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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th January 2022, 10:15 PM
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Posted By David
Thanks Alan. I did indeed take note of that while...

Thanks Alan. I did indeed take note of that while watching ng, but thanks for pointing it out. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By David
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th January 2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By David
Thanks Alan, i'll check that out. :)

Thanks Alan, i'll check that out. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By David
I believe this auction was won by a member here....

I believe this auction was won by a member here. I will see if I can get them to join the discussion.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd January 2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By David
I have to agree that this hilt is not ivory. I...

I have to agree that this hilt is not ivory. I think I might go with bone rather than antler due to the black spotting.
I also think, from what I can see on my phone, that this hilt form might...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By David
Godfried, does this knife seem to have been made...

Godfried, does this knife seem to have been made in concert with the Mandau it accompanies? Is this red material used anywhere on the Mandau? Can we see the Mandau and sheath as well?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By David
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing you all a happy, health and productive 2022!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By David
Your answer does seem to imply that there was...

Your answer does seem to imply that there was indeed a time, place and situation where the gonjo did serve a “practical mechanical function”. Let’s start there. What would that have been?
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 31st December 2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By David
Just to be clear Jean, there is no reason to...

Just to be clear Jean, there is no reason to place a discussion about a new book in the Swap section unless you are posting prices and where to buy it. In fact, if you wish to review the book and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th December 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By David
Perhaps it is $$$$$. But i am not completely...

Perhaps it is $$$$$. But i am not completely convinced by the argument so i am not sure it is always the case. Certainly enough spiritual symbolism has been applied to the concept of the separate...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By David
Yes, i forgot to mention that the mendak has been...

Yes, i forgot to mention that the mendak has been flattened. I believe Alan's idea might be best in spite of his identifying this blade as probably as East Jawa/Madura. A planar hilt will give the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd December 2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By David
Welcome to the forum Catmeowin. Yes, you do...

Welcome to the forum Catmeowin.
Yes, you do seem to have basically a Javanese keris, but the hilt that is on it is a Madurese style. You can see the influences of Colonial Dutch with features such...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd December 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By David
I agree that oiling and hand rubbing will no...

I agree that oiling and hand rubbing will no doubt help eventually to bring a nice patina to Anthony's hilt. But keep in mind that this is a brand new creation. It is not going to display the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th December 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,305
Posted By David
Thanks Jean. In order to take my "next" trip...

Thanks Jean.
In order to take my "next" trip to Vienna i would have to have already taken my FIRST trip to Vienna. LOL! :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th December 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,305
Posted By David
Beautiful! No better or more detailed pictures...

Beautiful!
No better or more detailed pictures in my part of the room i'm afraid. If you or some else has larger files i believe posting them would be appreciated. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By David
I could be wrong, but i believe that mendak is an...

I could be wrong, but i believe that mendak is an old East Jawa/Madura one. Could be a clue to the blade origin given the deep inward slant of the gandik. But again, others will probably have a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By David
Another interesting blade with some age. Though...

Another interesting blade with some age. Though the greneng seem Balinese the other ricikan seem unusual to me, so perhaps this blade, like your other Bali dressed blade, has a different origin. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By David
Well, i'm going to have to correct myself, as it...

Well, i'm going to have to correct myself, as it does seem that breech loading cannons like this were indeed used during the Mojopahit period. Apparently these are known as "cetbang".
"Majapahit...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By David
ummm...i don't think your new girlfriend is a...

ummm...i don't think your new girlfriend is a girl. LOL! ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th December 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By David
I agree Alan. This is why i mentioned to Anthony...

I agree Alan. This is why i mentioned to Anthony in postings elsewhere that i am not particularly a fan of moose as a carving material for these togogan hilts. I do understand and appreciate that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th December 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By David
This would probably have a better, less plasticy...

This would probably have a better, less plasticy look if you wiped off the oil and used natural light instead of flash. ;)
Honestly Wayne, i would venture that this is only just passible carving...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th December 2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By David
Very nice! :)

Very nice! :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By David
Hi Conduit. In my opinion this is another nice...

Hi Conduit. In my opinion this is another nice old well formed keris blade, albeit with some significant material lose over the years. But it still seems rather solid and stable.
Some might call...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th December 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By David
Well, as i understand it, these are all...

Well, as i understand it, these are all Austronesian peoples, but the Bugis ancestors were already in Sulawesi long before Malays migrated from Malacca.

"The Austronesian ancestors of the Bugis...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By David
I wouldn't think so Vantique. Firstly it doesn't...

I wouldn't think so Vantique. Firstly it doesn't really look like any of the known examples of Surya Majapahit, where the sun symbol has pointy rays and there is lots of detail within. Secondly,...
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