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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Jean
Hum, not a masterpiece of forging and carving IMO...

Hum, not a masterpiece of forging and carving IMO (greneng, kembang kacang, sogokan, etc.). It does not look typically javanese to me and to have been made recently by an unexperienced smith, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Jean
Thank you. Looking again at the pic, the depicted...

Thank you.
Looking again at the pic, the depicted figure is probably not Bayu indeed since he has an agressive look (teeth & fangs), while Bayu is normally shown with a friendly face (often smiling)....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Yes,the EK page 88 describes the...

Hello Alan,
Yes,the EK page 88 describes the keris bahari as having a blade between 42 to 45 cm long, and on page 64 the keris alang having a blade of about 28 to 32 cm long, so shorter than the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Jean
It seems to me that the name "keris...

It seems to me that the name "keris alang" is used in Malaysia (and perhaps East Sumatra?) to identify a kris similar to the keris bahari (blade length about 30 cm) and the keris panjang (blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Jean
Beautiful balinese kris indeed. From the pics the...

Beautiful balinese kris indeed. From the pics the blade seems old (19th century?), the ivory scabbard in kekandikan style and the silver hilt depicting Bayu are probably more recent (late 20th...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th September 2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Bangkalan or Bangkinang? (a city in...

Hello Alan,
Bangkalan or Bangkinang? (a city in the inland Riau province).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Jean
I am not qualified about Malaysian krisses so...

I am not qualified about Malaysian krisses so other members may tell more accurately.
There are regional variations among the style of Malaysian kris scabbards, and they slightly differ from the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Jean
Gardner was based in Malaysia and he describes a...

Gardner was based in Malaysia and he describes a Malay style of scabbard from Perak (Malaysia), but which is rather similar to the Bugis type of scabbard originating from Sulawesi, Sumbawa, and East...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th September 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,901
Posted By Jean
Very beautiful art piece indeed but it does not...

Very beautiful art piece indeed but it does not move me much as a kris, and personally I prefer the old blawong behind it ;)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Jean
Others may have identified the pamor pattern of...

Others may have identified the pamor pattern of the blade shown in the Lombok book as Bendo Sagodo. In Bali pamor Srante is also called Uler Lulut. Difficult question....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Jean
Book "Keris di Lombok" by Ir Lalu...

Book "Keris di Lombok" by Ir Lalu Djelenga (a reference book published in 2000, very difficult to find nowadays).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th September 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Jean
Yes, I had the same guess probably based on the...

Yes, I had the same guess probably based on the same book (pamor Rante in Lombok or Srante in Bali, although they may be slightly different).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, and this is a typical case of...

Thank you Alan, and this is a typical case of frustration as mentioned by Rick.
Obviously I cannot tell either, I just observe that the surface finish and the pamor pattern do not look typical of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Jean
Yes Alan, I agree. Would you be able to confirm...

Yes Alan, I agree. Would you be able to confirm that this blade is from Bali or Lombok, or made by somebody from another culture (Java or Madura) but in Balinese style?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th September 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Jean
Thank you Antony and the blade looks in Balinese...

Thank you Antony and the blade looks in Balinese or Lombok style indeed and to have some age.
Sumsum Buron is a rare Javanese pamor pattern and it does not look very similar to this one (it has 2...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th September 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Jean
Balinese?? Please show us the full blade. Regards

Balinese?? Please show us the full blade.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and I am glad that you could...

Thank you Alan and I am glad that you could confirm my opinion with some certainty. It is a pity that the blade was damaged, it mat be younger than the 17th Century although it has kept the original...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th August 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I attach the pics as requested and...

Hello Alan,
I attach the pics as requested and hope that they are adequate.
I would like to add the following indicators which point to a 17th century blade rather than a Surakarta one IMO:
. The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th August 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Jean
By the way Marco Noris in his excellent book...

By the way Marco Noris in his excellent book "Gods, demons, and ancestors - Art of Indonesian kris hilts" (page 16 & 17) attributes this style of JD hilt with spiralling eyes to South-West Sumatra...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th August 2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I said "possibly originating...

Hello Alan,
I said "possibly originating from Banten and dating from the 17th century" because of the large similarities between this blade and the specimens shown in the Krisdik from Jensen and in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th August 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jean
Just for reference, pics of the sorsoran of a...

Just for reference, pics of the sorsoran of a blade possibly originating from Banten and dating from the 17th century, before and after the warangan treatment.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th August 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jean
Yes Alan, I fully agree and I would propose that...

Yes Alan, I fully agree and I would propose that from now on we should use "classification" instead of "tangguh" in this forum to avoid confusion and misunderstanding such as using the tangguh...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd August 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Jean
The blade does not look Javanese so the concepts...

The blade does not look Javanese so the concepts of tangguh and dhapur do not apply.
IMO this kris originates from Sumatra but with mixed elements, the blade is old and probably from South Sumatra...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Jean
I agree with David, a very rustic but interesting...

I agree with David, a very rustic but interesting piece of probably Bugis origin and with some age?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Yes, you are correct. BTW the...

Hello Alan,
Yes, you are correct. BTW the descriptions of one of the versions of dhapur Karna Tinanding and Semar Tinandu in the EK are very similar.
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