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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:40 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Truth is only momentary. See:- Samuel Arbesman

Truth is only momentary.

See:- Samuel Arbesman
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In fact if anything is believed by sufficient...

In fact if anything is believed by sufficient people, it is true, and even if it is believed by only one person, for that person, it is true.

Belief is a powerful force.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th January 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I noticed this post a few days ago and I...

I noticed this post a few days ago and I remembered that there was a Bali folk tale attached to this, but I could not remember the story. I stumbled on a version of the story this morning in one of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, sebit ron tal is the terminology that...

Yes Jean, sebit ron tal is the terminology that I'm familiar with, and in my opinion the more conventional term.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've just had a look at EK, and it appears to...

I've just had a look at EK, and it appears to refer to the side profile of the gonjo, where the top of the gonjo is curved, not flat.

As I said, I've never heard the term used for keris, but then,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If this blade had been made in Surakarta style we...

If this blade had been made in Surakarta style we could give it as dhapur Bandhotan. Since it is not Surakarta style it misses out on some of the characteristics that we expect to see in a Surakarta...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Never heard that expression applied to a keris,...

Never heard that expression applied to a keris, but it means a half round shape, ie hemispherical, like a coconut shell cut in half and the cut side put to the ground.(mbathok mengkureb)

Just...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th January 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,157
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Good to see somebody gets it.

Good to see somebody gets it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th January 2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,157
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kertanegara.

Kertanegara.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By A. G. Maisey
IP. we normally do not use any adhesive to fit a...

IP. we normally do not use any adhesive to fit a blade to a hilt, it is a pressure fit only, and has been for a very long time.

The exception is keris that might have been used as weapons, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Around 50 years ago I bought a Balinese carving...

Around 50 years ago I bought a Balinese carving from Makassar ebony in a shop on Queensland's Gold Coast, it is about a 5" cube. I got it cheap because it had a long crack that at its widest was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, it is possible to see a face in some of...

Yeah, it is possible to see a face in some of them, and again, yeah, other published sources do call them janggelan.

Personally, I'd like a different name for them, but I've never heard one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, I did touch on this area previously,...

Yes Jean, I did touch on this area previously, but just so I can understand that we're both on the same page:-

1) the name Tunggak Semi must only be used for planar hilts of the Jogjakarta style,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,157
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, if you really need to drink that fuisce...

David, if you really need to drink that fuisce stuff I sincerely recommend that your next bottle be Tullamore Dew.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm going to disagree with you Jean, and this...

I'm going to disagree with you Jean, and this disagreement is one that will put me in disagreement with many people.

Firstly, there is the name itself of this hilt.
It is variously rendered as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,157
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Excellent advice Mickey. But I probably wrote...

Excellent advice Mickey.

But I probably wrote those posts whilst drinking shiraz --- I normally drink either shiraz or coffee while I'm in front of the computer.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,157
Posted By A. G. Maisey
check?

Error
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If the grain of the metal does not follow the...

If the grain of the metal does not follow the curve of the edge of the blade it would be likely that the waves were cut into it rather than forged
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've just spent 30 minutes or so in Photoshop...

I've just spent 30 minutes or so in Photoshop playing with the photos that show the front of Shayde's blade.

Why?

Because in these photos as published it is totally impossible for me to read the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,157
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot give an authoritative answer to that...

I cannot give an authoritative answer to that question Anthony.

Balinese society is structured in a different way to Javanese society. The rulers do not live in a Karaton that is in effect a walled...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th December 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Of course they do Jean. I totally agree. But...

Of course they do Jean. I totally agree.

But some of the people I have known during my lifetime who had unimpeachable integrity also lacked elegance.

Whereas some of the most elegant people I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No, it is not Jenggolo, but this thick gonjo is...

No, it is not Jenggolo, but this thick gonjo is an indicator of a better than usual keris.

A Jenggolo keris usually has no steel core, the iron is without grain, it is very black and very padat, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,596
Posted By A. G. Maisey
As a fully qualified and dedicated cynic I have...

As a fully qualified and dedicated cynic I have very few heros, but Sam Arbesman is one of them. In my shortlist, he is probably #1.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th December 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I do not know the word...

David, I do not know the word "ambhara".

This word "ambhara" is not to be found in Balinese, Javanese, Malay, or Bahasa Indonesia (BI).

It can be found in Sanskrit as "ambara" (Macdonell)....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th December 2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,167
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The hilt for fighters, the blade for lovers. You...

The hilt for fighters, the blade for lovers.

You wanna be fighter or lover?

Or maybe both in the same skin?

Makes sense to me:- as a fighter you wipe a few undesirables out, as a lover you help...
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