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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By David
Wayne, i am not convinced that the kastane was...

Wayne, i am not convinced that the kastane was ever a sword intended for combat.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By David
Can i have some clarification gentlemen. Both...

Can i have some clarification gentlemen. Both Alan and Jean have mentioned "aksanas". I have assumed we are talking about yoga positions? But AFAIK the word is "asana", not "aksana". Is this a proper...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By David
Here are a few examples of figural hilts that i...

Here are a few examples of figural hilts that i believe display what can be taken as mudras and at least one that seems like a yoga pose (one leg up). Though it would be extremely helpful if Mickey...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By David
International Keris Day?

On this day (November 25th) in 2005 UNESCO declared the keris a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". Because of that many people in the collecting community are deeming this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By David
Very nice Luc, thank you! I can see how these...

Very nice Luc, thank you! I can see how these could become addictive. This is maybe the only African weapon i have any real interest in.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By David
I'm afraid that would be mean, though honestly i...

I'm afraid that would be mean, though honestly i do not have any memory of the of discussion with Herry in which i would have said such a thing. So i'm afraid that would be a bit of a dead end there....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th November 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By David
Unfortunately there is not much of this video...

Unfortunately there is not much of this video that i can understand, but there is quite a bit of focus and discussion going on surrounding the sickle-like keris shown here so i am hoping that those...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th November 2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By David
Sorry for taking so long to follow up on...

Sorry for taking so long to follow up on responses. Thanks for posting these newer photos.
From my personal perspective i would certainly call this a keris and can see in your newer pics that it is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th November 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By David
Well your rusty blade looks like and old soldier...

Well your rusty blade looks like and old soldier to me and the pamor would be called Sada Saler by many or more simply Adeg Siji (Adeg=standing, Siji=One (?), referring to pamor that runs in lines...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th November 2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By David
I can see that Jean. :)

I can see that Jean. :)
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 5th November 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By David
Rasjid, There were no attachments with this...

Rasjid,
There were no attachments with this post. I put it through anyway, but you will need to attach some photos if you want me to leave this up. Thanks!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By David
Fully agree.

Fully agree.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By David
Well, my own personal viewpoint on whether or not...

Well, my own personal viewpoint on whether or not this should be considered a keris should carry little weight in the community at large, but i see this much more as a keris than i do a jambiyo. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By David
Nice pedang Julien, beautiful and elegant...

Nice pedang Julien, beautiful and elegant profile.
I am not convinced it is as old as mid 18th century though, but that is always a difficult question. But the blade has particularly good edges for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Mickey. I understand that...

Welcome to the forum Mickey.
I understand that your focus is more on Balinese figural hilts, but i would not dismiss some Javanese hilts from your studies, especially the Buta hilts, many of which...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th October 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,627
Posted By David
Here is some further info on the Battle of Bubat....

Here is some further info on the Battle of Bubat.
Of course, nothing is said here about this practice of reversing keris hilts. It is not something i have ever come across in my readings before....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By David
I would also like to see better photos. But the...

I would also like to see better photos. But the pommel gives the impression that it might be Tridnaca (giant clam shell).
Can you tell what the metal is on the sheath. Aluminum would place this as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th September 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By David
Yes Jean, thanks! I am sure my finger fully...

Yes Jean, thanks! I am sure my finger fully intended to hit that "w". LOL!
I'll fix it. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By David
Charles, sometimes your posts just bring tears to...

Charles, sometimes your posts just bring tears to my eyes.
Thanks for posting! :) :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,861
Posted By David
I realize this is a layman's question, this type...

I realize this is a layman's question, this type of sword being completely out of my spheres of collection, but would a light etch reveal anything here?
I am a little skeptical of what appears to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th September 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By David
I have to point out that you cannot really...

I have to point out that you cannot really determine the dhapur of a keris by silhouette edge detection alone. Such a method cannot show, for instance, if the keris has tikel alis, blumbangan,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th September 2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By David
Gentlemen. I do appreciate that both of you have...

Gentlemen.
I do appreciate that both of you have managed to keep the contentious discuss on Wayang civil and orderly. As i am sure both of you realize, it seems we have reached the point where you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,627
Posted By David
Agree with Jean. More nice old and unusual dress...

Agree with Jean. More nice old and unusual dress examples. Very nice.
Just curious, is there some reason you keep all your hilts facing in the opposite direction from what is generally considered...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th September 2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By David
Egads man! What witchcraft is this! LOL! ;) :D

Egads man! What witchcraft is this! LOL! ;) :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By David
Well, i'd say you made a might fine "first...

Well, i'd say you made a might fine "first foray" into the world of keris. This looks like a fine original example of a 19th century Bugis keris. I would also say Sulawesi.
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