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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2022, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Green
Happy New Year David and to all keris enthusiasts...

Happy New Year David and to all keris enthusiasts in the forum !!!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th December 2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Green
Jean; I'm not sure when or if I'd ever read...

Jean;

I'm not sure when or if I'd ever read the book fully from cover to cover. This is nothing to do with this book per se, but I've never read any keris book from cover to cover. My main aim in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Green
I received this book about a week ago. Have not...

I received this book about a week ago. Have not read it properly but had a quick scan through the text. One surprise for me is the author's claim that the Bugis people originates partly from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Green
I think Asomotif's opinion is right. The little...

I think Asomotif's opinion is right. The little heads look like the one on his mandau's hilt.

Here are another two marginally clearer pics. I'm hopeless with taking pics.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,245
Posted By Green
love the hilt and the scabbard has lovely...

love the hilt and the scabbard has lovely tempusar too!
the arabic script pic is upside down. It is pronounced " Boos - re" (Busri)

Probaby a person's name although a more common one is BASRI.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Green
Thanks Asomotif and Kai; I also don't think...

Thanks Asomotif and Kai;

I also don't think these are aso, and they look like little heads.
I will try to take close up pics when I'm back home sometimes next week.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Green
mandau handle for comment

I have this mandau hilt with motifs that I have not seen before. On both sides of the hilt surface, there were several carvings that Look like little heads/skulls?

Are these merely whimsical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 31,715
Posted By Green
Just found out this thread and great to see so...

Just found out this thread and great to see so many fantastic display of the collections of fellow ethnographic arms maniacs! i wish i know how to display on walls but there are drawbacks if you live...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,450
Posted By Green
Thank you all for comments and suggestions. ...

Thank you all for comments and suggestions.

Based on the discussion above I'll treat this item as genuine ivory (for now).
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,450
Posted By Green
Jean; I don't know what that black dots...

Jean;

I don't know what that black dots are... could well be markings from pendokok /selut as you suggested.

Anthony;

I did scrape from the inside of the hole and the powder smelt just like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,450
Posted By Green
imitation ivory ?

I have this keris hilt that I suspect is made from imitation ivory. At first look, it seems like ivory, when I scraped bits from the inside of the peksi hole, it smelt like ivory but the whole part...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,132
Posted By Green
my "philosophy " is different. One of the best...

my "philosophy " is different. One of the best ways to understand a subject is to see as many as possible good examples of the subject. Be they paintings, ceramics, keris etc. And for beginners, this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Green
Thanks Jean. Could it be patani then. The ganja...

Thanks Jean.
Could it be patani then. The ganja looks like kelantan /patani to me.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Green
Qs on this spokal (?) keris

Won this one recently and have not received it This is the only picture I have for this keris.But I have a few questions that I hope some of us here can clarify.Blade length is approx 33 cm.

1)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By Green
Thanks Anthony G; Actually that is one of my...

Thanks Anthony G;

Actually that is one of my last option. To ask them to send to a European address of a friend and he will send this to me. Hope that they still have my package and not lost it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By Green
i still have not receive my won items from Dec 8...

i still have not receive my won items from Dec 8 2020 Czerny's auction!

Is there anyone living near Czerny's office that can help me? if so, please pm me.

I sent many e mails to the shipper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,158
Posted By Green
I still get "temporarily disabled" when i click...

I still get "temporarily disabled" when i click to my saved vikingsword.com site.
But when I google "keris warung kopi" or ethnographic weapons I can get to this site.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th March 2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By Green
What worries me a bit is that it has been about a...

What worries me a bit is that it has been about a month since the items were resent to sender and yet I have not received any update of when it will be send again to me (with new courier presumably)....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By Green
David; The explanation came from the shipper...

David;

The explanation came from the shipper with this e mail address : shipping.czernys@gmail.com

I c.c my e mail to the International focal person at Czerny's but no response came from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By Green
Shipment trouble from Czerny's (Auction #108 Dec 20)

Dear all;

Did any of you that won keris or other types from Czerny's Auction in Mid December 20 have trouble receiving your items?

This is the first time Czerny's contract out shipping to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,667
Posted By Green
looks like cacao pod. probably just a case of...

looks like cacao pod. probably just a case of anything will do until something better is found?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,996
Posted By Green
Ceremony with keris gone wrong

Some years back a tragedy happened in one of the states in Malaysia during a wedding celebration. A silat show ended with the death of one of the players when he was accidentally stabbed during the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th July 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,741
Posted By Green
the writing says Ya Allah Ya Muhammad Ya...

the writing says

Ya Allah
Ya Muhammad
Ya nabi (prophet)

on the other side is a a verse from the Qur'an sura 36: 58

Peace (Salam) fron a lord most merciful.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,943
Posted By Green
Thank you very much for the link JustYS. That is...

Thank you very much for the link JustYS. That is very interesting. And not least about Mr Maisey's tombak !
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th June 2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,943
Posted By Green
Chinese inscriptions on keris

While reading old issues of Arts of Asia, I found this interesting letter in correspondence section of Jan-Feb 1989 issue about Chinese inscription on a Javanese Keris.

I've never come across ...
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