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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By David
True Green, such questions are indeed subjective...

True Green, such questions are indeed subjective and need further clarification. But there are a few things about this keris that we seem to know (probably). Firstly it does seem likely that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By David
I would love to know the answer to this as well....

I would love to know the answer to this as well. If you are going to give such an assessment on a blade that assessment should be defendable with good reason. Does the blade show specific indicators...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By David
Fossilized ivory of some sort is indeed a...

Fossilized ivory of some sort is indeed a possible material Roland.
I am afraid i do not see any exposed blade at the tip of the sheath though. I do see different colored wood and what it looks like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By David
Perhaps you can clarify a few things for me Alan...

Perhaps you can clarify a few things for me Alan and take this into a area i don't believe we have had much discussion about. Yes, i was being a bit of a sticker for tradition in my comments. I do...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By David
Well Green, i don't really know what you mean by...

Well Green, i don't really know what you mean by tourist trap. This is a modern era art keris that dies seem to have at least some good craft applied. As such it is very collectable if that is within...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By David
I believe the one i had was, but i'd have to see...

I believe the one i had was, but i'd have to see it again to be sure. I am fairly certain that mine came from the same workshop.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By David
I used to have a keris that was extremely similar...

I used to have a keris that was extremely similar to this one. It did indeed have the exact same dress. I believe the top sheath and hilt are both black horn, yes? The metal bands were also exactly...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd July 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By David
Moro Kris

As a professional photographer i am a bit embarrassed to present these bad iPhone photos, but i am overwhelmed packing up my house to move and didn't want to have to take new photos if i could help...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By David
I've been leaning towards calling these hilts...

I've been leaning towards calling these hilts Buta Bajang, but then, what's in a name.
This name game thing can be very annoying at times, but then we must consider that if it ever is possible to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By David
I'm not so sure i see a Bugis blade when i look...

I'm not so sure i see a Bugis blade when i look at this keris Athanase. What about it make you identify it as Bugis?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th June 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By David
Pat, i believe Bjorn has already IDed your pamor....

Pat, i believe Bjorn has already IDed your pamor. I would agree with his wos wutah assessment.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By David
Anthony, it is difficult for me to see how green...

Anthony, it is difficult for me to see how green your blade appears from your photo. I do see a green tinge, but also know that color balance in digital photography can at times not portray true...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Patje. I would say that in...

Welcome to the forum Patje.
I would say that in most cases an old keris is going to have relatively newer dress. You seem very interested in age based upon the questions you have also asked in your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By David
Yes, the Neka Museum. Kinary said as much in his...

Yes, the Neka Museum. Kinary said as much in his post #4. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By David
Well, that is a little out of my personal scope...

Well, that is a little out of my personal scope of knowledge. I can't speak for others. But living in Jakarta you are not that far from Bali and high end hilts of precious metals are still being made...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Kinary. I agree with Rick,...

Welcome to the forum Kinary.
I agree with Rick, better photos are vital especially if you are interested in exactly how this particular hilt was created.
I do know that such hilts are not always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,897
Posted By David
I agree Ian. What i did find relevant about the...

I agree Ian. What i did find relevant about the blog article was that it had a martial arts perspective and spoke about the Sarimanok as being used as a symbol of resistance against the Spanish. But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,897
Posted By David
I am arguing nothing here Kai, simply presenting...

I am arguing nothing here Kai, simply presenting information for consideration. That is why i said that these images "seem to help establish" rather than "here is the evidence that this is true." ;)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,897
Posted By David
When i search for "Sarimanok hilt" i...

When i search for "Sarimanok hilt" i find a good number of hits lead me to these very old (10-13 century) gold hilts. I do not believe these swords were kris per se, but this does seem to help...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By David
Sorry Alan, when i said "industrial" i...

Sorry Alan, when i said "industrial" i was thinking of lab quality white arsenic. I actually didn't realize there is a separate kind of arsenic like you describe. The white lab quality stuff is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By David
Perhaps i am picking at hairs here Ian, but Ron...

Perhaps i am picking at hairs here Ian, but Ron has not proposed the Sarimanok refers to this mythological bird. That much is pretty well established. It is also pretty well established that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th June 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By David
Well, i do believe that fruit acids will reveal...

Well, i do believe that fruit acids will reveal the pattern somewhat, but not to the extent that staining the blade will. There are numerous alternatives to warangan, some traditional (i believe if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By David
Hi Amuk. I do hope you are not going to just drop...

Hi Amuk. I do hope you are not going to just drop photos and run again. I believe a number of questions were asked earlier in this thread which you never returned to answer. You say that if your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By David
I do believe it is fair to say that the currently...

I do believe it is fair to say that the currently accepted method of care for Bugis keris in general does not include warangan treatment. And we must, of course, carefully define here what we mean...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By David
I changed the title for you Ridho. :)

I changed the title for you Ridho. :)
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