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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Gustav
A very nice Pedang. I have a Palembang Keris...

A very nice Pedang.

I have a Palembang Keris with quite similar Udan Mas style pamor, except for it has an Odo2, so not three indentations in a row.

The way how cutting edge becomes thick just...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th February 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Gustav
Hello RSWORD, no, it's a conventional Greneng on...

Hello RSWORD,

no, it's a conventional Greneng on a relatively young blade. The "Dha" element on Greneng is so to say abbreviated, without the small "teath" in the middle (like the one on Jenggot),...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Gustav
Actually Kelap Lintah (in combination with...

Actually Kelap Lintah (in combination with inclined Gandhik) and Ada2 are not unusual on South-Sumatran Keris, also Gonjo Iras.

The type of gold application on Gandhik and Gonjo seen here is typical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Gustav
Ian, no, just had some interesting conversations...

Ian,

no, just had some interesting conversations with a person who does forging with a focus on pattern welding.

Actually one can understand a lot about different appearances of twistcore and other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Gustav
There are two twisted bars on each side. The...

There are two twisted bars on each side. The blade as end product is much to wide and long for the size of these bars - so while forging out in the length and width the control over the appearance of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,789
Posted By Gustav
Back to square one.

Back to square one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
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: 616
Posted By Gustav
...

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: 1,083
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: 1,843
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: 1,843
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: 1,843
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: 1,843
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: 1,735
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: 1,134
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: 1,134
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: 1,134
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
Posted By Gustav
Alan, here it is:

Alan, here it is:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,261
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: 1,073
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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...
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