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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I consider Gardner to be of historical value, he...

I consider Gardner to be of historical value, he provides a point of view and level of belief that was current at his time. As for inaccuracy, well, the entire body of keris literature is studded...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,091
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Welding in Jawa is traditionally done in teak...

Welding in Jawa is traditionally done in teak charcoal, the material is not welded with a flux, no flux is necessary.

I do not know the process used in old Malaya.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th May 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well Green, it is a different world now to the...

Well Green, it is a different world now to the one I learnt in, and the men who taught me learnt in a different world again.

In my experience the collectors and keris authorities of today have very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
With apologies, I've taken this out of the quote...

With apologies, I've taken this out of the quote frame to make it easier to work with.


Estimated value:-

A.G.--- ie, what is a fair price for a keris?

IP --- Yes, but not the focus of this forum....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are my initial thoughts:- Estimate value:- ...

Here are my initial thoughts:-

Estimate value:- ie, what is a fair price for a keris?

Estimate age:- ie, when was the blade made, when were other components made ?

Construction:- ie, how was the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have included a bibliography at the end of my...

I have included a bibliography at the end of my "Interpretation ---" article that will most certainly give you an education, but it will give a person who only wishes to collect, much more than he...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Blade is Madura, not before mid-1980's. bendo...

Blade is Madura, not before mid-1980's. bendo sagodo. It is not really a perfect rendition of BS, and there are other names that people could perhaps favour more, but I'd call it BS at any time,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th May 2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I never ever realised that what I've been getting...

I never ever realised that what I've been getting served up to me for lunch every couple of weeks was so important. Funny thing is I've just asked 3 quite senior Javanese people I know, including one...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th May 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, this blade is very badly eroded and it is...

Yes, this blade is very badly eroded and it is difficult to name a specific motif.

As Jean has said, it is pamor mlumah, that is, a "laying down" pamor, the layers of pamor material parallel with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My understanding is that a pamor that...

My understanding is that a pamor that incorporates a wengkon is a single motif.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Make a billet of wos wutah sufficient for both...

Make a billet of wos wutah sufficient for both blade faces, insert steel core between them, weld, surface manipulate one blade face to produce udan mas or bendo sagodo or wiji timun or whatever,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of technical limitations the only...

In respect of technical limitations the only limitations I can think of are the skill of the smith. The process is simply pattern welding.

In respect of cultural limitations the limiting factors are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, my approach to not displaying photographs...

Mickey, my approach to not displaying photographs of the keris in my possession is purely and simply a personal choice that I have taken because I do not like the idea of people whom I do not know,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I will not be drawn on this matter.

Jean, I will not be drawn on this matter.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I started field work for information...

Jean, I started field work for information gathering of keris in 1974. I had visited Jawa and Bali a few times before that, but it was in 1974 that I began to understand what I needed to do and how...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
OK David, you want more than I intended to...

OK David, you want more than I intended to give?

If a journalist is given information long before it becomes publicly available, and his informant is somebody who is in a privileged position in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Let us not hang the messengers Jean ---

Let us not hang the messengers Jean ---
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st May 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry David, I really should not comment, I am in...

Sorry David, I really should not comment, I am in a position where it would be unfair to do so.

I'm not making any comment against the book, I'm not making any comment in favour of it, I have simply...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st May 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Apart from the keris book, Garrett Kam has also...

Apart from the keris book, Garrett Kam has also published these pieces of writing:-

https://independent.academia.edu/GarrettKam

I would suggest that everybody should buy this book, together with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st May 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,676
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think I would prefer to reserve comment on this...

I think I would prefer to reserve comment on this subject.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,692
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel, one should never retire. Why? Because...

Ariel, one should never retire.

Why?

Because everybody I have known during my life who has "retired" has died not long after announcing that they have done so.

One must never stop some sort of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have no personal knowledge of this object,...

I have no personal knowledge of this object, however, if the overall profile is sufficient to permit classification, perhaps van Zonneveld's listing of "Ladieng" with six supporting references might...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This sort of thing is a bit outside my area of...

This sort of thing is a bit outside my area of interest, but I rather feel I'm looking at a marriage performed in Jawa here.

The blade is one of those Lombok or wherever blades, they seem to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, you are absolutely correct, some...

Yes Jean, you are absolutely correct, some embossed work can be of high quality, similarly, some engraved work can be of rather poor quality, however in terms of comparison between embossed work and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If we take the two words "pudhak" &...

If we take the two words "pudhak" & "sategal" and look them up in a dictionary we find that "pudhak" = pandanus flower, and "sategal" ="sa" singular indicator prefix + "tegal" which can be understood...
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