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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Jean
Hello Anthony, The pamor pattern is too worn-out...

Hello Anthony,
The pamor pattern is too worn-out to be properly identified and your pics of the full blade are not very clear; some people would call it Pulo Tirto (islands in the ocean) but it was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Jean
Hello Anthony, May we know why your friends...

Hello Anthony,
May we know why your friends believe that this is a Majapahit kris? From the pics the ganja wulung seems to have been replaced and the tip is broken.
What is the size of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Jean
Thank you Thomas for the interesting pics and I...

Thank you Thomas for the interesting pics and I support your opinion, we have learned something new about the identification of walrus ivory which is often wrongly attributed :)
I wish I could have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Jean
Hello Marius, The colour of the hilt at the base...

Hello Marius,
The colour of the hilt at the base and the top, and the very smooth surface are not indicative of buffalo bone. If you have the book from Wolfgang Schilling "Faszination kris", you can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Jean
Quite a nice kris indeed in spite of the mixing...

Quite a nice kris indeed in spite of the mixing of the elements, from the pics the hilt seems to be made from walrus ivory (typical "marble" appearance inside).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By Jean
The pendok is reversed?:confused: What a shame...

The pendok is reversed?:confused: What a shame for a royal kris! :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Jean
According to the book "Keris dan senjata...

According to the book "Keris dan senjata pusaka bahari" (one of the rare books dealing with krisses from Cirebon), the name garan bebekan (duck hilt) refers to the Jawa demam style hilts from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Jean
Yes Rasjid, the specimens with a crown look a bit...

Yes Rasjid, the specimens with a crown look a bit different and generally older, may be from a specific area or period? However they probably date from later than the 17th century as no such specimen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Jean
Very interesting questions Rasjid, I have the...

Very interesting questions Rasjid, I have the same with no definite answers :D
However it seems to me that these are just variations of the Cirebon "buta bajang/ Bima" style whatever you call it. In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan for this precious information as...

Thank you Alan for this precious information as usual! :)
Kupang is the capital city of West Timor where there is no kris tradition but who knows?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Jean
Hello Athanase, This is my best guess but other...

Hello Athanase,
This is my best guess but other opinions from Bugis/ Malay kris specialists are welcome as I was not sure myself about the origin of my kris and my hilt :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Jean
The hilt from Athanase has a more erect and...

The hilt from Athanase has a more erect and compact shape than the pangulu rekko style hilts from Sulawesi, and looks like a mix of pangulu and Jawa demam style hilts. The origin of these hilts may...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Jean
Please see a quite similar blade (15 shallow...

Please see a quite similar blade (15 shallow luks, poorly carved sogokan, etc.) initially fitted on a Balinese kris! My guess about its origin is Sumbawa or Sumatra.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jean
Acetic acid from the vinegar is volatile so it...

Acetic acid from the vinegar is volatile so it evaporates quickly and partly looses its reactivity unless the container is closed, you should put a cover on it. :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Jean
A very good work from the pande keris but too...

A very good work from the pande keris but too sophisticated as compared to the original IMO (pamor on the gonjo and naga body, etc), also the gonjo is too high and the naga head not properly...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Very informative and impressive...

Hello Alan,
Very informative and impressive description of the Koripan blades and their distinction from Mataram SA ones, thank you!
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jean
The hilt may be recent indeed although the top...

The hilt may be recent indeed although the top part is dented (fragile silver sheet?) and the selut is partly damaged and does not look recent (replaced?). What matters is that the core with finely...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jean
Hello Anthony, This is a good, old (19th...

Hello Anthony,
This is a good, old (19th century?) and classical blade from Bali or more probably Lombok with an old gerantiman style hilt. The tail of the ganja has been apparently damaged/ cut. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Jean
Hello Ridho, Welcome and if you have some krisses...

Hello Ridho,
Welcome and if you have some krisses from West Java to show us or for comments, they will be appreciated! :)
Pulungan is the name of a style of hilt from Northern Java, what does it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Jean
I am with Gio, it seems that the tail of the...

I am with Gio, it seems that the tail of the ganja has been gouged to mate with the greneng on the wadidang. Another indicator is that the top face of the ganja does not match well with the bottom...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Thank you for your very interesting...

Hello Alan,
Thank you for your very interesting message which should close the discussion about these 2 krisses I think, although there is a legitimate uncertainty regarding the age of these 2 blades...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and Gustav. Just for the sake of...

Thank you Alan and Gustav.
Just for the sake of discussion: Yes, it is very difficult for a Western collector to admit that a kris with an old blade but recent or recently refurbished hilt,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Jean
Thank you Gustav, it is my impression also from...

Thank you Gustav, it is my impression also from the pics but we would need to see the blades for a more accurate assessment. It seems to me that the descriptions from Pande Neka (in his book for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and you are right but frankly it...

Thank you Alan and you are right but frankly it is not very critical for me to know if the mythical monkey figure is Hanuman or Sugriwa (the 2 most famous ones).
The monkey hilt from Neka Museum has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Jean
I enlarged the pic and David is right. If it...

I enlarged the pic and David is right. If it depicts Hanuman he should normally have a tail in the back. The style of carving (eyes, eyebrows, beard, ect) looks recent IMO.
Regards
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