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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,824
Posted By Greybeard
This December I'll reach age 63. I started in my...

This December I'll reach age 63. I started in my early teens with a khukri, given to me as a gift by my parents. For some time now, I'm very into the Indonesian keris -- a lifelong love of mine, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Gene I'm glad that these are just old...

Hi Gene

I'm glad that these are just old corrosion pits. Vice marks (as well as file/grinding marks) are very nasty on an otherwise fine old keris blade. Congratulations on this piece!

Best...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By Greybeard
A very nice and interesting keris. However, I'm...

A very nice and interesting keris. However, I'm somewhat puzzled about the strange looking pitting along the blade -- vice marks? I don't hope so ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th May 2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Mykeris, a keris Kamardikan is a keris that...

Hi Mykeris, a keris Kamardikan is a keris that was made in recent times. Regards, Heinz
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th May 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Greybeard
Yes, I think that I see some filing marks....

Yes, I think that I see some filing marks. Someone apparently reshaped the tip a little bit ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By Greybeard
Dan, now I'm really tempted to try pinapple juice...

Dan, now I'm really tempted to try pinapple juice instead of my usual deluted vinegar -- your results are just too good!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Dan. Great results! Great blade -- I just love...

Hi Dan. Great results! Great blade -- I just love this type of luk! Congratulations on this fine piece!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd May 2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By Greybeard
I fully agree with you, David. It's solely the...

I fully agree with you, David. It's solely the blade that counts for me. The fittings may be outstanding, but this blade really doesn't make it for me -- in any event, I wouldn't have bought this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By Greybeard
Yes, Jean, I agree: The pamor looks very...

Yes, Jean, I agree: The pamor looks very superficial -- almost like painted on ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,588
Posted By Greybeard
I usually use 1 l water and 4 dl vinegar, so the...

I usually use 1 l water and 4 dl vinegar, so the solution is not too aggressive.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th April 2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,588
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Dan, I use to clean my blades with diluted...

Hi Dan, I use to clean my blades with diluted vinegar -- not a traditional method, I know. But for me it works very fine for many years ...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,041
Posted By Greybeard
Thank you, Michael. This answers an old question...

Thank you, Michael. This answers an old question of mine when looking at Flambergs in museums and comparing them with my kerises (although these two types of edged weapons cannot be compared in any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,588
Posted By Greybeard
Dan, we are in the same situation. Nobody cares...

Dan, we are in the same situation. Nobody cares about my "great" keris collection except myself. And I'm an older man. I still hope that I can hook my son one day ...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,041
Posted By Greybeard
Hello Michael, first of all sorry for my...

Hello Michael, first of all sorry for my ignorance. I'm a collector of the Indonesian kerises which are very often wavy. While I know that the kerises were forged just this way -- wavy --, I have not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,588
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Dan, fine that you cleaned your blade from...

Hi Dan, fine that you cleaned your blade from that rust; this was my most concern about your keris. Regarding the hilt, if you really like it just keep it, because you are the only one who needs to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th April 2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,588
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Dan, I really appreciate you for giving those...

Hi Dan, I really appreciate you for giving those seemingly "unwanted" kerises a home. They certainly deserve it! My suggestion: Just clean the blade from any rust and -- if you can -- replace the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By Greybeard
Hello Lee IMO two pieces are Indonesian keris...

Hello Lee

IMO two pieces are Indonesian keris (M12 from Madura, M15 from Surakarta). M14 is a wavy dagger of other origin -- maybe from the Philippines?

Regards,

Heinz
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Napoleon Pictures would be helpful...

Hi Napoleon

Pictures would be helpful ...

Regards,

Heinz
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,769
Posted By Greybeard
Sorry, Michael -- I just noticed that I misspelt...

Sorry, Michael -- I just noticed that I misspelt your name ...

Regards,

Heinz
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,769
Posted By Greybeard
Hello Michel I agree with Detlef: Carita...

Hello Michel

I agree with Detlef: Carita Keprabon, pamor Wos Wutah. The ganja might have been replaced. In any event, in my opinion it's a very nice keris -- congratulations!

Regards,

Heinz
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By Greybeard
Yes, I agree: a keris from the Segaluh period --...

Yes, I agree: a keris from the Segaluh period -- and a very nice one! Congratulations! I suppose that the dapur is luk 9 Sempana Kalentang.

Regards, Heinz
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Greybeard
Hello Semar Yes, I believe you that these...

Hello Semar

Yes, I believe you that these "notches" are original to your keris. I'm afraid that nobody here can give you a dapur name. This may be frustrating.

I have several odd and probably quite...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Greybeard
Hello Semar An interesting piece! Unfortunately...

Hello Semar

An interesting piece! Unfortunately I have no idea of the dapur, too; I cannot find it in any of my reference books.

I see a blumbangan, tikel alis, greneng, a ganja iras (?) -- and I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Greybeard
I fully agree with Alan and Jean: The printing...

I fully agree with Alan and Jean: The printing quality and the paper quality of the book "Dhapur" is poor. In my copy two pages are duplicated and two pages are misplaced, but no pages are missing....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Greybeard
Hello Semar The book "Dhapur" is...

Hello Semar

The book "Dhapur" is offered on E-Bay (Bali-Artshop).

Best regards,

Heinz
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