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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, there is no disagreement at all between...

David, there is no disagreement at all between us. For a disagreement to exist there must be a situation where one person is attempting to change the opinion of another.

I am not attempting to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 376
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, I've seen a piece of cardboard used to...

Yep, I've seen a piece of cardboard used to support keris dress. Obviously not a keris.

Why?

If I can consider something that is of very inferior workmanship a keris, why can I not consider a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 376
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd be inclined to call these things...

I'd be inclined to call these things "keris", David, for the simple reason that today they fulfill the function of the keris as an item of formal dress.

Certainly others would disagree with me and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 376
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Treeslicer, these keris are from the same era,...

Treeslicer, these keris are from the same era, post-WWII, post-1950, in the case of the second keris, post-1980.

The first one might be Sumenep production, but more likely is Jogja production.

The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My current opinion:- leave as is Some time...

My current opinion:- leave as is

Some time during the 1970's, or maybe late 1960's, the Australian museum in Sydney accommodated an exhibition of Malay culture that included some keris, one of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The comments I made in post #7 were ill...

The comments I made in post #7 were ill considered.

I based those comments on Green's photos, and the opinion I formed from those photos was that I would not give this keris house-room, I'd get rid...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Is the wrongko original to the blade, or are we...

Is the wrongko original to the blade, or are we looking at a collection of mated pieces that could have been put together by anybody?

If all mated, try to get a better fit of blade to wrongko,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 376
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This keris might be Madura (Sumenep), but I doubt...

This keris might be Madura (Sumenep), but I doubt it. It is more likely that it is Jogja, pre-1980, post-1950.

In fact, I probably knew the man who made it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Most wholeheartedly David. It will open your...

Most wholeheartedly David.

It will open your eyes to what real , traditional attitudes in Bali actually are.

It is a low priced book, and the production is less than wonderful, but the content is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My explanation of Balinese symbolism is very...

My explanation of Balinese symbolism is very superficial, and about all I've done is to confirm that, yeah, symbolism does exist. Something that we already know. the info that I put up comes from a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th February 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By A. G. Maisey
These stones, both black and red, were very...

These stones, both black and red, were very popular in Balinese silver jewellery from the early 1970's through to the mid-1980's. That is the time span I can vouch for, but they might have been used...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th February 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Don't forget Lombok, and East Coast Jawa too, in...

Don't forget Lombok, and East Coast Jawa too, in both these areas Balinese keris are pretty common.

Then we have Madura, and there was a trend in Madura towards Bali style going back to around the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th February 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Colour symbolism in Bali is related to the...

Colour symbolism in Bali is related to the Balinese Mandala, as an example this is the symbolism in the Mandala, related to SOUTH:-

South -- Kelod -- To the Sea -- Brahma -- Saraswati -- Red --...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th February 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, I do think it would be wise for you to read...

Paul, I do think it would be wise for you to read the entire thread that Marius has linked to.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By A. G. Maisey
"unthuk-unthukan" is Javanese, it...

"unthuk-unthukan" is Javanese, it means mounds, but I think that this motif is as Bjorn has suggested, a scale motif. I've got a pendok somewhere with a much more simple sisik motif.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's good Bjorn. Thanks for saving me the time...

That's good Bjorn.

Thanks for saving me the time of looking.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Paul, in the hand it is possible to see the...

Yes Paul, in the hand it is possible to see the offset of the top of a pendok, in your photos I cannot see it, however, front or back is immaterial, what is material is that it is unusual and very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That is a very nice pendok. The rear face looks...

That is a very nice pendok.

The rear face looks like a more or less standard lung-lungan motif, but the front face has a motif I have not seen and is not contained in current Central Javanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you so much for your additional input...

Thank you so much for your additional input Kubur.

I do seem to sense a slight touch of aggression in your most recent post, something I find difficult to understand. If you feel that I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Accept or reject:- its only an opinion, but if...

Accept or reject:- its only an opinion, but if you or anybody else has a different opinion, please provide the indicators that incline you to that opinion.

One thing is conclusive:- this blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel, I was going to let a remark of yours...

Ariel, I was going to let a remark of yours slide, but I've had three emails this morning that have urged me to respond your slightly slanted comment.

Your comment was this:-

I am not into Kris (...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ian, the discussion is getting circular. It...

Yes Ian, the discussion is getting circular. It has gone right away from my original intent when I first asked my questions.

In fact, the two gentlemen whom I addressed have both answered me well,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Inclined gandhik, long tip, kelap lintah gonjo,...

Inclined gandhik, long tip, kelap lintah gonjo, improper greneng = Maduro , probably early 20th century.

Definitely gonjo iras.

I would need to handle the blade to comment on the pamor, there are a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Precisely Ariel. As I said:- my question was...

Precisely Ariel.

As I said:- my question was directed at the way in which two people thought.

In the absence of a qualifier, the word "better" is all inclusive.

So why was the #6 knife "better"?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jon, I regret that I have been unable to make the...

Jon, I regret that I have been unable to make the objective of my questioning clear, so I will try again:-

I am not in the smallest degree interested in which of the knives shown in this thread is...
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