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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2015, 12:52 AM
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Posted By BluErf
Beautiful sheath!

Beautiful sheath!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2015, 12:50 AM
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Posted By BluErf
Thanks Francis, for affirming my thinking. The...

Thanks Francis, for affirming my thinking. The hilt on this coteng has sone really sublime carvings. The form is also extra "rounded". Very pleasing piece.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2015, 11:29 AM
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Posted By BluErf
Ok, thanks for the clarification! Another piece...

Ok, thanks for the clarification!

Another piece I'd like to ask about - this coteng came back from Europe. The sheath form is different frm most coteng we see. I associate this sheath form as an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By BluErf
Thumbs up With so many specimens shown in this thread, it...

With so many specimens shown in this thread, it should go down as the Coteng thread to come to for a visual feast. Thanks for sharing them.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By BluErf
Thanks! Can I clarify whether you meant the hilt...

Thanks! Can I clarify whether you meant the hilt was not correct for the sheath, or that the hilt is considered a coteng hilt?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By BluErf
More pics, including one for comparison with...

More pics, including one for comparison with other more regular coteng kerises.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By BluErf
I have a piece in my collection which has baffled...

I have a piece in my collection which has baffled me for a while. It has features of a tajong, like elaborate crown, beard, and a more abstract anthropomorphic form. But instead of a regular tajong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By BluErf
Thumbs up These two are very good too. The sheath forms are...

These two are very good too. The sheath forms are top notch.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By BluErf
Thumbs up Excellent pieces these 3! Tks for sharing. It's...

Excellent pieces these 3! Tks for sharing. It's difficult to see pieces of these calibre.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,485
Posted By BluErf
Yes, indeed. To be even more provocative, some...

Yes, indeed.

To be even more provocative, some kerises are not good enough for the social higher strata, and at the same time, they make poor weapons too. So what do we make of these kerises?...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By BluErf
I meant good enough to wear around in the...

I meant good enough to wear around in the kampung, but not fine enough for the higher social strata. Sorry, this sounds politically incorrect, but that's the way art is. The centre of wealth and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2015, 03:43 AM
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Posted By BluErf
This would normally be classified as a tajong....

This would normally be classified as a tajong. The form is closer to a mid-late period tajong.

It has a boxier form, and a rudimentary beard, from the looks of the photo.

A "kampung"" quality hilt,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 05:54 AM
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Views: 552
Posted By BluErf
Ah yes, indeed, the wood is not kemuning. Thanks...

Ah yes, indeed, the wood is not kemuning. Thanks for pointing out the welded peksi. It looks like the case.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 04:40 AM
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Views: 552
Posted By BluErf
Thus keris looks like it was restored in Java,...

Thus keris looks like it was restored in Java, seeing the way the wood is sanded to remove all patina, and polished to a very high shine.

The hilt looks like a copy of a Sulawesi hilt, and the dark...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2015, 01:23 PM
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Posted By BluErf
Good ones are mostly in private collections....

Good ones are mostly in private collections. Mediocre ones for sale can still be found, but even then, they are getting harder to get and expensive.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2015, 04:20 AM
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Posted By BluErf
Good authentic cotengs! Glad you went to the...

Good authentic cotengs! Glad you went to the right dealer and bought the right stuff. Well done!

The age of these kerises are very difficult to ascertain. They are probably pre-20th century, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2014, 04:31 PM
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Views: 899
Posted By BluErf
This is a coteng, and one with a rather good...

This is a coteng, and one with a rather good hilt! I like the pendoko. An uncommon form. It may have had a stem at some point in time.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By BluErf
Thanks Detlef for the limks. I must say at the...

Thanks Detlef for the limks. I must say at the end of those threads, the conclusion is not clear as to where the keris came from. It is just a general agreement that it is North Coast Java.

In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By BluErf
And to make things interesting, this Tegal keris...

And to make things interesting, this Tegal keris appeared a few days ago and I was lucky enough to acquire it. Comparing it to the old coteng, the similarities in the sheath form is striking. And it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2014, 04:26 AM
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Views: 2,113
Posted By BluErf
Thank you sir, Amuk Murugul. :) you provide some...

Thank you sir, Amuk Murugul. :) you provide some very important clues. My little bit of research suggests the expansion of Islamic Demak at the expanse of the old Hindu states and kingdoms, including...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2014, 02:19 PM
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Views: 2,113
Posted By BluErf
I mentioned in another thread my hypothesis that...

I mentioned in another thread my hypothesis that the tajong evolved from Cirebon kerises. Here's an early coteng keris with a sheath that is reminiscent of old Cirebon style. The hilt is probably...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,906
Posted By BluErf
Indeed! I find myself reading the history of...

Indeed! I find myself reading the history of Southeast Asia, to better understand the context in which the keris evolved and existed, and it adds immense colour to the collecting of kerises. It is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By BluErf
Hello Detlef, Indeed, it looks like some of the...

Hello Detlef,

Indeed, it looks like some of the kerises from Jensen's book. My understanding is that Banten and Cirebon were founded by the same person, so similarities in style would be within...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By BluErf
Alan, this looks like an 'interpretation' of a...

Alan, this looks like an 'interpretation' of a foreign keris sheath style, so it could indeed be the only one of its kind. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By BluErf
Thanks David. I got a bit rounder, so I guess...

Thanks David. I got a bit rounder, so I guess life shouldn't be that bad :)

Yes, my view was largely based on the wood. It would have to be imported into the Peninsula, and I haven't seen this sort...
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