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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 10:51 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think that maybe we’re on the same page here...

I think that maybe we’re on the same page here Jussi.

Speaking in very general terms, I believe it is possible for somebody from one culture/society to understand the way in which people from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Superb!!!

Superb!!!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually, the thing I find most interesting about...

Actually, the thing I find most interesting about this keris is the pendok.

I don't think it is a marriage, or from any area other than Madura, but it is just as peculiar as the other similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are three knives that I made. My apologies...

Here are three knives that I made.

My apologies for the slight reddish cast, these are super-quick pics and I'm wearing a red checked shirt.

The blades are mechanical damascus, the Marbles ripoff...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st October 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I tend to agree with you Gustav, but we should...

I tend to agree with you Gustav, but we should not forget that historically Madura functioned pretty much like a province of Jawa, it is quite common to find old Madura keris in mainland Jawa dress,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th October 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Please accept my apologies for causing you any...

Please accept my apologies for causing you any confusion David. I guess it is probably inevitable that some confusion must be generated when we are limited in discussion by what we can put on paper,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Good practice is to kill the etchant with a...

Good practice is to kill the etchant with a slurry of bicarbonate of soda.

Blade must be absolutely clean and free of oil or grease prior to commencement.

Warm temperatures speed reaction.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th October 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much for passing along these...

Thank you very much for passing along these comments Gajah.

Yes, I would agree that your friend's comments do accurately reflect some of the opinions of some Javanese people, and as such are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, I agree, use of tempering is no big deal,...

Yeah, I agree, use of tempering is no big deal, the reason I have commented is because when I saw it was about wood the use of the word confused me until I read further.

Roots are ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I would suggest that correct terminology is...

I would suggest that correct terminology is "fire hardening", not "fire tempering".

The character of the wood is made harder by the skilled use of heat applied to the surface.

In working with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your reassurances that I have not...

Thank you for your reassurances that I have not insulted you David, but have merely been a source of frustration. I regret this frustration that I have caused you, but I probably cannot avoid causing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, if I have offended you I most sincerely...

David, if I have offended you I most sincerely apologise.

I extend my apology further if you have perceived my statement of opinion as a statement that finds fault with your opinion.

You have put...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Possibly David, possibly. What I actually wrote,...

Possibly David, possibly.

What I actually wrote, and what Jussi picked up on was this:-

"Yes, the ways in which European ideas of "magic" might have influenced Javanese perceptions of not only the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th October 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your contribution Jussi. Yes, the...

Thanks for your contribution Jussi.

Yes, the ways in which European ideas of "magic" might have influenced Javanese perceptions of not only the keris, but also of other aspects of Javanese life is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th October 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you David. I'm not sure that Gronemann's...

Thank you David.

I'm not sure that Gronemann's idea of a "good keris" came from the fact that he was a European, but rather, he had seen what the ruling elite considered to be a "good keris", he was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th October 2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think that there are probably several things...

I think that there are probably several things that we can say about this "corrosive process" Rick.

Firstly we're dealing with a wet tropical climate. Polished ferric material is always going to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th October 2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your contribution to discussion ,...

Thank you for your contribution to discussion , David.

Gronemann probably did have some effect in line with your comments, but nickel was present in Javanese keris production from at least the time...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th October 2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, a very valid comment. This is what I...

Yes Jean, a very valid comment. This is what I meant by "levels of understanding".

The younger generations of Javanese people, particularly those who have had either an overseas or a local...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Giovanni, the availability of materials at...

Yes Giovanni, the availability of materials at times in the past could have been a factor, however, perhaps not as great a problem as we might think. In Bali the Pandai Caste was and is powerful...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your contribution Detlef. Yes, it is...

Thanks for your contribution Detlef.

Yes, it is far from an easy question, and this is the reason that I asked it.

Perhaps any statement of opinion needs to begin with a statement that clarifies...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Timo, you have answered my question with a...

Timo, you have answered my question with a question, and I can give you a direct response:-

Yes.

But why?

There has probably been more nonsense spoken and written about the keris than about any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Giovanni, this was a question of mine for many...

Giovanni, this was a question of mine for many years, and although I do have an answer of sorts, it remains only partially clarified, I believe.

Many years ago I put this question to a Balinese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your contribution Jean. The thrust of...

Thanks for your contribution Jean.

The thrust of my question concerns :-

"--- the effect that external forces may have had upon the Javanese cultural perception of the keris in Java. "

In other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Opinions please

The purpose of this thread is to attempt to collect some opinions in respect of the effect that external forces may have had upon the Javanese cultural perception of the keris in Java.

At the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th October 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Is it possible that it might be the top of...

Is it possible that it might be the top of container used for tea/ spice/alcohol/drugs? Something that the owner of the house wished to deny access to by servants?
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