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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,362
Posted By Bill M
Posted this a while back and just enjoying this...

Posted this a while back and just enjoying this Kaskara all over again. Doing some cleaning and dusting.

Steven? Comment?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st March 2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Bill M
YES! Art is ageless and keeps changing. Every...

YES!

Art is ageless and keeps changing. Every time I look at something like this it is different and a new aspect is presented.

When I acquire something, it can be that it has one thing that I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Bill M
David, You and I are a lot alike. I buy because I...

David, You and I are a lot alike. I buy because I like. It speaks to me. Usually in a kinesthetic way, a feeling. I like this one. It has a very deep and powerful feeling, in the hand.

Here is what...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Bill M
Another Keris

Without me stating what I think this to be, would like your opinions. Please be frank in your comments.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bill M
Jean, David, what do you consider as...

Jean, David, what do you consider as "old/antique"? Over 50 years? Over 100 years?

I honestly don't remember if the seller said it was really old. He did say it was a good example and I doubt that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,804
Posted By Bill M
A few more

A few more
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bill M
Have sent a few emails in the past, but the...

Have sent a few emails in the past, but the seller has been unresponsive. :shrug: :shrug: :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bill M
David, the dress is new. It is my understanding...

David, the dress is new. It is my understanding that Javanese connoisseurs do not approve of old dress. I think the blade is older. I think the stones are low grade diamonds.

I am hoping that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,578
Posted By Bill M
I am honored that you post pictures of my pieces....

I am honored that you post pictures of my pieces. I did not write down information about too much of my pieces and don't exact;y remember details of many. Hoping that some of the other members will...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th March 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bill M
Kineta Naga Sasra

I feel myself having a revival of interest in these pieces! However time and age :rolleyes: has dulled my recollection.

Comments?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,578
Posted By Bill M
This one is ours. Have some others I can add.

This one is ours. Have some others I can add.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bill M
Just saw VANDOO post relating to this.

Just saw VANDOO post relating to this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bill M
Good to be back. Thanks for the warm wishes. :) ...

Good to be back. Thanks for the warm wishes. :) Had an old email (just updated) and was not getting topic notifications :rolleyes:

Hard to get the collector 'bug' pacified. Working on my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bill M
And one with a bronze handle

And one with a bronze handle
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bill M
Two Batak swords

I have slowed down collecting over the last few years, though still enjoying our collection of ethnographic weapons and other artifacts. Have turned my attention to some other areas and Anne and I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th August 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,828
Posted By Bill M
Guns, Germs and Steel (Book)

Did a search and could not find references to this book and want to mention one of the most fascinating books I have read. If it has been noted earlier, apologies, but still worth bring to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 42,622
Posted By Bill M
Just saw an interesting movie regarding the...

Just saw an interesting movie regarding the Ottoman Turks attempted invasion of Vienna, and got their tushes kicked by the Winged Hussars. As you all may know I am fascinated by the Winged Hussars...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,573
Posted By Bill M
Don't have any Apple info, sorry Have upgraded a...

Don't have any Apple info, sorry

Have upgraded a few things

Still using Picasa and Powertoy resizer.

Camera is Panasonic Lumix dmc-fz70. Amazing capabilities. 20mm to 1200mm optical zoom. Powerful...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th June 2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Bill M
Just watched this. A LOT of fun and want to see...

Just watched this. A LOT of fun and want to see it again am sure that we missed a lot (Netflix streaming video). Did not realize that Pari was Dayak.

It was . . . . different . . . . to see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,122
Posted By Bill M
Ah, so the T is pronounced as a hard T. I had...

Ah, so the T is pronounced as a hard T. I had heard Tao pronounced "Dow", but should be "tow" as in "ouch"?

It seems the "Tao" has something to do with your spiritual path.

So the phrase "TaoTič"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,122
Posted By Bill M
I have been going through my collection adding...

I have been going through my collection adding information while revisiting old friends. Would like to know more about 饕餮 . Could I get a more phonetic pronunciation? I think "Tao" is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 51,596
Posted By Bill M
One of my dream pieces. Ron has the only one I...

One of my dream pieces. Ron has the only one I ever saw that was similar. I very much admire the way he acquired it! Scratch and sniff!!"

This much gold is very rare. Makes Islamic men weak....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 3,445
Posted By Bill M
The handle is metal with a wood core. The two...

The handle is metal with a wood core. The two hand swords I have seen are all metal. I have one of these also
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,326
Posted By Bill M
Wish we could find out more. Seems to be a...

Wish we could find out more. Seems to be a specialized piece, made for some particular purpose. Perhaps as someone suggested, it was made to be a weapon that looked like a farm implement.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,326
Posted By Bill M
Looks like we have Bill Spike, Bill Hook perhaps...

Looks like we have Bill Spike, Bill Hook perhaps my name on a Political forum, Hawk Bill! :eek: :D

This IS an interesting place, Tim!
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