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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2020, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan for this very informative comment.

Thank you Alan for this very informative comment.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Jean
The carving of the singa looks a bit odd to me...

The carving of the singa looks a bit odd to me (tail, head, etc).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,500
Posted By Jean
The book is not yet available on Amazon but it...

The book is not yet available on Amazon but it will be on some Italian bookshops from 14th November at the price of 38 Euros. Great! :)
We badly need some kris events for boosting our spirits during...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Jean
Dear friends, After having a very interesting...

Dear friends,
After having a very interesting discussion with Alan, it appears that my project to translate the BI version of the booklet into English is even more problematic than I expected (my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Jean
I simply mean that the luks are not evenly spaced...

I simply mean that the luks are not evenly spaced and forged, and that the blade has poor proportions.
Personally I am not fully sure that the luks were ground from a straight blade (please draw a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. I will start the translation at...

Thank you Alan. I will start the translation at my very slow pace for filling my free time during the confinement period which will probably last for long... :)
My primary interest is to compare the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Jean
Whether the luk were ground or forged later, the...

Whether the luk were ground or forged later, the blade totally lacks harmony. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Jean
Kai, I don't know who made the translation into...

Kai, I don't know who made the translation into BI.
I don't know much more about this booklet than what I wrote before, but it was published by Toko Buku (bookshop) Sadu-Budi in Solo, probably more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st October 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Jean
Tangguh records

Dear friends,
I hope that all of you and your families are withstanding well this new confinement period ahead of us....
A close friend of mine from Solo passed me a very interesting booklet (in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th October 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, and it seems that I may have had...

Thank you Alan, and it seems that I may have had a wrong impression about this book ("picture book") when it was published....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th October 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, I don't know this hilt book, but...

Thank you Alan, I don't know this hilt book, but if you have the references of the publisher, please advise. I admit that my references are mostly Western authors and they tend to copy each...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th October 2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Jean
[QUOTE=David]While somewhat similar in shape, i...

[QUOTE=David]While somewhat similar in shape, i am not sure that this hilt form you show can be classified as Janggelan. Maybe others have a different opinion.

According to several authors, a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jean
Hello Thomas, This is an example of a suitable...

Hello Thomas,
This is an example of a suitable scabbard and hilt for your blade, but they are difficult to find.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jean
Which odd detail do you notice about the 3...

Which odd detail do you notice about the 3 krisses shown on the picture?
This tragical event caused a lot of resentment againt the Dutch in Europe at that time.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. As a collector, I try to get...

Thank you Alan.
As a collector, I try to get matching pieces and would feel reluctant to mix an old javanese blade with a new balinese scabbard. This blade would look quite nice after cleaning and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jean
The blade looks old and more than 40 cm long, but...

The blade looks old and more than 40 cm long, but I would rather attribute it to Java North Coast and not Bali (thickness, shape, style of greneng, pejetan, deep tikel alis, pamor pattern, etc.).
In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By Jean
Interesting old kris from East Java or Madura,...

Interesting old kris from East Java or Madura, congrats! However the brass inserts on the gandar and the selut are of average quality.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By Jean
A small and old bahari kris from Sumatra Riau...

A small and old bahari kris from Sumatra Riau with a replaced javanese pendok IMO.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd October 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jean
IMO these horn pieces could be either stylistic...

IMO these horn pieces could be either stylistic additions, or repairs, or for increasing the scabbard length and matching the blade length.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st October 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jean
Another Madurese scabbard in sandang walikat...

Another Madurese scabbard in sandang walikat style with horn inserts, these are not that rare IMO.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,120
Posted By Jean
Just adding to the confusion ;)

Just adding to the confusion ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th September 2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,120
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. BTW the EK describes the...

Thank you Alan. BTW the EK describes the kocet-kocetan hilt as balinese and the kusia hilt from Lombok but it is subject to caution of course....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd September 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,120
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, What is KBB please? I would suspect...

Hello Alan,
What is KBB please?
I would suspect that kusia has a different meaning in Lombok Sasak language?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd September 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jean
By the way, the pendok seems to be missing and...

By the way, the pendok seems to be missing and the black horn inserts on the gandar are probaly more recent than the waranga itself.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd September 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jean
No, sandang walikat designates a style of...

No, sandang walikat designates a style of triangular kris scabbard from Java or Madura, see attached specimen, and also apparently a style of Madurese hilt, see pic.
Regards
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