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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:59 PM
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Posted By BluErf
More pics, including one for comparison with...

More pics, including one for comparison with other more regular coteng kerises.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,690
Posted By BluErf
I have a piece in my collection which has baffled...

I have a piece in my collection which has baffled me for a while. It has features of a tajong, like elaborate crown, beard, and a more abstract anthropomorphic form. But instead of a regular tajong...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:23 PM
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Posted By BluErf
Thumbs up These two are very good too. The sheath forms are...

These two are very good too. The sheath forms are top notch.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:20 PM
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Views: 1,690
Posted By BluErf
Thumbs up Excellent pieces these 3! Tks for sharing. It's...

Excellent pieces these 3! Tks for sharing. It's difficult to see pieces of these calibre.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 07:20 AM
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Views: 1,690
Posted By BluErf
Yes, indeed. To be even more provocative, some...

Yes, indeed.

To be even more provocative, some kerises are not good enough for the social higher strata, and at the same time, they make poor weapons too. So what do we make of these kerises?...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By BluErf
I meant good enough to wear around in the...

I meant good enough to wear around in the kampung, but not fine enough for the higher social strata. Sorry, this sounds politically incorrect, but that's the way art is. The centre of wealth and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,690
Posted By BluErf
This would normally be classified as a tajong....

This would normally be classified as a tajong. The form is closer to a mid-late period tajong.

It has a boxier form, and a rudimentary beard, from the looks of the photo.

A "kampung"" quality hilt,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By BluErf
Ah yes, indeed, the wood is not kemuning. Thanks...

Ah yes, indeed, the wood is not kemuning. Thanks for pointing out the welded peksi. It looks like the case.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By BluErf
Thus keris looks like it was restored in Java,...

Thus keris looks like it was restored in Java, seeing the way the wood is sanded to remove all patina, and polished to a very high shine.

The hilt looks like a copy of a Sulawesi hilt, and the dark...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,690
Posted By BluErf
Good ones are mostly in private collections....

Good ones are mostly in private collections. Mediocre ones for sale can still be found, but even then, they are getting harder to get and expensive.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,690
Posted By BluErf
Good authentic cotengs! Glad you went to the...

Good authentic cotengs! Glad you went to the right dealer and bought the right stuff. Well done!

The age of these kerises are very difficult to ascertain. They are probably pre-20th century, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By BluErf
This is a coteng, and one with a rather good...

This is a coteng, and one with a rather good hilt! I like the pendoko. An uncommon form. It may have had a stem at some point in time.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,034
Posted By BluErf
Thanks Detlef for the limks. I must say at the...

Thanks Detlef for the limks. I must say at the end of those threads, the conclusion is not clear as to where the keris came from. It is just a general agreement that it is North Coast Java.

In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,034
Posted By BluErf
And to make things interesting, this Tegal keris...

And to make things interesting, this Tegal keris appeared a few days ago and I was lucky enough to acquire it. Comparing it to the old coteng, the similarities in the sheath form is striking. And it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,034
Posted By BluErf
Thank you sir, Amuk Murugul. :) you provide some...

Thank you sir, Amuk Murugul. :) you provide some very important clues. My little bit of research suggests the expansion of Islamic Demak at the expanse of the old Hindu states and kingdoms, including...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,034
Posted By BluErf
I mentioned in another thread my hypothesis that...

I mentioned in another thread my hypothesis that the tajong evolved from Cirebon kerises. Here's an early coteng keris with a sheath that is reminiscent of old Cirebon style. The hilt is probably...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By BluErf
Indeed! I find myself reading the history of...

Indeed! I find myself reading the history of Southeast Asia, to better understand the context in which the keris evolved and existed, and it adds immense colour to the collecting of kerises. It is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,034
Posted By BluErf
Hello Detlef, Indeed, it looks like some of the...

Hello Detlef,

Indeed, it looks like some of the kerises from Jensen's book. My understanding is that Banten and Cirebon were founded by the same person, so similarities in style would be within...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By BluErf
Alan, this looks like an 'interpretation' of a...

Alan, this looks like an 'interpretation' of a foreign keris sheath style, so it could indeed be the only one of its kind. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By BluErf
Thanks David. I got a bit rounder, so I guess...

Thanks David. I got a bit rounder, so I guess life shouldn't be that bad :)

Yes, my view was largely based on the wood. It would have to be imported into the Peninsula, and I haven't seen this sort...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th March 2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,034
Posted By BluErf
Old Cirebon keris

Sharing this keris I bought off ebay recently. Looks like an old Cirebon keris. The original hilt had its nose and face chewed off by mice. I replaced it with a similar hilt from my collection.

I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th March 2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By BluErf
Hello! Long time no see! I'm leaning towards...

Hello! Long time no see!

I'm leaning towards Sumatra for this. The wood used for the batang looks like trembalao. Something we dont see in the Peninsula.

The blade looks like Straits...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th March 2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By BluErf
Thumbs up Good to hear that you were not in any sort of...

Good to hear that you were not in any sort of trouble, Alan!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th May 2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By BluErf
I doubt this pendoko is made of pure base gold....

I doubt this pendoko is made of pure base gold. Too much to spend on a cast pendoko. Likely to be brass which is gilded. At any rate, if it is gilded and it still retains much of the gilding, it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th May 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By BluErf
Very inspired work! Possibly one-of-a-kind :)

Very inspired work! Possibly one-of-a-kind :)
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