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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:08 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
By the grouping of notches, choils & etc into...

By the grouping of notches, choils & etc into a single element for discussion, two (well, at least two) things have been achieved. The first is that all these elements of blade design have been put...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:15 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
"--- a type of ---"? yes, very...

"--- a type of ---"?

yes, very probably.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Bjorn, intent is the crucial factor. If an...

Yes Bjorn, intent is the crucial factor.

If an alteration is undertaken by a merchant, that merchant's intent is very probably to increase his profit. I doubt that anybody would argue with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well Ian, that's a new one for me, but logically...

Well Ian, that's a new one for me, but logically appropriate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A good idea to open up this discussion Ian. In...

A good idea to open up this discussion Ian.

In respect of the choil & notch thing, I feel I was on pretty solid ground in what I wrote in the other thread, but now I'm just floating an opinion.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ian, I have no experience in the field of Spanish...

Ian, I have no experience in the field of Spanish colonial knives.

For many years my single minded focus has been the Javanese keris, but I do have lengthy experience preceding that Javanese focus,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bjorn, based upon the evidence of the photos, I...

Bjorn, based upon the evidence of the photos, I am not able to give a solid opinion on this matter. I would need to handle the keris, and examine it under magnification.

But I can give a tentative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Ian, I would not refer to the finger stop on...

No Ian, I would not refer to the finger stop on the Canary Island knife as a choil.

In simple terms a choil is an area between the cutting edge and the tang that is intended as the point where the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Anthony, probably Balinese, but I doubt...

Yes Anthony, probably Balinese, but I doubt 1600's.

It is really difficult to get too precise about actual age on the basis of even excellent photos, and these photos are not excellent, based upon...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th July 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually Anthony, this is a very difficult...

Actually Anthony, this is a very difficult question, and any answer to it could argued ad infinitum.

However, your response to my question is simple and straightforward, as is my response to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ian, I understood your comment to be within...

Yes Ian, I understood your comment to be within the context of knives from this geographic area. I added my post in an attempt to clarify exactly what that cutout was.

The addition of a choil to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ian, in respect of this:- " --- A curious...

Ian, in respect of this:-

" --- A curious feature on each of these knives is a small cut-out notch at the ricasso where, presumably, the forefinger would rest rather than slide down onto the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A question:- when we ask "is this a...

A question:-

when we ask "is this a Majapahit blade"

exactly what do we mean?
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you R.Sword, for your interesting ideas.

Thank you R.Sword, for your interesting ideas.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, certainly there are similar elements present...

Yes, certainly there are similar elements present in the carving shown in the lower image. What this may mean I hesitate to guess at.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thomas, you have said:- "--- Just my opinion...

Thomas, you have said:- "--- Just my opinion ---"


Not all opinions are equal:- there are informed opinions, and there are uninformed opinions; the informed opinion has value, it is the other...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 10th July 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue #75 has now been removed from the...

Catalogue #75 has now been removed from the Tosanaji site.
Forum: Swap Forum 10th July 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue #75 has now been removed from the...

Catalogue #75 has now been removed from the Tosanaji site.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My comments on the dress are these:- the wrongko...

My comments on the dress are these:-

the wrongko is old, probably pre-WWII, the pendok is also old, definitely pre-WWII, it is made from mamas and is of a style that is exceptionally rare in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, the questions you have raised are at the...

David, the questions you have raised are at the heart of understanding the keris. However, to address those questions we must place them within a framework that encompasses time and place.

In my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, the blade is current era, nice quality, and...

Yes, the blade is current era, nice quality, and would be totally acceptable as the blade used in a Javanese dress keris used by a person who was not involved in kraton or elite level society...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kronckew, thanks for your input to this question,...

Kronckew, thanks for your input to this question, I appreciate it, however, I do understand that sometimes it is difficult to interpret a physical object from an image, so just a couple of comments...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Marius, that similarity was in my mind as I...

Yes Marius, that similarity was in my mind as I opened the thread.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th July 2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bjorn, I cannot speak Javanese except at the...

Bjorn, I cannot speak Javanese except at the lowest level, I can understand 80% of a Javanese conversation in ngoko if I know what the subject is first, Javanese language that relates to keris I can...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I was thinking the same thing Marius, just an...

I was thinking the same thing Marius, just an artistic, generic monster.

Does Jormungandr have two tongues, or a forked tongue? This little bloke has one forked tongue coming from each side of his...
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