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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By MitsuWa.
It has been observed African smiths were very...

It has been observed African smiths were very skilled also, considering they were working with stone hammers and anvils and goat skin bellows. Yet they produced elaborate bladed shapes formed almost...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By MitsuWa.
I notice the piece is lathe turned and seperate...

I notice the piece is lathe turned and seperate lugs added on. So it seems to be a later piece rather than a more original method of manufacturing through casting; as far as which era it may be from.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,106
Posted By MitsuWa.
Your pictures seem to further illustrate the...

Your pictures seem to further illustrate the misalignment of the Katar to your forearm with the Bitchwa crossing over the side bars like that? If you are comfortable doing so I wonder what would...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,075
Posted By MitsuWa.
Considering how thin carving knives are...

Considering how thin carving knives are especially from that era of cutlery manufacture it seems difficult to make a convincing Bowie hunting knife from one just by changing the profile. Spending...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By MitsuWa.
I knew some one who had the same type of blowgun,...

I knew some one who had the same type of blowgun, which he picked up from somewhere in SE Asia.
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By MitsuWa.
Kind of looks like a repurposed fencing foil or...

Kind of looks like a repurposed fencing foil or epee?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,814
Posted By MitsuWa.
In a past life I have done a bit of lathe...

In a past life I have done a bit of lathe engraving and started to build a Roman era foot treadle lathe. I agree your seal and comparison examples are crude beyond belief.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th October 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,287
Posted By MitsuWa.
Hard to tell the scale of the carving you have...

Hard to tell the scale of the carving you have from the photos, but it looks like it would house a short barreled revolver pretty easily with that shape?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th March 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By MitsuWa.
That was my point, in a place where a scooter or...

That was my point, in a place where a scooter or motorcycle is the family car, smiths can not afford power hammers, stationary power tools, water jet machines etc. Collectors begrudge them the use of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th March 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By MitsuWa.
There are a lot of ways of looking at tools....

There are a lot of ways of looking at tools. Would you pay your carpenter to walk to the lumberyard to buy your wood for the project because he enjoys the process? In the first world there are...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By MitsuWa.
Are Modern made Keris not considered legitimate?...

Are Modern made Keris not considered legitimate? Or not desirable by collectors for being too new or expensive, since you are paying a a craftsman a living wage compared to buying an antique?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th February 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,202
Posted By MitsuWa.
National exibition of Keris 2012

Hello all,

I have just started studying Keris and came across this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af3PCzdNCoQ
The Indonesian narrative is over my head, but can any one describe what this...
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