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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 08:34 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think more than a few people cottoned on to...

I think more than a few people cottoned on to your elegant little non-de-plume Jaga, I remember thinking that maybe you were one of the Surakarta princes in disguise.

Pomposity did not cross my...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 05:17 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your compliments David. I have...

Thank you for your compliments David.

I have not yet read all of the contributions to this book, I have read a couple, and it does seem to me that there is some worthwhile & thought provoking...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 10:38 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, you have, I think, provided a platform for...

Jaga, you have, I think, provided a platform for discussion, rather than a straightforward, simple question that can be met with a straightforward simple answer.

Further, that platform is loaded....
Forum: Swap Forum 29th November 2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All items listed in this catalogue have now been...

All items listed in this catalogue have now been sold and the catalogue has been removed from the web.

Thank you for your interest.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, nice old Bali Blade. Worth...

Yep, nice old Bali Blade.

Worth preservation.


It would be tempting to put this blade into authentic Bali dress, but in the Time of Covid, that is a pretty big ask.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Conduit --- even if a hilt is fixed with Super...

Conduit --- even if a hilt is fixed with Super Strength Araldite, it can still be removed with heat and patience.

I'm pretty sure i have detailed at length how to go about this, and other people...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have been asked the reason why I do like this...

I have been asked the reason why I do like this keris as Madura, so I will clarify a little.

First, it is best to understand that if I had this keris in my hand my opinion could be different to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
In my previous post the keris was about 2 degrees...

In my previous post the keris was about 2 degrees slanted to the left, and it did not have the position I wanted, sorry, I was working on a gimpy little laptop with a very bad screen, I think this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I think this is a pretty early keris of its type,...

I think this is a pretty early keris of its type, I mean the dress, the blade is of course an older one, but as David has said:- we cannot see what we need to see.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2021, 06:14 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, in the original photo it does look like...

David, in the original photo it does look like Madura, but I've re-orientated the image and cropped down so we can see the gandhik and blumbangan in a more easily understood position.

Personally,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Mickey, I've just been rereading a few older...

Mickey, I've just been rereading a few older threads, and I've noted your "mercenary"response.

I might be wrong, but I feel that I might not have been sufficiently clear in my earlier post.

My...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Naw, that won't work Jaga. If they would not...

Naw, that won't work Jaga.

If they would not accept my teacher as a lecturer, they won't accept me.

Anyway, done that, been there. I only ever learnt to make in order to better understand, not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th November 2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Maybe something like this David? This maker...

Maybe something like this David?

This maker was pretty much a beginner too when he made this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sounds to me like we're playing the Name Game...

Sounds to me like we're playing the Name Game here.

In fact Kai, on the ground, real time, real place, Solo, Jogja , Malang and Bali too, all the places I get around in non-covid times quite a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, this is a big question, principally because...

Jaga, this is a big question, principally because it involves going back into the past and restating things that as far as I can see have largely been forgotten.

The element of "respect" is still...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, for sure. Your guess might be right, or...

Yep, for sure.

Your guess might be right, or it might not.

Even HG's identifications might be subject to different terms.

You know the name of the game:- everything changes everywhere, all...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, I cannot answer your questions in Post...

David, I cannot answer your questions in Post #13.

I simply do not know.

My guess is that these various styles were deemed suitable for certain usage at certain times in the past, but that is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, WD40 has very limited capability as a long...

Jean, WD40 has very limited capability as a long term protective against corrosion. It does have good short term capability, and as a moisture displacer I personally believe that it is supreme in its...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th November 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Jean, many people do like to display their...

Yes Jean, many people do like to display their keris and other things on their walls.

I did the same for about the first half lifetime of my keris involvement, before I finally decided it was not...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ghost, I'm not real big on hanging keris on...

Ghost, I'm not real big on hanging keris on walls, they get dusty, fly spotted, if you're in a humid environment they rust.

Its just too much work & constant attention when you hang them up, I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th November 2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here is a page from Haryoguritno's "Keris Jawa",...

Here is a page from Haryoguritno's "Keris Jawa", in reality we do not see this variety in use these days, and to find physical examples of many wrongko styles other than the commonly used ones is...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 14th November 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-list-81-index

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th November 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 81 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-list-81-index

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anything is possible, but this is not a keris...

Anything is possible, but this is not a keris made in the time of Sultan Agung.

It is keris that has been made in a generic Mataram style, but not in Central Jawa, I believe close examination...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David & Detlef are right on the mark, but I would...

David & Detlef are right on the mark, but I would be inclined to call this a Central Javanese keris, dressed in the style of Solo, this is only playing with words, but when we use "Surakarta" we are...
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