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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By David
Yogyakarta is a Javanese kingdom so no, such a...

Yogyakarta is a Javanese kingdom so no, such a jilt would not be suitable for this keris.
The one that Jean has shown would be a much more acceptable form, however, for a keris like this that has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By David
I don't think it is broken Paul, just really...

I don't think it is broken Paul, just really poorly carved. The head is there, it is just thrown back and hard to see in the photos.
I'm afraid i do have to agree with my fellows here. Even at a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By David
My ideas about this little Sumatra keris is that...

My ideas about this little Sumatra keris is that it is not a keris at all. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By David
For some reason there are many people who seem to...

For some reason there are many people who seem to believe that a keris is specifically a wavy blade weapon and perhaps they did believe that converting this to a blade with luks would make it more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By David
I think you may be correct on all fronts. Frankly...

I think you may be correct on all fronts. Frankly i have never seen an example of this form so crudely executed. You might well have made a better example if you carved one yourself. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By David
Jean, i attempted to adjust one of the photos for...

Jean, i attempted to adjust one of the photos for a clearer view. To me it would appear that this blade was definitely reshaped into a wavy form in a rather awkward manner by grinding back the gusen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By David
There are probably a number of keris to be found...

There are probably a number of keris to be found in Japanese museums, but the only one i am aware of is the Sendai keris. Bit of a trek north from Tokyo, but i believe it is in the Sendai City...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By David
I did the staining job on this keris some time...

I did the staining job on this keris some time back (Rick almost didn't get it back :D )and my personal opinion, having had it in hand, is that it is gonjo iras.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By David
Nice example. I have seen this odd form before...

Nice example. I have seen this odd form before somewhere. Yes, i am not certain about the description in the book. It doesn't quite look like a cat to me. In any case i would be curious to understand...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By David
Actually i believe that vinegar diluted to 5%...

Actually i believe that vinegar diluted to 5% acidity is fine to use without further dilution.
Perhaps someone else knows different. I have always used pineapple juice on keris. I have used vinegar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By David
"I am not telling you that you cannot...

"I am not telling you that you cannot continue using these spellings..."

I believe i was already being tolerant Alan. :shrug: :)
And the best part of these confusing spellings is when you follow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By David
Amuk, i certainly respect your right to use...

Amuk, i certainly respect your right to use "the spelling system which best suits <your> needs". That said, i really must point out that just about every time you do post with these anachronistic...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,676
Posted By David
Forgive me Aceto, but why not post a photo of...

Forgive me Aceto, but why not post a photo of your knife here on the forum and discuss it with Richard here. I mean, that IS the purpose of this forum, no? I am afraid i am having a hard time...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By David
Paul, are you talking about the originally posted...

Paul, are you talking about the originally posted blade. If so the gonjo appears to be separate and the line appears very straight and parallel to the wilah so i am confused about what you might...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By David
Paul, are you talking about the originally posted...

Paul, are you talking about the originally posted blade. If so the gonjo appears to be separate and the line appears very straight and parallel so i am confused about what you might mean.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By David
Dojigiri - the Demon Slayer

One of the Five Swords of Heaven is currently on display, Dojigiri, which some claim is the best of the best. I do wish this article had better photographs....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By David
Someone should have more to say about the cross...

Someone should have more to say about the cross in the circle symbol. I have seen it quite often on keris. The other one i don't remember seeing.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By David
Thanks for the addition info about the purpose of...

Thanks for the addition info about the purpose of the mantra. Seerp already identified Empu Totok in his above comment.
Are there any photos of this keris finished. At the end of the video it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By David
Interesting discussion on the naming of pamor....

Interesting discussion on the naming of pamor.
My only contribution here is this photo of a cucumber cut lengthwise. Which of these pamor patterns looks most like the seed pattern as found in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By David
Hi Rick. That is both a very unusual blade and an...

Hi Rick. That is both a very unusual blade and an unusual sheath. In fact i have never seen anything quite like that sheath. It is quite beautiful and seems to be skillfully constructed.
As to your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By David
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By David
Yes Paul, i think Anthony is aware that this is a...

Yes Paul, i think Anthony is aware that this is a recent blade which is why he asked if the pamor pattern was a new invention.
Hopefully Alan will return and speak further about why he thinks it is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th January 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By David
I would like this ask this question without...

I would like this ask this question without appearing to be accusatory or critical. I actually do not know the answer to this question and would like to know. This is not in any way a questioning of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By David
Nik, is the hilt of your keris Tridacna (giant...

Nik, is the hilt of your keris Tridacna (giant clam shell)?
I can't say much more about your keris based solely upon the photos provided. Perhaps if you can supply more down the line. Occassionally...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By David
I agree with both these gentlemen Mickey. The...

I agree with both these gentlemen Mickey. The pitting is the nature of the material. Perhaps yours is not fire damage either. If you post a photo we may be able to tell. ;)
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