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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 05:59 PM
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Posted By David
Frankly i am immediately suspicious of any...

Frankly i am immediately suspicious of any Indonesian blade with etched phrases (usually from the Quran) on the blade. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 250
Posted By David
Interesting. I would think just the opposite, the...

Interesting. I would think just the opposite, the the curvy blade is actually the newer one. I would think that the earliest that one would be in the 1960's, though it could be later that that. With...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By David
Perhaps. But unless i'm reading wrong it looks...

Perhaps. But unless i'm reading wrong it looks like it has 150 illustrations on 138 pages, so unless the illustrations are particularly small it doesn't seem to leave much room for text. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By David
It looks like the book is simply a catalog of the...

It looks like the book is simply a catalog of the exhibition. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By David
Thanks for the heads up. Too far away for me as...

Thanks for the heads up. Too far away for me as well i'm afraid. :(
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I knew that serious contact from...

Thanks Alan. I knew that serious contact from Europe didn't take place until around then, but wasn't sure if there was a possibility that a wrongko from the late Mojopahit might have ended up in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By David
Thanks for the clarifications Alan. Yes, my first...

Thanks for the clarifications Alan. Yes, my first impression of the second photo was that it reminded me of the Bugis form, but i didn't want to comment on an image that i found hard to decipher like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By David
Marcus, though Gardner was an important figure in...

Marcus, though Gardner was an important figure in bringing the study of keris to light in the West he is not always 100% accurate in his writings.
The Walikat sheath form can be found in Jawa, Bali...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I would say that the sheath in the...

Thanks Alan. I would say that the sheath in the first image, if the order hasn't reversed on my screen, has many attributes of a ladrang form.
I cannot really tell as much from the second image...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By David
I certainly understood what your intention was...

I certainly understood what your intention was Jean. I just wanted to make sure that others didn't misinterpret what you were trying to say.
As for wine, i'm a scotch man myself... ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By David
Thanks for your response. I think we would all...

Thanks for your response. I think we would all enjoy hearing your further perspectives on keris in a separate thread. You may want to spend some time in our archives first though, to understand just...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By David
Uploading images is not really difficult at all....

Uploading images is not really difficult at all. Simply click on "Manage Attachments" in the box below your posting window.
This thread might help you further if it is still confusing to you. :)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By David
Ah, but then knowledge and its acquisition should...

Ah, but then knowledge and its acquisition should never be a competition. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By David
Hi Jean. Please forgive me for making this point...

Hi Jean. Please forgive me for making this point and i do realize that English is not your first language, but i am not sure that the word "mitigate" was quite the word you were looking for here....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By David
Here are a few sites that might be helpful to you...

Here are a few sites that might be helpful to you Marcus. Please be aware that you may encounter different terminology for some of the same features due to regional differences. You will also...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By David
Marcus, i believe Alan was referring to the type...

Marcus, i believe Alan was referring to the type of wood used to create this sheath. This wood is known more completely as Sonokembang in Indonesia....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Rahayu. Perhaps you can...

Welcome to the forum Rahayu.
Perhaps you can clear up something for me. You say above that you like Walikat, but not Solo or Jogja. It seems like you are mixing apples and oranges, as they say. Solo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By David
So i hear a few votes for Luzon, at least on the...

So i hear a few votes for Luzon, at least on the hilt. Can anyone point to a Luzon spear head of similar form? I'm just trying to pin this down to a particular region for my friend.
The wrapping...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By David
Any other ideas or comments on origin from anyone...

Any other ideas or comments on origin from anyone i could take back to my friend? :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By David
I would agree Detlef, that dress is not Solo. ...

I would agree Detlef, that dress is not Solo.
Sempana Bener might be a good guess on dhapur, though as far as i know that dhapur does not include greneng beyond the gonjo and on yours it seems to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By David
Well, it's not mine Rick, so these are the best...

Well, it's not mine Rick, so these are the best photos i have. I do think that a mixed cultural thing is possible. The hilt does seem to have a good patina so this does appear to have a bit of age to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By David
Mystery Dagger???

A friend of mine recently asked be about this dagger, which he thought was from the South Pacific. It looks more African to me, but not quite and i just don't know. The blade is ferric as it attracts...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By David
Can we trace the use of this name for this hilt...

Can we trace the use of this name for this hilt back beyond contemporary times. I see absolutely no indication of any feminine anatomy in this hilt form. This is not true of the so-called durga or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By David
The sheath and hilt most definitely appear to be...

The sheath and hilt most definitely appear to be Balinese as Marius has noted and i agree with Charles that the blade is most probably from a spear. I would image that Bali (or Lombak) is the likely...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By David
Cetainly a keris of some age Athanase. I do like...

Cetainly a keris of some age Athanase. I do like this style of sheath. The hilt form is not what we generally consider a "veiled Durga" and i have always considered this form to depict a male...
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