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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Rick
Godspeed Berkley.

Godspeed Berkley.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Rick
Smile You're welcome Apolaki. I'm sorry but I'm not...

You're welcome Apolaki.
I'm sorry but I'm not familiar with the object he holds in his left hand nor the object clasped in his right hand between his thumb and fingers.
I would love to know however,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Rick
Smile It's always nice to be able to see the handle...

It's always nice to be able to see the handle from a few angles; it makes identification easier. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Rick
The only thing I can see that it has in common...

The only thing I can see that it has in common with a Kampilan is the handle and guard. Is this enough to label it as such? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Rick
A thread died for this..

A thread died for this..
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Rick
It could possibly date to the era of The Great...

It could possibly date to the era of The Great Migration which occurred fairly shortly after the success of the Plymouth colony. You are a lucky guy. ;)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Rick
Smile Not my culture, but I agree from a Westerner's...

Not my culture, but I agree from a Westerner's point of view.
'Less is more.'
To quote the noted architect Mies Vanderoh.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th July 2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Rick
Just curious; can you provide dimensions for this...

Just curious; can you provide dimensions for this dagger Rsword?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By Rick
I see no evidence that this blade had a stirrup...

I see no evidence that this blade had a stirrup (asang asang) when the handle was bound with copper wire.
The blade does appear to have a separate gangya.
I'd guess this is not the original wrap on...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Rick
Smile Peter, is there any chance you could find out...

Peter, is there any chance you could find out from the seller where he sourced it from?
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up I expect that blade is substantially older than...

I expect that blade is substantially older than the Dealer's estimate.
Possibly Spanish Colonial?
I believe the handle and blade have been together for a fairly long time also. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi, You need to upload your pictures to this...

Hi,
You need to upload your pictures to this site.
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17119
How to:
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631&highlight=posting+photos
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up She's a beauty Gavin. What's the handle material;...

She's a beauty Gavin.
What's the handle material; looks interesting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,685
Posted By Rick
Agree with you, Tim.

Agree with you, Tim.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By Rick
How lucky you are to have a family member that...

How lucky you are to have a family member that shares your interests Jose. :)
Sure wish I did.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By Rick
I see a star or sun mark on the blade. Are all...

I see a star or sun mark on the blade.
Are all the fissures seen on the surface a sign that the blade was not forged at the proper temperature?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Rick
Question What are the dimensions David? The blunt end...

What are the dimensions David?
The blunt end seems to be quite peened over signifying that it has been subjected to blows from an equally hard object. I have seen old splitting wedges showing the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,060
Posted By Rick
Smile Thank you very much Oliver!

Thank you very much Oliver!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,060
Posted By Rick
Red face Anyone?

Sorry to be persistent; but every now and then after we have gotten some new members with language skills I haul this picture out.
Can any of you new guys read this inscription that is partially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By Rick
I believe it's Batak.

I believe it's Batak.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Rick
One piece cast hilt? East Borneo; Sea Dyak...

One piece cast hilt?
East Borneo; Sea Dyak perhaps? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,483
Posted By Rick
Smile Some time spent with the Search engine here may...

Some time spent with the Search engine here may help with your questions regarding identifying tribal origins.
Search terms like Sulu Kris, Tausug Kris, Maranao Kris etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,906
Posted By Rick
Talking I'm wondering why he didn't just plug the other...

I'm wondering why he didn't just plug the other guy with the Gasser that's stuck in his sash. Now he's about to get an uninvited ear wax removal because he didn't. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th May 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Rick
Smile I think you nailed it...

I think you nailed it Lee.
https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-19th-century-venetian-gondola-boat-hook-1066-c-a9acfee14f
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Rick
Smile Bump. :)

Bump. :)
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