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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jagabuwana
I might have to get into the weeds abit here so...

I might have to get into the weeds abit here so that I can better understand the moving parts. Please excuse what might be pedantic.

The element of "respect" is still there, Empu Suparman used to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By jagabuwana
David - not sure what the criteria is. I wish we...

David - not sure what the criteria is. I wish we got to see all the entries of each cohort.

Alan we can crowdfund and smuggle you in as a freshman for the class of 2024. Bring home the gold for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By jagabuwana
Oops, posted too soon. Here's the winner of 2021....

Oops, posted too soon. Here's the winner of 2021.

It was taken from the website of the award, where you can see the winners of other years starting from 2019: ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By jagabuwana
Kerises from ISI Surakarta's Prabangkara Awards

ISI Surakarta (Indonesian Institute of Arts, Surakarta) was founded as the Akademi Seni Karawitan Indonesia (ASKI) which, if my understanding is correct, played an important role in reviving the art...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By jagabuwana
"The tradition in Jawa for oiling a blade with...

"The tradition in Jawa for oiling a blade with sandalwood or rose or jasmine oil is to comply with the concept of respect to the keris and to make it a pleasant place for any entity which may care to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By jagabuwana
Thank you for the encouragement, and for such a...

Thank you for the encouragement, and for such a detailed and thoughtful response.

I've been digesting it since, and I should have expressed my thanks sooner.

I'd hate for this discussion to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,260
Posted By jagabuwana
As is usually the case with Amuk Murugul's posts,...

As is usually the case with Amuk Murugul's posts, the language and orthography used to name and describe the items tends to generate a lot of confusion.

Amuk, I can only imagine that you are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By jagabuwana
Alan - thanks for clarifying the meaning of...

Alan - thanks for clarifying the meaning of pawakan and other adjacent terms. You raise a very insightful point regarding the word "pawakan" and how it suggests that the keris is not perceived as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th September 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By jagabuwana
What an interesting selut. I've never seen one...

What an interesting selut. I've never seen one like that before. Thank you for sharing.

Jean - I would have guessed melati rincone too. If it is true that it had previously been ngulit semangka,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By jagabuwana
This considerably changes my visual perception of...

This considerably changes my visual perception of the keris
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By jagabuwana
It's worth noting that the corrosion that you can...

It's worth noting that the corrosion that you can see on the blade that I shared was not due to the sulphur treatment.

From my eyeballing, the blade didn't appear to get worse after this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By jagabuwana
Hi Anthony, I've used the sulphur and rice water...

Hi Anthony, I've used the sulphur and rice water method and have been happy enough with the result: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26696

You will also find extensive discussions on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,310
Posted By jagabuwana
David - thank you for your adding your thoughts...

David - thank you for your adding your thoughts on this. I should note that while my questions didn't relate to the hilt, I really do welcome any relevant discussion about this keris. Between you and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,310
Posted By jagabuwana
It's as if the way Durga is described here by the...

It's as if the way Durga is described here by the Rijksmuseum is closer to a narrow and probably wholly erroneous perception of Kali. Though I don't think that was the understanding or intention...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,310
Posted By jagabuwana
Keris from Garut with Quranic inscriptions

Here is a photo of a keris taken by Isidore van Kinsbergen, in the Rijksmuseum collection (source: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-F-2005-159-12)

The description is as follows:

Kris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By jagabuwana
May his memory and work endure and continue to...

May his memory and work endure and continue to benefit.

The world of keris students seems small, so despite not knowing pak Hengki almarhum, I'm sad to hear that he has passed. I am a member of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,042
Posted By jagabuwana
Wowzer that last one is just about as long as...

Wowzer that last one is just about as long as I've seen any keris. Can you tell us anything more about it?
Interesting handle too - what's the material?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,354
Posted By jagabuwana
Beautiful stuff. Was this made by Pak Misyanto by...

Beautiful stuff. Was this made by Pak Misyanto by any chance?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By jagabuwana
Thanks, Alan. Looking forward to it. Yes...

Thanks, Alan. Looking forward to it.

Yes upon reading my question more it does seem like I might be cornering Amuk somewhat, or at least constraining the discussion in a way that might not be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By jagabuwana
Hi Amuk - By Soenda Pakwan / Sunda Pakuan, are...

Hi Amuk -
By Soenda Pakwan / Sunda Pakuan, are you referring to the seat of power/core of the Sunda Kingdom that is Pakuan Pakujajar, or something else?

Are you able to point me to somewhere I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By jagabuwana
My guess prior to reading your post was Banten,...

My guess prior to reading your post was Banten, but with little to inform it. The texture of the steel and carving made me lean that way. It's probably my brain unconsciously saying "I've seen ones...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st April 2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,336
Posted By jagabuwana
That's a lovely piece! I hope I'm not...

That's a lovely piece!

I hope I'm not derailing where you intended your post to go David, but a couple of questions question to all:

- what is the name of the binding or thread wrap that covers...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd March 2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,236
Posted By jagabuwana
Should there be any representatives of Kasultanan...

Should there be any representatives of Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta among us, I look forward to dawn rapier duel in the Warung Kopi parking lot. :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th February 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,236
Posted By jagabuwana
I've not heard of this dhapur but if it does what...

I've not heard of this dhapur but if it does what it describes on the label, maybe it should be renamed to sering goyang.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th February 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By jagabuwana
Thank you everyone Jean - thanks for sharing...

Thank you everyone

Jean - thanks for sharing that. Now I am curious as to whether this would work without the salt and/or the starchy water.

Alan - yes that was my experience too. The staining...
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