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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By David
That was part of why i posted it because i...

That was part of why i posted it because i thought it explained Green's confusion about seeing multiply styles of blades called Tok Chu. As you probably noted in the thread i was most aggressive with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 545
Posted By David
If you look carefully Gustav you will see that my...

If you look carefully Gustav you will see that my Bali example also has two birds facing one another, though my birds are not in flight. :)
Your Malay example i believe (as you are probably aware) is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By David
The keris is intended to be a stabbing weapon. My...

The keris is intended to be a stabbing weapon. My guess would be that the tip was reshaped after damage or erosion. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By David
Well, i've never seen anything quite like that...

Well, i've never seen anything quite like that hilt. The sheath is Palembang, Sumatra and the blade does not look particularly Bugis to me from those photographs. I look forward to your own photos...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By David
Thanks Seerp. I think i might have a bit of an...

Thanks Seerp. I think i might have a bit of an edge since photography is my business, but the "secret" to my photos of keris is to keep it simple. I generally use indirect or diffused window light as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By David
You may find this thread...

You may find this thread useful.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15035&highlight=TokChu
I know we have discussed Tok Chu keris on numerous occasions, but unfortunately or search engine...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st May 2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By David
Well, there is always room for debate Green, but...

Well, there is always room for debate Green, but most collectors and writers i am aware of clearly place the origins of the keris in Jawa. This does not mean that the keris is not a also a piece of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th April 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Green. I think that the...

Welcome to the forum Green.
I think that the emphasis lands on Indonesia and more specifically Jawa because that is the birth place of the keris. But we certainly deal with Malay side keris quite a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th April 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By David
Roland, if you search our archives for...

Roland, if you search our archives for "keris washing", "keris staining" or "warangan" you should come up with more than a few helpful threads on the subject.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th April 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By David
Flash is often discouraged or outright prohibited...

Flash is often discouraged or outright prohibited at museums as it is considered bad for pigments with prolonged frequent usage. Cameras have come a long way on light sensitivity an low-noise high...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th April 2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 545
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I've been thinking much the same....

Thanks Alan. I've been thinking much the same. The crickets have been deafening around these parts. Would love to see some discussions get going here.
Nice example. Would this be a more recent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By David
I'm not an expert on mandau either, but i have...

I'm not an expert on mandau either, but i have had a couple and do really like them. I would also agree with other who believe this one is post WWII and i would think more likely that later part of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By David
BTW, i also lean towards a Malay origin, though i...

BTW, i also lean towards a Malay origin, though i can't say specifically where.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By David
So would i Yuuzan. I'd love to hear from people...

So would i Yuuzan. I'd love to hear from people even if they don't know what to make of this...105 views and only 2 people responding. Where did everyone go? :shrug: :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By David
I presume you mean the one with the ivory hilt. I...

I presume you mean the one with the ivory hilt. I do see similarities, though mine is, of course, but shorter and lacking greneng.
But wouldn't this keris of yours be from Sumatra? I do also find...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By David
Another Mystery?

Things seem a bit slow around here so perhaps i can spark a little conversation with another mystery. Again, at least a mystery to me. :) I have shown this keris to another group of collectors and...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 31st March 2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By David
WANTED-Looking For Arts of Asia May-June 1975???

Hey folks. A few month back i was fortunate to acquire a keris once owned by Edward Frey which was featured on the cover of Arts of Asia May-June 1975. I already have a PDF of the cover and article,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By David
Well frankly Bill, i would rather hear what YOU...

Well frankly Bill, i would rather hear what YOU think it is first.
Personally i have never made any claims at being particularly good at naming and categorizing keris. Naming pamors and dhapurs has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By David
Yes, Bill, i believe you are correct on that. My...

Yes, Bill, i believe you are correct on that. My response was not in any way meant to be taken as disapproving of the new dress. As i said, it's very beautiful. My only concern with this dress is the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By David
Why don't you tell us what you DO recollect about...

Why don't you tell us what you DO recollect about this blade Bill.
The dress and, i believe, the kinatah, look more contemporary to me, despite the loss of gold. This type of kinatah work does not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By David
I'd love to hear some other opinions on this...

I'd love to hear some other opinions on this blade if they are out there. While Detlef and i both seem to have similar opinions on this one i don't think either of us are too sure of that opinion. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By David
Hey Bill, i don't know much about these, but it's...

Hey Bill, i don't know much about these, but it's nice to see you posting here again.
And you know, those Caddies are rather large. If you find yourself need some more room you can always kick some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th March 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By David
I tend to think not. There is a lot of severe...

I tend to think not. There is a lot of severe erosion though. The greneng is virtually gone, so no clue there. My first glancing thought was Madura, but when i second guess myself i think Sumatra....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By David
I've never seen them for sale Ron, but i think...

I've never seen them for sale Ron, but i think you might be able to put something together on this even with very minimal tools. Just the right size dowel stuck into a block base should work. ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By David
Yes Alan, i am afraid that Josť can relate to you...

Yes Alan, i am afraid that Josť can relate to you all too well regarding stolen keris. :(
I suppose that in my own estimate i would consider anything that would have been owned and carried by...
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