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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 03:10 AM
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No Jaga, ganggeng is different, if we see a good...

No Jaga, ganggeng is different, if we see a good example of ganggeng, it looks pretty much like its name:- 'trailing water weeds', ie, water weeds that have been washed away and are trailing through...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 11:18 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd give it as "Lar Gangsir" = "Cricket Wing",...

I'd give it as "Lar Gangsir" = "Cricket Wing", that's Javanese, I do not know the Madura name, I do not understand Basa Madura.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:55 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot see a Kul Buntet David, I can see what I...

I cannot see a Kul Buntet David, I can see what I think are probably artefacts from the creation of the twist pamor.

Charles, this is a reasonably common pamor in Madura blades, both older ones...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:10 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not consider my dating to be accurate David,...

I do not consider my dating to be accurate David, it is dating that sets the beginning of modern keris production in the Sumenep area. The first modern work I saw from this area was pretty rough,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:00 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, it would be very unusual for a Tuban blade...

Paul, it would be very unusual for a Tuban blade to have this pamor.

Tuban was not known for producing manipulated pamors of any kind.

A full length photo + a photo of the top of the gonjo...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:02 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
The blade is post 1982, product of Aeng...

The blade is post 1982, product of Aeng Tong-tong, Sumenep, Madura.

The hilt is much older, probably second half, 19th century.

The mendak is probably Central Jawa, pre-WWII.

The pamor I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bekeljati was also known as Mpu Modin. His...

Bekeljati was also known as Mpu Modin.

His father was Mpu Kuwung, his grandfather Mpu Manca, his great grandfather Mpu Marcukunda.

His descendants were (Mpu) Wangsa, Wanagati, Surowongso, Joko...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2022, 10:02 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, working from the notes you have presented,...

Jean, working from the notes you have presented, I can understand your frustrations.

The original notes would have been handwritten in Honocoroko, Jawi, from that they would have been transcribed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2022, 07:28 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I wonder if the decorative motif on the metuk...

I wonder if the decorative motif on the metuk might give us a clue to place of origin?

I saw exactly this motif on the barge board of a house yesterday. I was just driving by and noticed it, even...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
35 years takes us back to 1985, I'd guess that...

35 years takes us back to 1985, I'd guess that dating is possible.

The Boys from Madura didn't really get up & running until about the mid 1980's, and my recollection tells me that this sort of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 07:07 PM
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Views: 368
Posted By A. G. Maisey
GIO, I agree that the hilt is recent, but it is...

GIO, I agree that the hilt is recent, but it is most definitely not mass-produced.

Mass-production is a factory based process where a product is standardised and produced as many objects exactly...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You reckon its a pendok David? Could be I...

You reckon its a pendok David?

Could be I suppose.

I thought it was the wood carved to imitate a pendok.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot see anything in this tombak that I can...

I cannot see anything in this tombak that I can recognise.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Milandro, the element that you have commented on...

Milandro, the element that you have commented on is a natural product of this type of work in this type of keris, it is pretty much what we expect to see.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Milandro, the "meaning" of the ornamentation, I...

Milandro, the "meaning" of the ornamentation, I would take to be purely for the sake of ornamentation.

This is a reasonably modern scabbard & hilt, it is fairly pedestrian work, and from the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, I feel that it is rather that man loves...

Anthony, I feel that it is rather that man loves power, certainly the gaining and retention of that power will create complication.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The thing that gets me about the all faiths of...

The thing that gets me about the all faiths of The Book is that at their core they are are all the same, all worship the same One God, and at their absolute root all come from the same source, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, I am not Muslim, you are, and accordingly I...

Jaga, I am not Muslim, you are, and accordingly I bow to your opinions in this matter of bling.

However, my personal experience with friends and acquaintances who are Muslim, some of whom are very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That is just my terminology Jaga. Others before...

That is just my terminology Jaga. Others before me might have used "kala" to refer to these little carvings, I don't know. I could have copied other usage, or it might just be a convenient word that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I started going onto building jobs with my dad...

I started going onto building jobs with my dad when I was 8 years old, I continued all through my school years, and as much time as I could get off my real job until I was in my mid-twenties. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By A. G. Maisey
So --- a gutting knife? Spanish imported to...

So --- a gutting knife?

Spanish imported to Mexico?

I guess liberating an animal's guts is a sort of pruning --- but not what I meant when I guessed at "pruning".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Looks like a pruning knife to me. Italian?

Looks like a pruning knife to me.

Italian?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Nothing like hand tools to put you in touch with...

Nothing like hand tools to put you in touch with a job Rick.

This is a bit of a side bar Rick, but you might appreciate it.

Back in 1998 I bought a new Toyota Corolla, prior to that I'd had an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th January 2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By A. G. Maisey
When you do David, take particular note of...

When you do David, take particular note of technique and colour used for forging out homogeneous material, and then the technique & colour used for taking the weld and then forging out the welded...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Forge Work

I'm still trying to work up enough enthusiasm to get back to doing some serious work --- the End-of-Year holiday period is always an interruption to routine, and frankly, I don't like it all that...
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