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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There is one thing that history demonstrates to...

There is one thing that history demonstrates to be unarguably true:-

when anything is banned by law or authority it becomes desirable and the price rises accordingly

Possibly the most prominent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, in most cases, getting old is a whole lot...

David, in most cases, getting old is a whole lot better than the alternative.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Most people I know refer to the blade angle as ...

Most people I know refer to the blade angle as "condong lele":- "condong lelenya" :- "its angle"
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, possibly an interpretation, but I was...

Yes, possibly an interpretation, but I was thinking in terms of mating.

If it is mated, its a professional job, and a few years back there were a lot of mendak/pendogkok exactly like this one coming...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Klungkung, I've been involved with keris for...

Klungkung, I've been involved with keris for about 60 years, my speciality is Javanese keris, and I have spent a considerable time in Jawa.

I have never seen a wrongko of this form.

Basically its...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th March 2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Klungkung, it is certainly a very rare piece,...

Yes Klungkung, it is certainly a very rare piece, in fact, it may be the only one of its kind.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th March 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
a) --- There is no comparable dhapur in the...

a) --- There is no comparable dhapur in the Surakarta Pakem, but that does not mean that this was not a legitimate dhapur at the time it was made and in the place where it was made

b) --- This keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Erik, please do not interpret what I shall write...

Erik, please do not interpret what I shall write as criticism, it is not, I am only attempting to guide you to a more productive way in which to gain information.

When a question is asked that does...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Richard, from 1980 through to the present, every...

Richard, from 1980 through to the present, every maker of keris that I know in Solo, Central Jawa has used old iron or steel, that has been purchased from scrap metal yards. A couple of well-known...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
And when we have a grasp of Balinese culture and...

And when we have a grasp of Balinese culture and society, we are well on the way to an understanding of the roots of Javanese culture and society.

Yes, certainly Jawa is different now to what it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
As I said Gustav:- a very peculiar keris that...

As I said Gustav:- a very peculiar keris that were I inclined I could attach all sorts of speculation to, but as you know, I don't like speculation much, so I'll just leave it at that:- peculiar.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Gustav, I do understand that you were only...

Yes Gustav, I do understand that you were only comparing the shape of the gambar or atasan of the wrongko, however, this shape is only similar in profile, and this same similarity can be seen in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Erik, I cannot disagree with your idea of what...

Erik, I cannot disagree with your idea of what entitles a keris to be regarded as legitimate, but as you have already mentioned, and as I believe we all understand, this definition that you have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I can understand how this subject of keris...

I can understand how this subject of keris understanding might seem a little bit confusing, Bob, but its not nearly as bad as you may think. Yes, there are probably a few people wandering around in a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav, I have several examples of the...

Gustav, I have several examples of the Madura/Bali style wrongko and I have seen others, and I have handled perhaps thousands of the Jogja style wrongko. In my opinion there is no similarity at all...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav, overall, that looks like a rather...

Gustav, overall, that looks like a rather peculiar keris. My feeling is that here we might be looking at the Madura form that is associated with the failed Balinese invasion. But even then, that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Erik, perhaps you may care to share at least your...

Erik, perhaps you may care to share at least your current thoughts on keris legitimacy with us?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for joining our discussion Bob. Actually,...

Thanks for joining our discussion Bob.

Actually, I have not given any definition of keris legitimacy, but rather, I have suggested that the idea of keris legitimacy varies widely.

I do not want to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th February 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, in this context "know" is a...

Jean, in this context "know" is a dangerous word.

Based upon what I have been told there are a number of things I believe to be so, and a lesser number of things I know to be so.

The majority of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th February 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Wrongko looks like a Madura kacir to me --- at...

Wrongko looks like a Madura kacir to me --- at least that's what this form is called in Solo. Don't know what it might be called in Madura.

The pendongkok/mendak looks like Surabaya work.

I'll...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th February 2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Henri, I have seen pamor miring in Bali blades,...

Henri, I have seen pamor miring in Bali blades, and in Bali-style Lombok blades, but I have not seen complex pamor miring in these blades, except in more recent blades.

The pamor in the blade shown...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,059
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, I guess so Jim. Back in the 1950's and...

Yeah, I guess so Jim.

Back in the 1950's and 1960's here in Oz, a good keris, a good Indo-Persian piece, a good Jap sword were all worth around about the same money, which in the mid-'50's was about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,059
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I reckon you've been at this game about as long...

I reckon you've been at this game about as long as I have Jim.

My collecting started with the gift of my grandfather's small collection when I was 12 in 1953. I started buying for myself a couple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,059
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jim, insofar as Jawa & Bali are concerned,...

Jim, insofar as Jawa & Bali are concerned, any weapon, indeed any object, including cooking pots, stirrups, buckles, walking sticks and a vast array of other objects, including farmland, can be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,059
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd prefer not to indulge in speculation Kai. I...

I'd prefer not to indulge in speculation Kai. I really only like to comment if I have some sort of evidence to form an opinion on, and all I have with this piece is the certain knowledge of when it...
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