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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:28 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Kubur, you're absolutely correct, this sword...

Yes Kubur, you're absolutely correct, this sword was produced in Jawa, and Javanese society and culture is very symbolic in nature, but this particular sword was not produced in accordance with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Travel? During the Time of Covid? I...

Travel?

During the Time of Covid?

I admire your bravery Jean.

South Sumatera?

1600 to 1700?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 831
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kubur, I thank you for your very knowledgeable...

Kubur, I thank you for your very knowledgeable and perceptive comments, I believe you are expert in your own field and I have absolutely no desire at all to challenge your deep knowledge in this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I checked out this thread pretty much as soon as...

I checked out this thread pretty much as soon as it began, which was a bit of a fluke, because Philippine stuff does not interest me in the slightest, I was bored and chained to the computer anyway,...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 20th June 2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 55
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-catalogue-80

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th June 2021, 11:27 PM
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Views: 139
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 80 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/tosanaji-catalogue-80

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Better late than never Rick. I was 80 last...

Better late than never Rick.

I was 80 last February --- always willing to help out an old mate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This pamor of yours is Lawe Setukel, Rick. ...

This pamor of yours is Lawe Setukel, Rick.

Lawe Setukel means "tangled thread".

This particular form, and there are a number of ways for this pamor to be interpreted, is East Javanese.

It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Exceptional indeed Rick, and David, your example...

Exceptional indeed Rick, and David, your example is about as good as it gets within its type also.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th June 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, there are too many contradictions in this...

Jean, there are too many contradictions in this keris for me to give a supportable opinion.

The hilt definitely has nothing at all to do with keris. It just does not belong.

The cloth & resin...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Love that pattern welding!

Love that pattern welding!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Here is my favourite laminated knife, not at all...

Here is my favourite laminated knife, not at all flamboyant, no fancy pattern welding, but over 4000 nominal layers of material, and it has been hardened & the temper drawn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David Here is a photo of a picture in...

Yes David


Here is a photo of a picture in a pamphlet of the original by Empu Pauzan.

This keris was presented to a Government Minister, Bapak Mengko Polkam H. Surono.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes David

Yes David
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,815
Posted By A. G. Maisey
This wedung pamor motif is a descendent of...

This wedung pamor motif is a descendent of Dietrich Drescher's "Pamor Poleng", designed by Mr. Drescher and executed by Empu Pauzan Pusposukadgo of Surakarta.

This motif was later copied by the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st May 2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, it would be very easy to form a firm...

Jean, it would be very easy to form a firm opinion about this blade & hilt, the overall condition is pristine, the hilt is not a keris hilt and could not possibly be used as the hilt of a keris for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I cannot see sufficient in these photos to...

Jean, I cannot see sufficient in these photos to take a guess at origin, but I do find the trifolate greneng features interesting. This type of greneng has been noted in some very old blades. My...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
JBG, I believe that if you care to test the base...

JBG, I believe that if you care to test the base cause of this type of longitudinal crack you will find that it is evidence of a cold shut, the stresses of heat treatment merely expose this cold shut.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th May 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, I should have made clear that anything I...

Jean, I should have made clear that anything I have commented upon in respect of this keris is related only to the keris, from the Javanese point of view it is only the blade that is the keris, only...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th May 2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Banten is at one end of the Island of Jawa,...

Banten is at one end of the Island of Jawa, Blambangan at the other. I have nominated Banten for two reasons, firstly it was the most likely place for such items keris to have been collected at that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Eric, a "pakem" is simply a guide book. We can...

Eric, a "pakem" is simply a guide book. We can have pakems for cooking, for cage birds, for keeping our financial affairs in order, for many things, and for the classification of a keris blade.

We...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Things might not be as simple as most of us seem...

Things might not be as simple as most of us seem to think Jaga. I've been working on something for a while now that when I publish will probably upset a lot of people. I suggest that it might not be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anything is a possibility Jean, but I am unable...

Anything is a possibility Jean, but I am unable to comment further.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Eric, I'm sorry, but I can neither confirm nor...

Eric, I'm sorry, but I can neither confirm nor deny your supposition.

However, what I can say is this:- if this blade were to be presented to me for classification today, and never having...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By A. G. Maisey
My pleasure.

My pleasure.
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