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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
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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: 10
Views: 231
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: 10
Views: 231
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...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By David
These markings on either side of the wrongko...

These markings on either side of the wrongko where the gander meets it may be unusually large and elaborate, but they seem quite in order for a Balinese keris to me. On the other hand, i have rarely...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By David
Thank you Dizos. I haven't tried to check those...

Thank you Dizos. I haven't tried to check those links in our "Classics" thread and was not aware that those links were broken. Good job mate! :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By David
I agree with Kai on all fronts. The hilt is both...

I agree with Kai on all fronts. The hilt is both beautiful and nicely photographed. Thanks for a better viewing.
Yes, seeing the somewhat topside view it does seem that this sheath was not original...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,050
Posted By David
Can we assume you meant to say sogokan, since the...

Can we assume you meant to say sogokan, since the sorsoran MUST be present (as it actually is the whole of the base of the blade) and there can only be one, while sogokan may be present and there...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By David
Kai, i agree with most of your assessment, but i...

Kai, i agree with most of your assessment, but i am curious what leads you to believe that this blade is "considerably" older than 19th century and also what you mean when you say "considerably"....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By David
A very nice keris SÚverin. From my perspective it...

A very nice keris SÚverin. From my perspective it matters little whether the gandar was replaced or not. Such things happen in the life of a keris. Personally i think collectors tend to place too...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,050
Posted By David
I'm not sure what i really think about this, but...

I'm not sure what i really think about this, but when i first read the question the first thing that popped into my head is that the blade begins where i come in contact with it since the keris is...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,895
Posted By David
Hi folks. Photojournalist here. I have also spend...

Hi folks. Photojournalist here. I have also spend years teaching on the subject in college level programs. So please allow my (hopefully) informed perspective.
Firstly i must hotly debate that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By David
Just an observation and perhaps a literal...

Just an observation and perhaps a literal "point of order" here.
It has been my experience that when we post images on this site they don't always appear in the same order on everyone's computer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By David
Tim, i think you are on to something. These are...

Tim, i think you are on to something. These are all identified as Vanuatu Island axes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By David
Curious question Rich. As you point out,...

Curious question Rich. As you point out, stylistically there are very few similarities other then they are both edged tools.
Also in question is what you exactly mean when you say "seax". I believe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By David
Yep, i was just gonna say. What's up with that...

Yep, i was just gonna say. What's up with that Anthony? :rolleyes:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By David
I agree Anthony. The pamor looks beautiful within...

I agree Anthony. The pamor looks beautiful within the winged singo. It would be a shame to cover it up, even with gold.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By David
Agreed Alan. There is no denying the level of...

Agreed Alan. There is no denying the level of skill applied, but it is not to my tastes either.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th June 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By David
David, your pesi photos did not show up yet....

David, your pesi photos did not show up yet. Please try again and let us know if you have any issues. Thanks!
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 3rd June 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By David
Hi Ariel. We need some photos for this. ;)

Hi Ariel. We need some photos for this. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd June 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By David
Well, i usually find it is hard to say much about...

Well, i usually find it is hard to say much about these at all. Dating them is generally difficult at best as keris sajen have been made over a rather large period of time without much in the way of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By David
Marius, i don't feel that i can make any comments...

Marius, i don't feel that i can make any comments on the quality of you tajong hilt or even say for sure that it is a Javanese copy based solely upon the photos that you have presented. Other here...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By David
I guess i must be an old guard traditionalist...

I guess i must be an old guard traditionalist Jean because i am not being particularly tolerant of this ensemble myself, as you have probably noticed. I actually find this homogenizing trend i...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By David
Alan, i have no doubt that you have keris with a...

Alan, i have no doubt that you have keris with a Bugis style wrongko and a tajong hilt. I have also occasionally seen such a combination, though the vast majority of tajong keris i have seen use the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By David
I certainly have no argument with anything that...

I certainly have no argument with anything that Alan has said here, but feel it is important to emphasize this last sentence since, after all, it is THIS keris that Marius has brought to us and asked...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,681
Posted By David
Alan, does this mean that you are not willing to...

Alan, does this mean that you are not willing to accept a keris made outside of South Sulawesi as Bugis, only that it might be "Bugis influenced"? As we know, the Bugis people got around and had...
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