Join Date: May 2006
I'd really like Graham to come back and try to knock the duckies down.
Graham is a man with knowledge and experience in this field and I believe his opinion is probably as close to as good as anybody is going to give, who has not had very close experience with the Javanese keris world.
I'll let it go a little bit longer, but I must admit that for a thread which seems to be drawing some attention, I'm a little disappointed that so few people are prepared to give an opinion.
This whole exercise is not about being right or wrong.
It is not about trying to impart information, because what we see in these pictures will not necessarily give a guide to what we might see in other pictures. In effect, the pics are pretty close to useless as a vehicle of knowledge.
It is about trying to demonstrate that pictures are simply not good enough to learn this subject from.