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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd September 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,036
Posted By Paul Duffy
Smile trisula

My thanks to all for a fascinating story
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,913
Posted By Paul Duffy
Smile BOROBUDOR

I agree, very interesting photos
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Paul Duffy
Alan, many thanks for the review. Jean I'll send...

Alan, many thanks for the review.

Jean I'll send a request.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th August 2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,814
Posted By Paul Duffy
Gentlemen, this is a fascinating discussion. I'll...

Gentlemen, this is a fascinating discussion. I'll have to go somewhere quiet while I contemplate the issues raised.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,783
Posted By Paul Duffy
May I add my thanks also for sharing this...

May I add my thanks also for sharing this interesting 17th century piece.

I recently saw some keris in Paris at the La Musee de L'Armee, which are also described as 17th century pieces. I'll try to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paul Duffy
Gents, many thanks for all your comments. I will...

Gents, many thanks for all your comments. I will do some more research on Persian pistols.
And I wouldn't have perserved with unscrewing the Hammer & mortise without your thoughts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paul Duffy
As promised I have attached more photos of the...

As promised I have attached more photos of the pistol, the inside of the lock, the hammer & mortise area, & the trigger guard.
I should have mentioned that there are no proof or view marks on or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,800
Posted By Paul Duffy
Seerp, I add my congratulations & thanks for...

Seerp, I add my congratulations & thanks for rediscovering these pieces.
Regards,Paul
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paul Duffy
Indian Pistols

Rajesh, thanks, I'll posy a photo showing th ewhole pistol.
Fernando, I'll also post some photos showing the lock area.
Oliver, many thanks for your comments.
Regards,Paul
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paul Duffy
Indian Pistols

I have the pair of percussion pistols illustrated..They are 37cm overall,barrells 24cm, the lock is silver & engraved.The pistols are half stocked, no but cap,& a rib under the barrell also holds a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th June 2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,329
Posted By Paul Duffy
I am very grateful for the photos posted by all...

I am very grateful for the photos posted by all of you.A marvelous collection
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 35,624
Posted By Paul Duffy
May I also offer my thanks to all who have posted...

May I also offer my thanks to all who have posted photos on this thread.The workmanship is usually of very high quality, and the hilts themselves are well worth seeing.
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,820
Posted By Paul Duffy
Adrian, that's wonderful.I'll follow up and let...

Adrian, that's wonderful.I'll follow up and let you know.I have been looking for flask catalogues for years.And no kangaroos or lyrebirds.
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,820
Posted By Paul Duffy
Many thanks, and yes I understand what you say...

Many thanks, and yes I understand what you say about "exact matches".
I'm puzzled that there doesn't seem to be any info around.I have searched the records of the State Library in Sydney for drawings...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,820
Posted By Paul Duffy
Hi Adrian, Thanks for the info, any news is...

Hi Adrian,
Thanks for the info, any news is worthwhile.I know they were sold by Christies in Sydney in 2001, and there was an article in Arms Cavalcade about 6 years ago.But still no...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,820
Posted By Paul Duffy
Powder Flasks

I am trying to find out more about where these powder flasks were made.They are decorated with Australian fauna, being a kangaroo,and a lyrebird.And Australian flora, waratah flowers.
The flasks are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 24,592
Posted By Paul Duffy
Alan, Ariel, I also thank both of you for an...

Alan, Ariel,
I also thank both of you for an interesting discussion.I came to collecting keris as a collector of weapons.My interest was in the skill of working with metals to produce a piece that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th July 2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,810
Posted By Paul Duffy
Appreciation

Alan,
What a wonderful fire-ball to throw into the Keris-Warung- Kopi hearth,the puzzlying nature of human pleasure.I've not read the book,but in a review I see that the author argues that pleasure...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,429
Posted By Paul Duffy
Jean, This seems to be a very interesting...

Jean,
This seems to be a very interesting exhibition in Jakarta.I probably won't be able to get to it,but do you know if the book you mentioned,"Keris untuk Dunia' is available on the internet?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 35,552
Posted By Paul Duffy
Wallace Collection

A wonderful collection,and thank you for sharing the photos.I was able to visit London several years ago,and enjoyed the Oriental room.
I was surprised to see a keris too.
Has the back armoury...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,441
Posted By Paul Duffy
preserving wooden keris hilts

Alan,thank and yes I'll continue with the oil & sleeve system for blades.
I will also try to find some Antiquax.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,441
Posted By Paul Duffy
preserving wood

As I mentioned the British Museum scientist found that commercial waxes based on the usual natural waxes contained acids which,in time could spoil original finishes on collections of furniture.
When...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd June 2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,441
Posted By Paul Duffy
preserving wood

I've followed the comments on repair and conservation with great interest.For wood,and sometimes metal[eg old arms & armour],I use Renaissance Wax Polish.This was originally formulated in the British...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 77,643
Posted By Paul Duffy
Ethics

I've been reading this thread with great interest.I am a keris collector,not a dealer although I am mindful of values and asking prices.
I agree with the words in #5,"do not engage in commercially...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,310
Posted By Paul Duffy
I am disappointed to spend time reading about an...

I am disappointed to spend time reading about an attempt to gather interest in a piece that is at best "poorly made",and which is attempting to exploit the Forum.
Wasn't this issue discussed recently.
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