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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 06:12 PM
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Posted By gp
It is the principle to use religion and culture...

It is the principle to use religion and culture to justify something immoral I wanted to address.

And yes, I might have put it a little harsh but guess a wake up call was needed here :

the sound of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th November 2020, 09:19 PM
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Posted By gp
sickening to show this pics and justify these...

sickening to show this pics and justify these items

as for " religious foundations": these can also be applied to the inquisition, burning of witches, abuse of women and children ....very bright...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By gp
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By gp
indeed there has been some inspiration in the...

indeed there has been some inspiration in the late 60ies and 70ies by and from travellers to Africa, Arabia and Asia and their stories and cultures to the likes of Moorcock and Hawkwind / Hawklords...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By gp
a few Bali pics; 2 wooden statues from 1940-...

a few Bali pics;

2 wooden statues from 1940- early 1950 and one stone statue from a temple
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By gp
why not go to the source directly ? Pura Agung...

why not go to the source directly ?

Pura Agung Jagatnatha; museum and temple in Denpasar

phone : +62 361 431229
web: https://www.denpasarkota.go.id/
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By gp
Nothing special actually, just a tradition which...

Nothing special actually, just a tradition which is centuries old in Bali.
Bali is known by its inhabitants as Island of the Gods.
Their sacred connection is also made by (offering) flowers like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By gp
What ‘bout Michael Moorcock’s “Eternal Champion”...

What ‘bout Michael Moorcock’s “Eternal Champion” cyclus with his Stormbringer and Black sword ...Elric of Melniboné, Hawkmoon, von Bek
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
nice one Geoff ! just received my smallest...

nice one Geoff !

just received my smallest bichaq ever :)
which made up 10 times my auction experience and "lost" lot

total length 18 cm
blade 10 cm
ferrule 1 cm and steel; unlike all others...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By gp
thank you as well Geoff ! BR Gunar

thank you as well Geoff !



BR

Gunar
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
and now something else... a very nice overview...

and now something else...


a very nice overview containing some Ottoman cold weapons:

http://www.banatheritage.com/english/images/Publications/ColdArms.pdf
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By gp
here 3 vintage Surmene daggers (15- 24 -33...

here 3 vintage Surmene daggers (15- 24 -33 cm)

and a new one ( black coloured) as they are still being made today known in Turkish as surmene bicagi

as for not sharp: from a damage perspective a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By gp
great, thank you very much for the link and free...

great, thank you very much for the link and free lession!
Most highly appreciated
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
received a reply on my request for...

received a reply on my request for details:

"Dear Sirs / Madams Regarding lot 406 from Nov 7th 2020 Auction held by SOFE Design Auctions We had to cancel this transaction due to a clerking mistake....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
Well I leave it as it is and will not bid on this...

Well I leave it as it is and will not bid on this auction house ever again.
Especially asI left a second higher bid 24 hrs prior the auction ...

I have other positive experiences with US auction...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
just got their reply... "It was a clerking...

just got their reply...

"It was a clerking mistake on Liveauctioneer.com. You did not win this item. Sorry. Auctioneer rewarded the winning bid to a floor bidder."

Guess what ... my winning bid I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
Thnx! I did send LiveAuctioneers who is the...

Thnx!

I did send LiveAuctioneers who is the intermediate my complaint but they don't get involved except advice to agree with the permission to remove or if the seller receives no response from me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
warning : I bought it from Sofe Design...

warning :

I bought it from Sofe Design Auctions, LLC in Richardson, TX, United States yesterday.
Price $ 175 + 25 %
whilst the estimate was $300 - $500.
no minimum price.....so lucky me.....

Not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By gp
where does this one comes from...?

Bought this dagger as:

Antique Turkish Ottoman Dagger Knife circa late 1800's
Handcrafted authentic knife, engraved blade, the handle is made of horn with brass rings between, and brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,727
Posted By gp
just bought a bichaq at an auction with this...

just bought a bichaq at an auction with this description:

"Unusual 19th C., Asian Indonesian Malaysian Dagger Knife with Carved Horn Grip & Silver Mounts. Total Length (inside scabbard if present) :...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th November 2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By gp
well you can become that good... go and be their...

well you can become that good... go and be their apprentice:
I know for sure they would be very proud and feel honored even if you would come for a week or two. And as you already know the basics, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th November 2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By gp
some more pics last picture : A BOSNIAN SWORD...

some more pics



last picture : A BOSNIAN SWORD - CENTRAL BALKANS, CIRCA 1800
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th November 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By gp
another one.... To be worthy of the title of...

another one....


To be worthy of the title of master, a blacksmith in Kresevo in central Bosnia had to perform a delicate task -- shoe an egg without breaking it.
It's an Easter tradition requiring...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th November 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By gp
Bosnian Blacksmith

although well known in the Ottoman empire due to the high quality of cold weapons, still some blacksmiths survived to the present date.

Bosnian village of smiths, Ochevia
VARES, BOSNIA AND...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By gp
check these ones out...

check these ones out

https://nl.pinterest.com/pin/103442122679415416/

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20570

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6307

obviously not...
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