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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th April 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By GIO
What about mendak ?

What about mendak ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By GIO
May I propose an alternative view? This...

May I propose an alternative view?
This "hilt" well represents an abstract form of art. It could have been carved by Picasso some 80 years ago. Please refer to the worldwide known painting...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By GIO
Alan, I fully agree with you. I didn't take into...

Alan, I fully agree with you. I didn't take into consideration the small size which could be evaluated in relation with the size of the hilt. Such small size would have made impossible to carve the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,404
Posted By GIO
Sorry my previous interpretation was wrong. See...

Sorry my previous interpretation was wrong. See the pics for possible explanation.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By GIO
This is a blade left at an intermediate phase of...

This is a blade left at an intermediate phase of manufacturing. The pesi has still to be rounded, the lower part of the blade to be formed and the ganja inserted. You may refer to "The world of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th February 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,404
Posted By GIO
IMHO such deeply carved base has the purpose of...

IMHO such deeply carved base has the purpose of fitting a keris hilt to a pestel for betel nut breaking.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,509
Posted By GIO
I always take locks off, as often rust remains...

I always take locks off, as often rust remains unseen inside the mechanism. If possible I also dismount completely the locks, eliminate rust and protect all inner parts with grease or oil.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By GIO
Compared with other kampilans, the hilt of the...

Compared with other kampilans, the hilt of the big one seems reversed. I am no expert at all and would like to know if there is a rule about placing these hilts. Thanks
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,932
Posted By GIO
I think that the brown stripe has nothing to do...

I think that the brown stripe has nothing to do with age. It was certainly already present in the exterior layer of ivory when the poor elephant was still alive.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,932
Posted By GIO
IMVHO the hilt is not ivory but buffalo horn. The...

IMVHO the hilt is not ivory but buffalo horn. The tranlucent aspect occurs frequently in such material. A hilt with same material and very similar color was shown recently on ebay. As to the origin I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,226
Posted By GIO
[QUOTE=Cerjak]Dear Fernando. the cannon has a...

[QUOTE=Cerjak]Dear Fernando.
the cannon has a very deep patina and it is difficult to be certain if it's iron or bronze.


You can try with a magnet
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By GIO
Hi Jean here a better pic of my keris, if it may...

Hi Jean
here a better pic of my keris, if it may help
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By GIO
Many thanks, Jean and Alan, for the kind and...

Many thanks, Jean and Alan, for the kind and complete explanation. And yes, I find my keris very similar to Jean's for what dapur is concerned. I suppose, as said in my opening post, that such pamor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By GIO
864 layers ? Not likely: either 512 or 1024 !

864 layers ? Not likely: either 512 or 1024 !
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th September 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By GIO
Here it is

Here it is
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By GIO
Keris origin

Photo follows
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By GIO
keris origin

Would it be possible to identify the origin of this kris ? It has a rather disproportionate base part and an ULER LULUT pamor which made me suppose a Balinese origin. On the other hand overall size...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By GIO
Yes, I agree. Now the image is much more...

Yes, I agree. Now the image is much more detailed. Also the letters are clearly EVA.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By GIO
To me the animal seems more like a donkey. As to...

To me the animal seems more like a donkey.
As to the letters they could read RVA or SVA. The first letter is not clear.
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By GIO
This type of gun has a so-called "pinfire...

This type of gun has a so-called "pinfire lock". This mechanism was in use in the second half of the XIX cent. Though employed in the same era as the center fire cartridges, it could be considered a...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By GIO
Aluminium rivets ?

Aluminium rivets ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,606
Posted By GIO
My opinion is that there was the need to dress a...

My opinion is that there was the need to dress a bare blade and somebody carved a rough hilt in an approximate Java style. As to the scabbard it probably was also roughly made for another blade,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,217
Posted By GIO
Always Mughal

Always Mughal
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,174
Posted By GIO
The stones attached to the metal cup (called...

The stones attached to the metal cup (called MENDAK) are most probably made of glass. At the best low quality natural stones.
The blade is very well preserved. I would estimate that it has much less...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,714
Posted By GIO
At the end I found it. It is called FLIEGE in...

At the end I found it. It is called FLIEGE in German, therefore FLY in English.
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