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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:43 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Perhaps my problem with this term "gobang...

Perhaps my problem with this term "gobang bandung" was that the word "bandung" actually means "two things together" & also "a pair", & apparently can be understood as "a friend" or "a brother". In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:33 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know what a "gobang Bandung is". I...

I do not know what a "gobang Bandung is".

I know what a gobang is, its a Javanese general purpose knife with big blade.

Interestingly, in Bahasa Indonesia a "gobang" is a coin with a hole in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2022, 09:06 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
The keris itself looks to be old, but in the...

The keris itself looks to be old, but in the absence of full length photos and perhaps some close ups, that's all I can say.

The five point star symbol is common in Islam, it is often at the top...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2022, 08:04 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
A keris of this type can be quite difficult to...

A keris of this type can be quite difficult to maintain.

The number one, essential to observe is that it should not be kept in an unprotected situation.

It must be protected as much as possible...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2022, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Jaga, ganggeng is different, if we see a good...

No Jaga, ganggeng is different, if we see a good example of ganggeng, it looks pretty much like its name:- 'trailing water weeds', ie, water weeds that have been washed away and are trailing through...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2022, 11:18 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I'd give it as "Lar Gangsir" = "Cricket Wing",...

I'd give it as "Lar Gangsir" = "Cricket Wing", that's Javanese, I do not know the Madura name, I do not understand Basa Madura.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2022, 09:55 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot see a Kul Buntet David, I can see what I...

I cannot see a Kul Buntet David, I can see what I think are probably artefacts from the creation of the twist pamor.

Charles, this is a reasonably common pamor in Madura blades, both older ones...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not consider my dating to be accurate David,...

I do not consider my dating to be accurate David, it is dating that sets the beginning of modern keris production in the Sumenep area. The first modern work I saw from this area was pretty rough,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2022, 09:00 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Paul, it would be very unusual for a Tuban blade...

Paul, it would be very unusual for a Tuban blade to have this pamor.

Tuban was not known for producing manipulated pamors of any kind.

A full length photo + a photo of the top of the gonjo...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2022, 12:02 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
The blade is post 1982, product of Aeng...

The blade is post 1982, product of Aeng Tong-tong, Sumenep, Madura.

The hilt is much older, probably second half, 19th century.

The mendak is probably Central Jawa, pre-WWII.

The pamor I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Bekeljati was also known as Mpu Modin. His...

Bekeljati was also known as Mpu Modin.

His father was Mpu Kuwung, his grandfather Mpu Manca, his great grandfather Mpu Marcukunda.

His descendants were (Mpu) Wangsa, Wanagati, Surowongso, Joko...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, working from the notes you have presented,...

Jean, working from the notes you have presented, I can understand your frustrations.

The original notes would have been handwritten in Honocoroko, Jawi, from that they would have been transcribed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I wonder if the decorative motif on the metuk...

I wonder if the decorative motif on the metuk might give us a clue to place of origin?

I saw exactly this motif on the barge board of a house yesterday. I was just driving by and noticed it, even...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By A. G. Maisey
35 years takes us back to 1985, I'd guess that...

35 years takes us back to 1985, I'd guess that dating is possible.

The Boys from Madura didn't really get up & running until about the mid 1980's, and my recollection tells me that this sort of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
GIO, I agree that the hilt is recent, but it is...

GIO, I agree that the hilt is recent, but it is most definitely not mass-produced.

Mass-production is a factory based process where a product is standardised and produced as many objects exactly...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
You reckon its a pendok David? Could be I...

You reckon its a pendok David?

Could be I suppose.

I thought it was the wood carved to imitate a pendok.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I cannot see anything in this tombak that I can...

I cannot see anything in this tombak that I can recognise.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Milandro, the element that you have commented on...

Milandro, the element that you have commented on is a natural product of this type of work in this type of keris, it is pretty much what we expect to see.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Milandro, the "meaning" of the ornamentation, I...

Milandro, the "meaning" of the ornamentation, I would take to be purely for the sake of ornamentation.

This is a reasonably modern scabbard & hilt, it is fairly pedestrian work, and from the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, I feel that it is rather that man loves...

Anthony, I feel that it is rather that man loves power, certainly the gaining and retention of that power will create complication.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The thing that gets me about the all faiths of...

The thing that gets me about the all faiths of The Book is that at their core they are are all the same, all worship the same One God, and at their absolute root all come from the same source, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga, I am not Muslim, you are, and accordingly I...

Jaga, I am not Muslim, you are, and accordingly I bow to your opinions in this matter of bling.

However, my personal experience with friends and acquaintances who are Muslim, some of whom are very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By A. G. Maisey
That is just my terminology Jaga. Others before...

That is just my terminology Jaga. Others before me might have used "kala" to refer to these little carvings, I don't know. I could have copied other usage, or it might just be a convenient word that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I started going onto building jobs with my dad...

I started going onto building jobs with my dad when I was 8 years old, I continued all through my school years, and as much time as I could get off my real job until I was in my mid-twenties. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By A. G. Maisey
So --- a gutting knife? Spanish imported to...

So --- a gutting knife?

Spanish imported to Mexico?

I guess liberating an animal's guts is a sort of pruning --- but not what I meant when I guessed at "pruning".
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