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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th May 2022, 03:43 AM
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Posted By David
For me moose antler has a rather particular look....

For me moose antler has a rather particular look. I don't think this is moose.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,267
Posted By David
I have no doubt this is an effective way to clean...

I have no doubt this is an effective way to clean rust Ariel. However, this current discussion is regarding the STAINING process for keris, either with warangan or some other process that will darken...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,267
Posted By David
Yeah, i noted Bob's question at the time, but...

Yeah, i noted Bob's question at the time, but don't really know anything about antimony trioxide. Apparently no one else does either as no one responded to his query.
As far as i can tell it has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,316
Posted By David
I understand this, also 110% and feel very much...

I understand this, also 110% and feel very much the same way, though i am not against hedging my bets with Siwa where possible. ;)
Of course i am sure you agree that the problem with videos like...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2022, 02:58 PM
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Views: 21,267
Posted By David
As stated by Alan above, not all realgar is...

As stated by Alan above, not all realgar is equal. So if you guy uses realgar as his source for arsenic it is quite possible he just obtained an ineffective batch. In it's naturally sourced form...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By David
As someone whose collecting knowledge comes from...

As someone whose collecting knowledge comes from the wild and wacky world of keris i must say that i have encountered many blades that would not be very good functional weapons that are in no way,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,316
Posted By David
Well, we all have done unsafe things and survived...

Well, we all have done unsafe things and survived Marco. I know have. LOL!
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and arsenic can indeed be absorbed through the skin. My recommendationis don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,576
Posted By David
Yes, seems to be the case with ALL things...

Yes, seems to be the case with ALL things Javanese. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By David
Hard to say for sure, but if you zoom in on the...

Hard to say for sure, but if you zoom in on the blade it certainly appears to be laminated.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,316
Posted By David
No, it is not the only source of warangan...

No, it is not the only source of warangan information. Information was just provided right here to a different method of applying warangan by Alan. It may be the only source produced in a video that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd May 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,316
Posted By David
Having a video that is in English and clearly...

Having a video that is in English and clearly lays out steps for this process is great i suppose...if indeed it is showing us a good method that will yield the best results. I must agree with Alan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,576
Posted By David
Thanks Alan. As can sometimes be the case,...

Thanks Alan. As can sometimes be the case, knowing the name of something can sometimes help us understand the thing itself. Up until now no one seemed to know this name in this group (or anything...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By David
Here are a couple of bows from the same area that...

Here are a couple of bows from the same area that seem to use arrows. Very similar to the original one shown in this thread. I'm not sure if they are wall hangers or not, but i suspect they may well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By David
I don't think this is a pellet bow as the string...

I don't think this is a pellet bow as the string is not correct. Here are a couple of pellet bows and they use a double string.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,576
Posted By David
This symbol on this particular wedhung sheath is...

This symbol on this particular wedhung sheath is not a one-off. It can be found again and again on numerous different examples of court wedhung. So this is certainly not the case of a single...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th May 2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By David
You may be right about some of these, but if you...

You may be right about some of these, but if you look closely at the photo there is at least on actual glass bead (with a hole through it) that has been placed in one of the settings, i assume to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By David
It is obviously quite a bit shorter than the...

It is obviously quite a bit shorter than the sheath. Are you suspecting this could be a Javanese blade Alan?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By David
Well, it is indeed a nice example of the classic...

Well, it is indeed a nice example of the classic late 19th century Bali keris form.
I can only assume you are kidding about the "amazing handle and sheath" part.
If this were mine i believe the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
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: 23
Views: 961
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
Replies: 27
Views: 6,576
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: 23
Views: 961
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: 64
Views: 4,824
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: 64
Views: 4,824
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: 64
Views: 4,824
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.
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