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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 03:02 AM
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Posted By David
Alan, i am taking into account that English is...

Alan, i am taking into account that English is not Green's first language, so when he asked "What does M. Dg Patompo means?" and it obviously looks like a person's name i am going to make the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 81
Posted By David
That is all very useful information Alan. But if...

That is all very useful information Alan.
But if i might draw everyone's attention to this link of TRADITION, ISLAM, AND REBELLION: SOUTH SULAWESI 1950-1965
HARVEY, BARBARA...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 81
Posted By David
Rick, your configuration puts the disc-like piece...

Rick, your configuration puts the disc-like piece in a different position. It does look awkward in Green's ensemble and i think maybe someone re-assembled it incorrectly. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 81
Posted By David
There is an address in Makassar, Jalan H. M Dg....

There is an address in Makassar, Jalan H. M Dg. Patompo, Makassar, though there is also an author by the same or similar name and the address (a road perhaps) may have been named after him. I think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th October 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By David
It does seem to be a similar demon creature Josh....

It does seem to be a similar demon creature Josh. It seems yours was intended to hold something in both hands, though to does not look like the opening is wide enough to accommodate the width of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th October 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By David
The size looks right and i don't know what else...

The size looks right and i don't know what else the configuration of the beard on this figure is supposed to hold if not a keris. Maybe some other type of weapon? Maybe a parasol?
But from my own...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By David
Well, i've never seen this little fellow before...

Well, i've never seen this little fellow before as a keris holder, but that doesn't really mean anything as i have seen a few rather unique figures employed for the job. I think you should have shown...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By David
"Listen, strange women lying in ponds...

"Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government." LOL :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sprrQ1OLW6g
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd October 2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By David
Thanks for posting this notice. The Tsunami seems...

Thanks for posting this notice. The Tsunami seems to have hit in Sulawesi. Hopeful all of our members and their families are safe.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd October 2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By David
I would need to see better photos, but the blade...

I would need to see better photos, but the blade seems to terminate strangely. I would say it is very possible a shortened blade. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st October 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By David
Well, i have found that is the way it goes with...

Well, i have found that is the way it goes with keris. We are drawn to certain pieces for reasons beyond quality and craft. Your blade does not particularly stand out to me, but for you it is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By David
All my collection is still in boxes, but my very...

All my collection is still in boxes, but my very first kris, the one that began my obsession with blades from this region the eventually migrated to Indonesian keris, has this feature of a sharp luk...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By David
The wrongko looks unusual to me as well, though i...

The wrongko looks unusual to me as well, though i see why you suggest a possible East Jawa origin.
Unusual blade as well. I would not argue against it being puthut, but i wonder if that is its true...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By David
Yes, i would agree that this kris is probably...

Yes, i would agree that this kris is probably early 19th century and possibly even a bit earlier. I have never really liked the term "archaic" that Cato used for the even earlier blades, but this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By David
Charles, this is not what i think of when i use...

Charles, this is not what i think of when i use the term "archaic" as i thought it was proscribed by Cato. I thought those are the thinner style with the deep winding luks. This blade is clearly a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By David
A museum should know better than to call such a...

A museum should know better than to call such a blade like this a "kris", especially the American Museum of Natural History. The kris/keris is a rather specific blade form and i get tired of seeing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By David
Thanks Sirek. I was immediately put in mind of...

Thanks Sirek. I was immediately put in mind of this thread when i saw mteuthof's post, but i couldn't find it. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By David
Well Jean, i agree that this pesi isn't actually...

Well Jean, i agree that this pesi isn't actually "square" which is why i keep referring to it as "squared off".
Your gana example is nice, though the particular photo you posted does not actually...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By David
Yes Paul, i had assumed the greneng are simply...

Yes Paul, i had assumed the greneng are simply worn down over time.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By David
Also wondering what folks think of the...

Also wondering what folks think of the "mendak" in place. It seems too small to refer to as a pendokok. It seems out of place in this ensemble and if this were mine i would probably seek to replace...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By David
I am surprised we aren't getting more comments on...

I am surprised we aren't getting more comments on this squared off pesi. I certainly isn't unheard of, but it is unusual.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By David
Nice example Sirek. I'm not surprised to see no...

Nice example Sirek.
I'm not surprised to see no pamor as that seems normal for most older examples of these.
The squared off pesi seems pretty unusual though.
Is the hilt wood or horn?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd September 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By David
Well, my understanding of traditional East Jawa...

Well, my understanding of traditional East Jawa mendaks is that that they are generally plainer and not usually bejeweled.
I could be wrong, but i would place #18 as Jogyakarta. :shrug:
Of course,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By David
I agree Jean. Here are some mendaks that were...

I agree Jean. Here are some mendaks that were presented here a while back as East Jawa.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By David
I would agree with you Alan, though i am certain...

I would agree with you Alan, though i am certain i form my opinion from a far less informed position. Could you possibly elaborate a little on your opinion here? I think it would be beneficial to all...
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