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Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2020, 02:13 AM
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If I remember correctly Apollo was an archer...

If I remember correctly Apollo was an archer also, he and Artemis were twins after all. Besides real arrows his arrows in the Iliad were disease.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,194
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Edward Frey identifies the style of selut on this...

Edward Frey identifies the style of selut on this blade as Malacca cup style. "A deep cup with a thin wall usually crafted to resemble a budding flower or a leafy cup....This type of fitting is found...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Interested Party
Alan and David thank you for your time and input...

Alan and David thank you for your time and input :)

Mr. Maisey thanks for the tips I will put them into my arsenal. Attached to this reply are better quality photos of the blade I hope. I grew up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By Interested Party
Engravings

Congratulations. It is an interesting blade. Can anyone tell me about the age and method of this type of engraving? Except for the lion these engravings have a stimpled look. Is the stimple the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Interested Party
Before and during the repairs.

Before pictures. The glue up. And a picture of the "74."
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Interested Party
Janggelan Hilt

It has been quiet so I thought I would post this very worn keris and see what the group has to say. It was in very bad condition so I have been using it to learn about restoration of keris. I know...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd October 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Interested Party
Could these horn pieces be repairs? Both the...

Could these horn pieces be repairs? Both the buntut and the joint the wranka are areas that are frequently stressed.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Interested Party
Are the hilts called sandang walikat because the...

Are the hilts called sandang walikat because the hilt profile is triangular like the scabbard? Would Sanjen's post #43 of this thread,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. The seller lightened the photos?

Interesting. The seller lightened the photos?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 05:28 PM
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Views: 5,153
Posted By Interested Party
Marius, thanks for the feedback. It looked to me...

Marius, thanks for the feedback. It looked to me like that was a possibility, but it is hard sometimes to make an objective judgement on a subjective subject especially when you own the item in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By Interested Party
This was a sellers picture. Hopefully it is ok to...

This was a sellers picture. Hopefully it is ok to post. Different light, different angle. Note the traces of blue on the D guard. It is on both sides. Verdigris, paint, or enamel? Sorry for bugging...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By Interested Party
I hoped this would show up on the site. It looked...

I hoped this would show up on the site. It looked like a converted bayonet but as mentioned before the cross section was wrong. Then there the snake motif to make matters more confusing. Then I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd September 2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Interested Party
Is sandang walikat derived from kocet kocetan?...

Is sandang walikat derived from kocet kocetan? The first two pictures particularly brought that to mind.

These North Carolina swap meets tend to be quite the happening place.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,153
Posted By Interested Party
Answer to my own question

Rolland M had the answer to how to use sodium persulfate in a 2015 thread. "For pattern welded steel I preferably use sodium persulfate (fine etch crystal), 20 Gramm in 100 mL distilled water (~70°C...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st September 2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,992
Posted By Interested Party
Would the text I'm looking for be; Keris Hilts:...

Would the text I'm looking for be; Keris Hilts: Small Masterpieces from Indonesia,[I]The Fantastic World of the Indonesian Keris Hilts[I], or are there other titles in Jean's bibliography I haven't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By Interested Party
Is Jero Gede ever represented in Balinese hilts?

Is Jero Gede ever represented in Balinese hilts?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By Interested Party
What feature makes the figure Bayu? There isn't a...

What feature makes the figure Bayu? There isn't a gazelle or a double pendant. Is the flower/globe enough by itself or is it the mystery object in his other hand a tell? The second hand isn't making...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,910
Posted By Interested Party
Anthony I apologize. I misread the previous posts...

Anthony I apologize. I misread the previous posts and would very much like to believe that many of our members have this kind of talent coming straight off the couch.

I am not an expert on anything...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,194
Posted By Interested Party
Thank you Jean. How does one tell the difference?...

Thank you Jean. How does one tell the difference? Is it the presence of a lata in the op example?

Is the study of the keris is a game of cultural relativism and that if one is not native to a keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By Interested Party
...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26140

A starting point. I would love to know more as well.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,910
Posted By Interested Party
All I can say is wow! To my understanding you...

All I can say is wow! To my understanding you made the dress, does that include the pendok as well? I hope my upcoming question barrage of my impressions isn't bad manners or overwhelming. I really...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th September 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,194
Posted By Interested Party
I do need to pick up books authored by our...

I do need to pick up books authored by our members. So much to read out there.

Jean, you mentioned a Bugis type scabbard. In modern terminology how does that differ from what Gardner called a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th September 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,167
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting, today I stumbled onto the tidbit...

Interesting, today I stumbled onto the tidbit that brown rice contains more arsenic than white rice. I wonder if that means arsenic would be most concentrated in the bran? In addition rices from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th September 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By Interested Party
Lombok book?

Lombok book?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Interested Party
How do older hilts differ in the hand from modern...

How do older hilts differ in the hand from modern ones? Do the older hilts move the balance to or away from the point? Or do the modern hilts have a twisty, insecure feel in the hand? Is it a...
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