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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
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David, it might be crushed but with the angle of...

David, it might be crushed but with the angle of the photo I can't be sure. My eye for evaluation is still developing. As far as repair goes, I guess I tend to fix things, even things that aren't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Interested Party
I can't see the damage. I have seen ones that...

I can't see the damage. I have seen ones that seemed to have been crushed by impacts. If replacement is necessary then maybe an attempt to tap out the damage would be in order as there is nothing to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
Sorry I should have been clearer the cutler resin...

Sorry I should have been clearer the cutler resin is for non keris repairs.

Knitting wool for keris. I would not have thought about that. My bad writing has paid off again.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
Thanks I wondered but was afraid to try a...

Thanks I wondered but was afraid to try a submersion. I will give it a try when I clean the blade this spring after it warms up. I also collected around a cup of pinyon pine resin to help reset some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th January 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
YES!!! It has haunted me because I can find no...

YES!!! It has haunted me because I can find no reference to it. I snapped some pictures of these things a month or two ago but could not find a common thread in them that made a post i though was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,125
Posted By Interested Party
mezcal

mezcal
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
Jean, no insult towards Tammens' scholarship was...

Jean, no insult towards Tammens' scholarship was intended. I just noticed that the Dutch seemed to contain more text and that he seemed to reference previously mentioned anecdotes I couldn't find. It...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
Two Part Question

I hope this post finds all our forum members well.

So I have been reading Tammens' first book and as always a different source has led to enlightenment and confusion. On page 148 there is a picture...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Interested Party
I've heard of saying, "I hate rabbits"...

I've heard of saying, "I hate rabbits" to change the direction of smoke, but not that.
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Interested Party
Oral history

So many years ago the fencing master I was studying with spoke on this subject. I have no sources to collaborate my following statements. It is just one man's opinion filtered through my flawed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By Interested Party
I've wondered about Indian reproductions. Are...

I've wondered about Indian reproductions. Are many of these old blades with new fittings? Or is everything new and the blades are a mechanical damascus made to resemble wootz?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,996
Posted By Interested Party
I remember for Celts it was a symbol of death and...

I remember for Celts it was a symbol of death and rebirth. Related to the sun and possibly fortunes wheel. A legacy of an Indo-European culture that produced both Celtic and Sanskrit. Sorry I can't...
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,212
Posted By Interested Party
If I remember correctly Apollo was an archer...

If I remember correctly Apollo was an archer also, he and Artemis were twins after all. Besides real arrows his arrows in the Iliad were disease.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,379
Posted By Interested Party
Edward Frey identifies the style of selut on this...

Edward Frey identifies the style of selut on this blade as Malacca cup style. "A deep cup with a thin wall usually crafted to resemble a budding flower or a leafy cup....This type of fitting is found...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
Alan and David thank you for your time and input...

Alan and David thank you for your time and input :)

Mr. Maisey thanks for the tips I will put them into my arsenal. Attached to this reply are better quality photos of the blade I hope. I grew up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By Interested Party
Engravings

Congratulations. It is an interesting blade. Can anyone tell me about the age and method of this type of engraving? Except for the lion these engravings have a stimpled look. Is the stimple the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
Before and during the repairs.

Before pictures. The glue up. And a picture of the "74."
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Interested Party
Janggelan Hilt

It has been quiet so I thought I would post this very worn keris and see what the group has to say. It was in very bad condition so I have been using it to learn about restoration of keris. I know...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd October 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By Interested Party
Could these horn pieces be repairs? Both the...

Could these horn pieces be repairs? Both the buntut and the joint the wranka are areas that are frequently stressed.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By Interested Party
Are the hilts called sandang walikat because the...

Are the hilts called sandang walikat because the hilt profile is triangular like the scabbard? Would Sanjen's post #43 of this thread,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. The seller lightened the photos?

Interesting. The seller lightened the photos?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,915
Posted By Interested Party
Marius, thanks for the feedback. It looked to me...

Marius, thanks for the feedback. It looked to me like that was a possibility, but it is hard sometimes to make an objective judgement on a subjective subject especially when you own the item in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By Interested Party
This was a sellers picture. Hopefully it is ok to...

This was a sellers picture. Hopefully it is ok to post. Different light, different angle. Note the traces of blue on the D guard. It is on both sides. Verdigris, paint, or enamel? Sorry for bugging...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,664
Posted By Interested Party
I hoped this would show up on the site. It looked...

I hoped this would show up on the site. It looked like a converted bayonet but as mentioned before the cross section was wrong. Then there the snake motif to make matters more confusing. Then I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd September 2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By Interested Party
Is sandang walikat derived from kocet kocetan?...

Is sandang walikat derived from kocet kocetan? The first two pictures particularly brought that to mind.

These North Carolina swap meets tend to be quite the happening place.
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