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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Rick
Smile A Difference

The first one (probably newer than the others) is used by an operator; in the dark I would guess. ;)
The second two are essentially booby-traps for the unwitting to set off inadvertently. :eek:...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By Rick
Wink Gentlemen, the polite word for that profession is...

Gentlemen, the polite word for that profession is Resurrectionist. Much more suitable for talk at the dinner table. :rolleyes:
Now that you mention use Fernando; I think the person going 'out' might...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By Rick
Smile Yep, I think you've got the firing sequence right...

Yep, I think you've got the firing sequence right Ken; they also made those bullseye lamps on this side of the pond.
It's not mine; I just stumbled across the picture online and thought you fellows...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By Rick
Cool Beware The Early 19thC Night Watchman

He just might be toting one of these.
Any similar examples out there?
The bore looks huge.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Rick
Smile I'll take a wild guess and say it's Madurese...

I'll take a wild guess and say it's Madurese work. :)
Would like to see the entire blade; also the sarong looks older than the wilah, but maybe that's just the glue line I can see that makes me think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Rick
That is, unless you're on the business end of it...

That is, unless you're on the business end of it . :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
Question Did you successfully straighten this blade Jose?

Did you successfully straighten this blade Jose?
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
Well, I emailed the curator of the Royal Regiment...

Well, I emailed the curator of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and enclosed the link to this thread.
Let's see what happens.
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Rick
Smile Well, if it's a cane gun it's about as subtle as...

Well, if it's a cane gun it's about as subtle as a crutch. :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
Wink That also looks like a Gorget engraved on one of...

That also looks like a Gorget engraved on one of the panels.
So, officer?

Oh yeah Jose ; "There can be only one.." :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Rick
Smile Lovely! Anthony, could you show us a closer...

Lovely!
Anthony, could you show us a closer picture of the pendok please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,935
Posted By Rick
An American hero stone. I hope I'm not venturing...

An American hero stone.
I hope I'm not venturing off topic.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,009
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Exquisite masterful carving; I don't think I have...

Exquisite masterful carving; I don't think I have ever seen a better example of this style of wrongko.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Rick
I'd also like to note that the first post in this...

I'd also like to note that the first post in this thread is literally an advert for a commercial venture which is expressly against the rules of behavior in all discussion forums here.
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rick
Cool Beware, beware the Bight of the Benin, for few...

Beware, beware the Bight of the Benin, for few come out though many go in.

Here's a little insight on those 'Manilas' and the slave...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rick
I'm always willing to accept funding for a...

I'm always willing to accept funding for a research project.... 'Nando. :p
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rick
That makes 3 of us who are wondering about that...

That makes 3 of us who are wondering about that object. The museum is about 10 miles away from where I live. Maybe when they have a senior discount day I'll go down and ask about it.
Being a museum...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rick
And now that diving season is over, here are a...

And now that diving season is over, here are a few items found this Summer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7fjgJbkEfA
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Rick
I've always wondered how many of those...

I've always wondered how many of those contestants stumble through here looking for information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Rick
The worst spinoff from that show is Knife or...

The worst spinoff from that show is Knife or Death; it's just plain silly. :rolleyes:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,723
Posted By Rick
Smile Good to have you back Bill. :)

Good to have you back Bill. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd November 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,723
Posted By Rick
Smile That would be Pakubuwono X, he is still revered...

That would be Pakubuwono X, he is still revered in Jawa.
A keris similar to your example with an X pamor pattern also chatoyant.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Rick
Probably not. Did you see how thick that...

Probably not.
Did you see how thick that Kampilan on the show was? :eek:
A proper Kampilan is a pretty light sword; very fast with a very pronounced distal taper.
F.I.F.'s sword tests can border...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th November 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Rick
I wonder if those second row fellows were some...

I wonder if those second row fellows were some sort of bodyguard/warrior class.
There are two without head covering and two with; none are wearing jewelry.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
I hope you're okay with me borrowing this image...

I hope you're okay with me borrowing this image Kino. It looks very much like the pommel of the Nias sword called Balato. IIRC the creature is called Lasara in Nias...
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