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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2018, 11:30 PM
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Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I appreciate your answer, even if it...

Thanks Alan. I appreciate your answer, even if it is only a guess. But i was really only asking about the blade with the understanding that blades sometime end up in dress from other locations.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By David
So Alan, is there no possibility that this might...

So Alan, is there no possibility that this might be a Sumatran blade. That was my initial impression given a keris i have from Sumatra with some fairly similar features.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th November 2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By David
Just to add some more information into the mix...

Just to add some more information into the mix here are some more complete photos of the ensemble.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By David
Hi Paul. Are you the new owner of this keris. We...

Hi Paul. Are you the new owner of this keris. We have been discussing it on a keris Facebook page where it was suggested that it is a Sumatran keris with (perhaps) a West Coast Jawa influence. No one...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th November 2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By David
From the close-ups it looks more like bone to my...

From the close-ups it looks more like bone to my eye Michael.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th November 2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By David
Yes, it has that look. It's hard to tell what the...

Yes, it has that look. It's hard to tell what the original intentions of a recent blade like this made in this style. It's a roughly carved piece for sure, but real talismanic blades often are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th November 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By David
Hi Michael. I am not convinced this keris is...

Hi Michael. I am not convinced this keris is meant for a child despite its small size. Smaller Javanese keris are often called patrems and often meant for women. This one, however is a keris putut....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By David
Michael, this is not a keris so i am going to...

Michael, this is not a keris so i am going to transfer it over to the regular Ethno forum. This is called a Tombak and it is nice to see such a complete one with the sheath, shaft and end piece...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th November 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By David
Hi Michael. Welcome to the form. I am pretty much...

Hi Michael. Welcome to the form. I am pretty much in agreement with what the others have said here. I'd have to see better, sharper close-ups, but the hilt does not look ivory to me and antler or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,319
Posted By David
I love the blade on this on Detlef. :)

I love the blade on this on Detlef. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By David
Well Ian, i didn't think i was sidetracking the...

Well Ian, i didn't think i was sidetracking the conversation. You stated that you had never heard the term before. I was merely pointing out that it has appeared in this context both on our own site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By David
The term is also mentioned in this Wikipedia page...

The term is also mentioned in this Wikipedia page on the culture of Basilan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Basilan

"An example of Tausug woodwork is the puhan (wooden handle) of bladed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By David
The term can be found in a list of terms on this...

The term can be found in a list of terms on this site as well.
http://atkinson-swords.com/nomenclature/terms-for-blades-in-various/tauseg-philippine-terms.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By David
Ian, you can find this word amongst a list of...

Ian, you can find this word amongst a list of terms that Miguel brought to our attention some time ago. I am uncertain of his source for this list of terms and definitions....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,106
Posted By David
Thanks Detlef!

Thanks Detlef!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,106
Posted By David
It doesn't sound like you have actually tried...

It doesn't sound like you have actually tried metal polish.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th October 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By David
Yes Jean, it looks like the keris are all from...

Yes Jean, it looks like the keris are all from the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore, though the website shows collections from multiple museums.
While it does appear that the majority of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th October 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By David
Were you unable to access this link? It is a data...

Were you unable to access this link? It is a data base of keris from various museum collections. As Sirek stated, mostly just good as an image reference as the information with each keris is somewhat...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th October 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,106
Posted By David
I'm thinking 4, or perhaps 3. Others may differ. ...

I'm thinking 4, or perhaps 3. Others may differ. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th October 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By David
Yes, Dr. Google can be an amazing tool for...

Yes, Dr. Google can be an amazing tool for finding answers...except when he is not. LOL! ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th October 2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By David
Alan, i am taking into account that English is...

Alan, i am taking into account that English is not Green's first language, so when he asked "What does M. Dg Patompo means?" and it obviously looks like a person's name i am going to make the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th October 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By David
That is all very useful information Alan. But if...

That is all very useful information Alan.
But if i might draw everyone's attention to this link of TRADITION, ISLAM, AND REBELLION: SOUTH SULAWESI 1950-1965
HARVEY, BARBARA...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th October 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By David
Rick, your configuration puts the disc-like piece...

Rick, your configuration puts the disc-like piece in a different position. It does look awkward in Green's ensemble and i think maybe someone re-assembled it incorrectly. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th October 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By David
There is an address in Makassar, Jalan H. M Dg....

There is an address in Makassar, Jalan H. M Dg. Patompo, Makassar, though there is also an author by the same or similar name and the address (a road perhaps) may have been named after him. I think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By David
It does seem to be a similar demon creature Josh....

It does seem to be a similar demon creature Josh. It seems yours was intended to hold something in both hands, though to does not look like the opening is wide enough to accommodate the width of a...
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