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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By VVV
Thanks for the close ups. It's interesting that...

Thanks for the close ups.

It's interesting that it has several quite unique features compared to those found in old pictures and collections.
Does your friend know anything more about it?
Does it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By VVV
Is it from Sumbawa? Michael

Is it from Sumbawa?

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By VVV
Thanks!!! Michael

Thanks!!!

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By VVV
Thanks David, Yes, I like this one, too, even if...

Thanks David,

Yes, I like this one, too, even if I don't know which pamor it is (or supposed to be) etc.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By VVV
Back home again with my swords... I have now...

Back home again with my swords...
I have now checked all my twist core Moro Kris and Malay Keris Sundang and none, except the one in the link above, have any twist core ganja.
I find this a bit...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By VVV
Thanks Alan, I am a bit surprised that it is of...

Thanks Alan,

I am a bit surprised that it is of recent (?) origin based on its supposed provenance.
Could you please develop the main points of evidence for it being Maduran?

Anyway, if it is an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By VVV
Which pamor is this?

I just received this Cirebon keris but I am not sure which pamor it is (or is it a mix of bonang rinenteng and mayang mekar)?

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By VVV
What a great hilt on Dan's hilt. It reminds me a...

What a great hilt on Dan's hilt.
It reminds me a bit of this hilt (not as nice but a resembling form).

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By VVV
I don't know if they say much more but here are...

I don't know if they say much more but here are some additional close ups of the hilt.
The blade is also quite nice with triangular brass dots.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,173
Posted By VVV
Here is my latest with a scorpion (spider?)...

Here is my latest with a scorpion (spider?) threatening the bird.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By VVV
Nice find Rick and cool research Maurice! Blades...

Nice find Rick and cool research Maurice!

Blades from the Tenggerese, like the Badui, is not something you see everyday...

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By VVV
Please delete...

Please delete...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By VVV
Thanks David and Detlef, The first is made of...

Thanks David and Detlef,

The first is made of antler and the third of a tree root.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,537
Posted By VVV
A beautiful hilt, Jean. Yes, we all know about...

A beautiful hilt, Jean.
Yes, we all know about the term putrasatu, but that is what Alan referred to as "the understanding of present day Jawa". We were trying to go a bit deeper into the symbolism...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,537
Posted By VVV
For those of you who don't have the Kris disk I...

For those of you who don't have the Kris disk I also attach three pages (out of several) discussing the raksasa/yaksa symbolism of the quite early figural Banten-hilts found in old European...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,537
Posted By VVV
Thanks Alan for your interesting clarification of...

Thanks Alan for your interesting clarification of the difference between a raksasa and yaksa in "old Jawa". I buy that your spelling is more appropriate in this Javanese case and will adopt it from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By VVV
Solo

And an interesting bloke from Java.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By VVV
Lampung

And here is one from Lampung...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By VVV
Palembang

I just rediscovered this interesting thread initiated by Detlef.
Let's try to revive it and I hope others will post their Gana-hilts here too.

Michael
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,537
Posted By VVV
Sorry David, I do understand now why you read it...

Sorry David, I do understand now why you read it that way.
Somehow I remembered that we have had this discussion before and found this thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5904)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,537
Posted By VVV
Yes, Alan, this kind of postmodern criticism of...

Yes, Alan, this kind of postmodern criticism of the "one-truth-Enlightenment" has been going on much longer than 50 years now in the academia. Machlup and Arbesman are just two out of 100's....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,537
Posted By VVV
David, I didn't write that Jensen state it is a...

David, I didn't write that Jensen state it is a yaksha (he usually calls it "a raksasa prince").
You really should try to get hold of the Kris disk. Besides being like a Stone or van Zonnenveld for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,537
Posted By VVV
Most probably it was supposed to be a Yaksha. A...

Most probably it was supposed to be a Yaksha.
A better reference work for old keris and their original symbolism (as an alternative to the contemporary interpretations) is Kris disk by the late...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By VVV
I will post additional close ups when I have...

I will post additional close ups when I have received it.

Michael
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By VVV
Dave, you leave the kris in your car and first...

Dave, you leave the kris in your car and first talk to the raqi ("exorcist") about it. Then later you can bring it (wrapped) when he has confirmed his interest to read on it. Who knows, having a...
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