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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 692
Posted By David
You ask some very valid questions here, both Jens...

You ask some very valid questions here, both Jens and Alan. How do we define the term "research". I generally attempt to find out what i can about any keris i collect, but i'm not sure it is fair to...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By David
So sorry to hear this. Thanks for posting the sad...

So sorry to hear this. Thanks for posting the sad news.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By David
So sorry to hear this. Thanks for posting the sad...

So sorry to hear this. Thanks for posting the sad news.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By David
The swastika is a very ancient symbol with a long...

The swastika is a very ancient symbol with a long history of positive application throughout the world, from India to the Americas. It is generally a symbol of solar power, whirling energies, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By David
Right?!! It certainly is an interesting...

Right?!! It certainly is an interesting variation. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By David
I did a real quick internet search and in less...

I did a real quick internet search and in less just a couple of minutes i found 3 old examples of similar style pendokok on panjang hilts. Interestingly they are all similar hilt forms to mine, so i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By David
Frankly i am not so concerned with the pendokok...

Frankly i am not so concerned with the pendokok itself. As i stated, it fits very nicely to the hilt when pushed up to it and i feel fairly certain that it has been with this blade for a long time...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By David
And yes, before anyone mentions it i am aware...

And yes, before anyone mentions it i am aware that close-ups of the blade base show some surface rust. It has already been taken care of. Interestingly, this rust wasn't really noticeable until i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By David
Keris Panjang

Well, many of you probably notice that i don't post too many keris from my personal collection here. Not the blades at least. I tend to think of them as my children and just as an over protective...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By David
Well, the images aren't really large enough for...

Well, the images aren't really large enough for be to come to any real conclusion on your theory on this blade Jean. The lack of harmonious flow is not unusual in keris, only a sign of a less adept...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 5th July 2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By David
The addresses are working fine. You just didn't...

The addresses are working fine. You just didn't properly create "hot" links that you can just click on, but if you copy & paste these addresses they do take you to the proper pages. I will have a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By David
Green, you would not likely see keris in museums...

Green, you would not likely see keris in museums presented in the way Jean's stained blade is because it is not generally the practice of museums to restore a keris, but rather to conserve it, to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By David
Green, it's not even just a matter of old or new,...

Green, it's not even just a matter of old or new, though that is obviously a factor. Since you live in Malaysia you must know that the country that is Indonesia is made up of numerous cultures with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By David
The surface of a keris is a somewhat region...

The surface of a keris is a somewhat region custom Green. Bali keris traditionally have a smooth polished finish.This tradition was actually inherited from early Javanese keris and if you look at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By David
I agree, not a tombak.

I agree, not a tombak.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By David
Better photos would be helpful including...

Better photos would be helpful including close-ups. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By David
Max, i am really not quite certain of the origin...

Max, i am really not quite certain of the origin of your keris panjang, but please be aware that simply because a keris is found in Thailand does not necessarily mean that it originated there. :)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By David
I believe the idea of the keris panjang being an...

I believe the idea of the keris panjang being an executioner's keris is a bit of a myth or at least an exaggeration. The panjang, as i understand it, is a status piece, to be held by those of rank...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By David
I think the real difference here Ron is that your...

I think the real difference here Ron is that your blade looks 100% Moro while this most certainly does not.
Again, i hate to make too many judgements based on this one unclear photo, but the iron...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By David
They do both look like nice blades. Not something...

They do both look like nice blades. Not something that i would find very interesting for my own collection, but i can see why they might attract others.
Also a shame that the Prussian hilted one has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,797
Posted By David
I cannot remember the source, but i do seem to...

I cannot remember the source, but i do seem to recall in discussions around keris the idea that a non-ferric blade could be used for magickal purposes, or rather, to get around protective magick on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By David
Do you have any thoughts on the origins of the...

Do you have any thoughts on the origins of the blade Alan?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By David
hmmmm....i am afraid that very little of this...

hmmmm....i am afraid that very little of this blade looks either Bugis or Peninsula to me, especially when you look specifically at the kembang kacang and the greneng, though this is a tough photo to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By David
I am curious to hear what defines this as a Bugis...

I am curious to hear what defines this as a Bugis blade for people. What characteristics of the blade make it specifically Bugis for you?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By David
Good pint on the pesi Detlef. I hadn't noticed...

Good pint on the pesi Detlef. I hadn't noticed that and it was one of the reasons i was seeing more Javanese influence in this blade and thought Sumatra might be an origin. But that opinion could be...
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