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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 02:10 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
The hilt name is probably more correct given as...

The hilt name is probably more correct given as "cenangan".

It is not usual for Balinese people to wash their keris, as is done in Jawa, periodically they polish them with powdered limestone, then...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Rasdan. I'm going to post a pic of a blade I...

No Rasdan.

I'm going to post a pic of a blade I did about 55 years ago as soon as I can find it, you can judge for yourself.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for that Gustav, I do have the Newbold...

Thanks for that Gustav, I do have the Newbold book, I may well have read the sulphur + salt in that and forgotten the mention of warangan, or my source might have been different.

What I am positive...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd forgotten it was in that book, and I've also...

I'd forgotten it was in that book, and I've also forgotten the exact book it was in. It might have been an Oxford in Asia reprint, something like "In the Forests of the Far East" or some similar...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There would be several books of English words...

There would be several books of English words that I don't know Green, and I get paid for writing. Once a word falls from common colloquial usage it soon becomes a forgotten word, or its normally...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your opinion Green. In fact, in the...

Thanks for your opinion Green.
In fact, in the 19th century pamor in Malay blades was brought out by the use of salt and sulphur, I've used this method, it both etches and stains, and on an old blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Green, this is not a challenge, it is a question...

Green, this is not a challenge, it is a question about something I do not know.

You, and many other people have the belief that Malay keris were"never stained", and certainly this is the case at the...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 12th November 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Catalogue #74

Keris List # 74 from Tosanaji has just been published and is now available for viewing here:-

http://kerisattosanaji.com/L74--INDEX.html

Once again, in this list I have offered a lot of items that...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th November 2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Catalogue #74

Keris List # 74 from Tosanaji has just been published and is now available for viewing here:-

http://kerisattosanaji.com/L74--INDEX.html

Once again, in this list I have offered a lot of items that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jim, there is very obscure symbolism and...

Jim, there is very obscure symbolism and iconography in most traditional cultures and the art of those cultures.

For example, most of the art of the Renaissance and the Middle Ages was religious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I know nothing about katars, but I do understand...

I know nothing about katars, but I do understand a little about Hindu symbolism.
What I offer below is merely a suggestion for further research by those who may have an interest in the katar.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do my own testing of silver: a bottle of silver...

I do my own testing of silver: a bottle of silver test fluid lasts for years, the process is simple, you just put a drop onto a clean surface, if it turns red its silver, the speed of colour change...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Charles, I would suggest that testing of these...

Charles, I would suggest that testing of these mounts might result in them being found to be brass that has been silver plated.

To test with certainty it is necessary to get into the base metal,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This representation of a dragon is a European...

This representation of a dragon is a European influenced one. We also find Chinese influenced representations of dragons in later Indonesian decorative motifs.

These Chinese & European dragons are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry Jean, I disagree. If this vandalism was...

Sorry Jean, I disagree.

If this vandalism was carried out by a Balinese person the act is nothing short of desecration of a (possibly) holy object, or, at the very least an insult leveled at his own...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By A. G. Maisey
--- on the other hand, maybe he did do time in a...

--- on the other hand, maybe he did do time in a keris bearing society.

I used to know a bloke who had served in the British army in Malaya during the 1950's. He had been stabbed in the thigh and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Madura is an island just off the north coast of...

Madura is an island just off the north coast of Jawa, these days it is reached by a road bridge.

The two major centers on Madura are Sumenep and Pamekasan. Both are now Kabupatens, or regencies,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'll try not to make this post too long, because...

I'll try not to make this post too long, because in fact, in respect of this matter of "correct dress", there is material sufficient for a book, and even to compress it I could very easily run to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Why was this done? No idea, it is not anything...

Why was this done?

No idea, it is not anything that I can associate with any Balinese tradition, so I guess it was done outside place of origin of the keris.

Many years ago, in Queensland,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All collectors love perfection. I think that is...

All collectors love perfection.

I think that is probably a reasonably correct comment. It doesn't only apply to keris, nor only to edged weapons in general, but to all sorts of collectables ---...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for this update Karel. I have...

Thank you for this update Karel.

I have submitted your most recent post to my relative, and here below is a precis of his comments. I have given his comments in English, and only as a precis, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It was my pleasure Rick.

It was my pleasure Rick.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My relative has returned the two images below to...

My relative has returned the two images below to me, and you can see what has been written on them.

The image with the Javanese letters:-

JA IKI PA NU LAK HENG/ENG

is unintelligible, his...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Elements will do it

Elements will do it
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