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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By RSWORD
Rick is correct that the pattern you see has been...

Rick is correct that the pattern you see has been produced through acid etching. However, the smith went to some lengths to mimick wootz. The background color is dark behind the etched pattern and...
Forum: European Armoury 13th March 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Rick and Jim for confirming my thoughts...

Thank you Rick and Jim for confirming my thoughts about this piece.
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By RSWORD
Final 2 pictures. The etching is pretty much all...

Final 2 pictures. The etching is pretty much all worn away but enough remains at the forte to give a hint at the style. The blade is quite sharp and hand forged.
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By RSWORD
As promised, many more pictures.

As promised, many more pictures.
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By RSWORD
Assistance with region, age and carving theme on sword

I was attracted to this piece because of the intricate carvings in the handle. I had to take a ton of pictures because of all the imagery in the handle. The very old blade didn’t hurt either. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By RSWORD
2 weeks away. Charles and I will be at L 29. ...

2 weeks away. Charles and I will be at L 29. For any forum members attending please stop by and say hello.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Jean for the additional comments and...

Thank you Jean for the additional comments and pictures.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you everyone for the discussion and...

Thank you everyone for the discussion and feedback. Very educational. When I have time and good light will post some additional pictures of the blade as I have a question or two about it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By RSWORD
Hi Detlef and Bill, Thank you for the comments...

Hi Detlef and Bill,

Thank you for the comments and information.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th January 2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By RSWORD
David, Thank you for take no the time to add...

David,

Thank you for take no the time to add feedback. It can be rather discouraging to share a piece and not get any comments or feedback.

To add to what you have presented. The blade fits very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By RSWORD
Additional handle pictures and overall shot of...

Additional handle pictures and overall shot of scabbard.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By RSWORD
Cirebon Keris huge blade

This Cirebon Keris has a very well carved handle with a fine reddish brown patina. Huge blade. My gut says the blade has some good age to it. The handle to. Comments appreciated.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By RSWORD
Javanese Keris with ivory mendak

The second of my beefy blade to share this one has an unusual ivory mendak. Pellet wood handle and scabbard. Looking forward to comments about this one.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By RSWORD
Pics of the scabbard.

Pics of the scabbard.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By RSWORD
Ivory handle Javanese Keris with silver covered scabbard

The first of my three beefy blade examples. This one has a nice ivory handle, silver mendak and silver covered scabbard. The silver looks to be of good quality. The blade has a very thick gangya...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th January 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 691
Posted By RSWORD
3 big blade comparisons

I like big beefy blades when it comes to the Keris. I’m sharing 3 examples and will do separate threads on each in case any additional discussion wants to occur. All 3 are long, have a lot of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd October 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you Alan for the information.

Thank you Alan for the information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the feedback Tim. It seems quite...

Thank you for the feedback Tim. It seems quite unique for Africa but I wouldn’t rule out that possibility given how little information is out there on African clubs. Could you share some Chokwe...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th October 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By RSWORD
Opinions on blade manufacture

I am curious about the center section of this blade. It seems to be a form of twist core but it has an almost 3D topographic effect. Did the smith choose not to grind down this section of blade to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By RSWORD
Club quiz

Looking for opinions about the origins of this club. I have some thoughts but want feedback first. I think it is a pretty old club. Has a four sided head and the handle has that uneven surface...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,040
Posted By RSWORD
No comment on the possibility if a wootz blade...

No comment on the possibility if a wootz blade could have been made or imported into the Philippines. However, I will focus strictly on the blade in question. From what I can see in the pictures...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By RSWORD
Thank you for the information. It is very good...

Thank you for the information. It is very good to know what the markings stand for.
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By RSWORD
One additional picture. Thanks!

One additional picture. Thanks!
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By RSWORD
Help ID thrusting sword

Hello. Not sure where or what time period this sword originated so appreciate any insights. Big sword at 46” length. The blade is very stiff with rolled edges, like a double spine, with a groove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By RSWORD
I have handled this piece and Cha Cha’s Pictures...

I have handled this piece and Cha Cha’s Pictures don’t show the depth of the recessed area. It must be nearly 1/2” deep. So why carve out some thing that deep just to put some mediocre to poor...
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