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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
One of our members who is fluent in both Italian...

One of our members who is fluent in both Italian and English has agreed to provide either a translation or a precis of this text.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bhoma is not Bhima. Briefly, from my...

Bhoma is not Bhima.

Briefly, from my "Interpretation " article:-

"The Bhoma, sometimes called Kala, is a representation of the son of Wisnu and Basundari, and thus is the child of water and earth....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I consider this keris 100% authentic, but I have...

I consider this keris 100% authentic, but I have never seen a Bali keris with this type of ornamentation on the gandhik. Usually if there is a gandhik carving it is a Bhoma or something similar, not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Based upon what I can see in the photographs, as...

Based upon what I can see in the photographs, as well as my long experience with this type of blade, it is my opinion that this blade is laminated iron and the edge is formed from a piece of steel...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The dress appears to be genuine timoho and it is...

The dress appears to be genuine timoho and it is excellent.

The blade probably dates from the second half of the 19th century and is more likely to be from Lombok than Bali, Bali is not out of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, that is a distinct possibility, but...

Yes Jean, that is a distinct possibility, but because we can only see a small part of a small part of this complete blade I do not want to make indefensible statements or conjectures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By A. G. Maisey
From these small, incomplete images it is very...

From these small, incomplete images it is very difficult to form any opinion, but I think I can say that this gonjo was not made from any off-cut, it was very probably made as a separate forging,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, agreed, it is a nice keris, not a thing...

Yes, agreed, it is a nice keris, not a thing wrong with it, but the blade is not what it is presented as, ie, Cirebon.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I suggest that adequate photos of the item under...

I suggest that adequate photos of the item under discussion would help a lot.

Personally I cannot see sufficient from the posted photo to permit me to make any comment.

A full length photo of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,731
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Spiral, to address all factors involved in this...

Spiral, to address all factors involved in this matter would require extensive research and a very long and comprehensive paper. My brief contribution to this discussion is based upon generalities...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,731
Posted By A. G. Maisey
As Tim has commented in post #15, the objective...

As Tim has commented in post #15, the objective of impending universal bans could be an attempt to alter public perception. However, if we consider the history of the effect of total bans upon the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Comment withdrawn.

Comment withdrawn.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This thread may be of...

This thread may be of interest:-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15122&highlight=PIJIT
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'm not quite sure where we're going with...

Jean, I'm not quite sure where we're going with this discussion.

My assessment of the hilt on the Balinese keris that began this discussion was this:-

Personally I doubt that it is a keris hilt.

A...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A "Royal Keris" can in fact be a keris...

A "Royal Keris" can in fact be a keris of any level of quality.

Many years ago I had the opportunity on a couple of occasions to handle keris that were kept in the storerooms of the Kraton...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, that hilt that you have shown would...

Jean, that hilt that you have shown would originally have had one of those Cirebon style iron seluts.

The usual Central Jawa older selut has a scalloped rim. I have only ever seen cheap modern Jogja...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, the ferrule itself is missing, but it has...

Yes, the ferrule itself is missing, but it has been cut so deep that I cannot envisage anything that belongs to a keris being with it.

The blade looks like it might be Balinese, again I'd have to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,365
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Its in a glass case, I'd guess maybe 15",...

Its in a glass case, I'd guess maybe 15", end to end.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Personally I doubt that it is a keris hilt. A...

Personally I doubt that it is a keris hilt.

A ferrule like this is very, very non-typical for a keris hilt. But it could be a keris hilt, a person who was outside the mainstream may have carved and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,365
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Oliver, we're lucky to have any photo at...

Oliver, we're lucky to have any photo at all.

Photos in this part of the Basilica are strictly forbidden.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th August 2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, I guess there's a bit of coincidence there,...

Yeah, I guess there's a bit of coincidence there, both songs relate back to the 19th century.

Jimmy Brown the Newsboy was written by Bill Hays (Dr. Google tells me his name was "William Shakespeare...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th August 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, you see, Jean Nicot was really Jimmy Brown....

Well, you see, Jean Nicot was really Jimmy Brown. When the song was anglicised Jean became Jimmy.

The writer of this song was French, and one day he was wandering through a graveyard and he saw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,365
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The name of this dagger is "St. Peter's...

The name of this dagger is "St. Peter's Dagger"

It is attributed to the 14th century.

The St. Peter who has custody of the Keys and who decides the ones that ride the down escalator reportedly left...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th August 2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep. Edith Piaf released it in the early...

Yep.

Edith Piaf released it in the early 1950's, then The Browns did an English language version released in the late 1950's.

I believe it was written by a Frenchman at the end of WWII and there...
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