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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Rick
The hilt is made of two pieces, Detlef ?

The hilt is made of two pieces, Detlef ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By Rick
Smile Very interesting angular point to go along with...

Very interesting angular point to go along with the sharp luks, Jose .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Rick
They'll find out something from the serial...

They'll find out something from the serial number; as for the circumstances ?
Things could definitely remain unfound for quite some time in that area with relatively little degradation .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Rick
The pamor pattern looks like a Crocodile's back...

The pamor pattern looks like a Crocodile's back .
New to my limited experience . :shrug:

Do you suppose that what we are seeing here is a repurposed very coarse wood rasp ? :confused:
Nah ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By Rick
Smile Speaking for myself only . I expect that this...

Speaking for myself only .
I expect that this form of pommel is uniquely Philippine in origin .
I cannot recall encountering this form in Indonesian hilts I have seen; have others here ? :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Rick
Wink In 2015 .... From New England

Here's to being the guy inside the tavern; and not the horse waiting outside ... ;) :D
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Rick
That Carronade looks quite old fashioned compared...

That Carronade looks quite old fashioned compared to the rest of the pieces .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By Rick
Smile From Artzi's archives...

From Artzi's archives :
http://www.oriental-arms.com/photos.php?id=1048
If there is anything it is no more than a small lazy L mark from what I can see in my hand; I would guess that it might be part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Rick
Smile Some interesting things have been found at...

Some interesting things have been found at Brimfield MA; but you would have to 'winnow the grain' because it is a general focus Flea Mkt. rather than weapons specific and is quite large/huge . :eek:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Color me green . :cool:

Color me green . :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By Rick
Smile Well, Ron the thicker of the two blades shows...

Well, Ron the thicker of the two blades shows some forging flaws; they may be indicative of something going on in that blade . :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th December 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Rick
Or European done in the Oriental style which was...

Or European done in the Oriental style which was quite popular .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Dee Luxe !!

Dee Luxe !!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Rick
Also a popular form of decoration on snuff boxes .

Also a popular form of decoration on snuff boxes .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By Rick
Another thought; it could be pinned through both...

Another thought; it could be pinned through both blade and handle beneath the wrap .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By Rick
Smile I'd respectfully disagree with Dave on a further...

I'd respectfully disagree with Dave on a further etch; but you know what they say about opinions . ;) :D
Ron, do you think the twine wrap is original to the piece ?
I ask because there would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Rick
Try Bladeforums.com; this is contemporary .

Try Bladeforums.com; this is contemporary .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Rick
The handle on the second example looks very much...

The handle on the second example looks very much like the ferrule from a spear .
Forum: Swap Forum 6th December 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By Rick
Cool Haunted Sword

So as not to rock any boats I put this here . ;)

http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/4786268922.html

The story:
http://www.dailydot.com/lol/haunted-sword-for-sale/

I wonder if she's a forum member...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,363
Posted By Rick
Smile Detlef, when I etched my kris I only applied the...

Detlef, when I etched my kris I only applied the etchant to the center area where the core is using a Q Tip .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,175
Posted By Rick
Wink "When and where would you put...

"When and where would you put it?"

Between the ribs; preferably on a dark night ?? :D






couldn't resist
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,363
Posted By Rick
Agree, my example was quite unexceptional looking...

Agree, my example was quite unexceptional looking before I etched it; and it took a few applications to even bring the pattern out faintly .

I used circuit board etchant .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,363
Posted By Rick
Another observation/question: it is obvious that...

Another observation/question: it is obvious that there is an inlayed strip running down the center line of the blade, is there not ?

If it won't show a pattern or signs of a twistcore then what the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Rick
Nice little cleaver . Some years back Lee Valley...

Nice little cleaver .

Some years back Lee Valley Tool was offering a great selection of high carbon kitchen knives that had been sourced from an old warehouse in Europe; most from the late 19th...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rick
Question Anyone beside me wondering how the heck they...

Anyone beside me wondering how the heck they achieved that ganja iras ?? :confused:
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