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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By GIO
Thanks Vandoo and Battara for your comments.

Thanks Vandoo and Battara for your comments.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By GIO
Mandau for comments

I am not an expert in mandaus and would like to have your opinion.
As you can see the scabbard is in bad conditions but still has a palm leaf pocket for the pisau raut, which seems good. Blade is too...
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By GIO
Yes, Fernando. Sorry for not having been clear.

Yes, Fernando. Sorry for not having been clear.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By GIO
The proof mark is from Liege and was utilized...

The proof mark is from Liege and was utilized from 1846 to 1893.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By GIO
First World War ??

First World War ??
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By GIO
Very very sorry. Our whole community will miss...

Very very sorry. Our whole community will miss him.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By GIO
The blade is heavily corroded, but I would in any...

The blade is heavily corroded, but I would in any case give it a cleaning to eliminate rust and prevent further distruction. The scabbard is very interesting but the manufacture is rather rough.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By GIO
My words "good condition" mean that,...

My words "good condition" mean that, after reading what Athanase wrote, I expected to see an almost destroyed blade, corroded and full of rust.
You shall agree that the blade at least has no missing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By GIO
I think this keris is from Madura, the gunungan...

I think this keris is from Madura, the gunungan type hilt is crudely carved and could be elephant or marine ivory. The blade seems in good condition, shows the pamor and could easily be cleaned and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th March 2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By GIO
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By GIO
Hi Detlef, Many thanks for showing and...

Hi Detlef,
Many thanks for showing and compliments for your fine kerises.
Gio
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By GIO
Gavin, are you sure that your dagger is from...

Gavin, are you sure that your dagger is from Sumatra?
Regards :)[/QUOTE]

Yes, I agree with Jean.
In fact the photo doesn't show much. From what we can see, the scabbard seems Madurese and the hilt...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By GIO
Hi Alan and David, yes, I was referring to...

Hi Alan and David,
yes, I was referring to Panjang type of keris. Sorry for not having well specified that. Moreover I only expessed an opinion since in this part of the world we do not have many...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By GIO
Yes, the molding lines are clearly visible. But I...

Yes, the molding lines are clearly visible. But I am asking myself: is this method really convenient (in terms of cost) if compared with a copy made by any village Smith ? I think that melting iron...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By GIO
Jean, thanks for clarifying. In fact I do not...

Jean, thanks for clarifying. In fact I do not have the book on Bugis keris.
Best regards
Gio
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By GIO
..... I personally would give the scabbard back...

..... I personally would give the scabbard back it's buntut
Detlef[/QUOTE]

Done already
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By GIO
Jean, you mean it is a "tiga warna"...

Jean, you mean it is a "tiga warna" pamor ? I thought it could be a "dwi warna" (ujung gunung & ngulit semangka).
By the way, I have no idea of what a timpalaja pamor looks like. Maybe similar to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By GIO
Many thanks David and Jean

Many thanks David and Jean
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By GIO
Keris for comment. Part 3

Very sorry. I had problems in resizing the photos.
Trying again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By GIO
I believe that the weapons used by women in...

I believe that the weapons used by women in battles were the same used by men. Weapons made specifically for women for self defence are small daggers (including tantos in Japan and kerises in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By GIO
Thanks Kai and David for having better developed...

Thanks Kai and David for having better developed my opinions.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By GIO
One more thing: a nice selut would greatly...

One more thing: a nice selut would greatly enhance the aspect and value of this keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By GIO
A nice Sumatran panjang blade, not that old but...

A nice Sumatran panjang blade, not that old but with some age. The tapak kuda hilt very likely horn, which is normally found with this kind of kerises. The scabbard seems of recent manufacture but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,696
Posted By GIO
Another example. This is in the "Musée royal...

Another example. This is in the "Musée royal de l'Armèe" - Bruxelles
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th October 2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,200
Posted By GIO
I purchased this Balinese keris holder...

I purchased this Balinese keris holder representing Twalen some 25 years ago from an Italian guy coming back from a voyage in the Far East. I know nothing more
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