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Forum: Swap Forum 26th November 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
This Keris List has now sold out and will be...

This Keris List has now sold out and will be removed from my site early in the first week of December 2020.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Never seen that before.

Never seen that before.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Bob, of course, but we were talking about...

Yes Bob, of course, but we were talking about presence of flowers, not absence of flowers.

You're right about three being special.

In Bali everything comes in threes:-

Balinese people think of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Marius, in Bali the Hindu belief system is not...

Marius, in Bali the Hindu belief system is not quite the same as in maintream Hindu belief, the Balinese belief system is "Bali-Hindu", and it is a combination of Hindu beliefs, Buddhist beliefs and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The flower is a hibiscus, and obviously...

The flower is a hibiscus, and obviously red.

There are many ways to understand red hibiscus symbolism, but in this particular context of male dancers we can understand its use as a symbol of bravery.
Forum: Swap Forum 16th November 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List Number 79

Catalogue 79 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/L79INDEX.html

If you cannot reach the catalogue by using this link, try this...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 16th November 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List number 79

Catalogue 79 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/L79INDEX.html

If you cannot reach the catalogue by using this link, try this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By A. G. Maisey
On a keris the Singo Barong can be understood as...

On a keris the Singo Barong can be understood as generally protective. However there are a lot of ways in which this symbolism can be understood.

The word "barong" is understood in Bali as a generic...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Spot on Seerp. Jerzy said pretty much the same...

Spot on Seerp. Jerzy said pretty much the same thing about ID of meteorite after the forge weld process.

It is a really pretty keris David, in fact much better than the photo shows, that photo was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Anthony, yes, at his best --- which was...

Thanks Anthony, yes, at his best --- which was most definitely not always --- I consider this man to have been the best exponent of his generation of the classic Surakarta keris.

Here it is in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mr. Ross Yeah, I've got a little WWI farriers...

Mr. Ross

Yeah, I've got a little WWI farriers forge with a hand blower, not much good for serious work, fire bed too shallow, cannot get it to welding heat, alright for little light work.

The forge...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Seerp, I think what David is looking for is that...

Seerp, I think what David is looking for is that unique Widmanstätten pattern, and what I used to be looking for was concrete evidence that the contrasting material in a blade did indeed come from a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mr. Ross, gas is indeed very easy to use, making...

Mr. Ross, gas is indeed very easy to use, making damascus with gas is easier than baking a chocolate cake, but the big thing I don't like about it is that although it is great for welding, it is in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Maybe not even then Jean. If Wirasukadgo really...

Maybe not even then Jean.

If Wirasukadgo really was involved he would have made these notes in a way that were intelligible to him, not necessarily to everybody in general. This can be compounded by...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gas forges, compression using presses,...

Gas forges, compression using presses, electricity, other ways I do not know about.

Now try it with charcoal or coke and a hammer.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I collaborated closely with Prof. Jerzy...

I collaborated closely with Prof. Jerzy Piaskowski for a number of years, about 15 years I think.

Prof. Piaskowski was a noted historical metallurgist and he carried out intensive laboratory...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, if you want to try this there is one thing...

Jean, if you want to try this there is one thing you must do before you even begin to do any comparisons, you must ONLY apply the indicators to keris of HIGH QUALITY.

At the time when this little...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I tried to find this booklet on line Jean, but I...

I tried to find this booklet on line Jean, but I could not, however, if it is an online presentation of the original, that is in Romanised Javanese using Dutch spelling.

The page you presented is in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, Jean introduced this subject and I think...

Kai, Jean introduced this subject and I think that it might be nice if he expanded a little bit on it before I make any comments.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By A. G. Maisey
error

error
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th October 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, not just a picture book Jean, it is...

Yeah, not just a picture book Jean, it is reasonably heavy on text, but as I said, I haven't read it yet, I've flicked through it a couple of times though, and I feel it might be worth reading, which...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th October 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I suppose it could have been written by Toni...

I suppose it could have been written by Toni Junus, I do not have it at the moment and I cannot recall all the details, if in fact I ever read them.

However, it does have the Wiriyadi name on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th October 2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You're right Jean, "janggelan" does...

You're right Jean, "janggelan" does mean "like a corn cob", but it also means "like the bones in a horse's tail bone" , yes, I know that a horse's tail is all long hair, but that hair grows from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Don't defer to anything IP, test the hilt:- use a...

Don't defer to anything IP, test the hilt:- use a very thin panel pin --- a lot of people use a needle, I don't because what you will do will ruin a needle, a panel pin costs next to nothing and you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, 40 or 50 years ago I think I might have...

David, 40 or 50 years ago I think I might have agreed with you that this hilt form is not really a janggelan, but then, I would not have had any other Indonesian name to to give it. However, in...
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