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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,461
Posted By t_c
Thanks for the extra info - much appreciated. ...

Thanks for the extra info - much appreciated. It's nice to hear these stories - I'm a little less involved with Bahala Na these days, but the background info is always nice. Wish I had spent more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,832
Posted By t_c
Ok, So Damar is just pine pitch glue (Damar Pine)...

Ok, So Damar is just pine pitch glue (Damar Pine) with some combination of charcoal, beeswax, and some other hardening/bonding agent (clay,fiber,etc). That's been helpful reading, thanks. So if I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,832
Posted By t_c
Great thought Gav - an official glue thread! I'll...

Great thought Gav - an official glue thread!
I'll try to make a humble contribution in regards to a Japanese "rice glue". If I remember the process correctly, one would grind down rice to a fine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,944
Posted By t_c
Thanks Spunjer - I was asking about the...

Thanks Spunjer - I was asking about the fuller/cross-section because it is something I have seen on just a few blades (one of which I used to own). I was thinking this "step" to the back edge might...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,944
Posted By t_c
Great Bangkung Spunjer, the okir work on the...

Great Bangkung Spunjer, the okir work on the scabbard is especially nice.

When I saw this is, it reminded me of piece from Palawan that Ian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,601
Posted By t_c
Nice Kris Yanni. I think I understand Battara's...

Nice Kris Yanni.
I think I understand Battara's comment. IMHO this looks like a "field repair": "I don't have enough material or time to dress the handle properly, so I use what little I have." I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By t_c
Nice looking piece. I am curious about the...

Nice looking piece. I am curious about the sharpened back edge near the tip. This is something I associate in my mind as a "fighting blade" attribute (couldn't think of a better reason for it). Is...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th May 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,123
Posted By t_c
Wish I had waited to find a copy, paid a pretty...

Wish I had waited to find a copy, paid a pretty penny for a 70's edition not too long ago... :(
I'm interested in how the pictures came out though, even the publisher had some concerns....
Forum: Swap Forum 7th May 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By t_c
Kris and Barong are sold, thank you.

Kris and Barong are sold, thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,187
Posted By t_c
That's great actually! :) Thanks Lew - going...

That's great actually! :)
Thanks Lew - going to file this one away in library!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,187
Posted By t_c
IMHO stay away from waxwood for training ( sorry...

IMHO stay away from waxwood for training ( sorry Neil ). A fellow student likes using waxwood for FMA, but (against rattan at least) they do eventually break and splinter under heavy use (gave him a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,098
Posted By t_c
Beautiful blade! Yeah, nice friend you have...

Beautiful blade! Yeah, nice friend you have there to pass that along!

Maybe the the stampings can help with age if you could figure out what sort of machine the stamps came from. The three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,616
Posted By t_c
I think it's a cock-fighting blade. The string...

I think it's a cock-fighting blade. The string is for strapping the blade to the cocks leg.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By t_c
I lived there years ago - stopped by the shop...

I lived there years ago - stopped by the shop last summer when I was up visiting friends. "Stumptown" is just a nickname for Portland (logging reference), but that neighborhood is Sellwood. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,259
Posted By t_c
Interesting picture and movie clip. I would look...

Interesting picture and movie clip. I would look at it keeping in mind Bruce Lee's western fencing background - just take a look at that grip :). If you are looking for something that would perform...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By t_c
Hey Kino (and Josh), maybe I can help with the...

Hey Kino (and Josh), maybe I can help with the confusion. I think I have handled these - did you find them in a bucket on 13th in stumptown?
If these are the same ones, they seemed fairly authentic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,619
Posted By t_c
Another interesting thing to consider is the...

Another interesting thing to consider is the psychological effects of being shot.
I saw on TV a home movie some teenagers made of shooting people with their paintball gun (drive-by style). One...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd April 2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By t_c
If anyone is interested, some price...

If anyone is interested, some price adjustments:
Kris $250
Barong $200
Tenegre $150

Thanks for looking.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 23rd April 2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,701
Posted By t_c
Will drop this one down to $150 if anyone is...

Will drop this one down to $150 if anyone is interested.
Thanks for looking.
Forum: Swap Forum 31st March 2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By t_c
Parang Pedang is sold, Thanks

Parang Pedang is sold,
Thanks
Forum: Swap Forum 30th March 2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By t_c
Parang Pedang is available again.

Parang Pedang is available again.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th March 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By t_c
Matulis is sold. Thanks.

Matulis is sold. Thanks.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th March 2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By t_c
Parang Pedang is on hold.

Parang Pedang is on hold.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th March 2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By t_c
PI Swords & Parang Pedang

Garage Sale time...
PI & Indo swords for sale. If you have any questions or would like additional photos, please ask.
Shipping to the US only please (shipping included in price).

Double Edged Barong...
Forum: Swap Forum 25th March 2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By t_c
Little price reduction on remaining...

Little price reduction on remaining items:
Krieger $150.
Bosnian Knife $75.
Shipping to included in price.
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