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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 07:45 PM
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Posted By David
Just lovely!

Just lovely!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By David
Alexish, do you currently own the keris that you...

Alexish, do you currently own the keris that you started this thread with or are these photos from an auction site?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
Green, here is another link about Tok Chu keris...

Green, here is another link about Tok Chu keris that you might find useful.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7618
One other point i might add to you initial question. My understanding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
Yes Green, i am quite aware that these are indeed...

Yes Green, i am quite aware that these are indeed NOT keris actually made by Tok Chu. I only posted them to present a some clear examples of keris that display the features that i have come to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By David
Well, as i understand it this was originally...

Well, as i understand it this was originally intended to be a small weapon, one that could be easily concealed.
It was when colonial American powers placed a ban on swords, i believe, that we saw...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
Aye Aye Capt'n...but i prefer scotch. :rolleyes:

Aye Aye Capt'n...but i prefer scotch. :rolleyes:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
OK Rick, i'll bite... What on Earth is THAT! :)

OK Rick, i'll bite...
What on Earth is THAT! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
Yes Marius, of course all iron is magnetic, but...

Yes Marius, of course all iron is magnetic, but it can still exhibit a weak magnetic field (polarization). So many keris that i have personally handled only move the compass needle just slightly when...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
If i told you i'd have to kill you. ;) :D But...

If i told you i'd have to kill you. ;) :D
But seriously, my reasons are purely personal. If they are mystical it is my own mystique, nit something derived from any arcane script or knowledge. As...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
Not really. There is nothing that confirms that...

Not really. There is nothing that confirms that newly made keris have a greater magnetic field than older keris. I always charge my new keris by touching them to a powerful magnet regardless of their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
One aspect of blades that most seem to identify...

One aspect of blades that most seem to identify as Tok Chu aside from the wide girth of the blade is deeply carved features. That is not to say that your keris is not of the Tok Chu style, but given...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By David
Forgive, since i don't know much about these, but...

Forgive, since i don't know much about these, but weren't the crowns of these helmets made of thick horse hair or something. This looks like it would be seriously top-heavy and unwieldy in battle, so...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
Many old keris i have collected over the years...

Many old keris i have collected over the years have displayed weak magnetic fields when brought near a compass. Then i touch them to a powerful magnet and their magnetic fields are instantly...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By David
Green, this link may or may not help you with...

Green, this link may or may not help you with your question.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15035&highlight=tokchu
I am not at all convinced that anyone can really answer your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By David
Detlef has informed me that he will be selling...

Detlef has informed me that he will be selling this keris so this thread will be closed until any sale can be completed. Thanks!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By David
Hi LP. Yes, i believe that many, if not most of...

Hi LP. Yes, i believe that many, if not most of us are aware of pamor Luwu and it's source from Sulawesi. It was a highly valued source of iron for a good period of time and does indeed seem to have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By David
I completely concur with these thoughts Alan....

I completely concur with these thoughts Alan. Thanks you for your comments.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By David
Thank you for your detailed response Alan. I...

Thank you for your detailed response Alan. I believe that you need to write that 10,000 word treatise and publish it in every sector of the keris collecting world. Not that it would make much...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By David
Interesting examples. I don't think i would...

Interesting examples.
I don't think i would qualify the second example as Bugis. I do not see classic elements of Bugis construction or style in that one. What about this keris identifies this keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th January 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By David
Thanks Jean, much appreciated. :)

Thanks Jean, much appreciated. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By David
Lovely! Yes Kai, the sheath looks wooden to my...

Lovely!
Yes Kai, the sheath looks wooden to my eyes as well. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By David
Alan, it is my understanding that at least one of...

Alan, it is my understanding that at least one of these Dresden keris has been published in Jensen's Krisdisk. I have no understanding as to whether or not he did that with or without permission, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By David
I would also ask, is anyone capable of presenting...

I would also ask, is anyone capable of presenting photos of these Dresden examples (2886 and 2899) here for these discussions? For many of us these conversations are useless without a visual...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 688
Posted By David
Kai, Thank you very much for taking it upon...

Kai,
Thank you very much for taking it upon yourself to transfer a few of the posts from the other thread to this thread. Be careful though, or Rick and i might just have to curse you with a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,409
Posted By David
I wholeheartedly agree with Kai. There is no...

I wholeheartedly agree with Kai. There is no reason to hold two discussions on this keris in two different places. Now that the blade is up for discussion on its own i suggest we direct all comments...
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