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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Yes Jens; I liken US laws to a blunderbuss; they...

Yes Jens; I liken US laws to a blunderbuss; they achieve the purpose but the collateral damage is quite large and innocent people are hurt as a result. :(
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Rick
One vote for Tridacna here...

One vote for Tridacna here...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By Rick
My impression also, but A.G. would be one in the...

My impression also, but A.G. would be one in the know about that end of things.
Truly a anomalous puuko. :confused:
We do see figural ivory Dutch sword handles carved in the Far East... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Rick
Yes, let's see the entire sword if you please.

Yes, let's see the entire sword if you please.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By Rick
This begs the question Alan. What would this...

This begs the question Alan.
What would this ivory jejeran be suitable with?
Or is it just bling?
The carving looks to be exceptional.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Rick
A solid gold handle would be made with the lost...

A solid gold handle would be made with the lost wax casting method. Such a handle would be extremely heavy and would cost probably 12,000 (or more) dollars in gold (not counting gems); then the maker...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Rick
Smile Welcome. It would be nice to see a larger picture...

Welcome.
It would be nice to see a larger picture that shows more detail.
How many grams does this beauty weigh?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Rick
Smile Welcome

And this may be helpful with your picture posting problems. :)
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rick
Well, it looks like it is a cut made by hand and...

Well, it looks like it is a cut made by hand and soldered or brazed.
You can see that the bottom of one seam looks like it's still open.
I can't imagine accidental damage not deforming the metal...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rick
[QUOTE=M ELEY] In my opinion (and it is ONLY...

[QUOTE=M ELEY] In my opinion (and it is ONLY that), this is an old East India Company sword blade with a later (perhaps mid to late 19th c.) hilt similar to a kastane. I don't think it was made for a...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rick
Smile I'm curious about the eight pointed plates that...

I'm curious about the eight pointed plates that are attached to the cross guard on each side. They do not seem from the pictures to very ergonomic when it comes to actually using this sabre. ...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rick
Talking Another entrant for the 'Shaver Cool' style of...

Another entrant for the 'Shaver Cool' style of sabre.

Was it made here (east indies); or there (Europa)? :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th June 2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By Rick
I think using a neutral gray and not a black...

I think using a neutral gray and not a black background will make things clearer; also photos taken in outside light will much improve things.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Hi Ridho, Quite a bit better. :) It ocurred...

Hi Ridho,
Quite a bit better. :)


It ocurred to me last night that many new members may be using their smart phone for pictures instead of a real camera.
David was so good as to dig up this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Sticky: Posting Photos
Views: 28,052
Posted By Rick
Smile Now Added To This Thread

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10581&highlight=Photographing+Weapons
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th June 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Rick
Ridho, You really need to improve your...

Ridho,
You really need to improve your photography; use a plain medium grey background and concentrate on getting good focus.

Trying to tell anything about these pieces in your last 2 posts would...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th June 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Rick
Smile [QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Thus the mendak, rather than...

[QUOTE=A. G. Maisey]Thus the mendak, rather than the metuk:- the mendak collapses and absorbs some of the shock. It does not need to be a firm, neat fit, it only needs to be in place and collapsible....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Rick
Is this a smaller example of the type?

Is this a smaller example of the type?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Rick
IIRC, and often I don't. :o This is a...

IIRC, and often I don't. :o
This is a representation of a sprout or tendril vegetable in nature.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Rick
Smile Well, I always wondered if it was American...

Well, I always wondered if it was American influenced from this character born in 1936:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_the_Jeep

One never knows.. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Rick
Could this be Ilocano?

Could this be Ilocano?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Rick
Smile Works fine from here in the eastern US.

Works fine from here in the eastern US.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th June 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Rick
I'd suggest you use the search function to gather...

I'd suggest you use the search function to gather the information you need.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 995
Posted By Rick
No Big Deal

I bought a small jar of instant and made a paste, applied it to the blade and all that happened was an increase in contrast between the pamor and the core. :shrug:
Not really worth belaboring the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th May 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 995
Posted By Rick
Smile Yes it would; if I had anything that could...

Yes it would; if I had anything that could produce a warangan type of etch. :(
I'm reasonably happy just to see a contrast between the metals; the EPA doesn't want me to possess arsenic trioxide. ...
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