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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 04:27 AM
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Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Greg. Well, i'd say your...

Welcome to the forum Greg. Well, i'd say your Javanese friend is mostly correct. This is indeed an ivory hilt, and given the present condition of your blade i would imagine that if one were to value...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,213
Posted By David
Alan, while i'm pretty sure you understood my...

Alan, while i'm pretty sure you understood my meaning, the word "controversy" was key to that meaning. Nothing you have written is problematic and any way and i think you for this detailed and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,213
Posted By David
Well, i'm going to let Alan respond to these...

Well, i'm going to let Alan respond to these comments first.
But in the meantime, please refrain from adding political/religious controversy to these pages. Thank you.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,923
Posted By David
Well, the only thing i will change from my last...

Well, the only thing i will change from my last set of comments is that i was probably thing 1600-1700 instead of century, because i don't think it would be as old as 16th century. Most probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 92,452
Posted By David
Two things wrong with this statement Ibrahiim....

Two things wrong with this statement Ibrahiim.
Firstly, the vast majority of rhino horn is poached for the Asia medicine markets. So poaching is still going to take place to feed those markets...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By David
While it might not be best from a purest...

While it might not be best from a purest standpoint, i would think that you could. no doubt, find a silversmith near you who could manufacture a plain silver selut like this one for not very much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By David
That's one mighty pretty family you got there...

That's one mighty pretty family you got there Ron! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By David
Bill, my feeling about this is that it is just...

Bill, my feeling about this is that it is just lovely, but i can't figure our whether this piece serves a deeper spiritual function worthy of the name "spirit cage" or if it's just beautiful for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By David
That's what i thought. Does yours have a...

That's what i thought. Does yours have a sharpened top edge at all?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By David
Nice barong Bill. I like the blade quite a bit,...

Nice barong Bill. I like the blade quite a bit, but i would not consider this a "shandigan" blade myself. Other's mileage may vary. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By David
It seems like the entire shabang was somebodies...

It seems like the entire shabang was somebodies personal collections.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Museum_of_Peru_and_Arms_of_the_World
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By David
I am of the mind that you can't over-clean silver...

I am of the mind that you can't over-clean silver and gold. These metals were never meant to be dull or tarnished on an ensemble IMHO. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th January 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By David
Found it. It's call a Hasapi. And it sounds like...

Found it. It's call a Hasapi.
And it sounds like this. Love it! :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_oQDM2yLG4
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th January 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By David
That's beautiful Bill. I'd love to hear how it...

That's beautiful Bill. I'd love to hear how it sounds. Have you searched for any recording of it in play?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By David
Jean, i also did not state that 21 luk blades...

Jean, i also did not state that 21 luk blades from Jawa do not exist. I said they were "high unusual", which i believe they are, no?
But i will side with Alan on the rest. As i stated from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By David
Interestingly varied collections. I'm not sure...

Interestingly varied collections.
I'm not sure how or if this applies to any of the weapons in their collections, but back about 20 years ago it was determined that the vast majority of their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By David
Thanks for your commentary and confirming why i...

Thanks for your commentary and confirming why i found this keris hard to except as presented. Stock removal makes a lot of sense for the method the luks were formed on this blade. Not sure why i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By David
The areas that are poorly carved are the Greneng,...

The areas that are poorly carved are the Greneng, the Sogokan and Lambe Gajah. I see the scratches you refer to and that may indeed have come from someone aggressively trying to clean this blade, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By David
hmmm....may takeaway from the thread i linked you...

hmmm....may takeaway from the thread i linked you to is that many possibilities exist for the source representation, from wayang characters to gods and ogres. But i am not particularly inclined to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,997
Posted By David
Bill, Cirebon and Tegal are both Northern Coast...

Bill, Cirebon and Tegal are both Northern Coast in Jawa. Cirebon was its own Sultanate established in the 16th century and Tegal was a regency of Mataram established in the early 17th century. They...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,928
Posted By David
Bill, since i am fairly certain that this keris...

Bill, since i am fairly certain that this keris sundang has Malay origins i have transferred this thread to the Keris Forum and deleted your two redundant posts.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By David
I would agree! ;) Bill, we have discussed this...

I would agree! ;)
Bill, we have discussed this hilt form quite a bit over the years. You might find this thread helpful.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10083&highlight=Jawa+demam
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,928
Posted By David
Well, i could relocate this thread to the keris...

Well, i could relocate this thread to the keris forum, but that would create a redundancy with the thread you have now stated there. I could also combine the two threads into one or we can simply...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,928
Posted By David
Bill, i'm not sure why you resurrected this...

Bill, i'm not sure why you resurrected this thread here in Ethno as well as posting it on the keris forum. Some may disagree, but for my money this is a Malay Sundang, not a Moro kris, and despite...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By David
I'm scratching my head a bit on this one Rick....

I'm scratching my head a bit on this one Rick. Yes, it does seem to have some age, but i'm having a hard time seeing this blade as Javanese. It just seems off for some reason and i do see what you...
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