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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Robert
Looks like rawhide to me, most likely...

Looks like rawhide to me, most likely goat.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Robert
Maybe this will help with the shield a...

Maybe this will help with the shield a bit.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,068
Posted By Robert
I believe that this is at times the same with...

I believe that this is at times the same with individuals as well. Sometimes they will pay too much for something because they buy the story being told and not the item itself. Then instead of just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,068
Posted By Robert
That is a shame as it would have found a good...

That is a shame as it would have found a good home with lots of new friends. I have run into sellers before that have been told something outlandish about an item they have by a "so call expert" and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,068
Posted By Robert
Another great addition to your ever growing...

Another great addition to your ever growing family of gunong Detlef. I really like the mother of pearl grips on this one. One day I hope to find one of these to add to my own small collection of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Robert
As this thread has degenerated into nothing more...

As this thread has degenerated into nothing more than bickering and argument, with any chance of getting back on track being long past it will now be closed. I now leave warning that if this spills...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Robert
I'm pretty sure that we all have that box setting...

I'm pretty sure that we all have that box setting in the corner filled with our mistakes. There is always that piece (the one in the poor photos) that we just have to take a chance on. Sometimes we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Robert
Hello Drac2k, Thank you for posting the photos of...

Hello Drac2k, Thank you for posting the photos of these two very interesting swords. I am very sorry it has taken so long for my reply, but I have been extremely preoccupied with trying to get caught...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Robert
Joren, If I understand you correctly this kris is...

Joren, If I understand you correctly this kris is still for sale. As discussing items currently for sale is against forum rules until I hear from you stating otherwise I am locking this thread from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Robert
If you would not mind posting them, I would like...

If you would not mind posting them, I would like to see a few photos showing the hilts on the longer swords on the right hand side of the group photo.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Robert
Drack2k, Thank you very much for sharing photos...

Drack2k, Thank you very much for sharing photos of your new acquisitions as they are each beautiful pieces in their own right. I must also say that I am also in agreement with Detlef on not only his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By Robert
I would like to thank all of those who have made...

I would like to thank all of those who have made such kind remarks about the work done on this piece. I try to do the best I can in making these repairs and to the best of my knowledge use the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Robert
A magnificent example with the blade being of a...

A magnificent example with the blade being of a quality I have never seen on one of these before. My congratulations (and envy) on your new acquisition.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Robert
I usually use Ren Wax on just about...

I usually use Ren Wax on just about everything.




Etching will remove any and all patina the blade now has.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Robert
Great looking Kampilan Russel, I'm glad that you...

Great looking Kampilan Russel, I'm glad that you ended up getting it. As for cleaning, first I would go over the hilt very carefully using a soft toothbrush to remove the dirt from the carved areas....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,068
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, I am very happy that you are...

Hello Detlef, I am very happy that you are pleased with the way that this has turned out. I just wish that the original scabbard could have been saved as well, but the wood rot was much too extensive...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Robert
As I believe that you will have a much better...

As I believe that you will have a much better chance of having your questions on this piece answered in a different section of our forum I am moving this thread to the European Armoury.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Robert
Spunjer, thank you very much for your help with...

Spunjer, thank you very much for your help with this and while this certainly is no butter knife :D if the term plamenko encompasses this style of knife as well as the other more often seen style I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Robert
Thought the scabbard is very similar to those of...

Thought the scabbard is very similar to those of most plamenko that I have seen the blades overall shape itself is quite different. It is double beveled like the blade of a plamenko, but being only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Robert
Hello Detlef, Thank you for your interest and...

Hello Detlef,
Thank you for your interest and observations on this unusual piece as well as the the link that you have provided to the very informative posting by Bangkaya. After reading what he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Robert
Question Visayan Knife

I thought that I would post a few photos of a rather different Visayans knife that I have. It has a total length of 11 inches. a laminated blade 7-1/8 inches in length, 1-1/2 inches at its widest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Robert
I well remember this beautiful dagger Jose....

I well remember this beautiful dagger Jose. Though there is no way that I know of to ever prove who it originally belonged to I would say that both of these pieces most likely belonged to high...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,160
Posted By Robert
I don't know if this will help or not, but this...

I don't know if this will help or not, but this is the best I could do with the posted photo.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By Robert
My condolences to his family and may he rest in...

My condolences to his family and may he rest in piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By Robert
My prayers and condolences to his family and...

My prayers and condolences to his family and friends and may he rest in piece. Even though I had never met him as I believe many here had I had always enjoyed reading his postings.
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