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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By David
Well frankly Bill, i would rather hear what YOU...

Well frankly Bill, i would rather hear what YOU think it is first.
Personally i have never made any claims at being particularly good at naming and categorizing keris. Naming pamors and dhapurs has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By David
Yes, Bill, i believe you are correct on that. My...

Yes, Bill, i believe you are correct on that. My response was not in any way meant to be taken as disapproving of the new dress. As i said, it's very beautiful. My only concern with this dress is the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By David
Why don't you tell us what you DO recollect about...

Why don't you tell us what you DO recollect about this blade Bill.
The dress and, i believe, the kinatah, look more contemporary to me, despite the loss of gold. This type of kinatah work does not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By David
I'd love to hear some other opinions on this...

I'd love to hear some other opinions on this blade if they are out there. While Detlef and i both seem to have similar opinions on this one i don't think either of us are too sure of that opinion. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By David
Hey Bill, i don't know much about these, but it's...

Hey Bill, i don't know much about these, but it's nice to see you posting here again.
And you know, those Caddies are rather large. If you find yourself need some more room you can always kick some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th March 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By David
I tend to think not. There is a lot of severe...

I tend to think not. There is a lot of severe erosion though. The greneng is virtually gone, so no clue there. My first glancing thought was Madura, but when i second guess myself i think Sumatra....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By David
I've never seen them for sale Ron, but i think...

I've never seen them for sale Ron, but i think you might be able to put something together on this even with very minimal tools. Just the right size dowel stuck into a block base should work. ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By David
Yes Alan, i am afraid that Josť can relate to you...

Yes Alan, i am afraid that Josť can relate to you all too well regarding stolen keris. :(
I suppose that in my own estimate i would consider anything that would have been owned and carried by...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By David
I certainly agree with you on specificity Alan....

I certainly agree with you on specificity Alan. However, what i think we are trying to establish in this case is the likelihood of a well dressed keris with old kinatah or other gold embellishments...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By David
Well of course not Alan. That is why i stated in...

Well of course not Alan. That is why i stated in post #9 "I am not sure that the prohibition against commoners wearing gold extended to places like Jawa, Bali and Sumatra, at least not as a general...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By David
Well Alan, i like to think about those that don't...

Well Alan, i like to think about those that don't really understand keris as well. :) That and the fact that as time goes on it seems to me that there are less and less people who really understand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Ghazi. I do have a...

Welcome to the forum Ghazi. I do have a suggestion for you on this. Show us your pieces one by one in separate threads. It's nice and impressive to show off large parts of your collection, but it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By David
I am not sure that the prohibition against...

I am not sure that the prohibition against commoners wearing gold extended to places like Jawa, Bali and Sumatra, at least not as a general rule. Perhaps someone has more information on these areas....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By David
I think that might be an abbreviation for...

I think that might be an abbreviation for Tjikeroeh. Nice sword. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By David
Roland, i am not sure what permanent would be...

Roland, i am not sure what permanent would be since none of us are, but i can assure you that in my lifetime none of the blades i have activated have ever lost their magnetism, even many years later....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By David
Bingo! Thanks Willem, that's the one. :)

Bingo! Thanks Willem, that's the one. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By David
Every single one of my keris has a magnetic...

Every single one of my keris has a magnetic charge Wayne. If it isn't already activated it can easily be done simply by holding the tip of the blade to a strong magnet for a few seconds. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By David
Well, i'm no "expert", but i see no...

Well, i'm no "expert", but i see no reason not to accept this as an indigenous Indonesian blade. I know we have seen this form before, but i just can't find the thread yet. I'll keep searching....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th February 2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,487
Posted By David
Here is another keris monument from the...

Here is another keris monument from the International Islamic University Malaysia.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By David
Aside from the name issue Alan, how old would you...

Aside from the name issue Alan, how old would you say this hilt form might be? You you have any idea approximately when it may have first appeared?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By David
Thanks for the addition input Hartadi...and the...

Thanks for the addition input Hartadi...and the beautiful silver example! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th February 2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By David
Well Roland, feel free to post photos of this...

Well Roland, feel free to post photos of this keris if you choose, but i would not get your hopes up that your keris has a court origin based solely upon any tiny remains of red color on your sheath.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By David
Thanks for sharing your ideas Alan. I see the...

Thanks for sharing your ideas Alan. I see the logic in your possible explanation, though certainly won't consider it a definitive answer. But your kind of critical thinking was what i was trying to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By David
Thanks for reviving that thread Gustav. I had...

Thanks for reviving that thread Gustav. I had forgotten about it and for some reason did not see it when i was reviewing the archives on the subject. As you might image, my thinking seems most in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By David
Thanks for your response Jean. I am sorry to...

Thanks for your response Jean. I am sorry to press you here, but why, exactly does it seem valid to you as a depiction of the veiled Durga or Calon Arang/ Rangda. When i search for images of Durga...
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