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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Rick
Striking

That blade though..... :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 04:56 PM
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Views: 259
Posted By Rick
I believe this form is a keris ligan, or keris...

I believe this form is a keris ligan, or keris pedang .

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6491&highlight=ligan

Personally, I couldn't speak to its age from pictures alone.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th April 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Anthony, Your post with the pictures has...

Anthony, Your post with the pictures has disappeared after being passed.
Please repost the photos.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Rick
Cato says that the elongated pommel was to...

Cato says that the elongated pommel was to protect the wrist from possibly disabling cuts.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th April 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Rick
Smile Pictures of the wood please? :)

Pictures of the wood please? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Rick
...

https://missoulacurrent.com/opinion/2017/09/missoula-montana-history-war/
You should upload pictures to the site; for the database. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th April 2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Rick
The blade has a real purity of form. :)

The blade has a real purity of form. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rick
Unhappy To be brutally honest... :(...

To be brutally honest... :(

me·di·o·cre
ˌmēdēˈōkər/Submit
adjective
of only moderate quality; not very good.
"a mediocre actor"
synonyms: ordinary, average, middling,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Rick
It would be interesting to know exactly where...

It would be interesting to know exactly where these blades were sourced from; New World, or Old. :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By Rick
Humble opinion noted......

Humble opinion noted......
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By Rick
May I make Myself Clear

Speaking as the person who founded this sub-forum:

We exist to discuss traditional kerises and their cultures; not modern art.
These pieces you keep presenting are no different than fantasy...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st March 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,278
Posted By Rick
I don't have a copy of Groneman, nor have I...

I don't have a copy of Groneman, nor have I looked into it. I believe other members who have both books might be more qualified to make a comparison.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th March 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,278
Posted By Rick
You might like to have a look at THE WORLD OF THE...

You might like to have a look at THE WORLD OF THE JAVANESE KERIS by Garrett and Bronwen Solyom.
There are many pictures of the steps in the forging process in this book.
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Rick
I've got a suspicion that the Ivory is in fact a...

I've got a suspicion that the Ivory is in fact a piece of Narwhal tusk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By Rick
Smile Is that a scarf weld I see there? Not uncommon...

Is that a scarf weld I see there?
Not uncommon with wootz blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Rick
Smile Avatar Request

Bodovon, welcome to the forums. :)

Could you please change your avatar.
It's not appropriate to the purpose of the forums and I doubt anyone enjoys looking at a 9mm pointed right at their face.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,064
Posted By Rick
Smile Too many are never enough. and: So many swords,...

Too many are never enough.
and:
So many swords, so little time... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,064
Posted By Rick
Talking Six years between your first post and your...

Six years between your first post and your latest!
Did you misplace it for some time; or do you have a backlog of restorations to do that is that big?? :eek: :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By Rick
Unhappy I'm very sorry; I would have to classify this new...

I'm very sorry; I would have to classify this new piece as an 'Indonesian style dagger'.
For me it just does not fit the required parameters to be called 'Keris'. :(

We own AKC recognized dogs;...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Opinion

For what it's worth, and only my point of view:

Garish is a word I might use to describe this end product.
For me his effort begs the question; who designates what is the proper form of a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th February 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Rick
Smile ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/printthread.php?t=7095
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th February 2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Rick
Smile Well, I gave it a try, Paul. :shrug: :) But as...

Well, I gave it a try, Paul. :shrug: :)

But as Alan has said we cannot say for sure about identities of these figural Bali hilts.

I have a version of the hilt that you have shown; I guess it's...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th February 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Rick
Smile Would it be Bima Paul?

Would it be Bima Paul?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th January 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rick
I was hoping to use them as an interior feature...

I was hoping to use them as an interior feature in one of the houses I have built here, but I just couldn't find a way to do that, so they rest in the cellar.
Maybe my boy can find a use for them. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th January 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rick
I have two immense hand turned wood cider press...

I have two immense hand turned wood cider press screws from the mill at Chickering Farm in my basement here on the Cape. There was a harrow at the farm made entirely of wood, teeth and all.
The...
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