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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By David
Thanks for the links Treeslicer. Perhaps you...

Thanks for the links Treeslicer. Perhaps you didn't notice, but this room in the Bali Beach Hotel that is dedicated to Nyai Loro Kidul was built at the behest of Indonesia's first President Sukarno....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By David
What is the actual measured length Alexish?

What is the actual measured length Alexish?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By David
Thanks you for your perspective Alan, and i am...

Thanks you for your perspective Alan, and i am not in complete disagreement. My problem with this blade is not that it is poorly constructed. As i am sure you know i have many keris in my collection...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I don't think i really disagreed...

Thanks Alan. I don't think i really disagreed with you in my last post and did indeed acknowledge its possible use in formal wear for those without a family keris for their attire.
I won't debate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 581
Posted By David
That is a beautiful and elegant old gunong you...

That is a beautiful and elegant old gunong you have there Fernando. Amazing how many luks were fit into its 19cm length. Very nice work there. Also a very nice restoration on your part. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By David
A lovely Balinese figural keris holder. I could...

A lovely Balinese figural keris holder. I could be wrong, but i don't think it is all that old. Perhaps post 1970s. But it is attractive and decently carved.
I am not prepared to name this figure ,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By David
Believe me Treeslicer, i am not trying to be...

Believe me Treeslicer, i am not trying to be harsh, but this is not the type of keris that most collectors take all that seriously or spend much time doing any serious assessments on. As best i can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By David
I probably shouldn't speak for Kai, but "in...

I probably shouldn't speak for Kai, but "in my book" is an English express meaning something like "from my personal experience". I don't believe Kai was speaking of an actual reference book here. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By David
Forgive me, but i really don't know what we are...

Forgive me, but i really don't know what we are discussing here. The only thing that i find extraordinary about the originally posted keris is that when i search the internet i am hard pressed to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By David
Thanks Kai. I don't think i ever viewed the...

Thanks Kai. I don't think i ever viewed the auction page, so all i had to go by was the images posted here by Green. The hilt is a bit nicer than i was able to see in Green's photos. A bit more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By David
Well Kai, you certain must have better eyes than...

Well Kai, you certain must have better eyes than i do or one really terrific high resolution screen because i really can't determine the quality of the dress from my view. But i was really commenting...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By David
Thank you Treeslicer. I should explain that i am...

Thank you Treeslicer. I should explain that i am a professional photographer by trade and one of my side art projects involves dead animals. I would have been extremely pleased to have come across...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Treeslicer. I don't want to...

Welcome to the forum Treeslicer. I don't want to discourage you, but in all honesty i would find far more interest in the run-over cane toad. ;) :D
These poorly chiseled motifs are not uncommon...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By David
hmmm...that is indeed a dilemma Green. My first...

hmmm...that is indeed a dilemma Green. My first inclination would be to say that if you are concerned about maintaining the best value on this keris for possible future sale you may want to leave the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By David
From what little i can see of it Carlos it is not...

From what little i can see of it Carlos it is not really possible to be sure what it is. Can you show some images of the entire piece?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I had it waiting in my Amazon basket...

Thanks Alan. I had it waiting in my Amazon basket and just placed the order after you recommendation. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By David
Alan, do you recommend this book? I have not read...

Alan, do you recommend this book? I have not read it yet.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th February 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By David
Yes, real black star sapphire is actually a...

Yes, real black star sapphire is actually a pretty pricey stone. That is why i suggested this might be black diopside, which has a similar look.
What you say here Alan confirms my own suspicions of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th February 2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By David
Seems a bit strange for a Bali keris to have...

Seems a bit strange for a Bali keris to have Islamic inscription, though there is indeed a minority Islamic population on Bali of about 13%. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By David
Yes Jean, could also be obsidian. While i have...

Yes Jean, could also be obsidian. While i have not seen similar stones used on older seluts i wonder why you suggest they are not "suitable". :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By David
Well Paul, when you ask about age that was a red...

Well Paul, when you ask about age that was a red flag for me. Are they black in color. They look like they might be diopside which is not a stone i can see i have seen used on Bali hilts that are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,372
Posted By David
Thanks for posting Bjorn. Even if they are not...

Thanks for posting Bjorn. Even if they are not all particularly old they are nonetheless interesting additions to our gallery. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By David
But kelap lintah is not that unusual in Madurese...

But kelap lintah is not that unusual in Madurese keris which is what Alan suggested as an origin for this blade. After seeing the over all photo and noting, as Alan pointed out, the inwardly...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By David
Well Paul, i'll address some of your questions....

Well Paul, i'll address some of your questions.

* Is this a ganjairas blade? Probably so.
Yes, definitely.

* The circular pamor motif in the pejetan area, what does it tell us.
It's part of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By David
Actually Alexish, i'd have to see better photos,...

Actually Alexish, i'd have to see better photos, but i don't think most of these ivory kakatau pommels are elongated and extravagant enough to qualify as Junggayan. To sate you query though, here is...
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