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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By A. G. Maisey
IP. we normally do not use any adhesive to fit a...

IP. we normally do not use any adhesive to fit a blade to a hilt, it is a pressure fit only, and has been for a very long time.

The exception is keris that might have been used as weapons, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Around 50 years ago I bought a Balinese carving...

Around 50 years ago I bought a Balinese carving from Makassar ebony in a shop on Queensland's Gold Coast, it is about a 5" cube. I got it cheap because it had a long crack that at its widest was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, it is possible to see a face in some of...

Yeah, it is possible to see a face in some of them, and again, yeah, other published sources do call them janggelan.

Personally, I'd like a different name for them, but I've never heard one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, I did touch on this area previously,...

Yes Jean, I did touch on this area previously, but just so I can understand that we're both on the same page:-

1) the name Tunggak Semi must only be used for planar hilts of the Jogjakarta style,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,794
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, if you really need to drink that fuisce...

David, if you really need to drink that fuisce stuff I sincerely recommend that your next bottle be Tullamore Dew.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm going to disagree with you Jean, and this...

I'm going to disagree with you Jean, and this disagreement is one that will put me in disagreement with many people.

Firstly, there is the name itself of this hilt.
It is variously rendered as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,794
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Excellent advice Mickey. But I probably wrote...

Excellent advice Mickey.

But I probably wrote those posts whilst drinking shiraz --- I normally drink either shiraz or coffee while I'm in front of the computer.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th January 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,794
Posted By A. G. Maisey
check?

Error
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If the grain of the metal does not follow the...

If the grain of the metal does not follow the curve of the edge of the blade it would be likely that the waves were cut into it rather than forged
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've just spent 30 minutes or so in Photoshop...

I've just spent 30 minutes or so in Photoshop playing with the photos that show the front of Shayde's blade.

Why?

Because in these photos as published it is totally impossible for me to read the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,794
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot give an authoritative answer to that...

I cannot give an authoritative answer to that question Anthony.

Balinese society is structured in a different way to Javanese society. The rulers do not live in a Karaton that is in effect a walled...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th December 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Of course they do Jean. I totally agree. But...

Of course they do Jean. I totally agree.

But some of the people I have known during my lifetime who had unimpeachable integrity also lacked elegance.

Whereas some of the most elegant people I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No, it is not Jenggolo, but this thick gonjo is...

No, it is not Jenggolo, but this thick gonjo is an indicator of a better than usual keris.

A Jenggolo keris usually has no steel core, the iron is without grain, it is very black and very padat, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,309
Posted By A. G. Maisey
As a fully qualified and dedicated cynic I have...

As a fully qualified and dedicated cynic I have very few heros, but Sam Arbesman is one of them. In my shortlist, he is probably #1.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th December 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I do not know the word...

David, I do not know the word "ambhara".

This word "ambhara" is not to be found in Balinese, Javanese, Malay, or Bahasa Indonesia (BI).

It can be found in Sanskrit as "ambara" (Macdonell)....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th December 2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The hilt for fighters, the blade for lovers. You...

The hilt for fighters, the blade for lovers.

You wanna be fighter or lover?

Or maybe both in the same skin?

Makes sense to me:- as a fighter you wipe a few undesirables out, as a lover you help...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This sort of hilt is supposedly the hilt of a...

This sort of hilt is supposedly the hilt of a young man, however, opinions I have heard in Bali are that it is the hilt of a warrior.

The binding can be human hair, a woman's hair, or more often...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Looks good. According to Neka's Big Book of...

Looks good.

According to Neka's Big Book of Keris, keris literate people in Bali believe it to be a keris for use in war:-

"Keris dengan bentuk semacam inilah yang diduga oleh para kalangan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th December 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, I think the present hilt is not really...

Yes, I think the present hilt is not really suitable for this keris, but its a nice hilt and these are relatively scarce, even recent ones, so my inclination would be to mount it as a display hilt on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Would it be possible to get a shot looking down...

Would it be possible to get a shot looking down onto the top of the gonjo?
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 26th November 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 821
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This Keris List has now sold out and will be...

This Keris List has now sold out and will be removed from my site early in the first week of December 2020.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th November 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This Keris List has now sold out and will be...

This Keris List has now sold out and will be removed from my site early in the first week of December 2020.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Never seen that before.

Never seen that before.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Bob, of course, but we were talking about...

Yes Bob, of course, but we were talking about presence of flowers, not absence of flowers.

You're right about three being special.

In Bali everything comes in threes:-

Balinese people think of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Marius, in Bali the Hindu belief system is not...

Marius, in Bali the Hindu belief system is not quite the same as in maintream Hindu belief, the Balinese belief system is "Bali-Hindu", and it is a combination of Hindu beliefs, Buddhist beliefs and...
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