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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I've never been to Tegal and I do not know...

David, I've never been to Tegal and I do not know anybody who is keris literate who comes from there, so I am not able to provide a valid opinion. However, based upon the fact that the style of this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd reckon on the basis that the namer got out of...

I'd reckon on the basis that the namer got out of bed on the right side that morning. He was feeling good.

This is pretty much the way low level tangguh works Jean:- if you feel good, its Mojo, if...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, well I guess it has got hanging ears, so...

Yeah, well I guess it has got hanging ears, so there's another option for a collector's name:- "wrongko kuping gantung".
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Area of origin is Tegal. I do not know the name...

Area of origin is Tegal.

I do not know the name applied to this wrongko by the people who used to wear this style, in Solo I have heard a number of people refer to it as "Teratai", "teratai" means...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By A. G. Maisey
For comment #2

Looks like the Sunhat wrongko

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24790

has run its course, so here is another keris for comment.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jens, yes, precisely so:- selling things for...

Jens, yes, precisely so:-

selling things for other people is a business

packing and sending things is a business

a business will die if it charges either too much, or too little


Do auction...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Do auction houses make too much money? I...

Do auction houses make too much money?

I understand "--- make too much money---" as "make too high a profit".

In simple terms, a profit can never be too high, if any business entity can extract...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If a business has, let us say,...

If a business has, let us say, "creative" management, it might create a separate business entity to handle its packing and shipping, that way the packing and shipping would be done by a third party,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes I think it is so, I believe there is an...

Yes I think it is so, I believe there is an element of hidden profit in the packing and shipping of items bought at auction.

But there are other factors too.

If I sell a keris to somebody, it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, I've used those too Rick. Actually old...

Yeah, I've used those too Rick.

Actually old discarded dental tools can be very useful in many ways. The ones with a slightly broad blade can be sharpened to act as mini chisels that can be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David is correct Anthony, the hilt only needs to...

David is correct Anthony, the hilt only needs to be correctly fitted, we need to do that very often.

The best tool to remove old cloth, or hair is perhaps a cork screw. Once any garbage has been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David, I understand all of that, and I do not...

Yes David, I understand all of that, and I do not see you, or other collectors, in a similar position to my own. You are free to act in whichever way is comfortable for you, but I am not.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I do not doubt for one moment that the name...

Jean, I do not doubt for one moment that the name "capil" is used by some people to refer to this type of wrongko, however, I know for a fact that the man I bought it from, who was an ordinary...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Based upon what I can see, I'd incline towards...

Based upon what I can see, I'd incline towards 19th century, however, if it has been in a cupboard in Amsterdam for a couple of hundred years it could easily look exactly like this.

Frankly, I've...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, this was cropped from the Forum, not from...

David, this was cropped from the Forum, not from the original, not from the re-sized image in my files.

Is it OK, or do you want something better?

SECOND IMAGE

cropped from original

EDIT
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah David, true. OK, I'll crop from the...

Yeah David, true.

OK, I'll crop from the originals, I can find time to do that, I just don't have the time to do another photo shoot.

Tell me what you would like to see more clearly.

Yes, for me,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Detlef, I do not know the correct name for this...

Detlef, I do not know the correct name for this wrongko. I did ask the previous owner if it had a special name, but he was very much a village man he did not speak nor understand Indonesian very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I would like to give you some close ups,...

David, I would like to give you some close ups, but the way these images came into being --- "these images":- I have five, which I will put up one at a time --- was to provide an illustration of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Marius, acquired in 1980's from a resident of...

Yes Marius, acquired in 1980's from a resident of a village near Sumenep.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Perhaps, and possibly for a similar reason.

Perhaps, and possibly for a similar reason.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By A. G. Maisey
For comment

Things are pretty slow in the warung at the moment --- maybe the coffee is a trifle too bitter lately --- anyway, to break the boredom I've dredged up some old pictures from my files.

I rarely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,075
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm coming into this discussion a little later...

I'm coming into this discussion a little later than I would have preferred, but I've been "off the planet" for a few days, and that has restricted my ability to communicate.

I have just now read...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The chisel grind is very common in Asian knives,...

The chisel grind is very common in Asian knives, it effectively cuts a cutting edge in half, facilitating an extremely fine edge. It takes a bit of a learning curve to sharpen properly, and also to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th March 2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think its origin is the European painted...

I think its origin is the European painted furniture of the Colonial Era, however, there are some very old sunggingan wrongkos in existence that bear decidedly Chinese style motifs, so maybe the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Patrick, in today's Bali this knife is known as a...

Patrick, in today's Bali this knife is known as a "blakas pengentas".

A blakas is any big knife, sort of equivalent to "machete" for us; "pengentas" I do not know precisely, but the blakas...
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