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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Rick
Smile Well, wrong or right; this example has been...

Well, wrong or right; this example has been configured this way since I purchased it on ebay many years ago. The handle is so checked and firmly attached that I have never attempted to remove it.
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Rick
Another feature that might pin this stiletto down...

Another feature that might pin this stiletto down even further Mark is that this example has no apparent taper to the blade and thus is ideally suited to the touchhole of a cannon.
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Rick
Cool Sword Find In Sweden

https://jonkopingslansmuseum.se/nyheter/kategori/arkeologi/attaaring-fann-jarnalderssvard/


Translation is found in the banner above the article.
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Rick
Smile Just to confuse things further Mark, artillery...

Just to confuse things further Mark, artillery men, or gun captains at sea used goose quills packed with powder to shove down the touch hole so that ignition was pretty much guaranteed by a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Rick
Your dagger looks very much like a Misericorde...

Your dagger looks very much like a Misericorde Mark.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By Rick
Maybe we might consider this kris as a...

Maybe we might consider this kris as a 'transitional' style.
Do I see activity in the core of this sword?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th September 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi, for instructions on how to post photos please...

Hi, for instructions on how to post photos please see the first post in the Ethnographic Weapons forum titled Posting Photos.
Thanks
Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Rick
Looks like an almost guaranteed chain fire to me....

Looks like an almost guaranteed chain fire to me. :eek:
The bottom pan looks very commodious compared to the upper one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By Rick
What are the dimensions of this beast Jose? :eek:

What are the dimensions of this beast Jose? :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Rick
Amazing how well they held up all those...

Amazing how well they held up all those centuries.
Another possibility for their being onboard could be they were left over trade stock from the previous owners of the vessel.
She was a recent...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Rick
Whydah Galley

New finds; while dodging sharks. :eek:

http://www.capecodtimes.com/photogallery/CC/20180831/PHOTOGALLERY/831009999/PH/1
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st August 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Rick
Smile ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1828&highlight=displaying
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th August 2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Rick
Well, it's a floor model; that's for sure. It's...

Well, it's a floor model; that's for sure.
It's cast iron Fernando?
The Seller's explanation sounds plausible. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi Carlos, thank you. I got the little one 20...

Hi Carlos, thank you. I got the little one 20 years or so ago.
I was surprised even then what I ended up bidding for it.
Looking at ebay these days I can see that the little ones still sell for much...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Rick
No makers marks, Chris; only Albacete. :( It...

No makers marks, Chris; only Albacete. :(

It looks like one that might have been purchased from a Cuchillero, street vendor.
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Rick
Smile Thank you Chris. Everything is very tight, no...

Thank you Chris.
Everything is very tight, no blade wobble, sharp notches etc.
It must not have seen very much use in the past.
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Rick
Talking No Fernando, it was you who shamed me into...

No Fernando, it was you who shamed me into getting a large one what with your comments on my puny souvenir example in another thread. :p ;) :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Rick
Smile A Rustic Navaja

I got this recently from a Seller in the UK.
Could anyone offer any thoughts as to its age?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rick
Could we consider that dress in these mountainous...

Could we consider that dress in these mountainous areas could be quite tough to penetrate even without chain armor being worn; and that this might also be a contributing factor to the geometry of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By Rick
The handle looks very much like rhinoceros horn.

The handle looks very much like rhinoceros horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Rick
Time and Tide wait for no man.

Time and Tide wait for no man.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By Rick
It looks like Palembang style to me.

It looks like Palembang style to me.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By Rick
Smile I like this keris very...

I like this keris very much.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11674&highlight=kebo+lajer
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,605
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Yes, you're probably right; and it probably would...

Yes, you're probably right; and it probably would be abused by those seeking financial gain. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,605
Posted By Rick
Question How About?

A Smith's sub-forum wherein the artisan(s) only can show ethnographically inspired contemporary work for comments?

Or is this a...
Lead balloon? :shrug:
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