Welcome to the forum!
Ah, a post from days when I had more fire in my belly and was quicker to anger.
I had nearly forgotten it until now.
I have heard the explanation on the 'azimat' before; think I know who you are.
Good to hear from you again!
thanks for sharing more information on the keris through the Malay and Bugis perspective.
While not everyone can accept the unseen and esoteric aspects of the keris, it is important to recognize that this is an integral part of the context in which the keris exists. Half of the keris world is anchored in the unseen realms. Collectors and enthusiasts who are serious about understanding the keris should try to understand more of this aspect to get a more complete picture of what a keris is.