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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 264
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is a very peculiar looking keris. I will...

This is a very peculiar looking keris.

I will not speculate on this because there is absolutely nothing available to base speculation on, but this blade is most certainly not like anything I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, I think so. But it could well be within...

Yeah, I think so.

But it could well be within pakem somewhere else.

The little one I'm not real sure of either, it looks like it might have a tikel alis, but its not real clear on my monitor.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You are quite sure about those dhapur nominations...

You are quite sure about those dhapur nominations Kai?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,193
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Malay meaning of "randu" was...

The Malay meaning of "randu" was troubling me, so I looked it up in Wilkinson, published 1901, here is the dictionary entry:-

Randu. I. The action of the arm in stirring
up water or anything, when...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,193
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think most keris people would know this,its...

I think most keris people would know this,its pretty basic knowledge, but maybe some of the new boys might not, so it is worth mentioning I guess.

There is a type of Solo mendak that is named...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,193
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, in Indonesian, Javanese, Old Javanese...

Mickey, in Indonesian, Javanese, Old Javanese "randu" means kapok tree.

In Modern Malay, Indonesian "angkup" means tweezers, pliers.

In Modern Javanese "angkup randu" could be understood as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I would most gently suggest that this weapon was...

I would most gently suggest that this weapon was very probably regarded as a keris by the person who initially produced it.

To my eye it bears every indication of a weapon of keris-like form that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much Jean, you have given me the...

Thank you very much Jean, you have given me the response that I was seeking:- you have clearly identified the object held by Nawa Sari as a pandanus, or pandan, or pudak flower.

However, I feel I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'm not going to get into any sort of...

Jean, I'm not going to get into any sort of discussion in respect of the artistic worth of this hilt. It is a hilt. There are artistically fine hilts, and artistically inferior hilts, and everything...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In Jawa just about all ferric weaponry --- and a...

In Jawa just about all ferric weaponry --- and a whole heap of other things --- is cleaned with acid. In other places the cleaning is done mechanically, more often than not with wet sand. The result...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've got a mate in Canada who uses this method...

I've got a mate in Canada who uses this method too Anthony.

I've seen Pauzan Pusposukadgo give the gandar of a very tightly stuck keris a bit of a tap on a concrete step and then remove it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know, Apo. The idea of...

I do not know, Apo.

The idea of "citrus" dish wash liquid is causing me doubt. Another thing is this:- I do not know what country you are living in, I do not know the standards in that country. If...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, those things might do the job.

Yeah, those things might do the job.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Apo, I'm sorry, but I do not understand the...

Apo, I'm sorry, but I do not understand the question, however, I do understand that the approach I have outlined to you is the one I have used for around 50 years and it has never resulted in any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, I buy the sleeves in a 100 meter roll from...

Well, I buy the sleeves in a 100 meter roll from a shop behind Pasar Gede in Solo, Jawa Tengah, but if you don't really feel like the trek, you could try plastic cling wrap.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's coming up OK, but you see all those little...

That's coming up OK, but you see all those little black dots, well, they need to be cleaned out.

I use two tools for this, a dentists pick, and a saddlers awl with a fine blade in it, I also use a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,385
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah Rick, it could be I suppose, but to me it...

Yeah Rick, it could be I suppose, but to me it seems too big for that. All the handles of those little pestles that I've seen are much smaller, and tend to be sort like a pistol grip style. I think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Drying can best be facilitated by following the...

Drying can best be facilitated by following the clean, lint free cloth with a hairdryer.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th February 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav is really very good on museum related...

Gustav is really very good on museum related things, I suggest you PM him.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You might be right YS, but then again --- The...

You might be right YS, but then again ---

The scorpion is a bit of a problem child, how the scorpion is regarded is very subject to situation and to personal belief. If the scorpion is regarded from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, I was simply re-enforcing your already...

Yes David, I was simply re-enforcing your already obvious tolerance.

Some people do tend to be less tolerant than both you & I.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually David, I rather enjoy Amuk's archaic and...

Actually David, I rather enjoy Amuk's archaic and sometimes puzzling spellings. They refresh my memories and take me back to when I first began to learn Bahasa Indonesia. Yeah, I know, I'm not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, I believe that this is a separate gonjo,...

Paul, I believe that this is a separate gonjo, but very probably not the original gonjo. I think I expressed the opinion earlier that I believe this keris is a robahan, something that has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know why Rick, but a tombak that has an...

I do not know why Rick, but a tombak that has an integral metuk is usually considered to be a lower quality tombak.

I'm only guessing here, but it might have been because of some limitations in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of the method of manufacture of this...

In respect of the method of manufacture of this tombak, all we're looking at is a simple mlumah billet, that is, random pattern a la wos wutah, ngulit semangko, etc., that has been forged to 90...
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