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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
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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: 5,129
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: 595
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: 595
Posted By Rick
Smile Bump. :)

Bump. :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Rick
Smile It would be very helpful to see the sword in its...

It would be very helpful to see the sword in its entirety. The flowers are not Chrysanthemums which are usually depicted on Japanese weapons. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th May 2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Rick
I don't wish to offend anyone at all; but yes...

I don't wish to offend anyone at all; but yes this is not a cooking forum and it is pretty far off topic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,660
Posted By Rick
Extortion Bill? That's a new low. :mad:

Extortion Bill?
That's a new low. :mad:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Rick
The White Bellied Sea Eagle is found in the area...

The White Bellied Sea Eagle is found in the area these goloks originate from; I agree with Albert that it is a raptor and certainly resembles an eagle's head. One of the animals that they prey upon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up They are all symbols of power IMO. I wonder if...

They are all symbols of power IMO.

I wonder if the ship with The British flag might not be an East India Co. coin. I'll bet one anchor button is British navy and the other with a crown and cannons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rick
I'm thinking this is a British Royal Fusiliers...

I'm thinking this is a British Royal Fusiliers device.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up What a great collection of talismans for one...

What a great collection of talismans for one sword! :eek:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th April 2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Rick
Kocet Kocetan

It almost looks like some form of Bakelite; I share Alan's suspicions.
If it is a casting, then it's one hell of a nice job and I would still treasure it were it mine.

I wonder if the pin holes on...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th April 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rick
I think woven was the word you were looking for...

I think woven was the word you were looking for A.G.
This is woven using very fine wire?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By Rick
I wonder if this blade fits into this...

I wonder if this blade fits into this group.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22827&highlight=iras
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Rick
Smile Genre Work?

Egyptian Sword..

Looks like classic orientalist work with heavily applied artistic license.
So probably the location was the artist's studio and imagination rather than some place tangible.

From...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th March 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,292
Posted By Rick
Rice contains arsenic at a relatively high level...

Rice contains arsenic at a relatively high level compared to most other foods.
:shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th March 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rick
Cool I am on the same page you are on, Gio. I just...

I am on the same page you are on, Gio.
I just checked in here this morning and, yes Picasso came to my mind also, including Guernica.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rick
You tell me....

You tell me. ;)
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15632&highlight=hand+cannon+chinese

Any provenance from the owner?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rick
I think it may be Chinese also David. That looks...

I think it may be Chinese also David.
That looks like a Native American basket it is poised upon.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th March 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Rick
Cool That is a huge example, David. :eek: Biggest one...

That is a huge example, David. :eek:
Biggest one I've ever seen; circular saws are a popular source for the blades.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Rick
That's a familiar tactic for FEDEX. I won a large...

That's a familiar tactic for FEDEX.
I won a large oil painting on ebay; the Seller shipped it FEDEX; I cringed when I saw they were shippers.

The painting arrived, frame smashed to bits; canvas...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rick
An electrolysis bath can remove rust very...

An electrolysis bath can remove rust very efficiently; and when the rust has gone there is no further degradation to the iron that is revealed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,843
Posted By Rick
Cool Thank you very much Xasterix. :)

Thank you very much Xasterix. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,843
Posted By Rick
Question Xasterix, could you put a name to this blade...

Xasterix, could you put a name to this blade pattern if you know it; and could you guess at the approximate age?

I gather that JC is not making bladed weapons now?
Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,843
Posted By Rick
Smile Here is a JC.

Here is a JC.
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