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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've got a mate in Canada who uses this method...

I've got a mate in Canada who uses this method too Anthony.

I've seen Pauzan Pusposukadgo give the gandar of a very tightly stuck keris a bit of a tap on a concrete step and then remove it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know, Apo. The idea of...

I do not know, Apo.

The idea of "citrus" dish wash liquid is causing me doubt. Another thing is this:- I do not know what country you are living in, I do not know the standards in that country. If...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, those things might do the job.

Yeah, those things might do the job.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Apo, I'm sorry, but I do not understand the...

Apo, I'm sorry, but I do not understand the question, however, I do understand that the approach I have outlined to you is the one I have used for around 50 years and it has never resulted in any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, I buy the sleeves in a 100 meter roll from...

Well, I buy the sleeves in a 100 meter roll from a shop behind Pasar Gede in Solo, Jawa Tengah, but if you don't really feel like the trek, you could try plastic cling wrap.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's coming up OK, but you see all those little...

That's coming up OK, but you see all those little black dots, well, they need to be cleaned out.

I use two tools for this, a dentists pick, and a saddlers awl with a fine blade in it, I also use a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,308
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah Rick, it could be I suppose, but to me it...

Yeah Rick, it could be I suppose, but to me it seems too big for that. All the handles of those little pestles that I've seen are much smaller, and tend to be sort like a pistol grip style. I think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Drying can best be facilitated by following the...

Drying can best be facilitated by following the clean, lint free cloth with a hairdryer.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th February 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav is really very good on museum related...

Gustav is really very good on museum related things, I suggest you PM him.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You might be right YS, but then again --- The...

You might be right YS, but then again ---

The scorpion is a bit of a problem child, how the scorpion is regarded is very subject to situation and to personal belief. If the scorpion is regarded from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, I was simply re-enforcing your already...

Yes David, I was simply re-enforcing your already obvious tolerance.

Some people do tend to be less tolerant than both you & I.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,924
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually David, I rather enjoy Amuk's archaic and...

Actually David, I rather enjoy Amuk's archaic and sometimes puzzling spellings. They refresh my memories and take me back to when I first began to learn Bahasa Indonesia. Yeah, I know, I'm not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, I believe that this is a separate gonjo,...

Paul, I believe that this is a separate gonjo, but very probably not the original gonjo. I think I expressed the opinion earlier that I believe this keris is a robahan, something that has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know why Rick, but a tombak that has an...

I do not know why Rick, but a tombak that has an integral metuk is usually considered to be a lower quality tombak.

I'm only guessing here, but it might have been because of some limitations in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of the method of manufacture of this...

In respect of the method of manufacture of this tombak, all we're looking at is a simple mlumah billet, that is, random pattern a la wos wutah, ngulit semangko, etc., that has been forged to 90...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, Jawa. Stylistically the metuk looks like...

Yes, Jawa.

Stylistically the metuk looks like Mataram, as for age, I'd say pre-1850. I tend to be cautious about age.

Tombak very, very rarely come with anything like an original scabbard, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By A. G. Maisey
R Sword --- you're welcome "Keris...

R Sword --- you're welcome

"Keris Jawa"? I did not even consider that as a possibility for an answer, just shows how easy it is for prejudice to make one wrong. I looked in a whole heap of little...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's good Jean. I knew it was around...

That's good Jean.

I knew it was around somewhere, where did you get the info, or were you told and made a note of it?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've seen both these symbols, The round one is,...

I've seen both these symbols,

The round one is, as David has said,widely recognised as a sun symbol, in Jawa it can refer to the Sun, or it can refer to Surya, the Sun Deity. If it is recognised as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I don't know that we can say that it is the...

I don't know that we can say that it is the universal name in Jawa Jean, but it is certainly the name amongst the people whom I know in Solo --- down the road in Jogja it could well be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Interesting Jean. Perhaps now you might...

Interesting Jean.

Perhaps now you might understand the reason why I take very little notice of books.

The names that this most respected publication gives to these illustrated motifs are, I have no...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Pamor names, like many other aspects of keris...

Pamor names, like many other aspects of keris culture, are not standardised, nor are they universal. This is not unique to the keris, but is a characteristic of the extended Javanese culture and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have made Wiji Timun, I have seen Wiji Timun...

I have made Wiji Timun, I have seen Wiji Timun made many times. This blade has been made in the same way. It is surface manipulation. The reason it looks different to the usual Javanese Wiji Timun is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd call it a Wiji Timun (cucumber seeds)...

I'd call it a Wiji Timun (cucumber seeds) variation if it were Javanese. As Bugis I don't know.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A slurry is a watery paste. Some people consider...

A slurry is a watery paste. Some people consider it to be unnecessary caution, I do not.

I am very specific with my selection of dishwash liquid:- I specifically use the one that is on the kitchen...
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