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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:26 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Culture & Perception

I just stumbled across this:-

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-08-17/culture-may-affect-the-way-your-brain-processes-everything/10120068?section=science

I am guessing, but I imagine a very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of Empu Saras/Sarah. There seems to...

In respect of Empu Saras/Sarah.

There seems to be no mention of this person in the accepted documentation of the line of descent of Javanese empus to the time of Kartosuro.

This documentation is:-...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes green, Malay is recognised as being a simple...

Yes green, Malay is recognised as being a simple language, but in my experience, that simplicity only extends to the basic "Pasar Malay", or in my case "Pasar Indonesian". I learnt Indonesian as an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This comment is only relevant to the word...

This comment is only relevant to the word "warang" or "warangan".

The word appears in Wilkinson, compiled prior to 1900, it was a word in common usage in Malay at that time, but Wilkinson gives...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for posting this David. I have...

Thank you for posting this David.

I have watched it all, there is nothing offensive in it if we accept the generally accepted idea of what could be offensive, but there are some rather irritating...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Blade style and dress style definitely pre-date...

Blade style and dress style definitely pre-date WWII.

Other than that , it becomes guess work.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2018, 12:01 PM
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Views: 374
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Javanese numbers 101

Javanese numbers 101
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2018, 12:02 AM
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Views: 374
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I am in complete agreement with David.

I am in complete agreement with David.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Why should a discussion group that relates to...

Why should a discussion group that relates to current manufacture of ethnographic weaponry be restricted to forging?

When we forge, we only create a forging that the finished blade will emerge from,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I agree with you David, that it is nearly always...

I agree with you David, that it is nearly always a very good idea to try to fix the precise meaning of any word before relying on that word to carry a message that is intended to be clearly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Who can disagree with your thoughtful approach to...

Who can disagree with your thoughtful approach to this matter, Fernando?

Not I, that is certain.

However, that said , I do have a couple comments.

This Forum is designated as a "General forum for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your reassurances David, and...

Thank you for your reassurances David, and although much appreciated, I am certain they are unnecessary. Just as nobody in this thread has recommended that Thomas be banished, I also did not suggest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gentlemen, Thomas may be producing modern...

Gentlemen, Thomas may be producing modern interpretations of antique weaponry, but it is not able to be argued that simply because this work by Thomas is both modern, and an interpretation, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your response Thomas. Yes, coal...

Thank you for your response Thomas.

Yes, coal smoke can be something that attracts a lot of attention, however smoke from coke is really only noticeable in the start-up phase, and smoke from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for outlining your point of view...

Thank you for outlining your point of view Thomas.

In respect of forge work, I have always found that the use of coke and charcoal is far more satisfying than the use of a gas forge. Welding in a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Paul, not necessarily. Hilts can be natural,...

No Paul, not necessarily.

Hilts can be natural, hilts can be painted, they can be one or the other.

As for the idea of "replacement" keris fittings get changed all the time, depending upon the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thomas, I also have spent a lengthy part of my...

Thomas, I also have spent a lengthy part of my life involved in knifemaking, principally in making blades for other makers, but I have also made complete knives, and my work always tended towards an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, it is true that the standard of fitting...

Jean, it is true that the standard of fitting wilah to wrongko requires the sirah cecak and the buntut urang to be level with the top of the gambar mouth, however, this is a Central Javanese kraton...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By A. G. Maisey
What did you need to know Paul?

What did you need to know Paul?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The roots of the tangguh system might perhaps go...

The roots of the tangguh system might perhaps go back to the early 1700's, but the system seems to have become popular during the late colonial period. It fulfilled a needed function in Javanese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, what I have provided is correct colour...

Paul, what I have provided is correct colour coding within the Surakarta Karaton environment. There is no law that prevents anybody at all from creating and wearing any colours they wish, if those...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, a reading of what I have posted will give...

Paul, a reading of what I have posted will give you the answers you seek if you match the information I have provided.

As to the motif, nothing comes easy, you need to learn the form of the motifs,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The table in post #1 gives a clear indication of...

The table in post #1 gives a clear indication of what is correct.

Where pendok colour varies from the table it is as per comment in post #5.

You can very easily know if a gandar was originally made...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Conflict in colour combinations can indicate a...

Conflict in colour combinations can indicate a couple of things, it could be a case of an hereditary entitlement and an administrative or military entitlement for the same individual, or it could...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, there are events of varying natures. The...

Paul, there are events of varying natures. The style of dress, and the style of keris dress can vary according to the nature of the event. In some instances it may be acceptable for some people to...
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