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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,442
Posted By RAMBA
overall condition and etching is an issue for me.

overall condition and etching is an issue for me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By RAMBA
Looks good.

Looks good.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By RAMBA
This is a nice kukri that I would put to the...

This is a nice kukri that I would put to the Indian Mutany period based on other similar kukri with steel hilt, full tang peened arrangement, fullering and laminated steel. 185759 or there about....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd September 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By RAMBA
31 cms to tip.

31 cms to tip.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By RAMBA
I was there bidding on something else and this...

I was there bidding on something else and this came up and did not get much interest. There was another all silver (scabbard and hilt weighty and fine work) one that I bid on but went out of my area...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By RAMBA
been looking at a similar example on a dealers...

been looking at a similar example on a dealers site described as from Sumatran or Bugis Straights. Similar over sized selut too.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By RAMBA
First Keris

I picked up this small Keris the other week and it is my first foray into this type of weapon. I just liked the wood work and its small nature.

I believe it is an Indonesian Buginese keris from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By RAMBA
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By RAMBA
Would you know the weight of your example?

Would you know the weight of your example?
Forum: Swap Forum 14th August 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By RAMBA
Wanted - Khyber Swords

Interested in any Khyber swords. Please PM me if you are looking to let yours go.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By RAMBA
Export out of Australia of goods valued over...

Export out of Australia of goods valued over $2000 AUD requires export permit from customs. A shipping broker can sort that I think I paid $45.00. This caught me out as I was shipping a single item I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By RAMBA
I haven't experienced such a thing :( I don't...

I haven't experienced such a thing :(

I don't see the value in the auction buyers premium - can't even get half of them to sort the shipping for that fee. Add on the online bidding fee etc. and you...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By RAMBA
I have no problems with our "Border...

I have no problems with our "Border Force" or their representatives opening items - but I have had a number of items treated like a bit of scrap metal. And damaged in the process.

I also have a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By RAMBA
I have benefited from poor descriptions (just...

I have benefited from poor descriptions (just recently picked up a incredibly early rare kukri that is 19th C not mid 20th thanks very much) but also watched on annoyed at what would seem to be a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
Posted By RAMBA
Yes sorry a UPS store - I have been in email...

Yes sorry a UPS store - I have been in email contact. It is a real pain.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
Posted By RAMBA
I have been trying to obtain shipping quotes for...

I have been trying to obtain shipping quotes for a small wooden mask coming up for sale in the USA. International shipping - I think we have a new stupid quote of the year.

A USPS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
Posted By RAMBA
I recently old a 19th C spear head to a chap in...

I recently old a 19th C spear head to a chap in NZ and their customs seized it and he had to get police clearance to take possession of a prohibited weapon. After 6 weeks it was cleared only to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
Posted By RAMBA
I have had an item shipped from Italy - all...

I have had an item shipped from Italy - all antique items need clearance papers from the Italian Government for export from Italy - this can take a couple of weeks but the auction house should...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By RAMBA
Yes looks like spear butt

I found some photos of a lot of spears which I think are African. Well the Iron piece is a spear butt. Not Cambodian. It is identical and on the base of the circled spear. I think the other long thin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By RAMBA
Some similarity/influence in the pierced and...

Some similarity/influence in the pierced and beaded guard type on this 17th C Khanda.

Early Hindu Khanda
17th century
Patissa, India
Very rare sword type
Pierced guard

C - Swords and Antique...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By RAMBA
Thank you this is fantastic - Creates more...

Thank you this is fantastic - Creates more questions thought. I have cleaned the yellow chalk away and taken a photo through a magnifying glass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By RAMBA
The dot markings have been recently rubbed over...

The dot markings have been recently rubbed over with yellow chalk by the seller/auction house. I recall there was a before picture in the sale and the marking were barely visible. I believe they are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By RAMBA
Yes I would take 1960's for when this marriage...

Yes I would take 1960's for when this marriage was arranged. The blade does have some age to it - archaic - and the dot markings are old too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By RAMBA
Good to know - nothing negative if i'm learning...

Good to know - nothing negative if i'm learning something - a new area for me Tulwar. I had some poor photos to go off and picked it up for not a whole lot. The script was why I bought it. In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By RAMBA
Brass Hilt Tulwar with Script

I have another Tulwar to show - this time with a brass hilt and a blade that shows Gujarati script (Translation would be great). The script is dot punched in the manner of Bikaner Armory, Rajasthan....
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