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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:25 PM
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Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Kinary. I agree with Rick,...

Welcome to the forum Kinary.
I agree with Rick, better photos are vital especially if you are interested in exactly how this particular hilt was created.
I do know that such hilts are not always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,220
Posted By David
I agree Ian. What i did find relevant about the...

I agree Ian. What i did find relevant about the blog article was that it had a martial arts perspective and spoke about the Sarimanok as being used as a symbol of resistance against the Spanish. But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 07:35 PM
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Views: 6,220
Posted By David
I am arguing nothing here Kai, simply presenting...

I am arguing nothing here Kai, simply presenting information for consideration. That is why i said that these images "seem to help establish" rather than "here is the evidence that this is true." ;)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,220
Posted By David
When i search for "Sarimanok hilt" i...

When i search for "Sarimanok hilt" i find a good number of hits lead me to these very old (10-13 century) gold hilts. I do not believe these swords were kris per se, but this does seem to help...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By David
Sorry Alan, when i said "industrial" i...

Sorry Alan, when i said "industrial" i was thinking of lab quality white arsenic. I actually didn't realize there is a separate kind of arsenic like you describe. The white lab quality stuff is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By David
Perhaps i am picking at hairs here Ian, but Ron...

Perhaps i am picking at hairs here Ian, but Ron has not proposed the Sarimanok refers to this mythological bird. That much is pretty well established. It is also pretty well established that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By David
Well, i do believe that fruit acids will reveal...

Well, i do believe that fruit acids will reveal the pattern somewhat, but not to the extent that staining the blade will. There are numerous alternatives to warangan, some traditional (i believe if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By David
Hi Amuk. I do hope you are not going to just drop...

Hi Amuk. I do hope you are not going to just drop photos and run again. I believe a number of questions were asked earlier in this thread which you never returned to answer. You say that if your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By David
I do believe it is fair to say that the currently...

I do believe it is fair to say that the currently accepted method of care for Bugis keris in general does not include warangan treatment. And we must, of course, carefully define here what we mean...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By David
I changed the title for you Ridho. :)

I changed the title for you Ridho. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By David
As Rick suggested in another thread, we need...

As Rick suggested in another thread, we need better photgraphs.
Also, i would not use the word "fake" to describe newer keris unless they are being presented to you as antiques. Even then the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By David
I do agree with Rick, though some improvements...

I do agree with Rick, though some improvements can be made in photoshop. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By David
While this may or may not be the intention of the...

While this may or may not be the intention of the maker it is still a mythological creature which is outside the sphere of Javanese iconography, so still a fantasy piece if you will. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By David
I think what we can now see shows why you...

I think what we can now see shows why you identified this figures as Singo rather than Naga. They have front legs and paws, not a feature generally shown on Naga. They also seem to have manes. Then...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By David
Yes Ridho, these are better photos in that they...

Yes Ridho, these are better photos in that they are not shaky and blurry, but they are a bit too dark to show the details well. I hope you don't mind that i lightened one up for better viewing.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By David
A shame about that poor little mendak. But that...

A shame about that poor little mendak. But that is probably the easiest thing to replace on any keris.
Your handle is not particularly modern. It is an ornamental design common in Madura/East Jawa...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By David
Thanks for sharing Ridho. Just in case members...

Thanks for sharing Ridho.
Just in case members missed it, Ridho also started a dedicated thread to this particular keris so responses to it would probably be more useful and appropriate there.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By David
Paul, i have this hilt's exact twin. So exact...

Paul, i have this hilt's exact twin. So exact that it would seem that these were perhaps casts and probably came out of the same workshop.
We had a discussion some time ago about what folks meant...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By David
I don't know Alan. If you look closely at the...

I don't know Alan. If you look closely at the first close up that Anthony provided to show the stones it looks woven to me.
I assume from your comments that there could be some significance to the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By David
Well Gustav, i did begin my post with...

Well Gustav, i did begin my post with "forgive me if i have misinterpreted". Apparently i have. I was working from memory and did not go back to check that past thread. My bad. The memory is, after...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By David
Forgive me Gustav, if i have misinterpreted this...

Forgive me Gustav, if i have misinterpreted this comment, but it seems to be a reference to the two Balinese keris that Alan presented not too long ago. If i am not mistaken, your take on those...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By David
Thank you Alan for presenting the complexity of...

Thank you Alan for presenting the complexity of the matter where simple, definitive answers cannot possibly live. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By David
I believe it does Anthony. This appears to be a...

I believe it does Anthony. This appears to be a decent Bali blade from the late 19th C, though as Jean has pointed it, it does have some damage issues, not just to the tail of the gonjo, but also...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By David
That's my understanding as well.

That's my understanding as well.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By David
Hi Paul. I can't tell for sure from your photos,...

Hi Paul. I can't tell for sure from your photos, but that does look like elongated sogokan to me. Like the "winged" carving i am not sure if they are original to the blade though.
As for the...
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