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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:28 PM
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Posted By David
Please excuse my ignorance on such things, but...

Please excuse my ignorance on such things, but shouldn't this be read from right to left, making the Arabic date 1201, or roughly 1787?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 175
Posted By David
Thanks Gustav. I don't see any furnishings in the...

Thanks Gustav. I don't see any furnishings in the photos, just what appears to perhaps be an out of focus white marble surface. I did not realize this was possibly indicative of a Singapore...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 175
Posted By David
Sorry if you misunderstood my wording Alan. By...

Sorry if you misunderstood my wording Alan. By "tricky" i did not mean to suggest it was any more difficult to achieve than other dwi warno blades, just that it is tricky as in unexpected. Still...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By David
As far as i know this keris now belongs to...

As far as i know this keris now belongs to Michael Marlow, who i had thought was a member here. Perhaps i have him confused with another Michael. :shrug:
Part of what i find fascinating about the Dwi...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By David
Frankly i think it is better that it did vanish....

Frankly i think it is better that it did vanish. I'm not sure why someone would ink "thank you" onto their wrongko in that manner anyway. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By David
So, you are saying that you the hilts on #15,#16...

So, you are saying that you the hilts on #15,#16 and #17 are all modern creations that you know were carved in Jawa?
The collection is yours and you are free to dress them as you please, of course,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By David
Forgive me Marco, but doesn't karno tinanding TWO...

Forgive me Marco, but doesn't karno tinanding TWO sekar kacang? What i see here os a dhapur that seems to display two pudhak sategal, but not two sekar kacang. They seem oddly forced into the form....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th May 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By David
Well someone like tajong hilts for sure. :) I...

Well someone like tajong hilts for sure. :)
I agree with Jean. Seems like a very nice collection (though the blades themselves would tell more), but the tajong hilts mixed with the Javanese sheaths...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By David
Well Rick, when we started this forum we made a...

Well Rick, when we started this forum we made a choice to discuss just keris, not all tosan aji. We talked about including tombak at the time and decided not to and i believe that was probably the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. Yes, i understood your intentions...

Thanks Alan. Yes, i understood your intentions for open this thread. My note was not directed specifically at you, or anyone else for that matter. It was simply a reminder to everyone that there is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By David
Hey, i seriously don't want to stop this...

Hey, i seriously don't want to stop this discussion, but please keep in mind that we already have quite a few threads on washing and/or staining keris. I am always interested in new information on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By David
These new-fangled phones these days! LOL! :D ;)

These new-fangled phones these days! LOL! :D ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By David
I guess i missed that this keris we are...

I guess i missed that this keris we are discussing is not yet yours. General forum policy prohibits that discussion of items that are currently up for auction. Please make sure that you have read all...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By David
Well, the blade doesn't seem to have some of the...

Well, the blade doesn't seem to have some of the subtle and well execute ricikan one might expect to see in a real Tok Chu keris. Doesn't seem to be a bad blade over all, though my inclination would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By David
I believe that Jagabuwana's observation is...

I believe that Jagabuwana's observation is correct that blades that are considered sapukala or sepokal have a slight arch or curve to them so while they probably can be referred to as lurus they are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
Hey Kai, maybe neither of us should be afraid....

Hey Kai, maybe neither of us should be afraid. Peaceful co-existence of theories is not something that we need fear. LOL! ;) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
I'm afraid i completely disagree here. IF Cato's...

I'm afraid i completely disagree here. IF Cato's theory actually had been clearly sourced and references for his kakatau theory had been disclosed in his writings i might well agree. But simply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
Do we have any "clear data" to support...

Do we have any "clear data" to support that the pommel is a kakatau other than the say-so of Cato and what a few people have claimed they heard here or there? Clearly when you asked the question when...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By David
Perhaps you could outline what exactly you wish...

Perhaps you could outline what exactly you wish to discuss about these blades and maybe provide better photographs. That is probably why there has been no response so far. Is there something you wish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
What i am not finding in any of my internet...

What i am not finding in any of my internet searches is any kind of mythological connection with the kakatau (cockatoo) in Moro culture. If anyone has found any such links maybe they can post them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
Amihan seems to be related to the Manaul myth, an...

Amihan seems to be related to the Manaul myth, an ancient king who was transformed into a bird.
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Amihan_(mythology)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
The Ardana could be another candidate....

The Ardana could be another candidate.
http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/01/25/mythical-beautiful-adarna-bird-and-its-harmful-magical-power-in-mythology-of-philippines/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
Here is some information on birds (and...

Here is some information on birds (and serpents...as Alan suggested earlier these tend to operate together in many mythologies). There is no mention of kakatau in these descriptions, though some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
Thanks for confirming what i had expected. All my...

Thanks for confirming what i had expected. All my books are boxed already for an impending move so i cannot access my copy of Moro Sword at the moment.
Again, i have no particular bone to pick with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,241
Posted By David
Sorry Ian, but i'm with Ron on this one. Sure,...

Sorry Ian, but i'm with Ron on this one. Sure, Cato is pretty much all we have to work with and frankly i don't know what he's gotten right and what he's gotten wrong. All of it, some of it, none of...
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