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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By Bjorn
Might it not be a possibility that the hilt was...

Might it not be a possibility that the hilt was carved in the very west of Sunda or in the very south of Sumatra?
There should be some overlap between those two areas considering the proximity....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Bjorn
It might be useful to post photos of sunggingan...

It might be useful to post photos of sunggingan pieces with a proven provenance. That way everyone can observe the use of colours - and motifs - on actual keraton pieces.

Now the question, of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Bjorn
As Alan has said, Sunda keris would be Pajajaran...

As Alan has said, Sunda keris would be Pajajaran and Banten. Of these two, I'd say that the Pajajaran keris are more unique, as the Banten ones show similarities to keris from Bali and Blambangan. A...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Bjorn
Thank you for taking the time to write that down,...

Thank you for taking the time to write that down, Alan. It's nice to have a better idea of what these words actually refer to.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Bjorn
Hierarchical ranks in the Surakarta keraton

In earlier threads, Alan has shared the colour coding of Surakarta wrongko sunggingan and pendok as they pertain to the keraton of Surakarta. I have copy-pasted the relevant section from another...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th July 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
I actually only just realized I have a blade that...

I actually only just realized I have a blade that may well have a type of Tuban gonjo, and I deliberately wrote "a type of" as there seem to be numerous sub-classifications, and I don't believe I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th July 2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Bjorn
Thanks, Alan. That is useful information,...

Thanks, Alan. That is useful information, especially for one who is not all that familiar with the economic benefits and costs associated with such alterations.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
Hello all, Would the below be considered to be...

Hello all,

Would the below be considered to be a type of Tuban gonjo?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Bjorn
Alan, Detlef, thank you both for your replies....

Alan, Detlef, thank you both for your replies.

Regarding alterations made to a wilah, I'm of the opinion that intent is the crucial factor here - even though there are times when the true intention...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Bjorn
Thank you for the response, Kai, and my apologies...

Thank you for the response, Kai, and my apologies regarding my tardy response.

I've attempted to take some better photos, hopefully these will be able to shed some light on the matter.

Like you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
Alan, I very much doubt that any of the Dutch...

Alan, I very much doubt that any of the Dutch sovereigns who were gifted a keris had any real understanding of either the keris or Javanese culture.

Jean and Marco, the above seems to apply to the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Bjorn
Thank you for the detailed response, Alan. As...

Thank you for the detailed response, Alan.

As for endless fun, personally I would quite enjoy it, but I admit mileage may vary according to personal tastes and linguistic aptitude.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Bjorn
A nice clean-up job. It's difficult to say how...

A nice clean-up job.

It's difficult to say how old a blade is exactly. Old blades can look new, and new blades can look old. A lot of it depends on maintenance and climate.

Some other members may...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Bjorn
Keris Terminology

Hello everyone,

As we all know, the keris has it's origin in Java. As such, Javanese is the language used to describe its various aspects.
I am not fluent in Basa Jawa, and I expect this is true...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Bjorn
Kikik added to an older blade?

Hello all,

I have a small keris with a kikik, which I recently cleaned. After cleaning, I noticed a line going across the sorsoran, starting at the neck of the kikik and then cutting across the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
On the topic of ivory dress, I happened to come...

On the topic of ivory dress, I happened to come across the below ensemble in a book I was browsing through.
According to the caption it was a gift from Hamengkubuwono VIII to Queen Wilhelmina in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
No worries, Alan. I had actually noticed that...

No worries, Alan.

I had actually noticed that Solo keris often have an ukiran that is darker than the wrongko, but I didn't know this was a custom or informal rule.

In future, I'll be more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By Bjorn
Thank you, both.

Thank you, both.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
I was looking up something in Jensen's Krisdisk...

I was looking up something in Jensen's Krisdisk just now, and happened to stumble across the below pic. If the ensemble is entirely authentic, it seems to suggest that in Yogyakarta it may not have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By Bjorn
Hello all, I purchased this keris some time ago....

Hello all, I purchased this keris some time ago. Just last week I soaked it in a vinegar bath, so I thought it would be nice to share the result.

While not stellar, it's nice to see somewhat of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Bjorn
I wouldn't call it a tourists piece, but it does...

I wouldn't call it a tourists piece, but it does look like it may well be a dealer's montage.

The jejeran is from Madura, the gambar is Solo, the pendok is Yogya (and the wrong way around), the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
Hi Alan, do you happen to know if the same is...

Hi Alan, do you happen to know if the same is customary in Yogya as well?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bjorn
Thank you, Alan, for that informative post. I...

Thank you, Alan, for that informative post. I always like to learn more about languages, as words and cultures are inextricably linked and influence each other in all sorts of ways.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Bjorn
I fear you are completely right here, Alan. One...

I fear you are completely right here, Alan. One of the frustrating aspects of keris study is how much knowledge has been lost to time.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bjorn
Paul, I'm afraid you've read too much into the...

Paul, I'm afraid you've read too much into the illustration I provided. The illustration I added was only to show from what angle to take the photo, it does not show a Tuban gonjo.

As your photo is...
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