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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 10:04 PM
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Posted By David
It could happen one day. This keris needs a bit...

It could happen one day. This keris needs a bit before it would be ready for court wear anyway. I found it rusting away in a curio shop window with no sheath. So that is more likely a necessity...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By David
I have a similar hilt that shows a Ganesha like...

I have a similar hilt that shows a Ganesha like face with the right hand position of Nawa Sari. While my blade is indeed an older one i suspect the hilt is likely kamardikan, so may be like this one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2022, 06:21 PM
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Posted By David
I am reviving this old thread because i...

I am reviving this old thread because i accidentally stumbled upon some information that i don't believe has been stated here before. The question surrounding the ornamentation on this sheath has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By David
Nothing much to add to what Alan said. I do...

Nothing much to add to what Alan said. I do really like the blade. The hilt is a strange mix for me. Also i can't recall seeing a wrapped gandar like that on Bali keris. If i knew what the wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,509
Posted By David
We all see what we want to see i guess. Frankly i...

We all see what we want to see i guess. Frankly i don't see that much of a match with your naga drawing and to my eyes this pommel clearly looks like a bird.
Also, let's remember this is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,509
Posted By David
I'll throw this link into the mix for you to...

I'll throw this link into the mix for you to ponder. While this theory received some amount of resistance if i recall properly i am somewhat drawn to it, though i cannot say it is at all conclusive....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,509
Posted By David
Certainly not to the extent that your example...

Certainly not to the extent that your example extends, but many hilts have ferrule like metal attachments like a selut as this Sumatran Putri Malu hilt does.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,509
Posted By David
I must admit that i have never heard Jawa Demam...

I must admit that i have never heard Jawa Demam described as a "crouched man carrying a snake". The generally accepted theory is that the name, which basically means "Feverish Javanese" comes from an...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th May 2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By David
I'm with Gustav. I don't think this is a Javanese...

I'm with Gustav. I don't think this is a Javanese blade.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th May 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By David
As Kai has mentioned, the gonjo can experience a...

As Kai has mentioned, the gonjo can experience a bit of wear and many times they simply break after time, especially if the keris has received regular acid treatments.
It should be understood that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th May 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By David
I think that these laws undoubtedly apply to...

I think that these laws undoubtedly apply to keris. The fact that antique keris are still sold and removed from the country is not surprising, but that doesn't mean it is being done legally or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By David
I believe Alan posted links to the actual laws...

I believe Alan posted links to the actual laws that apply to this in post #14.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th May 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By David
I am not sure that i would equate a nation's...

I am not sure that i would equate a nation's attempt to keep its cultural history from being sold out from under them to by banning export of one of their most important cultural artifacts a form of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By David
I think we would need to see better photos that...

I think we would need to see better photos that are closer, sharper and better exposed. Can't read much in those blown out sections of photo. I don't see any obvious Schreger lines so if it is some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By David
It looks 100% Moro to me, not Malay. In fairly...

It looks 100% Moro to me, not Malay. In fairly rough shape, but restorable for someone willing to put a little work i into it. If you were hoping for what is often referred to as a "twisted core" i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By David
It is unusual dress, but it isn't a sewar. ...

It is unusual dress, but it isn't a sewar.
Pedang is a word which literally means "sword" and we can find a fair variance in weapons that are called "pedang". It may have a more specific name, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By David
Sure does look like the same workshop though....

Sure does look like the same workshop though. Though i suspect Artzi may have over estimated its age a bit.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th April 2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By David
Interesting video. Not a great deal of...

Interesting video. Not a great deal of information though and some questionable "facts". For instance, as far ad i know there were quite a lot of keris made in Bali during the Dutch colonial period....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th April 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By David
Yes, sorry, i did mean THIRD from the right. I...

Yes, sorry, i did mean THIRD from the right. I will correct my post. Thanks! :o:)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th April 2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By David
I've never really thought about it before, but i...

I've never really thought about it before, but i do understand your question. It's fairly old ivory, so i suppose it is possible that there was damage and it was "repaired" by removal of the base....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th April 2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By David
Sorry Jean, but as i am sure you know by now, we...

Sorry Jean, but as i am sure you know by now, we do not discuss blades that are not keris on this forum.
I also have to say that while you have strung together what might be an interesting set of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th April 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By David
Ganapati, I cannot image that any of the keris...

Ganapati, I cannot image that any of the keris shown in this video you posted are particularly "famous" or powerful. I found watching it a waste of time.
Hard to say if the image of keris Taming...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By David
Here is another example of a Kojuk Mrenges hilt...

Here is another example of a Kojuk Mrenges hilt in my collection.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By David
I don't want you to think i am blowing off your...

I don't want you to think i am blowing off your question, but rather than spend time pulling quotes from this book i an simply going to strongly suggest that you acquire and read Margaret J. Wiener's...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd April 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By David
While i absolutely understand your interest i am...

While i absolutely understand your interest i am not certain there will be much of real interest turning up in this thread. Assuming that you are interested in more than just well know keris, but...
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