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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By David
You may be right Sajen. I didn't say all or even...

You may be right Sajen. I didn't say all or even most. Of course they are folded, but does that always include the addition of pamor material?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By David
Alan, do i understand you correctly to say that...

Alan, do i understand you correctly to say that keris panjang from Central Jawa made post 1850 and in the PBX era did not have any special societal applications as it did in Sumatra? Just anybody...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By David
I had assumed this was indeed a more contemporary...

I had assumed this was indeed a more contemporary blade Jean, and can't really use that as a criticism against this keris. I don't think Marius presented it as an antique. I just find it beautiful...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By David
I'll jump on the band wagon here Marius. Yes,...

I'll jump on the band wagon here Marius.
Yes, that's a beautiful keris penyalang (or panjang). Looks like it is really nicely crafted. But the tajong hilt is completely wrong for this style keris....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
Tim, are you using tap water in this washing...

Tim, are you using tap water in this washing task. From my experience sometime local tap water supplies have additive in them that can affect the color of your blade after washing. Try using bottled...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th May 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By David
I nice old keris with sunggingan dress. Certainly...

I nice old keris with sunggingan dress. Certainly the sunggingan is not as old as the blade. ;) Not new, but i wouldn't think antique.
I have the lurus brother of this blade and have always...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th May 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By David
I don't know what others think about this...

I don't know what others think about this example, but i must say that i find it highly suspect. It does not seem to be constructed in a manner that would allow me to say it was a true keris sajen,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
Well gentlemen, while i do appreciate that keris...

Well gentlemen, while i do appreciate that keris cannot be discussed in a vacuum, i am afraid i have reached that point where i am going to respectfully request that we try to focus our attention...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
Thanks for the additional photos. It doesn't look...

Thanks for the additional photos. It doesn't look like you should have too much trouble adjusting the fit to this sheath.
The new photos reveal features that i hadn't quite noticed before, like the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
I would not attempt to polish this blade. Bali...

I would not attempt to polish this blade. Bali blade are traditionally polished when cleaned and stained, but i believe we have already established that is is not a Bali blade (probably Lombok) and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
Alan is in Australia, so it's probably sleep time...

Alan is in Australia, so it's probably sleep time for him at the moment. I am sure he will be back to answer you questions, though i believe i can answer some of them.
Araldite is a two-step epoxy....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By David
I'm surprised no one has responded to this post...

I'm surprised no one has responded to this post yet. I, for one, really appreciate seeing these step-by-step photos of the process. Very interesting.
I look forward to seeing images of the finished...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By David
Nice keris. I like the adeg pamor. I assume it...

Nice keris. I like the adeg pamor. I assume it came without any dress?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th May 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
While i did at first suggest this keris might be...

While i did at first suggest this keris might be "more" contemporary than not i did not intend to express that i thought it was new and i do agree with both Alan and Jean that it is not post WWII. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
How old are you willing to consider this blade...

How old are you willing to consider this blade Jean? Most last 19th century Bali/Lombok blades tend to be 15 inches at least. There are, of course, exceptions. If you are not attaching greater age...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
The short answer here in no. As Jean has pointed...

The short answer here in no.
As Jean has pointed out, what you need is laboratory grade arsenic trioxide. It comes in a crystalline/powdered form. Last time i checked it runs about $160 for a 5gm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
Sorry Yohan, but i do not see dwi warno pamor...

Sorry Yohan, but i do not see dwi warno pamor here.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th May 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
I would be very interested in seeing an effigy of...

I would be very interested in seeing an effigy of St. Michael wielding a keris. I think you will find that what the saint is holding in these effigies is a generic flamboyant sword. The keris is not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th May 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
I will try to answer some of your questions....

I will try to answer some of your questions.
Firstly, this keris is presented in Balinese dress, but i am having trouble seeing it as a true Balinese blade. The greneng on the gonjo is cut rather...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th May 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum QuisUtDeus. Ambition tag ,...

Welcome to the forum QuisUtDeus. Ambition tag , unless your actual name happens to be Michael. ;)
Just a heads up...all new members are in moderated status at first. That means that your post won't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th May 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By David
Jean, Minangkabau keris are not my area of...

Jean, Minangkabau keris are not my area of concentration. In fact i have no examples presently in my collection. So i am curious about identification. Many Minang blades i have seen are of the anak...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th May 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By David
As Jean points out, the line is sometimes thin...

As Jean points out, the line is sometimes thin between what is Bali and what is Lombok as Bali controlled much of Lombok for sometime and greatly influenced the keris found there. I would not be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By David
Nice looking keris. I especially like the blade.

Nice looking keris. I especially like the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st May 2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By David
Certainly African, possibly Maasai. I have...

Certainly African, possibly Maasai. I have something similar with red and black beads and cowrie shells.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By David
Damn! Some folks have all the luck. I would say...

Damn! Some folks have all the luck. I would say this is a highly desirable piece indeed for kris collectors and your are quite lucky to have stumbled upon it.
I'm with Kai. More likely mid-19th...
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