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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Rick
Smile Some Talibon/Garab elements in that piece...

Some Talibon/Garab elements in that piece .



Not yours David . :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th August 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By Rick
Cool S. Auchmuty Col.

Now this fellow lived in interesting times . :eek:

What life of adventure !

Sir Samuel was born at New York City in 1756, and educated at King's College, the progenitor of today's Columbia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Rick
This sabre also came with a funky little mak...

This sabre also came with a funky little mak .
The blade looks like the steel is 'tired' from the forging crack .
This too is folded forged steel .

I'm sure I paid too much but they appealed to me ....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Rick
Smile Thanks Gavin .

Thanks Gavin .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 10:21 PM
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Views: 351
Posted By Rick
Smile Tonkin Sabre ?

I picked this up some months ago because I liked the lines of it and the washboard grained hilt .
27.25 inches overall; 20 inch blade a strong quarter inch thick at the forte .
The blade is obviously...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Rick
I agree, Jim . Barry, you're a forum treasure . ...

I agree, Jim .
Barry, you're a forum treasure . :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Rick
Smile Ah, thank you Marcus . :)

Ah, thank you Marcus . :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Rick
Where does one conceal the lit match ? :confused:

Where does one conceal the lit match ? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Rick
They are fun to shoot . :)

They are fun to shoot . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Rick
Cool So do you have a model 1873 MAS 11mm revolver in...

So do you have a model 1873 MAS 11mm revolver in your stash ?
Those must have been fairly plentiful early on in the conflict .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Rick
The row started with the French in 1946; I expect...

The row started with the French in 1946; I expect that these pieces date to that time period . I doubt Russia would have been supplying AK's to other communist uprisings so soon after the end of WWII...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Rick
Smile Cup

Easily modified by a metal smith with a dapping block . :shrug:
Part of the mystery; isn't it ? :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Really like the thin spidery pamor lines . ...

Really like the thin spidery pamor lines . :)
The cup is a different and unusual look; nicely understated .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th August 2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 480
Posted By Rick
Talking In Spite Of Themselves

I love that Morgan and his buddies actually managed to blow up one of their most powerful vessels while partying onboard at the rendezvous point (and he survived) before they even left for Panama . ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th August 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By Rick
Unusual subject matter to have been made in...

Unusual subject matter to have been made in either Mexico or the US and wind up on the other side of the world in a former British colony .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Rick
Smile Yes, hollow forged . A thin steel plate at the...

Yes, hollow forged .
A thin steel plate at the butt with what looks like a cut nail holding it in place .
For splitting a chicken in the kitchen it's incomparable . ;) :)

I reckon the two pieces...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Rick
Smile I picked this one up at a barn sale along w/a...

I picked this one up at a barn sale along w/a funky old choora .
Scabbard and pouch w/the 2 little fellows included .

This should happen more often . ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Rick
Smile Pretty sure someone around here can produce a...

Pretty sure someone around here can produce a Katipunan wavy dagger; but it's not me . :)
That might serve the criteria . ;)
The piece looks pre-wwar II to me . :shrug:

The interesting thing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up No, Ethnographic . :) Horn handle looks nice;...

No, Ethnographic . :)
Horn handle looks nice; the blade is a bit roughly finished, but that's okay .
Maybe the style was influenced by the Southern Philippines; but quite a long time ago...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Rick
Exclamation Search

I think this ground has been covered before here .

A search of the site using those very key words just might unveil what you are looking for . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th August 2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Rick
Talking I wish we were hanging out together when I was...

I wish we were hanging out together when I was 10, David . :( ;)
I did get pretty good with the Humanatone though . :D

These instruments (tooth chippers) are often associated in the US with...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th August 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Rick
Wink Also known as a 'front tooth chipper' . :mad: I...

Also known as a 'front tooth chipper' . :mad:
I speak from childhood experience . :(
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Rick
I guess the question then arises: is the snake...

I guess the question then arises: is the snake element Eastern or Western influence ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By Rick
And a seylawa doesn't necessarily have to look...

And a seylawa doesn't necessarily have to look just like a 'Kyhber' ? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th August 2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 480
Posted By Rick
Now, I could tell you a story about a neighbor of...

Now, I could tell you a story about a neighbor of mine took an M60 and a couple of LAW's on his sailboat through there right after the V.N. war
on his way to H.K.
South China Sea; badass...
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