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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2022, 12:16 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Thanks Gustav. I got the "sang" bit right,...

Thanks Gustav. I got the "sang" bit right, anyway.

I have forgotten the 'buntut mimi' name entirely.

Interestingly, the BI word for "bayonet" is "sangkur", and this item under discussion has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Djelenga tells us that in Lombok it is called a...

Djelenga tells us that in Lombok it is called a "tempius".

It has a different name in Central Jawa, something like "sangklon" or "sangklun" or "sangkur". I really forget, it has been at least 20...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th June 2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,794
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Understood, but Sombros do not have this form. ...

Understood, but Sombros do not have this form.

In fact, there is more than a little confusion about Sombros, even in Ensiklopedi the picture is wrong.

They are thin, thin as a piece of paper,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,794
Posted By A. G. Maisey
No Gavin. Here is a link to an old thread:- ...

No Gavin.

Here is a link to an old thread:-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5097&highlight=sombro

Post 28 has some good examples of Sombros.

They are small,light, thin,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd June 2022, 09:01 PM
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Views: 329
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Kupu Tarung

The keris shown in the Tosanaji Keris list was offered for sale at 6am on Monday, 20th June, Sydney time.

Before 6pm on Monday, 20th June, Sydney time, this keris had been sold, as was everything...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th June 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 82 from Tosanaji

Catalogue 82 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-


http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/list-82-index

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 19th June 2022, 09:09 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Catalogue 82 from Tosanaji Keris

Catalogue 82 from Tosanaji is now available for viewing at:-


http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/list-82-index

The link below is to my home page, a button on this page will also take you to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, in mainline Hindu belief the bull is the...

Anthony, in mainline Hindu belief the bull is the vehicle (vahana) of Shiva (Siwa), the name of that bull is Nandi.

The keris itself is symbolic of Siwa, as is the sogokan of the keris, which is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By A. G. Maisey
There definitely are valid finds of all sorts of...

There definitely are valid finds of all sorts of things in Jawa, and to a lesser degree in Bali.

In Central Jawa finds have been frequent and ongoing for at least the last 50 years, that is from...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jaga asked a couple of questions that in the...

Jaga asked a couple of questions that in the asking might seem to be reasonably straight forward, but in the answering become impossible.

Not all keris are equal.

The belief systems, in which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By A. G. Maisey
It is a straight bladed stabbing sword. ...

It is a straight bladed stabbing sword.

Lurus = straight (Javanese, Bahasa Indonesia)

Suduk = stab (Jav.)

Tusuk = skewer (BI)

the pamor is Wos Wutah (Beras Wutah), this is a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,449
Posted By A. G. Maisey
IP:- "Today's question for me before I read this...

IP:- "Today's question for me before I read this thread was the difference in iconography and meaning between a kala mask and a kirtmuktha. Both ideas reinforcing the value of the moments given us...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, we are dealing with Rare Angon here,...

Anthony, we are dealing with Rare Angon here, Rare Kumara does not have fangs, when we see the 'rare' form & we add fangs we have Rare Angon.

Rare Angon has other names, and first amongst those...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I wrote something about these child totogans some...

I wrote something about these child totogans some time back for a friend, I'm sure he will not object to me sharing it.

In fact, once the fangs come into the picture, it is not Rare Kumara, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By A. G. Maisey
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=823...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8230&highlight=rare+kumara
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,449
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Anthony, I think Rick & David would like to put...

Anthony, I think Rick & David would like to put this discussion to sleep, and bearing in mind the history of dispute that keris discussion has generated in the past, I think I can understand their...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,449
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I feel, that to a degree you are correct...

I feel, that to a degree you are correct Milandro, I have noted that long before the presence of covid there was a tendency for people to jump in, ask a few questions, pass a comment or two, and then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
The "second mortgage" was associated with a...

The "second mortgage" was associated with a collection, it included several keris, one with a value of $US30k, one with a value of $US20k, and 16 other keris with values between +/-US500 & +/-US5k.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel, I am & I was not in the slightest degree...

Ariel, I am & I was not in the slightest degree irritated, I was only trying to repay compliment with compliment.

Until we get involved in the upper levels of any market, it can be difficult to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I thank you for your kind remarks Ariel, no...

I thank you for your kind remarks Ariel, no matter how misdirected they might be.

My knowledge is quite concentrated, narrow, of the nature of knowing "more & more about less & less".

I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Ariel, I have never heard of buying a keris for...

Ariel, I have never heard of buying a keris for $10 & then selling it for $1000.

But I have heard of & been involved with trade in keris that do sell for 5 & 6 figure US dollars.

US swords I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Maybe not quite so Ariel. It is possible to...

Maybe not quite so Ariel.

It is possible to buy a keris for $10 or so, but at the other end of the scale we are definitely into 6 figures in $US.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd June 2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do not know of the word "srigala" in Basa Bali,...

I do not know of the word "srigala" in Basa Bali, however, it can be a contraction of the word "serigala", which is a Malay word and that Malay word has come into Bahasa Indonesia.

In both BI and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st June 2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Depends on perspective Sid. The gentleman I...

Depends on perspective Sid.

The gentleman I mentioned had no children, I often felt that his collection was a substitute for children.

On the other hand I do have children, thus I have...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st June 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sid, I will not say that you are incorrect, nor...

Sid, I will not say that you are incorrect, nor that your intentions might not come to pass, but I will pass on a little bit of personal history.

My interest in keris began at a very young age, I...
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