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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I've seen this photo before. Castro "...

I've seen this photo before. Castro " fingers the blade" like no-one should ever do. This is the image which causes me to shudder at the thought of gifting a golok, parang, or pisau (to say nothing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Mr. Maisey, you've concisely provided just the...

Mr. Maisey, you've concisely provided just the information I was most concerned with: is it going to stand up to use as a keris hilt. And to think I was set on going the convoluted route of comparing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Kayu sawo, maple, moose antler etc.

As this post is in relation primarily to the use of woods for keris handles, I post it here.
There's a great deal of "hoo-hah" in relation to the precise identity of various tree species, and their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,911
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Plastic sleeves, mineral oil, minyak pusaka.

This brings to mind images of several different kinds, none of which necessarily are the type of plastic sleeve you're talking about. I'd hazard a guess that something like the heat-shrink tubing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Compliments.

Nice ukiran. I'd run the risk of being pleased with myself if I was able to produce a mendak like that. And I can't find fault with the warangka.
Too many times I've had the disconcerting experience...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By Mickey the Finn
My thanks to those who have provided...

My thanks to those who have provided feedback.
After I'd submitted my post, it occurred to me that my question regarding the posting of photos was actually a sort of "fishing for a loophole".
My...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Posting photographs; "Keris Ligan".

A most interesting re-visitation of the Balinese "keris ligan" topic. Once I shake off my sluggardly stupor and get my inventory organized, I'll photograph and post pics of the one (or two) I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Mr. G, the Nihonto and the "Chinese...

Mr. G, the Nihonto and the "Chinese weapons" of which you speak have never held any particular appeal for me, and, although the extent of my knowledge about them might possibly exceed that of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,373
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Yes, you certainly may. I would be most honoured...

Yes, you certainly may. I would be most honoured if you did so, and extremely grateful if you were to send me a copy.
Your query did inspire, not a question, but a brief moment of speculation of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,373
Posted By Mickey the Finn
It has been, for about 23 years now, a maxim of...

It has been, for about 23 years now, a maxim of mine (inspired by a Clint Eastwood movie, if memory serves) that, "If anything goes wrong, it'll be because of my mistake, and not anybody else's";...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mickey the Finn
So that's what he's holding. Based primarily on...

So that's what he's holding. Based primarily on photos of fine hilts taken from sub-optimal perspectives, I had become convinced that it was the amputated lower leg of a cloven-hoofed animal he was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th March 2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,373
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Vinegar, C6H8O7, NaCl and H2O2.

For what little it may be worth, I've done a few rust removal experiments on planer blades (from lumber mills), neglected and abused Mora knives of laminated steel construction, "load binders", and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Yes, the five luk keris is the one I was...

Yes, the five luk keris is the one I was referring to. Sometimes I'm suspicious without cause. Sometimes I'm overly trusting without any reason to be so. Two separate instances comes to mind when I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,045
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Mr. Maisey, thank you for going to the trouble of...

Mr. Maisey, thank you for going to the trouble of providing such specific information as publishers and dates of publication along with titles, authors, and the all-important ISBNs. I suspect that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd March 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,045
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re:Politeness; Google Translator; Buta Nawa Sari.

I've read on this forum that Indonesians can value being polite to the extent that it might even be considered a fault; this brings to mind the proverbial "insidious Chinaman", smiling and nodding to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st March 2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,045
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Kapok, Google Translator, "angkup randu", et al.

I often take things for granted; the most recent pertinent instance may have been assuming that the majority of readers of this forum will automatically associate "angkup randu" with a specific...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st March 2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Mickey the Finn
If I may contribute my two cents worth: in my...

If I may contribute my two cents worth: in my unlearned and inexperienced opinion, my first impression of the keris in the middle photo is that the luk all have a certain "straightness and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,066
Posted By Mickey the Finn
For what it's worth, for myself, the old-style...

For what it's worth, for myself, the old-style spellings aren't really all that bothersome. I have only a passing familiarity with what I think of as "Dutch phonetic spelling"; more like skating than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mickey the Finn
One likely more knowledgeable than myself...

One likely more knowledgeable than myself suggested Sumatra as a possible place of origin before I could do so. I acquired a similar article a few months ago, with similar filework on the spine, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Thank you, Messrs. G and Maisey! (broad,...

Thank you, Messrs. G and Maisey! (broad, "hockey player" grin, displaying absence of left maxillary incisor, the result of a freak accident involving a water heater, a slice of pizza, and screaming...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th February 2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,045
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Angkup

@ rasdan :This is quite interesting, and enlightening. Outside and inside calipers. I adjusted a couple to more secure positions upon the wood screws on which they hung on the wall at work just this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 755
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Tombak stuck in tutup.

The tombak will not come out. I've tried tapping the tutup whilst pulling on the landeyan, removing the landeyan and pulling on pesi whilst tapping less gently on the tutup, but it won't budge. The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Keris stuck in warangka.

The wilah will not come out. I've tried tapping the warangka whilst pulling on the ukiran, removing the ukiran and pulling on pesi whilst tapping less gently on the warangka, but it won't budge. At...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Fire damaged ukiran?

It looks like it has perhaps suffered some sort of damage, perhaps by fire? I have a very similar one, which is definitely scorched and blackened at the end (opposite where the pesi goes in). I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th January 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: This kid at work, and his new GMC truck.

There's a young man at my work, about 19 years old. He used to drive a Honda, a souped up little Civic or something. A friend of his told him that he (my co-worker) should buy a truck because he...
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