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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 02:16 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Rule #1 of care for all ferric material, ie,...

Rule #1 of care for all ferric material, ie, iron/steel, is that it must never be stored in contact with cellulose material.

Wood is cellulose material.

No iron/steel blade should ever be stored in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th February 2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not in my experience Anthony. I do not know this...

Not in my experience Anthony.

I do not know this pamor as a Balinese pamor.

I know this pamor as Javanese or Madurese.

The surface finish of this blade does not look like a Balinese finish, it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are some pics of North Coast hilts with...

Here are some pics of North Coast hilts with seluts & ferrules --- sorry I've forgotten the correct Javanese name for a ferrule used on a knife or keris handle.

The image with 7 hilts has two hilts...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm sorry Jean, but that is a ferrule, it is not...

I'm sorry Jean, but that is a ferrule, it is not a selut.

I'll try to put up a selut pic tomorrow.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gio --- It is often somewhat difficult to guess...

Gio --- It is often somewhat difficult to guess at things that one has not previously seen. Until you mentioned the possibility of part completion, I did not realise what I was probably looking at.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th February 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, seluts can sit pretty deep, but on this...

Yes, seluts can sit pretty deep, but on this particular hilt it was more likely to have been an iron selut. I've got a couple of hilts with iron seluts, I'll see if I can find them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Detlef, Alan still refers to this pursuit as the...

Detlef, Alan still refers to this pursuit as the name game --- he just doesn't get angry about it these days and tends to find the whole thing rather amusing.

Kai, in respect of the variant...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By A. G. Maisey
GIO, I think you might be half right. The...

GIO, I think you might be half right.

The forging from which we carve a keris blade is left quite thick & heavy, the pesi is cut square and reduced little by little, not necessarily all at the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, with the exception of Tumbok Lada, I would...

David, with the exception of Tumbok Lada, I would suggest that all the other names are exactly the same name, but written down by people from various different societies who recorded the name in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is a very peculiar looking keris. I will...

This is a very peculiar looking keris.

I will not speculate on this because there is absolutely nothing available to base speculation on, but this blade is most certainly not like anything I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, I think so. But it could well be within...

Yeah, I think so.

But it could well be within pakem somewhere else.

The little one I'm not real sure of either, it looks like it might have a tikel alis, but its not real clear on my monitor.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You are quite sure about those dhapur nominations...

You are quite sure about those dhapur nominations Kai?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,293
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Malay meaning of "randu" was...

The Malay meaning of "randu" was troubling me, so I looked it up in Wilkinson, published 1901, here is the dictionary entry:-

Randu. I. The action of the arm in stirring
up water or anything, when...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,293
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think most keris people would know this,its...

I think most keris people would know this,its pretty basic knowledge, but maybe some of the new boys might not, so it is worth mentioning I guess.

There is a type of Solo mendak that is named...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,293
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, in Indonesian, Javanese, Old Javanese...

Mickey, in Indonesian, Javanese, Old Javanese "randu" means kapok tree.

In Modern Malay, Indonesian "angkup" means tweezers, pliers.

In Modern Javanese "angkup randu" could be understood as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I would most gently suggest that this weapon was...

I would most gently suggest that this weapon was very probably regarded as a keris by the person who initially produced it.

To my eye it bears every indication of a weapon of keris-like form that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much Jean, you have given me the...

Thank you very much Jean, you have given me the response that I was seeking:- you have clearly identified the object held by Nawa Sari as a pandanus, or pandan, or pudak flower.

However, I feel I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'm not going to get into any sort of...

Jean, I'm not going to get into any sort of discussion in respect of the artistic worth of this hilt. It is a hilt. There are artistically fine hilts, and artistically inferior hilts, and everything...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In Jawa just about all ferric weaponry --- and a...

In Jawa just about all ferric weaponry --- and a whole heap of other things --- is cleaned with acid. In other places the cleaning is done mechanically, more often than not with wet sand. The result...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've got a mate in Canada who uses this method...

I've got a mate in Canada who uses this method too Anthony.

I've seen Pauzan Pusposukadgo give the gandar of a very tightly stuck keris a bit of a tap on a concrete step and then remove it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know, Apo. The idea of...

I do not know, Apo.

The idea of "citrus" dish wash liquid is causing me doubt. Another thing is this:- I do not know what country you are living in, I do not know the standards in that country. If...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, those things might do the job.

Yeah, those things might do the job.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Apo, I'm sorry, but I do not understand the...

Apo, I'm sorry, but I do not understand the question, however, I do understand that the approach I have outlined to you is the one I have used for around 50 years and it has never resulted in any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, I buy the sleeves in a 100 meter roll from...

Well, I buy the sleeves in a 100 meter roll from a shop behind Pasar Gede in Solo, Jawa Tengah, but if you don't really feel like the trek, you could try plastic cling wrap.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's coming up OK, but you see all those little...

That's coming up OK, but you see all those little black dots, well, they need to be cleaned out.

I use two tools for this, a dentists pick, and a saddlers awl with a fine blade in it, I also use a...
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