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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
A slurry is a watery paste. Some people consider...

A slurry is a watery paste. Some people consider it to be unnecessary caution, I do not.

I am very specific with my selection of dishwash liquid:- I specifically use the one that is on the kitchen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That resonates.

That resonates.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:07 AM
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Views: 167
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, a short, pointed comment. Sometimes, very...

Yes, a short, pointed comment.

Sometimes, very rarely, that is all that is necessary.

But the concept of something contained in, or associated with a keris, or anything else for that matter, is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I believe that close examination of the irregular...

I believe that close examination of the irregular area of the hilt will reveal that it is the core material of either bone or de-natured antler.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Isinya !!! Awas!!!!!

Isinya !!!

Awas!!!!!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th January 2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There is a heap of stuff in this Forum on...

There is a heap of stuff in this Forum on cleaning and restoration, I don't know where it is, but maybe David can point you in the right direction, or tell you how to find it.

Apart from that, as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks YS, interesting pictures &...

Thanks YS, interesting pictures & text.

Interesting approach too:- bring the pande to Europe, rather than visit the pande.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd January 2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, as I have written, Basuki is talented, he...

David, as I have written, Basuki is talented, he uses every angle to build his business, and in spite of what he may present, it is a definite business. A little bit of added culture probably makes...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd January 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is pure showmanship Anthony, all staged for...

This is pure showmanship Anthony, all staged for the benefit of the bule audience. This is not the way it really is.

If there is one thing that Basuki Teguh Yuwono is really great at it is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd January 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, it takes less time for a current era maker...

Jean, it takes less time for a current era maker to make keris than it took me.

The first real keris I made was under the supervision of Empu Suparman. That took a total of 2 days to forge using two...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd January 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Forget the idea of "three pieces", just...

Forget the idea of "three pieces", just focus on time to make a forging from which a keris can be carved.

The bulk of time to make a keris with a plain mlumah pamor is in the carving.

Go...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You have done a lot more playing around with this...

You have done a lot more playing around with this than I ever did Thomas. All I ever did was to make what I wanted, or needed, to make, and if the result was satisfactory, which it nearly always was,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Using an envelope --- ie, the "thin...

Using an envelope --- ie, the "thin can" --- is an accepted way of welding a lot of small bits and pieces into one piece of material. I've never used it, I dislike it because I feel it detracts from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, as Thomas has said, power hammers of...

Anthony, as Thomas has said, power hammers of various types are common. I was always going to build myself an "oliver":-

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/518265869590443461/

but it was just another...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Jaga, that's about where I got to, too. I...

Thanks Jaga, that's about where I got to, too.

I thought maybe somebody else had rearranged things a bit and published a new edition, but maybe they just re-arranged it themselves.

My copy has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th January 2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep. That's a tamarind if ever I saw one.

Yep.

That's a tamarind if ever I saw one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, possibly, new, but similar. I've had a look...

Yes, possibly, new, but similar.

I've had a look at some old drawings of Jarot Asem, and it does differ a bit from your "Jarot Asem". Maybe he calls it "Pamor Koncir".
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By A. G. Maisey
tamarind fibre

Anthony, re pamor jarot asem, the craftsman who produces this pamor might perhaps claim to have invented it, but if he did, he is certainly an extremely old man now. I don't know exactly how long...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Antique table cutlery is one of my side...

Antique table cutlery is one of my side interests. I am very far from expert, but I do have more than a little antique cutlery and I use it every day.

Using the Hollander collection as a reference,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The badik hilt form seems to be associated by...

The badik hilt form seems to be associated by many people with the North Coast of Jawa, but the scabbard for these supposedly North Coast badik differs from Paul's, and they all seem to have various...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th January 2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yayasan Damartaji

Yayasan Damartaji is the organisation that provided public access to the Karaton Surakarta Pakem Dhapur that was produced by Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Harya Hadiwijaya, who was a son of the Susuhunan of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Jaga. Actually pretty OK today, they...

Thanks Jaga.

Actually pretty OK today, they promised highly dangerous conditions, but these have not eventuated.

Last Saturday was real bad news though. Didn't touch me, but too close for comfort.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your thoughts Jens. These fires are...

Thanks for your thoughts Jens.

These fires are the worst I've ever seen, maybe the worst since white settlement. They are savage, and they are very extensive. But for those who understand these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your thoughts gentlemen.

Thank you for your thoughts gentlemen.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, Tuban is undoubtedly in East Jawa, it is...

Jean, Tuban is undoubtedly in East Jawa, it is about 100km west of Surabaya, but it is also a sea port on the north coast thus it is a coastal town, and in my experience people tend to regard...
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