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Old 15th April 2006, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default Restoration Palembang

Got this Palembang keris in pretty bad condition - the finish on the sheath was worn off in many spots, showing patches of wood underneath. The original hilt was trashed. The blade was rusty and sad. The fit to the sheath needed some filler repair to fit perfectly. But here it is -- after 7 nights (+ some weekends) of hard work (and bleeding fingers/peeling skin)!

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Old 15th April 2006, 04:19 AM   #2
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By the way, this blade is one of those that 'sings' when unsheathed. I had to really restrain myself from doing that too often just to hear the nice sustained harmonics.

Tsssszzzzinggggggggg......
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Old 15th April 2006, 05:06 AM   #3
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Wow, it's beautiful. Really elegant piece. Thanks for showing it.
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Old 15th April 2006, 01:08 PM   #4
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BluErf, perhaps you can post a picture showing the sheath mouth, "leng-lengen" or "tampingan" area.

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Old 15th April 2006, 07:23 PM   #5
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The patch is on the sirah cecak side.
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Old 15th April 2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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Wow, it's beautiful. Really elegant piece. Thanks for showing it.
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

1/4 of the joy in collecting is in acquiring the pieces;
1/4 comes from restoring and caring for them;
1/4 is derived from looking at them; and
the last 1/4 comes from sharing it with others who appreciate it.
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Old 15th April 2006, 10:38 PM   #7
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BluErf, I understand completely. Nice job.
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Old 16th April 2006, 12:49 AM   #8
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Good job. Well done. Nice clean work.
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Old 16th April 2006, 05:22 PM   #9
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Nice job Kai Wee. It would have been cool to see the before pics though. I have a similar Sumatran piece which needs sheath restoration (or just a brand new gandar) which i hope to get around to eventually.
While i understand your preferences (and the tradition) with not using warangan on some of your peninsula keris i think this is one i would definitely use it on. Nice keris.
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Old 16th April 2006, 05:23 PM   #10
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By the way, this blade is one of those that 'sings' when unsheathed. I had to really restrain myself from doing that too often just to hear the nice sustained harmonics.

Tsssszzzzinggggggggg......
Oh, and i appreciate a nice "singing" blade as well.
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Old 17th April 2006, 02:39 PM   #11
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I'll warangan the blade if I can get it in a low-contrast shade. The typical high-contrast shade does not work very well with most mlumah pamors like this keris'.

But mostly, like some of my fellow collectors say, I like my blades "raw"... Hahahaha

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Old 16th May 2006, 08:51 AM   #12
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Hi Bluerf,

That is one nice work there. Congrats. All those hard work does do justice to you
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Old 21st May 2006, 06:37 AM   #13
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Thank you Sepokal. I'm happy as long as the kerises are happy.
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Old 30th January 2007, 06:15 PM   #14
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Talking Keris Palembang

Indeed..... An elegant looking keris Kai...... Love the "luk" and overall profile of this guy? Cool.....
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Old 1st February 2007, 12:41 AM   #15
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Whoa, Isreena, you are really digging into the archives. Thanks, I really like the keris too.
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