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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Rick
The decoration on the blade looks a bit Borneo in...

The decoration on the blade looks a bit Borneo in style .
A la those brass stirrup hilted 'parang naburs' that we see so often . :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Rick
Frankenswords .

Frankenswords .
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Rick
The cup looks like a casting; if not of aluminum...

The cup looks like a casting; if not of aluminum it must be heavy .
It also looks like the fuller runs off the point; maybe re-shaped ?
Were any dimensions given ?
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Another Swede

I drove to Provincetown early this morning to see the Whaler Charles W. Morgan as she was visiting there for the weekend . Unfortunately she was anchored out in the roadstead .
Something even nicer...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Rick
The ukiran looks like a variation on the 'woman'...

The ukiran looks like a variation on the 'woman' motif .
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Rick
Cool Looks like the magazine went off . Nicely...

Looks like the magazine went off .
Nicely preserved larboard quarter in the picture ; but the rest, flinders ! :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Rick
Robert, any chance that this is a recycled...

Robert, any chance that this is a recycled oversharpened blade ? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Rick
Cool A relative . :)

A relative . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Rick
Probably a matter of hue in the picture, then...

Probably a matter of hue in the picture, then .
1912 is Constabulary era . :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Rick
I will bet that the guard is made from recycled...

I will bet that the guard is made from recycled Sheffield Plate . :cool:
As a matter of fact I'll also bet that the scabbard toe is also Sheffield with maybe a layer of silver missing .. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Congratulations ! I'd vote for that location and...

Congratulations !
I'd vote for that location and approximate time period .
Nice high end carving work too .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th June 2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,525
Posted By Rick
Cool Almost reminds one of the Green Man from another...

Almost reminds one of the Green Man from another culture .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By Rick
^^^ First, do no harm . It does not appear...

^^^
First, do no harm .
It does not appear 'broke' to me . :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th June 2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By Rick
Smile The pamor almost looks drawn on the blade; but I...

The pamor almost looks drawn on the blade; but I know it is not . :)
The blade has a nice polish .
Bali or Lombok .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Rick
It looks a bit short for a sword; perhaps a...

It looks a bit short for a sword; perhaps a Butcher's knife ? :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th June 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By Rick
Can you show a shot looking at the fit of blade...

Can you show a shot looking at the fit of blade to scabbard ?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th June 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Rick
Cool Weapons would be terribly dull without the...

Weapons would be terribly dull without the silversmith and goldsmiths' touch .

I picked this fellow because he makes some of the nicest criollos and other fancy Argentine knives .
I have a feeling...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th June 2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Rick
Traditional Catalan/Argentine Silversmithing ?

Submitted:
Would this be germane as associated with the art/craft of decorating arms ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCNBa04cPsQ
Especially in the area of Spanish influenced cultures ? :shrug: :o
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Absolutely; Man's first and immemorial ally in...

Absolutely; Man's first and immemorial ally in the hunt .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up You are a very good man, Fernando . I salute you,...

You are a very good man, Fernando .
I salute you, as do all dogs in need .
Such heart !
Bravo .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Were I you, I would be quite happy with this...

Were I you, I would be quite happy with this effort .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Rick
No Robert, that's so he leaves no pawprints at...

No Robert, that's so he leaves no pawprints at the kill . ;) :D

Actually, he hurt a dew claw and would not stop licking it . After we covered it he started in on the other paw as if to make up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By Rick
Red face I don't hold out much hope for any part of the...

I don't hold out much hope for any part of the ensemble . :(
Would suggest a more discriminating eye ? :o
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By Rick
Cool The Dogs of War !

Or hunting .. :shrug:
Two Rhodesian Ridgebacks .
Ethnographic weapons in themselves .

Beware the gaze . ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,875
Posted By Rick
Nelson's HMS Victory 104 guns, launched 1765,...

Nelson's HMS Victory 104 guns, launched 1765, carried a lateen rig on her mizzen mast in the early years of her career . :)

It was also one of the easiest of 'jury' rigs available to mariners of...
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