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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is badik blade that has been redressed in...

This is badik blade that has been redressed in Solo, Central Jawa.

The blade is probably 19th century.

The locket & chape are silver, hand engraved, the wood in the fittings is Javanese sandalwood....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By A. G. Maisey
OK Gavin, lose two or gain two.

OK Gavin, lose two or gain two.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th July 2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Lose one or gain one Gavin. With that number...

Lose one or gain one Gavin.

With that number you're really tempting fate.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th July 2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Valuations and/or appraisals on anything of value...

Valuations and/or appraisals on anything of value can very often be taken with a grain of salt, especially when theft and insurance claims are involved.

Nothing is what it may seem to be.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th July 2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Silkreeler, it is somewhere between very...

Silkreeler, it is somewhere between very difficult and downright impossible to put an age on a keris blade. The dress is often easier, but the blades are really, really difficult.

We have the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This is indeed a "new" blade by...

This is indeed a "new" blade by Javanese standards, in that it has been made after the early Mataram II era, that is , after the death of Sultan Agung.

I am not prepared to go out on a limb and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, Bali culture, but maybe from...

Yes, Bali culture, but maybe from Lombok.

Recycled tombak?

Maybe, but if so it is quite unlike any Balinese or Javanese tombak I have ever seen.

In Lombok we have the sendirung and the tempius,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, Cornelis de Houtman did visit Bali in 1597....

Yes, Cornelis de Houtman did visit Bali in 1597. By all accounts it was a disaster of a voyage, however, although a disaster, it is also considered by many to be the beginning of the Dutch...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for bringing that to my...

Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

Another book of pretty pics we can live without.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, it could well be, but at E65 and with these...

Yeah, it could well be, but at E65 and with these two names attached to it, I would expect some text of substance.

Garret's "World of ---" was only a cat. too, but it remains probably the best...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There is a book with the same title. If anybody...

There is a book with the same title.

If anybody has read it, I'd be interested in an outline of the contents.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th July 2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav, thank you for your further...

Gustav, thank you for your further comments.

Yes, the Portuguese did have trade contact with Banten, but that failed, and their major trade efforts were then in the Eastern Islands, however, their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav, in respect of early European contact with...

Gustav, in respect of early European contact with Jawa, it is important to understand the difference between the Island of Jawa and the Land of Jawa. Early Portuguese contact with people living on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th July 2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
From memory, no, but I do have notes and records...

From memory, no, but I do have notes and records from my examination of the Bargello, Copenhagen and Dresden collections and I could do some comparisons, however, this would take time. Its easy &...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Niccolo de Conti probably reached parts of S.E....

Niccolo de Conti probably reached parts of S.E. Asia in the early 1400's

In the late 1500's an Englishman named Fitch reached Malacca.

The Portuguese reached Malacca in 1511, and a year later...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The second image is pretty poor, it is an old...

The second image is pretty poor, it is an old 35mm photo that I digitised. What struck me about it when I saw the carving is that it is to all intents and purposes what we would now recognise as a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The first image is from the Candi Sukuh...

The first image is from the Candi Sukuh site.

Candi Sukuh is a 15th century sacred site that has been reliably dated to around 1437AD.

"Gapura buta mangan wong", the accepted reading of the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Text removed because posted to incorrect thread.

Text removed because posted to incorrect thread.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I live in Australia, and I have had a...

Jean, I live in Australia, and I have had a long,close and continuous association with a number of Koori people.

Regrettably none of my Koori friends has even a passable knowledge of most of their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Nothing at all Solo about this keris. It is...

Nothing at all Solo about this keris.

It is fairly rustic work, and I cannot associate it with any kraton style. It has elements of both North Coast Jawa and East Jawa, but it could be from anywhere...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 918
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I've been following this thread with interest,...

I've been following this thread with interest, but until now I have refrained from contributing any comments, simply because other people have already said what I could have said. However, Kronckew's...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, kayu pelet is not a species of wood, it is...

Jean, kayu pelet is not a species of wood, it is a wood pattern. Any wood at all, from any tree at all can be pelet. The word pelet refers to the combination of light and dark patterns in the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, i'm sorry, but to my eyes the pics of the...

Jean, i'm sorry, but to my eyes the pics of the keris you have posted look nothing at all like Marcus' keris.

However, I have given my opinion, I have nothing to add to it, and we are all entitled...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have a distinct problem with this keris. If we...

I have a distinct problem with this keris.

If we consider the component parts we have a wewer that is very definitely Balinese and from post 1960.

The sarung is a Balinese style, executed in what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I extend my deep condolences to Wolfgang's wife...

I extend my deep condolences to Wolfgang's wife and family.

I knew him only from correspondence, but I found him to be a gentle and personable man. He had suffered a terrible accident in Bali some...
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