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Forum: Swap Forum 23rd May 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Rick
Exclamation Kubur, you must post prices to participate in the...

Kubur, you must post prices to participate in the Swap forum .
There are posting rules at the top of the page in a sticky .
Here's a link :
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12244
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Rick
Smile A similar pommel; 12 inch blade . :) I don't...

A similar pommel; 12 inch blade . :)
I don't think there was clay tempering (for the hamon effect) involved in either example .
More likely they used the iron(s) / steel(s) available at the time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 556
Posted By Rick
Smile Maybe try wire; can you get silver ? This pattern...

Maybe try wire; can you get silver ?
This pattern would look good with twine lacquered too .
Ashley's Book of Knots maybe ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Rick
Smile Three within three; nice form for this trisula . ...

Three within three; nice form for this trisula . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Rick
Smile It's a pommel style . :)...

It's a pommel style . :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarimanok
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 556
Posted By Rick
Smile Yes, they are seperate pieces . :) Except when...

Yes, they are seperate pieces . :)
Except when they're not; sometimes it is just a scribed line of demarcation .
A really well fitted ganja may be very hard to spot .

I have a feeling the kris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 556
Posted By Rick
Smile Looks like a nice old fighting blade . :) The...

Looks like a nice old fighting blade . :)
The silver band/collar (it's a style) near the pommel is traditionally secured with a thick wire .
The stirrup straps would originally been inserted under...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By Rick
Cool Meh, itsallonewordtome . :p

Meh, itsallonewordtome . :p
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By Rick
Talking And no photoshop allowed . :D

And no photoshop allowed . :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th May 2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By Rick
Wink The Incredible Magickal Standing Keris

A parlor trick IMO; akin to building a house of cards . ;) :)
Make it stand without the scabbard on a piece of glass and I will be impressed .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th May 2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Very good job Max ! :) I know the process can be...

Very good job Max ! :)
I know the process can be a bit puzzling . :o
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th May 2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By Rick
Smile I don't usually do this; but for a new member I...

I don't usually do this; but for a new member I will .
Please Max, figure out the uploading process .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Rick
Smile Opinion

18th easily .
Or incredible forgery .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By Rick
Smile Yes, he does; I have contacted him via email with...

Yes, he does; I have contacted him via email with the request that he upload the image to the site rather than use a photobucket link . :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th May 2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi and welcome Max . :)

Hi and welcome Max . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Rick
Question This sword appears to have some kind of coating...

This sword appears to have some kind of coating already applied to it .
Couldn't this be problematic when trying any conservation process ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Rick
Smile The dress on the figure seems more in the Thai...

The dress on the figure seems more in the Thai taste than particularly Indonesian/Balinese in style .
The blade carries hints in profile of the Pihakaetta shape along with Thai .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th May 2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 512
Posted By Rick
I have a good sized LV carver's mallet; you keep...

I have a good sized LV carver's mallet; you keep it waxed or it will check; it's a heavy bugger .

Good for deadeyes also IIRC .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th May 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Rick
All true; but when they're worn out you can...

All true; but when they're worn out you can return them for the deposit .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th May 2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Rick
Ah, the ingenuity of Humans .

Ah, the ingenuity of Humans .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th May 2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 512
Posted By Rick
You have a PM . Google is your friend (in this...

You have a PM .
Google is your friend (in this case) . :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Rick
Wink The original owner was an Aries ??? ;) :D

The original owner was an Aries ??? ;) :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 512
Posted By Rick
It looks like some of the spacers have been...

It looks like some of the spacers have been possibly replaced which is probably why the pommels and brass nuts look a bit marred, although I would bet these are no newer than mid 20th century .
Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 512
Posted By Rick
Are the grips all loosey goosey ? If everything...

Are the grips all loosey goosey ?

If everything is still tight then you might consider just shaping the spacers back to match the grip contours . :shrug:

Here's an old Othello that has been...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd May 2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Rick
Smile There is an old saying among Housepainters: putty...

There is an old saying among Housepainters: putty and paint make it is what it ain't . ;) :D
Then again, there could be nice wood underneath all that; maybe strong light will tell you when you...
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