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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By David
I'm not sure why a Sumatran owner would carve...

I'm not sure why a Sumatran owner would carve dress for this keris that much more closely resembles Javanese dress, so my first inclination would be to think this blade was dressed for a Javanese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By David
I would not be the least bit surprised Jean. This...

I would not be the least bit surprised Jean. This is obviously recent work (at least the carving), so one might wonder how all that kinatah could get worn off in a relatively short period of time. It...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By David
Thanks Bill. It would still be helpful to have...

Thanks Bill. It would still be helpful to have one photo showing the full keris in order to get a better feel for the Pawakan, the over all impression of the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By David
Well, i'd say that given both the photographs and...

Well, i'd say that given both the photographs and the 19th century prints it seems fairly confirmed that this is an accepted and traditional method of carry. I would think that it would be far easier...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By David
If you look closely you can see that this blade...

If you look closely you can see that this blade did indeed once carry kinatah that has since fallen away. But i tend to agree with Jean that this seems to be a contemporary blade, although it would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By David
Well, it's kind of a wonky fit, but i'm not...

Well, it's kind of a wonky fit, but i'm not convinced that necessarily means that it wasn't actually made for this blade since it is obviously work done by a non-professional carver.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By David
Well, i was willing to accept somewhere in Jawa,...

Well, i was willing to accept somewhere in Jawa, but i've been wrong before. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th December 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By David
Hey Jean, since this "sampir" seems to...

Hey Jean, since this "sampir" seems to originate in East Jawa, why not call it a wrongko? ;) :)
Francantolin, i basically concur with what Jean has told you. Personally i'm not generally a fan of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th December 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By David
Hi Alan. Without getting too deep into this...

Hi Alan. Without getting too deep into this particular situation could you speak more generally on what is usually expected or required of one before they might actually be ready to accept such...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By David
I do agree with xasterix's take on FMA though and...

I do agree with xasterix's take on FMA though and working with the wooden swords i posted above would not be likely to give the practitioner a very good feel for the weight and balance of actual kris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By David
As others have suggested, it would be a shame...

As others have suggested, it would be a shame mess up this lovely inlay by practicing with this piece. It would, however, make a nice wall hanger.
I often see unadorned wooden swords for sale that i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By David
You see...never say never...but i think we might...

You see...never say never...but i think we might all be able to agree that it looks a bit silly. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By David
Why do you believe this is a "butcher's...

Why do you believe this is a "butcher's knife". :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By David
While i have learned not to ever say never i...

While i have learned not to ever say never i would feel 99.999999999% comfortable say that your suspicion that this "can't be right" is absolutely correct. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By David
Well that is pretty spectacular. A beautiful...

Well that is pretty spectacular. A beautiful modern keris! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By David
Jean, i'm sure such small moments of frustration...

Jean, i'm sure such small moments of frustration will quickly pass for the unfulfilled. But i would never mandate that any member need show any more or less of any keris they have under their custody...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,631
Posted By David
That is exactly what i was thinking as i scrolled...

That is exactly what i was thinking as i scrolled down the photos Wayne. This one, at least, does not appear to be meant for agricultural use. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By David
Jean, i believe you are confused because Gustav...

Jean, i believe you are confused because Gustav actually posted TWO keris as a comparative. The first one IS Bill's keris. The second one is a tighter shot on the one he attributes to Jayasukadgo. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By David
That is a nice, older gunong as far as i can...

That is a nice, older gunong as far as i can tell. It is small and has a somewhat straighter, less bulbous hilt. The silver work also looks older (and this does look like silver). Others may have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By David
Well, this is a brand new mass marketed weapon....

Well, this is a brand new mass marketed weapon. I'm not saying that the Visayans never used barongs, but this new product isn't very good proof of it despite the company calling itself Traditional...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. Books and notes are still packed in...

Thanks Alan. Books and notes are still packed in boxes. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By David
I can't remember what the "X" pattern...

I can't remember what the "X" pattern made in the pamor is called. Here is my example of it though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By David
Should we really expect historical accuracy from...

Should we really expect historical accuracy from Forged by Fire? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By David
Well Jeff, your link is only "lame"...

Well Jeff, your link is only "lame" only because it is a general rule of these forums that you upload images of items you wish discussed directly to the forum. The link works fine now, but the odds...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th November 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I appreciate your answer, even if it...

Thanks Alan. I appreciate your answer, even if it is only a guess. But i was really only asking about the blade with the understanding that blades sometime end up in dress from other locations.
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