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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Carvers vary in their style & ability,...

Carvers vary in their style & ability, variations characteristic of one carver might not be characteristic of another. This applies with most art work, including carvings.

With the punakawans each...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I suggest that you start...

I suggest that you start here:-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125321218@N07/20725537535

Here are some typical...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If we ship anything to another country we...

If we ship anything to another country we complete a form that is for the Customs agency of that importing country.

It must be absolutely truthful. Not truthful you can be in big trouble.

But...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Detlef, I'm not so sure that USA shipping is as...

Detlef, I'm not so sure that USA shipping is as bad as it has been made out to be.

I have sent a number of small packages to several different destinations in the USA over the last few weeks, there...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, Nawa Sari. For a long time, a lot of people...

Yep, Nawa Sari.

For a long time, a lot of people believed that Nawa Sari had nine heads of rice in his hand (nawa = nine) in fact he has a pandanus flower in his hand.

There was Forum discussion of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All Bali style. Can I have a look at the back of...

All Bali style.

Can I have a look at the back of the top hilt please? He's probably Nawa Sari, but I need to see the back to be certain.

I cannot identify the other two.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
"Iki Jowo" = "This is...

"Iki Jowo" = "This is Java".

If we were to be using Bahasa Indonesia it would be:- "Ini Jawa"

and this sort of thing is truly Java;- layer after layer after layer of societal/cultural/religious...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Iki Jowo.

Iki Jowo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By A. G. Maisey
To test if something is silver or not silver we...

To test if something is silver or not silver we use a fluid silver test.

It can be bought in very small bottles from a jewelers supply store, it lasts for years, and it is very cheap.

You only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That is exactly what my friend tried to do. He...

That is exactly what my friend tried to do.

He suffered a stroke, he went into a nursing home and never came out.

As soon as it was clear to him that he was on the Promotion List, he instructed his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I gave my Javanese son-in-law a keris when he...

I gave my Javanese son-in-law a keris when he married, but I do not have enough daughters to get rid of everything, so when this question about a succession plan comes up I invariably think of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think we would need to speak with the person...

I think we would need to speak with the person who initiated this ornamentation before we could have any understanding of why it was done.

My guess is that the ornamentation was commissioned by...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is not a keris. My inclination is to call it...

This is not a keris. My inclination is to call it a "flamboyant bladed dagger".

The blade might have been the blade of a keris at one time, but from what I can see in the pics, it probably was not.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is an interesting item, truly, but it is not...

This is an interesting item, truly, but it is not a keris.

The figure is Semar. To do justice to an explanation of Semar would require many more words than could be justified in a forum dealing with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Borobudur

For those with an interest in historic development of Javanese weaponry this might be of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,166
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, correct, I read both threads one after...

Yes David, correct, I read both threads one after the other and thought of them as one when I wrote my post. Sorry.

Anvils are really expensive, but for knife work you can get away with just about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I just put a post into this same...

I just put a post into this same thread:-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17514

maybe it should be in this current thread, but it seemed to fit well where I put it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,166
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gavin, in both Jawa & Bali, until today,...

Gavin, in both Jawa & Bali, until today, material is recycled. In Jawa during the colonial era railway tracks were a favourite source of material, so the Dutch used to have night patrols on some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thai village smith.

A friend sent this link to me, it is a really good video of a Thai smith making a machete type knife using all traditional techniques.

I have not seen a smith in Jawa or Bali working in this way for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thai village smith

Deleted, wrong Forum.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your kind offer Gavin, please let...

Thank you for your kind offer Gavin, please let me know when you're down in the Mountains and if at all possible we might be able to meet. I'm a bit of a way from Katoomba though, Huskisson...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In my opinion this keris is early...

In my opinion this keris is early Jawa.

Difficult to place in time, probably a very knowledgeable Javanese enthusiast might give it as something like Kahuripan, that relates to pre-Majapahit East...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, I know a lot of Balinese people, people...

Mickey, I know a lot of Balinese people, people ranging from village housewives to university department heads, but I do not know a single Balinese person who is competent in reading honocoroko....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bung Karno's mother was a Balinese lady from...

Bung Karno's mother was a Balinese lady from Buleleng, his father was Javanese.The dominant culture of Indonesia is Javanese, and the roots of Javanese culture are to be seen in Balinese culture....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bali?

Bali?
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