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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By apolaki
The black stain has spread throughout the blade,...

The black stain has spread throughout the blade, it is like infected the blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By apolaki
Great! What is the ratio you use?

Great! What is the ratio you use?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By apolaki
Hi Marco, I don't access to acid citric. Where...

Hi Marco,

I don't access to acid citric. Where can you get that?

Also, can I use concentrated lemon juice and water? If so, what is the recommended ratio?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th March 2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By apolaki
How do you indicate that this is pamor sanak? I...

How do you indicate that this is pamor sanak? I see the word mentioned several times. From when I cleaned the blade, I could not find any distinct contrasting patterns in the blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th March 2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By apolaki
The reason I thought the keris is now damaged is...

The reason I thought the keris is now damaged is due to the edge. It used to be a straight edge throughout, but now the edges particularly where the black stain is has a serrated/corroded edge look...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th March 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By apolaki
Thanks all, so the steel core is reactive poorly...

Thanks all, so the steel core is reactive poorly to the vinegar. Is the damage irreparable?

I have now taken the keris out of the vinegar bath and placed it in a bicarbonate and water bath (or as we...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th March 2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,835
Posted By apolaki
Black stain spreading on keris during vinegar cleaning

I have a really perplexing dilemma. I gave this keris I posted a long time ago a bath recently in diluted vinegar (originally 5% acidity), but I poured and mixed 2+ cups of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By apolaki
So they are the ones to blame for the...

So they are the ones to blame for the "man-bun?"
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By apolaki
Wow, so that is the proper care of this material....

Wow, so that is the proper care of this material. If it is left mounted on metal pesi, will it crack? Is it the same if it were mounted on an all wood stand? Also, what does the water do? Thanks!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By apolaki
I just applied Mineral oil to my keris after a...

I just applied Mineral oil to my keris after a period of letting WD40 set in the keris.

I just noticed that while it says 100% mineral oil, it also says infused with Vitamin E. The mineral oil is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th March 2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By apolaki
I once had 2 Dayak boat lutes I purchased in...

I once had 2 Dayak boat lutes I purchased in Indonesia shipped to the US. I took them to pos indonesia facility in Jogja and had wooden frames created to shelter the boxes. I think both made it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th February 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,702
Posted By apolaki
I better find a duster to flake off all the...

I better find a duster to flake off all the cellulose particles! I have a air canister for getting rid of debris from keyboards, but sometimes it shoots out liquid so i hate using it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th February 2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,702
Posted By apolaki
Hi all. I have similar circumstance where the...

Hi all. I have similar circumstance where the blade seems to be somewhat serrated at the edge, and have wood particles impacting the blade whenever the keris is inserted into the sheath. Will this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By apolaki
i like the second to last hilt. is it a horse? is...

i like the second to last hilt. is it a horse? is there a history of figural or zoomorphic hilts for ilocano blades like the tenegre?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
There also seems to be alot of striation marks...

There also seems to be alot of striation marks across the entire blade and the edges looked sharpened perhaps using an electric grinder tool. Could it be it was originally a Balinese blade that was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
Hi Jean. Here are photos of the blade I just...

Hi Jean. Here are photos of the blade I just cleaned.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
Hi Battara, So do you think this metal hilt is...

Hi Battara,

So do you think this metal hilt is brass? If so, was it executed finely if brass is harder to work?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
Hi Marco and Kai, is this the wooden style hilts...

Hi Marco and Kai, is this the wooden style hilts being referred to? Is it a Balinese or Javanese/Madura craft in the style of Balinese?

And Jean, I will get to the other questions about the ganja as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
Hi Jean, how old do you think the blade is and is...

Hi Jean, how old do you think the blade is and is there a name for the shape and style?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
Oh I see. Do you have an example photo of...

Oh I see. Do you have an example photo of Javanese version of these Balinese hilts?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
Hi, Is this a Javanese "nightmare"...

Hi, Is this a Javanese "nightmare" version?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By apolaki
A pair of keris with highly stylized pamor

This is another pair I was curious to know more about. One has a highly stylized pamor and the other is rather smaller and not so flashy.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By apolaki
Metal Balinese hilt with sheath

What style is this Balinese keris? The blade looks crude for an ornate hilt or is the hilt actually not great quality? The stones look to be more than colored glass. Is there anything noteworthy...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By apolaki
2 interesting keris pamor?

Hi, I am curious to learn more about these 2 keris? The pamor looks controlled to me. Both keris have white markings towards the base that read "Indonesia." It looks like maybe it was written using...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By apolaki
Hi, I just wanted to get clarification. If I...

Hi,

I just wanted to get clarification.

If I clean a keris by scrubbing the blade with citrus dish washing soap and warm/hot water and then dry it thoroughly with hair dryer, will it remove any of...
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