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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 01:26 PM
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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 Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 276
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 Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
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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: 18
Views: 276
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: 18
Views: 276
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: 374
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: 139
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: 374
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: 5,088
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: 5,088
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: 5,088
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: 287
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: 5,088
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: 5,088
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: 5,088
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: 5,088
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: 5,088
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: 5,088
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By David
Well, if three makes a quorum i will agree, not...

Well, if three makes a quorum i will agree, not Moro. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By David
I agree with Rick on this. I like to maintain my...

I agree with Rick on this. I like to maintain my collection as the original owners would when possible. The exterior aspects of the keris (dress) are supposed to be a respected part of ones attire...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By David
I see why you say that Alan and who knows, you...

I see why you say that Alan and who knows, you may be right, but i don't think i have ever seen this style of pendokok in silver. They generally seem to be brass.
Either why, cleaning the metal up...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By David
Thanks gents. For now it sits as a separate piece...

Thanks gents. For now it sits as a separate piece of keris art. I took it off the keris it originally came on some time ago since it didn't seem a good match. But one day it may find a suitable blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By David
Yep, that is a very nicely constructed Bugis...

Yep, that is a very nicely constructed Bugis blade. Congratulations! Most collectors do not do anywhere near this well on their very first keris. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. No, i didn't acquire this until...

Thanks Alan. No, i didn't acquire this until sometime around 2000. I had jus assumed it was from the 60s or 70s based upon the color and patina, but both those things can be faked to a certain...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By David
I don't know Rick. I don't think anyone has...

I don't know Rick. I don't think anyone has actually determines what culture it originates from so i don't know how to answer your question. If indeed it represents a Hindu concept than could it have...
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