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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st July 2019, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Gustav
That is just an inlay, about 4 mm thick. Under it...

That is just an inlay, about 4 mm thick. Under it the wrongko exactly fits Gandhik.
Similar inlay, of the same thickness, missing on Kepet side.

Just a cosmetic repair, done long time ago.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
There was another Keris auctioned last week, with...

There was another Keris auctioned last week, with some corresponding features - generally the same style sheath, talismanic inlays on Gonjo of similar kind.

A Yaksha/Rakshasa hilt with some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,717
Posted By Gustav
Alan, just to be sure - the area marked with red...

Alan, just to be sure - the area marked with red is damaged? Thank you for the cropped image.

Regarding von Sulz Keris - because the distance between center ridge and blade edge varies a lot....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,717
Posted By Gustav
And speaking about strange and old KLO - there is...

And speaking about strange and old KLO - there is a hardly known early Keris in Stuttgart. 1653 it came in to the Wuerttembergische Kunstkammer, but originally it belonged to the Johann Jacob Guth...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,717
Posted By Gustav
There are two details which visually caught my...

There are two details which visually caught my attention when I look at the picture of the initial post by Alan -

1) one feature of the dagger resembles the shape of the somewhat strange object...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By Gustav
To me it also looks like a Sulawesi blade,...

To me it also looks like a Sulawesi blade, perhaps traded.

Do we see something similar in van Zonneveld's book, p. 137, picture 575 (a sword from Tanimbar)?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,826
Posted By Gustav
Yes, because it's the same side.

Yes, because it's the same side.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Gustav
Well, here is one, which is indeed mounted...

Well, here is one, which is indeed mounted somewhere in Indonesia:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7622&highlight=yataghan+indonesian

I have seen at least one other, which quite...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By Gustav
Just a remark - Tonquin cannot be Tokyo or vice...

Just a remark - Tonquin cannot be Tokyo or vice versa for the swords in question, as Tokyo was called Edo until 1868, when the capital was moved.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,048
Posted By Gustav
Jim, in Egerton's book there is a short chapter...

Jim, in Egerton's book there is a short chapter about Malayan and Indonesian arms. Plate VIII in it contains some quite detailed drawings of a Keris in the collection of Czar of Russia. So there is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
Kai, thank you. the revision of the edge seems...

Kai, thank you.

the revision of the edge seems to have been repeated a couple of times.
The Odo-Odo is quite out of center at the second Luk. I would say, the blade there originally was still 3 cm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
Mine is a bit different animal. Now I understand,...

Mine is a bit different animal. Now I understand, it could come from West Java - a search shows, how much S-Sumatra, in fact whole Sumatra and Malay Peninsula, was at an earlier time period...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
David, here a picture of a kris, which was...

David, here a picture of a kris, which was presented to George IV when Prince Regent by Stamford Raffles, 10 May 1817. No measurements, yet it could be smaller then yours - but exactly these straight...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
more pics.

more pics.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
David, at the moment it's in my hands. Jean, as...

David, at the moment it's in my hands.

Jean, as David already wrote, such Tikel Alis and similar elongated Greneng can be seen on S-Sumatra blades. S-Sumatra blades tend to be smaller, but I know of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
A couple of pictures of this interesting ensemble...

A couple of pictures of this interesting ensemble will follow.

What led me thing about Palembang as possible origin of blade was the smallish Greneng with elongated Dha, sometimes found in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By Gustav
This is a very interesting topic, I have thought...

This is a very interesting topic, I have thought about it for a longer time.

At first, about the drawings from Haryoguritno's book - they seem to make the differences between Greneng by different...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By Gustav
Yes Jean, emerging of certain patterns in certain...

Yes Jean, emerging of certain patterns in certain places is a regularity.

Otherwise there are worlds between these two blades.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By Gustav
Actually Blumbangan of initial Keris doesn't look...

Actually Blumbangan of initial Keris doesn't look Mboto Adeg (as it should be with Surakarta Keris), it could be square, in pictures it looks almost Rubuh, perhaps also some strange image deformation...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gustav
In the blade there are also equally strong...

In the blade there are also equally strong indicators that suggest Palembang.

Gambar is a Palembang form, Gandar with squarish tip is typical for South Sumatra/Palembang.

Strong Chinese community...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By Gustav
Jentayu, thank you very much for translation,...

Jentayu, thank you very much for translation, it's a great help!

A question - could Teuku Kalit be a title, the Dutch spelling being (Teuku) Kali?


"For the administration of justice the Uleebalang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By Gustav
Better pictures of the inscription:

Better pictures of the inscription:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By Gustav
Willem, thank you! Detlef, thank you very much...

Willem, thank you!

Detlef, thank you very much for checking your Sikin Panjang!
Very close indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By Gustav
Ian, Kai, Detlef - thank you very much! Yes, I...

Ian, Kai, Detlef - thank you very much!


Yes, I had luck this time - blade came out very well, without deep scars (there were two bigger rusted areas where you could expect everything, one on each...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By Gustav
Ariel, thank you very much! The cartouche once...

Ariel, thank you very much!

The cartouche once more, in correct orientation.
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