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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I very much doubt Jawa Henk.

I very much doubt Jawa Henk.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I may have Jens, I've actually got two, probably...

I may have Jens, I've actually got two, probably around 1900, in pretty poor condition and lacking their cross handle, which in the Javanese version of these is wood. However, I'm afraid that at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The actual experience of time spent in Indonesia...

The actual experience of time spent in Indonesia is far less wonderful than the telling of it Jens. I have made it a practice for more than 30 years to live at a low socio-economic level while I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you very much for your effort Jens. Yes, I...

Thank you very much for your effort Jens.

Yes, I can easily match the text to the photos, the words used are near enough to enable ID.

Thanks again.

Alan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ian, Europe can be very difficult in more...

Yes Ian, Europe can be very difficult in more ways than, when it comes to sale into Europe of edged weapons.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Gustav.

Thanks Gustav.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If one sees a steamroller coming down the street,...

If one sees a steamroller coming down the street, one does not stand in front of it, but finds a way around it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jens, I would like to expand just a little on the...

Jens, I would like to expand just a little on the nature of research by providing a brief outline of my own history in gaining an understanding of my specific interest.

My collecting was started at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Jens. Two questions:- 1) is...

Thank you Jens.

Two questions:-

1) is provenance given for the items shown?

2) what was the approximate date of acquisition of the oldest item shown?

Thank you,
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th July 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jens, no, I have not seen this book. Fernando,...

Jens, no, I have not seen this book.

Fernando, yes, by the 16th century the form of the modern keris was well established. I have examined and photographed a lot of the very earliest keris to enter...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th July 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually Jens, there is a very well established...

Actually Jens, there is a very well established system of classification that is used with keris, but it is virtually useless unless one is able to adopt a Javanese frame of reference.

I do agree,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th July 2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jens, what you have written about variation in...

Jens, what you have written about variation in names in the cultures and societies from which objects originate is something that is very familiar to me, as it is precisely the situation that applies...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th July 2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jens, may I suggest that the people who own the...

Jens, may I suggest that the people who own the cultural artifact are the ones who decide what it is known as?

The actual naming of objects is not something that interests me particularly, but if we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By A. G. Maisey
"show & tell" is a catchy little...

"show & tell" is a catchy little phrase that many, if not most, people couple with junior school. This is probably an accurate alignment of ideas, but my use of it in my earlier post does not imply...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th July 2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Ward, serious study in any field is never...

Yes Ward, serious study in any field is never easy. I agree completely. We can just collect for the fun of it, and accumulate a nice lot vaguely identified objects --- nothing wrong with this, it can...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th July 2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Just a brief comment, and my opinion only, which...

Just a brief comment, and my opinion only, which means that I understand that it could be subject to much disagreement.

In respect of any item, and this does not mean only weaponry:-

1) identify...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jens, you have asked a very relevant question,...

Jens, you have asked a very relevant question, and one that is a constant part of my own musings on the idea of "collecting", however, might it be possible to define what the word "research" means in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, we can often see more in a good close-up...

Yeah, we can often see more in a good close-up than we do with the thing in front of us. I don't really understand this.

David, I would not hesitate to apply heat to the blade base to remove this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, the vast bulk of all keris made since, say,...

Jean, the vast bulk of all keris made since, say, the 1600's, are very ordinary keris.

Why?

Because ordinary people cannot afford to pay for the services of competent artists.

Most keris in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By A. G. Maisey
At age six, I was given a full size bowie by my...

At age six, I was given a full size bowie by my uncle. He was a boiler maker, and he'd made it himself.

Age 8 I used my saved up pocket money to buy an OKEH hunting knife while I was on holidays. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Two things:- visit to my mother's aunt's house...

Two things:-

visit to my mother's aunt's house when I was about 5 and handling keris and other artifacts sent to her by her son who lived in Malaya for a number of years after release from Changi at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have handled a number of blades that were made...

I have handled a number of blades that were made by Surakarta Keraton pandai keris & empus during the late 19th century and early 20th century. These blades were held in a Keraton store-room and had...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Green:- When we start to talk about the age of a...

Green:-

When we start to talk about the age of a keris blade, or any other tosan aji for that matter, we are moving into the area of blade classification, ie, "tangguh", and this is a field that is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Could be from any tosan aji --- keris, pedang,...

Could be from any tosan aji --- keris, pedang, tombak --- the shape that is created does not necessarily bear any relationship at all to the original blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Two keris of very different age and very...

Two keris of very different age and very different material:- we cannot compare apples to rambutan.
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