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Old 2nd October 2015, 12:43 AM   #1
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some people may find this of interest:

https://www.mhsl.uab.edu/dt/2010m/castillo.pdf

it is an academic paper and as with many such papers is a little difficult to read, word by word, but it is about keris holders, and contains perhaps the best collection of photos of keris holders that i have come across.

if you can persevere with the reading, you will benefit
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Old 2nd October 2015, 01:00 AM   #2
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Excellent Alan, thank you. Yes, i do find these interesting and like to pick them up when i can find them at reasonable prices. I have bookmarked this and will read it soon.
We have had a couple of threads dedicated to these. If anyone has any they haven't posted yet perhaps they could do so here.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...=keris+holders

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...=keris+holders
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Old 2nd October 2015, 02:35 AM   #3
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Yes, pretty obvious where most of these were mined from, isn't it?

I'd forgotten that thread.

The big stumbling block with acquisition is the "reasonable price " parameter, David. In Indonesia, decent old ones cost an arm and a couple of legs, and they are invariably very, very heavy, which makes the transport of them a considerable cost.

I reckon "buy local" is the only way to go with these things.
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The big stumbling block with acquisition is the "reasonable price " parameter, David. In Indonesia, decent old ones cost an arm and a couple of legs, and they are invariably very, very heavy, which makes the transport of them a considerable cost.

I reckon "buy local" is the only way to go with these things.
Yes, prices on the true antiques can be quite high and if it is being shipped overseas the extra costs can be very high. Personally i am not so concerned about age of the holder as much as artistic expession. The oldest one i own might be from the 1970s. All were bought from sellers in the States though.
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Old 2nd October 2015, 03:27 AM   #5
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Yes, I understand what you're saying, and my attitude is pretty similar. In fact, I buy any decent one I see, provided I can afford it. I've only got two old ones though, they're probably early 20th century, maybe late 19th century, they both weigh a ton, they cost me small fortune to buy, and another to get home to Australia, but they are the only truly old, good ones I've ever seen for sale.
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Old 2nd October 2015, 06:20 AM   #6
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So i guess i'm a little slow even though i posted the link.
I just have to say that considering Cynthia's mining of this forum for information as well as the visual contribution made by various EAAF members, she really dissed us not making any mention of the forum in her opening acknowledgment.
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