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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:30 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think English would be a swine of a language to...

I think English would be a swine of a language to learn.I'm glad I was born as a native speaker.

But it is I think a very marvelous language, a wonderful tool for communication. I am familiar with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:56 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you Ariel, I actually asked a couple...

Thank you Ariel,

I actually asked a couple of questions, I'm guessing you have answered "of course" to both of these questions. So I assume you mean that the relaxed approach is fine where no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:53 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your response Ariel. I believe...

Thank you for your response Ariel.

I believe that you & I are on the same page in respect of the standards for discussion on this forum. I can find nothing with which to disagree in your response....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:17 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your further comments Ariel. ...

Thank you for your further comments Ariel.

In my post #17 I asked this:-

"Ariel, if my understanding of that which you have written is incorrect I would appreciate your correction. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
It might be worth the time to have a look at...

It might be worth the time to have a look at Quaritch Wales -- "Ancient South East Asian Warfare".

I seem to recall that in that he mentions existence of a Japanese sword manufacturing industry in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 01:52 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel opened his "musings" comments with a...

Ariel opened his "musings" comments with a statement:-

"All scientific investigations are hypothesis driven."

The title of this thread that we are contributing to is:-

"Academic research:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's a nice statement in support of the...

That's a nice statement in support of the scientific method Bob, and I doubt that anybody would want to debate what you have put forward, but I will offer this:-

no hypothesis can be put forward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel, you have asked what we think of your...

Ariel, you have asked what we think of your musings.

My opinion must be a non-academic opinion, since I am not now, and never have been an academic, but my short opinion is that , yes, I think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th September 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry David, I have no way in which to form...

Sorry David, I have no way in which to form opinion.

If I look at the grain of the iron, it does not appear to be broken, the same grain line flows through, as far as I can see. I suppose it is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th September 2021, 01:01 PM
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Views: 964
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Post #4. The Dutch Lion of Orange.

Post #4.

The Dutch Lion of Orange.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th September 2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I can see something that looks like the remains...

I can see something that looks like the remains of markings, but I cannot make much of it, one of these markings looks a bit like erosion of a lamination.

Sorry, I cannot give any opinion on these...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th September 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The way I was taught to understand complong was...

The way I was taught to understand complong was that it could be either an intentionally forged hole or gap ("complong" (Jav.) simply means "hole or gap or opening") or one that has been developed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,398
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm not going to say anything about wootz, I do...

I'm not going to say anything about wootz, I do not understand the material, and I do not know how to recognise the types nor how to etch & stain them.

But I do understand mechanical damascus and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th September 2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,979
Posted By A. G. Maisey
So --- this is the famous "Blue Bird of...

So --- this is the famous "Blue Bird of Happiness" ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
$36CAD sounds more than reasonable. Some of...

$36CAD sounds more than reasonable.

Some of the prices I've seen myself, and have had others tell me about are just purely crazy.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th September 2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,979
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well, since we have diverged from spurs into the...

Well, since we have diverged from spurs into the birds that wear them & the mules that eat the birds that wear them, we might be able to diverge a little more into the what one can face in the way...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
YS, it is likely to cost you. BIG. I...

YS, it is likely to cost you.

BIG.

I bought my copy immediately it was published, forget when that was, but a long time ago.

Over the last few years I have seen it for sale at anywhere from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th September 2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
YS there are two basic types of pamor...

YS there are two basic types of pamor construction:-

pamor mlumah and pamor miring

in pamor mlumah the layers of pamor material lay in the same plane as the core of the blade

in pamor miring...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I wouldn't say that lawe is more or less complex...

I wouldn't say that lawe is more or less complex than banyu, they are both complex, manipulated patterns.

What I would say is that there are variations in both patterns, and variations in opinions...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By A. G. Maisey
From what I can see, I would give this as Lawe...

From what I can see, I would give this as Lawe Setukal.

There are many variations of Lawe Setukal.

I have seen something like this named as Untuk Banyu, I think Tammens gives Unthuk Banyu as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th September 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, I do understand your standards well. I...

Yes Jean, I do understand your standards well. I used pretty much the same standards until I was, let us say. "re-educated". In fact I still very much appreciate nice, and even not so nice older...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Green, I don't believe that our philosophies vary...

Green, I don't believe that our philosophies vary all that much, but it seems certain that our areas of interest do vary.

I have been handling keris since before I went to school, so probably from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd September 2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My reasons were similar Jean. I have never...

My reasons were similar Jean.

I have never met the Javanese gentleman concerned, but I did know one of his teachers very well, and that combined with information from various other sources has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, Pasupati is just a blessing ritual, it...

Anthony, Pasupati is just a blessing ritual, it is not just for keris, it can be for other things too, I saw it once for a weaving beam.

Tumpek Landep is due to take place in a couple of weeks...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st August 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By A. G. Maisey
When a ritual is used with a newly made keris it...

When a ritual is used with a newly made keris it is in most cases the Pasupati ritual that sanctifies the keris. I've said "most cases" because this is the ritual that seems to be most common, but I...
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