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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It is difficult for me to speak in general terms...

It is difficult for me to speak in general terms David, because that would require knowledge of a number of situations where I knew of a similar situation to my own, and I do not know of any other...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not possible Kai. This sort of thing is not for...

Not possible Kai.

This sort of thing is not for public display, when you start to think of genuinely agreed master pieces you are thinking of a very elitist level. To see keris or other tosanaji...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, that's easier to compare, I should have...

Yeah, that's easier to compare, I should have done that myself, didn't think of it.

Thanks Kai.

Yes, a blade can become worn over time, however, the wear on a Jayasukadgo is going to be minimal, if...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, the ron dha on the jenggot should not vary...

Jean, the ron dha on the jenggot should not vary from the ron dha on the gonjo or wadidang. The ron dha we can see is the ron dha of the maker.

Is this ron dha identical to the ron dha shown by...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have been intending to enter this post with...

I have been intending to enter this post with images since Gustav made available the image of a part of the Jayasukadgo, but I kept forgetting to do it.

The images I have posted are from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Chief. Sorry, I'm no wiser. This...

Thanks Chief.

Sorry, I'm no wiser.

This adaptation could have been done by anybody.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is something I have not seen previously, but...

This is something I have not seen previously, but logically, it could be an indigenous adaptation.

Good close-ups of the union between blade and shaft, and the butt end of the shaft, as well as a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, possibly Gustav is under some restriction...

Jean, possibly Gustav is under some restriction on publication. I have photos, in fact many photos, of keris that when I obtained those photos I was placed under a vow that I would never permit...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I completely agree with you Gustav, the...

I completely agree with you Gustav, the difference between Bill's keris and a Jayasukadgo is comparable to the difference between a Volkswagon Passat and a Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero --- and so...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You are correct Gustav, the blumbangan of the...

You are correct Gustav, the blumbangan of the current era nginden keris does not appear to be textbook Surakarta, however the only keris that do stay more or less strictly within the parameters of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,813
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for your compliments Rick, but I do have a...

Thanks for your compliments Rick, but I do have a few more of these, and in my opinion the ones I still have are probably better than this one.

I like these wrongkos, some people think they were...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,813
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here is one of my long time favourites that...

Here is one of my long time favourites that escaped from captivity a couple of weeks back.

This form has a lot of variations, they were usually carved by the person who owned the keris, not kraton...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, true, some current era blades are not...

Yes Jean, true, some current era blades are not deeply etched, in fact, some are not etched at all, but local buyers still seem to prefer that deep aggressive etch.

Your couple of examples...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th November 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, what you are talking about here is the...

Jean, what you are talking about here is the difference between eras, the effect of time, and differences in post production processing. It is simply a matter of preferences.

In very simple terms,...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 25th November 2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 76 has now completed and has...

Tosanaji Keris List 76 has now completed and has been removed from my site.

Thank you for your support.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th November 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 76 has now completed and has...

Tosanaji Keris List 76 has now completed and has been removed from my site.

Thank you for your support.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd November 2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Bill, I do not doubt that I mentioned Empu...

Yes Bill, I do not doubt that I mentioned Empu Suparman(Alm.) he was the ranking Mpu in the Karaton Surakarta during the 1980's and early 1990's, and he was my teacher for the last 15 years of his...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, the "X" motif is called...

David, the "X" motif is called "PBX", the reflective pamor style is called "nginden" or in English "chatoyant" , so a correct designation would be "Pamor PBX nginden".
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bill, I believe you bought this keris from me in...

Bill, I believe you bought this keris from me in about 2002-2003. I definitely did not attribute this keris to Empu Suparman.

In fact Empu Suparman never made commercially, he made for members of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st November 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Goes with the territory Jim. Anybody who has been...

Goes with the territory Jim. Anybody who has been associated with Jawa and Indonesia as long as I have would understand pretty much the same things.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Pretty impressive. Thank you very much.

Pretty impressive.

Thank you very much.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I reserved comment on the hilt because of one...

I reserved comment on the hilt because of one very specific reason:- I am not able to judge just how old, or how genuine this hilt might be from a photo.

One thing that is done with old ivory hilts...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I believe Sri Lanka also. In some South and...

I believe Sri Lanka also.

In some South and South East Asian societies, dwarfs and physically handicapped people were kept by both courts and upper class households as servants and entertainers....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I'm going to vary a little in my opinion of...

Jean, I'm going to vary a little in my opinion of this keris.

I will reserve comment on the hilt.

The blade is not Javanese, it is Madura, the tells are the kembang kacang, the relatively long...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 14th November 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List 76 was published on Sunday...

Tosanaji Keris List 76 was published on Sunday 11th November, USA time.

All items listed have now been sold.

Thank you for your support.

This list will be able to be viewed for a few more days...
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