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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By David
Green, it's not even just a matter of old or new,...

Green, it's not even just a matter of old or new, though that is obviously a factor. Since you live in Malaysia you must know that the country that is Indonesia is made up of numerous cultures with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 174
Posted By David
The surface of a keris is a somewhat region...

The surface of a keris is a somewhat region custom Green. Bali keris traditionally have a smooth polished finish.This tradition was actually inherited from early Javanese keris and if you look at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By David
I agree, not a tombak.

I agree, not a tombak.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By David
Better photos would be helpful including...

Better photos would be helpful including close-ups. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By David
Max, i am really not quite certain of the origin...

Max, i am really not quite certain of the origin of your keris panjang, but please be aware that simply because a keris is found in Thailand does not necessarily mean that it originated there. :)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By David
I believe the idea of the keris panjang being an...

I believe the idea of the keris panjang being an executioner's keris is a bit of a myth or at least an exaggeration. The panjang, as i understand it, is a status piece, to be held by those of rank...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By David
I think the real difference here Ron is that your...

I think the real difference here Ron is that your blade looks 100% Moro while this most certainly does not.
Again, i hate to make too many judgements based on this one unclear photo, but the iron...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By David
They do both look like nice blades. Not something...

They do both look like nice blades. Not something that i would find very interesting for my own collection, but i can see why they might attract others.
Also a shame that the Prussian hilted one has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,596
Posted By David
I cannot remember the source, but i do seem to...

I cannot remember the source, but i do seem to recall in discussions around keris the idea that a non-ferric blade could be used for magickal purposes, or rather, to get around protective magick on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By David
Do you have any thoughts on the origins of the...

Do you have any thoughts on the origins of the blade Alan?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By David
hmmmm....i am afraid that very little of this...

hmmmm....i am afraid that very little of this blade looks either Bugis or Peninsula to me, especially when you look specifically at the kembang kacang and the greneng, though this is a tough photo to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By David
I am curious to hear what defines this as a Bugis...

I am curious to hear what defines this as a Bugis blade for people. What characteristics of the blade make it specifically Bugis for you?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By David
Good pint on the pesi Detlef. I hadn't noticed...

Good pint on the pesi Detlef. I hadn't noticed that and it was one of the reasons i was seeing more Javanese influence in this blade and thought Sumatra might be an origin. But that opinion could be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By David
Welcome to the Warung Leif. :) Bugis culture is...

Welcome to the Warung Leif. :)
Bugis culture is spread throughout the Indonesian archipelago and we can see it's influences in blades from Sulawesi to the Peninsula. That said, i see more Javanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,596
Posted By David
That's a good point Detlef. I hadn't considered...

That's a good point Detlef. I hadn't considered that. Still, it does not look like any ivory i have ever seen and the porousness and black dots on the material does look a lot like bone. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,596
Posted By David
I'm with Ian. This looks like bone to me. :shrug:

I'm with Ian. This looks like bone to me. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,781
Posted By David
Obviously my last statement to you was unclear...

Obviously my last statement to you was unclear Mahratt. If you would like to question moderation policy, decisions or suggestions this is not the forum to do it in.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,781
Posted By David
Mahratt, i would be grateful if you stopped...

Mahratt, i would be grateful if you stopped trying to make a public show of indignant innocence to this audience and simply understood that the tone of the debate between yourself and Ariel is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,781
Posted By David
I have not singled you out specifically Mahratt...

I have not singled you out specifically Mahratt for any particular violation. However both you and Ariel are dancing dangerously close to the border of the very first rule of these forums, "Be nice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,781
Posted By David
Mahratt, considering it was you who brought this...

Mahratt, considering it was you who brought this sketch into the discussion in the first place and that you were only just a couple of posts ago using it to try to advance your own theories and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,784
Posted By David
One thing i have to say, strictly from a personal...

One thing i have to say, strictly from a personal perspective, is that while this dress form is attractive and exotic i have always found the blades they contain within rather disappointing. My...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,781
Posted By David
The Egerton sketch is a rather small and simple...

The Egerton sketch is a rather small and simple line drawing with relatively little detail. The reason that people can see what they want to see in it is simply because there is not enough actually...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By David
This is not a really great photo to tell from,...

This is not a really great photo to tell from, but it looks like those might be Indo-keris at 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock on either side of the kampilan at noon as well.
Without any context i couldn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,781
Posted By David
Just my 2 cents... Clearly these papers have been...

Just my 2 cents...
Clearly these papers have been attached to these sheaths for a very long time. If this was an attempt to deceive about the age of these sheaths it would be a very good forgery...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By David
Wayne, i'm not sure that you are posting this on...

Wayne, i'm not sure that you are posting this on the right thread...
;) :)
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