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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seerp Visser
To my knowlegde, the Widmanstatten structure...

To my knowlegde, the Widmanstatten structure disappeares at a temperature of about or some over 700 degrees C.
The materials for forging the dagger are too cold to forgeweld at that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seerp Visser
The Empu Karja di Kromo forged five Kerisblades...

The Empu Karja di Kromo forged five Kerisblades in 1904. The forging of these blades is described by Dr. Groneman. His articles are published in the Internationales Archiv fur Ethnographie in 1910...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By Seerp Visser
I have difficulties adding images to the...

I have difficulties adding images to the replies.
Here the image of the front cover of the booklet.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By Seerp Visser
I was very fortunate that Mpu Basuki Teguh...

I was very fortunate that Mpu Basuki Teguh Yuwono, Mpu Totok Brojodiningrat and the photographer Ibu Septiana visited me in January 2019.
I had a number of questions and uncertainties about the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By Seerp Visser
David, the ugly old man striking....its me.

David, the ugly old man striking....its me.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,093
Posted By Seerp Visser
Layers, layers, layers

The Keris is welded in layers, two sides containing iron(s) with pamor material and in the center a layer of steel (most times).
However to know the number of layers the sides of a Keris contain,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By Seerp Visser
Jean, In case you, or an other member of the...

Jean,
In case you, or an other member of the forum, should have the opportunity to visit the meteorite again, would you please be so kind to take photographs as detailed as possible?

- overall from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd July 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By Seerp Visser
Alan/Jean I wash bloomery iron, i don't wash...

Alan/Jean

I wash bloomery iron, i don't wash iron meteorite.

Iron meteorite contains about 90% Fe, further nickel and some other elements mostly desribed as trace elements.
No impurities as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd July 2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By Seerp Visser
Meteorite again

Jean/Alan

Two major pieces of the Prambanan meteorite were transported into the kraton of Solo. One piece in 1784 and one in 1797
(Meteoorijzer te Soerakarta, Natuurkundig tijdschrift voor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By Seerp Visser
Meteorite again

In many Keris meteoritic material is/was applied as pamor material, without adding other nickel containing material.

In other Keris less meteoritic material is added. I found information about an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd September 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,071
Posted By Seerp Visser
When you think, every variation is invented, the...

When you think, every variation is invented, the real artist comes up with something new..... Beautiful
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By Seerp Visser
Anthony, Using the etchant or during etching, be...

Anthony,
Using the etchant or during etching, be very careful that in no way your etchant comes in contact with copper. This will immediately give a green shine on any piece of material you use the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,214
Posted By Seerp Visser
jagabuwana, I know both books mentioned in this...

jagabuwana,

I know both books mentioned in this thread.
The Javanese kris (Der Kris der Javaner), i should recommend.

Dr. Groneman was a physician, not an empu and even not a blacksmith.
Some parts...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,524
Posted By Seerp Visser
Perhaps i can help....: when you press the link...

Perhaps i can help....:
when you press the link you arrive on a page with all kind of miscellaneous artifacts.
But when you press then the the small magnifying glass (as Athanase told us) and then...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,266
Posted By Seerp Visser
Look for "History of Java" at...

Look for "History of Java" at archive.org, they offer a number of copies from different editons, free to read and download.
Special the first edition of 1817 is of very good quality with beautiful...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By Seerp Visser
Welcome Drabant1701. I hope you will enjoy this...

Welcome Drabant1701.

I hope you will enjoy this forum about the keris and will find out that the keris is NOT a piece of primitive art.
It seems that you were lucky to buy a fine piece of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By Seerp Visser
No maintenance was done at all. They were like...

No maintenance was done at all. They were like new, but looked very bad. One of the blades was damaged by taking a small piece for examination purposes.

Below I show a comparison of a photograph in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By Seerp Visser
I was very pleased when they invited me to have a...

I was very pleased when they invited me to have a look at the keris in real, especially since the museum is closed for a long period due to restoration work. I was allowed to measure and weigh the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By Seerp Visser
100 years after Groneman

A remarkable find.

Since some years i study the forging of the keris and I focus on the forging of five keris by the empu Karja di Kromo in Yogjakarta in 1904.

Dr. Groneman a local Dutch physician...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,284
Posted By Seerp Visser
I will be interested in a fair translation. The...

I will be interested in a fair translation. The german language is not so much of a problem to me, but what is more important to me is to find the references and pictures placed on the right spot in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,469
Posted By Seerp Visser
Thank you Alain to be so worried about my...

Thank you Alain to be so worried about my health.
But in my case it will be different. I am 73 years old, so i want to forge the bulu ayam before i die.
The stacking and splitting is the difficult...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,469
Posted By Seerp Visser
Alain, The kris you showed has a beautiful pamor....

Alain,
The kris you showed has a beautiful pamor. Since i am a blacksmith i am very interested to know how to make this pamor.
In fact since some time i am looking for the secrets behind the pamor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,469
Posted By Seerp Visser
Aside from the good explanation of Alain, i can...

Aside from the good explanation of Alain, i can only add a little comment.

The meteoritic iron of the Prambanan meteorite was very expensive. Dr. Groneman mentions 10 guilders N.I. for about 30...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,223
Posted By Seerp Visser
We as people from this era with the whole world...

We as people from this era with the whole world around us where we can get information about everything by our computers, we do not need a god anymore to believe in a mystic power of material...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,034
Posted By Seerp Visser
Thank you all for your information. It gives me...

Thank you all for your information. It gives me some work to read all the relevant parts of the suggested documentation.

One of the specific questions i have is the use of Phosphorus containing...
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