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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Quite interesting discussion you all have had here!

BTW I am new to the forum and let me share one of my kerises here.

A rather humble Sepokal of Bugis Sumbawa, or at least what I think it was.

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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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Gee...i think i need help in attaching pix here!

How could I do that, instead of giving links like this?
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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:37 AM   #3
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Greetings and welcome Moshah .
A lovely keris .

Might I ask of you ,
Could you please possibly upload the pictures to the forum database for future continuity in this post ?

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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:42 AM   #4
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Hi Moshah, welcome to the forum. That's a nice Bugis keris. It's always better to upload your photos by adding them as attachments directly to our data base. That way they always remain with the thread for future reference and discussion and they aren't downloaded onto everyones computer everytime we click on your link.
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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:50 AM   #5
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Oh, means that i have to attach the pix by clicking the "manage attachment" button at the additional options there, rite?

Well, thanks david for displaying the pix for me.
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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:52 AM   #6
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Right !
Then upload within the parameters from your image folder .

Piece of cake !!
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Old 23rd October 2009, 04:12 AM   #7
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Just get it figured, thanks Rick.

This post was like a tutorial for me, then...
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Old 23rd October 2009, 12:08 PM   #8
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Moshah,

Welcome to the forum. Btw nice keris, i like it very much!

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Old 23rd October 2009, 12:59 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum, nice keris. Can you post a closeup from the handle?

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Old 23rd October 2009, 04:11 PM   #10
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Well, that a daunty task for a newcomer, isn't it?

Anyway, here are the closed up shots:

If it fails to appear again, then forgive me its my tutorial session ...
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Old 23rd October 2009, 05:14 PM   #11
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Well, that a daunty task for a newcomer, isn't it?

Anyway, here are the closed up shots:

If it fails to appear again, then forgive me its my tutorial session ...



Only by doing you have real learning, isn't it? BTW, really good pictures!
To the hilt, I've thought to see a figural hilt but now it's clear, it's a kerdas hilt.

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Old 23rd October 2009, 06:21 PM   #12
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Indeed it is, Sajen. Now I know how to do it.

Yeah, I believe because of the inclination of the hilt in the first bunch of pix that David posted for me, it doesn't looks like much of a kerdas hilt.

The bigger pix seems to hamper your expectation. However, knowing the size of your hilt collection, it is understandable why..

Sorry, my composition a little bit awkward. And it's a kerdas anyway...
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Old 25th October 2009, 12:51 AM   #13
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I just wonder whether the hilt and warangka are made originally for this blade.

Is there any way to identify this?
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Old 29th October 2009, 12:00 AM   #14
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I just wonder whether the hilt and warangka are made originally for this blade.

Is there any way to identify this?


This is very difficult, special by the hilt. When a warangka is made for a blade it's your feeling how the blade fit's inside and the patination inside the sheat is also a sign if a sarung is original to a blade.
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Old 30th October 2009, 04:52 PM   #15
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Wow Sajen, if that's the case I guess I will never know it for sure!

Anyway, it is not that important, isn't it? I heard the blade can change sheath and hilt whenever the owner's have the dough...
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Old 30th October 2009, 05:48 PM   #16
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Indeed, you never will know it for sure, it is a guess from your feeling. But you can see if a sheat is worked for a keris or not. You are right, sometimes a keris have had more than one dress, one for every day use and one for special use, maybe wedding. And sometimes a expensive hilt was sold because the owner need money and the keris get a more simple hilt. I think that this is also the reason why there so much hilts without a blade. (good for collecting)

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Old 30th October 2009, 06:33 PM   #17
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Very well put, detlef!

it also make this hobby rather complicated, right?

Actually it is best that we can stick to original combo (of blade and its dress) but as you said, that would be inevitably impossible today...
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