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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:36 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Based upon what I can see, I'd incline towards...

Based upon what I can see, I'd incline towards 19th century, however, if it has been in a cupboard in Amsterdam for a couple of hundred years it could easily look exactly like this.

Frankly, I've...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, this was cropped from the Forum, not from...

David, this was cropped from the Forum, not from the original, not from the re-sized image in my files.

Is it OK, or do you want something better?

SECOND IMAGE

cropped from original

EDIT
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah David, true. OK, I'll crop from the...

Yeah David, true.

OK, I'll crop from the originals, I can find time to do that, I just don't have the time to do another photo shoot.

Tell me what you would like to see more clearly.

Yes, for me,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Detlef, I do not know the correct name for this...

Detlef, I do not know the correct name for this wrongko. I did ask the previous owner if it had a special name, but he was very much a village man he did not speak nor understand Indonesian very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I would like to give you some close ups,...

David, I would like to give you some close ups, but the way these images came into being --- "these images":- I have five, which I will put up one at a time --- was to provide an illustration of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Marius, acquired in 1980's from a resident of...

Yes Marius, acquired in 1980's from a resident of a village near Sumenep.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Perhaps, and possibly for a similar reason.

Perhaps, and possibly for a similar reason.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By A. G. Maisey
For comment

Things are pretty slow in the warung at the moment --- maybe the coffee is a trifle too bitter lately --- anyway, to break the boredom I've dredged up some old pictures from my files.

I rarely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,005
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm coming into this discussion a little later...

I'm coming into this discussion a little later than I would have preferred, but I've been "off the planet" for a few days, and that has restricted my ability to communicate.

I have just now read...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The chisel grind is very common in Asian knives,...

The chisel grind is very common in Asian knives, it effectively cuts a cutting edge in half, facilitating an extremely fine edge. It takes a bit of a learning curve to sharpen properly, and also to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think its origin is the European painted...

I think its origin is the European painted furniture of the Colonial Era, however, there are some very old sunggingan wrongkos in existence that bear decidedly Chinese style motifs, so maybe the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 07:38 PM
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Views: 278
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Patrick, in today's Bali this knife is known as a...

Patrick, in today's Bali this knife is known as a "blakas pengentas".

A blakas is any big knife, sort of equivalent to "machete" for us; "pengentas" I do not know precisely, but the blakas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've just taken the time to follow the links back...

I've just taken the time to follow the links back to see where the chain started, turns out it was a thread I started, but that's beside the point, in that thread there are some really good pics...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Darren, there are a couple of things that...

Darren, there are a couple of things that possibly need some clarification.

I understand that the quote from the Ificah publication refers to Bali, in Bali rajahan are used as a part of everyday...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, regarding the two manuscripts mentioned by...

David, regarding the two manuscripts mentioned by Basuki Yuwono, the Dharma Kepandean can be bought, by the look of things.

I'm going to try to chase it up next time I'm in Bali, in a few weeks...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Darren, I know two Balinese pande. One I have...

Darren, I know two Balinese pande. One I have known since , I think, 1984, at which time he was working with his father whom I also knew. This man is probably the most highly respected pande keris in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Darren, this has been a pretty decent sort of a...

Darren, this has been a pretty decent sort of a thread, its really nice that you started it, and we've had the opportunity to talk about a few things that seldom get a mention, but I'd like to go...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Video

Thanks for your response Darren.

In respect of this text "Rerajahan Keris".

What Basuki Yuwono says is this:-

" Terdapat dua manuskrip yang menjadi acuan.Pertama, naskah Dharma Kepandean yang...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for putting up those links Darren,...

Thanks for putting up those links Darren, interesting.

Was there something in particular that you wanted to draw out attention to in the Basuki Yuwono article? I read that one through, but I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This really has been a remarkable thread. I keep...

This really has been a remarkable thread. I keep writing more posts to put into the discussion, but then I re-think the wisdom of what I have written, and I delete my comments. Not everything is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Darren, I neither stated nor implied that there...

Darren, I neither stated nor implied that there was anything false in your quoted passage. I simply commented that belief can be powerful, and I feel that this is an accurate statement.

The thing is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ah yes, John Chang. Belief can be very powerful.

Ah yes, John Chang.

Belief can be very powerful.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, I agree, Mr. Drescher did carry out...

Yes David, I agree, Mr. Drescher did carry out some very interesting research and did demonstrate that deposits of iron to be found in Jawa were capable of being smelted and turned into usable...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Empu Pauzan Pusposukadgo (Alm.) produced some of...

Empu Pauzan Pusposukadgo (Alm.) produced some of the finest keris of the modern era.

After the passing of Empu Suparman Supowijoyo (Alm.), Empu Pauzan was recognised as the ranking Empu of the...
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