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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:15 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot disagree with anything that Jean &...

I cannot disagree with anything that Jean & David have said.

This must be recognised as a keris, but I feel that it really has no place in any serious collection.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not to my knowledge. I cannot recall ever having...

Not to my knowledge.

I cannot recall ever having seen either of the Barong Landung as keris hilts, neither Jero Luh, nor Jero Gede.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Maybe, or maybe some other reason, it is not...

Maybe, or maybe some other reason, it is not usual, so who knows?

Thanks for the pic Gavin, sorry, I cannot pic up anything from that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not recognise the script Gavin, could you...

I do not recognise the script Gavin, could you post a pic of the full blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Uncommon. I cannot recall seeing a tombak blade...

Uncommon.

I cannot recall seeing a tombak blade with any engraving of text.

I do have a couple of tombak from the Mangkunegaraan armoury that have dates on the metuks. I have a Jayasukadgo tombak...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is a typical Javanese or Madurese tombak of...

This is a typical Javanese or Madurese tombak of ordinary quality. The type of thing that would be issued to guards, or in early times to levies.

The long tang is usual for tombak that were actually...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, as we both know, names and everything else...

Jean, as we both know, names and everything else about the keris change from place to place, or perhaps more correctly appear to change from place to place.

Gardner's supposed inaccuracies might not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I am not literate in Malay, you probably...

Jean, I am not literate in Malay, you probably know that BI and Malay are mutually intelligible, but when we dig a little below the surface there are differences. Thus, I tend to rely on Wilkinson...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, that is so. and Thank you Mickey. So...

Yes Jean, that is so.

and

Thank you Mickey.

So as a word "penyalang" is simply the name of type of keris in Malaysia, and a place name, no actual meaning as a stand alone word. This is in accord...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The terms "keris panjang" (ie,...

The terms "keris panjang" (ie, "long keris") & "executioner keris" are a western collector invention.

A "keris Bangkalan" is a keris from Bangkalan that has a blade between 49 - 68cm.

These...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th September 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,901
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I.P., flowers in Javanese & Balinese art...

I.P., flowers in Javanese & Balinese art motifs are commonly read as a part of the overall motif, and as is common with other things in Jawa & Bali the names of the motifs can change depending on a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I.P., I think that perhaps your question posed in...

I.P., I think that perhaps your question posed in post #8 could well be central to any interest at all in the keris.

There is probably no "one size fits all" answer.

It is possible to simply like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,901
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think sena is what we call sonokembang in Jawa.

I think sena is what we call sonokembang in Jawa.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th September 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,050
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not all realgar is equal, so the quantity...

Not all realgar is equal, so the quantity required depends on the realgar, as does the result.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Jean, I could not confirm too much from the...

No Jean, I could not confirm too much from the photos. Yes, it certainly looks like Bali, that I can confirm, but whether Bali or Lombok or Madura, sorry no idea, and frankly, even if i had it my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Rick, you are right, but it makes perfect...

Yes Rick, you are right, but it makes perfect sense if you are Javanese, and maybe for some other people too.

It is a general principle of Javanese communication that when you say something, it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th September 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By A. G. Maisey
and then the next Balinese expert we found would...

and then the next Balinese expert we found would give it a different name
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,550
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Kai. Yes, I see what you mean, you might...

Thanks Kai.

Yes, I see what you mean, you might be right.

I have the original photo in the book in front of me, and looking at that, the possibility does not seem to be as clear as it is in your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,550
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, when I read your post #34 I was a bit...

Kai, when I read your post #34 I was a bit confused as to which item you considered to be a "wesi lima". I could not find my Jogja Kraton book to check the original photo in the book, but I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th August 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,550
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You could well be right about the other symbols...

You could well be right about the other symbols Gustav, but I cannot see the detail in these photos well enough to be able to comment.

I've got that "Kraton Jogja" book somewhere, but I can't find...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,550
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's interesting Gustav, thanks for making the...

That's interesting Gustav, thanks for making the pic available.

Certainly it is outside the possibility of classification according to the Central Javanese tangguh system. It just doesn't fit....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th August 2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Jean, yes, I agree with you, this can be...

Thanks Jean, yes, I agree with you, this can be classified as Banten. I think this demonstrates just how difficult it can be to classify from photos. There is so much that cannot be adequately...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th August 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Jean, but I still need those other...

Thanks Jean, but I still need those other shots.

This looks more Banten than your first pics.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th August 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, how good is the provenance on that...

Jean, how good is the provenance on that keris?

How certain are we of the dating?

How certain are we that it is from Banten?

At this point I am not arguing against Banten, but I will say that it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd August 2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Refer post 35

I understand "genuine ensemble" as meaning a keris that is in the dress that it had when it left the culture of origin. If that keris was with a custodian who actually wore it, or whether it was with...
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