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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 10:11 AM
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The hilt is in tumenggunan (regent) style from...

The hilt is in tumenggunan (regent) style from Madura and a bit roughly carved, see 2 other specimens.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Jean
My impression is "tangguh" kamardikan (after...

My impression is "tangguh" kamardikan (after 1970) from Madura. Notice the pitting of the iron and steel on the sorsoran.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 22nd January 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Jean
Thank you David. I have now purchased the book...

Thank you David. I have now purchased the book and commented on it in the Keris Warung Kopi forum. Those of you interested to buy it can order it from Michael Wahle in Bali (info@bali-artshop.com) at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, you are correct that these notes...

Thank you Alan, you are correct that these notes were transcribed from Honocoroko Jawi to Romanized Jawi and then translated into BI, which has multiplied the opportunities of mistakes, it is very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jean
For those of you interested by the Sundanese...

For those of you interested by the Sundanese krisses and who can fully understand Bahasa Indonesia, I attach the records of the late Chief Empu Wirasoekadga from Surakarta PB X period and related to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jean
I hope that our respected Sundanese member Amuk...

I hope that our respected Sundanese member Amuk has read the book and will provide his authorized and honest comments.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jean
More detailed comments about the keris...

More detailed comments about the keris classification and specimens shown in the book:
. The classification includes the krisses from the old kingdoms of Galuh/ Segaluh & Sunda (8th-13th century),...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jean
New kris book: "Keris Pasundan - Malacak jejak"

As advised in the Keris Swap Forum a few weeks ago, I purchased and read this new book and give my general comments hereafter:
. The book is written in Bahasa Indonesia and a partial translation...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Jean
From the pics I would rather identify the pamor...

From the pics I would rather identify the pamor pattern as Wengkon Isen (frame with contents), and agree with the proposed Lombok origin rather than Bali.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, I agree that the pics are small...

Thank you Alan, I agree that the pics are small and about what you say about the hilts ID; the book from Neka caused me a lot of confusion while writing my hilt book.....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jean
I agree about the uncertainty and confusion of...

I agree about the uncertainty and confusion of the hilt attribution to a specific figure but it does not detract from their artistic value.
To further add to it, I attach the pics of a well-known...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jean
I attach the pics of 4 hilts in similar style...

I attach the pics of 4 hilts in similar style (bearded priest or sage). The attribution to Guru Agastya was taken from Martin Kerner. The third specimen is supposed to depict "Empu Barada" according...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jean
A very fine & detailed modern carving (a bit...

A very fine & detailed modern carving (a bit overdone) with a very expressive face and plenty of Hindu symbols (Bhoma, naga, etc).
It may depict Guru Agastya, a Hindu ascet, or simply a balinese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Jean
There are several specimens of Bugis kris blades...

There are several specimens of Bugis kris blades with ganja iras shown in the reference book "Senjata pusaka Bugis" so it seems to be quite commonly used in Sulawesi.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Jean
Less $$$$$ I think (simpler to make)? :)

Less $$$$$ I think (simpler to make)? :)
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 29th December 2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Jean
New keris book

There is a new keris book " Keris Pasundan" related to the krisses from Sunda (West Java) and co-authored by our esteemed member Jimmy Harianto (alias Ganjawulung).
I don't know the publisher, I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Jean
Agreed David but from my experience the results...

Agreed David but from my experience the results could be nicely surprising. From the pic I would have assessed the hilt materials as kayu areng/ hitam (local ebony).
I take this opportunity to wish...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,792
Posted By Jean
The blade in its original condition.

The blade in its original condition.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st December 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,792
Posted By Jean
And this is my own kris, the antique blade was...

And this is my own kris, the antique blade was unfortunately broken and shortened while piercing the body of an enemy :D
It was repaired & treated in Solo, and the scabbard was recently made by...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,792
Posted By Jean
Copy of the page in question in the Krisdisk

Copy of the page in question in the Krisdisk
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Jean
The hilt looks dull for buffalo horn, you should...

The hilt looks dull for buffalo horn, you should oil it, see 2 old hilts made from black horn and with a typical patina.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,792
Posted By Jean
Haha, this kris is described in detail in the...

Haha, this kris is described in detail in the Krisdisk from Jensen (a precious picture reference for antique krisses) but subject to copyright.... You may see it upon your next trip to Vienna ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jean
It looks much nicer than on the original pic...

It looks much nicer than on the original pic indeed. :)
The head is oversized (almost as wide as the body) and the poor guy is obese as on many modern carvings....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th December 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Jean
The naga coiled around the neck of the demon is...

The naga coiled around the neck of the demon is poorly depicted indeed, the head seems detached from the body.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Jean
Silver hilt on resin.

Silver hilt on resin.
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