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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Jean
Hello Semar, Yes, it may be identified as Naga...

Hello Semar,
Yes, it may be identified as Naga Rangsang but it should normally be more orderly and symmetrical in spite of the significant wear? Other opinions are welcome as this style of pamor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Jean
Hello Semar, Nice kris, pamor Kenanga Ginuba or...

Hello Semar,
Nice kris, pamor Kenanga Ginuba or Ganggeng Kanyut? (not Ron Genduru Sungsang IMO as the motifs are not symmetrical).
From the pics I cannot distinguish if the naga head is original or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By Jean
Hello Bugis Keris, I assume that you are...

Hello Bugis Keris,
I assume that you are referring to the Madurese kris from Terry shown on the first pictures? Are you able to determine that a blade or pamor has magical powers without even seeing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Jean
I agree with Detlef, the hilt is a special type...

I agree with Detlef, the hilt is a special type of Jawa Demam, see a similar kris from my collection which is attributed to Minangkabau.
Best Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Jean
Welcome Bugis Keris, I lived in Bontang for 3...

Welcome Bugis Keris,
I lived in Bontang for 3 years in the 90's so I am particularly interested by your participation to this forum, especially if you have any experience about the krisses from Kutai...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th March 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Jean
Hello Mitsu, Thank you for showing us this very...

Hello Mitsu,
Thank you for showing us this very interesting video which introduces us to the kris making process and to the active Indonesian kris makers and experts.
The purpose of this competition...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th February 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Jean
Hello Erik, I have no clear idea but my personal...

Hello Erik,
I have no clear idea but my personal guess would rather be an old javanese village or trade blade but other opinions are welcome :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th February 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Jean
Alan, Very interesting post indeed and a well...

Alan,
Very interesting post indeed and a well deserved tribute to the Madurese kris makers (smiths and carvers).
I wonder whether it could be recognized that the blade carving was made in Bali or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th February 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Jean
Hello Erik, This old blade has 5 waves so IMO the...

Hello Erik,
This old blade has 5 waves so IMO the dapur is not Megantara nor any of the established dapur types in Central Java.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th February 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, The book Keris Bali Bersejarah from...

Hello Alan,
The book Keris Bali Bersejarah from Neka Art Museum shows a number of blades with complex pamor miring (Ron Genduru, Lar Gangsir, Naga Rangsang, etc) but they all look recent indeed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Jean
Hello Vogan, This style of pamor seems quite...

Hello Vogan,
This style of pamor seems quite common in Lombok, see two other blades in my collection which look quite similar. According to the book from Djelenga I have identified this pamor style...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Excellent and very concise summary of...

Hello Alan,
Excellent and very concise summary of the pamor making process!
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Jean
I would prefer to wait the reply from Ganja Iras...

I would prefer to wait the reply from Ganja Iras but yes, East Java/ Madura seems very likely to me.
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Jean
I have my doubts that this blade actually...

I have my doubts that this blade actually originates from Lombok, but other opinions are welcome :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and this theory makes sense for...

Thank you Alan and this theory makes sense for explaining the presence of similar wrongkos "dua hari bulan" in Malaysia and East Sumatra (Riau). :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Jean
Hello Ganja Iras, Thank you for these pics, good...

Hello Ganja Iras,
Thank you for these pics, good craftsmanship and now we know the source of these silver hilts in modern Bugis style :) Is he also making more traditional styles of hilts such as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, I will scan the other pages and...

Thank you Alan, I will scan the other pages and send them to you by Email for copyright reasons.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By Jean
I found this article about "Warangka wulan...

I found this article about "Warangka wulan tumanggal" (Alan was right as usual!) in the Keris magazine vol. 07-08/2007. May be one Indonesian member would be kind enough to summarize the contents for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,482
Posted By Jean
Hello David, At least there are 2 partial and...

Hello David,
At least there are 2 partial and reasonably accurate replies to Jose's question:
1. These "chieftain" krisses exist and a representative specimen is shown in post # 26.
2. I concur with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,482
Posted By Jean
Hello Henri, Excellent piece also with original...

Hello Henri,
Excellent piece also with original sheath and very nice hilt but this Bugis blade seems of standard proportions as compared to the criterias defined by Khalifah Muda? (thick, stout,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,482
Posted By Jean
Very nice piece, congratuations! What is the hilt...

Very nice piece, congratuations! What is the hilt materials? (looks like marine ivory but which type?).
Would this blade qualify for a Chieftain kris? It is 33.5 cm long and housed in a standard...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and then the new Ganesha hilt from...

Thank you Alan and then the new Ganesha hilt from Ganja Iras could be made from a recently collected sperm whale tooth and will patinate with time. :)
For our reference would you identify my 2...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Jean
AFAIK the inner core of sperm whale tooth (made...

AFAIK the inner core of sperm whale tooth (made from dentin) has a yellowish colour and shows concentric rings but of course this may vary from one specimen to another and depending on the age of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Jean
I also don't like too much the prabu hilt...

I also don't like too much the prabu hilt especially because the head is disproportionate (too big) to the body. The colour of the nice Ganesha hilt looks very white and uniform for spermwhale ivory...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, and I will try to get some clues...

Thank you Alan, and I will try to get some clues about these wrongkos from an experienced Yogya seller who has close ties with the kraton. :)
Regards
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