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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th March 2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,014
Posted By Neo
What pamor is this?

What do you think is the name of the pamor of this keris? It kinda looks like Wiji Timun, but then it has some sort of "wings" surounding the ellipses.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,619
Posted By Neo
Oops. Sorry about that. I never sold a single...

Oops. Sorry about that. I never sold a single keris before in my life, plus I had the intention of arranging all the interested folks to contact the publisher directly without me getting a single...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,619
Posted By Neo
Just passing some info about the book: They have...

Just passing some info about the book: They have about 100 extra copies of "Tafsir Keris" in English only (instead of Indonesian-English side-by-side), but this version will bear the logo of an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th December 2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,619
Posted By Neo
I have this book and I love it! I may be biased...

I have this book and I love it! I may be biased because one of my collection is featured there, but in my opinion, this is a breakthrough book in Indonesian standard. Rarely before did a writer with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,867
Posted By Neo
Is Evapo Rust safe for cleaning keris?

Evapo Rust sounds interesting because it's water based, it's supposed to be safe even for paint and rubber. I was told by the Indonesian importer that you can dump the whole engine piston with paint,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,208
Posted By Neo
Hurryyy!! :D :D

Hurryyy!! :D :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By Neo
Need suggestions for keris certification format

I am inviting all open and objective minds to contribute in designing a format for keris certification. What sort of information, and in what order would you like the certification to contain?

One...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Neo
Kai: Yes, it is mostly the Chinese accounts. I...

Kai: Yes, it is mostly the Chinese accounts. I still wonder how to not break parts like sekar kacang or greneng in combats.

Penangsang 2.0: Any historical reference? I could not find much other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Neo
To wear versus to hide

OK, I will begin by admitting that we are going to discuss the belief in the power of kerises. However, I would like to keep the discussion as academic as possible, leaning toward the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,380
Posted By Neo
Mr. Maisey, thanks for the answer from metalurgy...

Mr. Maisey, thanks for the answer from metalurgy perspective. As for the research to relate between overall quality and the content of certain elements, you are right that the result won't be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th March 2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,380
Posted By Neo
Mr. Maisey: So, keeping an open mind to all...

Mr. Maisey: So, keeping an open mind to all possibilities, can we say that kerises that are detected with relatively higher Titanium content are actually inferior in terms of toughness and durability...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th March 2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,380
Posted By Neo
Titanium in kerises - so what?

Just had a discussion with some friends over the presence of Titanium in old kerises. Well, we don't have much material to study other than the Arumbinang research couple years ago. Obviously the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th March 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By Neo
Very nice, it is as if we could ask the question...

Very nice, it is as if we could ask the question to Empu Suparman Supowijoyo himself. Glad that his opinion could be recorded in this thread. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th March 2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By Neo
Thanks for the replies, everyone. Mr. Maisey: I...

Thanks for the replies, everyone.
Mr. Maisey: I am an Indonesian who is more familiar with the EYD (newer) spelling, though I can definitely discern the older spelling when I see it. My Javanese is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By Neo
Javanese keris titles - when and how are they bestowed?

I am interested in learning about history and designation of the various titles of kerises (and pusakas in general): Sang, Kanjeng Kyai Ageng, Kanjeng Kyai, Kyai, and Nyai. My perception is that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,722
Posted By Neo
Sorry for changing the topic (I suppose Gustav...

Sorry for changing the topic (I suppose Gustav and David are done with their very enriching discourse) ..

This keris in good condition gives me the impression that either the non-tropical climate is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By Neo
Hey, this is the subject I've been longing to...

Hey, this is the subject I've been longing to discuss. I would really like to go to Madura but had no access there. Could anyone please describe to me what "reworked old material" tends looks like in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,035
Posted By Neo
Then what do you guys think about the kerises...

Then what do you guys think about the kerises they claim to be Tangguh Sriwijaya? I bet the classification criteria does not come from Javanese keraton's literatures ... How confident can we say that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,035
Posted By Neo
Keris Sriwijaya???

I just saw the cover of a previous edition of Keris Magazine and briefly saw the title "Keris Sriwijaya". I don't have the edition (had not been converted into a kerismaniac back then :D ), but this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By Neo
Opinions from those with more experience than me...

Opinions from those with more experience than me are good enough; I've got what I needed. Thank you for the answers, Penangsang II and Mr. Maisey.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By Neo
Bebondolan VS Nunggak Semi: Which is older?

The information I gather so far indicate that ancient (sepuh - Majapahit or before) hilt types are predominantly in the figural shapes. Well, at least the surviving ones.

Does this mean that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Neo
Sorry Boss, my bad :o I've visited that Wiki...

Sorry Boss, my bad :o
I've visited that Wiki page many times over but always quickly scanned that laksamana part without ever arriving at the conclusion "oh, the Sultanate did not have it until...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,738
Posted By Neo
Penangsang II: You just made me dig again to...

Penangsang II: You just made me dig again to Karsten Jensen's book. Indeed Bugis hilts have some similarities with Cirebon's, and in one example it actually came from Cirebon. Thanks.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Neo
Interesting ... Could you tell me the source of...

Interesting ... Could you tell me the source of this information? I have an open-minded friend in Malaysia who is obsessed with Taming Sari and Hang Tuah ... He will devour this info :D

Amuk...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Neo
Penangsang II: Thanks!! ketam guri, tongkol...

Penangsang II: Thanks!! ketam guri, tongkol jagung ... hmmmmmm ... not many images on the WEB or on the book. Indeed, the keris world has little to offer to the online, armchair enthusiast; much of...
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