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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks David, yes, I did misunderstand, I took...

Thanks David, yes, I did misunderstand, I took "tricky" as something difficult to do. I did not understand it as "unexpected".
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 175
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Wood? Well, its still nice, but now it goes down...

Wood? Well, its still nice, but now it goes down to nothing special at all. Pity.

As to forging.

There are perhaps a couple of ways in which the four separate blocks of pamor could be brought...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 175
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The arrangement of this pamor is unusual, but I...

The arrangement of this pamor is unusual, but I do not see it as being any more difficult to make than any multiple pamor.

The individual blocks of pamor are brought together separately onto the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 175
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Gustav, not at all, but when Madura pandes...

No Gustav, not at all, but when Madura pandes moved to a different area they made keris in the style of the area they were working in, what they could not change was the characteristics of their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 175
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In accordance with what I was taught, I would...

In accordance with what I was taught, I would call this pamor Dwi Warno, ie, two pamors, even though these two pamors are arranged in an unusual way.

I would call a keris with a different pamor on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I got rid of mine years ago, along with a lot of...

I got rid of mine years ago, along with a lot of other nondescript sort of stuff.

I have had, and still do have some tulwar hilts that are not affixed to blades, they all seem to be made in the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel, I once owned a tulwar with a silver hilt,...

Ariel, I once owned a tulwar with a silver hilt, it was not solid, in the sense that it was silver from one side to the other, but it was true silver, not plated. Fabrication was the same as other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Roland. I cannot comment further on...

Thank you Roland.

I cannot comment further on the basis of photographs.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Pamor that has been changed from a normal mlumah...

Pamor that has been changed from a normal mlumah motif, ie, wos wutah or similar.

It can be surface manipulated with punch work or file work, or it can be manipulated in the forge by bending,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Roland, have you considered the possibility that...

Roland, have you considered the possibility that what we are looking at here is a blade with a steel core and an iron body?

The transition between the two types of ferric material will show just...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The pudhak setegal feature that gives this blade...

The pudhak setegal feature that gives this blade its name is not found in old keris.

The Javanese idea of "old keris" means keris that date from after Mataram Sultan Agung, so "new keris" are held...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav, according to what I was taught features...

Gustav, according to what I was taught features from different styles should not be mixed:- you should not make a blade that purports to be Surakarta but contains features from Mataram, or some other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The first keris with the kinatah work has two ron...

The first keris with the kinatah work has two ron dha, the one nearest to the tungkakan is cut in the style of Majapahit, the one nearest to the kanyut is cut in the style of Mataram Sultan Agung. In...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul in 1972 Indonesia changed the spelling of...

Paul in 1972 Indonesia changed the spelling of words from the Dutch system to the English system. Javanese and other local language spellings followed suit. So pre-1972 it was Dutch convention, post...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for posting these images Amuk, very...

Thank you for posting these images Amuk, very interesting.

You advise that the names you have used for the scabbards are in a language other than BI or Javanese, that the names you have used are not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In my opinion this keris cannot be given a...

In my opinion this keris cannot be given a definitive dhapur, by Central Javanese standards it is diluar pakem.

It is not Pandhowo Karno Tinanding.

It is close to Pudhak Setegal, Luk Lima, but the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Kai, I look forward to your further...

Thanks Kai, I look forward to your further information.

However, if acetic acid evaporates and leaves no corrosive residue, is the same true of other acids, for example, say, hydrochloric...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, I agree, and the old threads cover...

Yes David, I agree, and the old threads cover methods other than acid cleaning.

The major reason I started this new thread is because of two things that Kai mentioned:-

1) that a mild acetic acid...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My response to Kai's comments

My response to Kai's comments:-

Quote:-
I prefer to work over the blades at least twice daily; I also make sure to thoroughly degrease the blade prior to the acid treatment. If oil shows on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
History

Kai, as I remarked in the opening post to this thread, I consider this post of yours to be quite valuable, however I would like to comment upon it, and I will do that following this post.

Firstly I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Cleaning of Blades

Our discussion of blade cleaning that was happening in another thread has now been terminated, due to an infringement of Forum rules, however, I feel that the discussion was progressing in a very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Any mild acid can be used to get rid of rust, I...

Any mild acid can be used to get rid of rust, I used pineapple juice for a long time, like about 50 years, but then the stuff I was using became unavailable, the substitute was rubbish, so I went to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Novan, to me the sepokal designation simply means...

Novan, to me the sepokal designation simply means a straight Bugis blade, but to others I suppose it could be taken as a dhapur, but if it is taken as a dhapur that then calls into question the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, in Javanese terms a blade that lacks luk...

David, in Javanese terms a blade that lacks luk is considered to be straight.

Some blades that possess luk can be named as a specific dhapur or form, and that form will have the blade...
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