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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By David
Yes, i certainly noted that at times there was...

Yes, i certainly noted that at times there was more talk than words translated so i am sure i was missing parts of this. I was not aware that Empu Saras (Sarah) was supposed to be of Mojopahit origin...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By David
I suppose it might be difficult to definitely...

I suppose it might be difficult to definitely assess what the lecturer's deeper thoughts on keris origin are simply by watching these videos. I do agree with you Green that the vast majority of keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By David
Anthony, i believe it is generally accepted, even...

Anthony, i believe it is generally accepted, even to many Malay keris collectors, that the origin of the keris is not just Indonesia, but specifically Jawa. This gentleman apparently holds a minority...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By David
I noted that as well Jean and thought about our...

I noted that as well Jean and thought about our discussion not too long ago about whether or not warangan was a known practice in Malay keris culture.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By David
OK Alan, i made my way all the way through. I can...

OK Alan, i made my way all the way through. I can certainly see how aspects of this might come across as annoying to Javanese keris enthusiasts since this entire lecture seems to disregard the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By David
As i stated Alan, i only watched a little bit...

As i stated Alan, i only watched a little bit into each of these to determine the direction of the lectures so i did not see anything offensive. I'll watch them completely through today and see if i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By David
Keris Videos (Malay Peninsula)

I found this three part video lecture that is focussed on Malay keris and Peninsula nomenclature. They may seem a bit dry in their presentation, but i find the lecture interesting because it seem...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By David
I tend to agree with Jean that the motifs of this...

I tend to agree with Jean that the motifs of this hilt do not quite look Minang. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By David
Jens, can i assume you are actually referring to...

Jens, can i assume you are actually referring to YOUR thread about magnetic iron. Mare Rosu's contributions there were certainly a highpoint for that thread. This thread is epic. :)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By David
Sad news indeed Jens. Thanks for informing us.

Sad news indeed Jens. Thanks for informing us.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By David
Well many things are possible here. I wouldn't...

Well many things are possible here. I wouldn't have much difficulty believing the blade is fro 1821, but i can see why you might have thought the sheath wasn't that old. The sheath itself may have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By David
Well, firstly i would agree with Rick that i also...

Well, firstly i would agree with Rick that i also like this keris a lot. I'm not sure why i have always been so attracted to these kebo keris. I am the furthest thing from an agriculturalist, but i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By David
Well, i think there might be a limited number...

Well, i think there might be a limited number participating members who forge such things, but i could be wrong.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By David
noun: ethnography the scientific description of...

noun: ethnography
the scientific description of the customs of individual peoples and cultures.

Well then, my questions would be, what ethnicity does Thomas' chopper reflect? How does this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By David
Alan, i don't believe anyone has even remotely...

Alan, i don't believe anyone has even remotely suggested banishment to oblivion.
:)
I've been a maker all my life. I'll have to upload some shots of the railroad spike knife and axe i forged. They...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By David
From about 1750 under the Dutch took control in...

From about 1750 under the Dutch took control in 1895 Lombok was under Balinese rule. At times different parts of Lombok were ruled by various feuding Balinese kingdoms. During this time it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By David
Well again, i was merely expressing the facts...

Well again, i was merely expressing the facts concerning the definition of ethnographic and my opinion that discussions of modern blade craft and methods of forging are somewhat outside the intent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By David
Hi Thomas. Firstly let me say that is is a...

Hi Thomas. Firstly let me say that is is a beautiful weapon that you have created. You should be proud of your accomplishment. I think we could call it many things. Well designed. Nicely crafted....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By David
Jean, i stated that "if i had to guess i...

Jean, i stated that "if i had to guess i would say Lombok". Please note "had to". Hopefully i don't. ;)
I am still thinking along the lines of Bali/Lombak. I lead towards Lombok because i have seen...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th July 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By David
I just wanted to pop this one to the top once...

I just wanted to pop this one to the top once before moving one. I wasn't going to take this one with me to Canada, but if no one wants it i may have to. Maybe it just wants to stay with me. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By David
I could be wrong, but i don't think this looks...

I could be wrong, but i don't think this looks quite like a Javanese blade. If i had to guess i would say Lombok. :shrug:
Athanase noted that the blade was not original to this sheath, but it does...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By David
I don't believe that this sheath was adapted for...

I don't believe that this sheath was adapted for this keris because it lost its gonjo. The original opening appears to have been much larger than than. I am also not sure this isn't a complete keris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By David
I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about the...

I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about the shape of the sheath cutouts. The bottom one is fairly symmetrical and could be seen as purely decorative i suppose, but the top one has a very unusual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,212
Posted By David
Ian, i only know Pralamba as a Hindu term....

Ian, i only know Pralamba as a Hindu term.
Pralamba was an asura killed by Krishna.
I cannot see any connection to a Moro kris from that definition. :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By David
True Green, such questions are indeed subjective...

True Green, such questions are indeed subjective and need further clarification. But there are a few things about this keris that we seem to know (probably). Firstly it does seem likely that the...
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