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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By GIO
I read 18757

I read 18757
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By GIO
Yes, Alan is right, as usual. Gardner dedicated...

Yes, Alan is right, as usual. Gardner dedicated few words to keris rings in his book. He also added a photo where two rings (chinchin melawan) are shown among a few pendongkok.
The pic is rather bad...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st June 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By GIO
Hi David, I respect your opinion, but I cannot...

Hi David,
I respect your opinion, but I cannot understand why the smith should have designed the greneng differently from the wadidang. If he has shown a certain ability when carving the wadidang,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By GIO
Clearly not the original ganja

Clearly not the original ganja
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th March 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By GIO
I join Jean in making my compliments to Marco for...

I join Jean in making my compliments to Marco for his nice new book. It should be remembered that many kerises have been etched personally by him, thus showing an incredible ability. Last but not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By GIO
Congratulations, Marco. Your book really deserves...

Congratulations, Marco. Your book really deserves the success it has obtained.
Nice photos and beautiful collection !
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By GIO
So, if I have well understood, in Germany you can...

So, if I have well understood, in Germany you can import freely an antique dagger, while you may have problems in importing an exact contemporary made copy ? I hope I am wrong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th October 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By GIO
PS: This is my 1000st post in this Forum,...

PS: This is my 1000st post in this Forum, Champagne![/QUOTE]

PROSIT !
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By GIO
Thanks for your suggestion, David. In fact I...

Thanks for your suggestion, David. In fact I have never considered this aspect.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd September 2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By GIO
Am I wrong or the blade has been shortened or...

Am I wrong or the blade has been shortened or reshaped ? It seems that the tip points at the wrong direction.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,375
Posted By GIO
Yes, the blade could be North-East Javanese. The...

Yes, the blade could be North-East Javanese. The overall shape doesn't seem Balinese to me. Compliments for the etching: it's you who did it ?
Best regards
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By GIO
An agricoltural implement ??

An agricoltural implement ??
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By GIO
IMVHO Bugis

IMVHO Bugis
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By GIO
Interesting piece, David. Should you decide to...

Interesting piece, David. Should you decide to reverse the hilt, may I suggest you look for a best selut. The one on the kris seems a bad western imitation. I would also try to eliminate the black...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By GIO
For the type of sheath you can refer to the...

For the type of sheath you can refer to the thread "Anak Alang from Nova Scotia".
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By GIO
IMHO a dwi warna pamor: wengkon and sekar...

IMHO a dwi warna pamor: wengkon and sekar kopi.
According to the length the blade should be called Anak Alang.
Sumatran long krisses usually have no pamor, a comma-shaped blumbangan and different...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By GIO
Welcome to the Forum, Kayoba84 ! It is seldom...

Welcome to the Forum, Kayoba84 !
It is seldom possible to give an educated guess from a photo, but I am afraid Marius and David are right. All pieces of this keris are stilistically correct, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By GIO
If I am not wrong, one keris only has been...

If I am not wrong, one keris only has been cleaned, and in my humble opinion the item does not seem so old, considering the very bad conditions of the other two. If, as Alan suggests, some sulphur...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,179
Posted By GIO
A further superfluous information from...

A further superfluous information from "Military swords of Japan (1868-1945)" by Fuller and Gregory.
The explanation about figure vi reads: "Na or mei stamp. Very small and easily overlooked, this is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd January 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,670
Posted By GIO
Have you tried with a magnet ?

Have you tried with a magnet ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,901
Posted By GIO
IMHO this is a Toledo blade. Age ? 18 th cent. ??

IMHO this is a Toledo blade. Age ? 18 th cent. ??
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th December 2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,877
Posted By GIO
Definitely a nice piece. The scabbard looks very...

Definitely a nice piece. The scabbard looks very recent (normal for most keris) and the hilt is rather crudely made. But it is the blade that matters.
If it were mine I would only change the hilt....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,498
Posted By GIO
[QUOTE=Gustav]Tombak or Keris? Tombak IMHO

[QUOTE=Gustav]Tombak or Keris?

Tombak IMHO
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By GIO
Many thanks, Alan. A really fascinating place !

Many thanks, Alan. A really fascinating place !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,526
Posted By GIO
Thanks to a sunny day I hope these pictures are...

Thanks to a sunny day I hope these pictures are better..
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