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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By RAMBA
Yes I have just had an experience of ineptitude...

Yes I have just had an experience of ineptitude in a large dose.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By RAMBA
I can confirm my copy arrived no issues to...

I can confirm my copy arrived no issues to Australia. If customs authorities are detaining books we have a big problem in the world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By RAMBA
This knife would also be restricted! "The...

This knife would also be restricted! "The Corona Crested China - Gurkha's WW1 Kukri Knife - Newark Upon Trent (152)" :p :p :p :D :D :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By RAMBA
The seller had never "sold anything like...

The seller had never "sold anything like this". They had inherited old weapons from a distant relative - the rest are relic items of no real interest or value. Called in listing title "British WW1...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By RAMBA
I thought Royal Mail as stated by seller in...

I thought Royal Mail as stated by seller in description and reconfirmed in message - misunderstanding - domestic to GSP. It was late at night and I just committed to "buy it now" paid automatically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By RAMBA
This is a company GSP blanket policy only -...

This is a company GSP blanket policy only - shipping this from UK to me does not break any laws - domestic (UK and AUS) or international.

GSP also charge blanket import and customs fees when none...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By RAMBA
Read that - pity too - I felt for you on that...

Read that - pity too - I felt for you on that one. Even the refund does not make one move on strait away. And impossible to get past tier one customer support.

Email after email etc. and ZIP for it....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By RAMBA
Yes I have read many stories now. Lots of stuff...

Yes I have read many stories now. Lots of stuff gets tagged as restricted. Some of it obviously is and is legitimate (above was a "knife" all day long) but some of it is not if the parcel was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By RAMBA
My thing these. From the limited photos it looks...

My thing these.

From the limited photos it looks like a high quality fighting kora. Lovely watered blade. Pity you can't show images of the scabbard as they are very rare to get.

Uploading image...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By RAMBA
Global Shipping Program - A cautionary tale.

I believe this has been discussed on a couple of threads but I have just had a rather unfortunate result with the Global Shipping Program. This one photo is as close to this old kukri as I will get....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,257
Posted By RAMBA
Auction description - "An unusual long...

Auction description - "An unusual long straight possibly Islamic sword with elephant heads on its handle sides and possibly Arabic writing on blade"

This sword sold at auction recently and I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,215
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By RAMBA
Looks good.

Looks good.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By RAMBA
31 cms to tip.

31 cms to tip.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
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, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By RAMBA
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
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 12th August 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
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, 04:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
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, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
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...
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