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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2015, 08:11 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, I really and truly do not like doing this...

Well, I really and truly do not like doing this sort of thing from photos, but for once I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and play the guessing game.

Why?

Because I've seen a pretty fair...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have collected edged weapons since 1953 and I...

I have collected edged weapons since 1953 and I have been importing swords, daggers and other weapons into Australia since the mid 1950's.

I have imported from UK, Holland, USA, Canada, Brazil,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I've used meteoritic material a number of...

David, I've used meteoritic material a number of times to make both pamor and nickel damascus. The stuff I used was Arizona material, and I bought it as a lot of small lumps.

Most of it I did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, and of course that is the reason for the...

Yes, and of course that is the reason for the pattern in Jawa.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Prambanan meteorite has somewhere between 5%...

The Prambanan meteorite has somewhere between 5% and 10% nickel content, depending upon which analysis we refer to.

10% of 220grams is 22 grams, so 22gm. of nickel. This is not too much for a normal...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I now have a copy of the article written by...

I now have a copy of the article written by Garrett & Bronwen Solyom, and that was used as a reference by Rens Heringa, as quoted by Gustav in post #23 of this thread.

The correct title of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Agree with the above posts. Definitely not old,...

Agree with the above posts.

Definitely not old, made within the last 100 years.

Two types of older ones, those from approximately the Majapahit era, these are quite small, and I seriously doubt...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel, I'm talking about mendak, not Balinese...

Ariel, I'm talking about mendak, not Balinese wewer nor Peninsula pendongkok.

As with all things prices depend upon who is buying and who is selling, where the transaction takes place and at what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There are various types of paint, and various...

There are various types of paint, and various ways to remove them, if you can identify the paint type, you simply use the appropriate paint remover.

However, if I was going to remove the paint, I'd...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By A. G. Maisey
But there is a reason for those cheapy mendak...

But there is a reason for those cheapy mendak Willem.

A good brand new mendak can cost more than a pretty reasonable sort of keris.

A good old mendak can cost more than a decent keris.

It wasn't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The new ones are not rare, and you can buy really...

The new ones are not rare, and you can buy really cheap ones for almost nothing --- good ones cost, sometimes cost big when we are talking top quality and premium materials, but the old ones seem to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not clear to me either Jean. Nor to anybody I...

Not clear to me either Jean.

Nor to anybody I know in Solo.

My personal opinion is that whilst some things are pretty obvious and known to virtually everybody, such as the distinction between Jawa...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th May 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That large inlay of wood is not the sort of...

That large inlay of wood is not the sort of repair I have ever seen in Jawa or Bali. If it had been found necessary to do such an inlay there, the inlay would have been done in a contrasting...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Seerp, if you have a look at Edward Frey:-...

Seerp, if you have a look at Edward Frey:- "The Kris" Oxford University Press you will find a couple photos of the remnant of the meteorite, and a short commentary on it. I cannot find my copy of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,342
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Rasdan, I cannot see anything in this keris from...

Rasdan, I cannot see anything in this keris from Mr. Jensen's publication that I would identify as qualifying it for a Majapahit classification.

I'm not going to list and discuss every feature, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, you queried if there was a Balinese word...

David, you queried if there was a Balinese word that was the equivalent of "sunggingan".

I do not speak or understand Balinese, but my niece lives in Bali, I have just now spoken with her husband...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th May 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mendak

Most keris have a little ring in between the hilt and the blade base, in Jawa this is called the mendak, or uwer, or wewer. Mendak is the common term.

In recent years it has been very, very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,342
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Rasdan, I do not know the name for the feature...

Rasdan, I do not know the name for the feature you identify.

In fact, I doubt that this feature has been given a name at any time in the recent past, at least in Jawa, and possibly in Bali also. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,342
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks David. Since execution detail seems to...

Thanks David.

Since execution detail seems to vary pretty widely, as does material and dhapur, would it be reasonable to say that when the description "Pandai Saras" is used, what we are to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th May 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,342
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Peninsula keris are not really my thing, but some...

Peninsula keris are not really my thing, but some of the content in this thread does interest me sufficiently for me to raise some questions.

When the term Pandai Saras , or Pandai Mamat, or Pandai...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th May 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 540
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I reckon that they used the fibre and brass and...

I reckon that they used the fibre and brass and whatever else simply to make the handle look a bit more attractive. I used the couple of bits of brass shim for the same reason, just to break the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th May 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 540
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is what lignum vitae looks like.

This is what lignum vitae looks like.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That little foray into the more serious side of...

That little foray into the more serious side of things was both informative and amusing, but I didn't start this thread with the idea of getting too serious, I just wanted to get one of the more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, I can see I misread the reference. Sorry....

Yes, I can see I misread the reference. Sorry.

If Rens Heringa did use "cosmos" in the sense of world rather than universe, then we have no problems.

However, I always have found this dual...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav , Garrett & Bronwen Solyom are good...

Gustav , Garrett & Bronwen Solyom are good friends of mine. I respect their work, I have a very good idea of their understanding of the keris.

I knew their principle mentor, Goh Tik Swan...
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