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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:28 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, before writing my post #20 I did check back...

Kai, before writing my post #20 I did check back through all your posts to this thread, and I am of the opinion that what I have written in post #20 does indeed reflect what you have written in your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:56 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
It depends Anthony. Personally, I leave older...

It depends Anthony.

Personally, I leave older blades alone as much as possible, a scratch here & there, a little bit of stain missing, in my opinion it is completely immaterial, its old, it does not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, I used the word...

Kai, I used the word "consideration".

In other words:- "think about this"

You, in your wisdom, and from your broad base of experience have been able say that without the slightest shadow of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Gustav, the area you have marked with red is...

Yes Gustav, the area you have marked with red is a big chip out of the blade.

Thank you for your reasoning on the possible re-working of the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, as I wrote in my original post:- This sort...

Kai, as I wrote in my original post:-

This sort of broad, general weaponry is a bit outside my knowledge base, so what I'm putting up for consideration cannot be taken as any sort of expert opinion,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Detlef, I can see a massive difference in...

Detlef, I can see a massive difference in quality, and a difference in hilt style, but in overall blade style I can see no real difference at all. Over many years I've had a number of these things,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A crop. The blade indentation is damage Gustav,...

A crop.

The blade indentation is damage

Gustav, why do you say the von Sulz keris is heavily reshaped?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Gustav, that 575 picture is very similar. A...

Yes Gustav, that 575 picture is very similar.

A rudus Detlef? Just looked it up, seems its got a plethora of names, actually there is Javanese thing that has a blade like this too, but all the hilts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This sort of broad, general weaponry is a bit...

This sort of broad, general weaponry is a bit outside my knowledge base, so what I'm putting up for consideration cannot be taken as any sort of expert opinion, only general knowledge based on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The gonjo might not be original, but this is an...

The gonjo might not be original, but this is an old blade, and gonjos on old blades are often not original, the gonjo itself is old, the erosion seems to be more or less similar to the wilah erosion,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If this gonjo had what we call nguceng mati form,...

If this gonjo had what we call nguceng mati form, with the tail coming back to a distinct point, I would be prepared to accept the slightly pointed sirah cecak as Tuban, its not really rounded enough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mark, "meriam" means "cannon"...

Mark, "meriam" means "cannon" in Malay, some definitions of a lela give it as longer than a normal lantaka, some give it as doubled barrelled as well, so by either definition it was bigger than a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, I think you're probably right with what...

Yes Jean, I think you're probably right with what you think of, and perhaps most other collectors think of as a Modern Keris. But it is not so easy for me. Since you have drawn my attention to this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Jean, I do not consider the kerises (plural)...

No Jean, I do not consider the kerises (plural) at Sukuh to be "Modern Kerises", I consider one, or perhaps two of the keris at, or associated with Sukuh to be "Modern Keris". The two keris in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Kai. The "Origin" paper is out...

Thanks Kai.

The "Origin" paper is out of date and needs to be re-written. I no longer hold all opinions expressed in this paper. I probably will not re-write it, but incorporate the core of this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, a few years ago I published an article...

Jean, a few years ago I published an article titled "An Interpretation of the Pre-Islamic Javanese Keris". It received a lot of favourable comment, especially in respect of the photographs. In fact...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, the term "Keris Buda" has very...

Kai, the term "Keris Buda" has very little to do with Buddhism, it refers to the period:- Javanese people use the term "Buda" to mean the old times, before Islam. In fact, although we talk about Jawa...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here is another interesting bas-relief from...

Here is another interesting bas-relief from Penataran that shows a scabbard style that was in use in Jawa during the 1300's.

Remind you of anything?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here is another Mojo keris, this one is at Candi...

Here is another Mojo keris, this one is at Candi Penataran (Panataran), near Blitar. Penataran is mentioned in the Nagarakertagama as Candi Palah. Candi Panataran was built (approximately) between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Attention Moderators.

The spelling is wrong.

It should be "lela", in use it would be "meriam lela".

It was a type of Malay lantaka, a light swivel gun. Some say double barrelled and longer than a normal lantaka, others...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Lelas

A word encountered in a report of a pirate attack near Sumbawa in +/- 1850:-

"--- she carried eight lillas as well as one large caliber gun---"

Does anybody know what a lillas is?

I've looked at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not see your posts as arguing against...

I do not see your posts as arguing against anything Kai, and all I have done is to attempt to dispel any doubts you may have. Exploration of ideas is sometimes worthwhile, but we all need to have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of your Post #11 Kai. The Modern...

In respect of your Post #11 Kai.

The Modern Keris, that is, the keris as we presently understand a keris to be, is the result of ongoing development spread over 1000 years or more, but what I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, I'm a very simple man, and I am sufficiently...

Kai, I'm a very simple man, and I am sufficiently unfortunate to recognise my very distinct limitations.

One of those limitations is that I cannot be expert in all things that may be of interest to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, it seems to be generally agreed between...

Kai, it seems to be generally agreed between those people who are supposedly expert in these matters, that where material objects exist in Javanese sculpture from these early periods, those material...
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