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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:34 PM
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Posted By David
Hi Oracle. I was waiting for someone like Alan to...

Hi Oracle. I was waiting for someone like Alan to come along to address your questions since he has far more experience in processes of forging than i do. I am sure if i get some of this wrong either...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By David
Well, as i pointed out Kai, i was not doubting...

Well, as i pointed out Kai, i was not doubting Gustav's attribution, just hoping for sources where i could personally read more about it for myself. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By David
Hi Gustav. Like Kai i am interested in hearing a...

Hi Gustav. Like Kai i am interested in hearing a bit more about the provenance of this keris. While i do not doubt your attribution, as you have pointed out, the Hermitage exhibition description is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd April 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By David
The short answer to this Alexis is yes.

The short answer to this Alexis is yes.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd April 2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By David
Thanks for that most beautiful example Gustav....

Thanks for that most beautiful example Gustav. I'm posting it here for more immediate access. While i can certainly see why this very specific time and style has caught your fancy i am personally...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By David
Thank you Gustav for your analysis of Paul's...

Thank you Gustav for your analysis of Paul's blade and thank you Alan for that explanation of forging. This has indeed been very interesting. While i do understand that threads do tend to develop...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By David
I believe you will find more specific styles than...

I believe you will find more specific styles than are included in that thread, but it's a start. Add more here if you find them. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,500
Posted By David
<SIGH> I'm sorry you have felt so...

<SIGH> I'm sorry you have felt so "compelled" Alexis. I don't know how many times and how many ways i need to tell you that this is not what we do here. You will not be told again.
I am also not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By David
Anthony, this thread shows a...

Anthony, this thread shows a few.
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23571&highlight=naga+keris
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By David
Yes, edges are just too sharp every where and...

Yes, edges are just too sharp every where and that hole looks so precisely round without a chip to be seen around its circumference.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By David
Well, i'm not suggesting that this hilt is...

Well, i'm not suggesting that this hilt is "faked", but patina and coloration on ivory can and has indeed been faked. It's done all the time and unfortunately part of the reason governments have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By David
Yes, the hole at the base of a sperm whale tooth...

Yes, the hole at the base of a sperm whale tooth is rather big, but generally bigger than this. This would have to be from a larger tooth to account for the bend of the hilt. The smaller teeth don't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th April 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By David
I'm surprised that no one has responded yet Paul,...

I'm surprised that no one has responded yet Paul, but perhaps, like myself, they don't know what to say. It certainly looks like a keris hilt form and i agree that Sumatra is most likely, but frankly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By David
Hi Thomas. Seems you are presenting apples,...

Hi Thomas. Seems you are presenting apples, oranges and peaches all at once.
Despite the fact that you acquired these all in the same place i would recommend that you at least start a separate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By David
While i do see newly forged tombak from time to...

While i do see newly forged tombak from time to time on ePray i can't say that i have seen them being manufactured as tourist items. Maybe i need to get out more. ;) :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th April 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By David
From my understanding Alexis, talismanic numerals...

From my understanding Alexis, talismanic numerals placed in this context are usually pretty personal. I don't think anyone could tell you exactly what any of this means beyond the original owners and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By David
I find myself mostly in agreement with Kai. The...

I find myself mostly in agreement with Kai.
The Kendit does not look particularly suspicious to me in the photo, but a close examination should tell you if it is real or dyed. Often the fungus isn't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th April 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By David
It would also help to have more photos of the...

It would also help to have more photos of the blade, including and over all shot if you were hoping for more feedback on it. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th April 2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By David
Tim, it is not a question of age at all really....

Tim, it is not a question of age at all really. The question for me, in fact, is about culture. What culture does this keris represent, Javanese, Bali, Lombok? The question for me is whether this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th April 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By David
Hi Alan. I understand that these hilts were made...

Hi Alan. I understand that these hilts were made for a time in Jawa for a Balinese market. What about this sheath. The photos aren't great, but the pattern on the pendok looks more Javanese than...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By David
It's hard to judge too much about this keris...

It's hard to judge too much about this keris based upon these photos Tim, but the hilt is nothing to write home about. A fairly contemporary and primitive example of that hilt form as far as i can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By David
So then the straight blade is yours, not the wavy...

So then the straight blade is yours, not the wavy one?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By David
Alexis, i am a little confused. You are show two...

Alexis, i am a little confused. You are show two different keris blades here as well, i believe, what appears to be two different hilts as well.
If you are looking for feedback on the hilt with the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By David
Would this serve as a keris selit then. It seems...

Would this serve as a keris selit then. It seems to me that keris patrem are not present in Bugis culture, but perhaps i am mistaken. Though i understand that keris selit are more a Peninsula thing....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,292
Posted By David
Hi Anthony. We keep the commercial off the...

Hi Anthony. We keep the commercial off the regular forums as a rule, but you can find a posting of this book in the Keris Swap Forum where you can find such information. Thanks!
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