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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:32 PM
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Posted By David
I agree with Ian. The motifs on this sheath look...

I agree with Ian. The motifs on this sheath look Javanese to me, not Luzon or any other culture from the Philippines and the form of this clearly looks like a West Javanese Gobang Bandung to me.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By David
I agree with Alan in the hilt. Recent, but...

I agree with Alan in the hilt. Recent, but certainly not "mass-produced".
As for the sarong, i have to admit that it has a certain "charm". It is certainly not saying it is something that would be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2022, 02:12 AM
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Posted By David
I may have confused you with a typo (i originally...

I may have confused you with a typo (i originally wrote "there is now pendok with this ensemble", now corrected). But i have not changed my last sentence of my post at all where i stated This keris...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By David
I wasn't suggesting that this man's daughter lied...

I wasn't suggesting that this man's daughter lied to you to make a sale. But family histories often get confused and muddled especially more than 3 decades later.
I am not sure how interested this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By David
Milandro, when we started this separate keris...

Milandro, when we started this separate keris forum a while back we decided that it would be reserved only for keris and that any other Indonesian weapon would be discussed in the main Ethno forum....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By David
I agree with Alan's assessment here. This is an...

I agree with Alan's assessment here. This is an antique Bali blade in a kitschy modern dress. As Alan pointed out, this sheath would have no proper place for wear within Balinese society and is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Milandro. I do have to...

Welcome to the forum Milandro.
I do have to say that i seriously doubt this keris could be 60 or even 50 years old give the the time frame in which the keris arts were resurrected. I this most...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I did indeed take note of that while...

Thanks Alan. I did indeed take note of that while watching ng, but thanks for pointing it out. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By David
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th January 2022, 02:04 AM
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Views: 380
Posted By David
Thanks Alan, i'll check that out. :)

Thanks Alan, i'll check that out. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2022, 10:21 PM
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Views: 1,037
Posted By David
I believe this auction was won by a member here....

I believe this auction was won by a member here. I will see if I can get them to join the discussion.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By David
I have to agree that this hilt is not ivory. I...

I have to agree that this hilt is not ivory. I think I might go with bone rather than antler due to the black spotting.
I also think, from what I can see on my phone, that this hilt form might...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By David
Godfried, does this knife seem to have been made...

Godfried, does this knife seem to have been made in concert with the Mandau it accompanies? Is this red material used anywhere on the Mandau? Can we see the Mandau and sheath as well?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 04:56 PM
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Views: 584
Posted By David
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing you all a happy, health and productive 2022!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By David
Your answer does seem to imply that there was...

Your answer does seem to imply that there was indeed a time, place and situation where the gonjo did serve a “practical mechanical function”. Let’s start there. What would that have been?
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 31st December 2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By David
Just to be clear Jean, there is no reason to...

Just to be clear Jean, there is no reason to place a discussion about a new book in the Swap section unless you are posting prices and where to buy it. In fact, if you wish to review the book and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By David
Perhaps it is $$$$$. But i am not completely...

Perhaps it is $$$$$. But i am not completely convinced by the argument so i am not sure it is always the case. Certainly enough spiritual symbolism has been applied to the concept of the separate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By David
Yes, i forgot to mention that the mendak has been...

Yes, i forgot to mention that the mendak has been flattened. I believe Alan's idea might be best in spite of his identifying this blade as probably as East Jawa/Madura. A planar hilt will give the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Catmeowin. Yes, you do...

Welcome to the forum Catmeowin.
Yes, you do seem to have basically a Javanese keris, but the hilt that is on it is a Madurese style. You can see the influences of Colonial Dutch with features such...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By David
I agree that oiling and hand rubbing will no...

I agree that oiling and hand rubbing will no doubt help eventually to bring a nice patina to Anthony's hilt. But keep in mind that this is a brand new creation. It is not going to display the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,638
Posted By David
Thanks Jean. In order to take my "next" trip...

Thanks Jean.
In order to take my "next" trip to Vienna i would have to have already taken my FIRST trip to Vienna. LOL! :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,638
Posted By David
Beautiful! No better or more detailed pictures...

Beautiful!
No better or more detailed pictures in my part of the room i'm afraid. If you or some else has larger files i believe posting them would be appreciated. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By David
I could be wrong, but i believe that mendak is an...

I could be wrong, but i believe that mendak is an old East Jawa/Madura one. Could be a clue to the blade origin given the deep inward slant of the gandik. But again, others will probably have a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By David
Another interesting blade with some age. Though...

Another interesting blade with some age. Though the greneng seem Balinese the other ricikan seem unusual to me, so perhaps this blade, like your other Bali dressed blade, has a different origin. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,802
Posted By David
Well, i'm going to have to correct myself, as it...

Well, i'm going to have to correct myself, as it does seem that breech loading cannons like this were indeed used during the Mojopahit period. Apparently these are known as "cetbang".
"Majapahit...
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