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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Rick
It certainly looks like a kirach. The example I...

It certainly looks like a kirach.
The example I own is a very good thrusting weapon.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Rick
These are quite interesting pieces. Someone must...

These are quite interesting pieces. Someone must be very dedicated to this idea as iirc the cost of producing dies for such an item would be quite expensive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rick
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By Rick
Married?

Why has no one considered the idea that this blade may be of Indian origin?
There are very similar marks and fullering on an Indian straight tulwar in my collection. Granted they're a bit different...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up You're very welcome Alex. :)

You're very welcome Alex. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Rick
Possibly it is a rendering of the 'Barong and...

Possibly it is a rendering of the 'Barong and Keris' dance as performed by Balinese dancers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 924
Posted By Rick
The handle looks like it's wrapped with the kind...

The handle looks like it's wrapped with the kind of wire one uses to hang pictures; or is it just a wire loop around the pommel?

Is there a ferrule or is it just (wire?) wrapping?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th October 2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Rick
Smile Thank you for taking the time to do this mate. :)

Thank you for taking the time to do this mate. :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Rick
Question What kind of problems did Customs have with this...

What kind of problems did Customs have with this dagger?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,574
Posted By Rick
Red face Not to barge in here, but while we're discussing...

Not to barge in here, but while we're discussing sabres of this ilk, can any of you give me a hint as to the origin of these two?

I have only seen 3 of these in my years of collecting edgy stuff and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Rick
Smile I guess I don't get out much, Glen; I was unaware...

I guess I don't get out much, Glen; I was unaware it had been mined for so long. :o...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Shotgun Laws

Is it ironic that even Mammoth ivory falls under this proscription?
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Shotgun Laws

Is it ironic that even Mammoth ivory falls under this proscription?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Shotgun Laws

Is it ironic that even Mammoth ivory falls under this proscription?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rick
Unhappy One more...

One more thing:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-joseph/gods-ivory-the-role-of-re_b_5745994.html
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Rick
Unhappy One more...

One more thing:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-joseph/gods-ivory-the-role-of-re_b_5745994.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Rick
Unhappy One more...

One more thing:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-joseph/gods-ivory-the-role-of-re_b_5745994.html
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th October 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rick
Unhappy To...

To wit:
https://committeeforculturalpolicy.org/british-antique-dealers-made-to-crush-ivory-antiques-usfws-opens-ivory-repository/
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Rick
Unhappy To...

To wit:
https://committeeforculturalpolicy.org/british-antique-dealers-made-to-crush-ivory-antiques-usfws-opens-ivory-repository/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Rick
Unhappy To...

To wit:
https://committeeforculturalpolicy.org/british-antique-dealers-made-to-crush-ivory-antiques-usfws-opens-ivory-repository/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Rick
The scales don't look like ivory. The activity...

The scales don't look like ivory.

The activity in the blade looks like acid etching to simulate a pattern welded core.

Maybe I'm wrong...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By Rick
Cool Interesting about the differing ages of the blade...

Interesting about the differing ages of the blade and the cross guard.
I wonder if it might have been an heirloom incorporated with the newer blade for talismanic purposes.

This guy says it's real.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rick
The form of this dagger is fraught with symbolism.

The form of this dagger is fraught with symbolism.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By Rick
Wise Words

Here's an echo.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4174&highlight=buy+the+keris+not+the+story
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By Rick
But what if it had been in a glacial mass and had...

But what if it had been in a glacial mass and had just melted out 100 years ago.
They're finding bodies in the Alps from 50 years ago or older these days; Iceman...
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