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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Ability to learn new things so quickly is a...

Ability to learn new things so quickly is a fantastic gift.

This isn't meant ironically.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Alan, no, that was Jean's opinion.

Alan, no, that was Jean's opinion.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Gustav
A depiction of turtle as a base of another figure...

A depiction of turtle as a base of another figure is not uncommon at all on Gandhik of Balinese Keris, but I have yet to see an authentic Garuda depiction on an old Balinese Keris.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Just to illustrate how big the distance is of...

Just to illustrate how big the distance is of this figure from classical Balinese Singo.

Now I remember where I did see such big and erect ears on Balinese carvings - on monkey masks.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Gustav
Alan, that's absolutely true. My experience is...

Alan, that's absolutely true. My experience is limited to museum collections and old blades.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2023, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Gustav
I understand that this is a tricky one. Thank...

I understand that this is a tricky one. Thank you, Alan, for your comment!

Regarding execution of the figure, with my limited experience I can say, that old examples I have seen mostly have been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2023, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Gustav
What is left of Greneng? What is left of RonDha...

What is left of Greneng?
What is left of RonDha Nunut?
How is the condition of Singo compared to Greneng elements?
What do the results of this comparison tell us?
Is Singo adequately carved?
How...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2023, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Gustav
Alan, a bit less worn in this case is an...

Alan, a bit less worn in this case is an euphemism.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2023, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Gentlemen, please compare the crispness of...

Gentlemen,

please compare the crispness of the details of figure and the state of remnants of Greneng.
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