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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
In Solo the most generally used oil in the past,...

In Solo the most generally used oil in the past, and now, is sandalwood + kenanga + a base oil.

The sharp smell in this oil comes from the kenanga.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm talking about coins like the top 8 in the...

I'm talking about coins like the top 8 in the posted images.

My understanding of manufacture applies to these.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, clove oil for Japanese blades. I did use...

Yep, clove oil for Japanese blades.

I did use clove oil for a while on keris blades, probably 50 years ago. I didn't like it much --- but its good for toothache.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By A. G. Maisey
None that I know of. Its about keeping the spirit...

None that I know of. Its about keeping the spirit of the blade happy. Many people use menyan on Thursday night.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Everything that STT and Oliver have said is...

Everything that STT and Oliver have said is relevant to your question, however, I am unable to be as specific either of these two gentlemen.

Perhaps the very first question to answer is exactly what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've been using the German synthetic since the...

I've been using the German synthetic since the 1970's, I never ever thought it was the real thing, it was too cheap for one thing, and secondly it comes in a bottle with the German name all over it....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You're welcome. Yeah, it does a nice touch-up...

You're welcome.

Yeah, it does a nice touch-up job, one of these days I'll try it on a complete blade.

I don't have a pen, I've got a very small bottle of the stuff, near as I can figure I've had...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By A. G. Maisey
and a pattern is a system everything can be...

and a pattern is a system

everything can be represented as a system, and once this has been done, every system can be subjected to analysis

Jussi, this idea is getting close to some fundamental...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Fernando, everything you say is as I understand...

Fernando, everything you say is as I understand it, however, as it was explained to me, the open-sided lower die was not used with this Indian type, but rather a type of die that restrained the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th August 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Fernando, I've been told by a couple of dealers...

Fernando, I've been told by a couple of dealers that they're handstruck, but whether they are or not, I don't know enough to argue about.

My understanding is that this type of coin was made in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,863
Posted By A. G. Maisey
When I began this thread I did so with no more...

When I began this thread I did so with no more intent than to share an image of a rather nicely made, old, Eastern dagger, I had no idea that this image would generate such an involved...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's a pretty clear statement of motivation...

That's a pretty clear statement of motivation Ariel.

I've often encountered this and I continue to find it very interesting.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are a couple pics of pages from my coin...

Here are a couple pics of pages from my coin album, pretty typical of the rest of it, a mixture of coins from far away places and mostly historic, with a weighting towards Indian hand strucks.

Not...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
They may not be rare, but I haven't seen...

They may not be rare, but I haven't seen them.

However, yes, more or less like that, but mine are much later. I've got a few quite elderly coins, but these are not Indian.

I'll put up a pic or two...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th August 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, coins too for me. In fact that was probably...

Yep, coins too for me.

In fact that was probably my first collection when I was only a little kid, maybe 4 years old, certainly before I went to school.

In later years I built a pretty decent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By A. G. Maisey
OK, I'll bite, but as stated, this is a guessing...

OK, I'll bite, but as stated, this is a guessing game.

Guessing, and based on what I can see in the photos.

I am not basing my guesses on most of the things I would rely upon if I were able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I believe testing will reveal that this dress is...

I believe testing will reveal that this dress is gilt over silver.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th August 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
As I have said, for me, it is subjective. All...

As I have said, for me, it is subjective.

All the things I collect I have very long experience with. Because of this there are various factors that can effect my decision to buy.

When I was much...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th August 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Although my life-long passion has been the keris,...

Although my life-long passion has been the keris, I do collect other things as well, other weaponry of course, but also paper weights, carvings in various mediums, Australian rural paintings, pocket...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,863
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: 18
Views: 602
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: 18
Views: 602
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: 600
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: 18
Views: 602
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: 897
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.
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