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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Jean
Among European collectors this style of wrongko...

Among European collectors this style of wrongko is said to have "hanging ears" on the sides.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Jean
May we know on which basis? Certainly an old...

May we know on which basis? Certainly an old blade but....
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Jean
Like Detlef, I also know the name capil for this...

Like Detlef, I also know the name capil for this type of warangka, I learned it from a well-known kris collector & seller from Surabaya. However this specimen is peculiar because of the carved...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Jean
I understand David but for me it is important to...

I understand David but for me it is important to try to know whether these short blades fitted on Balinese / Lombok krisses are original or not (dealer's montage). They may be older blades as you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Jean
The sampir is designed for a ganja kelap...

The sampir is designed for a ganja kelap lintah... :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Jean
Mismatched blade and scabbard?

Mismatched blade and scabbard?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Jean
Few observations & questions but not...

Few observations & questions but not conclusions about Athanase's kris:
. The sunggingan sampir appears quite recently painted?
. Yes, the blade has some Bali/ Lombok features such as the twin lambe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Jean
Nice old kris, congratulations! The blade is very...

Nice old kris, congratulations!
The blade is very short as compared to the scabbard and has a worn leaf pamor (Blarak Ngirid or similar?). I am curious to know the opinions from the members about its...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 24th February 2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Jean
Dear members, The second edition of the book was...

Dear members,
The second edition of the book was published few weeks ago and most copies were sold but few are still available for the interested collectors. Due to the limited number of copies I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and I fully agree. Regards

Thank you Alan and I fully agree.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Jean
Alan and GC, Thank you for the very interesting...

Alan and GC,
Thank you for the very interesting discussion! In order to illustrate the subject for the non-specialists, are you able to show us a specimen of a blade with wesi pulen, although I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th February 2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Jean
AFAIK Pangeran (Prince) Sendang Sedayu (also...

AFAIK Pangeran (Prince) Sendang Sedayu (also called empu Supa?) was a famous empu from the Majapahit period.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th February 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Jean
Hello, I frankly do not know this term but may be...

Hello,
I frankly do not know this term but may be Alan will be aware about it.
Could you please show us a picture of a blade with such a pamor?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By Jean
Frankly I found this paper interesting but some...

Frankly I found this paper interesting but some descriptions are not clear, for instance:
. The description of pendok slorok in page 123
. The mention of "galvanising" process in pages 127 & 128
The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Jean
Athanase, did you check if the slot in the...

Athanase, did you check if the slot in the scabbard was recently cut or not? This will indicate if the blade and scabbard are originally matching or not.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Jean
Yes, probably indeed, the pendok needs to be...

Yes, probably indeed, the pendok needs to be moved-up by about 6-7 mm and ground on the 2 sides because of the curvature of the gambar to pendok joint. The top left flower of the decoration motif may...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Jean
I agree with Alan, this is a beautiful old kris,...

I agree with Alan, this is a beautiful old kris, few minor comments:
. the angle of the pesi & hilt does not perfectly match with the base of the blade (see second row of pictures).
. Although the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Jean
Hello David, The fat hilts could be reminiscent...

Hello David,
The fat hilts could be reminiscent of Semar, I have seen several recent hilts depicting Semar with a big belly on the Dutch kris market.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Jean
Yes I agree, and this hilt looks less old than...

Yes I agree, and this hilt looks less old than the kris itself.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Jean
Hello David, The pamor pattern of your blade is...

Hello David,
The pamor pattern of your blade is difficult to identify with some certainty because it is scattered and significantly worn-out. One assumption would be pamor tambal (patch) but I would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd January 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Jean
I notice that the "Supreme God"...

I notice that the "Supreme God" Sanghyang Widhi Wasa (or Acintya) is worshipped during the melasti ritual and shown in the video as engraved on an empty throne. It seems to me that not much is known...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jean
This style of hilt is called rekko in Sulawesi...

This style of hilt is called rekko in Sulawesi and is also found in East Sumatra, see a similar specimen.
I am curious to see the blade condition after cleaning as it is severely worn-out and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,899
Posted By Jean
[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey] I do not know why your use...

[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]
I do not know why your use of WD40 did not produce satisfactory results, and if you have no confidence in WD40 for whatever reason, it is best that you do not use it, but WD40...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,899
Posted By Jean
A long but very educative post Alan, thanks! :) I...

A long but very educative post Alan, thanks! :)
I am using either Ballistol or WD40 sprays for avoiding blade rusting and it works very well, contrary to the traditional scented oils. If I remember...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Jean
Hello Arjuna, The warangka is in ladrang capu...

Hello Arjuna,
The warangka is in ladrang capu style from Solo and not Pajajaran IMO, and the "coat of arms" is rather rustic. The blade is old, the dapur is Sempana Panjul or Bungkem and the worn-out...
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