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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2021, 10:28 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, there are too many contradictions in this...

Jean, there are too many contradictions in this keris for me to give a supportable opinion.

The hilt definitely has nothing at all to do with keris. It just does not belong.

The cloth & resin...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Love that pattern welding!

Love that pattern welding!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here is my favourite laminated knife, not at all...

Here is my favourite laminated knife, not at all flamboyant, no fancy pattern welding, but over 4000 nominal layers of material, and it has been hardened & the temper drawn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David Here is a photo of a picture in...

Yes David


Here is a photo of a picture in a pamphlet of the original by Empu Pauzan.

This keris was presented to a Government Minister, Bapak Mengko Polkam H. Surono.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David

Yes David
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This wedung pamor motif is a descendent of...

This wedung pamor motif is a descendent of Dietrich Drescher's "Pamor Poleng", designed by Mr. Drescher and executed by Empu Pauzan Pusposukadgo of Surakarta.

This motif was later copied by the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, it would be very easy to form a firm...

Jean, it would be very easy to form a firm opinion about this blade & hilt, the overall condition is pristine, the hilt is not a keris hilt and could not possibly be used as the hilt of a keris for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I cannot see sufficient in these photos to...

Jean, I cannot see sufficient in these photos to take a guess at origin, but I do find the trifolate greneng features interesting. This type of greneng has been noted in some very old blades. My...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By A. G. Maisey
JBG, I believe that if you care to test the base...

JBG, I believe that if you care to test the base cause of this type of longitudinal crack you will find that it is evidence of a cold shut, the stresses of heat treatment merely expose this cold shut.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I should have made clear that anything I...

Jean, I should have made clear that anything I have commented upon in respect of this keris is related only to the keris, from the Javanese point of view it is only the blade that is the keris, only...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Banten is at one end of the Island of Jawa,...

Banten is at one end of the Island of Jawa, Blambangan at the other. I have nominated Banten for two reasons, firstly it was the most likely place for such items keris to have been collected at that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Eric, a "pakem" is simply a guide book. We can...

Eric, a "pakem" is simply a guide book. We can have pakems for cooking, for cage birds, for keeping our financial affairs in order, for many things, and for the classification of a keris blade.

We...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Things might not be as simple as most of us seem...

Things might not be as simple as most of us seem to think Jaga. I've been working on something for a while now that when I publish will probably upset a lot of people. I suggest that it might not be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anything is a possibility Jean, but I am unable...

Anything is a possibility Jean, but I am unable to comment further.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Eric, I'm sorry, but I can neither confirm nor...

Eric, I'm sorry, but I can neither confirm nor deny your supposition.

However, what I can say is this:- if this blade were to be presented to me for classification today, and never having...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My pleasure.

My pleasure.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Depends on the type of crack Anthony, but common...

Depends on the type of crack Anthony, but common causes in forged work are material, ie, iron & steel, that is known as "hot short", in other words it does not forge easily and is subject to cracking...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Congratulations gentlemen. In 1631 this...

Congratulations gentlemen.

In 1631 this keris entered the Medici collection in Firenze, and along with the rest of the extensive Urbino collection it remained a part of that collection until 1775....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th May 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Origin & Age

I'm beginning to feel that our little keris discussion group has become a victim of the Covid Curse.

Here are two very poor photos of a keris.

This keris does not belong to me.

Would...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th May 2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,613
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Ariel, bankol have a specified use, they are...

No Ariel, bankol have a specified use, they are exceptionally rare, invariably high priced and nobody in Central Jawa would even dream of using one as a suport for any type of weapon.

You're dead...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th May 2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,613
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Not quite so Ariel. There is a dress style...

Not quite so Ariel.

There is a dress style that employs a cloth frog to hold the scabbard of a keris, it it usually worn at the front, mostly employed by Central Javanese courtiers.

I can think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,910
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I believe I can claim to have something more than...

I believe I can claim to have something more than average experience in removing hilts from keris, pedang & other items of tosanaji.

Whatever heat source you use it is advisable to limit the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
A long time ago, when I used to go to seminars...

A long time ago, when I used to go to seminars that were supposed to increase knowledge, ability & just general professionalism, I experienced on a couple of occasions an exercise where a story was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st April 2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No story is so good that it cannot be improved,...

No story is so good that it cannot be improved, Ian.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th April 2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,980
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I know a little bit more about the roots of the...

I know a little bit more about the roots of the van Veenendaal version than I care to make public Bjorn. I would prefer not to name names, but I have been told that he heard this version from a...
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