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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2022, 08:51 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
You're welcome Marco.

You're welcome Marco.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2022, 04:28 AM
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Views: 760
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Rick, it works like this, let's say you start...

Yes Rick, it works like this, let's say you start with 2 pieces of iron & one piece of nickel, so you put the nickel in between the 2 bits of iron & then you take the weld, OK, then bend that iron +...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2022, 12:18 AM
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Views: 760
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not to my eye Marco, but you can call it this if...

Not to my eye Marco, but you can call it this if you wish, the difference between ngulit semangko & wos wutah is only one of pamor layering, NS is fewer layers & broader layers, WW & its sub-variants...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2022, 09:30 PM
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Views: 760
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Good to see you on board OL. Dhapur & pamor...

Good to see you on board OL.

Dhapur & pamor change their names from place to place & time to time.

Most collectors use Central Javanese terminology for pamor, but dhapur is probably better...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th September 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, it is not just the seizure factor, there...

David, it is not just the seizure factor, there are very heavy penalties involved for both the sender & receiver of ivory that has been sent without the proper documentation. And where seizure occurs...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th September 2022, 01:19 PM
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Views: 787
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The gambar is the top section of the scabbard, in...

The gambar is the top section of the scabbard, in this case the part with script upon it.

The hilt certainly does look like ivory, but if this keris was imported into another country from England...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th September 2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot give any opinion upon the "significance"...

I cannot give any opinion upon the "significance" of this keris. "Significant" is not an objective concept, it depends upon factors that are either difficult or impossible to assess.

However I can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,693
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm sorry Gavin, but I don't really understand...

I'm sorry Gavin, but I don't really understand what you mean.

What I can see is the von Sulz keris with its slightly unusual form, and the two sections of keris that you have posted with nothing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,693
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your comment Gavin. When you...

Thank you for your comment Gavin.

When you say that some Sulawesi keris have a profile similar to the stone carving that has a chip, I have never seen this, could you perhaps post an image of one...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I would prefer to reserve my opinion in...

David, I would prefer to reserve my opinion in respect of Sid's keris, there is nothing I wish to add to what is already very clear from what this thread contains.

Yes, the way in which the rondha...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 09:58 PM
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Views: 1,430
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry Gustav, I misunderstood what you wrote, in...

Sorry Gustav, I misunderstood what you wrote, in truth, I just skimmed your text and looked at the images. I have handled quite a few Djeno keris, and less keris by Sungkowo, but looking at the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That is a very useful contribution Gustav, I...

That is a very useful contribution Gustav, I tried to do something similar myself, but I have not had the time to look for suitable photos.

Apart from the enormous difference in the way these two...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gavin, in respect of physical confrontations,...

Gavin, in respect of physical confrontations, every scholar I have ever known has been a committed disciple of Indiana Jones.

On the other hand, face off a practitioner of any of the forms of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th August 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know precise etiquette way, way back,...

I do not know precise etiquette way, way back, nor for every kraton,but thinking in terms of second half 19th century through to today, and the Surakarta Karaton, swords, ie, pedang, were legitimate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2022, 10:12 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, Jawa.

Yes, Jawa.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By A. G. Maisey
These types of keris are outside my area of...

These types of keris are outside my area of interest now, but a long time ago they were very much of interest to me.

Back in the 1980's I used to attend the gunshows in eastern Australia, I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga -- yes, a "pakem" is a guide book, we have...

Jaga -- yes, a "pakem" is a guide book, we have all sorts of pakems, even pakems about cooking.

The Surakarta guidebook relating to keris is directed at very high level keris, kraton keris, in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Any keris with a longish gandhik has either...

Any keris with a longish gandhik has either "kebo" or "mahisa" (maesa) as a part of the name, both words (there are spelling variations) mean "kerbau", "water buffalo", just different language...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gandhik?

Gandhik?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If it did not have luk, what might it be?

If it did not have luk, what might it be?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your further comments Rasdan. ...

Thank you for your further comments Rasdan.

Bahasa Indonesia and Modern Malay are to a large degree mutually intelligible, but Modern Malay was preceded by Classical Malay, which was in common...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Rasdan, what I have written is an over-view, it...

Rasdan, what I have written is an over-view, it is taken from a lot of notes made during a phone conversation, & compressed into something short enough and direct enough to be read quickly without...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In post #46 I wrote that I was unable to provide...

In post #46 I wrote that I was unable to provide a clear explanation of "taksu", last night I took steps to remedy this deficiency and made a very long phone call to a lady I know in Bali who is an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2022, 01:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you David & Rasdan for your comments. ...

Thank you David & Rasdan for your comments.

Rasdan, I'm not sure that the "essence" of the keris remains the same in both societies, but I do think that the "roots" remain the same.

I tend to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,499
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Its probably about time i added a few titles to...

Its probably about time i added a few titles to it Rick.
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