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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
"Iki Jowo" = "This is...

"Iki Jowo" = "This is Java".

If we were to be using Bahasa Indonesia it would be:- "Ini Jawa"

and this sort of thing is truly Java;- layer after layer after layer of societal/cultural/religious...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Iki Jowo.

Iki Jowo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By A. G. Maisey
To test if something is silver or not silver we...

To test if something is silver or not silver we use a fluid silver test.

It can be bought in very small bottles from a jewelers supply store, it lasts for years, and it is very cheap.

You only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That is exactly what my friend tried to do. He...

That is exactly what my friend tried to do.

He suffered a stroke, he went into a nursing home and never came out.

As soon as it was clear to him that he was on the Promotion List, he instructed his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I gave my Javanese son-in-law a keris when he...

I gave my Javanese son-in-law a keris when he married, but I do not have enough daughters to get rid of everything, so when this question about a succession plan comes up I invariably think of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think we would need to speak with the person...

I think we would need to speak with the person who initiated this ornamentation before we could have any understanding of why it was done.

My guess is that the ornamentation was commissioned by...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is not a keris. My inclination is to call it...

This is not a keris. My inclination is to call it a "flamboyant bladed dagger".

The blade might have been the blade of a keris at one time, but from what I can see in the pics, it probably was not.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th July 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is an interesting item, truly, but it is not...

This is an interesting item, truly, but it is not a keris.

The figure is Semar. To do justice to an explanation of Semar would require many more words than could be justified in a forum dealing with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Borobudur

For those with an interest in historic development of Javanese weaponry this might be of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,943
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, correct, I read both threads one after...

Yes David, correct, I read both threads one after the other and thought of them as one when I wrote my post. Sorry.

Anvils are really expensive, but for knife work you can get away with just about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I just put a post into this same...

I just put a post into this same thread:-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17514

maybe it should be in this current thread, but it seemed to fit well where I put it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,943
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gavin, in both Jawa & Bali, until today,...

Gavin, in both Jawa & Bali, until today, material is recycled. In Jawa during the colonial era railway tracks were a favourite source of material, so the Dutch used to have night patrols on some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thai village smith.

A friend sent this link to me, it is a really good video of a Thai smith making a machete type knife using all traditional techniques.

I have not seen a smith in Jawa or Bali working in this way for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thai village smith

Deleted, wrong Forum.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your kind offer Gavin, please let...

Thank you for your kind offer Gavin, please let me know when you're down in the Mountains and if at all possible we might be able to meet. I'm a bit of a way from Katoomba though, Huskisson...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In my opinion this keris is early...

In my opinion this keris is early Jawa.

Difficult to place in time, probably a very knowledgeable Javanese enthusiast might give it as something like Kahuripan, that relates to pre-Majapahit East...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, I know a lot of Balinese people, people...

Mickey, I know a lot of Balinese people, people ranging from village housewives to university department heads, but I do not know a single Balinese person who is competent in reading honocoroko....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bung Karno's mother was a Balinese lady from...

Bung Karno's mother was a Balinese lady from Buleleng, his father was Javanese.The dominant culture of Indonesia is Javanese, and the roots of Javanese culture are to be seen in Balinese culture....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bali?

Bali?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've used kayu sawo many times over many years,...

I've used kayu sawo many times over many years, it makes nice hilts, supports carving well, nice tight grain, nice reddish sort of colour, finishes well.

All the other stuff you've mentioned I know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Alan thinks its Jawa. Very common Jawa blade...

Alan thinks its Jawa.

Very common Jawa blade style, very superior dress. Its a nice thing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By A. G. Maisey
To my eye this looks like a blacksmith's...

To my eye this looks like a blacksmith's conversion of some sort of hammer head, or maybe recycling of a piece of axle.

The handle looks like it has been forge welded to the head.

The cutting edge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You might be right Naturalist, but both Shadeg...

You might be right Naturalist, but both Shadeg & Barber give "pangentas" as :-

"holy water that frees from sin"

The meaning of "tas" is actually "to cut off", not "broken off", and in fact as "to...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 21st June 2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Hilt List

I have collected keris and other hilts for almost as long as I have collected keris. Now I have decided that it is time to transfer ownership of my hilts to other people. So I have produced a...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 773
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Hilt List

I have collected keris and other hilts for almost as long as I have collected keris. Now I have decided that it is time to transfer ownership of my hilts to other people. So I have produced a...
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