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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Jean
This style of hilt is called rekko in Sulawesi...

This style of hilt is called rekko in Sulawesi and is also found in East Sumatra, see a similar specimen.
I am curious to see the blade condition after cleaning as it is severely worn-out and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,274
Posted By Jean
[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey] I do not know why your use...

[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]
I do not know why your use of WD40 did not produce satisfactory results, and if you have no confidence in WD40 for whatever reason, it is best that you do not use it, but WD40...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,274
Posted By Jean
A long but very educative post Alan, thanks! :) I...

A long but very educative post Alan, thanks! :)
I am using either Ballistol or WD40 sprays for avoiding blade rusting and it works very well, contrary to the traditional scented oils. If I remember...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Jean
Hello Arjuna, The warangka is in ladrang capu...

Hello Arjuna,
The warangka is in ladrang capu style from Solo and not Pajajaran IMO, and the "coat of arms" is rather rustic. The blade is old, the dapur is Sempana Panjul or Bungkem and the worn-out...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 18th January 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Jean
Dear members, The first edition of the book is...

Dear members,
The first edition of the book is now sold-out but I will re-print it in February. I will inform those of you who ordered it as soon as the copies are available.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th January 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Jean
I find the warangka and hilt very nice but I am...

I find the warangka and hilt very nice but I am less convinced by the blade quality :o, especially the poor greneng carving and the luks appear uneven on the pics, particularly the last one.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th January 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Jean
Hello Athanase, This style of cylindrical floral...

Hello Athanase,
This style of cylindrical floral hilt is common in Madura/ East Java, see pics.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Jean
I basically agree with David and Alan's comments...

I basically agree with David and Alan's comments about this kris with some minor differences:
Blades with 21 luks exist in Java but this particular blade does not match with any standard dapur and is...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 7th January 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Jean
Dear members, For opening the pdf files, please...

Dear members,
For opening the pdf files, please press the prompt which appears at the bottom left corner of the page.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Jean
Hi Rick, The figural hilt is in wayang style...

Hi Rick,
The figural hilt is in wayang style identified as Dursasana or Rajamala and generally attributed to Tegal, but similar pieces are also found in Central Java.
The warangka is in pelokan/...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 6th January 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Jean
New book about kris hilts

Dear Forum members,
I am pleased to inform you about the publishing of my new hilt book which was nicely reviewed and commented by Alan Maisey in the KWK Forum.
It is more comprehensive that my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th January 2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Jean
Alan, many thanks for your very positive...

Alan, many thanks for your very positive review!
The interested collectors can contact me by PM, the number of copies is very limited at present but I will re-print as required, and those of you who...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Jean
Hello Bill, This seems to be a recently made...

Hello Bill,
This seems to be a recently made blade with a Singa Barong motif on the gandik and a peculiar dapur which I would call Sineba (the protuberance at the back)/ Urubing Dilah (the 3 luk at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Jean
Hello David, My specimen seems to have some age...

Hello David,
My specimen seems to have some age and the elephant head not carved more recently but I can't guarantee it.
The 2 dapur types which I have mentioned with this winged elephant motif are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Jean
Ouch, confusing indeed, thanks!

Ouch, confusing indeed, thanks!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Jean
Hello Bill, The winged elephant motif on the...

Hello Bill,
The winged elephant motif on the sorsoran is normally part of the dapur Lar Monga with 3 waves, or Liman Lar with 11 waves, not 13 as your blade.
I can understand why you like this blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I agree that the tangguh system is...

Hello Alan,
I agree that the tangguh system is completely irrelevant for the krisses originating from elsewhere than Java and arguably Madura and Bali.
IMO there are some Sumatra kris blades which...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,715
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Could you please elaborate why the...

Hello Alan,
Could you please elaborate why the Solo tangguh system owes much for its existence to Dutch Colonial politics?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jean
Gosh, I did not say that :eek: And after seeing...

Gosh, I did not say that :eek:
And after seeing the pic of the whole blade, I agree that it is probably from South Sumatra.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jean
Thank you David for showing us the full blade.......

Thank you David for showing us the full blade.... Its overall shape (angle of the ganja especially) looks different from the typical long blades from Java North Coast.
I attach the pic of a Palembang...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jean
The blade size, peculiar style of greneng, and...

The blade size, peculiar style of greneng, and tikel alis going thru the gandik point to Java North Coast IMO. From my (limited) experience the South Sumatran blades generally do not exceed about 37...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Jean
A very decorative blade anyway, I will check if I...

A very decorative blade anyway, I will check if I can find the pics of the similar blades which I mentioned. Regarding the traces of kinatah on the ganja, I cannot say for this piece but I have found...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Jean
I agree and the hilt seems to have been made by...

I agree and the hilt seems to have been made by the same "master carver" ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Jean
Yes, the blade looks like from Madura Sumenep...

Yes, the blade looks like from Madura Sumenep (the winged horse), and is probably recent. I saw some blades with similar decoration but covered with gold kinatah and not pierced through. The putut...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th December 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Jean
Well, I am not definitely sure that the scabbard...

Well, I am not definitely sure that the scabbard & hilt of this kris originate from East Java, it could be a local Sumatran style or just the imagination of the maker, and other opinions are welcome....
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