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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,936
Posted By Rick
I've been to the San Blas islands; the Kuna are...

I've been to the San Blas islands; the Kuna are very interesting and nice people.
I never saw any clubs there but I did see lots of beautifully made Molas.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd January 2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Rick
Wink Reading this reminded me of a visit to Frogner...

Reading this reminded me of a visit to Frogner Park in Oslo where there is an incredible display of Gustav Vigeland's statues. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Rick
The first look at these sitting on a flea market...

The first look at these sitting on a flea market table did it for me. I expect they're fakes from China.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Rick
^^^ I agree. Looks like it might be a can of...

^^^
I agree. Looks like it might be a can of worms.
Once stripped that rattan weaving may need to be replaced; and then what do you end up with; a refurbished antique?

"First, do no harm."
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th January 2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,198
Posted By Rick
Wink The drink of my Forefathers. Rum. Arr

The drink of my Forefathers.
Rum.
Arr
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By Rick
Cool This thickening that you speak of Detlef is not...

This thickening that you speak of Detlef is not present in the blade of my example which is almost identical to yours but a bit shorter at 27 inches overall.

Nice find; we don't see many of this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Rick
Superstition

First day of the month before you say anything you say rabbit rabbit rabbit for good luck. I believe it's English in origin and likely dates back to the 15th century.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st January 2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Rick
Talking ;)

;)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th December 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Rick
There is something vaguely Polynesian in the...

There is something vaguely Polynesian in the motif. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up As the old saying goes Ariel: As the days get...

As the old saying goes Ariel: As the days get longer the cold gets stronger. ;)

My wishes:
May we all get safely through this time of the virus.
May we all be here to exchange these same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Pick something from the rack, I'm buying! ;) :D

Pick something from the rack, I'm buying! ;) :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By Rick
Smile NT

NT
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rick
Cool Interesting that C.A.'s hilt is the only one that...

Interesting that C.A.'s hilt is the only one that has stippling. That must have been done by hand after casting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,087
Posted By Rick
Cool I have noticed that all the examples are...

I have noticed that all the examples are decorated with an off-white jade; I've heard this color referred to as Mutton Fat. Is there something special about this color for it to be seen so often as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Rick
Cool That 'richly decorated' Paiwan knife near the...

That 'richly decorated' Paiwan knife near the bottom of the page is a picture I took of one that was in my possession. :)
I have since sold it on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Rick
I don't have much of any knowledge about these;...

I don't have much of any knowledge about these; but it would seem that the two on the left side might be users, big enough to be useful conceal carry weapons.
I guess the jury is still out on their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Very nice, instant collection! :D

Very nice, instant collection! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Rick
Smile ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5423&highlight=siraui :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rick
I like file work on a blade. Unfortunately I have...

I like file work on a blade. Unfortunately I have no antique examples to show. It surely adds a little class to the look of the knife. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rick
Smile Very Nice!

It looks like the decorative file work was only applied to one side of the spine.
Can we see a shot looking downward at this feature please?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
Honestly; it looks like something made for sale...

Honestly; it looks like something made for sale to 'those who travel for pleasure' and a rather poor example of such an object to boot.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th September 2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,735
Posted By Rick
Could this have been attached to the breast piece...

Could this have been attached to the breast piece of a horse harness where the three straps meet? It would seem about the proper size for this. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,740
Posted By Rick
Looking closer, I don't think the ring is niello...

Looking closer, I don't think the ring is niello it's engraved. The horse hoof pommel is reminiscent of Filipino motifs. The blade has a T spine from what I can see. I don't recall T spine Filipino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,740
Posted By Rick
Would the slot at the base of the knucklebow be...

Would the slot at the base of the knucklebow be intended for the attachment of a sword knot? Is that niello on the ring at the hoof? Would the three holes on the horseshoe be intended for decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd September 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,735
Posted By Rick
A Belt Applique

Makes sense.

http://www.la-detection.com/dp/message-2902.htm
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