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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By GIO
Alan, you absolutely must not excuse yourself. In...

Alan, you absolutely must not excuse yourself.
In fact I am rather flattered becoming aware that the procedure I follow to fix a ganja is being utilized in Indonesia too. At the end my work is not so...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By GIO
No, I do not use pins to secure the ganja. I get...

No, I do not use pins to secure the ganja. I get a small deformation on the ganja around the peksi, so that the ganja is firmly fixed.
The same principle is applied in Japan to adapt tsubas on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By GIO
When I clean and etch a blade I always remove the...

When I clean and etch a blade I always remove the ganja to eliminate the rust. I then cover all parts in contact between blade and tang with a rust converter to avoid future problems.
In the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By GIO
The shield looks very East-African to me....

The shield looks very East-African to me....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By GIO
The light rust patina is not a problem. Once you...

The light rust patina is not a problem. Once you have eliminated all the deep rust, cleaned the blade from oil and grease and dried it, you can start with the warangan. Since the warangan contains...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By GIO
Apologize for the late answer, David. I intended...

Apologize for the late answer, David.
I intended to mean both the blade and the mendak, but mine was only an hypothesis, after excluding other options.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th May 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By GIO
Java North coast ?

Java North coast ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By GIO
Sunggingan

Rasjid, please apologize, I have written incorrectly your name
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By GIO
Sunggingan

Hi Rashid
Really a wonderful piece. It shows an experienced and exquisite hand, but are you sure that it is intended to hold a blade and is not a virtuosity of the artist ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By GIO
Such products are difficult to find. I was told...

Such products are difficult to find. I was told that the chemical composition prevents from shipping via air mail.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By GIO
Yes, David. I fully agree with you, and that is...

Yes, David. I fully agree with you, and that is the reason why I would have never purchased the English made keris. My opinion was based only on the physical aspect, and yours on the cultural...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By GIO
Reading the last few lines of David's post, I'm...

Reading the last few lines of David's post, I'm afraid I didn't well express my opinion.
Should the "English made kris" have had the ganja separated from the blade, have a nice uwer and hilt and a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By GIO
I always remember (and have also written of this...

I always remember (and have also written of this a couple of years ago in another thread) that 15 years ago I found in an antique arms shop in Liverpool an apparently perfect Bali kris, with well...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By GIO
Yes the blade is nice, but it seems it has some...

Yes the blade is nice, but it seems it has some signs of surface rust.
A very light cleaning before oiling would be proper.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th November 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By GIO
Jean, I suppose that your Panjang keris is that...

Jean, I suppose that your Panjang keris is that of which you spoke to me last Thursday in Milano. Really a very nice piece, and my compliments for the restoration.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By GIO
I fully agree with David and Henk, and think that...

I fully agree with David and Henk, and think that any attempt to clean the blades would be only a waste of time. Also the Yojakarta style hilts are crudely made.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By GIO
Marco, though the subject is very common, it is...

Marco, though the subject is very common, it is interesting to see the different interpretations of the Dutch soldiers.
You have a full army !
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th November 2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By GIO
Jean, I personally don't like the hilt n 1, but...

Jean, I personally don't like the hilt n 1, but the other are beautiful. The last one has a fascinating patina.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th October 2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By GIO
My proposal was not to spend much money: a decent...

My proposal was not to spend much money: a decent Cecekahan or Bebondolan hilt is currently sold on ebay for about $ 50.00, and cleaning the blade with pineapple or lemon juce would bring out the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th October 2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By GIO
My personal opinion: clean the blade and, if...

My personal opinion:
clean the blade and, if possible, etch it. A real pamor may appear.
Throw away hilt and scabbard. You will easily find a better hilt, but not a scabbard, also due to the size of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th April 2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,562
Posted By GIO
Q 1 : yes Q 2 : yes, but only to a certain...

Q 1 : yes
Q 2 : yes, but only to a certain extent. I collect Western, Indonesian and Japanese (very few) weapons, and have an idea of the general cultural and historical background of the Countries...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th April 2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By GIO
Agree with Rick and Sajen. Both hilt and mendak...

Agree with Rick and Sajen. Both hilt and mendak seem rather new, but difficult to be sure. Nice mendak, as far as I can see.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By GIO
Alan, Should you be interested in having the...

Alan,
Should you be interested in having the address of the spammer, here it is:

1121 MH del Pilar Street
Ermita Manila City 1000 Metro Manila
Philippines

He asked me to send US$ 1450.00
Of course...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By GIO
Hi Alan, received the spam message, and, since I...

Hi Alan,
received the spam message, and, since I once in Bruxelles suffered the same adventure depicted in that mail, I believed the story was true and offered my help. Of course that message has...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By GIO
I agree, it is the same sword

I agree, it is the same sword
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