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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th October 2014, 09:46 PM
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Views: 171
Posted By A. G. Maisey
How about removal of body parts? A device used...

How about removal of body parts?

A device used for interrogation.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,620
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No, I'm not implying I've seen blades attributed...

No, I'm not implying I've seen blades attributed to him, I'm stating that I've seen blades attributed to him.

I've also seen the work of several other makers from Bali, as well as the work of most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Charles, I have been following the comments in...

Charles, I have been following the comments in this thread, not because I have any interest in the shields shown, but because I do necessarily have a very high interest in symbolism, especially Hindu...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th October 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,620
Posted By A. G. Maisey
So Shadejoy, this keris that you have shown us is...

So Shadejoy, this keris that you have shown us is the product of Pande Made Gde Suardika ?

Superb work, and an immense advance upon the work that I have previously seen attributed to this maker....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th October 2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,620
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A Balinese pande made a keris with this...

A Balinese pande made a keris with this pamor?

Incredible!

The lion-tortoise on the keris shown is purely for artistic ornamentation, however if interpreted in older representations, the lion can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By A. G. Maisey
One of my flaws is that I tend to suffer from the...

One of my flaws is that I tend to suffer from the Mark Twain syndrome:- I lack the ability to express myself clearly in only a few words. I recognise that I suffer from this defect of ability, so it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Gustav, we've been down this road before....

Yes Gustav, we've been down this road before.

If we're talking about Sumatera, second half, 19th century, probably any definitive answer depends upon interpretation of local belief in the place...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jambiyo are known in Indonesia, I have two of...

Jambiyo are known in Indonesia, I have two of them, one quite small and rather rough, the other large and of fine quality.

The small one is probably from Sumatera, the large one probably from Jawa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It is probable that this weapon is of Lombok...

It is probable that this weapon is of Lombok origin where it would be known as a tempius or a sendirung.

The designation of "cundrik" --- or perhaps more correctly "cunderik" --- seems to be a very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th October 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think you're probably pretty right about...

I think you're probably pretty right about contemporary use of this material David.

I don't know of any examples of really old hilts made of this stuff. I know of the existence of one hilt with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th October 2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think that maybe we’re on the same page here...

I think that maybe we’re on the same page here Jussi.

Speaking in very general terms, I believe it is possible for somebody from one culture/society to understand the way in which people from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Superb!!!

Superb!!!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually, the thing I find most interesting about...

Actually, the thing I find most interesting about this keris is the pendok.

I don't think it is a marriage, or from any area other than Madura, but it is just as peculiar as the other similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are three knives that I made. My apologies...

Here are three knives that I made.

My apologies for the slight reddish cast, these are super-quick pics and I'm wearing a red checked shirt.

The blades are mechanical damascus, the Marbles ripoff...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st October 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I tend to agree with you Gustav, but we should...

I tend to agree with you Gustav, but we should not forget that historically Madura functioned pretty much like a province of Jawa, it is quite common to find old Madura keris in mainland Jawa dress,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th October 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Please accept my apologies for causing you any...

Please accept my apologies for causing you any confusion David. I guess it is probably inevitable that some confusion must be generated when we are limited in discussion by what we can put on paper,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Good practice is to kill the etchant with a...

Good practice is to kill the etchant with a slurry of bicarbonate of soda.

Blade must be absolutely clean and free of oil or grease prior to commencement.

Warm temperatures speed reaction.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th October 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much for passing along these...

Thank you very much for passing along these comments Gajah.

Yes, I would agree that your friend's comments do accurately reflect some of the opinions of some Javanese people, and as such are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, I agree, use of tempering is no big deal,...

Yeah, I agree, use of tempering is no big deal, the reason I have commented is because when I saw it was about wood the use of the word confused me until I read further.

Roots are ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I would suggest that correct terminology is...

I would suggest that correct terminology is "fire hardening", not "fire tempering".

The character of the wood is made harder by the skilled use of heat applied to the surface.

In working with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your reassurances that I have not...

Thank you for your reassurances that I have not insulted you David, but have merely been a source of frustration. I regret this frustration that I have caused you, but I probably cannot avoid causing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, if I have offended you I most sincerely...

David, if I have offended you I most sincerely apologise.

I extend my apology further if you have perceived my statement of opinion as a statement that finds fault with your opinion.

You have put...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Possibly David, possibly. What I actually wrote,...

Possibly David, possibly.

What I actually wrote, and what Jussi picked up on was this:-

"Yes, the ways in which European ideas of "magic" might have influenced Javanese perceptions of not only the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th October 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your contribution Jussi. Yes, the...

Thanks for your contribution Jussi.

Yes, the ways in which European ideas of "magic" might have influenced Javanese perceptions of not only the keris, but also of other aspects of Javanese life is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th October 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,110
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you David. I'm not sure that Gronemann's...

Thank you David.

I'm not sure that Gronemann's idea of a "good keris" came from the fact that he was a European, but rather, he had seen what the ruling elite considered to be a "good keris", he was...
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