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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2021, 01:22 AM
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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: 350
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: 350
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: 460
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: 18
Views: 838
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: 18
Views: 838
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: 18
Views: 838
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...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, WD40 has very limited capability as a long...

Jean, WD40 has very limited capability as a long term protective against corrosion. It does have good short term capability, and as a moisture displacer I personally believe that it is supreme in its...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, many people do like to display their...

Yes Jean, many people do like to display their keris and other things on their walls.

I did the same for about the first half lifetime of my keris involvement, before I finally decided it was not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ghost, I'm not real big on hanging keris on...

Ghost, I'm not real big on hanging keris on walls, they get dusty, fly spotted, if you're in a humid environment they rust.

Its just too much work & constant attention when you hang them up, I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here is a page from Haryoguritno's "Keris Jawa",...

Here is a page from Haryoguritno's "Keris Jawa", in reality we do not see this variety in use these days, and to find physical examples of many wrongko styles other than the commonly used ones is...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 14th November 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-list-81-index

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th November 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-list-81-index

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anything is possible, but this is not a keris...

Anything is possible, but this is not a keris made in the time of Sultan Agung.

It is keris that has been made in a generic Mataram style, but not in Central Jawa, I believe close examination...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David & Detlef are right on the mark, but I would...

David & Detlef are right on the mark, but I would be inclined to call this a Central Javanese keris, dressed in the style of Solo, this is only playing with words, but when we use "Surakarta" we are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm up a bit south of Nowra Ian, near a little...

I'm up a bit south of Nowra Ian, near a little town called Tomerong, used to be a big timber town up until about 1950 or so. Saw mills all over the place.

There was still a bullock team operating...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ian, when I set out to respond to the original...

Ian, when I set out to respond to the original question, my intention was to put into simple, plain English language the central essence of my own understanding of pawakan & the elements surrounding...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd October 2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, when you asked your big question, you...

Jaga, when you asked your big question, you really hit right at the heart of understanding at least one of the aspects of keris knowledge. My response to your question does, I think, give more about...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By A. G. Maisey
OK, it becomes clear. As a general...

OK, it becomes clear.

As a general observation, when we come across these motifs with swirling vines and an overall feeling of vegetation, what we are seeing is a lung-lungan motif.

"Lung"...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Balinese hilt shown from other perspectives. ...

The Balinese hilt shown from other perspectives.

"--- vegetative phallus ---"?

I cannot see this.

This hilt is a depiction of Nawasari, the "tumpal throne" is a repetition of the Gunungan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By A. G. Maisey
and a few more. I've got quite a lot of old...

and a few more.

I've got quite a lot of old ivory, I've always liked it, and have bought over many years.

EDIT

Sorry, that bottom pic is bone, I pulled these pics from a folder with a few...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here are a few more ivory hilts.

Here are a few more ivory hilts.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th September 2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Actually Montino, I feel that "like" and "not...

Actually Montino, I feel that "like" and "not like" is a pretty OK place to start, in fact, maybe this is a good criterion for most people.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th September 2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Novan, this is a solid presentation. Keep...

Novan, this is a solid presentation.

Keep this sort of thinking up and you might even get to learn something worthwhile about the keris.

Well done.

Alan - thanks for clarifying the meaning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,269
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All this is true Ariel, but for my area of...

All this is true Ariel, but for my area of interest history is only one aspect, and it is not particularly reliable for the areas I have an interest in. Much of the so-called "history" for Jawa,...
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