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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th April 2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Rick
A Remembrance of Coinage

A friend of mine used to be the resident Mason on the PBS This Old House television show; he was my neighbor in Eastham and an avid bottle digger/relic hunter; back in the day many of us were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up I think it's a charming piece Montino It lacks...

I think it's a charming piece Montino It lacks the widening at the base of the blade but I still think it's Moro.
Between wars 1 and 2 maybe for vintage?
I don't know if it was made as a souvenir,...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Rick
Smile Thanks for the pictures Corrado; and for your...

Thanks for the pictures Corrado; and for your input both Fernandos . :)
The pictures raises another question for me; and maybe it's a stupid one, but here goes.
Looking at the pictures of the 'box'...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Rick
Smile I'm a patient man Fernando; take your time and...

I'm a patient man Fernando; take your time and many thanks for the help. :)
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Rick
Red face I'm trying guys. :o :confused: I found this...

I'm trying guys. :o :confused:

I found this description:
"This c. 1780 flintlock pistol has three barrels numbered 1-3 that can be fired individually by rotating the pan using the switch on the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Rick
What was the procedure for firing these pistols?...

What was the procedure for firing these pistols? Did they fire all 3 barrels at once; or was there some way to fire one barrel at a time? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th April 2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Rick
Smile I have wondered how the Innkeepers of our coastal...

I have wondered how the Innkeepers of our coastal taverns figured sums with so many different coins from all over the world passing through their cashbox.
Who set the value of silver and gold coinage...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th April 2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Rick
Cool Yo Ho

Remember that the Indian Ocean was a favorite hunting ground of many pirates including the memorable Captain Kidd (see attached) and the pirate Thomas Tew among others.
One thing that they seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By Rick
Here's another completed auction, shallow fuller...

Here's another completed auction, shallow fuller philips head screws looks like a match.
https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/332941900/_Milsco_marked_Naval_Klewang_Cutlass_Sword_fantastic_condition.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By Rick
I wonder if it is indeed a fake; the philips head...

I wonder if it is indeed a fake; the philips head screws are a jarring departure as is the almost home made looking guard. The fuller is as you say, very very shallow.
Aren't these swords climbing in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rick
Necessity is the mother of...

Necessity is the mother of invention.
Revolutionary forces I'm thinking Fernando.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rick
Yes, they do, but you never know for sure. :shrug:

Yes, they do, but you never know for sure. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rick
Cool Better pictures always help. :) From the...

Better pictures always help. :)
From the appearance of the blocks they are mounted on they could have been mortised into a larger block that was on an axle with a wagon type tongue attached, wheels...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rick
Cool It occurred to me that the short one could have...

It occurred to me that the short one could have been used as a man trap; but then I considered the loss of such a weapon to it's owners and I discarded that idea.
I would guess that both are center...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rick
The wood mountings make absolutely no sense to...

The wood mountings make absolutely no sense to me; they cannot be elevated or depressed. Might they be for display or perhaps they were fitted to some sort of carriage and those were removed to...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,373
Posted By Rick
Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rick
Smile Peter, can you show pictures of the breeches open...

Peter, can you show pictures of the breeches open and maybe a picture from the rear of each gun looking down the barrel/s? Also what is your opinion of the current mountings; display, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By Rick
Just a tag-end question about the corals: Why...

Just a tag-end question about the corals:
Why are the red coral pieces almost always lozenge shaped with grooved surfaces?
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Rick
Smile I appreciate your offer Mark. ;) This gun was...

I appreciate your offer Mark. ;)
This gun was collected by one of my ancestors, Harrison W. Smith (Uncle Harry) who has a botanical garden named for him in Tahiti.
He got around quite a bit; also...
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Rick
Smile It's nice to see some brethren to my example. I...

It's nice to see some brethren to my example.
I would not be surprised at all Mark if some of these wound up in the hands of Barbary Corsairs.
This is the first pair that I've seen posted here since...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th March 2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Rick
Knowledge is a real money saver Max. We have a...

Knowledge is a real money saver Max.
We have a great archive of the stuff available using the search function here.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Rick
There's no erosion of those edges of the cuts...

There's no erosion of those edges of the cuts which I would take as evidence of modification done there.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Rick
The wrongko could probably use a gentle cleaning,...

The wrongko could probably use a gentle cleaning, it looks dingy in your photos.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Rick
I wonder if this is a modified blade. The work on...

I wonder if this is a modified blade. The work on the sorsoran is of extremely poor quality .
I have no idea of what dapur this may be called. :shrug:
But.
The mendak looks old and the wood of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By Rick
Mike, what I notice about one of the details of...

Mike, what I notice about one of the details of your new/old kris is that the 'elephant's trunk' feature is quite different from most. Instead of looking like an elephant's trunk the feature on your...
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