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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know what I'm looking at here. The...

I do not know what I'm looking at here.

The blade might be current era, but it could also be early 20th century

The pamor could be one of several types of ron duru, it might be ron pakis, but since...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, my kids were OK too, but you can't separate...

Yeah, my kids were OK too, but you can't separate them from their mates, and therein lays the problem.

Thanks for clarification.

Just to store, bubble wrap and cardboard boxes. Put the keris into a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mr. Workman, I understand your problems. I...

Mr. Workman, I understand your problems. I experienced similar disruption to my home values when my kids were growing up --- now its pay-back time, their kids are causing them similar headaches.

I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th September 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sid, I think that perhaps the reason you did not...

Sid, I think that perhaps the reason you did not get responses is because you have posted a number of pics in one thread, but without identifying numbers.

Since nobody apparently wants to ID these...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th September 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Great stuff David!! Love it!!!

Great stuff David!!

Love it!!!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th September 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It has occurred to me that some of what I have...

It has occurred to me that some of what I have written in the preceding post could be clarified.

The photos are of my desk knife. It is 01 damascus, I made it about 30 years ago --- in fact, it was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th September 2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,312
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Very often the gandar will be open at the bottom,...

Very often the gandar will be open at the bottom, or open at the sides, especially in a Jawa keris. I don't know what the effect of the silica gel might be, if it were to be left in the wrongko....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th September 2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Re heat treat. For simple forge heat treat, the...

Re heat treat.

For simple forge heat treat, the heat treatment of a spring and a blade is the same, the only variation is the colour to which it may be drawn, and even that does not always vary.

In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Why did the springs become brittle? Difference...

Why did the springs become brittle?

Difference between a spring and other ferric material is that the spring has been hardened and then the temper has been drawn.

A weapon is heat-treated in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry people. Alan cannot add much to this...

Sorry people.

Alan cannot add much to this discussion.

I looked at the thread last night, but I do not know what I'm looking at. I've never seen a blade of this shape in mounts like this, the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th September 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry I missed your previous post, James. I'm...

Sorry I missed your previous post, James. I'm sure it would have made good reading. Probably a bit like some of my posts that I've withdrawn from time to time. Much more entertaining than the polite...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th September 2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mate, you don't need to be a chicken to know what...

Mate, you don't need to be a chicken to know what an egg looks like:- you can gain more knowledge than you would ever need about custom knives by reading the hard copy literature. I suggest a good...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sid, you have asked:- What is the best type and...

Sid, you have asked:-

What is the best type and style of wood for Hilt & Scabbard?

The simple answer to this question is that there is no "best wood".

Your existing scabbard (wrongko, wrangka,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th September 2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, a lot of people do not understand that often...

Yes, a lot of people do not understand that often the only way to get the information or knowledge that one requires is to ask precise, specific questions.

This way the information can be tailored...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th September 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Drfiftwould, it has been brought to my attention...

Drfiftwould, it has been brought to my attention that I have not answered your question satisfactorily, and you yourself have pursued a further clarification of my inadequate answer. Please accept my...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th September 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot give any opinion on this, because I do...

I cannot give any opinion on this, because I do not know what is considered to be acceptable quality where these were made, however, if we compare this work to modern custom knife work --- which...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th September 2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Driftwould, it appears that you understood the...

Driftwould, it appears that you understood the message I was attempting to convey, this being so I'd guess that you have probably more than a little bit study in front of you. This knowledge game...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th September 2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, I couldn't agree more Spiral:- if your old...

Yes, I couldn't agree more Spiral:- if your old Elwell does what you want it to do, and does it well, of course you should continue to use it.

This has been exactly what we've been talking about....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's a great yarn Kronkew! Love it. Thanks...

That's a great yarn Kronkew! Love it.

Thanks for the view of the grind Spiral. Looks like it never has been ground to do anything, the grind looks like how it left the factory. Its close to what...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
To my eye, that's a very strange looking axe. I...

To my eye, that's a very strange looking axe. I really don't know what use it would be where I live. Actually it is pretty close in shape to the imported things they sell as block splitters, but its...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, the bayonet is worth a few bucks, but you...

Yeah, the bayonet is worth a few bucks, but you can always replace money. $300 bucks is the cost of halfway decent meal for two in a nice restaurant.

I'd sooner keep my bayonet.

7 pound is a big...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By A. G. Maisey
STT, what you say about wax and hot wax...

STT, what you say about wax and hot wax application is a given.

This technique and material is widely known and accepted in the areas of weaponry, or cutlery, collection where smooth or polished...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually, I sort of half agree with Ariel. My...

Actually, I sort of half agree with Ariel.

My usual treatment for a keris blade is a thorough drench with WD40, I allow that to dry off overnight, it leaves a very light deposit on the blade, then I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th September 2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
STT response:- yep, it should always be a...

STT response:-

yep, it should always be a balanced approach, but the balance depends upon one's own point of view.

I was a member of the Australian Knife Makers Guild for many years, I made a few...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd September 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sounds as if we think alike Spiral. Talking...

Sounds as if we think alike Spiral.

Talking about tools, all my father's hand saws are Disston, bought in the 1920's most of them, maybe one or two in the 1930's. These saws can be set and...
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