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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th February 2019, 11:39 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
When a cautious man sees a steamroller coming...

When a cautious man sees a steamroller coming down the road, he moves to one side and goes around it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th February 2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Believe!

Believe!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th February 2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This thread was opened with an enquiry about one...

This thread was opened with an enquiry about one type of iron (besi, wesi) wesi pulen. At the time it was opened, I was away from home, and was writing from memory, as I had no access to reference...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I could probably come up with a blade that...

Jean, I could probably come up with a blade that some people might consider to be wesi pulen --- but then others might not.

The parameters of keris belief are not universal; they are not consistent....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th February 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My thoughts? However much I write in response to...

My thoughts?

However much I write in response to this question, the answer will be inconclusive, and insufficient to satisfy anybody who is a part of a keris network or group in Indonesia, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th February 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My understanding of "wesi pulen" is...

My understanding of "wesi pulen" is that it is very finely grained iron, it is not open grain, it is not porous, the surface presents as well packed and smooth.

In keris belief there is whole range...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, your comment on the reason for use of...

Kai, your comment on the reason for use of English is undoubtedly correct, and in fact, for a few years now there has been a general tendency in several fields, in Indonesia, notably amongst TV...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, Guntur is involved in all these...

Yes David, Guntur is involved in all these publications, but they seem to have appeared in different publications and to vary somewhat.

I've read the first one carefully, I have not yet had time to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, your post #9. Yep, got a copy of this...

David, your post #9.

Yep, got a copy of this too, pity it was not all left in BI.

I wonder if the original is on the net? That little bit of BI at the beginning seems to indicate it was.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This new one looks to be better David, it has...

This new one looks to be better David, it has info. on how to identify pendok motifs. We know that most, if not all the pendok motifs come from batik motifs, often reworked, and this new paper seems...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, this paper does have deficiencies, but...

Yes Jean, this paper does have deficiencies, but nobody else, to my knowledge, has ever attempted anything like this. It had never even occurred to me to write something about it, even though I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have now looked very closely at this paper....

I have now looked very closely at this paper.

As I commented in my previous post, it would be very easy to be critical of it. The English has the sense of being a translation, but it is not noted...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There are some high quality pendok shown in this...

There are some high quality pendok shown in this paper, I have some of this templek style are really quite exceptional, and I will post some pics, but I'm away from home for about a week, so this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much for posting this paper...

Thank you very much for posting this paper David.

As you have remarked, it is well researched, I have many of the references in the bibliography, I have read others, some I do not know, but the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My problem is this David:- I have spent too much...

My problem is this David:- I have spent too much time in Jawa, and the standards of the people there have influenced the way I think, this when combined with my accounting background does mean I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I believe that the non-lis repair would...

David, I believe that the non-lis repair would make this wrongko look better than it does now, and it has the advantage of no cost and simplicity, it is something that I believe most people could do...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, the top of this pendok should not be filed...

Jean, the top of this pendok should not be filed down to follow the curve of the gambar , rather, the very slight step from the gambar face down to the foot of the gambar that joins to the gandar...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, the pesi angle is extremely common with old...

Jean, the pesi angle is extremely common with old keris in situ, the people who actually wear them don't seem to worry much about this, but personally I find it untidy, it is a simple matter to bend...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Very nice indeed, I'm rather partial to this type...

Very nice indeed, I'm rather partial to this type of ensemble myself.

I am uncertain if the blade is Madura, in the photo it looks more like Jawa, but that is only a minor quibble, it is old, it is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You're dead right David, but colour is a...

You're dead right David, but colour is a significant part of any process of identification, so if I see a pendok that looks more like nickel silver than like any sort of gold I've ever seen, plus the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This type of hilt is what we call a...

This type of hilt is what we call a "kagok" hilt, the word "kagok" means awkward or strange, it is a description rather than a name. This type of kagok hilt with exaggerated angular form is usually...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, if it tests at 8K, that is OK for suwasa,...

Yes, if it tests at 8K, that is OK for suwasa, actually, suwasa bubul.

Funny thing is though, the colour on my screen comes up like nickel silver, which would make it mamas.

I've only ever seen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No David, I do not know the "colour...

No David, I do not know the "colour code" for Yogyakarta sunggingan work.

I am unable to determine the motif used in the sunggingan work.

The "wish hole" looks very much like the gap we frequently...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I noted that the titanium herring was mentioned...

I noted that the titanium herring was mentioned in this interview.

China has the world's largest reserves of titanium, and 14% of China's iron ore reserves contain titanium and vanadium. In fact,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There is a place in the discussion where Mr....

There is a place in the discussion where Mr. Drescher mentions Pamor Poleng Wengkon, and Yosoroto ( a kampung in Solo) but is unable to recall the name of the pande with whom he worked in...
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