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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:56 AM
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Posted By Rick
It seems to me that the preponderance of these...

It seems to me that the preponderance of these examples shown have a fairly strong Western European stylistic influence; many having a sort of Hirschfanger-like appearance to their hilts .
I would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Rick
You could also call the N. African one a...

You could also call the N. African one a ventifact from that much erosion .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By Rick
Cool It will be interesting to hear comments from our...

It will be interesting to hear comments from our members ten years on ..... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Let's see now .... :D The hilt is from Rhino...

Let's see now .... :D

The hilt is from Rhino horn .
The blade is crucible steel also known as wootz or johar .
The steel has been manipulated into a pattern known as 'Mohammed's Ladder' .
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Rick
What kind of money does this stuff bring ? :eek:

What kind of money does this stuff bring ? :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Rick
That is a damned expensive placebo .

That is a damned expensive placebo .
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Rick
Smile Will, could you please upload your pictures...

Will, could you please upload your pictures directly to this site .
This way if you remove the pictures or cancel your membership at Photobucket they will remain in the database here for the future...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
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: 21
Views: 874
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: 307
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: 432
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: 1,053
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: 215
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: 523
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: 1,706
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: 643
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: 672
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: 1,105
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: 380
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: 1,105
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Dee Luxe !!

Dee Luxe !!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th December 2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
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: 842
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: 842
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: 429
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: 643
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 .
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