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Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Rick
Thumbs up If you're happy then you got a good deal. ;) ...

If you're happy then you got a good deal. ;)

Were these meant for dueling do you think?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,213
Posted By Rick
Most of my kerises are kemardikan; most, I...

Most of my kerises are kemardikan; most, I believe, were made for purchase by unknown persons, many of them not of keris cultures.

So every time a pande makes a keris he somehow imbues with a spirit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,067
Posted By Rick
I think this one has seen some sort of...

I think this one has seen some sort of excitement; the edge is ragged as if it was used to attack wire, and it sports a bullet wound at the wide end where the dark spot is.
The blade is quite thick...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Rick
It looks huge! :eek: Your's is a much smaller...

It looks huge! :eek:
Your's is a much smaller example, Bill, yes?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi, if you'll note post #6 in this thread you...

Hi, if you'll note post #6 in this thread you will see the examples. :)

About all I can comment is that some Seller had either broken up the examples on a Moro weapons board, or bought a bunch of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th January 2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Rick
White gold gets a nice subdued patina through...

White gold gets a nice subdued patina through being worn though. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Rick
Jean, Please put up a link in Keris Swap. :)

Jean,
Please put up a link in Keris Swap. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st December 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up And to you too sir. :)

And to you too sir. :)
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Rick
Patina can be achieved on steel by a day or two...

Patina can be achieved on steel by a day or two soak in a thick paste made with instant coffee.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th December 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rick
Cool This Is So Much Fun

Why stop there?
About Whydah , the rest of his fleet and their fates.
Wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whydah_Gally

Where the surviving vessels made landfall; Damariscove Island, pics...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Rick
Smile A Difference

The first one (probably newer than the others) is used by an operator; in the dark I would guess. ;)
The second two are essentially booby-traps for the unwitting to set off inadvertently. :eek:...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Rick
Wink Gentlemen, the polite word for that profession is...

Gentlemen, the polite word for that profession is Resurrectionist. Much more suitable for talk at the dinner table. :rolleyes:
Now that you mention use Fernando; I think the person going 'out' might...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Rick
Smile Yep, I think you've got the firing sequence right...

Yep, I think you've got the firing sequence right Ken; they also made those bullseye lamps on this side of the pond.
It's not mine; I just stumbled across the picture online and thought you fellows...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Rick
Cool Beware The Early 19thC Night Watchman

He just might be toting one of these.
Any similar examples out there?
The bore looks huge.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th December 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Rick
Smile I'll take a wild guess and say it's Madurese...

I'll take a wild guess and say it's Madurese work. :)
Would like to see the entire blade; also the sarong looks older than the wilah, but maybe that's just the glue line I can see that makes me think...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Rick
That is, unless you're on the business end of it...

That is, unless you're on the business end of it . :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rick
Question Did you successfully straighten this blade Jose?

Did you successfully straighten this blade Jose?
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rick
Well, I emailed the curator of the Royal Regiment...

Well, I emailed the curator of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and enclosed the link to this thread.
Let's see what happens.
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By Rick
Smile Well, if it's a cane gun it's about as subtle as...

Well, if it's a cane gun it's about as subtle as a crutch. :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rick
Wink That also looks like a Gorget engraved on one of...

That also looks like a Gorget engraved on one of the panels.
So, officer?

Oh yeah Jose ; "There can be only one.." :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By Rick
Smile Lovely! Anthony, could you show us a closer...

Lovely!
Anthony, could you show us a closer picture of the pendok please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,819
Posted By Rick
An American hero stone. I hope I'm not venturing...

An American hero stone.
I hope I'm not venturing off topic.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,477
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Exquisite masterful carving; I don't think I have...

Exquisite masterful carving; I don't think I have ever seen a better example of this style of wrongko.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Rick
I'd also like to note that the first post in this...

I'd also like to note that the first post in this thread is literally an advert for a commercial venture which is expressly against the rules of behavior in all discussion forums here.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th November 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rick
Cool Beware, beware the Bight of the Benin, for few...

Beware, beware the Bight of the Benin, for few come out though many go in.

Here's a little insight on those 'Manilas' and the slave...
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