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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th February 2019, 08:31 PM
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Posted By David
Indeed...and sometimes there are numerous ways to...

Indeed...and sometimes there are numerous ways to avoid the oncoming crusher. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 987
Posted By David
Well, i would assume that the documentation needs...

Well, i would assume that the documentation needs to be on the sellers end just to make sure that the tusks were legally harvested. But I'm as the buyer, can go to one of these websites, click on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 987
Posted By David
Kai, i am not saying there is no regulation, but...

Kai, i am not saying there is no regulation, but AFAIK currently it is completely legal to buy and trade in hippo ivory in the USA. I am not sure about other countries, but it is openly sold at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 987
Posted By David
This could change soon....

This could change soon....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 987
Posted By David
Yep! New photos reveal new information. Good...

Yep! New photos reveal new information. Good original call on that one Kai. Though i suspect you were just plan lucky this time. LOL! ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 987
Posted By David
Sorry to be so long away from this discussion. I...

Sorry to be so long away from this discussion. I mostly agree with what Kai has posted, though i am more with Detlef on the material of the hilt. Seem more likely Sperm whale than hippo.
On the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By David
Well that was my first thought. If not ivory,...

Well that was my first thought. If not ivory, then some kind of horn or bone that might have them wondering. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By David
Maybe it's just me Jim, but i see no similarity...

Maybe it's just me Jim, but i see no similarity whatsoever, either in the tip or over all blade profile, between this Berber saber and a kampilan. Am i missing something?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th February 2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By David
I have read Eiseman and have, of course, seen...

I have read Eiseman and have, of course, seen various methods of determining compatibility with a keris in numerous other books and pamphlets. I wonder how often the final determination works out the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By David
Thanks Kai! I had noted that comment earlier ad...

Thanks Kai! I had noted that comment earlier ad as going to post this link, but then got distracted by the conversation. Careful, we might make you a moderator yet. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By David
Why would a ring on such a hand specifically need...

Why would a ring on such a hand specifically need to go on the "ring finger". Despite the name, rings are often worn on the other fingers as well in various cultures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By David
You are of course correct gckaeng. I had not...

You are of course correct gckaeng. I had not meant to use the word pamor in that instance. I should have said "quality of iron". :o :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By David
Belief can be a powerful thing. But what is...

Belief can be a powerful thing. But what is "actual" and "true" is quite often a subjective reality. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th February 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By David
Hi gckaeng, welcome to the forum. Like Jean i am...

Hi gckaeng, welcome to the forum.
Like Jean i am also not familiar with the term "pulen" or . I have not seen the term “lempungan” in regards to keris, though i can see how the word could be used as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By David
It can truly be amazing sometimes when you ask...

It can truly be amazing sometimes when you ask Uncle Google and he is there for you. This appears to be yet another academic paper on Surakarta Pendoks. While it is clear that this author is using...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By David
This shorter paper looks to have some of the same...

This shorter paper looks to have some of the same info in it along with some different stuff as well. Could serve as a good companion piece....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,256
Posted By David
Thanks Ron. The problem was that when i googled...

Thanks Ron. The problem was that when i googled "Filipino Traditional Blades" the website for "Filipino Traditional Weapons" is what shows up right at the top. My mistake. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,256
Posted By David
Thanks for clearing this up. What i am about to...

Thanks for clearing this up. What i am about to say does not mean that i believe these categories are incorrect or should not be taken into account. Certainly someone did some research here. Still,...
Forum: Swap Forum 1st February 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By David
I would say that a full list of the books for...

I would say that a full list of the books for sale (with prices) would be preferable and probably save you a lot of correspondence with members looking for books that you may not have in your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,256
Posted By David
No worries Xasterix, and nice to have an...

No worries Xasterix, and nice to have an identifier on the blade type. Can you tell us where your information is referenced from. I have never seen such specifics of these type of blades before....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,256
Posted By David
Interesting that my blade would be classified for...

Interesting that my blade would be classified for the same blade profile as Detlef's. True, the both seem to have a false top edge at the tip, but my tip seems more like a clip point. Detlef's bottom...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,256
Posted By David
I posted a WWII era tenegre sometime back that is...

I posted a WWII era tenegre sometime back that is possibly from Panay. This would be vintage, not antique of course, though it won't be long before it reached that status.
Probably made for a WWII...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By David
Thanks for your feedback Alan. As you say, this...

Thanks for your feedback Alan. As you say, this is not the kind of information i believe most collectors have had much exposure to, myself included, but i recognize a well researched paper when i see...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By David
Surakarta Pendok (Pendhok) Paper

To be honest i only skimmed this paper but it seems very well researched and i do not believe it has been post on this forum yet. I will let other nitpick at the information and perhaps we can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By David
Alan while i completely understand your school of...

Alan while i completely understand your school of thought here in regards to possible re-sale i hope you equally understand that from my own perspective the concept of resale or collecting a keris...
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