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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By Gustav
Newbold, "Political and Statistical Account...

Newbold, "Political and Statistical Account of the British Settlements in the Straits of Malacca (...)", 1839, quotation from a Malayan MS on Krisses and process of damasking.

"How to damask Krises....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th October 2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Gustav
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http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11614&highlight=burung+serindit
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st October 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Gustav
1) Yes, Greneng is Sumatran. 2) In case it is an...

1) Yes, Greneng is Sumatran.

2) In case it is an old blade, it quite surely was longer.

The overall blade shape looks very strange. Also condition looks at least a bit suspicious - Tikel Alis...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By Gustav
Political power is a very questionable and...

Political power is a very questionable and relative thing. According to some historians Iesada was a very weak Shogun. The last one, Yoshinobu, was much more capable.



And it is wise to do so.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By Gustav
To say Tokugawa Iesada was the last Shogun simply...

To say Tokugawa Iesada was the last Shogun simply is historically incorrect. There were 2 Shoguns after him.

But if for you a person with the title of Shogun is imaginable in Japan after 1868 as it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By Gustav
The scabbard looks like Ottoman work, Turkish...

The scabbard looks like Ottoman work, Turkish "rococo" (but of quite pedestrian quality). There are two daggers in Hale's book, p. 78, with similar jade (?) parts on scabbard.

The smaller Kanji on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By Gustav
The workmanship on some scabbard details...

The workmanship on some scabbard details certainly looks off, as look the calligraphy on the box (the three lines with smaller characters - quite careless work).

And Tokugawa Iesada wasn't the last...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Gustav
Hello Kai, Gonjo Wulung on these Keris are quite...

Hello Kai,

Gonjo Wulung on these Keris are quite usual. This one has been slightly bent upwards, that's why Greneng looks a bit curious. Luckily it didn't break, these Gonjo Wulung can be very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Gustav
Joe, such a coincidence! And so well placed in...

Joe,



such a coincidence! And so well placed in time.

"Keris moves in mysterious ways."

All I can say, having handled a Keris by Paku Rodji, some time before I did see the article, is, that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Gustav
Alan, I bought that Keris about 3 years ago in...

Alan, I bought that Keris about 3 years ago in Netherlands, no information came with it.

On Keris made by Empu Paku Rodji there is a small stupa-like carving at the end of Pesi, and, as I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Gustav
Joe, this one with some certainty could be the...

Joe, this one with some certainty could be the same maker or workshop. It's obviously unfinished.

With 38,5 a quite sturdy blade, my feeling ist East Java. It's surely not Magetan, yet resembles...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gustav
Perhaps, because we lack the right understanding...

Perhaps, because we lack the right understanding of it at the moment?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gustav
Regarding the age determination of Kerisses: the...

Regarding the age determination of Kerisses: the Keris 1 is donated to the Penn Museum in 1942 - nevertheless it has a blade, which most probably was made in the 1500'ties. Keris 5 came into VKM...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gustav
Alan, here it is:

Alan, here it is:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gustav
Alan, I checked my outgoing mails, and see, that...

Alan, I checked my outgoing mails, and see, that I actually have sent you a mail about that Keris with the link to Penn Museum back in 06.11.2012. We had a correspondence about it and spoke about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Gustav
Yes, that's because it's a women's trousse :)

Yes, that's because it's a women's trousse :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gustav
For people lowing questions, finally a couple...

For people lowing questions, finally a couple from me:

If you look at Kembang Kacang on Keris 2, 4 and 6, and compare it proportionally to its Gandhik, what do you see?

Do we associate such...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gustav
Rasdan, I see, now I got some questions from you....

Rasdan, I see, now I got some questions from you.

Before making questions, I would suggest you to do some home work. I have done mine, and that quite meticulously - please do yours.

Actually...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,478
Posted By Gustav
Very interesting. Just an observating remark -...

Very interesting.

Just an observating remark - Rasdan, you got something wrong regarding the Keris 5.

Keris 5 isn't the "latest version for Balinese Keris". It is in fact quite early.

Regarding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th August 2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Gustav
The first one has on pictures almost an...

The first one has on pictures almost an appearance of a light, better quality horn.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,280
Posted By Gustav
Alan, thank you for your invitation to a Q &...

Alan, thank you for your invitation to a Q & A game, I know, you are strong at it. It was your job.

I am reluctant to play it with a person, who in the course of few days either isn't able to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,280
Posted By Gustav
Alan, I feel there is a serious need to...

Alan, I feel there is a serious need to recapitulate the development of our discussion (which I value very much). At first - the part concerning Greneng.

In #26 I posted an picture of a pre-17th...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,280
Posted By Gustav
Alan, the ivory hilt I introduced in my last post...

Alan, the ivory hilt I introduced in my last post is quite remote from North Coast Jawa hilts.

It seems to me a little bit reckless to classify every old Keris in European collections with upright...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st July 2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,280
Posted By Gustav
Alan, regarding the Greneng variation I...

Alan,

regarding the Greneng variation I presented, I don't think it is as simple as "They are clearly, obviously and logically demonstrable corruptions. They do not appear in the Bali keris, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,280
Posted By Gustav
Alan, thank you for your response. With Greneng...

Alan, thank you for your response.

With Greneng of Megantoro I mean a variation of Greneng, as seen on this blade, which possibly is the best preserved M in existence.

Another, perhaps somewhat...
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