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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Henk, as the person who first used the word...

Henk, as the person who first used the word "troll" in this thread I believe it is my place to clarify both the meaning of the word in this context and the way in which I used it.

I will once again...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, do hope you will see fit to permit this...

David, do hope you will see fit to permit this response to Semar.

I have given considerable thought to his posts in this thread, and I am inclined to believe that although his pattern of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th December 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, look at the bottom of the ganja, the bottom...

Jean, look at the bottom of the ganja, the bottom being the part of the ganja that touches the base of the blade.

Now count from below the sirah cecak with the point of the keris in the down...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th December 2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Based upon what I believe I can see in the...

Based upon what I believe I can see in the photograph I am of the opinion that this keris is tangguh Kemardikan.

I'm sorry, but I do not display photographs of my personal keris until such time as I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Regarding applicable names. "Lading...

Regarding applicable names.

"Lading terus" is a Malay term, it is not a term that is used in Jawa.

Both these tombak would be called a tombak in Jawa.

If a completely new set of dress had been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th December 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, as usual Jean, there is a whole heap of...

Yeah, as usual Jean, there is a whole heap of stuff attached to this tangguh business that doesn't come through into broad understanding; I only gave a couple of the Pengging indicators, in fact,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th December 2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Pengging is a very, very scarce tangguh, not many...

Pengging is a very, very scarce tangguh, not many people would ever have seen a keris of Pengging tangguh.

Yes, the luk in a Pengging keris are very steep, deep luk, but they are also very different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ian, you're right:- there needs to be a...

Yes Ian, you're right:- there needs to be a common language, and if that common language includes words from a foreign language, it probably doesn't matter.

Provided that collectors as a whole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Forget my suggestion for splitting bambu, now we...

Forget my suggestion for splitting bambu, now we have the complete description the blade geometry militates against that use.

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In respect of terminology.

In Jawa and also in Bali there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, Australia's early cane field workers were...

Kai, Australia's early cane field workers were Melanesians. Essentially they were slaves. Young men and women were kidnapped, either by guile or by force and taken to work in the Queensland cane...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Aussie cane knives are sharp on the opposite side...

Aussie cane knives are sharp on the opposite side to the hook.

After the cane has been burnt to get rid of excess foliage and snakes you cut and then turn the knife over and use the hook to throw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Looks a bit like an old-time Aussie cane knife,...

Looks a bit like an old-time Aussie cane knife, used for cutting sugar-cane --- yeah, yeah, I know its not, but it has similar features.

As Detlef says:- not from the Indonesian Archipelago.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, they're spear blades (tombak). I would need...

Yes, they're spear blades (tombak).

I would need to handle them to estimate age and close examination would be necessary to provide a supportable opinion on origin, however, from what I can see in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm with you David:- this is a genuine keris, but...

I'm with you David:- this is a genuine keris, but it has been produced outside the area of influence of a major cultural center.

Yes, many people hold the opinion that any keris that does not follow...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No argument David, this is purely a matter of...

No argument David, this is purely a matter of opinion.

Based upon raw width the bevels are pretty much within normal parameters; based upon proportion of bevel to blade width, they are bit wider...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I haven't read back through the previous posts,...

I haven't read back through the previous posts, but I think from memory that there were comments that the bevels were a bit wider than normal, and in terms of proportion, yes, they probably...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ron, please read this as opinion only, yes, it is...

Ron, please read this as opinion only, yes, it is an educated opinion that is based upon handling thousands of keris and having been in contact with keris and keris collectors, as well as general...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Ron. So, the hilt at least has been in...

Thanks Ron.

So, the hilt at least has been in the hands of somebody who has needed to improve upon what he had.

Looking at the final pic of the gonjo top, it seems that the gonjo was made...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Agreed. We really do need to see the blade bare,...

Agreed. We really do need to see the blade bare, this may not give us any more than we already have, but there are so many vague areas with this keris that every bit of clarification helps.

It is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I feel that what we might see in the sirah...

David, I feel that what we might see in the sirah cecak is that the layer of pamor has been taken back to leave just that odd looking island in the middle.

Ron, has the crack in the lower part of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, please accept my apologies for making this...

Kai, please accept my apologies for making this matter more difficult than it need be.

The blade of the keris under discussion bears characteristics that make it utterly impossible to be classified...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm having a little bit of difficulty in...

I'm having a little bit of difficulty in understanding exactly where this discussion is going, and I would appreciate it if somebody could clarify for me the following:-

1) Do we accept that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is a keris.

This is a keris.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th November 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kacip made of pamor are new, when these appear to...

Kacip made of pamor are new, when these appear to be old, they have been processed to make them appear thus. They started to appear when prices went crazy on these things a few years ago. These pamor...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th November 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kacip

What we have here are Javanese betel nut scissors.

They are called "kacip".

The blades are steel, the handles are silver, they are no longer made, they are ridiculously expensive, and the value of...
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