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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 06:05 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, fire gilding was used, and maybe still is...

Yes, fire gilding was used, and maybe still is used. There was an old bloke in Solo who was doing it up until a few years ago I don't know if he still is.

Kinatah work has several levels of quality,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much Giovanni, for your input, and...

Thank you very much Giovanni, for your input, and your response to my question.

Your remark:-

As you can immagine this procedure, though legally perfect, is not 100% sure.

seems to indicate that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you both, Battara and Kai. Before posting...

Thank you both, Battara and Kai.

Before posting my question I did do a little bit of research myself, including lengthy discussions with a couple of international courier companies, and our own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Collection & import of edged weapons in Italy.

Can anybody provide an explanation of the legislation governing the import of edged weapons to Italy?

What hoops does a collector of edged weapons in Italy need to jump through?

Going back a few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know the answer to this question,...

I do not know the answer to this question, however, I have a finger ring that is set with white chalcedony.

According to several Balinese people this white stone is protection against danger.

In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The blade does not look like any current...

The blade does not look like any current production of which I am aware.

The wrongko appears to have some age, but seems to have been refinished.

I cannot comment on the hilt.

I do not know where...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Jean, and my apologies for my slow...

Thanks Jean, and my apologies for my slow response.

An unexpected disturbance has been stealing my time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 692
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This comment is not intended to contribute to any...

This comment is not intended to contribute to any understanding of what the pommel form under discussion may represent, I am making only a general comment that may assist a little in understanding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'm surprised that you use alcohol on the...

Jean, I'm surprised that you use alcohol on the ivory. Long ago and far away when I was just beginning with keris I didn't worry much about what I used to clean things, but I was fortunate to meet a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 692
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The way Indonesian is used varies a bit from...

The way Indonesian is used varies a bit from place to place, but if we need to use a dictionary to access standard meanings, there is really only one that's any good:- Echols & Shadily,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 692
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ian, just a little clarification on language. In...

Ian, just a little clarification on language.

In Indonesian "burung-burung" means "birds". Doubling the noun gives a multiple, thus "burung" is "bird".

The word for "hut" in Indonesian is "gubuk"....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd January 2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Yuuzan, and a Happy 2015 to you also. A...

Thanks Yuuzan, and a Happy 2015 to you also.

A soft old toothbrush seems to carry the oil better, and a hard new toothbrush can damage fine carving if it is used too vigorously.

Paint brushes are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd January 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By A. G. Maisey
As I said David:- inventive.

As I said David:- inventive.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th December 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's a nice inventive term. A guling is a...

That's a nice inventive term.

A guling is a "Dutch wife", or a bolster, like is used in a bed to put your leg up on, or to separate an unmarried couple.

The shape of this blade of yours David, is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th December 2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Pendok can be difficult, sometimes very...

Pendok can be difficult, sometimes very difficult.

What you do varies with each one and depends upon too many factors to cover in any hypothetical way.

In short, each pendok is treated as new and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Henk, as the person who first used the word...

Henk, as the person who first used the word "troll" in this thread I believe it is my place to clarify both the meaning of the word in this context and the way in which I used it.

I will once again...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, do hope you will see fit to permit this...

David, do hope you will see fit to permit this response to Semar.

I have given considerable thought to his posts in this thread, and I am inclined to believe that although his pattern of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th December 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, look at the bottom of the ganja, the bottom...

Jean, look at the bottom of the ganja, the bottom being the part of the ganja that touches the base of the blade.

Now count from below the sirah cecak with the point of the keris in the down...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th December 2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Based upon what I believe I can see in the...

Based upon what I believe I can see in the photograph I am of the opinion that this keris is tangguh Kemardikan.

I'm sorry, but I do not display photographs of my personal keris until such time as I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Regarding applicable names. "Lading...

Regarding applicable names.

"Lading terus" is a Malay term, it is not a term that is used in Jawa.

Both these tombak would be called a tombak in Jawa.

If a completely new set of dress had been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th December 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, as usual Jean, there is a whole heap of...

Yeah, as usual Jean, there is a whole heap of stuff attached to this tangguh business that doesn't come through into broad understanding; I only gave a couple of the Pengging indicators, in fact,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th December 2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Pengging is a very, very scarce tangguh, not many...

Pengging is a very, very scarce tangguh, not many people would ever have seen a keris of Pengging tangguh.

Yes, the luk in a Pengging keris are very steep, deep luk, but they are also very different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ian, you're right:- there needs to be a...

Yes Ian, you're right:- there needs to be a common language, and if that common language includes words from a foreign language, it probably doesn't matter.

Provided that collectors as a whole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Forget my suggestion for splitting bambu, now we...

Forget my suggestion for splitting bambu, now we have the complete description the blade geometry militates against that use.

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In respect of terminology.

In Jawa and also in Bali there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, Australia's early cane field workers were...

Kai, Australia's early cane field workers were Melanesians. Essentially they were slaves. Young men and women were kidnapped, either by guile or by force and taken to work in the Queensland cane...
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