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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Rick
Smile It does look rather fresh Jean, still I'd take...

It does look rather fresh Jean, still I'd take that blade in a heartbeat. :)
It looks nicely executed (no pun intended) .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th May 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By Rick
Smile I'm not so sure the Tajong hilt goes with a...

I'm not so sure the Tajong hilt goes with a Sumatran style execution keris, but that blade...…. oh my, I like that. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By Rick
Yarn for the handle; just wind it around, a knot...

Yarn for the handle; just wind it around, a knot is not really needed.
Do a forum search for keris oil and get lots of opinions and recipes.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 807
Posted By Rick
Smile Saint Michael's flamboyant sword aside; if you...

Saint Michael's flamboyant sword aside; if you want to see the keris in classic European art check out The Blinding of Samson by Rembrandt.

I understand enthusiasm; but learn more about this weapon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Rick
It looks quite striking in its tarnished state .

It looks quite striking in its tarnished state .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Rick
I think that gold leaf would be more prone to...

I think that gold leaf would be more prone to wear compared to the other method which is essentially inlay .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rick
It's not a Kris by any standard; if the blade was...

It's not a Kris by any standard; if the blade was straight what would you call it?
Certainly not a Kris.
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Rick
Wink Sundial cannon ? A day late and a dollar short...

Sundial cannon ?
A day late and a dollar short again.. sigh.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,925
Posted By Rick
I'm sure auction houses have been feeling the...

I'm sure auction houses have been feeling the pain since ebay came on the scene.
I also wonder (because I rarely use auctions) how much of a pain they consider it to be answering shipping questions...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd April 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Rick
That's a root burl isn't it Alan? For a moment I...

That's a root burl isn't it Alan?
For a moment I thought it might have been Black coral.
I wonder if it was originally carved at the base to fit a cup-like mendak as David's example has.
I haven't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Rick
Hi Leif, Looking at your photos of the blade it...

Hi Leif,
Looking at your photos of the blade it almost looks like it could be made of silver alloy. Maybe it's just color shift but with that high polish it has it just looks a bit different from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Rick
Smile Can you show us a better close up of the...

Can you show us a better close up of the backstrap; is it inlayed?
The scales look like hardstone ; can you close up on one of them also ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Rick
Smile Agree totally w/you Charles. :) Both scabbard and...

Agree totally w/you Charles. :)
Both scabbard and dagger are in excellent condition for their age.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th March 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Rick
Raw oysters are great...until you get a bad one....

Raw oysters are great...until you get a bad one. :eek:
That material looks a lot like re bar Wayne.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Rick
From the look of it I'm afraid that is an etched...

From the look of it I'm afraid that is an etched pattern rather than wootz, imo. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,925
Posted By Rick
It's a thin line that separates simply bitching...

It's a thin line that separates simply bitching and actionable libel/slander/defamation of character suits these days; especially when specific venues or Sellers are mentioned and criticised...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Rick
A dental pick works wonders . :)

A dental pick works wonders . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,961
Posted By Rick
Krag - Jorgenson? A jacketed round.

Krag - Jorgenson?
A jacketed round.
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Rick
Could the carving be considered in the Baroque...

Could the carving be considered in the Baroque style perhaps?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By Rick
Smile On Damascus Steel by Leo Figiel would be a...

On Damascus Steel by Leo Figiel would be a starting place.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Rick
First one of these I've seen. Any thoughts on why...

First one of these I've seen.
Any thoughts on why the pitting follows the inlay lines Jose?
Also noted, the chisel grind.. IIRC the wedung is not chisel ground.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By Rick
Smile North Vietnamese, I would think. Possibly called...

North Vietnamese, I would think. Possibly called a Guom although it's a bit short.
The decoration at the forte indicates this to me.

The scabbard ???
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,770
Posted By Rick
Everyone is allowed to have their own opinion;...

Everyone is allowed to have their own opinion; this is your's and that's just fine with all of us I'm sure. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Rick
The differences I can see from the daggers...

The differences I can see from the daggers harvested from the web are that the curve of the blade is more extreme and the profile of the blade next to the ricasso is quite different.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,433
Posted By Rick
Smile I dare say we'd be lost in there without...

I dare say we'd be lost in there without nomenclature Ariel.
On the other hand, many features have multiple names depending upon the particular keris culture we are discussing.
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