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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:32 AM
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Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Hear him . :)

Hear him . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,035
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
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Views: 3,035
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: 3,035
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
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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
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Views: 990
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: 746
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: 502
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: 2,387
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: 683
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: 901
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: 901
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: 577
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
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, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
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, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
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, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
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, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
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 19th December 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
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, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Color me green . :cool:

Color me green . :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By Rick
Or European done in the Oriental style which was...

Or European done in the Oriental style which was quite popular .
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