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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:58 PM
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Posted By David
I also agree with Jean. Better photos would...

I also agree with Jean. Better photos would confirm this, but it looks like a very nice keris. As has been pointed out, different people have adopted differing viewpoints on the meaning of tangguh,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2021, 04:38 PM
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Posted By David
Ditto... :)

Ditto... :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2021, 06:51 PM
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Posted By David
Hi Ganapati. Welcome to the forum. Normally i...

Hi Ganapati. Welcome to the forum. Normally i would not have passed this post, but putting in the public eye makes it easier for me to convey this information to everyone as i believe every now and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2021, 06:29 PM
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Posted By David
Can you post a photo of it?

Can you post a photo of it?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2021, 02:33 PM
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Posted By David
Thanks Gio, that is what i was curious about...

Thanks Gio, that is what i was curious about since the surface of the example Jagabuwana showed did indeed look somewhat eroded. I would not want a Bali keris to get this kind of surface if it indeed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2021, 01:32 PM
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Posted By David
Yes, Jagabuwana's very well presented post on...

Yes, Jagabuwana's very well presented post on staining with sulphur and rice water is probably the closest alternative i've seen to a good staining with warangan.
I did note that you titled this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd July 2021, 05:06 PM
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Posted By David
Agreed. Don't worry though, it will probably wake...

Agreed. Don't worry though, it will probably wake up sometime around 4am to pee like so often find myself doing these days. LOL! ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd July 2021, 05:00 PM
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Posted By David
I can only second what Alan has written, but...

I can only second what Alan has written, but wanted to remark that i see you have expanded from your usual interest in Balinese keris in respectable style. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st July 2021, 10:45 PM
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Posted By David
Thanks Alan. Yes, i have to say i have been...

Thanks Alan. Yes, i have to say i have been equally intrigued with this hilt form for sometime, as i think you know. It is certainly one of the most enigmatic keris hilt forms i have ever...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th July 2021, 05:01 PM
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Posted By David
Thank you Gustav and Alan for very interesting...

Thank you Gustav and Alan for very interesting contribution to this subject. :)
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 06:13 PM
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Posted By David
Interesting that the illustration in this book...

Interesting that the illustration in this book shows Billy as a lefty.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 12:48 PM
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Posted By David
Everything you need to know is in the sticky...

Everything you need to know is in the sticky thread on the Ethno page. Please donít hesitate to ask if you are still confused.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631Dr. But
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2021, 10:32 PM
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Posted By David
That's a good question. I would recommend that...

That's a good question. I would recommend that one of the Ethno Mods combine these two threads.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 01:50 PM
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Posted By David
Thank Gustav. Yes, i just recently heard an...

Thank Gustav. Yes, i just recently heard an interesting report on what is known as "link rot". Apparently everything posted on the internet doesn't really stay there forever as they have always been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 04:34 AM
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Posted By David
Gustav, thanks very much for this detailed shot...

Gustav, thanks very much for this detailed shot of the blade. For some reason i have had a difficult time finding hi-rez photographs of this keris on line that allow for the detailed enlargement you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 04:38 PM
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Posted By David
I'm not sure that 20" is really short for this...

I'm not sure that 20" is really short for this era. I don't own this one anymore, but the blade here was only 18". I have seen a fair number of keris from around the turn to the 20th century that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2021, 04:31 PM
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Posted By David
I'm not sure that Jagabuwana's questions were...

I'm not sure that Jagabuwana's questions were focusses on the Durga hilt so much as they are on the blade. We have certainly spent a bit of time on this forum discussing these hilts, but they have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By David
Well, i'm not sure i am correct either. LOL! ...

Well, i'm not sure i am correct either. LOL!
But i think it might be a case where all pattern welded blades are laminated blades, but not all laminated blades are pattern welded.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By David
Nice blades. But my question would be is this...

Nice blades. But my question would be is this "pattern welding" or are these "laminated" blades? I realize the techniques are related, but my understanding is that pattern welding is a technique...
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By David
Jim, while skull and crossbones is indeed a known...

Jim, while skull and crossbones is indeed a known Masonic symbol most masonic swords don't seem to incorporate that symbolism. That is not to say none, and i have indeed seen many that do, however...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th July 2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By David
Good question. I would say firstly by not adding...

Good question. I would say firstly by not adding too much wrapping to the pesi. It is a fine line between too much and too little sometimes. Secondly i tend to twist the handle around while pushing...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By David
I don't know. It was the only post he ever made...

I don't know. It was the only post he ever made on any of the forums.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By David
Yes, i have been considering it Maguindanao at...

Yes, i have been considering it Maguindanao at least as long as i have understood the differences in Moro styles.
To be honest i have never had the metal tested. But this kris has been in my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th June 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By David
No worries Mickey. It's all good. :)

No worries Mickey. It's all good. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By David
Josť, i would image that this baca-baca would be...

Josť, i would image that this baca-baca would be an example of chasing. This one is suassa.
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