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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Rick
Is the tang round?

Is the tang round?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Rick
Inconclusive as far as that hole being a natural...

Inconclusive as far as that hole being a natural feature of the material. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Rick
I think I see a core showing on the underside of...

I think I see a core showing on the underside of the beak.
Need a better picture or better photoshop skills than mine. :o

Beside it is a picture of the core in the pommel of the avatar Kris that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Rick
As I said in my last post 'possibly' dugong. So...

As I said in my last post 'possibly' dugong.
So if it is not dugong I still believe it to be marine ivory.
As far as craftsmanship, well I guess that depends on the individual 'Craftsman' and this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Rick
Two Cents

The purchase and sale of antique marine ivory (for scrimshaw) is still legal in Massachusetts where I live.
I've seen my fair share of examples close up and that really looks like marine ivory to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By Rick
Another clue you gave was the impression of...

Another clue you gave was the impression of heavyness and being cool to the touch. Then there is the matter of all the 'gunk' in the crevices.
When I was first collecting kerisses I received a very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By Rick
I think it's entirely possible Jose. Doesn't look...

I think it's entirely possible Jose.
Doesn't look like natural aging to me at all.
If there were evidence of tiny pits I'd think it was a casting that was hand finished. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Rick
Cool I like this Buda-esque keris; I couldn't speak to...

I like this Buda-esque keris; I couldn't speak to its age, the blade resembles knapped flint or obsidian.
If it's new I'm a bit surprised that it hasn't been 'aged' more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Rick
The haft appears to be palm wood.

The haft appears to be palm wood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Rick
Repurposed blade? I seem to remember wavy bladed...

Repurposed blade?
I seem to remember wavy bladed daggers from small ads in the back pages of Argosy and other similar magazines of the fifties. I think the hilts were spiral with a ball and claw...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 435
Posted By Rick
Question Wondering how they managed the recoil on these...

Wondering how they managed the recoil on these great guns... :confused:

A CW era hollow shell I was given by a friend recently.
The straight sword is either a Medical or Staff Officer's sword I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rick
There's always instant coffee paste to try....

There's always instant coffee paste to try. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Rick
Maybe this should be in the Ethno Miscellanea...

Maybe this should be in the Ethno Miscellanea forum.
I think it should stay up at any rate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,773
Posted By Rick
I've never had any problems shipping...

I've never had any problems shipping internationally with the Post Office; UPS on the other hand... :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
Smile A nice, simple kanjar; I like the heavy crude...

A nice, simple kanjar; I like the heavy crude silver work.
Maybe a bit of pure lanolin to make the horn less dried out looking. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
That's not bone.

That's not bone.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By Rick
Unhappy That won't be easy to correct Anthony. If it was...

That won't be easy to correct Anthony. If it was bent one way or another you might be able to straighten that out; but with it flattened like it is that will be a real challenge.
You would have to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rick
You have requested that we put aside the...

You have requested that we put aside the philosophical and you have asked for the simple so I think we must Alan.
Ever since I petitioned Lee to create this subforum of Vikingsword all those years...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th July 2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rick
I am no philosopher Mate. The opinion I expressed...

I am no philosopher Mate.
The opinion I expressed in my first response to your question must stand as stated.

Why?

Because as you reiterated in your response to Bob and I it is a simple answer to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rick
Possibly the real beginning of a keris is in the...

Possibly the real beginning of a keris is in the mind's eye of the Maker.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rick
I think it begins at the Ganja, Alan. To my way...

I think it begins at the Ganja, Alan.
To my way of thinking such things end at the point.

Does a Phallus/Lingam begin at the tip?
Or does it begin at the base?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
Smile Sure, I have one of these with carved stone...

Sure, I have one of these with carved stone handle.

People made that from scratch; probably a cottage industry; most likely with hand tools which in itself is impressive. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Rick
I've been snookered. :o

I've been snookered. :o
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Just as nice as the other side. :)

Just as nice as the other side. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up I love how the pamor makes the wings on the beast...

I love how the pamor makes the wings on the beast look feathery.
Also the eye seems to be looking at the viewer on this side of the sorsoran. Can we see the other side of the blade?
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