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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan for your detailed evaluation and...

Thank you Alan for your detailed evaluation and comments. I agree with your dapur identification (not standard) and I did not realize that Tuban should be considered as part of Northern Java/...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Jean
Hello David, My exception is that you called the...

Hello David,
My exception is that you called the dapur Kebo Teki which is a Central Java dapur and applies to a straight blade.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Jean
See a blade with a similar dapur (except the...

See a blade with a similar dapur (except the greneng) from my collection.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Jean
I concur with David's opinion except that the...

I concur with David's opinion except that the blade dapur (with 7 or possibly 9 waves and a long gandik) is not a central Javanese standard IMO. I would attribute the blade to East Java also. The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
I know the case of a reputed journalist...

I know the case of a reputed journalist specialized in fine Asian art who dared to write an article in his newspaper accusing the most famous Auction House to sell fake antiques at an auction. What...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
This last minute announcement that the metal of...

This last minute announcement that the metal of the scabbard and hilt was tested as solid gold does not look professional in my view. For instance I was not informed about it although I placed many...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
I hope that he is just a rich benefactor for...

I hope that he is just a rich benefactor for IFICAH.

Czerny's are usually quite careful/ conservative about their descriptions, although they often make mistakes about the origin of the pieces and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
These hilts on resin are very fragile, I had one...

These hilts on resin are very fragile, I had one broken during transport but fortunately it was nicely repaired by an Indian jeweler.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
You are right David about the low prices, it...

You are right David about the low prices, it shows the lack of interest of European collectors for the keris (and too many pieces for sale), and the effect of the stupid ivory ban regulations....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th December 2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
Yes I agree and managed to buy few of these items...

Yes I agree and managed to buy few of these items at bargain prices. However the "precious" pieces with ivory fittings, kinatah or naga blades fetched quite high prices.
Regarding the replica kris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th December 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
A royal kris may not need a loop (passio sumange...

A royal kris may not need a loop (passio sumange or toli-toli) since I was told that it is supposedly made to secure the blade in front of the king?
Yes, the blade looks old but is not of matching...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th December 2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Jean
IFICAH funding sale at Czerny's

Dear friends,
This sale (Czerny's auction N° 96) took place on Friday 13th December and many interesting krisses were auctioned. The most striking one was this very nice replica royal kris from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th December 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,026
Posted By Jean
Alan, This kris was part of the IFICAH funding...

Alan,
This kris was part of the IFICAH funding sale at Czerny's auction N° 96.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. If I ever face such a situation,...

Thank you Alan. If I ever face such a situation, I would try to whiten the ivory by applying a concentrated hydrogen peroxyde solution.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. This is very detrimental to the...

Thank you Alan. This is very detrimental to the aspect of the wrangka, can it be corrected without having to sand it according to your experience?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Jean
IMO this dark strip occurs because the carver...

IMO this dark strip occurs because the carver used the outer rim of the elephant tusk which is more prone to decay especially on the back side which is in contact with the skin (traditional Balinese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jean
Yeah, I questioned "aksana" too and...

Yeah, I questioned "aksana" too and added a question mark after "figure position" in my post #12 but I tought that it was a Javanese variation of "asana" :)
Both words apparently do not exist in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I was faced with this issue while...

Hello Alan,
I was faced with this issue while writing my hilt book and the main author of reference who addresses the subject is Karsten Sejr Jensen in his 2 books: Den Indonesiske kris and the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st November 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Jean
The chevron pamor pattern is rather Kelabang...

The chevron pamor pattern is rather Kelabang Sayuta (chilopoda centipede) IMO.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st November 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By Jean
This is recent and sloppy Madurese work, sorry. :)

This is recent and sloppy Madurese work, sorry. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,207
Posted By Jean
Thank you Amuk, your perspective is very...

Thank you Amuk, your perspective is very interesting for us foreigners who don't clearly differentiate the Sundanese culture from the Javanese one. And your krisses are always a pleasure for the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,207
Posted By Jean
Hello Amuk, Very interesting pieces again, thank...

Hello Amuk,
Very interesting pieces again, thank you!
Could you please explain or translate the following terms into English for our better understanding:
. Mahisah kerak
. Tjorok (corok, a long and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th November 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,351
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, This is the source of information of...

Hello Alan,
This is the source of information of Amuk.
This book "Keris Daya Magic - Manfaat - Tuah - Misteri" was first published in 1997 and it lists 380 straight dapurs/ designs of Javanese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,351
Posted By Jean
David, Being also a collector of jambiyas and...

David,
Being also a collector of jambiyas and khanjars from the Middle-East, I fully concur with your opinion although I would accept that this kris has a "dapur jambiya" ;)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,351
Posted By Jean
See what a jambiya from Yemen looks like in...

See what a jambiya from Yemen looks like in comparison.
Regards
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