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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Jean
Just a personal testimony dating from the...

Just a personal testimony dating from the nineties during my stay in East Kalimantan:
Most of my Indonesian colleagues were highly educated people (engineers) and of javanese origin. They were quite...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I have no detailed knowledge of the...

Hello Alan,
I have no detailed knowledge of the javanese history besides what is found in the well-known reference books but would just like to point-out that:
. Bali remained Hindu and the heir of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By Jean
Hello S. Workman, I attach the pics of 2 blades...

Hello S. Workman,
I attach the pics of 2 blades with a similar pamor and identified as Uler Lulut (snake skin) according to the latest balinese kris book published by the Neka Museum. Yours may be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jean
Excellent observation Alan, I agree and have...

Excellent observation Alan, I agree and have noted the same with some recent javanese or madurese krisses also.
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jean
Yeah, it seems to be a popular model, I also saw...

Yeah, it seems to be a popular model, I also saw a similar one made from ivory in a top notch collection but with a lady's head :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. The iron ferrule fitted on my...

Thank you Alan.
The iron ferrule fitted on my hilt is old, do you expect it to be original or is the type of Cirebon selut which you mention a different model?
I will check my old balinese hilts as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and David. I attach the pic of one...

Thank you Alan and David.
I attach the pic of one old (kris?) hilt specimen with a deeply carved base and fitted with a ferrule for whatever reason (damage?). The Solo nunggak semi hilts fitted with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Jean
I agree with Alan and Rick. Any opinion about the...

I agree with Alan and Rick. Any opinion about the blade origin, javanese or older balinese?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By Jean
Peculiar kris panjang

This kris panjang (70 cm long overall) was offered on EBay and the auction just ended. It is a peculiar piece as it seems old but the dapur is not similar to the usual Panjang blades from Sumatra,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Jean
On the European market we can sometimes find old...

On the European market we can sometimes find old mendak fitted on old family krisses and the sellers are not aware of their rarity.
Best regards
Jean
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, what a nice collection and...

Thank you Alan, what a nice collection and excellent reference for us!
Best regards
Jean
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st July 2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Thank you for posting the pictures of...

Hello Alan,
Thank you for posting the pictures of these nice and rare items.
I take this opportunity to ask you which are the types of mendak suitable for East Java/ Madura krisses and Cirebon/...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Jean
I wish I could be the heir of Napoleon, after all...

I wish I could be the heir of Napoleon, after all my direct ancestor fought in the Napoleon (the First) army during the Russia campaign (10,000 km on foot and he survived!), and all what he got is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Jean
Interesting hilt, it seems to have some age,...

Interesting hilt, it seems to have some age, similar to the togogan balinese style but apparently depicting an islamic figure, may be an imam?
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Do you know how can we get these...

Hello Alan,
Do you know how can we get these publications and is there any translation in English?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jean
Alan, Very expressive piece! This one seems to be...

Alan,
Very expressive piece! This one seems to be fitted on a Madurese kris, do you know if these gana hilts are found elsewhere than Java and (South?) Sumatra?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,535
Posted By Jean
Thank you Michael and Alan for your very...

Thank you Michael and Alan for your very educative posts.
I am now showing another common specimen of putra satu hilt with peculiar features (sort of mask on the face, shield under the left elbow,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,535
Posted By Jean
I am with Sajen, these pieces apparently...

I am with Sajen, these pieces apparently originate from East Java/ Madura and are locally called putrasatu (prince?), I show an older cousin....
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jean
These gana hilts from South Sumatra look quite...

These gana hilts from South Sumatra look quite standardized, except the ones from Michael.
I own one made from horn and in a different style, but not originally designed for a kris as the cross...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st June 2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Jean
Pak Ganja, Very similar pamor pattern & iron...

Pak Ganja,
Very similar pamor pattern & iron colour indeed, from the same maker? What do you know about this Bugis kris?
According to the book Senjata Pusaka Bugis this pamor exists in Sulawesi and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Jean
Has anybody seen another specimen of a bahari...

Has anybody seen another specimen of a bahari blade with such a complex pamor? This reminds me of the balinese kris recently posted by Henri and with a similar pamor pattern Lar Gangsir.
I only have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,535
Posted By Jean
What a masterpiece, congratulations! Regards

What a masterpiece, congratulations!
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,535
Posted By Jean
Dear Ganja, What is the difference betwen the 2...

Dear Ganja,
What is the difference betwen the 2 types, I observe that some specimens wear a sort of crown and Garuda mungkur in the back, is it what makes the difference?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,019
Posted By Jean
Dear Pak Ganja, Thank you again for the very...

Dear Pak Ganja,
Thank you again for the very interesting and new information from the local sources!
I am frankly surprised to learn that this type of hilt originates from Lampung and not Palembang,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By Jean
My personal thoughts about this kris, which may...

My personal thoughts about this kris, which may not be approved by all members and I apologize in advance:
. This is an old Bali/ Lombok blade indeed. Unfortunately somebody seems to have sanded the...
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