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Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2021, 10:22 PM
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Posted By David
To be a "fake" it would have to be pretending to...

To be a "fake" it would have to be pretending to be something it wasn't. Since no one knows what that could have been it is what it is (or rather was). I think you may have destroyed a fine letter...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By David
Possibly. I honestly cannot judge from this one...

Possibly. I honestly cannot judge from this one photograph. But even if made in Java to would not have been made for a Javanese keris and i am sure you agree that it is stylistically incorrect for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2021, 03:06 PM
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Posted By David
Hi Amuk. Why do you believe the hilt you have...

Hi Amuk. Why do you believe the hilt you have placed on this keris originated on the North Coast of Western Jawa? It clearly appears to be a coteng hilt.
Do you have some provenance for this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By David
Rafngard, i don't see anything i would call...

Rafngard, i don't see anything i would call Schreger lines on this hilt. It has some interesting crack, but that is not what Schreger lines look like. Might be different in hand, but based on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By David
Are we doing an ivory booty call? LOL! :D

Are we doing an ivory booty call? LOL! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By David
While i definitely agree with you that these are...

While i definitely agree with you that these are plentiful, the phrase "Moro weapons plaques" actually does not yield good Google results. The keywords that give better result are "weapons of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By David
I completely agree Marius. The imitation stuff...

I completely agree Marius. The imitation stuff looks interesting, but one can easily see the difference between the affect created there and actual Schreger lines. I am 9.99% sure that Nik's example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By David
Nothing but the best from you Charles. That is a...

Nothing but the best from you Charles. That is a freakin' beautiful barung! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By David
Photos are tricky, but i don't know how someone...

Photos are tricky, but i don't know how someone can fake such convincing Schreger Lines. If my only way to judge this was from photos i would likely accept that this is real elephant ivory. Of course...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By David
I agree that both the pendok and selut seem to be...

I agree that both the pendok and selut seem to be somewhat peculiar. Is the red material enamel or paint. Both seem like they might be from the same source, but that might just be because of this red...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st September 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By David
Thanks Alan.

Thanks Alan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th September 2021, 01:54 PM
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Views: 1,578
Posted By David
Based upon your experience Alan do you believe...

Based upon your experience Alan do you believe this cold shut would have then been worked further to open it up more? It seems pretty wide to have accidentally reached this form. My feeling is that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th September 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By David
Yes Mickey, as Alan has pointed out, the lion on...

Yes Mickey, as Alan has pointed out, the lion on this wrongko is a reference to the Dutch Lion of Orange. It has nothing to do with any Islamic beliefs or anything indigenous to Madurese culture.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th September 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum! That does seem to always...

Welcome to the forum!
That does seem to always be the question when we encounter keris that claim to be complong (combong), is it true complong?
For my money to be assessed "true", complong must...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By David
You would think a longer tang would be in order...

You would think a longer tang would be in order for such a sword type, though i am pretty sure the tang on yours, Ian, has been somewhat shortened over time. Wayne's example seems to be more the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,542
Posted By David
Thanks for the correction Josť. I did not mean to...

Thanks for the correction Josť. I did not mean to imply that the word meant "clothing" per se, but rather that in this context to refers to the multi-coloured (i.e. various) "clothing" the bird...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,542
Posted By David
I didn't mean to say you were being...

I didn't mean to say you were being "disrespectful" when i used the word "dismissive". It is true the the word "manok" has come to mean "chicken" in many, if not most Filipino dialects. But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,542
Posted By David
I agree with much of what you are saying Ian,...

I agree with much of what you are saying Ian, though i believe the jury is still out on the laminated vs mono-steel question. At least i am sure you will still find quite a bit of difference of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,542
Posted By David
I agree. I have seen some very high-end recently...

I agree. I have seen some very high-end recently made traditional Moro weapons. Though i have not had the opportunity to price them i assume they aren't cheap since they are not cheaply made either...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,065
Posted By David
I think the book is still in print. I just...

I think the book is still in print. I just ordered a copy on that imfamous online mega-site that put a giant phallus in space. LOL! :D
Paperback edition is just $36 CAD.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By David
Just a note... I have just moved another book...

Just a note...
I have just moved another book related thread to the swap section, so a brief reminder. DISCUSSION of books, their content and merit, criticism, etc. is permissible material for...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 30th August 2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By David
That would be correct Anthony. ;) If this post...

That would be correct Anthony. ;)
If this post was directed at being a discussion of the content and merits of this particular book it would be fine for discussion in this forum. However, after...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th August 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By David
Thanks for this additional info Alan. Though one...

Thanks for this additional info Alan. Though one can not be sure from photos, i suspect this one is true pelet. When i enlarge it on my screen it seem fairly sincere.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th August 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By David
You only posted two of them and the details of...

You only posted two of them and the details of the photos are not that clear, but my initial feeling about both of these is that they are indeed modern era (kamardikan) keris.
The keris sajen is...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th August 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By David
Hi Ganapati. Glad you are enjoy the forum. I am...

Hi Ganapati. Glad you are enjoy the forum. I am going to move your post over to the Keris Swap Forum because that is where either selling or seeking posts belong. :)
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