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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th July 2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually, polished blades were the norm in times...

Actually, polished blades were the norm in times past.

Javanese blades were polished, just as we're accustomed to seeing Balinese blades polished now. The textured finish that is now the norm for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of Sirek's yellow keris, this is a...

In respect of Sirek's yellow keris, this is a Javanese presentation.The use of a tortoiseshell veneer is something that is outside the mainstream, but there are a lot of Javanese keris that are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your contribution Dizos. Certainly...

Thank you for your contribution Dizos.

Certainly a rather interesting and divergent opinion, but I do have more than a little difficulty in seeing any relevance to the keris. Still, as you say, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've been waiting for that idea David. To me,...

I've been waiting for that idea David.

To me, this wrongko atasan is East Jawa/West Bali. On a day when there is a wind from the west you can stand at the car ramp in Banyuwangi and spit into...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bjorn, I asked the initial question as a simple...

Bjorn, I asked the initial question as a simple question, and we got back a mix of simple, uncomplicated answers, and philosophical answers. I would say that you have given us a simple answer.

I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm sorry Anthony, but the tip picture is very...

I'm sorry Anthony, but the tip picture is very unclear, I need to be able to see clearly the degree that this tip is bent, and how it is bent.

However, like Kai, I doubt that this blade has been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your response Kai. Yeah, the idea...

Thank you for your response Kai.

Yeah, the idea of "interpretation" attached to the translation of "lapak" did not sit well with me, because my understanding of the word "interpret" was not as broad...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, would you please explain exactly what you...

Kai, would you please explain exactly what you mean by "your interpretation".

In what I have written I can see nothing that has originated with me, all I have done is to carry a message from people...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well Anthony, I don't see this as any major thing...

Well Anthony, I don't see this as any major thing at all.

My apologies to everybody else for seeming to be so cavalier --- or as some might say, a "smart-ar*e".

This sort of damage occurs all the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Kai, your opinion was one of the ones I...

Thank you Kai, your opinion was one of the ones I have been looking for, and I will respond to your post before going to the destination I intended when I asked my opening question, which was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I apologise for being unable to comment...

Jean, I apologise for being unable to comment further.

I have already said twice that I will not comment on a keris like this on the basis of photos, and I am not going to hang out a string of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I avoided the use of the word...

Jean, I avoided the use of the word "old", I used "older" instead.

Frankly I'm troubled by two things, the pamor and the type of applied gold.

It is absolutely impossible for me to form an opinion...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Jean, noted.

Thanks Jean, noted.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think I can see a nice older keris with a very...

I think I can see a nice older keris with a very nice hilt, but for a keris that presents as this one does I am not able to give any further opinion on the blade without holding it in my hand and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've found a few minutes to do a summary of the...

I've found a few minutes to do a summary of the ideas we have to date.

What I find is that we have the beginning of the blade voted for as follows:-

Big End, I'm thinking of this as the whole of...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th July 2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 77

Catalogue 77 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/L77INDEX.html

If you cannot reach the catalogue by using this link, try this...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 7th July 2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 77

Catalogue 77 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/L77INDEX.html

If you cannot reach the catalogue by using this link, try this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Marco and Detlef

Thank you Marco and Detlef
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Joe, and thank you Henk.

Thank you Joe, and thank you Henk.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Anthony.

Thank you Anthony.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Jean, and thank you Paul.

Thank you Jean, and thank you Paul.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Yohan, so you're a Big End man and Jean,...

Thanks Yohan, so you're a Big End man

and Jean, you have no opinion?

OK, no opinion.

As to why I asked the question, it was because I wished to try to establish a consensus of opinion in respect...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You sound like me Rick. I'm always telling...

You sound like me Rick.

I'm always telling people that the more I learn the less I know --- and this applies very much so with keris.

I find that my focus just becomes more and more narrow.

But...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Rick, he who claims not to be a philosopher is...

Rick, he who claims not to be a philosopher is probably the greatest philosopher of all, however, if your final opinion is the same as your first, then we can record that as a vote for the Big...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bob & Rick, I think you're both philosophers,...

Bob & Rick, I think you're both philosophers, and of course you are both absolutely right from a philosophical point of view.

But I'm a very simple man, and I tried my best to ask a very simple...
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