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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and I agree that the blade is most...

Thank you Alan and I agree that the blade is most probably javanese if it was made more than 20 years ago.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Jean
Hi Bill, One definition often used for old...

Hi Bill,
One definition often used for old krisses is "made before WW2 but no more than about 150 years old", corresponding to the nem-neman period in Java. For antique krisses there is much less...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Jean
Hi Bill, The lack of reaction from the seller is...

Hi Bill,
The lack of reaction from the seller is not surprising if he sold this piece to you as old/antique.
My personal opinion (based on the pics only) is as follows:
This kris looks fully recent...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st February 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Jean
Hello Hartadi, Nice hilt, thanks! And do you know...

Hello Hartadi,
Nice hilt, thanks!
And do you know if this woman is just an unknown demon or if she depicts an Hindu Goddess?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Jean
The common balinese name of this hilt is Balu...

The common balinese name of this hilt is Balu Mekabun (the veiled widow?), and according to the detailed reference book from EAN Van Veeendaal "Krisgrepen en scheden uit Bali en Lombok" page 22, it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th February 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Jean
Hi David, As usual it is very difficult to get...

Hi David,
As usual it is very difficult to get any reliable information about the krisses from Bali /Lombok.
According to the the book "Keris Bali Bersejarah" from the Neka Art Museum this hilt...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd February 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Jean
Hello Semar, Amazing refurbishing,...

Hello Semar,
Amazing refurbishing, congratulations!
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th January 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I never faced any problem with...

Hello Alan,
I never faced any problem with cleaning ivory or bone/ antler hilts with alcohol because I imediately wipe it and nourish the hilt with either oil or wax.
Few months ago I bought a very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Jean
Personally I implement the cleaning and oiling...

Personally I implement the cleaning and oiling operations separately.
If I have to upgrade a dirty ivory hilt, or a bone/ horn hilt with a dull appearance or a pitted surface, I start by cleaning it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Jean
The blade (probably from East Java or Madura) is...

The blade (probably from East Java or Madura) is certainly old but it is thinned (light weight as said by Frankie), corroded at the edges near the tip especially, the pamor is indistinct, and the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,251
Posted By Jean
Hello Wisnu, Thanks for the information, could...

Hello Wisnu,
Thanks for the information, could you confirm that this type of hilt is commonly found in the Palembang and Lampung areas? This would reinforce the opinion that these hilts originate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th December 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. According to Haryoguritno this...

Thank you Alan. According to Haryoguritno this style of curved ganja with 3 luk and curved kanyut is called Dhungkul (see Keris Jawa page 162) while the ganja Kelap Lintah is similar but with 5 luk,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th December 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, Thank you for the clarification about...

Hello Alan,
Thank you for the clarification about the features of Pengging blades.
Regarding the curved ganja, do you mean that it is specific to one tangguh? I am confused as I saw blades with such...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th December 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jean
Hello Semar, Your blade with 9 deep luk has the...

Hello Semar,
Your blade with 9 deep luk has the following ricikan: pejetan, tikel alis, sogokan, sraweyan, greneng, ganja dhungkul, and ada-ada? It does not match with any standard dapur from Central...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jean
Hi David, Your blade is only 9 inches long while...

Hi David,
Your blade is only 9 inches long while the one shown by Kai is 13 inches long.
The horn buntut may not be original as it looks very shiny and not well proportioned IMO (too short). It may...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jean
Hi David, I never saw a similar piece but offer...

Hi David,
I never saw a similar piece but offer my opinion as follows:
To me the blade seems to have been reshaped especially on the back side (wadidang), I can apparently see some traces of filing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
Ouch, what is hidden under the piece of white...

Ouch, what is hidden under the piece of white cloth surrounding the"peksi"? :confused: It may give some clues about the welded ganja.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
Hello Kai, I agree with you, another point is...

Hello Kai,
I agree with you, another point is that to my best knowledge these wide bevels are never (or at least very rarely) seen on Sulawesi Bugis blades, for instance this ricikan is not mentioned...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
Hello Detlef, I am not sure of course as this...

Hello Detlef,
I am not sure of course as this style of hilt is very rare. I rely on the information given by Vanna Ghiringhelli on pages 146/147 of her book "The Invincible krisses 2" which shows a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
I hope that Alan will enlighten us :) Regards

I hope that Alan will enlighten us :)
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
Hello Detlef, The diamonds at the base of this...

Hello Detlef,
The diamonds at the base of this hilt have a peculiar shape and they are not exclusive to Gayo hilts IMO, see this one from West Sumatra for instance. The Gayo hilts are generally in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
Yes Rick, I am also wondering and expected...

Yes Rick, I am also wondering and expected somebody to raise it... The pamor pattern on the blade is mlumah (pamor lines parallel to the blade lenght) while on the ganja they are miring...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
From the pics it would seem that the bottom piece...

From the pics it would seem that the bottom piece is not more recent than the scabbard itself but it is not in Sulawesi nor East Sumatra Bugis style IMO, see a typical old Sulawesi scabbard for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
The selut (javanese term) or pedongkok (Sumatra/...

The selut (javanese term) or pedongkok (Sumatra/ Malay term) is the cup inserting the base of the hilt while the mendak is the conical piece inserted between a javanese hilt and the blade.
Regards :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th November 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jean
Very nice and rare ivory hilt, the scabbard does...

Very nice and rare ivory hilt, the scabbard does not look very old but I could be wrong (check inside the slot), the blade with strong gusen (bevels) on the edges has an odd ganja (iras?) but which...
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