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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 124
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Posted By Jean
Thank you David, I just thought that there was a...

Thank you David, I just thought that there was a built-in way to adjust the displayed pics size which I may have overlooked like in Word for instance. I will use a lower resolution in future.
Regards...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd November 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,502
Posted By Jean
Thanks David. One reason for explaining the...

Thanks David. One reason for explaining the influence of European iconography in Madura may be that many Madurese were enlisted in the Dutch colonial army.
By the way I would like to know how to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd November 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,502
Posted By Jean
Another style of madurese hilt called topi...

Another style of madurese hilt called topi (helmet) or pulasir (cuirassier).
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,502
Posted By Jean
Hi, IMO the whiter area on one side of your hilt...

Hi,
IMO the whiter area on one side of your hilt is not because somebody sanded it to check if it was ivory but because the protruding "ear" was broken so he had to file it to make it smooth. The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 666
Posted By Jean
Hi Spunger, I will just try to amend and complete...

Hi Spunger,
I will just try to amend and complete your classification list of Indonesian krisses by origin as follows:
. Javanese krisses (Central Java, East Java, North Coast, West Java)
. Madurese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and it confirms my impression that...

Thank you Alan and it confirms my impression that this is a different case from Scott's blade.
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Jean
Alan, Thank you very much for your valuable input...

Alan,
Thank you very much for your valuable input and especially for removing my doubts that this blade is balinese.
I take this opportunity to show an old balinese kris from my collection, would you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Jean
OK, I will contribute as I am very interested by...

OK, I will contribute as I am very interested by the subject.
The blade size is 39 cm long i.e a bit shorter than the usual big balinese blades with deep & sharp ricikan (40 cm+).
In Java this dapur...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By Jean
Scott, I share what Alan said about this kris,...

Scott, I share what Alan said about this kris, and I would like to know the lenght of the blade (excluding the tang).
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,990
Posted By Jean
Top artistic piece (similar to those displayed in...

Top artistic piece (similar to those displayed in the Neka museum) but frankly this very nice pamor pattern Jarot Asem looks strange to me, as if it was applied on the iron and not traditionally...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jean
Just a personal testimony dating from the...

Just a personal testimony dating from the nineties during my stay in East Kalimantan:
Most of my Indonesian colleagues were highly educated people (engineers) and of javanese origin. They were quite...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I have no detailed knowledge of the...

Hello Alan,
I have no detailed knowledge of the javanese history besides what is found in the well-known reference books but would just like to point-out that:
. Bali remained Hindu and the heir of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Jean
Hello S. Workman, I attach the pics of 2 blades...

Hello S. Workman,
I attach the pics of 2 blades with a similar pamor and identified as Uler Lulut (snake skin) according to the latest balinese kris book published by the Neka Museum. Yours may be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jean
Excellent observation Alan, I agree and have...

Excellent observation Alan, I agree and have noted the same with some recent javanese or madurese krisses also.
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Jean
Yeah, it seems to be a popular model, I also saw...

Yeah, it seems to be a popular model, I also saw a similar one made from ivory in a top notch collection but with a lady's head :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. The iron ferrule fitted on my...

Thank you Alan.
The iron ferrule fitted on my hilt is old, do you expect it to be original or is the type of Cirebon selut which you mention a different model?
I will check my old balinese hilts as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and David. I attach the pic of one...

Thank you Alan and David.
I attach the pic of one old (kris?) hilt specimen with a deeply carved base and fitted with a ferrule for whatever reason (damage?). The Solo nunggak semi hilts fitted with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Jean
I agree with Alan and Rick. Any opinion about the...

I agree with Alan and Rick. Any opinion about the blade origin, javanese or older balinese?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Jean
Peculiar kris panjang

This kris panjang (70 cm long overall) was offered on EBay and the auction just ended. It is a peculiar piece as it seems old but the dapur is not similar to the usual Panjang blades from Sumatra,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Jean
On the European market we can sometimes find old...

On the European market we can sometimes find old mendak fitted on old family krisses and the sellers are not aware of their rarity.
Best regards
Jean
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st August 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, what a nice collection and...

Thank you Alan, what a nice collection and excellent reference for us!
Best regards
Jean
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st July 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Thank you for posting the pictures of...

Hello Alan,
Thank you for posting the pictures of these nice and rare items.
I take this opportunity to ask you which are the types of mendak suitable for East Java/ Madura krisses and Cirebon/...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Jean
I wish I could be the heir of Napoleon, after all...

I wish I could be the heir of Napoleon, after all my direct ancestor fought in the Napoleon (the First) army during the Russia campaign (10,000 km on foot and he survived!), and all what he got is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Jean
Interesting hilt, it seems to have some age,...

Interesting hilt, it seems to have some age, similar to the togogan balinese style but apparently depicting an islamic figure, may be an imam?
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Do you know how can we get these...

Hello Alan,
Do you know how can we get these publications and is there any translation in English?
Regards
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