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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By kai
Post Hello David, The connection of this keris with...

Hello David,


The connection of this keris with Peter the Great's visit in the Netherlands seems reasonably well established. It is its provenance before this event which would be great to have,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Gustav, Thanks for sharing the story of...

Hello Gustav,

Thanks for sharing the story of this "personal" keris of yours - no wonder that you're aiming to set high standards on things keris... ;)



It's a shame that there seem to be no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,694
Posted By kai
Wink for future reference

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23854
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By kai
Hello Alexis, AFAIK there have been no...

Hello Alexis,


AFAIK there have been no additions to the pakem during the kemardikan period yet (neither by the Solo kraton nor Yogya). Thus, it would be rather out-of-pakem as most modern keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By kai
Hello Paul, I'm less optimistic than Detlef -...

Hello Paul,


I'm less optimistic than Detlef - this does not look like an old hilt to me based on stylistic details. I'd bet on a fairly modern example that has been stained to look old.

I'm at a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By kai
Wink Hello Dave, There will be a collector's...

Hello Dave,


There will be a collector's convention (for show and tell), a sword & accessories fair, as well as a broad assortment of lectures, demos and workshops. Some of these will be in German,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By kai
Post Hello Gustav, That's a nice Keris Selit! I'm...

Hello Gustav,


That's a nice Keris Selit! I'm not sure whether this concept applied to pre-20th century Kelantan/Pattani culture - their usually long blades and scabbards would certainly make these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Ron, Congrats, nice grab! Since the...

Hello Ron,

Congrats, nice grab!



Since the Waray scabbard is obviously made for the blade, I'd believe that the blade is also Waray (the balance feeling more usual due to the straight blade).

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By kai
Question Hello Alan, Thanks for chiming in! If the...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for chiming in!



If the original stain is still fairly well preserved, I understand your preference going mechanical and gentle. Often this will preserve the original finish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By kai
Post Hello Robert, You're welcome! Actually the...

Hello Robert,


You're welcome!

Actually the culturally correct way would be as Alan suggests: Thoroughly cleaning the piece (including complete removal of the stain) and then restaining with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By kai
Post Hello Robert, This looks like the real deal to...

Hello Robert,

This looks like the real deal to me. I find many Indo spear heads very difficult to place as to origin, age, and quality - so take my comments with a grain of salt.

In short, I'd...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th April 2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By kai
Unhappy Hello Anthony, This is a well-known but rather...

Hello Anthony,

This is a well-known but rather rare style/dapur which seems to be associated with the warrior caste (i. e. above-average status).

However, this blade is extremely crudely forged -...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By kai
Post Hello Anthony, Select a section of wood that is...

Hello Anthony,

Select a section of wood that is showing some grain (and any chatoyance if present): Take close-ups in full sun or very bright light (flash might do depending on the setup) of all 3...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By kai
Post Hello SÚverin, Yes, very nice hilt, for...

Hello SÚverin,


Yes, very nice hilt, for sure!



The blade is very odd and I hope others will chime in, too!

I'm not convinced that the oddness really is a result of any later re-shaping: Already...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By kai
Post Hello SÚverin, Thanks for the pics - I hope some...

Hello SÚverin,

Thanks for the pics - I hope some of the more knowledgeable members will comment on the blades!



Yes, it's younger - maybe commissioned when the keris got revamped.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By kai
Question A very nice keris, Paul! Have you contemplated...

A very nice keris, Paul!

Have you contemplated to have it stained? I'm sure the blade would greatly benefit from some warangan!



It seems to be a fairly old blade - a loose pesi would be rather...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By kai
Post Hello Leif, Well, the scabbard is Yogya and I...

Hello Leif,


Well, the scabbard is Yogya and I recall someone mentioning that this hilt type was commonly utilized by young noble retainers at the Yogya court.



Check along the edges; a lens may...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By kai
Smile Disclaimer: Wood is extremely difficult to...

Disclaimer: Wood is extremely difficult to identify from pics, burlwood even more so...

Having said that, I agree with Jean that kemuning [Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack] is usually a good guess for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By kai
Thanks for the specs, David! How thick is the...

Thanks for the specs, David!



How thick is the lower (unsharpened) bevel?


Within the period, I'd be inclined to believe that the wavy "kris" blade might be the earliest, the "ginunting" possibly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By kai
Thumbs up Hello Gustav, Wow, that's really, really nice!...

Hello Gustav,

Wow, that's really, really nice! Did you win the lottery recently? ;)



Yes, excellent pamor control with a neat solution at the tip!

Also the shaping and fuller work is top notch....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By kai
Smile Hello David, Nice - I'd be very interested to...

Hello David,


Nice - I'd be very interested to see the Mandaya blade etched! (Just in case anybody wonders: It's the blade with pronounced belly and scabbard at the bottom of the pics. ;) )

What is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By kai
Post Hello Alexis, No, not that I'm aware of. Many...

Hello Alexis,


No, not that I'm aware of. Many coteng come with blades of lesser quality; PS blades are not unheard of though.

BTW, your straight blade is not a typical PS blade either: it seems...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By kai
Post Hello Severin, The hilt seems to be a well-worn...

Hello Severin,


The hilt seems to be a well-worn and genuinely old example of its type - probably the main prize here. The selut got added later.



The blade does look interesting. Please post a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By kai
Unhappy I agree with David's understatement... Despite...

I agree with David's understatement...

Despite Barcelona's emphasis on more recent art, exhibiting this piece as a (single?) keris example in any museum seems ill-advised.

Regards,
Kai
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By kai
Post Hello Gustav, I'm with Jean that this hilt with...

Hello Gustav,


I'm with Jean that this hilt with its planar head seems to be a pangulu ma'bainang (aka takala) variant rather than a Salayer pangulu ca'gillung.

BTW, the bridge is a dam here - just...
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