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Old 19th June 2021, 02:45 PM   #31
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Old 19th June 2021, 07:19 PM   #32
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Old 19th June 2021, 07:30 PM   #33
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That is indeed a beaut Rick. And extraordinary pamor pattern paired with an unusual patterned pendok. Love it!
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Old 19th June 2021, 07:36 PM   #34
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Here is another from the keris world, this one from Sumatra.
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Old 20th June 2021, 12:58 AM   #35
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Exceptional indeed Rick, and David, your example is about as good as it gets within its type also.
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Old 20th June 2021, 03:12 AM   #36
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Gorgeous Keris Rick, is that Unthuk Banyu pamor?

Also the pendok is amazing.
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Old 20th June 2021, 03:14 AM   #37
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Old 20th June 2021, 06:05 AM   #38
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Gorgeous Keris Rick, is that Unthuk Banyu pamor?

Also the pendok is amazing.
It could be Unthuk Banyu Justy; my Western mind sees it as balls of string, and I have forgotten so much over the years. So many names and classifications for these patterns .
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Old 20th June 2021, 08:20 AM   #39
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This pamor of yours is Lawe Setukel, Rick.

Lawe Setukel means "tangled thread".

This particular form, and there are a number of ways for this pamor to be interpreted, is East Javanese.

It is a very, very select pamor, very few people are able to survive having custody of this pamor, it causes confusion in daily life, forgetfulness, and difficulty in completing tasks that have been planned and should be simple to perform.

There is a tale of an Indonesian Government Minister who was desperate to obtain a particular keris that had this pamor. He eventually did obtain it after great effort, and promptly went insane.

It is generally agreed that the safest course to take if one finds oneself in possession of a keris with Lawe Setukel pamor is to give it to somebody of advanced age, preferably over the age of eighty, for safe keeping.

The reasoning behind this is that these people of advanced age have so little to lose anyway that the evil force contained in Lawe Setukel pamor cannot bring itself to attack them.
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Old 20th June 2021, 11:30 AM   #40
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What about this stuff?

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Old 20th June 2021, 12:58 PM   #41
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This pamor of yours is Lawe Setukel, Rick.

Lawe Setukel means "tangled thread".

This particular form, and there are a number of ways for this pamor to be interpreted, is East Javanese.

It is a very, very select pamor, very few people are able to survive having custody of this pamor, it causes confusion in daily life, forgetfulness, and difficulty in completing tasks that have been planned and should be simple to perform.

There is a tale of an Indonesian Government Minister who was desperate to obtain a particular keris that had this pamor. He eventually did obtain it after great effort, and promptly went insane.

It is generally agreed that the safest course to take if one finds oneself in possession of a keris with Lawe Setukel pamor is to give it to somebody of advanced age, preferably over the age of eighty, for safe keeping.

The reasoning behind this is that these people of advanced age have so little to lose anyway that the evil force contained in Lawe Setukel pamor cannot bring itself to attack them.
Now, he tells me.
The dementia pamor.
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Old 20th June 2021, 01:12 PM   #42
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Better late than never Rick.

I was 80 last February --- always willing to help out an old mate.
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Old 20th June 2021, 08:04 PM   #43
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If things from the Pamor side of the world are fair game now on this thread, he's a few favorites from my collection.

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Old 22nd June 2021, 05:05 AM   #44
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Lee raises a very good point about the usefulness of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) in assessing the elemental composition of blades. While there are some technical issues with detecting certain elements, the technique is non-destructive and well suited to analyzing the surface of weapons. It offers important insight, for example, into the metals used in old blades. Look forward to seeing what the results turn up, Lee.
I assume that I cannot just order an XRF from Amazon. How does one obtain access to such a scientific instrument? Is there a home-built hack for this tech? Could be handy!
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Old 22nd June 2021, 12:59 PM   #45
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I assume that I cannot just order an XRF from Amazon. How does one obtain access to such a scientific instrument? Is there a home-built hack for this tech? Could be handy!
Just google them Dave. They are many companies making these and they are very easy to obtain...if you have a spare $15-20,000 laying around. LOL!
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Dave, there are a number of companies that offer short term rentals of these instruments as they may be used for environmental toxin detection and also for minerals prospecting. Very often junkyards and brokers in precious metals will have units and they may be an economical source for a few scans of a particular object. The hard part, ultimately, may be interpreting the data.
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Old 22nd June 2021, 06:56 PM   #47
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Two of my favorite blades to add to the mix.
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Old 25th June 2021, 01:08 AM   #48
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Rick love that pattern weld!
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Old 25th June 2021, 08:33 PM   #49
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Here is mine
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Old 26th June 2021, 02:18 AM   #50
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I would LOVE a pattern laminated (or wootz) kora!
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Old 8th July 2021, 03:55 AM   #51
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Here's three of mines.

A straight kris

Budiak moro spear

and a Kampilan.

Will post more detailed photos of each blades and spear to gain knowledge from all of you.

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