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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By GIO
I think that the brown stripe has nothing to do...

I think that the brown stripe has nothing to do with age. It was certainly already present in the exterior layer of ivory when the poor elephant was still alive.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By GIO
IMVHO the hilt is not ivory but buffalo horn. The...

IMVHO the hilt is not ivory but buffalo horn. The tranlucent aspect occurs frequently in such material. A hilt with same material and very similar color was shown recently on ebay. As to the origin I...
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By GIO
[QUOTE=Cerjak]Dear Fernando. the cannon has a...

[QUOTE=Cerjak]Dear Fernando.
the cannon has a very deep patina and it is difficult to be certain if it's iron or bronze.


You can try with a magnet
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By GIO
Hi Jean here a better pic of my keris, if it may...

Hi Jean
here a better pic of my keris, if it may help
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By GIO
Many thanks, Jean and Alan, for the kind and...

Many thanks, Jean and Alan, for the kind and complete explanation. And yes, I find my keris very similar to Jean's for what dapur is concerned. I suppose, as said in my opening post, that such pamor...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By GIO
864 layers ? Not likely: either 512 or 1024 !

864 layers ? Not likely: either 512 or 1024 !
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th September 2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By GIO
Here it is

Here it is
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By GIO
Keris origin

Photo follows
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By GIO
keris origin

Would it be possible to identify the origin of this kris ? It has a rather disproportionate base part and an ULER LULUT pamor which made me suppose a Balinese origin. On the other hand overall size...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By GIO
Yes, I agree. Now the image is much more...

Yes, I agree. Now the image is much more detailed. Also the letters are clearly EVA.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By GIO
To me the animal seems more like a donkey. As to...

To me the animal seems more like a donkey.
As to the letters they could read RVA or SVA. The first letter is not clear.
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By GIO
This type of gun has a so-called "pinfire...

This type of gun has a so-called "pinfire lock". This mechanism was in use in the second half of the XIX cent. Though employed in the same era as the center fire cartridges, it could be considered a...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By GIO
Aluminium rivets ?

Aluminium rivets ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By GIO
My opinion is that there was the need to dress a...

My opinion is that there was the need to dress a bare blade and somebody carved a rough hilt in an approximate Java style. As to the scabbard it probably was also roughly made for another blade,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By GIO
Always Mughal

Always Mughal
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By GIO
The stones attached to the metal cup (called...

The stones attached to the metal cup (called MENDAK) are most probably made of glass. At the best low quality natural stones.
The blade is very well preserved. I would estimate that it has much less...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,466
Posted By GIO
At the end I found it. It is called FLIEGE in...

At the end I found it. It is called FLIEGE in German, therefore FLY in English.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,466
Posted By GIO
Many thanks, Fernando. Now I have a date and a...

Many thanks, Fernando. Now I have a date and a place. I was not able to find such info by myself.
As to the other device (the "butterfly"), I apologize I don't know the English name (as for the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,466
Posted By GIO
Stecker

I often asked myself when and by whom the stecker has been invented.
Same question with the so called "butterfly"(the little swinging appendix on the lower part of the cock, made to fasten the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By GIO
I read 18757

I read 18757
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By GIO
Yes, Alan is right, as usual. Gardner dedicated...

Yes, Alan is right, as usual. Gardner dedicated few words to keris rings in his book. He also added a photo where two rings (chinchin melawan) are shown among a few pendongkok.
The pic is rather bad...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st June 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By GIO
Hi David, I respect your opinion, but I cannot...

Hi David,
I respect your opinion, but I cannot understand why the smith should have designed the greneng differently from the wadidang. If he has shown a certain ability when carving the wadidang,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By GIO
Clearly not the original ganja

Clearly not the original ganja
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th March 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By GIO
I join Jean in making my compliments to Marco for...

I join Jean in making my compliments to Marco for his nice new book. It should be remembered that many kerises have been etched personally by him, thus showing an incredible ability. Last but not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By GIO
Congratulations, Marco. Your book really deserves...

Congratulations, Marco. Your book really deserves the success it has obtained.
Nice photos and beautiful collection !
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