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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 06:05 AM
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:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 02:41 AM
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Thank you Detlef. I will approach the blade with...

Thank you Detlef. I will approach the blade with a more hands on approach when time permits and if the gold looks safe I'll deliver a final etch at the end.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 06:27 PM
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Thank you Henk, I will refrain from...

Thank you Henk, I will refrain from soaking.

Best regards

Gavin
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 02:16 PM
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Citric soak

Question, will a citric acid soak damage or remove or affect gold work?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 03:39 AM
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But not a melanoma.... :p Looks more like a...

But not a melanoma.... :p

Looks more like a coronal hole... :eek:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th July 2014, 02:40 AM
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Views: 205
Ta-da :-) Nothing remarkable.

Ta-da :-)

Nothing remarkable.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2014, 03:15 PM
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Indeed David but it is 0100hrs here in Australia...

Indeed David but it is 0100hrs here in Australia and I write from work...a long way from my collections....It is the Donoriko type with a sun burst in the centre of its back.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd July 2014, 08:35 AM
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Stone inlay question

I have an old Madura keris hilt in ivory that appears to have once had a cabachon inlayed to the centre of the stylised sun motif on its back.
The size would have been just a fraction under 8mm x 5mm...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
vikingsword

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689177/Is-England-s-unluckiest-sword-Viking-broadsword-losing-four-history-s-greatest-battles-just-120-000.html

Whilst they can not prove it, I love the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,508
And it does balance up on its cutting edge.

And it does balance up on its cutting edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 12:46 AM
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I haven't weighed it J but the balance point is...

I haven't weighed it J but the balance point is just in front of the handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Have you bought it? It looks by blade type to be...

Have you bought it?

It looks by blade type to be a Pedang from Sumatra. The hilt type however doesn't ring any bells without hitting the books...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,508
Certainly a non traditional point you note but it...

Certainly a non traditional point you note but it does flow through there...and in all honesty, after seeing the thread surface again, I can say the photos do not do the piece justice..not in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,508
Stabbing indeed Spiral. I have had great honour...

Stabbing indeed Spiral.

I have had great honour in handling many fine and rare Kukri as many of you know and I hope the owner doesn't mind me saying say but this example is the best Kukri I ever...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 198
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This notion about blade types within scabbards...

This notion about blade types within scabbards and who owned whose sword is not fact. No one knows what blades are hidden within these scabbards nor who owned them. At face value the owner of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
I think the pinky ring is the give away when...

I think the pinky ring is the give away when deciding who is who...it is the constant.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
I feel you greatly underplay the importance of...

I feel you greatly underplay the importance of Oman Zanzibar and Oman proper in relation to these sword.

I think the more valid question here is at what point did the Omani make this long handled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
Thank you for your insight. Other curved sword...

Thank you for your insight.

Other curved sword dancing will surface in the near future.

The straight swords pictured are however long handled Saif in the hands of Zanzibar slavers, look close to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
Here are a couple of old English drawings from...

Here are a couple of old English drawings from Zanzibar.
Artists impressions were more than accurate in the hey day of world travel, conquest and documentation as they had no other means in capturing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,458
A nice and unusual flask. Here is a Thai Laos...

A nice and unusual flask. Here is a Thai Laos powder flask from my collections.

Gavin
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
One from the past for...

One from the past for reference;

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5453&page=3&pp=30&highlight=Hernandez

Post # 72 I show another sword by a "Hernandez"

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
Would someone who is savy with creating a video...

Would someone who is savy with creating a video for youtube please write me privately.
Anyone who is savy in test cutting too would be helpful.

With thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
Another out of place and unfounded cheap shot. ...

Another out of place and unfounded cheap shot.

The audacity of such a comment with its poor, inflaming and unfounded intent adds nothing but takes away a lot...but not from me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
The "chucking" of swords in to the air...

The "chucking" of swords in to the air and catching them has been done in many cultures with real swords. Many take it a step further and juggle them without injury.

Based on several quoted texts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,843
Nice Edit....but I am sorry to say, I do not...

Nice Edit....but I am sorry to say, I do not collect such items, only deal in them. my collecting interests lay elsewhere.

When you can find a suitable candidate for my request, please let me know...
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