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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By David
I agree that this kris is very nicely crafted,...

I agree that this kris is very nicely crafted, but would put it more at the very end of the 20th century. It could even be early 21st century.
My take on this is that it is more likely a high end...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By David
Should these be moved over to miscellaneous? ;)

Should these be moved over to miscellaneous? ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By David
Charles, i am surprised you got no responses on...

Charles, i am surprised you got no responses on this one yet, though i suspect that a number of keris collectors are like myself and have less knowledge of the Peninsula and Thai keris forms than...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By David
Well, they do have similar decorative collars and...

Well, they do have similar decorative collars and a black horn toe on the gandar, yes, but these two sheaths are hardly identical. In fact, similarities aside, they are two completely different...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By David
Charles, i find this Madura keris of yours quite...

Charles, i find this Madura keris of yours quite enchanting. Thanks for showing. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By David
You are correct to note "different...

You are correct to note "different light", but perhaps even more importantly, different white balance. Or perhaps more importantly, incorrect whit balance as i am fairly certain the background of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st September 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,437
Posted By David
Hi Charles. This is a lovely Balinese keris. On...

Hi Charles. This is a lovely Balinese keris.
On the sarung, does it appear that it was made for this blade specifically. Certainly it was made for a blade with gonjo wilut so it seems possible. I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th September 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By David
I agree with Jean on a number of fronts, though...

I agree with Jean on a number of fronts, though I'm not sure if i would call it "nicely dressed". If the hilt is actually ivory and the metal piece silver, then there is some value in the dress, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By David
Yep, i'll move it now.

Yep, i'll move it now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By David
Here is a related thread....

Here is a related thread.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18261&highlight=sangi
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By David
Indeed. As we have discussed many times before it...

Indeed. As we have discussed many times before it is always a bit dubious to try to attach actual characters to many Balinese figural hilts unless there are solid and clear indicators for such...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By David
No worries Charles.It was fairly recently...

No worries Charles.It was fairly recently actually. You should scan our forum more often. LOL! ;)
I could simply merge the two threads.
In the meantime i'd still love to know how long the blade is.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,080
Posted By David
I am pretty sure that Anthony didn't make this...

I am pretty sure that Anthony didn't make this dress. He did, however, commission it.
Thanks for the close-ups Anthony. The silver work is beautiful. I'm afraid i see Bali work and motifs here. I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th September 2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By David
Peter, i'd like to know the blade length. I...

Peter, i'd like to know the blade length. I suspect this keris might well be anak alang, not panjang. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th September 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,080
Posted By David
Not sure why members haven't commented yet, but i...

Not sure why members haven't commented yet, but i think this is a beautiful new art keris. Very nice level of craft apparent here.
I will admit that i personally prefer more "legitimate" dhapurs,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th September 2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By David
Dance for Ogun....

Dance for Ogun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W82tnya3cnk
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd August 2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By David
It's a very interesting blade. Cleaned up and...

It's a very interesting blade. Cleaned up and shot from more angles i still din't think it's Javanese, but perhaps Alan knows better. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By David
I like to hear what others have to say, but i...

I like to hear what others have to say, but i don't think this looks Javanese. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By David
Awesome, thanks! I definitely had the emphasis on...

Awesome, thanks! I definitely had the emphasis on the iron syllable with a few of these. Great to hear them spoken!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By David
So Xasterix, but i see two rather different blade...

So Xasterix, but i see two rather different blade profiles here. The differences are subtle, but clear to me. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By David
To bring this back to the original heading...

To bring this back to the original heading description, i don't think i would describe this blade as having a "spear point".
JustYS called this dhapur Karno Tinanding, but it is not quite that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,799
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. This isn't new to me as you have...

Thanks Alan. This isn't new to me as you have described this many times in the past. But this approach to tangguh is one that seems to be consistently ignored these days. You have laid this out...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By David
I don't think i'd call this style janggelan. Jean...

I don't think i'd call this style janggelan. Jean categorizes them separately in his recent hilt book, though only identifies them as "Floral Style" from Madura.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,334
Posted By David
Yes, it does seem that an asang asang was not...

Yes, it does seem that an asang asang was not part of the latest hilting of this kris, but i suspect that there probably was one originally. The blade was certainly made to accommodate one.
Since...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By David
Really? I cannot image copper being used as a...

Really? I cannot image copper being used as a pamor material as it has a melting point that is lower than most forging temperatures.
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