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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By David
Charles, sometimes your posts just bring tears to...

Charles, sometimes your posts just bring tears to my eyes.
Thanks for posting! :) :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,179
Posted By David
I realize this is a layman's question, this type...

I realize this is a layman's question, this type of sword being completely out of my spheres of collection, but would a light etch reveal anything here?
I am a little skeptical of what appears to be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By David
I have to point out that you cannot really...

I have to point out that you cannot really determine the dhapur of a keris by silhouette edge detection alone. Such a method cannot show, for instance, if the keris has tikel alis, blumbangan,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By David
Gentlemen. I do appreciate that both of you have...

Gentlemen.
I do appreciate that both of you have managed to keep the contentious discuss on Wayang civil and orderly. As i am sure both of you realize, it seems we have reached the point where you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th September 2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By David
Agree with Jean. More nice old and unusual dress...

Agree with Jean. More nice old and unusual dress examples. Very nice.
Just curious, is there some reason you keep all your hilts facing in the opposite direction from what is generally considered...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By David
Egads man! What witchcraft is this! LOL! ;) :D

Egads man! What witchcraft is this! LOL! ;) :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By David
Well, i'd say you made a might fine "first...

Well, i'd say you made a might fine "first foray" into the world of keris. This looks like a fine original example of a 19th century Bugis keris. I would also say Sulawesi.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By David
i can see all of Alan's points here. This singo...

i can see all of Alan's points here. This singo certainly does not appear to be Javanese and the greneng is also very strange for that origin. But much of the blade could indeed be Javanese. An...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By David
Welcome to the forums. I don't know of that many...

Welcome to the forums.
I don't know of that many good writer sources on barongs aside from Cato's Moro Sword and there is only very basic info there on these weapons.
I would recommend to post some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By David
The blade looks contemporary and is not a...

The blade looks contemporary and is not a Filipino blade as far as i can tell. I agree with those who believe this is a new blade married to an older hilt.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By David
I agree with Jean that this doesn't look quite...

I agree with Jean that this doesn't look quite like bone. Marine ivory is a possibility. The surface is rough and scuffy so it is difficult to clearly see the structure.
I am not aware that all...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By David
Well, first off, while i believe this hilt is a...

Well, first off, while i believe this hilt is a contemporary, non-traditional form, i personally find it very appealing. :)
I don't think it is ivory (certainly not elephant or whale) and it doesn't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By David
Well, it is most certainly a Moro hilt on an...

Well, it is most certainly a Moro hilt on an Indonesian blade. I can't say that this stumps me. The small size of the hilt is not that unusual. Especially some older Moro kris tended to be smaller...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By David
Well, if it were mine i would surely try to give...

Well, if it were mine i would surely try to give it an etch with vinegar to see if it has a twisted core. It won't harm the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By David
Yes, i should have added this. If that is the...

Yes, i should have added this. If that is the case, then "holy grail". If not, still a pretty nice and rare find. ;) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By David
Seriously Chief? You seem to have stumbled upon...

Seriously Chief? You seem to have stumbled upon the holy grail for Moro kris collectors. This is what Cato refers to as an "Archaic" kris. I suppose it is debatable how far back this form goes, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By David
Interesting kris. I'd say that the gangya is...

Interesting kris. I'd say that the gangya is indeed separate (though i can't be sure). The blade could be a bit older than the dress. The style of hilt does look more post WWII, but it is nicely...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th July 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By David
Thanks for that added information Alan.

Thanks for that added information Alan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By David
Thanks Alan, and also for sending me to my google...

Thanks Alan, and also for sending me to my google search. I always enjoy when a conversation leads me to a bit of internet research. I am certainly aware of the Spanish Inquisition and the name did...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By David
Yes Jean, Amuk generally seems to use the old...

Yes Jean, Amuk generally seems to use the old Dutch spellings that have fallen out of usage in Indonesia since the early 1970s. I do find it a bit confusing at times myself.
I assume, Amuk, that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By David
Cruel Alan? Really? Honestly i feel you have done...

Cruel Alan? Really? Honestly i feel you have done me a bit of an injustice here, but perhaps it is my own fault for not being clear enough.
Firstly, my comment had absolutely nothing to do with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By David
Thank you Alan. I don't know that i can say what...

Thank you Alan.
I don't know that i can say what mystic power as Empu expects from more or less meteorite. As Alan points out, that is probably the wrong question really. But i think i can say what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th July 2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By David
Well, it makes a lot of sense to me Alan. The...

Well, it makes a lot of sense to me Alan. The sheaths take on a general Javanese shape, but keep key elements of Bali wrongko form. Seems like a logical solution. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By David
hmmmm....any possibility we are dealing with...

hmmmm....any possibility we are dealing with Balinese people living in Jawa?
Sirek's keris is very interesting. I also love the blade and it sure looks like it could be a Bali/Lombok.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By David
If it is the lip at the top of the wrongko and...

If it is the lip at the top of the wrongko and the way it rises at the back i can see sometime Javanese is that form, but i don't think it is never seen on Bali sheaths. I made this comparison to...
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