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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By alexish
Recreation of Keris Naga Pattani

Dear fellow collectors, this is my attempt to recreate a genuine old Keris Naga Pattani, which is in a worn-down condition.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By alexish
Some other Tajong hilts by the same carver:

Some other Tajong hilts by the same carver:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th June 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By alexish
Newly-made Coteng and Tajong hilts

Dear fellow collectors,

Here are pictures of newly-made Coteng and Tajong hilts from Madura. Please give your critical comments, so that I may feedback some pointers to the carver.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By alexish
Models for Kedah sarung

Here are the models for my Kedah sarung
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By alexish
Newly-made Tok Chu Keris with Kedah Sarung

Newly-made Tok Chu style blade in Kedah style sarung (Kedah is one of the northern states in penisular Malaysia.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th April 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
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: 932
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: 932
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: 932
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: 2,213
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: 2,213
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: 2,213
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: 2,213
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: 449
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: 449
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: 731
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: 731
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: 731
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: 731
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: 731
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: 731
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: 731
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: 731
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: 1,893
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: 1,893
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.
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