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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Richard Furrer
Just saw the thread. Coffee etch is the latest...

Just saw the thread.

Coffee etch is the latest rage in knifemaking. Before that it was "baked on brown or black lacquer".
I find ferric to be as good as one gets on wootz and some old wootz etches...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By Richard Furrer
Jens, On that Khanjar with a nilgai head....can...

Jens, On that Khanjar with a nilgai head....can you show a larger photo of the weld junction between the body of the blade and the tip?

I have several 1900's all metal daggers with ram heads and...
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 29th January 2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,034
Posted By Richard Furrer
WTB "Ensiklopedi Keris" by Bambang Harsrinuksmo

Hello All,
Does anyone have a copy of "Ensiklopedi Keris" by Bambang Harsrinuksmo they wish to sell?

Yours, Ric
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th October 2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,388
Posted By Richard Furrer
Wonderful. Makes me want to go to Indonesia. Has...

Wonderful. Makes me want to go to Indonesia.

Has the "Bab Pandameling Duwung" been published? Do you think this would ever happen?

Yours,
Ric
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,227
Posted By Richard Furrer
I liked it as well, but I am bias. Ric

I liked it as well, but I am bias. Ric
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd October 2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,870
Posted By Richard Furrer
https://www.fws.gov/lab/ivory_natural.php Not...

https://www.fws.gov/lab/ivory_natural.php
Not Walrus to be sure. As Philip said..telling Asian Elephant from African ...trickier.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Richard Furrer
Ariel, It arrived in one piece. Ric

Ariel, It arrived in one piece.
Ric
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Richard Furrer
Ariel, I sent a private message, but it is 3179...

Ariel,
I sent a private message, but it is 3179 May Road Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Ric
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Richard Furrer
Absolutely Ariel, The Professors I work with have...

Absolutely Ariel, The Professors I work with have just added some new analytical tools and we can do better testing now than in the past.
I will tell you what we discover.

Let me know everything...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Richard Furrer
Ariel, No need to notch the ingot...it folds at...

Ariel, No need to notch the ingot...it folds at the top on its own during forging...for two reasons. One being that unless high forces are delivered it is the natural tendency for metals to move more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,220
Posted By Richard Furrer
I have seen them in India in rural museums. I...

I have seen them in India in rural museums. I will try to located the photos. They were massive in scale and thickness.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,226
Posted By Richard Furrer
Happy to have it seen

That was my second project with NOVA and also the second time with the same production company (headed by Peter Yost of Pangloss Films). The project had a benefactor/angel in Chicago and the armor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,576
Posted By Richard Furrer
It is common to polish the edges and etch the...

It is common to polish the edges and etch the center. I have seen this on many pieces. The fact that you can clearly see the patterned core extending into the edges and into the tip is not something...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,975
Posted By Richard Furrer
Steve, I have a very good idea as to technique...

Steve,
I have a very good idea as to technique for both the patterns, but it would be techniques I would use and may not have been theirs. I'll give it a try later this year when I have the time.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,975
Posted By Richard Furrer
Pattern weld pattern

Archer,
Just saw the thread...quite a complex bit of welding there. The difference I see in this to other "orange section" welding (the round converging part) is that the center has a coil or jelly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,114
Posted By Richard Furrer
Hello All, Does anyone have more information on...

Hello All,
Does anyone have more information on the German/Bhutanese smiths working together?

Yours, Ric
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd October 2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,151
Posted By Richard Furrer
Thank you to those who have responded. I have...

Thank you to those who have responded. I have located a few and will continue to search.
Yours, Ric
Forum: Swap Forum 18th October 2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,151
Posted By Richard Furrer
Wanted Bhutanese blades

Hello All,
If you have a Bhutanese made blade for sale due let me know. I am making a study of these blades for the next year or so.

Yours,
Ric Furrer
Blacksmith
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,561
Posted By Richard Furrer
I have been away for bit and very happy to hear...

I have been away for bit and very happy to hear of this publication.



Jens,
I look forward to my copy. Do you suggest any other books?
Any other titles I may have missed of late?

Ric
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,283
Posted By Richard Furrer
Jim, I have been smithing for 26? years and...

Jim,
I have been smithing for 26? years and making crucible steel for some 15-17 now and it may be that I have closed my mind to ideas and techniques outside what I currently use....I am not the gate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,283
Posted By Richard Furrer
Roland, Then why were so many swords made from...

Roland, Then why were so many swords made from that material? Pretty only?

Ric
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,283
Posted By Richard Furrer
I have not tested any old chevron welded blades,...

I have not tested any old chevron welded blades, but have made a few Ariel (web search my name "furrer" and chevron for photo of one blade from 1999) and they bend 90 degrees without breaking (have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,888
Posted By Richard Furrer
I agree..sometimes hard to tell, but they have...

I agree..sometimes hard to tell, but they have some guidelines here:

http://www.fws.gov/lab/ivory_guide.php
One would think that the powers that be would utilize them.
I'd hate to see multi thousand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,888
Posted By Richard Furrer
Sorry for the question, but.......... What do...

Sorry for the question, but..........
What do they define "ivory" as?
I meet folk who say only elephant is ivory..others who say any tooth or tusk is ivory from any animal...be that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,912
Posted By Richard Furrer
Good point well made. Ric

Good point well made.
Ric
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