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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By GIO
Thanks for your reply, Alan Could the size of the...

Thanks for your reply, Alan
Could the size of the kerises depend upon the availability of iron in the various areas ? I think that the possibility of finding iron and nickel/iron was a major problem.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By GIO
I would take this opportunity to ask a question...

I would take this opportunity to ask a question about Bali kerises.
While the development of the figural hilts is easily explained, I would know why, contrary to what happened in the whole...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By GIO
My opinion: recent Surakarta style keris, pamor...

My opinion: recent Surakarta style keris, pamor Ron pakis. Wood hardly recognizable.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By GIO
[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Why did the springs become...

[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Why did the springs become brittle?

QUOTE]

Good question, Alan
I am not in a position to answer. I only report what is indicated in the book I mentioned.
In my very humble...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By GIO
Hi David, I have made a free but faithful...

Hi David,
I have made a free but faithful translation of the original text about electric de-rusting (from "Restauration des armes ŕ feu" by Jean-René Clergeau, Stampfli & Cie, Berne...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,661
Posted By GIO
Trying again

Trying again
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,661
Posted By GIO
Sorry, only part of the text has been...

Sorry, only part of the text has been attached.
Trying to fix the problem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,661
Posted By GIO
Here is the translation of the first part. The...

Here is the translation of the first part. The second gives no further useful info. except for some speculations about origin and use of the knife.
Should some friends like to have also the second...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By GIO
In my humble opinion (I am far from being an...

In my humble opinion (I am far from being an expert), the purpose of this device is not to fold the barrel, but to take it away from the pike for transportation in a dry place and/or to facilitate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By GIO
Hi David Please apologize for my late answer, but...

Hi David
Please apologize for my late answer, but a thunderstorm has put out of order my phone line and burnt my modem. Only this morning all has been repaired,
As to the electric de-rusting, my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By GIO
I did used the electric system to remove rust. It...

I did used the electric system to remove rust. It works but long lasting treatment is required. I think that it would work with kinatah.
Gio

You can use a 12V car battery. The liquid is a NaOH...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By GIO
Alan, you absolutely must not excuse yourself. In...

Alan, you absolutely must not excuse yourself.
In fact I am rather flattered becoming aware that the procedure I follow to fix a ganja is being utilized in Indonesia too. At the end my work is not so...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By GIO
No, I do not use pins to secure the ganja. I get...

No, I do not use pins to secure the ganja. I get a small deformation on the ganja around the peksi, so that the ganja is firmly fixed.
The same principle is applied in Japan to adapt tsubas on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By GIO
When I clean and etch a blade I always remove the...

When I clean and etch a blade I always remove the ganja to eliminate the rust. I then cover all parts in contact between blade and tang with a rust converter to avoid future problems.
In the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By GIO
The shield looks very East-African to me....

The shield looks very East-African to me....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By GIO
The light rust patina is not a problem. Once you...

The light rust patina is not a problem. Once you have eliminated all the deep rust, cleaned the blade from oil and grease and dried it, you can start with the warangan. Since the warangan contains...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By GIO
Apologize for the late answer, David. I intended...

Apologize for the late answer, David.
I intended to mean both the blade and the mendak, but mine was only an hypothesis, after excluding other options.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th May 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By GIO
Java North coast ?

Java North coast ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,215
Posted By GIO
Sunggingan

Rasjid, please apologize, I have written incorrectly your name
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,215
Posted By GIO
Sunggingan

Hi Rashid
Really a wonderful piece. It shows an experienced and exquisite hand, but are you sure that it is intended to hold a blade and is not a virtuosity of the artist ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By GIO
Such products are difficult to find. I was told...

Such products are difficult to find. I was told that the chemical composition prevents from shipping via air mail.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By GIO
Yes, David. I fully agree with you, and that is...

Yes, David. I fully agree with you, and that is the reason why I would have never purchased the English made keris. My opinion was based only on the physical aspect, and yours on the cultural...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By GIO
Reading the last few lines of David's post, I'm...

Reading the last few lines of David's post, I'm afraid I didn't well express my opinion.
Should the "English made kris" have had the ganja separated from the blade, have a nice uwer and hilt and a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By GIO
I always remember (and have also written of this...

I always remember (and have also written of this a couple of years ago in another thread) that 15 years ago I found in an antique arms shop in Liverpool an apparently perfect Bali kris, with well...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By GIO
Yes the blade is nice, but it seems it has some...

Yes the blade is nice, but it seems it has some signs of surface rust.
A very light cleaning before oiling would be proper.
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