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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Rick
Shouldn't the key profile fit the key hole ? The...

Shouldn't the key profile fit the key hole ?
The one shown doesn't seem to .

Those don't look like sewing implements to me . :shrug: :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Rick
Smile Is that a scarf weld I see where the blade widens...

Is that a scarf weld I see where the blade widens ?
Strange place for a scarf weld . :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Rick
Thank you Marcus . :)

Thank you Marcus . :)
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Love the strong box ! What kind of incendiary...

Love the strong box !
What kind of incendiary devices are the donut shaped items on the rack ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Rick
The blade looks like it's made from an old...

The blade looks like it's made from an old bastard file .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Rick
I believe the furniture is silver; this was...

I believe the furniture is silver; this was probably once a very nice sword .
Then again any of these old soldiers that have survived have intrinsic worth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Rick
That is a very nice banati(?) wood pommel; looks...

That is a very nice banati(?) wood pommel; looks complete with no chips .
Cato attributes this larger style (IIRC), to the mid-late 19th, and calls it 'Danganan' form; but his description seems a bit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Rick
Smile I think it's a full sized kris . :o Most of my...

I think it's a full sized kris . :o
Most of my full size Moro krises measure around 21-22 inches blade length . :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Rick
Smile I'd call it diminutive; it shows age but not any...

I'd call it diminutive; it shows age but not any features that could be called archaic IMO .
Maybe it's a kid's sword .
It looks like it does have a separate gangya .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Rick
Thumbs down I wouldn't even pick up the ten foot pole . :( ...

I wouldn't even pick up the ten foot pole . :( ;)

Workmanship is atrocious, IMO .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Rick
That is a very human nose on the figure at the...

That is a very human nose on the figure at the ferrule end; not dragon-like at all .
More like a gargoyle .
There is no apparent Christian iconography that I can recognize .
Is that a nut peened over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Rick
Hi Rick, I think Barry might be on to something;...

Hi Rick,
I think Barry might be on to something; until I can see better pictures of the base of the hilt I would suggest it possibly represents a dragon . :shrug: :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Hear him . :)

Hear him . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,400
Posted By Rick
Here's another thing to consider; the examples we...

Here's another thing to consider; the examples we have seen so far (okay, we haven't seen a lot) are all of revolver form .
I think this points to pre-WW2 otherwise we would see model 1911 45 caliber...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,400
Posted By Rick
Cool I'll risk a guess that they're pre-WW2 . ...

I'll risk a guess that they're pre-WW2 . :p
1920's-'30's ? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,400
Posted By Rick
I think this is Philippine too Barry . Mindanao ?

I think this is Philippine too Barry .
Mindanao ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Rick
Smile Or are you thinking of something like this ?

Or are you thinking of something like this ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Rick
Jose, what did you use as an example to go by...

Jose, what did you use as an example to go by when you embellished this sword ? :)
Nice work .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
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 7th February 2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,419
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, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
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, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By Rick
That is a damned expensive placebo .

That is a damned expensive placebo .
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
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...
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