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Forum: Keris Swap Forum 25th July 2020, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Bjorn
Put up for auction on external site.

Put up for auction on external site.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 24th July 2020, 09:55 PM
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Views: 992
Posted By Bjorn
Repriced to €200.

Repriced to €200.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 22nd July 2020, 02:54 PM
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Views: 992
Posted By Bjorn
Keris from Madura or East Jawa

On offer for €250 (excluding shipping).

An old wilah from East Jawa or Madura dressed in a surakarta ladrangan cut from a single piece of wood and with a well engraved pendok blewah.

The ukiran...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 22nd July 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bjorn
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 21st July 2020, 07:33 PM
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Views: 1,199
Posted By Bjorn
Final price drop: €275

Final price drop: €275
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 17th July 2020, 10:11 PM
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Views: 1,162
Posted By Bjorn
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 17th July 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bjorn
Price drop to €325.

Price drop to €325.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 15th July 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bjorn
Keris from Lombok(?)

For sale a keris of undetermined origin, though considering the mix of components my best guess would be Lombok.

The blade is made of quite a few layers, resulting in a wonderful pamor. The ricikan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bjorn
Absolutely wonderful blade, Gavin. I hope you'll...

Absolutely wonderful blade, Gavin. I hope you'll share photos if you do decide to stain it or redress it.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 15th July 2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bjorn
Communication via PM is best. I've noticed direct...

Communication via PM is best. I've noticed direct e-mails seem to end up in the spam folder of my gmail.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 15th July 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By Bjorn
On hold.

On hold.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 14th July 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By Bjorn
Keris from 2012 catalogue

On offer is a keris from Alan's fall/winter 2012 catalogue. The original description and photos are added down in this post. Note that the slorok plate was silver coloured in 2012, but has since...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 13th July 2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bjorn
On hold.

On hold.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 11th July 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bjorn
Keris from Catalogue 68 for sale

Offered for sale, keris number 12 from Alan Maisey's Keris Catalogue 68. The original description is provided below along with the photos from the catalogue.
I am selling this keris for the same...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 11th July 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bjorn
Sumatran Keris

On offer, a keris from Sumatra. The sheath shows both South Sumatran and Bugis influences. The wilah show bugis influences in its overall shape and peninsular influences in its ricikan, pamor appears...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th September 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,775
Posted By Bjorn
Thanks for sharing, Pak Ganjawulung. Interesting...

Thanks for sharing, Pak Ganjawulung. Interesting to read and great to see those photos.
I love the contrast between the gonjo and the pamor on the sorsoran, especially on the A-side.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th July 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,905
Posted By Bjorn
It seems the question of the mudra was never...

It seems the question of the mudra was never resolved.
From the photos - and perhaps on item-in-hand as well - it's difficult to see the exact positioning of the fingers.
As fas as I can tell, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,320
Posted By Bjorn
A lovely keris, and an exquisite jejeran!...

A lovely keris, and an exquisite jejeran! Congratulations!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,799
Posted By Bjorn
I'm avoiding looking at any of the replies so...

I'm avoiding looking at any of the replies so that I won't be biased (by anything other than my current knowledge and views) in giving my answer.

For me the bilah starts at the ganja.
Seeing the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th April 2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bjorn
Couldn't agree more. It's representative of an...

Couldn't agree more. It's representative of an idea and a concept. It's not the actual thing, so there's no need for it to be 100% accurate. People look at it and they can recognize what it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bjorn
Beautiful, rustic piece. Love the contrast...

Beautiful, rustic piece. Love the contrast between the wrongko and hulu.
Wonderful selut too. I wouldn't be surprised if the wilah itself is less impressive. I rarely see keris attributed to Ceribon...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd January 2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bjorn
Happy New Year! Selamat Tahun Baru!

Happy New Year!
Selamat Tahun Baru!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd January 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bjorn
I completely agree with this statement. In fact,...

I completely agree with this statement. In fact, I'd say this even applies to most areas of life.

For me, the blumbangan represents soma, the female element, while the sogokan represents agni, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,712
Posted By Bjorn
The basic shape of the wrongko also strikes me as...

The basic shape of the wrongko also strikes me as north coast.
If the other components are original to the ensemble, then the jejer decorated with megamundung would seem to point in the same...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,467
Posted By Bjorn
Might it not be a possibility that the hilt was...

Might it not be a possibility that the hilt was carved in the very west of Sunda or in the very south of Sumatra?
There should be some overlap between those two areas considering the proximity....
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