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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've used kayu sawo many times over many years,...

I've used kayu sawo many times over many years, it makes nice hilts, supports carving well, nice tight grain, nice reddish sort of colour, finishes well.

All the other stuff you've mentioned I know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Alan thinks its Jawa. Very common Jawa blade...

Alan thinks its Jawa.

Very common Jawa blade style, very superior dress. Its a nice thing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By A. G. Maisey
To my eye this looks like a blacksmith's...

To my eye this looks like a blacksmith's conversion of some sort of hammer head, or maybe recycling of a piece of axle.

The handle looks like it has been forge welded to the head.

The cutting edge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You might be right Naturalist, but both Shadeg...

You might be right Naturalist, but both Shadeg & Barber give "pangentas" as :-

"holy water that frees from sin"

The meaning of "tas" is actually "to cut off", not "broken off", and in fact as "to...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 21st June 2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Hilt List

I have collected keris and other hilts for almost as long as I have collected keris. Now I have decided that it is time to transfer ownership of my hilts to other people. So I have produced a...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Hilt List

I have collected keris and other hilts for almost as long as I have collected keris. Now I have decided that it is time to transfer ownership of my hilts to other people. So I have produced a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I had forgotten that David, but when I looked at...

I had forgotten that David, but when I looked at the dress it did look like the sort of thing that could have come from me.

Re blade origin, what I look for are indicators, and then it becomes a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, it seems obvious to me that you can no...

David, it seems obvious to me that you can no longer hide your true character behind a camera lens. You are clearly descended from a long line of farmers, even though you may not be able to identify...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, I do have a pure Gana, but it is not...

Yes David, I do have a pure Gana, but it is not humanoid. I cannot put my hand on it at the moment, but when I find it I'll post a photo.

Re the backbone. I've never heard anything about this, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, I agree, I think it is obvious that at...

Yes Jean, I agree, I think it is obvious that at the very least these hilts shown here have been "improved", and really, by definition that disqualifies them from being named as "Gana", but then we...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Who knows? As I said, as little as possible...

Who knows?

As I said, as little as possible should be done to the natural form. This type of hilt should not carved, nor "improved" if at all possible. So, if somebody finds something like this, I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There are several different ways in which to...

There are several different ways in which to understand the Gana type hilt. The first is one that I believe to be the most common understanding in Central Jawa, it is what I have been told by a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,966
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I consider Gardner to be of historical value, he...

I consider Gardner to be of historical value, he provides a point of view and level of belief that was current at his time. As for inaccuracy, well, the entire body of keris literature is studded...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,173
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Welding in Jawa is traditionally done in teak...

Welding in Jawa is traditionally done in teak charcoal, the material is not welded with a flux, no flux is necessary.

I do not know the process used in old Malaya.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th May 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well Green, it is a different world now to the...

Well Green, it is a different world now to the one I learnt in, and the men who taught me learnt in a different world again.

In my experience the collectors and keris authorities of today have very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,966
Posted By A. G. Maisey
With apologies, I've taken this out of the quote...

With apologies, I've taken this out of the quote frame to make it easier to work with.


Estimated value:-

A.G.--- ie, what is a fair price for a keris?

IP --- Yes, but not the focus of this forum....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd May 2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,966
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are my initial thoughts:- Estimate value:- ...

Here are my initial thoughts:-

Estimate value:- ie, what is a fair price for a keris?

Estimate age:- ie, when was the blade made, when were other components made ?

Construction:- ie, how was the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st May 2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,966
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have included a bibliography at the end of my...

I have included a bibliography at the end of my "Interpretation ---" article that will most certainly give you an education, but it will give a person who only wishes to collect, much more than he...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Blade is Madura, not before mid-1980's. bendo...

Blade is Madura, not before mid-1980's. bendo sagodo. It is not really a perfect rendition of BS, and there are other names that people could perhaps favour more, but I'd call it BS at any time,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th May 2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I never ever realised that what I've been getting...

I never ever realised that what I've been getting served up to me for lunch every couple of weeks was so important. Funny thing is I've just asked 3 quite senior Javanese people I know, including one...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th May 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, this blade is very badly eroded and it is...

Yes, this blade is very badly eroded and it is difficult to name a specific motif.

As Jean has said, it is pamor mlumah, that is, a "laying down" pamor, the layers of pamor material parallel with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My understanding is that a pamor that...

My understanding is that a pamor that incorporates a wengkon is a single motif.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Make a billet of wos wutah sufficient for both...

Make a billet of wos wutah sufficient for both blade faces, insert steel core between them, weld, surface manipulate one blade face to produce udan mas or bendo sagodo or wiji timun or whatever,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of technical limitations the only...

In respect of technical limitations the only limitations I can think of are the skill of the smith. The process is simply pattern welding.

In respect of cultural limitations the limiting factors are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, my approach to not displaying photographs...

Mickey, my approach to not displaying photographs of the keris in my possession is purely and simply a personal choice that I have taken because I do not like the idea of people whom I do not know,...
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