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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By Paul de Souza
What if all black...ie one colour? Does blue and...

What if all black...ie one colour?

Does blue and light purple come into the picture?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By Paul de Souza
Here is another brass grantim. The dealer I...

Here is another brass grantim. The dealer I bought this from said it is "an old piece from Lombok". Just to share.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Paul de Souza
According to auction description the hulu is...

According to auction description the hulu is wood.

Alan. Thanks for feedback. I am intrigued by your description of the forging process but how would you do a surface manipulation of the mlumah...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Paul de Souza
Wished it did but it did not.... :-(

Wished it did but it did not.... :-(
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Paul de Souza
I forgot the pictures.

I forgot the pictures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Paul de Souza
Dwi Warna or Empat (4) Warna?

I don't own this keris but found this on the net. I have permission to use these pictures here.

The pamor is pretty amazing. I have only seen blades with 2 pamors where one side of the blade will...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Paul de Souza
Just curious. But isn't the spelling Amuk is...

Just curious. But isn't the spelling Amuk is using Dutch?

"Tjawsteung" = Coteng

"Tandjoeng" = Tajong

I have a relative whose father hails from Bangka Island, under Dutch control in the 30s, has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Paul de Souza
Pardon my ignorance but what collection is this?...

Pardon my ignorance but what collection is this? From a museum or a personal collection. Just taken by the the Tajong and coteng pieces and hilts.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By Paul de Souza
I use lime juice or citric acid as Marco does but...

I use lime juice or citric acid as Marco does but it usually leaves a yellow stain on the blade. I don't know how to get rid of it and stays on the blade until it gets the warangan treatment. Any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Paul de Souza
Thanks for all your comments. Learned a lot.

Thanks for all your comments.
Learned a lot.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Paul de Souza
When I first started collecting keris in the late...

When I first started collecting keris in the late 1980s, if I recall correctly, keris like these were never described to me as sepukal but rather as keris lok 1. As long as there was a curve to the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By Paul de Souza
Better pictures I hope.

Better pictures I hope.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Paul de Souza
After a little rub with a polish cloth.

After a little rub with a polish cloth.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Paul de Souza
Yup. Same in Malay. Pondok is a small hut. Thumps...

Yup. Same in Malay. Pondok is a small hut. Thumps moving independent of mind. Yes...keep as much of the patina as possible. Thanks.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Paul de Souza
Thank you Alan. The pondok is silver and needs a...

Thank you Alan. The pondok is silver and needs a good polish. I like the way the lok flow at the upper part of the blade. Has a grace to it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Paul de Souza
Solo Keris - Comments and Info welcome.

Hi all.

I have a keris from Solo which to me has an unusual dapur and Grenang. It was given as a token of appreciation, in the 70s to 80s, to a benefactor of a village in Solo for building a mosque...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th April 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Paul de Souza
Think it is a Peninsular piece from the North...

Think it is a Peninsular piece from the North judging from the sampir - the sheath cross-piece. Blade is typical bugis inspired. Angle of the hilt is correct for me for when you hold the hilt like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th April 2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Paul de Souza
Lets see if I can remember stuff. Hulu is...

Lets see if I can remember stuff.

Hulu is Bondolan. Need to see whole hulu if there are blotches of pelet.

Dapur...Sinom? A very common Bali form but very elegant.

Pamor - wos wutah or kulit...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Paul de Souza
I am sorry Alex but I have never seen a Patani...

I am sorry Alex but I have never seen a Patani Naga so I can't say.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Paul de Souza
I have this Naga in Malay dress. I have always...

I have this Naga in Malay dress. I have always wondered if it is Peninsular or an imported Java blade. Can we tell the difference? What I like about it is how the Naga's body limits itself to the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th April 2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Paul de Souza
I hope you don't mind me taking the liberty to...

I hope you don't mind me taking the liberty to ride on this thread to get opinions on the attached keris. The odd thing is the hole through the ganja at the head. There is a corresponding hole...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By Paul de Souza
I think the piece should be kept as it is; a...

I think the piece should be kept as it is; a keris from the Edward Frey Collection.

Judging from the pictures provided by Kai, it would seem that the sheath was not made for the blade. The gaps...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By Paul de Souza
I think if you have means to repair it in...

I think if you have means to repair it in traditional manner or at least keep to the spirit of the piece..should. For all u know...the Tajong hilt was put in by original seller to "enhance" it and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By Paul de Souza
Here are the pics of the kris. Have to work on...

Here are the pics of the kris. Have to work on what I have in the album in my phone. Needed to edit to meet pixel limits. So in sections but hopefully u can visualise the whole kris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By Paul de Souza
Thank you all for the feedback given. I have...

Thank you all for the feedback given. I have learnt so much in the past few days. I am not familiar with Bali keris and the iconography and symbolism associated with it.

The reason I asked about the...
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