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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Sticky: Importing ivory
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Absolutely so, in fact, in the long term --- I'm...

Absolutely so, in fact, in the long term --- I'm talking perhaps +100 years --- this stupidity will very probably see elephants reduced to skeleton breeding herds scattered across the world.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,278
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The first keris I made was a patrem in Dhapur...

The first keris I made was a patrem in Dhapur Brojol, Pamor Wos Wutah. It was crude. It was not a matter of choice, it was a matter of making all I was capable of making at that time.

The second...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Gustav, the first commonly counted luk ---...

Yes Gustav, the first commonly counted luk --- which is not really a luk at all --- is created by movement of the metal, not by reduction of the metal, or more correctly, by a combination of metal...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot speak with any authority in respect of...

I cannot speak with any authority in respect of keris from areas other than Jawa, Bali, & Madura, but in these places the normal way in which all luk were and are put into a keris blade was and is by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are some images of tombak. The pic showing...

Here are some images of tombak.

The pic showing a number of tombak mounted in 'stel golok' is a display in the Museum Radya Pustaka in Solo.

The tombak shown mounted on long shafts is a display in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is actually a pretty fair old tombak Robert,...

This is actually a pretty fair old tombak Robert, in fact you've done quite well.

As for me doing it, that is not really practical, I live in Australia, and the type of job I do is far too expensive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, old, definitely pre-1850, probably a lot...

Yes, old, definitely pre-1850, probably a lot older.

Could be either Bali or Jawa, I lean towards Jawa, but I'd need it in my hands to be reasonably sure.

If it is an option, I'd go for a complete...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,278
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The forging that the keris is carved from is only...

The forging that the keris is carved from is only approximate to the finished keris, so yes, if I say "carving" I'm talking about all the metal that needs to be removed to produce a finished keris....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th April 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I would need to look at method of...

David, I would need to look at method of construction of the pendok before I could give a definite opinion on where it was made, but now you have drawn my attention to the pendok motif, that I did no...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th April 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Hilt made in Jogja, blade not Balinese, might be...

Hilt made in Jogja, blade not Balinese, might be Jawa, might be Madura.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,278
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, I regret I am not free to detail the major...

Kai, I regret I am not free to detail the major missing step in the forging process presented by Dr. Gronemann. There are a number of steps that have been omitted in Dr. Gronemann's account, and I am...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, at the moment I am in an area that has...

David, at the moment I am in an area that has very severe internet problems, so it is inevitable that my replies or posts will be slow, or may not even get there at all. However, I have had a PM from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This style of scabbard, from the applicable...

This style of scabbard, from the applicable period, is normally made in mamas, not silver.

Has the material in this scabbard been tested and confirmed as silver?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your apology La Pagaru. If you are...

Thank you for your apology La Pagaru. If you are involving any online translation facility in your posts, I understand completely that any insult was completely unintentional.

In respect of your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bali.

Bali.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th March 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your response La Pagaru. So, you...

Thank you for your response La Pagaru.

So, you do not know anything at all about the forging process that your smiths use except that some unidentified people have declared that it is much more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th March 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Hi La Pagaru, I would have posted this question...

Hi La Pagaru,

I would have posted this question earlier, but at present I am away from home and moving around, so net access + time has been a bit restricted.

I refer to this statement of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Rick, something like 35 years ago there was an...

Rick, something like 35 years ago there was an exhibition in Solo of the work of the new keris making generation, who were known as the Anak-Anak ASKI.

The work on display was beautifully sculpted,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st March 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By A. G. Maisey
These two links will clarify the symbolism of...

These two links will clarify the symbolism of Shiva + serpent and Shiva + trishul.

In Jawa & Bali the trishul becomes the trisula, and Vasuki becomes...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st March 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Personally, I'd put the keris into a compatible...

Personally, I'd put the keris into a compatible wrongko, and give it a Balinese hilt.

But tastes differ.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st March 2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It is the little spiky things that stick out from...

It is the little spiky things that stick out from the blade edge level with about halfway up the sogokan.

This sketch shows them clearly:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/kerisdiagram.html

In the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th February 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I am very certain about my comments on...

David, I am very certain about my comments on corrosion patterns, but re the line on the gonjo I cannot comment. For me, what places this as a pre-puputan, probably Klungkung blade is the fact that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th February 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm pretty much with David on this keris. In...

I'm pretty much with David on this keris. In short:- I do not know with any certainty where it originated.

Comments on component parts:-

Hilt:- East Jawa/ Madura
Mendak:- East Jawa/Madura
Gambar:-...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th February 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Probably intended as representative of Siwa...

Probably intended as representative of Siwa (Shiva).

Lots of info on this on the net, google "trishul" + "Lord Shiva"

In Jawa we call this 3 blade weapon a trisula.

Other deities can also bear...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, there is no disagreement at all between...

David, there is no disagreement at all between us. For a disagreement to exist there must be a situation where one person is attempting to change the opinion of another.

I am not attempting to...
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