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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 51,328
Posted By Rick
Could this have been for cutting the betel nut;...

Could this have been for cutting the betel nut; or are they too hard to use something like this on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Rick
Kubur, if you go to the bottom of the ethno arms...

Kubur, if you go to the bottom of the ethno arms and armor page you can see how many people/entities are browsing the forum.
405 as this post is being written.

Only 6 members though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,728
Posted By Rick
We don't have a full picture uploaded to the...

We don't have a full picture uploaded to the database; only a link from what I can see. :shrug:
Links have a way of disappearing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,728
Posted By Rick
I would like to add that in this entire...

I would like to add that in this entire discussion we have not seen a single picture of this sword in its entirety.
Why is that?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Rick
I think it may represent the crest of a bird's...

I think it may represent the crest of a bird's head, possibly the Cockatoo.
Unlike your example mine has notches.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By Rick
Another Rhino horn property, it doesn't get...

Another Rhino horn property, it doesn't get slippery in a wet hand.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Rick
My 2 cents, polish more; and what is the brown...

My 2 cents, polish more; and what is the brown color coming up when you etch?
Maybe try a different etchant to avoid the brown tones? :shrug:


It is a very nice old warrior.
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Rick
Blade from a trench knife maybe?

Blade from a trench knife maybe?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Rick
Judging from the last picture I can't recommend...

Judging from the last picture I can't recommend cleaning this sword. To get it clean you would be venturing into the territory of stock removal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Rick
Philippine interpretations of Japanese swords are...

Philippine interpretations of Japanese swords are not unknown. This one looks older than most that I have seen.
I have never seen one with a guard marked like this before..
Every now and then you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Rick
I doubt that this one was over zealously polished...

I doubt that this one was over zealously polished by someone outside the culture. :shrug:

Looks like I have to do a little polishing though. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Rick
Is the tang round?

Is the tang round?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 21st August 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rick
Inconclusive as far as that hole being a natural...

Inconclusive as far as that hole being a natural feature of the material. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rick
I think I see a core showing on the underside of...

I think I see a core showing on the underside of the beak.
Need a better picture or better photoshop skills than mine. :o

Beside it is a picture of the core in the pommel of the avatar Kris that...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rick
As I said in my last post 'possibly' dugong. So...

As I said in my last post 'possibly' dugong.
So if it is not dugong I still believe it to be marine ivory.
As far as craftsmanship, well I guess that depends on the individual 'Craftsman' and this...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rick
Two Cents

The purchase and sale of antique marine ivory (for scrimshaw) is still legal in Massachusetts where I live.
I've seen my fair share of examples close up and that really looks like marine ivory to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Rick
Another clue you gave was the impression of...

Another clue you gave was the impression of heavyness and being cool to the touch. Then there is the matter of all the 'gunk' in the crevices.
When I was first collecting kerisses I received a very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th August 2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Rick
I think it's entirely possible Jose. Doesn't look...

I think it's entirely possible Jose.
Doesn't look like natural aging to me at all.
If there were evidence of tiny pits I'd think it was a casting that was hand finished. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th August 2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Rick
Cool I like this Buda-esque keris; I couldn't speak to...

I like this Buda-esque keris; I couldn't speak to its age, the blade resembles knapped flint or obsidian.
If it's new I'm a bit surprised that it hasn't been 'aged' more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Rick
The haft appears to be palm wood.

The haft appears to be palm wood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rick
Repurposed blade? I seem to remember wavy bladed...

Repurposed blade?
I seem to remember wavy bladed daggers from small ads in the back pages of Argosy and other similar magazines of the fifties. I think the hilts were spiral with a ball and claw...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By Rick
Question Wondering how they managed the recoil on these...

Wondering how they managed the recoil on these great guns... :confused:

A CW era hollow shell I was given by a friend recently.
The straight sword is either a Medical or Staff Officer's sword I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By Rick
There's always instant coffee paste to try....

There's always instant coffee paste to try. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By Rick
Maybe this should be in the Ethno Miscellanea...

Maybe this should be in the Ethno Miscellanea forum.
I think it should stay up at any rate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Rick
I've never had any problems shipping...

I've never had any problems shipping internationally with the Post Office; UPS on the other hand... :rolleyes:
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