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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Jean
A very clear and interesting comment again Alan,...

A very clear and interesting comment again Alan, to be meditated on, thanks!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st July 2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Jean
Hello Ganapati, Your kris looks like a quite...

Hello Ganapati,
Your kris looks like a quite good piece but don't be surprised to learn that it does not date from the 12th century. This confusion is entertained even by reputed kris experts like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Jean
I fully support Alan' opinion, very clear and...

I fully support Alan' opinion, very clear and concise.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Jean
Thank you Gustav and I don't disagree with you...

Thank you Gustav and I don't disagree with you regarding Jensen (nobody is perfect but he was a precious contributor to the keris story).
I attach the pics of the 2 similar (but not equivalent)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Jean
Hello Gustav, The book from Jensen in Danish...

Hello Gustav,
The book from Jensen in Danish language was published in 1998 and it shows the attached kris N 2884 from Dresden with this style of hilt and attributed to Lampung. The scabbard and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th July 2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Jean
Yes Athanase, you seem right about pics N 148...

Yes Athanase, you seem right about pics N 148 and 158 in Jensen's Krisdisk.
However I never saw such a hilt attributed to NW Java in any reference book, for instance the books from Vanna...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Jean
Pics of the 2 types of hilts, both from South...

Pics of the 2 types of hilts, both from South Sumatra IMO but I may be wrong?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Jean
Athanase, the hilt which you just showed is a...

Athanase, the hilt which you just showed is a different animal from South Sumatra, a Jawa demam type and not burung, I will attach the pics of the 2 types for comparison.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Jean
IMO these 2 hilts are indeed in burung style from...

IMO these 2 hilts are indeed in burung style from South Sumatra, while the scabbards are rather from NW Java (just in front from each other). And the blades....
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Yes David, thank you!

Yes David, thank you!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
The naga does not seem to have been added but...

The naga does not seem to have been added but carved from the blade itself, the chiselling is not perfect indeed, and the filing marks on the edges were made for removing the superficial rust. I plan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By Jean
I met Pak Hengki at a kris fair in Jakarta about...

I met Pak Hengki at a kris fair in Jakarta about 10 years ago and was amazed by the quality of his items for sale (beyond my reach). He seemed very influential among the Indonesian kris community...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan. We have taken advantage of the...

Thank you Alan. We have taken advantage of the respite in the pandemic for visiting some nice spots and replenishing the wine stocks before the holiday period starts...
And I concur with your...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan and sorry for the late reply, we...

Thank you Alan and sorry for the late reply, we were travelling in France after this so looooong interruption due to the Covid pandemic...
Having the kris in my hands and in spite of the odd hilt, I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Dear friends, I have received the kris blade &...

Dear friends,
I have received the kris blade & hilt and I attach some pics, my observations are as follows:
The bade is 33 cm long excluding the pesi and has an elegant shape.
The hilt was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Thank you gentlemen. My Solonese friend who is...

Thank you gentlemen. My Solonese friend who is experienced in the kris trade seems to have a quite definite opinion about the blade origin but I prefer to receive the piece and post pics before...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Well, to me this blade does not look like the...

Well, to me this blade does not look like the recent naga blades from Madura but I will confirm upon receipt. Your opinion is the third one which I received (plus my own), and all are different!...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, I will send better pic as soon as...

Thank you Alan, I will send better pic as soon as I can.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Hello David, Yes, the hilt looks to be made...

Hello David,
Yes, the hilt looks to be made from (cast?) brass or gilt brass and is not standard for a kris hilt but it may be an indicator of the origin... I will see and comment upon receipt....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jean
Kris naga

Dear friends,
I won this peculiar kris blade at a French auction, any opinion about its origin and age? I have my own guess but am not sure, look at the hilt and greneng especially.
Sorry for the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Jean
Sorry, I should have said Banten and Blambangan,...

Sorry, I should have said Banten and Blambangan, Jensen distinguishes the 2 supposed locations of origin, the blades of these krisses are very similar but the hilts look a bit different.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Jean
Just a short comment about the origin of these...

Just a short comment about the origin of these blades: they were imported to Europe from Banten (or Blambangan according to Jensen) but is it certain that they were manufactured there?
There is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Jean
To me a good indicator that the 2 blades are the...

To me a good indicator that the 2 blades are the same is the inverted mendak ;) unless Alan has pics of other blades from the Florence museum with this odd configuration.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Jean
Very well observed Eric, congrats!

Very well observed Eric, congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jean
Wink Yes, a pedang/ tombak, not a kris

Yes, a pedang/ tombak, not a kris
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