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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:27 PM
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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 Yesterday, 06:23 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 765
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
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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: 685
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
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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
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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
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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. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By David
Beautiful old pelet dress. I love this look. :) ...

Beautiful old pelet dress. I love this look. :)
I would agree with Jean. East Java.
Would love to see the blade if you are willing.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th August 2021, 03:08 AM
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Views: 712
Posted By David
Yes Alan, i completely agree with this. :)

Yes Alan, i completely agree with this. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2021, 06:30 PM
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Posted By David
Hi Calum. I'll start on the right. This is indeed...

Hi Calum. I'll start on the right. This is indeed from Bali and it is one of the few types of "keris" that i feel comfortable referring to as a "tourist" keris. This has nothing to do with its size....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By David
I don't wish to take the discussion outside the...

I don't wish to take the discussion outside the realms of keris, but i have noted that this spiraling feature can be found on the wideng of many old Javanese Wedung.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2021, 05:50 PM
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Posted By David
Like i said, i am willing to "entertain the...

Like i said, i am willing to "entertain the notion". I agree that we probably will indeed never know. Thank for the additional info Gustav. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By David
But isn't the example in the van Duuren book an...

But isn't the example in the van Duuren book an example of this extremely exuberant spiral ornamentation. While we certainly can't jump to any conclusions on the age of this example from this one...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By David
Alan, i believe i know what your intention here...

Alan, i believe i know what your intention here with the word "old" is as you have expressed your usage of the word before, but it might be a bit problematic in general discussion, especially for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I have "The Little Red Book", but i...

Thanks Alan. I have "The Little Red Book", but i never looked at the publishing date and i got van Duuren's book much earlier so i guess i wrongly assumed it was the older book.
But what do you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th August 2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By David
Interesting keris. It does appear that this is a...

Interesting keris. It does appear that this is a keris that had legitimate "combong" (complong), unlike the vast majority of blades claim to be complong that just have a hole worn through the sogokan...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By David
Here is the example from van Duuren's book The...

Here is the example from van Duuren's book The Kris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By David
Alan, i suspect you may indeed have seen this...

Alan, i suspect you may indeed have seen this greneng treatment before that and forgotten, on page 73 in David van Duuren's book The Kris. I suspect you have this book and i am fairly certain it came...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By David
Well, i've never seen anything quite like this in...

Well, i've never seen anything quite like this in a Balinese keris hilt. There are bears in the region, but this depiction looks a bit slim for a bear. I agree it looks more like a dog. But i have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By David
I thought i remembered either reading or being...

I thought i remembered either reading or being told that this form of gonjo was indeed reserved for priests, but i cannot find the reference point at this moment.
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