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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2019, 01:06 AM
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Posted By Rick
A dental pick works wonders . :)

A dental pick works wonders . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,078
Posted By Rick
Krag - Jorgenson? A jacketed round.

Krag - Jorgenson?
A jacketed round.
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Rick
Could the carving be considered in the Baroque...

Could the carving be considered in the Baroque style perhaps?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Rick
Smile On Damascus Steel by Leo Figiel would be a...

On Damascus Steel by Leo Figiel would be a starting place.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Rick
First one of these I've seen. Any thoughts on why...

First one of these I've seen.
Any thoughts on why the pitting follows the inlay lines Jose?
Also noted, the chisel grind.. IIRC the wedung is not chisel ground.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Rick
Smile North Vietnamese, I would think. Possibly called...

North Vietnamese, I would think. Possibly called a Guom although it's a bit short.
The decoration at the forte indicates this to me.

The scabbard ???
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rick
Everyone is allowed to have their own opinion;...

Everyone is allowed to have their own opinion; this is your's and that's just fine with all of us I'm sure. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Rick
The differences I can see from the daggers...

The differences I can see from the daggers harvested from the web are that the curve of the blade is more extreme and the profile of the blade next to the ricasso is quite different.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,197
Posted By Rick
Smile I dare say we'd be lost in there without...

I dare say we'd be lost in there without nomenclature Ariel.
On the other hand, many features have multiple names depending upon the particular keris culture we are discussing.
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By Rick
Did you peen the rivets on the inside of this...

Did you peen the rivets on the inside of this helmet yourself Fernando?
Was it difficult?
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Nice work by your silversmith Fernando. I also...

Nice work by your silversmith Fernando.
I also like the tarnished surface; it goes quite well with the surface tone of the cabasset.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,201
Posted By Rick
Smile Deja vu indeed Kai. I was looking at this post in...

Deja vu indeed Kai.
I was looking at this post in the queue and wondering if it might just be intended to be provocative in nature being such a generalization.

I'd love to hear the rationale...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th February 2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Rick
Smile Here's something to start off...

Here's something to start off with:
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2033&highlight=hrisoulas
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Rick
Could this have been used for executions; or is...

Could this have been used for executions; or is the handle a bit short for that purpose?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th February 2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,760
Posted By Rick
Those dotted lines on the handle; Hippo tooth?

Those dotted lines on the handle; Hippo tooth?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th February 2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Rick
Smile Using the knuckle of the thumb as a constant...

Using the knuckle of the thumb as a constant width I counted 22 starting at the base of the blade including the thickness of the ganja. Divided by 7 the answer is essentially 3 and about 5 other...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th February 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By Rick
Is the flat side a stretched skin? Could it be a...

Is the flat side a stretched skin?
Could it be a hawking drum of some sort?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Rick
Smile Not to mention there is already a bracelet (or...

Not to mention there is already a bracelet (or two ?) in place. :shrug:

And what is that filled hole between the little finger and the (usual) ring finger for; another ring ? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Rick
Smile Looks like a ring should go there. I would think...

Looks like a ring should go there.
I would think the shank would be let into the finger a bit though; just to keep it a bit more secure. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Rick
Unhappy I can only speculate Tim; my bid didn't win. :(...

I can only speculate Tim; my bid didn't win. :(
The handle appears to be uniformly rusted, so probably steel? The seller did not supply any pictures of the handle end.
What struck me was the length...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Rick
Smile Another Dha?

Thoughts on this dha recently closed on ebay?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st January 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Rick
Wisdom and Humanity exemplified.

Wisdom and Humanity exemplified.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Rick
Smile There are plenty of fake scrimshaw teeth out...

There are plenty of fake scrimshaw teeth out there; maybe you can source a blank one with a little googling; then all you would need is the artisan.
Look for arvorin plus on ebay.
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up If you're happy then you got a good deal. ;) ...

If you're happy then you got a good deal. ;)

Were these meant for dueling do you think?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,906
Posted By Rick
Most of my kerises are kemardikan; most, I...

Most of my kerises are kemardikan; most, I believe, were made for purchase by unknown persons, many of them not of keris cultures.

So every time a pande makes a keris he somehow imbues with a spirit...
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