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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2022, 10:55 PM
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Views: 9,793
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Marco, I've been thinking about this idea you...

Marco, I've been thinking about this idea you have floated since you put it up.

I'm still thinking.

I can only recall one person whom I have known well, during my lifetime, who was blind. She...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st December 2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yep, pretty much so Jaga, but if we asked...

Yep, pretty much so Jaga, but if we asked somebody who was keris literate in Bali, I reckon we would get either "seranta/serantai' or "uler lulut".
Forum: Swap Forum 29th November 2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All items listed in this catalogue have now been...

All items listed in this catalogue have now been sold and the catalogue has been removed from the web.

Thank you for your interest.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 29th November 2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By A. G. Maisey
All items listed in this catalogue have now been...

All items listed in this catalogue have now been sold and the catalogue has been removed from the web.

Thank you for your interest.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd November 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,793
Posted By A. G. Maisey
David, broadly, I do agree with that which you...

David, broadly, I do agree with that which you have placed before us, however, I will put this to you:-

by heritage, you are Javanese, but by location you are European

ergo, to function within...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st November 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Back in about 1980 I was in a warung in Pasar...

Back in about 1980 I was in a warung in Pasar Triwindu in Solo, I was looking for stuff to buy, keris, or anything else of interest. They had a basket of junk, stuff that was going to be dumped...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th November 2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'm with everybody else.

I'm with everybody else.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th November 2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,308
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It might well be Ariel, but as with many things...

It might well be Ariel, but as with many things associated with art/craft work in Jawa/Bali, we don't really know unless we are there watching while the thing is produced. Often we just guess.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List #83

On Monday 14th. November 2022, after 6am Sydney, Australia time, Keris List #83 from Tosanaji should be available for viewing on the Tosanaji website:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/

On the...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 8th November 2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Tosanaji Keris List #83

On Monday 14th. November 2022, after 6am Sydney, Australia time, Keris List #83 from Tosanaji should be available for viewing on the Tosanaji website:-

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/

On the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th November 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yeah Sid, if correct process is used in staining...

Yeah Sid, if correct process is used in staining a blade, and the blade does not stain, then the realgar is no good.

However, in your case this test has not yet been applied.

You wrote:-
...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th November 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sid, if you are doing exactly what is in my...

Sid, if you are doing exactly what is in my instructions, and you're not getting a stain, it might be because:-

1) you are not repeating the process enough times --- often staining is not a quick...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks for that Kai. I did a quick search...

Thanks for that Kai.

I did a quick search but I could not find where I'd posted it.

As I wrote in my previous post I did not really make a connection when I saw the statue, I was too busy...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By A. G. Maisey
If the gonjo of any keris were to be made with...

If the gonjo of any keris were to be made with pamor ron duru, or with any other pamor miring for that matter, it would need to be made as a separate forging, and this is not usually the way a gonjo...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your comments Bob. Gustav cut...

Thank you for your comments Bob.

Gustav cut through what I had hoped was going to be a few pages of group investigation, keeping interested parties busy thinking through propositions and coming to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Gustav, precisely so. This statue is...

Yes Gustav, precisely so.

This statue is located in the museum at Trowulan, the site of the capital of Majapahit. I visited this museum and took a number of photographs of this statue on 3rd....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your comments JYS. In fact,...

Thank you for your comments JYS.

In fact, I've been looking at pictures of that Knaud for years, I mean literally years. I've probably looked at The Knaud pictures more than I've looked at any...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Perhaps we might consider the dimensions &...

Perhaps we might consider the dimensions & proportions?

Does this keris have a separate gonjo or is gonjo iras?

Have we looked closely at the pesi?

Have we considered the actual blade...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Those comments of yours are very pertinent JG....

Those comments of yours are very pertinent JG. Your own socio-cultural background has permitted you to immediately see one of the major fault-lines in the Knaud argument.

In fact, David Van Duuren...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There is a number impressed or engraved on the...

There is a number impressed or engraved on the keris blade that has been written in one of the ways that dates were written during the Majapahit era.

Most people assume that this date was placed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thank you for your comment Lief. I'm hoping...

Thank you for your comment Lief.

I'm hoping that some people with knowledge of early keris, and marketing practice in Jawa, and indeed, marketing practice to collectors in the rest of the world,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2022, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,308
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Jaga. My idea of work when it comes to...

No Jaga.

My idea of work when it comes to these sort of things is to have something in the back of my mind and when opportunities arise in the field --- in this case, in Bali --- ask questions or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Rick. I considered putting up...

Thanks Rick.

I considered putting up something like this, but I figured that somebody would need to already know what The Knaud is before they can answer.

But that little introduction itself is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The Knaud

Earlier this year David Van Duuren's new book on the Knaud Keris was published.

It is a book that has been written using the notes and research that Mr. Van Duuren prepared & carried out twenty...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st November 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sid, it is a bit difficult to say what is...

Sid, it is a bit difficult to say what is "normal" & what is not, there are far too many variables, in my experience arsenic is necessary to make the ferric material turn black and leave the nickel...
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