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Forum: Swap Forum 16th January 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Rick
Abebooks.com has this title and is a good...

Abebooks.com has this title and is a good resource for out-of-print publications.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Rick
Any ideas as to the type of horn? I have seen...

Any ideas as to the type of horn?
I have seen ram's horn snuff mulls that are scotch in origin.
Maybe the type of horn could give a clue. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By Rick
Here is 'wire and button' decoration on the...

Here is 'wire and button' decoration on the ferrule bands of a Philippine spear.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Rick
Angry A Nightmare

I understand that some of these were started on purpose; there's no punishment too extreme for this kind of behavior.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,843
Posted By Rick
Maybe with a proper type of flux the scarf joint...

Maybe with a proper type of flux the scarf joint between the dissimilar steels could have been achieved.
I would imagine Ric Furrer might have some thoughts on the subject.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Rick
Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Rick
I know an example of this hilt form (with blade...

I know an example of this hilt form (with blade attached) has been discussed here before; perhaps another member will remember.

Found a detail picture I had saved of the other one that passed...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th December 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,558
Posted By Rick
I wonder if the carvers are using Mastodon ivory...

I wonder if the carvers are using Mastodon ivory at all these days.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By Rick
Talisman

That could be the right insignia.
Since I have an overactive imagination I'll guess that the emblem was burned into the wood with a red hot uniform button.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By Rick
Interesting indeed. :) Most fouled anchor...

Interesting indeed. :)

Most fouled anchor devices have the shank and flukes entwined along with the stock.
What is the size of the impression?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By Rick
The marking appears to be burnt into the wood. I...

The marking appears to be burnt into the wood.
I have not been able to find an anchor device with a caduceus wrapped around the stock as this one is.
It also looks like multiple impressions. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th October 2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rick
The architect Mies van de Rohe's quote "Less...

The architect Mies van de Rohe's quote "Less is more." may apply here.
It looks like it has been drilled to be strung on each side the same way netsuke are.
It's a lovely and powerful form in and of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,862
Posted By Rick
Magpie's Blood

I understood it to mean that the blackthorn stick itself had the magpie's blood applied to it; not the fire hardened pickled knob at its end.
It seems to me more like an anointment than a treatment...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Rick
I see an excess of solder on the grip wires which...

I see an excess of solder on the grip wires which seems a bit unusual for such a fancy thing. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Rick
It looks like a picklock Navaja of some sort;...

It looks like a picklock Navaja of some sort; possibly Spanish or French.
The picklock is a feature new to my experience with Navaja's, not that I've seen that many. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 54,497
Posted By Rick
Could this have been for cutting the betel nut;...

Could this have been for cutting the betel nut; or are they too hard to use something like this on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rick
Kubur, if you go to the bottom of the ethno arms...

Kubur, if you go to the bottom of the ethno arms and armor page you can see how many people/entities are browsing the forum.
405 as this post is being written.

Only 6 members though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By Rick
We don't have a full picture uploaded to the...

We don't have a full picture uploaded to the database; only a link from what I can see. :shrug:
Links have a way of disappearing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,296
Posted By Rick
I would like to add that in this entire...

I would like to add that in this entire discussion we have not seen a single picture of this sword in its entirety.
Why is that?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By Rick
I think it may represent the crest of a bird's...

I think it may represent the crest of a bird's head, possibly the Cockatoo.
Unlike your example mine has notches.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,720
Posted By Rick
Another Rhino horn property, it doesn't get...

Another Rhino horn property, it doesn't get slippery in a wet hand.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rick
My 2 cents, polish more; and what is the brown...

My 2 cents, polish more; and what is the brown color coming up when you etch?
Maybe try a different etchant to avoid the brown tones? :shrug:


It is a very nice old warrior.
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By Rick
Blade from a trench knife maybe?

Blade from a trench knife maybe?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Rick
Judging from the last picture I can't recommend...

Judging from the last picture I can't recommend cleaning this sword. To get it clean you would be venturing into the territory of stock removal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Rick
Philippine interpretations of Japanese swords are...

Philippine interpretations of Japanese swords are not unknown. This one looks older than most that I have seen.
I have never seen one with a guard marked like this before..
Every now and then you...
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