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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By David
Thanks. I will follow the consensus on this one...

Thanks. I will follow the consensus on this one then. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By David
How long is the blade on this keris Drak?

How long is the blade on this keris Drak?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By David
Sorry, i couldn't see much in your really dark...

Sorry, i couldn't see much in your really dark images so i adjusted some levels. Hope you don't mind.
Beautiful Piha Kaetta in what appears to be excellent condition. I have always wanted one, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By David
Hi Drak. I'm not certain if this is an original...

Hi Drak. I'm not certain if this is an original ensemble or pieced together at a later date, but the blade is Bali-like and the hilt and sheath looks like a style known from the Balinese communities...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th October 2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By David
You've got me wondering now Alan. Do you believe...

You've got me wondering now Alan. Do you believe that all Javanese share the same world view? What about Westerners, or even to be more specific, how about Americans? Do you believe that my own...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By David
Hey Wayne, that is NOT a pipe… ;) :rolleyes: :D

Hey Wayne, that is NOT a pipe… ;) :rolleyes: :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By David
I have on almost identical to #106 Andrew.

I have on almost identical to #106 Andrew.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By David
Haha! That would be interesting… ;) :D

Haha! That would be interesting… ;) :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By David
Oh Alan, you should know mw well enough at this...

Oh Alan, you should know mw well enough at this point to know that i am in no way insulted by your comments. You have certainly written nothing that i could be offended by.

However, your line of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By David
Sorry Alan, but i maintain that is exactly what...

Sorry Alan, but i maintain that is exactly what magic is, again, "the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with Will." Magick is a part of the natural world. Seeing magick is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By David
This is an oosik? I thought it was made from the...

This is an oosik? I thought it was made from the rhino's horn? :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th October 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By David
Alan, you may have understood Jussi's comment,...

Alan, you may have understood Jussi's comment, but i think you kind of side step it in your reply. I believe the "magic" he is talking about is not the magical belief systems of the Javanese people...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th October 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By David
Well of course Spiral, that is fairly obvious,...

Well of course Spiral, that is fairly obvious, isn't it? That is why i was clear about stating that my opinion was based upon my own understandings of such things and not a blanket statement that...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th October 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By David
Hey Ron. I'm sure you could find a sword smith...

Hey Ron. I'm sure you could find a sword smith right here in Ohio who would do that. If this was my process i don't think i would be worried about the ashes being lost in the slag since the addition...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th October 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By David
Thanks Alan, i am aware of that and didn't mean...

Thanks Alan, i am aware of that and didn't mean to imply that there was no nickel in keris pamor before the Prambanan meteorite fall. The point i was trying to make was that Gronemann became enamored...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By David
I will qualify my statements by saying that i...

I will qualify my statements by saying that i really have no idea of the inner beliefs of Javanese (or Indonesian) society regarding the keris. I have never been there and have no real direct...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By David
Wow, that's a beauty Ron. These examples are...

Wow, that's a beauty Ron. These examples are helpful, thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By David
Thanks Detlef. Anyone else have examples of these...

Thanks Detlef. Anyone else have examples of these for further comparison?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By David
Thanks Robert. I don't think the antique malls...

Thanks Robert. I don't think the antique malls around here are any better than around you. In the 16 years i've lived here the only other thing i have ever found worth buying was an old and unusual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By David
May be a "dress up sword", but the...

May be a "dress up sword", but the blade certainly means business. ;) Is there a proper name you know for this type?
I was wondering if it might have been a presentation piece of some sort, but i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By David
WWII Filipino Sword???

Here's one for the Philippines aficionados in the group. This is not really my area (when i buy filipino weapons they are usually Moro and insurrection era), but when i saw it at the antique mall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By David
I would agree with Detlef. In spite of its size i...

I would agree with Detlef. In spite of its size i am not sure i would cal it a sundang. I think it's origins are more likely Madura than either the peninsula or Borneo and i'm pretty sure it is from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By David
Well, if we are taking a poll my vote falls...

Well, if we are taking a poll my vote falls squarely on "mistake". Dave made a comment in the posting of the kris that brought about this thread and again here about "form following function", but as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By David
Hi Sid. You haven't really shown us any detailed...

Hi Sid. You haven't really shown us any detailed shots to help us answer your questions. Better images might help, but you blade looks fairly contemporary to me. The pamor patterns you ask about are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,616
Posted By David
Disgenis, i have indeed taken the time to read...

Disgenis, i have indeed taken the time to read you posts. I then followed up with questions to inquire what you meant by your statements. If you have taken offense that was not my intention, however...
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