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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I know. I think of you, very generally speaking,...

I know. I think of you, very generally speaking, as a "Surakarta guy". I'm not saying that I think you can always be counted on to be the voice of Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat at this forum.

Some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Alan, my "issue" is probably no more...

Alan, my "issue" is probably no more than a semantic one, a fussing over choice of words. And my choice of Bahasa Indonesia words will probably be found to be less than precise, and perhaps flat-out...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By Mickey the Finn
After some sober second thought, I've realized...

After some sober second thought, I've realized that I have no desire to argue with any member of this forum. I have no confidence in my ability to hold my own in a keris-related argument or debate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Jarang goyang, etc.

I wasn't sure about the correct spelling of the name of the dhapur, so I Googled a couple of variants and went with the one which brought up the greater volume of results.
This perhaps very concisely...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: scribd.com

On the topic of online sources of keris information in Bahasa Indonesia, scribd.com appears to have a few interesting titles.
Before I go ahead and buy myself a membership, does anyone else have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By Mickey the Finn
jagabuwana, your photos show precisely the same...

jagabuwana, your photos show precisely the same results which I get when I take a Mora knife or industrial planer blade, wrap in plastic film, and then pour in enough lemon juice to wet the blade....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Academia.com & keris books.

Over the years, I've become wary of giving out any of my email addresses for the privelege of access to this or that website. Last autumn I let my guard down for access to academia.org; in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By Mickey the Finn
There are some who believe that a simple majority...

There are some who believe that a simple majority [no matter how ill-informed, misinformed, disinformed, wilfully blind, hopelessly benighted, or flat-out wrong that simple majority may be] shall...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,502
Posted By Mickey the Finn
In the province of Canada in which I currently...

In the province of Canada in which I currently reside, the provincial government's Liquor Distribution Branch distributes alcohol and cannabis products, and sells them at Provincial government...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The title of the post got my attention. I've...

The title of the post got my attention.
I've never seen anything like it (a combination of luk and lurus in a single blade), with the exception of dapur urubing dilah.
What's the length and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Psst... The previous owner had the hilt on...

Psst... The previous owner had the hilt on backwards. I suspect that it's because people unfamiliar with keris see the greneng as having a function similar to what they think the function of "Spanish...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,502
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: All

Please, do not drink any vodka, or any other alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is very insidious in it's influence and deleterious in it's effect. It is a poisonous substance.
I was essentially agreeing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: kai

Hello kai.
I did view the closeups. To be honest, my first thought was, "It's hair from a pig". Much of the hair seen in the photos looks too long to be from a pig, although it's possible I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,502
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I vividly recall the occasion when (with my...

I vividly recall the occasion when (with my parents as a preadolescent) I visited a place billed as an art gallery. In that place was displayed a pair/ set of mens drawers, affixed to a white canvas...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd January 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Primbon Jawa; penanggalan Jawa, dll.

I've got a problem: I don't know where to get translations for terms such as Warsa, Mngs, Sadwr/Paringklan, Hastwr/Padewan, Sngwr/Padangon, Saptwr/Pancasuda, Paarasan, dll.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The white hair, I'd say, is from a goat; seems to...

The white hair, I'd say, is from a goat; seems to be the most likely suspect. Similar hair decorates a newly manufactured mandau I've got in the closet. I was thinking of replacing it (the goat hair)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By Mickey the Finn
ਸਤਿ...

ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ.
Are you certain that the orange circle is not a rust spot, ਜ
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Thomas, If and/ or when it's convenient for you,...

Thomas,
If and/ or when it's convenient for you, could I ask you to post a closeup photo of the end/ tip of the "crosspiece" of the scabbard, from "head-on"? A similar photo of the "buntut"/ bottom...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,714
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: Jean, et al. Re: Balarama.

Discussion about the identity of the gada/mace toting personage caught my attention. The material to follow is mostly from Wikipedia and Vedicfeed, and does not reflect my opinion about the identity...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,036
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Your final arrangements for leaving this world.

This is a topic which may or may not have been addressed exhaustively in an archived post.
Last Wednesday I was reminded once again of my own mortality when I received word of the death of an uncle....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Error or not, I myself would not mind having a...

Error or not, I myself would not mind having a complete edition/copy of this booklet to study for myself, if only primarily to help in understanding Bahasa Indonesia.
Even if it's not "hard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,284
Posted By Mickey the Finn
What do you call that? A "hangfire"? My...

What do you call that? A "hangfire"? My Dad taught me when I was kid, with his Brno KAR98K [is it still a KAR98K if it's Brno manufactured, with no Waffenamt markings?] and firing south-west European...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,174
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Have one very similar; it's almost identical...

Have one very similar; it's almost identical except in a few details. I acquired it sans keris. Have a few Balinese keris kamardikan which it may or may not fit. I haven't yet gone so far as to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,940
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Looking up "Cutler's resin" on...

Looking up "Cutler's resin" on Wikipedia may or may not be helpful. I can tell you: some of the "voids" on a few buffalo horn handles currently in my care have been filled in with some sort of dark...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,387
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I've seen window putty used in lieu of the...

I've seen window putty used in lieu of the traditional resin ring.
Asomotif, thank you for this valuable information! [The map].
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