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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By David
Well of course not Alan. That is why i stated in...

Well of course not Alan. That is why i stated in post #9 "I am not sure that the prohibition against commoners wearing gold extended to places like Jawa, Bali and Sumatra, at least not as a general...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By David
Well Alan, i like to think about those that don't...

Well Alan, i like to think about those that don't really understand keris as well. :) That and the fact that as time goes on it seems to me that there are less and less people who really understand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Ghazi. I do have a...

Welcome to the forum Ghazi. I do have a suggestion for you on this. Show us your pieces one by one in separate threads. It's nice and impressive to show off large parts of your collection, but it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By David
I am not sure that the prohibition against...

I am not sure that the prohibition against commoners wearing gold extended to places like Jawa, Bali and Sumatra, at least not as a general rule. Perhaps someone has more information on these areas....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By David
I think that might be an abbreviation for...

I think that might be an abbreviation for Tjikeroeh. Nice sword. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By David
Roland, i am not sure what permanent would be...

Roland, i am not sure what permanent would be since none of us are, but i can assure you that in my lifetime none of the blades i have activated have ever lost their magnetism, even many years later....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By David
Bingo! Thanks Willem, that's the one. :)

Bingo! Thanks Willem, that's the one. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By David
Every single one of my keris has a magnetic...

Every single one of my keris has a magnetic charge Wayne. If it isn't already activated it can easily be done simply by holding the tip of the blade to a strong magnet for a few seconds. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By David
Well, i'm no "expert", but i see no...

Well, i'm no "expert", but i see no reason not to accept this as an indigenous Indonesian blade. I know we have seen this form before, but i just can't find the thread yet. I'll keep searching....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th February 2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,345
Posted By David
Here is another keris monument from the...

Here is another keris monument from the International Islamic University Malaysia.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By David
Aside from the name issue Alan, how old would you...

Aside from the name issue Alan, how old would you say this hilt form might be? You you have any idea approximately when it may have first appeared?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By David
Thanks for the addition input Hartadi...and the...

Thanks for the addition input Hartadi...and the beautiful silver example! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th February 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By David
Well Roland, feel free to post photos of this...

Well Roland, feel free to post photos of this keris if you choose, but i would not get your hopes up that your keris has a court origin based solely upon any tiny remains of red color on your sheath.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By David
Thanks for sharing your ideas Alan. I see the...

Thanks for sharing your ideas Alan. I see the logic in your possible explanation, though certainly won't consider it a definitive answer. But your kind of critical thinking was what i was trying to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By David
Thanks for reviving that thread Gustav. I had...

Thanks for reviving that thread Gustav. I had forgotten about it and for some reason did not see it when i was reviewing the archives on the subject. As you might image, my thinking seems most in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By David
Thanks for your response Jean. I am sorry to...

Thanks for your response Jean. I am sorry to press you here, but why, exactly does it seem valid to you as a depiction of the veiled Durga or Calon Arang/ Rangda. When i search for images of Durga...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By David
Soooooo....95 views and not a single reply. Is it...

Soooooo....95 views and not a single reply. Is it that folks consider this a dead end or that they feel everything has been said that can be said? I still find this hilt form to be one full of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By David
Bali Wadon(?) Hilt

I know we have discussed these hilts before, however, it's been more than 5 years since our last serious discussion and in that time we have all had opportunity for gaining more knowledge as well as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By David
I cannot attest to the accuracy of this site, but...

I cannot attest to the accuracy of this site, but an explanation of the rencong handhold is given...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By David
Interesting dagger. Looks copper to me and...

Interesting dagger. Looks copper to me and certainly has some age (i'd say at least pre-WWII. I have heard of the use of copper blades to strike at subjects that are supposedly magically protected...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By David
Well, unless you're THIS guy... :eek: ;)

Well, unless you're THIS guy... :eek: ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By David
Very nice indeed. :)

Very nice indeed. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By David
Thanks Ron. I was writing quickly. The name has...

Thanks Ron. I was writing quickly. The name has been corrected.
On basing our dating sole upon Cato's ideas i wholly agree. Simply because there is only one fairly comprehensive book on the subject...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By David
Col. J.T. Van Orsdale circa 1906. He died in 1921.

Col. J.T. Van Orsdale circa 1906. He died in 1921.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By David
Too bad. I always wonder when i see keris like...

Too bad. I always wonder when i see keris like this without a sheath. You would have thought the previous owner would have been able to appropriately dress it.
The hilt seems very much a Bali style,...
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