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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th August 2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, I do not know sempana robyong, Jean...

Jaga, I do not know sempana robyong, Jean apparently does. I'm not going to debate the matter, Jean has found a source that provides this name, I do not search for sources or references, I run on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, you're right Jean, speed kills. No sogokan,...

Yes, you're right Jean, speed kills. No sogokan, I should have checked before rushing into print.

What you call the "Dhapur" book, I call the Surakarta Pakem. Its the same book.

Actually, many...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I understand what you're saying Jaga, and I...

I understand what you're saying Jaga, and I agree, I personally don't much like this "bling-bling" style that was and is popular with many people in Solo, but it is perhaps not correct to over-rule a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I do not have the book you mention, but it...

Jean, I do not have the book you mention, but it would make no difference if did, I always try, insofar as possible to follow the Surakarta line.

If you care to go through the Surakarta Pakem and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, I sold this keris to the gentleman who had...

Jaga, I sold this keris to the gentleman who had owned the collection that was auctioned last Sunday. In fact many of the S.E.Asian items in this collection had come from me.

I am not working from a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It is a characteristic of Javanese & Balinese...

It is a characteristic of Javanese & Balinese language patterns to use euphemisms to refer to anything at all that might be a little, let us say, "touchy". There are euphemisms spread right through...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Nice quality, recent, the blade is upper level...

Nice quality, recent, the blade is upper level Kemardikan.

The wrongko is bespoke, it was carved by the tukang wrongko Agus Irianto of Nusukan (Nusu'an) about 30 years ago.This is a very good...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well Jaga, you might refer to your own keris as...

Well Jaga, you might refer to your own keris as "duhung" --- I guess it all depends upon one's opinion of oneself.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Far easier to reduce total value by packing in...

Far easier to reduce total value by packing in smaller batches, or where the option exists, to consider other ways around the roadblock.

In my experience Australian customs brokers are all...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Nik, I think the problems might be at your end,...

Nik, I think the problems might be at your end, rather than at the Australian end.

Your other problem could be with packing.

You will be using commercial packers and my bet is that they have no...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You have a very generous heart Ken, and I...

You have a very generous heart Ken, and I compliment you upon your humanity.

When I said "--- less for the sellers." I was not thinking in terms of commissions, but rather in terms of how much the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Which I guess means less for sellers.

Which I guess means less for sellers.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You mean the 10% for sellers only? That's...

You mean the 10% for sellers only?

That's history Ramba. I think it probably disappeared in about the 1970's.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I used to buy a lot at auctions in the days when...

I used to buy a lot at auctions in the days when Lawsons in Sydney used to charge a seller 10% and a buyer nothing. I started buying at auction when I was around 15 or 16, usually left bids. However,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ramba, it is possible to benefit from...

Yes Ramba, it is possible to benefit from incorrect descriptions, just as it possible to lose. In other words, its a gamble.

Knowing what you wish to buy is a given, nobody should ever buy anything...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ken, the problem is that you do not have the...

Ken, the problem is that you do not have the opportunity to use your knowledge.

If you go back to my opening post you will find that I am talking only about misrepresentation:- silver plate or mamas...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, you're right Will, buying at auction is a...

Yes, you're right Will, buying at auction is a form of gambling, and just like any form of gambling you are best not to bid more than you are prepared to lose.

But then I don't gamble. Never have. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
True, but I say again:- I am not addressing the...

True, but I say again:- I am not addressing the inaccuracy of description, I am addressing the naming of materials as materials of worth, when they are not materials of worth, in other words...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In my initial post I mentioned two examples of...

In my initial post I mentioned two examples of what I believe could be construed as misrepresentation:-

1) material that is not silver presented as silver

2) material that in no way could be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Buying at arm's length

This is very relevant to people in this Forum as well:-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=242924#post242924
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Buying at arm's length

By the term "arm's length", I mean "at a distance", and for many people that is the way they normally add to to their collections.

Over the last couple of weeks I have had several discussions with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have one of this type of keris, it was given to...

I have one of this type of keris, it was given to me in settlement of a debt.

There is no doubt in my mind that this style is the original form of the keris intended as a cutting rather than a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It is in the description of all the others too...

It is in the description of all the others too Jean.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I have no knowledge of the Sundanese...

David, I have no knowledge of the Sundanese language, however, I have recently made the acquaintance of a gentleman from Sunda who was a university lecturer, he tells me that "duhung" ie, Amuk's...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th July 2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All items listed in this catalogue have now been...

All items listed in this catalogue have now been sol.

In a few days I intend to remove this catalogue from my site.

Thank you for your interest and support.
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