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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 10:42 AM
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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 Today, 05:49 AM
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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 Today, 03:14 AM
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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 Yesterday, 09:12 PM
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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
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Views: 498
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
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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
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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
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Views: 498
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: 291
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: 291
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...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2022, 11:44 AM
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Views: 1,787
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Very probably interesting Jean, but I cannot read...

Very probably interesting Jean, but I cannot read Dutch, and I cannot see the pictures particularly well.

I do not consider that all Balinese hilts , or for that matter, all figural hilts, are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2022, 10:29 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Possibly we can see Mpu Barada here Jean,...

Possibly we can see Mpu Barada here Jean, possibly.

Or maybe we can see whatever it is that we wish to see.

In this third picture I can see a figure that is perhaps supposed to represent a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th January 2022, 01:59 AM
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Views: 461
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes, Madura blade. Yes, Kojhuk Marenges. ...

Yes, Madura blade.

Yes, Kojhuk Marenges.

According to Toni Junus, Kojhuk Marenges translates as:-

"sooty head bul-bul bird cowering in fear"
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If I ignore the dress, what I believe I can see...

If I ignore the dress, what I believe I can see is a Javanese keris, North Coast, tending to the west.

To my mind, nothing at all unusual in this.

Majapahit was trading weapons all over SE...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If we consider the design of early keris and...

If we consider the design of early keris and other keris-like implements, as shown in 1000 year old monumental works, we can very clearly see that these weapons, at this time, did in fact have a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 03:14 AM
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Views: 610
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Well Jeff, that depends upon the time, the place...

Well Jeff, that depends upon the time, the place & the situation --- as well as a thousand other things.

In things to do with the keris there is never just one answer to any question.

Don't...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I do not know of any long standing,...

David, I do not know of any long standing, spiritually tinted explanation for a keris that has an integral gonjo, however, should one wish generate such an explanation, it would not be difficult to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By A. G. Maisey
$$$$$

$$$$$
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th December 2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Good start Cat. If you wish to protect both...

Good start Cat.

If you wish to protect both the blade, and its scabbard, it is advisable to wrap the blade in plastic after oiling and before placing in the scabbard, if you do not wrap it, the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think we're looking at an East Jawa keris here,...

I think we're looking at an East Jawa keris here, possibly Madura, even though it lacks the steeply inclined inwards gandhik.

The point area is typically Madura with the long distance from last...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 23rd December 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,919
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 81 completed several weeks ago and was...

Catalogue 81 completed several weeks ago and was removed from the Tosanaji website.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused by this late advice.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Personally, I have an immense amount of...

Personally, I have an immense amount of difficulty in trying to ID material from photos.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By A. G. Maisey
or a pot of tea

or a pot of tea
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jaga, all the People of the Book seem to have...

Yes Jaga, all the People of the Book seem to have this combative nature, this idea of one natural element in perpetual conflict with another.

Other peoples seem to have adopted a more, let us say,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,787
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, I have never worked with ivory, so I...

Anthony, I have never worked with ivory, so I really cannot comment of matters that have to do with working this material.

However, I do have a moderate collection of carvings in various types of...
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