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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:49 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jens, I do believe this type of weapon would be...

Jens, I do believe this type of weapon would be exceptionally rare, by virtue of the fact that not many men have 20" wrists.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, quite probably Balinese in style. Have a...

Yes, quite probably Balinese in style.

Have a look at the paintings on the ceiling of the Palace of Justice in Klungkung, if you scroll down you'll see them. The paintings depict the rewards...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not doubt for one moment that you are...

I do not doubt for one moment that you are correct Jean, but I think I might have done something like 300 to 600 keris and other small blades during the last 10 years or so, and all I've ever used is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 04:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Nope, leave it there until you have time to do...

Nope, leave it there until you have time to do the followup wash and drench. I only said put it in on Thurs. because I figure it probably only needs a couple of days to clean that surface rust off...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Novan, what you have related seems pretty OK to...

Novan, what you have related seems pretty OK to me, but here is the thing:- if the blade is white and clean with no specks of rust on it immediately after drying, then it is clean.

At that point I...
Forum: Swap Forum Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 75

On Monday 25 June 2018 after 6am Sydney time, Catalogue #75 from Tosanaji should be available for viewing on the Tosanaji website:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/

This catalogue contains 20 keris...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum Yesterday, 01:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 19
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 75

On Monday 25 June 2018 after 6am Sydney time, Catalogue #75 from Tosanaji should be available for viewing on the Tosanaji website:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/

This catalogue contains 20 keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, I am not able to know with any certainty...

Anthony, I am not able to know with any certainty exactly what metal, or for that matter, any other substance is, simply by looking at it. It is even more difficult to know what a substance is just...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd June 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm sorry, I do not have sufficient knowledge in...

I'm sorry, I do not have sufficient knowledge in this specific field to offer a valid opinion.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd June 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Bjorn, understood.

Yes Bjorn, understood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,220
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ian, I do understand that the discussion...

Yes Ian, I do understand that the discussion concerns the shape of the hilt and whether it actually represents a kakatau or a sarimanok.

I have no intention at all of getting involved in this,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,220
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This Sarimanok thing has got me intrigued, but I...

This Sarimanok thing has got me intrigued, but I cannot speak the Maranao language, and since it appears that the Sarimanok first appeared within Maranao culture it is essential that anybody...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bjorn, my comment in post 18 was intended as a...

Bjorn, my comment in post 18 was intended as a general observation, a reference to the nature of the keris, not any sort of reference to any present day situation, nor a reference that had anything...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I didn't manage to damage any blades with ferric...

I didn't manage to damage any blades with ferric chloride Roland, but I never did get a good result from it on anything but new, polished mechanical damascus.

I don't do that sort of work any more,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Novan, I have not yet tried cold blue on any...

No Novan, I have not yet tried cold blue on any blade that has nickel in it.

I have use ferric chloride a lot. Thirty years ago I was very active in custom knifemaking, I made complete knives ---...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, there are several grades of arsenic, the...

Yeah, there are several grades of arsenic, the industrial stuff I used was supposedly the highest industrial grade, but I couldn't get any acceptable result from it. There are industrial uses for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jose, if the people who own this little piece of...

Jose, if the people who own this little piece of culture are anything like a number of other cultures in SE Asia, just maybe this "fantastic bird" --- or whatever --- does not really refer to any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bjorn, re your "bringing together...

Bjorn, re your "bringing together people" remark.

This is a very fitting observation.

The nature of the keris is as a binding agent, in a pusaka keris the binding effect is of the bringing together...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Novan:- going back more than 20 years, most, if...

Novan:- going back more than 20 years, most, if not all, of the warangan that was used in Jawa came from Toko Vera, Pasar Gede, Solo. It was very good quality material and had been obtained prior to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I would suggest that even if the word...

I would suggest that even if the word "sarimanok" --- or whatever equivalent spelling we care to use --- can be understood as "beautiful bird", that perhaps it really does not mean what the direct...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th June 2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I believe we need to consider the fabric that...

I believe we need to consider the fabric that holds the pattern, separately to the light 'canvas' underlay.

You mention silk and you mention the application of gold. Both silk and gold (prada/prodo)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ridho, you sound a little disappointed to...

Ridho, you sound a little disappointed to discover that there is no easy way to learn about the keris.

Why should this surprise you?

There is no short nor easy way to learn about anything,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Rick, I agree 100%. Neutral grey back cloth,...

Yes Rick, I agree 100%.

Neutral grey back cloth, natural light in open shade, light from the south in the Southern Hemisphere, from the north in the Northern Hemisphere, bounce boards to throw light...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ridho, I do appreciate that you are trying to...

Ridho, I do appreciate that you are trying to come to terms with a way in which to estimate blade age, but to the best of my knowledge there is no simple way or quick way or short way of doing this....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th June 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Looks like batik to me.

Looks like batik to me.
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