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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By GIO
I would like to express my personal opinion. I...

I would like to express my personal opinion.
I think that, when finished by the empu, the blade is smooth. In fact, when making the chiselling (prabot), one has to employ files, sand or sanding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th June 2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By GIO
Hi Jean, My modest opinion : Sumatra

Hi Jean,
My modest opinion : Sumatra
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th June 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By GIO
Making a good ganja is not so easy for an...

Making a good ganja is not so easy for an untrained person. I personally tried a few times with not very convincing results. Moreover in your case, since the blade is in good conditions, the ganja...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By GIO
Great result !

Great result !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By GIO
Import of edged weapons into Italy

Please apologize for the late reply.
According with the law and its interpretation, for importing edgeg weapons into Italy it is sufficient to have a collection licence for antique/rare/artistic...
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By GIO
For eliminating rust you can try EVAPO-RUST which...

For eliminating rust you can try EVAPO-RUST which is completely safe for iron. 30 minutes immersion is sufficient for light rust, othervise the piece can stay in the liquid also 24 or 48 hours.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By GIO
Hi David, very interesting item. In my VERY...

Hi David,
very interesting item. In my VERY HUMBLE opinion though this is a keris-like object. The manufacture is very crude and has no detail which can be attributed to a keris. I think that the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By GIO
Thanks for your reply, Alan Could the size of the...

Thanks for your reply, Alan
Could the size of the kerises depend upon the availability of iron in the various areas ? I think that the possibility of finding iron and nickel/iron was a major problem.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By GIO
I would take this opportunity to ask a question...

I would take this opportunity to ask a question about Bali kerises.
While the development of the figural hilts is easily explained, I would know why, contrary to what happened in the whole...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By GIO
My opinion: recent Surakarta style keris, pamor...

My opinion: recent Surakarta style keris, pamor Ron pakis. Wood hardly recognizable.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By GIO
[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Why did the springs become...

[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Why did the springs become brittle?

QUOTE]

Good question, Alan
I am not in a position to answer. I only report what is indicated in the book I mentioned.
In my very humble...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By GIO
Hi David, I have made a free but faithful...

Hi David,
I have made a free but faithful translation of the original text about electric de-rusting (from "Restauration des armes ŕ feu" by Jean-René Clergeau, Stampfli & Cie, Berne...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,778
Posted By GIO
Trying again

Trying again
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,778
Posted By GIO
Sorry, only part of the text has been...

Sorry, only part of the text has been attached.
Trying to fix the problem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,778
Posted By GIO
Here is the translation of the first part. The...

Here is the translation of the first part. The second gives no further useful info. except for some speculations about origin and use of the knife.
Should some friends like to have also the second...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By GIO
In my humble opinion (I am far from being an...

In my humble opinion (I am far from being an expert), the purpose of this device is not to fold the barrel, but to take it away from the pike for transportation in a dry place and/or to facilitate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th August 2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By GIO
Hi David Please apologize for my late answer, but...

Hi David
Please apologize for my late answer, but a thunderstorm has put out of order my phone line and burnt my modem. Only this morning all has been repaired,
As to the electric de-rusting, my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th July 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By GIO
I did used the electric system to remove rust. It...

I did used the electric system to remove rust. It works but long lasting treatment is required. I think that it would work with kinatah.
Gio

You can use a 12V car battery. The liquid is a NaOH...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By GIO
Alan, you absolutely must not excuse yourself. In...

Alan, you absolutely must not excuse yourself.
In fact I am rather flattered becoming aware that the procedure I follow to fix a ganja is being utilized in Indonesia too. At the end my work is not so...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th June 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By GIO
No, I do not use pins to secure the ganja. I get...

No, I do not use pins to secure the ganja. I get a small deformation on the ganja around the peksi, so that the ganja is firmly fixed.
The same principle is applied in Japan to adapt tsubas on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By GIO
When I clean and etch a blade I always remove the...

When I clean and etch a blade I always remove the ganja to eliminate the rust. I then cover all parts in contact between blade and tang with a rust converter to avoid future problems.
In the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By GIO
The shield looks very East-African to me....

The shield looks very East-African to me....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By GIO
The light rust patina is not a problem. Once you...

The light rust patina is not a problem. Once you have eliminated all the deep rust, cleaned the blade from oil and grease and dried it, you can start with the warangan. Since the warangan contains...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By GIO
Apologize for the late answer, David. I intended...

Apologize for the late answer, David.
I intended to mean both the blade and the mendak, but mine was only an hypothesis, after excluding other options.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th May 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By GIO
Java North coast ?

Java North coast ?
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