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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Gustav
The possible possible model for Knaud's keris?

The possible possible model for Knaud's keris?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Gustav
While reeding van Duuren's booklet I was stunned...

While reeding van Duuren's booklet I was stunned how thin in fact the story of Charles Knaud's brothers grandson (who "was familiar with direct descendants existence, but not personally acquainted...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th October 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Gustav
Jean, your impression has many facets to it, but...

Jean, your impression has many facets to it, but basically is grounded on the fact, that even on the new NMVW website, where collections from Leiden, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are thrown together, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2022, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Gustav
Meaningless, can be deleted.

Meaningless, can be deleted.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Gustav
Interestingly, Margaret Wiener in her much...

Interestingly, Margaret Wiener in her much mentioned book writes:

"In precolonial Bali, all men owned at least one keris. This marked, in part, their status as warriors. Since all of a rulers...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Gustav
David, my mention of 1965 in Bali has nothing to...

David, my mention of 1965 in Bali has nothing to do with "warriors" from Bali. In fact, in my comment, which goes "Surely the last Puputans changed the Balinese society and culture (something like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th October 2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Gustav
Alan, my mentioning of 1965 in Balinese context...

Alan, my mentioning of 1965 in Balinese context is only a response of your picture of contemporary Balinese as "friendly and personable" descendants of the friendly and amiable people posing with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Gustav
Alan, thank you for responding to my comment. ...

Alan, thank you for responding to my comment.

In no way I would believe Balinese were warriors who lived by indulging in warfare, and only grew rice in their spare time. No one, except you, were...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,489
Posted By Gustav
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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Gustav
A few comments about "Balinese warrior" also from...

A few comments about "Balinese warrior" also from me.

Balinese society perhaps was not primarily a warriors society, but Balinese undoubtely were very well known in 17th and 18th century Java as...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th October 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 52,819
Posted By Gustav
Amuk, thank you.

Amuk, thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th October 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By Gustav
Front view:

Front view:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th October 2022, 10:51 AM
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Views: 1,579
Posted By Gustav
That would be the correct orientation:

That would be the correct orientation:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th October 2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By Gustav
This could be a depiction of front part of a...

This could be a depiction of front part of a leaping horse, with saddle and reins. The upper side of head is heavily deteoriated, but we see reins, nostrils and mouth. The object is currently mounted...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,151
Posted By Gustav
David, I have handled a couple of genuine...

David, I have handled a couple of genuine Djeno's Keris and own one. I can always be wrong, but in picture this definitely looks like Ngentho-Entho work to me and like a late work by Djeno.

I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,151
Posted By Gustav
Alan, Sungkowo's(?) certificate states the Keris...

Alan, Sungkowo's(?) certificate states the Keris is work of Djeno from 2001.

From the three Keris in this thread, the only one which really resembles Djeno's or better Ngentho-Entho work to me is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,151
Posted By Gustav
Here are two Keris from the same dealer, one of...

Here are two Keris from the same dealer, one of them with a certificate supposedly signed by Sungkowo (Greneng of it posted by David), another one with a certificate supposedly signed by Djeno...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th August 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,151
Posted By Gustav
I am afraid, even Empu not always give us the...

I am afraid, even Empu not always give us the consistency in their work we expect from them, and that includes Greneng. Overall form of it will be recognisable but parts of it, even Dha, can vary.
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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By Gustav
Yes, that appears in the video, but in this case...

Yes, that appears in the video, but in this case the whole Keris is being reversed, hilt staying in common position.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By Gustav
I would like to add, that for Malay Keris there...

I would like to add, that for Malay Keris there seem to exist also the last hilt position, not depicted in #1, the hilt facing backwards. I have two higher status Riau Keris where this is the case....
Forum: Swap Forum 18th July 2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By Gustav
All items sold - thank you very much!

All items sold - thank you very much!
Forum: Swap Forum 18th July 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By Gustav
Golok on hold.

Golok on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By Gustav
Both Tjikeroeh blades and Mandau on hold.

Both Tjikeroeh blades and Mandau on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By Gustav
Mandau

Mandau
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By Gustav
Tjikeroeh dagger. Note the damaged edge.

Tjikeroeh dagger. Note the damaged edge.
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