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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Removing a stuck blade from its scabbard. Over...

Removing a stuck blade from its scabbard.

Over all the time I have been involved with keris and other items of tosanaji from SE Asia, I have never encountered a blade that could not be extracted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Lee. The phrase "National...

Thank you Lee.

The phrase "National Treasure" keeps running through my mind.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have received my copy of this book. The book...

I have received my copy of this book.

The book itself is a quality production, the photographs are excellent, the hilts that have been photographed are a bit of a mixed bag, varying from gold hilts...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th April 2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry YS, I cannot answer those questions. I do...

Sorry YS, I cannot answer those questions.

I do not know the makers of the type of thing that I'm talking about, anything I said would be guesswork only.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By A. G. Maisey
One little thing I think I'd like to comment on,...

One little thing I think I'd like to comment on, I emphasise "comment", I'm not interested in debating or arguing the point, I'm just expressing a personal opinion, accept if you will, reject if you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This post only deals with the metal pendok in...

This post only deals with the metal pendok in Grendolino's photo #8.

It might seem a bit silly to focus on something as insignificant as this one humble little beat up pendok, however, the attention...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Jean. I do not understand Dutch. I...

Thank you Jean.

I do not understand Dutch. I have not the slightest inkling of what the text on the photographed page says.

I can see the hilts, and over the last 50+ years of visits to Bali,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not my call David, I cannot tell Bugis style...

Not my call David, I cannot tell Bugis style keris nor dress from one place from Bugis style keris or dress from any other place.

I have seen some copies of Bugis dress made in Bali, made in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In respect of the pendok motif. I have seen this...

In respect of the pendok motif.

I have seen this motif and this pendok design on a number of keris that people who have vastly more knowledge of Bugis-type keris than I do have classified as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for that background Jean.

Thank you for that background Jean.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I have this book on order, so I cannot...

Jean, I have this book on order, so I cannot really comment on anything yet. I rarely buy newly published books relating to the keris, and when I do buy, it is usually because I either know the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know the name, if indeed there is some...

I do not know the name, if indeed there is some special name, but what I have noticed is that this binding seems to occur mostly on a gandar that is made in two pieces. Some two piece gandars have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, understood David, but really, I don't pass...

Yes, understood David, but really, I don't pass on too many questions if I have a halfway OK response, and someone else has not got there first. I don't care what Grendolino wants out of his post, he...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th March 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I can understand the bulk offering David. I...

I can understand the bulk offering David.

I doubt that Grendolino is looking for a discussion of his items, from what he has written I'd take him as a general collector who has stumbled upon a few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th March 2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm really more than a little surprised that...

I'm really more than a little surprised that nobody has jumped in and responded to these questions. I noted the thread probably within a couple of hours of it appearing and deliberately withheld...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th March 2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Post removed. Second thoughts are sometimes...

Post removed.

Second thoughts are sometimes worth acting upon.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ask the carver. Jean, it is a fact of life with...

Ask the carver.

Jean, it is a fact of life with keris hilts, and for that matter, with other forms of plastic art in both Jawa & Bali, that we sometimes cannot make a connection between the carving...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th March 2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd be happy to give it as North Coast, or even...

I'd be happy to give it as North Coast, or even East Jawa, as Jean has said, but I think its stretching things a bit to give the hilt as Ganesha.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There are a number of hilt styles that depict a...

There are a number of hilt styles that depict a slightly bowed figure that has no facial features. This hilt belongs to that group of hilt styles.This faceless style is found in Bali, Jawa and in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,774
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There probably is a rational explanation Jean,...

There probably is a rational explanation Jean, but I do not know what it might be. When I was taught about this there was never any sort of esoteric cause involved, it was just a matter of meteoritic...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,774
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, this touch test seems to have developed...

Jean, this touch test seems to have developed somewhat since it was taught to me by Pak Parman. I suppose that is only to be expected, there has been more than a little development of rather exotic &...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,774
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, just to clarify a point:- I specifically...

David, just to clarify a point:- I specifically omitted any reference to keris for the simple reason that it just makes the question more difficult to answer.

Yes, this Forum is about keris, but it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,774
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ian, I agree, it would very nice if a person...

Yes Ian, I agree, it would very nice if a person such as a cosmochemist, or some other specialist in a related field should stumble across my question and be able to immediately dash off a convincing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,774
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ian, I have tried to keep my question as direct...

Ian, I have tried to keep my question as direct and as simple as possible.

I have not mentioned composites, I have not mentioned the various types of iron nickel meteorites.

I am not even thinking...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,774
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Where we have ferric material with a carbon...

Where we have ferric material with a carbon content that is below 0.5% we can use cold forging techniques to form it, when we move the material into the black heat to low red those low heats are not...
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