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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
He who fights has already lost.

He who fights has already lost.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much Kubur

Thank you very much Kubur
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kubur, much of what you have quoted I can verify...

Kubur, much of what you have quoted I can verify as accurate, a couple of things I am uncertain of.

Could you please provide your source? Thank you.


Rick, I think Kubur might be pointing out that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All clear, all understood Mickey. I think that...

All clear, all understood Mickey. I think that perhaps what you have written reflects the position of many of us, and possibly humanity in general.

As to me being a Surakarta guy.

Most of the time...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, my problem is this:- I cannot see nearly...

Kai, my problem is this:- I cannot see nearly enough from an image on a computer screen to be able to know with a reasonable degree of certainty that this gonjo has been replaced or not, and in fact...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry Mickey, I'm still a bit lost, however, I'll...

Sorry Mickey, I'm still a bit lost, however, I'll try expand a bit on what I wrote in Post 45.

The features that are considered to be correct for any particular dhapur can and do vary from place to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, I doubt that anybody actually argues...

Mickey, I doubt that anybody actually argues here, we're civilised, we discuss, sometimes we pontificate, but we don't really argue, and I took your "argue" as just that, discussion.

I can recall...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd February 2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Athanase

Thank you Athanase
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, I need to explain something:- if I give an...

Kai, I need to explain something:- if I give an opinion, I like to be able to support that opinion. It is not difficult at all to look at superficiality in a photograph and put forward a few ideas,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kai, the removal of material from the underside...

Kai, the removal of material from the underside of the gonjo is done to facilitate fitting.

The gonjo might have been replaced, it is not fitted at the moment and I'd need it in my hand before I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Athanase. So the faces of the blade are...

Thanks Athanase.

So the faces of the blade are smooth curves?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th February 2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is an interesting keris. There are several...

This is an interesting keris.

There are several things that strike the eye immediately upon seeing this keris:-

Wilah

the front of the gandhik is slightly concave

the gonjo is inclined to be thin...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, your 48 hour day is over, mine has just...

Mickey, your 48 hour day is over, mine has just begun, it is 5.19am, and in ten minutes or so I start a 500km drive, and tomorrow the same. I'll explain when I get time, but briefly:- just about...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'd say that if we were to use the SKA...

Jean, I'd say that if we were to use the SKA pakem as the benchmark, there are more than a few exceptions, but then again, this is really only Surakarta, maybe in Surabaya things are different, and I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I cannot see clearly from the photo, but...

Jean, I cannot see clearly from the photo, but does your keris have a blumbangan that stops at a ridge, and perhaps a tikel alis, or does it merge into the body of the blade? Does it have the remnant...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The post that previously occupied this space was...

The post that previously occupied this space was poorly worded, it was inaccurately put together and misleading.

Speed kills.

I'm driving slower this time, hopefully I can produce something...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I was going to comment on this post of yours...

I was going to comment on this post of yours Mickey, but I think I've already said what I wanted to say in my post to your "scribd.com" thread.

But I will say this:- just because something has been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, keris literature is a very mixed bag, and...

Mickey, keris literature is a very mixed bag, and a major problem with it is that you need a reasonably high degree of knowledge before you can sort the wheat from the chaff.

Another problem is that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, there has been more than little...

Mickey, there has been more than little discussion in the pages of this Forum about blade staining. My own experience is that any mildly acid substance will clean a ferric material, and usually leave...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I did this method years ago. A lot of years. My...

I did this method years ago. A lot of years.

My memory is that it went onto the blade like a paste and when I took it out of the plastic, some of the sulphur & stuff stuck to it, which then needed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th February 2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Looks pretty OK to me.

Looks pretty OK to me.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th February 2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By A. G. Maisey
"Bandhotan" is a kind of snake. I...

"Bandhotan" is a kind of snake.

I know nothing about this dhapur, in fact i did not even know it existed until I looked it up, I only knew "bandhotan" as a tombak dhapur, that has a naga head at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are some more mendaks. These are all what I...

Here are some more mendaks.

These are all what I classify as either good, or rare. The materials cover just about everything:- iron, brass, bronze, silver, gold, rose cut diamonds, pastes, ivory....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st February 2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There might be a tail to it David, I'm still...

There might be a tail to it David, I'm still thinking.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank Mr. Nikon, Anthony, not me. I'll ignore...

Thank Mr. Nikon, Anthony, not me.

I'll ignore the out of focus bits.

These were done hand held on full auto and in a very poor position.

Modern cameras are very good things.
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