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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Jean
100 ppb is equivalent to 0.1 PPM (part per...

100 ppb is equivalent to 0.1 PPM (part per million) so a very very low concentration. Even if the arsenic content in the rice water is higher than in the rice itself, I doubt it very much that it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jean
My own appreciation: Quite good cleaning results,...

My own appreciation: Quite good cleaning results, some faint traces of rust visible on the sorsoran and ganja, about equivalent of what I get with vinegar but with slightly better pamor contrast.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jean
Not sufficient to give any waragan effect IMO or...

Not sufficient to give any waragan effect IMO or all rice eaters would die in horrible circumstances as arsenic accumulates inside the body :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jean
I don't know Jaga, probably no chemical effect...

I don't know Jaga, probably no chemical effect but getting a more homogeneous slurry? The black colour of the blade seems to indicate the presence of iron sulphide.
And I would say that sulphur and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jean
I know that it is used Alan but I don't...

I know that it is used Alan but I don't understand how it works as both products are basically stable and inert :confused:
However I would propose the following chemical raction chain (just my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jean
My personal experience is quite different from...

My personal experience is quite different from yours Jaga, probably because your blade was in too poor condition for being treated.
I tested citric acid at 10% concentration (100 g of pure citric...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jean
Ouch, I can clearly see the coronavirus effect...

Ouch, I can clearly see the coronavirus effect indeed, beware! :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Jean
Examples of nice Dayak carvings and weavings...

Examples of nice Dayak carvings and weavings...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th March 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jean
Regarding the last book from Vanna: "Kris...

Regarding the last book from Vanna: "Kris hilts, masterpieces of South-East Asian art", she asked me (and probably some Italian collectors also) to help her identifying some very rare pieces from the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th March 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, See the attached pic. I selected the...

Hello Alan,
See the attached pic. I selected the other pic to better show the hairdesss in wayang style.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th March 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, You are right that my figure wears a...

Hello Alan,
You are right that my figure wears a snake around its neck (Bhima being the enemy of the snakes) but I rather identified the figure as Bhima from its dark skin and gada (mace). Have you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th March 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jean
I have no real clues but just submit my personal...

I have no real clues but just submit my personal comments and opinion:
. The blade cleaning is not complete (remaining rust spots) probably because the vinegar is too diluted. I am using undiluted...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th March 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jean
You are correct David, see the attached balinese...

You are correct David, see the attached balinese Bhima figure made from iron wood but I don't know if this hair style is exclusive or not. Your dvarapala picture does not depict Bima but a punakawan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th March 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jean
Yes Alan, I agree and this is why I said:...

Yes Alan, I agree and this is why I said: "According to Martin Kerner...". I came across another possible identification of this figure as Ravana but without solid evidence as well.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jean
According to the late Martin Kerner, the hilt...

According to the late Martin Kerner, the hilt seems to depict Bima (see the hair bun) and I would agree with Marco about the East Java origin.
I hope that you can remove the hilt without breaking it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,185
Posted By Jean
Hello Amuk, A similar hilt to yours fitted on a...

Hello Amuk,
A similar hilt to yours fitted on a new kris from Sumbawa (courtesy of PdV).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By Jean
Hum, I have seen some krisses displayed by this...

Hum, I have seen some krisses displayed by this gentleman in some Indonerian kris books and at kris fairs in Indonesia and my impression was rather mixed, basically I felt that many pieces were...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,185
Posted By Jean
Hello Amuk, Thank you for the pic of this...

Hello Amuk,
Thank you for the pic of this interesting piece again! Some comments or questions please:
. The blade looks much older that the hilt and scabbard. This type of hilt is apparently made in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Jean
I agree with Marco. I placed a bid on this piece...

I agree with Marco.
I placed a bid on this piece but lost... :mad:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Jean
This type of problem occurred to me several times...

This type of problem occurred to me several times with parcels from Indonesia.
The damage to your scabbard is very severe but IMO and if there was no blade inside, I would agree with Fedex that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th February 2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Jean
I agree with David. According to the EK there is...

I agree with David. According to the EK there is a dapur Balebang type with 5 luks incuding a kembang kacang, lambe gajah, pejetan, tikel alis, twin sogokan, and sraweyan, but it is not mentioned in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th February 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Jean
5 luks and not 3? :confused: This dapur could be...

5 luks and not 3? :confused: This dapur could be identified as Balebang according to the EK.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,880
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, You can see a specimen of iron selut...

Hello Alan,
You can see a specimen of iron selut in my post #8.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By Jean
Hi Apolaki, I agree with Kai about the low...

Hi Apolaki,
I agree with Kai about the low quality of the blade but I enlarged the pic of the base of the blade (sorsoran) and it seems that the pejetan (cavity on the gandik side of the blade)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By Jean
The Bayu style hilt is of standard quality, not...

The Bayu style hilt is of standard quality, not so good but not so bad IMO.
The old blade seems to miss its gonjo, and the recent scabbard is in approximate serengatan style. :)
Regards
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