooden coteng with broken beak, that was attached to a pandai saras blade, without a sheath. I decided to send this to Madura for restoration, as well as to make a new sheath. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By alexish
Sumatran version of Rajamala/Coteng Hilt

Here is also a newly-carved Sumatran (Palembang) version of either a Rajamala or Coteng Hilt, which was also made in Madura. This is based on a figural hilt in a previous...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By alexish
Newly-carved Rajamala hilt

Dear Collectors,

Here is a brand new Rajamala hilt carved in Madura, based on the design in the first post.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By alexish
My apologies, I will only present traditional...

My apologies, I will only present traditional pieces in the future.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By alexish
I believe that the sampir/warangka is made of...

I believe that the sampir/warangka is made of kemuning wood, as seen from the flashing grain; while the blade is besi kelengan without pamor.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By alexish
Original Unduk Unduk Blades

Here are the original designs of the unduk-unduk blades that inspired my Merlion piece. Any opinion?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By alexish
Sarung - Original Designs

Dear Collectors,

These are the original sarungs that inspired my piece. Any opinion whether these are traditional designs?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By alexish
Actually, the 'Bugis' pun has meaning, because...

Actually, the 'Bugis' pun has meaning, because this keris was actually commissioned from a Singapore dealer who has a shop in the Bugis street area.
Perhaps, some of you maybe able to guess who the...
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