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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan for the confirmation.

Thank you Alan for the confirmation.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and I agree with you. Of course...

Thank you Alan and I agree with you.
Of course the 9 luk blade looks older than the 5 luk but could it just be because of the metal quality (more porous so prone to corrosion) or poor maintenance?
I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Jean
Hello Green, Thank you for the better pics. I...

Hello Green,
Thank you for the better pics. I will leave Alan to reply about the tangguh issue if he wishes, I would estimate that both blades were made during the 19th century, the 5 luk blade has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Jean
I am in full agreement with Alan's opinion and...

I am in full agreement with Alan's opinion and also much prefer traditional art to modern one and this includes the keris especially.... :)
May be because I am part of "orang tangguh tua"?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Jean
Hello Green, Some replies to your questions: 1:...

Hello Green,
Some replies to your questions:
1: The top blade has 9 waves and the bottom one 5 waves so they have a different dapur type. The dapur of the top blade is Sempana with one exception?...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, I never heard this name, what...

Thank you Alan, I never heard this name, what does it mean?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By Jean
Just for reference I attach the pics of 3 old...

Just for reference I attach the pics of 3 old Javanese figural hilts with a less elaborate headdress and a standard curly hair style.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By Jean
Hi Rick, It seems to be his knee but it is not...

Hi Rick,
It seems to be his knee but it is not very clear as the foot is not shown :confused:
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, and demon is indeed a better...

Thank you Alan, and demon is indeed a better generic term than raksasa or ancestor. Do you know what "buta bajang" (the local name for these squatting demon hilts) mean?
I attach the pic of an old...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By Jean
Hi Anastase, The blade is original and old, and...

Hi Anastase,
The blade is original and old, and typical of the Northern/ West Java area with its 9 very shallow waves but the pamor pattern looks too indistinct on the pic (too much light reflection)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By Jean
Hi David, I used the generic term raksasa to mean...

Hi David,
I used the generic term raksasa to mean a forest demon covered with vegetation, this hilt is similar to the buta bajang style (squatting ancestor with bulged eyes) but with a different...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By Jean
Yes, it looks a rare and old specimen of raksasa...

Yes, it looks a rare and old specimen of raksasa hilt from Northern Java, congratulations! :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By Jean
Hello Rick, N 1 is Minang for sure (not selit),...

Hello Rick,
N 1 is Minang for sure (not selit), and N 3 & 4 look Sumatrese, see another small specimen of unclear origin but probably Sumatra also.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By Jean
I referred to the book "Keris and other...

I referred to the book "Keris and other Malay weapons" written by GB Gardner (Johore Civil service) in 1936 and it says on page 10:
"The keris blade is next laid in a trough containing boiling rice...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By Jean
Hello Green, I agree that the first kris is...

Hello Green,
I agree that the first kris is probably from Sumatra but not of a common type. I have used the word Malay in the broad sense so it is not equivalent to Malaysian.
Regarding the blade of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By Jean
Nice specimen, I wonder whether the blade has...

Nice specimen, I wonder whether the blade has been shortened a bit? (slanted at the tip).
I attach the pics of 2 small Malay krisses from my collection (already shown, sorry), the blades are 16 cm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Jean
Hello Fernando, I don't think that your blade was...

Hello Fernando,
I don't think that your blade was artificially aged but it looks older than the dress (pendok and pendokok especially).
I attach a pic of a similar kris from my collection bought in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Jean
Yes, the holes are very orderly arranged (even...

Yes, the holes are very orderly arranged (even spacing, 6 on each side of the blade) and the base of the blade has been carved (a more common practice) so it seems to be a deliberate stylistic choice...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Jean
Another piece labeled as "Bali kris Ki...

Another piece labeled as "Bali kris Ki Sudamala" with peculiarly shaped holes and just sold on a Dutch site ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Jean
Hello Ebrain, You may be wasting your time .... I...

Hello Ebrain,
You may be wasting your time ....
I read that the former Sultan of Brunei (the richest man in the world at that time and owning a huge kris collection) brought some kris makers from...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 26th October 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Jean
Kris #1 removed from sale and kris #2 sold, thank...

Kris #1 removed from sale and kris #2 sold, thank you.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th October 2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Jean
I would agree with the same precautions, attached...

I would agree with the same precautions, attached is an old Sumatrese blade with a leaf shape and bulged section.
PS: This is my 1000st post in this Forum, Champagne!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Jean
Hi Green, Nobody replied to your question because...

Hi Green,
Nobody replied to your question because it is rather difficult:
. Yes, the blade looks wider than usual bahari/ anak alang blades at the base but not significantly.
. I don't believe that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By Jean
Hi Michel, Thank you for your comments. The blade...

Hi Michel,
Thank you for your comments. The blade is 31.5 cm long excluding the pesi but it was probably about 38 cm originally and with 13 luks.
The warangan treatment was made in Solo and the...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 25th September 2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Jean
Balinese krisses for sale

I am selling 2 balinese krisses from my collection (included in my kris book) and probably dating from the second half of 20th century:
1. Kris from Bali/ Lombok: Straight blade 45 cm long, dapur...
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