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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By Jean
Hello Green, Thank you for your views on the...

Hello Green,
Thank you for your views on the subject and other opinions will be welcome. There seems to be some differences in the kris culture between Indonesia and Malaysia? :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By Jean
Hello Green, IMO and by Indonesian standards...

Hello Green,
IMO and by Indonesian standards your blade is not over cleaned but poorly maintained, it has several rust spots and the pamor pattern looks indistinct probably because the blade surface...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
Hello Kai, Thanks for your comments. I replaced...

Hello Kai,
Thanks for your comments.
I replaced the hilt of the silver panjang kris indeed as the original one was dyed and may be made from synthetic materials...
The blade is not Minang for sure...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd June 2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
Hello Kai, Pics of the base of the 2 blades as...

Hello Kai,
Pics of the base of the 2 blades as per your request. The blades may look brand new but they are not (originally covered with black rust and just cleaned in vinegar & scrubbed with kitchen...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
Hello Max, Thanks. As you see there are not very...

Hello Max,
Thanks. As you see there are not very significant differences besides the carved decoration of the hilt & scabbard, and possibly the style of greneng and tikel alis. Please show us a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Jean
Hello Max, As David said this is a keris panjang...

Hello Max,
As David said this is a keris panjang (long) while Pajang used to be a short-lived Indonesian kingdom which raised after the Majapahit period (16th century) and also a reference style of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th June 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Jean
Thank you Gio and Detlef and I am also...

Thank you Gio and Detlef and I am also considering your 2 opinions as the most probable ones.
My N 1 guess was Sumbawa because of the style of decoration, size, and vicinity with Bali/ Lombok...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd June 2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Jean
Pendok from unknown origin

Hi,
I purchased this pendok (without the balinese sampir) and I wonder about its origin.
It is very long (42 cm) and wide (4.5 cm at the top), and made from silver alloy (see pics before and after...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd June 2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By Jean
This 11 luk blade seems to have a dapur Sabuk...

This 11 luk blade seems to have a dapur Sabuk Inten so the ganja should have greneng, good luck for making it! :D
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st June 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By Jean
Or an East Java hilt, see example. Personally I...

Or an East Java hilt, see example.
Personally I consider that a blade without ganja is worthless and as this one is of decent quality as David says I would try to find one but unless you have good...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st June 2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Jean
According to the book Keris Jawa (pages 411 &...

According to the book Keris Jawa (pages 411 & 412), pamor keleng means "without pamor" and pamor sanak "pamor with a colour mainly looking like iron". According to the EK, pamor sanak looks...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Jean
Pamor sanak or kelengan? :confused: Regards

Pamor sanak or kelengan? :confused:
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Jean
Yes, and the variety of types of blades...

Yes, and the variety of types of blades attributed to South Sumatra is amazing! To my knowledge the subject has not been studied in detail and some blades may be javanese. Another straight blade with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Jean
Thanks, South Sumatra was actually my second...

Thanks, South Sumatra was actually my second guess, I was probably influenced by Semar's indication that this kris has a Buginese scabbard. See another kris from South Sumatra with an ganja iras...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Jean
Hello Semar, The pamor of this blade is not...

Hello Semar,
The pamor of this blade is not typically Bugis but it has slightly curved shape (dapur sepokal?), an original ganja iras (not missing), and a strong peksi. IMO it could originate from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Very nice and rare...

Hello Alan,
Very nice and rare collection!
Although this subject was already raised in the past, could you please show us some representative and rare specimens of mendaks from Central Java...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th May 2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Jean
This issue of "Buntel Mayat" (slant...

This issue of "Buntel Mayat" (slant wrapping) versus "Buntel Mayit" (shroud) was extensively discussed by Alan in the forum, please check the past threads :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and I agree that the blade is most...

Thank you Alan and I agree that the blade is most probably javanese if it was made more than 20 years ago.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Jean
Hi Bill, One definition often used for old...

Hi Bill,
One definition often used for old krisses is "made before WW2 but no more than about 150 years old", corresponding to the nem-neman period in Java. For antique krisses there is much less...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Jean
Hi Bill, The lack of reaction from the seller is...

Hi Bill,
The lack of reaction from the seller is not surprising if he sold this piece to you as old/antique.
My personal opinion (based on the pics only) is as follows:
This kris looks fully recent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jean
Hello Hartadi, Nice hilt, thanks! And do you know...

Hello Hartadi,
Nice hilt, thanks!
And do you know if this woman is just an unknown demon or if she depicts an Hindu Goddess?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jean
The common balinese name of this hilt is Balu...

The common balinese name of this hilt is Balu Mekabun (the veiled widow?), and according to the detailed reference book from EAN Van Veeendaal "Krisgrepen en scheden uit Bali en Lombok" page 22, it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jean
Hi David, As usual it is very difficult to get...

Hi David,
As usual it is very difficult to get any reliable information about the krisses from Bali /Lombok.
According to the the book "Keris Bali Bersejarah" from the Neka Art Museum this hilt...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jean
Hello Semar, Amazing refurbishing,...

Hello Semar,
Amazing refurbishing, congratulations!
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th January 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I never faced any problem with...

Hello Alan,
I never faced any problem with cleaning ivory or bone/ antler hilts with alcohol because I imediately wipe it and nourish the hilt with either oil or wax.
Few months ago I bought a very...
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