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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By drdavid
Shape of hilt is very similar to this recently...

Shape of hilt is very similar to this recently posted sewar
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26496
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,992
Posted By drdavid
Gentlemen, you are of course correct, a 1 cm deep...

Gentlemen, you are of course correct, a 1 cm deep laceration can be fatal if it is in the right spot. My comment was, in other words lethal without having to hit one of those key spots. Kino, your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,992
Posted By drdavid
In terms of being an effective weapon I'm afraid...

In terms of being an effective weapon I'm afraid this is probably not long enough. My understanding is that 200 mm (8 inches) was determined, by the British military when developing the Mark 4...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,251
Posted By drdavid
Hi Alan you mention Am I right in thinking you...

Hi Alan
you mention
Am I right in thinking you mean if you flip the blade over the ron dha section should look exactly the same, effectively that would mean that the cuts are exactly level with no...
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,975
Posted By drdavid
The embroidered symbol is the Prince of Wales...

The embroidered symbol is the Prince of Wales feathers, complete with his motto 'Ich Dien', which is a pretty good indication this is English :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,757
Posted By drdavid
Interesting that in the examples shown the...

Interesting that in the examples shown the 'backbone' has an initial concavity to the left in the lower part and concavity to the right in the upper part. In medical terms a 'balanced or compensated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By drdavid
David I am sure we are talking the same expert....

David I am sure we are talking the same expert. Your example is magnificent, I have one that is much plainer
cheers
DrD
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By drdavid
Quoting/paraphrasing information on wedung...

Quoting/paraphrasing information on wedung conveyed to me by a recognised expert in this area, (any error is mine not theirs)

The wedung was not a weapon in the sense of a tool to kill people, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,570
Posted By drdavid
Seems likely this is by Bruno Piglhein Here...

Seems likely this is by Bruno Piglhein Here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Piglhein)
That does not help with the subject matter but looks like he was fond of painting ladies in various stages...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,138
Posted By drdavid
Luk Siji

I think the picture attached shows a 'Luk Siji' (one luk keris), I would be hesitant to call Thomas's piece Luk Siji
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,539
Posted By drdavid
You might also ask who does the keris truly...

You might also ask who does the keris truly belong to ie the giver (wielder/lingam holder) or the receiver (victim/yoni), if it is the giver the beginning (point of first contact) is the gonjo or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,539
Posted By drdavid
Keeping in mind the lingam then the...

Keeping in mind the lingam then the beginning/base should be where the pesi joins the blade. This might not include the gonjo which could be seen as an external addition to the lingam. The pesi...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd July 2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,688
Posted By drdavid
Thank you Alan for a most informative post DrD

Thank you Alan for a most informative post
DrD
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th June 2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By drdavid
Beras wutah for me too DrD

Beras wutah for me too
DrD
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,141
Posted By drdavid
Gorgeous blade and a lovely hilt, but to...

Gorgeous blade and a lovely hilt, but to paraphrase Rick, it is not a match made in heaven.
Drd
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th May 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,381
Posted By drdavid
I can confirm this is indeed a game board, I have...

I can confirm this is indeed a game board, I have one which folds and has game pieces in an incorporated box. Mine came from Nepal, there the game is called Bagha Chal, (Tiger moving). It is said to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th March 2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,839
Posted By drdavid
That is a particularly nice tagine Stu david

That is a particularly nice tagine Stu
david
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd February 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By drdavid
Same author on all of these. Alan, if you want a...

Same author on all of these. Alan, if you want a BI version you might get it by emailing the author who lists contact email
Drd
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,334
Posted By drdavid
I wonder also whether the gonjo is a replacement,...

I wonder also whether the gonjo is a replacement, not that there is anything unusual or wrong about that
drd
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,851
Posted By drdavid
Great example of what is possible, I am sure you...

Great example of what is possible, I am sure you are pleased with the outcome. The kinatah looks better. Can you tell us a little more about the pendok, what animal is depicted, did you chose that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,062
Posted By drdavid
Great work Andreas, that is very cool DrD

Great work Andreas, that is very cool
DrD
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st November 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,918
Posted By drdavid
The gentlemen with the shell chest pieces and...

The gentlemen with the shell chest pieces and the two at the back with the spiky headdress I associate with the ceremonial dance and drum groups that welcome dignitaries to a meeting/dinner etc for...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,918
Posted By drdavid
My vote would be Sri Lanka the chest decorations...

My vote would be Sri Lanka
the chest decorations and much of the headwear is typical for there. More than that I cannot say
cheers
DrDavid
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th November 2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,297
Posted By drdavid
Thanks Detlef and well done Athanase Drd

Thanks Detlef and well done Athanase
Drd
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,297
Posted By drdavid
Hi Alan, is there any chance you have a picture...

Hi Alan, is there any chance you have a picture of a segrek you could show us
cheers
DrD
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