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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Rick
Question What are the dimensions David? The blunt end...

What are the dimensions David?
The blunt end seems to be quite peened over signifying that it has been subjected to blows from an equally hard object. I have seen old splitting wedges showing the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rick
Smile Thank you very much Oliver!

Thank you very much Oliver!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rick
Red face Anyone?

Sorry to be persistent; but every now and then after we have gotten some new members with language skills I haul this picture out.
Can any of you new guys read this inscription that is partially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Rick
I believe it's Batak.

I believe it's Batak.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Rick
One piece cast hilt? East Borneo; Sea Dyak...

One piece cast hilt?
East Borneo; Sea Dyak perhaps? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Rick
Smile Some time spent with the Search engine here may...

Some time spent with the Search engine here may help with your questions regarding identifying tribal origins.
Search terms like Sulu Kris, Tausug Kris, Maranao Kris etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,487
Posted By Rick
Talking I'm wondering why he didn't just plug the other...

I'm wondering why he didn't just plug the other guy with the Gasser that's stuck in his sash. Now he's about to get an uninvited ear wax removal because he didn't. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th May 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Rick
Smile I think you nailed it...

I think you nailed it Lee.
https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-19th-century-venetian-gondola-boat-hook-1066-c-a9acfee14f
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Rick
Smile Bump. :)

Bump. :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Rick
Smile It would be very helpful to see the sword in its...

It would be very helpful to see the sword in its entirety. The flowers are not Chrysanthemums which are usually depicted on Japanese weapons. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Rick
I don't wish to offend anyone at all; but yes...

I don't wish to offend anyone at all; but yes this is not a cooking forum and it is pretty far off topic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,918
Posted By Rick
Extortion Bill? That's a new low. :mad:

Extortion Bill?
That's a new low. :mad:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By Rick
The White Bellied Sea Eagle is found in the area...

The White Bellied Sea Eagle is found in the area these goloks originate from; I agree with Albert that it is a raptor and certainly resembles an eagle's head. One of the animals that they prey upon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up They are all symbols of power IMO. I wonder if...

They are all symbols of power IMO.

I wonder if the ship with The British flag might not be an East India Co. coin. I'll bet one anchor button is British navy and the other with a crown and cannons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rick
I'm thinking this is a British Royal Fusiliers...

I'm thinking this is a British Royal Fusiliers device.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up What a great collection of talismans for one...

What a great collection of talismans for one sword! :eek:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rick
Kocet Kocetan

It almost looks like some form of Bakelite; I share Alan's suspicions.
If it is a casting, then it's one hell of a nice job and I would still treasure it were it mine.

I wonder if the pin holes on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rick
I think woven was the word you were looking for...

I think woven was the word you were looking for A.G.
This is woven using very fine wire?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rick
I wonder if this blade fits into this...

I wonder if this blade fits into this group.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22827&highlight=iras
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Rick
Smile Genre Work?

Egyptian Sword..

Looks like classic orientalist work with heavily applied artistic license.
So probably the location was the artist's studio and imagination rather than some place tangible.

From...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,130
Posted By Rick
Rice contains arsenic at a relatively high level...

Rice contains arsenic at a relatively high level compared to most other foods.
:shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Rick
Cool I am on the same page you are on, Gio. I just...

I am on the same page you are on, Gio.
I just checked in here this morning and, yes Picasso came to my mind also, including Guernica.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Rick
You tell me....

You tell me. ;)
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15632&highlight=hand+cannon+chinese

Any provenance from the owner?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Rick
I think it may be Chinese also David. That looks...

I think it may be Chinese also David.
That looks like a Native American basket it is poised upon.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th March 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By Rick
Cool That is a huge example, David. :eek: Biggest one...

That is a huge example, David. :eek:
Biggest one I've ever seen; circular saws are a popular source for the blades.
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