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Forum: Keris Swap Forum 14th November 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 76 was published on Sunday...

Tosanaji Keris List 76 was published on Sunday 11th November, USA time.

All items listed have now been sold.

Thank you for your support.

This list will be able to be viewed for a few more days...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th November 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 76 was published on Sunday...

Tosanaji Keris List 76 was published on Sunday 11th November, USA time.

All items listed have now been sold.

Thank you for your support.

This list will be able to be viewed for a few more days...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for putting that pic up Gustav, yes,...

Thanks for putting that pic up Gustav, yes, looking at that wrongko I'm seeing details that I have not previously seen on a South Sumatera keris. I think in light of that example I'd be quite happy...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, anything is possible. What I have given...

David, anything is possible.

What I have given is a guess, it is not intended to be a supportable opinion.

In the blade itself I can see certain indicators that suggest North Coast.

In the hilt...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 12th November 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Catalogue 76

Catalogue 76 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/L76INDEX.html


If you cannot reach the catalogue by using this link, try this...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th November 2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Catalogue 76

Catalogue 76 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/L76INDEX.html


If you cannot reach the catalogue by using this link, try this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Michael, but it looks like its not much...

Thanks Michael, but it looks like its not much easier to read in hand than in the pics.

I cannot improve on the word after "tombak" , and the word "pandan" does not make much sense for a blade with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By A. G. Maisey
OK, here's a guess:- North Coast Jawa,...

OK, here's a guess:- North Coast Jawa, Pekalongan, or thereabouts, probably for a Chinese gentleman --- that's if everything belongs together from day one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I am not going to guess what this might be,...

I am not going to guess what this might be, because it is a little bit unusual, and I'd really need it in my hand to support any guess.

However, to me, it looks very much like the ladrang type that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Most likely brass Michael, but you have it in...

Most likely brass Michael, but you have it in your hand, and by the look of things you have at least as much metallurgical knowledge as I do, so I reckon your guess would be probably better than...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th November 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much for that spark test link ,...

Thank you very much for that spark test link , Helleri. This is something I have heard mention of a couple of times, but have never used, and my own test methods are good enough for my purposes, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Michael, if you could look carefully at this...

Michael, if you could look carefully at this label , possibly through a loupe, or magnifying glass, and write down the letters as you see them, it is possible that I may be able to give sense to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th November 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By A. G. Maisey
G'day Michael. I believe the embossed pendok...

G'day Michael.

I believe the embossed pendok (sleeve) is brass, or possibly mamas.

I believe the hanger has been attached with ordinary soft solder.

I would heat the hanger with a soldering iron...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By A. G. Maisey
During the late colonial period in Jawa (say,...

During the late colonial period in Jawa (say, from +/-1850 to 1940) many, if not most Javanese rulers equipped their palace guards and ceremonial forces with European style swords. Occasionally these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,185
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have never looked closely at the gunong in its...

I have never looked closely at the gunong in its socio-cultural context, but browsing through this thread, it seems to me that there is a plethora of material for a rather solid sort of paper.

Has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I did post pics of a segrek, and I think maybe...

I did post pics of a segrek, and I think maybe some other tools, some time ago. I just tried a search but could not find the pics.

I'm not at home at the moment, if necessary I'll post pics of one...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By A. G. Maisey
None of the things you mention --- plus a whole...

None of the things you mention --- plus a whole swathe of things you do not mention --- are even the smallest problem Paul.

You use a segrek to remove a gandar that comes off the gambar, if you do...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've said hello to a lot of pendoks, very large...

I've said hello to a lot of pendoks, very large number of pendoks, so many I've forgotten their names.

A lot of these pendoks were like stubborn women, but I can truthfully say that I have never met...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By A. G. Maisey
an error

an error
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Athanase, have you polished the pendok with a...

Athanase, have you polished the pendok with a good metal polish?

Unpolished mamas often has a yellowish tint, polished it looks like silver, and in fact a number of unscrupulous dealers will present...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th October 2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Is the pendok truly brass? that is, yellow brass?...

Is the pendok truly brass? that is, yellow brass? Or is it mamas? an alloy like nickel silver/german silver/white brass.

If mamas, use #3, if yellow brass, use #4.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This keris blade was made in Madura, probably in...

This keris blade was made in Madura, probably in the Sumenep area, and probably late 19th century.

It is a typical Madurese pamor pattern, not particularly scarce in Madura keris, but can occur in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th October 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm pretty vacant on Bugis/Sulawesi too, so I'm...

I'm pretty vacant on Bugis/Sulawesi too, so I'm not in any position to give opinions on the why and the wherefore.

However, my memory is that my Patompo moved to a better place in the early 20th...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th October 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, understood David. I admit, I do have a...

Yes, understood David.

I admit, I do have a fault in that when somebody asks a question, or answers a question I tend to automatically take that literally. Probably something to do with what I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th October 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No dispute about any of that David,...

No dispute about any of that David, however:-

"What does M. Dg Patompo means?. One Sulawesi friend mentioned that is "Walikota Makassar" .
This is what Green wrote. He questioned meaning, not who...
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