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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:14 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah, hopefully it will fit OK first go, but if...

Yeah, hopefully it will fit OK first go, but if it doesn't, its no big trick to make it fit.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I do not know how you measured the angle of...

Jean, I do not know how you measured the angle of deviation, but what I did in PS was to tilt the image 10 degrees left, then using the crop tool run a line across the top of the gandar. Then I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th December 2021, 09:23 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
A nice keris. Tilam Sari, Wos Wutah. Slight...

A nice keris. Tilam Sari, Wos Wutah.

Slight concavity to front of gandhik, possibly somewhere to the west.

I'd need it in hand to classify but I am virtually certain that it is classifiable.
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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Agreed Jean. Nothing wrong with being a pure...

Agreed Jean.

Nothing wrong with being a pure collector, I was probably a pure collector for perhaps the first 20 or so years of my serious involvement with keris, but as I learnt more, my focus...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I am very sorry that you found it heavy going...

I am very sorry that you found it heavy going gentlemen, but neither you, Jean, nor you Marco are native English speakers, so to even get through part of a book written in a foreign language is very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No IP, all old keris were not created equal. ...

No IP, all old keris were not created equal.

In traditional Jawa/Bali belief only a keris made by an Empu could possess esoteric qualities. Only the empus knew the correct mantras, as well as the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd December 2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Marco, I know that Vanna has a new book in...

Marco, I know that Vanna has a new book in production, but I thought that publication is still on the way.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
IP, there is no single Javanese perspective. ...

IP, there is no single Javanese perspective.

My own perspective is very strongly influenced by a number of Javanese perspectives, but it has also been influenced by some Balinese perspectives.It...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think more than a few people cottoned on to...

I think more than a few people cottoned on to your elegant little non-de-plume Jaga, I remember thinking that maybe you were one of the Surakarta princes in disguise.

Pomposity did not cross my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your compliments David. I have...

Thank you for your compliments David.

I have not yet read all of the contributions to this book, I have read a couple, and it does seem to me that there is some worthwhile & thought provoking...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, you have, I think, provided a platform for...

Jaga, you have, I think, provided a platform for discussion, rather than a straightforward, simple question that can be met with a straightforward simple answer.

Further, that platform is loaded....
Forum: Swap Forum 29th November 2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All items listed in this catalogue have now been...

All items listed in this catalogue have now been sold and the catalogue has been removed from the web.

Thank you for your interest.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, nice old Bali Blade. Worth...

Yep, nice old Bali Blade.

Worth preservation.


It would be tempting to put this blade into authentic Bali dress, but in the Time of Covid, that is a pretty big ask.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Conduit --- even if a hilt is fixed with Super...

Conduit --- even if a hilt is fixed with Super Strength Araldite, it can still be removed with heat and patience.

I'm pretty sure i have detailed at length how to go about this, and other people...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have been asked the reason why I do like this...

I have been asked the reason why I do like this keris as Madura, so I will clarify a little.

First, it is best to understand that if I had this keris in my hand my opinion could be different to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By A. G. Maisey
In my previous post the keris was about 2 degrees...

In my previous post the keris was about 2 degrees slanted to the left, and it did not have the position I wanted, sorry, I was working on a gimpy little laptop with a very bad screen, I think this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think this is a pretty early keris of its type,...

I think this is a pretty early keris of its type, I mean the dress, the blade is of course an older one, but as David has said:- we cannot see what we need to see.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, in the original photo it does look like...

David, in the original photo it does look like Madura, but I've re-orientated the image and cropped down so we can see the gandhik and blumbangan in a more easily understood position.

Personally,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,806
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, I've just been rereading a few older...

Mickey, I've just been rereading a few older threads, and I've noted your "mercenary"response.

I might be wrong, but I feel that I might not have been sufficiently clear in my earlier post.

My...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Naw, that won't work Jaga. If they would not...

Naw, that won't work Jaga.

If they would not accept my teacher as a lecturer, they won't accept me.

Anyway, done that, been there. I only ever learnt to make in order to better understand, not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Maybe something like this David? This maker...

Maybe something like this David?

This maker was pretty much a beginner too when he made this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sounds to me like we're playing the Name Game...

Sounds to me like we're playing the Name Game here.

In fact Kai, on the ground, real time, real place, Solo, Jogja , Malang and Bali too, all the places I get around in non-covid times quite a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, this is a big question, principally because...

Jaga, this is a big question, principally because it involves going back into the past and restating things that as far as I can see have largely been forgotten.

The element of "respect" is still...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, for sure. Your guess might be right, or...

Yep, for sure.

Your guess might be right, or it might not.

Even HG's identifications might be subject to different terms.

You know the name of the game:- everything changes everywhere, all...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I cannot answer your questions in Post...

David, I cannot answer your questions in Post #13.

I simply do not know.

My guess is that these various styles were deemed suitable for certain usage at certain times in the past, but that is a...
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