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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:55 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
At age six, I was given a full size bowie by my...

At age six, I was given a full size bowie by my uncle. He was a boiler maker, and he'd made it himself.

Age 8 I used my saved up pocket money to buy an OKEH hunting knife while I was on holidays. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Two things:- visit to my mother's aunt's house...

Two things:-

visit to my mother's aunt's house when I was about 5 and handling keris and other artifacts sent to her by her son who lived in Malaya for a number of years after release from Changi at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have handled a number of blades that were made...

I have handled a number of blades that were made by Surakarta Keraton pandai keris & empus during the late 19th century and early 20th century. These blades were held in a Keraton store-room and had...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Green:- When we start to talk about the age of a...

Green:-

When we start to talk about the age of a keris blade, or any other tosan aji for that matter, we are moving into the area of blade classification, ie, "tangguh", and this is a field that is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 218
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Could be from any tosan aji --- keris, pedang,...

Could be from any tosan aji --- keris, pedang, tombak --- the shape that is created does not necessarily bear any relationship at all to the original blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Two keris of very different age and very...

Two keris of very different age and very different material:- we cannot compare apples to rambutan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 218
Posted By A. G. Maisey
We become accustomed to seeing all these examples...

We become accustomed to seeing all these examples of archetypical SE Asian weaponry --- keris, tombak, pedang & etc,& etc, &etc., but we very rarely see the weapons that ordinary people...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2015, 11:32 PM
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Views: 239
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not really Detlef, I think David has said all...

Not really Detlef, I think David has said all that needs to be said, anything I could add would only reinforce David's comments.

I will add one comment. I have several Bugis/Peninsula keris, old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The one shown seems to be far too good a quality...

The one shown seems to be far too good a quality to be a tool.

In the Radyapustaka Museum in Solo there are more than a few examples of things that we think of as tools now, but which were clearly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The item shown in post #1 is Javanese. I'm...

The item shown in post #1 is Javanese. I'm uncertain of exactly where in Jawa, I'm inclined to think Central Jawa, but it could equally be either North Coast or East Jawa. I do not think it is from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Rick, spot on. In the Bali souvenir shops,...

Yes Rick, spot on.

In the Bali souvenir shops, skull motifs are pretty popular, you'll find them in all sorts of little souveniry things.

This carving is Balinese, it is very recent, and it is...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th June 2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 70

During the past several months a number of people who regularly follow the Ethnographic Arms & Armour Forums have enquired of me when I intended to publish my next catalogue.

My response has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Just a small addition to my post #5, I was...

Just a small addition to my post #5, I was feeling a bit off colour when I wrote that post and did not make the effort to clarify something that I should have.

This word "tranchang".

In Javanese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, I thought I'd seen everything.

Well, I thought I'd seen everything.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jawa/Madura, pretty ordinary sort of thing, can't...

Jawa/Madura, pretty ordinary sort of thing, can't really give a classification because of lack of distinguishing features.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Very probably a dealer's marriage put together in...

Very probably a dealer's marriage put together in Surabaya.

Wood is likely to be klengkeng.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Hilt Madura, maybe blade too.

Hilt Madura, maybe blade too.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The material you use for the gonjo should be mild...

The material you use for the gonjo should be mild steel, and preferably anneal it first, because even mild steel can have up to 4% or 5% carbon. You anneal by taking to cherry red and letting it cool...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By A. G. Maisey
yeah, the kudi did develop from an agricultural...

yeah, the kudi did develop from an agricultural tool.

this implement under discussion is not a kudi, and its not from jawa or madura, so it may well be known as a kudi tranchang
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st June 2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By A. G. Maisey
make a new gonjo yourself, its a simple job that...

make a new gonjo yourself, its a simple job that only requires basic hand tools and a bench vice

you use mild steel

not really a proposition to get one made unless you live in jawa
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In Jawa we would not call this implement a...

In Jawa we would not call this implement a kudi.

If I happened to meet up with it I'd call it an arit, most definitely not a kudi.

However, I have no knowledge of what it may be called in other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By A. G. Maisey
what you say is true detlef, just as any knife...

what you say is true detlef, just as any knife that has been used in a knife fight is a fighting knife, however, most Balinese people do tend to go right over the top for the keris that they will...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, I really and truly do not like doing this...

Well, I really and truly do not like doing this sort of thing from photos, but for once I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and play the guessing game.

Why?

Because I've seen a pretty fair...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have collected edged weapons since 1953 and I...

I have collected edged weapons since 1953 and I have been importing swords, daggers and other weapons into Australia since the mid 1950's.

I have imported from UK, Holland, USA, Canada, Brazil,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I've used meteoritic material a number of...

David, I've used meteoritic material a number of times to make both pamor and nickel damascus. The stuff I used was Arizona material, and I bought it as a lot of small lumps.

Most of it I did not...
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