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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th May 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,999
Posted By Mickey the Finn
David, that's not what I said, and that's not...

David, that's not what I said, and that's not what I meant. You need to pay attention to the words that I used, and to what I actually said, instead of a "loosy-goosy" extrapolation of what you think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I may be peremptorily dismissing out of hand any...

I may be peremptorily dismissing out of hand any keris with a pendok upon which a date is engraved/stamped/chiseled, but...I usually do the same with pendok showing any lambang keraton...

There...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th April 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,999
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Rushing is not a thing I do. I have a keris, as...

Rushing is not a thing I do. I have a keris, as well as a tombak which have remained inside their respective warangka and tutup since I acquired them several years ago. Neither one shows any obvious...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th March 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,999
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I'm glad you took the time to register here and...

I'm glad you took the time to register here and ask for information. And there's a lot of valuable information available at this forum.

Many others have simply assumed that if anything is loose,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th March 2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I had been cosidering, while suffering from...

I had been cosidering, while suffering from non-COVID related illness over the past 7 days, about making a post pertaining to D.I. Yogyakarta, Letjen Soedirman and other loosely connected topics, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th February 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I know. I think of you, very generally speaking,...

I know. I think of you, very generally speaking, as a "Surakarta guy". I'm not saying that I think you can always be counted on to be the voice of Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat at this forum.

Some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Alan, my "issue" is probably no more than a...

Alan, my "issue" is probably no more than a semantic one, a fussing over choice of words. And my choice of Bahasa Indonesia words will probably be found to be less than precise, and perhaps flat-out...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd February 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mickey the Finn
After some sober second thought, I've realized...

After some sober second thought, I've realized that I have no desire to argue with any member of this forum. I have no confidence in my ability to hold my own in a keris-related argument or debate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Jarang goyang, etc.

I wasn't sure about the correct spelling of the name of the dhapur, so I Googled a couple of variants and went with the one which brought up the greater volume of results.
This perhaps very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: scribd.com

On the topic of online sources of keris information in Bahasa Indonesia, scribd.com appears to have a few interesting titles.
Before I go ahead and buy myself a membership, does anyone else have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mickey the Finn
jagabuwana, your photos show precisely the same...

jagabuwana, your photos show precisely the same results which I get when I take a Mora knife or industrial planer blade, wrap in plastic film, and then pour in enough lemon juice to wet the blade....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,581
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Academia.com & keris books.

Over the years, I've become wary of giving out any of my email addresses for the privelege of access to this or that website. Last autumn I let my guard down for access to academia.org; in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By Mickey the Finn
There are some who believe that a simple majority...

There are some who believe that a simple majority [no matter how ill-informed, misinformed, disinformed, wilfully blind, hopelessly benighted, or flat-out wrong that simple majority may be] shall...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,967
Posted By Mickey the Finn
In the province of Canada in which I currently...

In the province of Canada in which I currently reside, the provincial government's Liquor Distribution Branch distributes alcohol and cannabis products, and sells them at Provincial government...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The title of the post got my attention. I've...

The title of the post got my attention.
I've never seen anything like it (a combination of luk and lurus in a single blade), with the exception of dapur urubing dilah.
What's the length and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Psst... The previous owner had the hilt on...

Psst... The previous owner had the hilt on backwards. I suspect that it's because people unfamiliar with keris see the greneng as having a function similar to what they think the function of "Spanish...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,967
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: All

Please, do not drink any vodka, or any other alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is very insidious in it's influence and deleterious in it's effect. It is a poisonous substance.
I was essentially agreeing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,939
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: kai

Hello kai.
I did view the closeups. To be honest, my first thought was, "It's hair from a pig". Much of the hair seen in the photos looks too long to be from a pig, although it's possible I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th January 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,967
Posted By Mickey the Finn
I vividly recall the occasion when (with my...

I vividly recall the occasion when (with my parents as a preadolescent) I visited a place billed as an art gallery. In that place was displayed a pair/ set of mens drawers, affixed to a white canvas...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd January 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Primbon Jawa; penanggalan Jawa, dll.

I've got a problem: I don't know where to get translations for terms such as Warsa, Mngs, Sadwr/Paringklan, Hastwr/Padewan, Sngwr/Padangon, Saptwr/Pancasuda, Paarasan, dll.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,939
Posted By Mickey the Finn
The white hair, I'd say, is from a goat; seems to...

The white hair, I'd say, is from a goat; seems to be the most likely suspect. Similar hair decorates a newly manufactured mandau I've got in the closet. I was thinking of replacing it (the goat hair)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,593
Posted By Mickey the Finn
ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ. Are you certain that...

ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ.
Are you certain that the orange circle is not a rust spot, ਜ
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Thomas, If and/ or when it's convenient for...

Thomas,
If and/ or when it's convenient for you, could I ask you to post a closeup photo of the end/ tip of the "crosspiece" of the scabbard, from "head-on"? A similar photo of the "buntut"/...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,427
Posted By Mickey the Finn
To: Jean, et al. Re: Balarama.

Discussion about the identity of the gada/mace toting personage caught my attention. The material to follow is mostly from Wikipedia and Vedicfeed, and does not reflect my opinion about the identity...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,476
Posted By Mickey the Finn
Re: Your final arrangements for leaving this world.

This is a topic which may or may not have been addressed exhaustively in an archived post.
Last Wednesday I was reminded once again of my own mortality when I received word of the death of an uncle....
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