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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 01:45 AM
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Posted By Rick
Well, it's a floor model; that's for sure. It's...

Well, it's a floor model; that's for sure.
It's cast iron Fernando?
The Seller's explanation sounds plausible. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi Carlos, thank you. I got the little one 20...

Hi Carlos, thank you. I got the little one 20 years or so ago.
I was surprised even then what I ended up bidding for it.
Looking at ebay these days I can see that the little ones still sell for much...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Rick
No makers marks, Chris; only Albacete. :( It...

No makers marks, Chris; only Albacete. :(

It looks like one that might have been purchased from a Cuchillero, street vendor.
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Rick
Smile Thank you Chris. Everything is very tight, no...

Thank you Chris.
Everything is very tight, no blade wobble, sharp notches etc.
It must not have seen very much use in the past.
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Rick
Talking No Fernando, it was you who shamed me into...

No Fernando, it was you who shamed me into getting a large one what with your comments on my puny souvenir example in another thread. :p ;) :rolleyes:
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Rick
Smile A Rustic Navaja

I got this recently from a Seller in the UK.
Could anyone offer any thoughts as to its age?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,141
Posted By Rick
Could we consider that dress in these mountainous...

Could we consider that dress in these mountainous areas could be quite tough to penetrate even without chain armor being worn; and that this might also be a contributing factor to the geometry of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Rick
The handle looks very much like rhinoceros horn.

The handle looks very much like rhinoceros horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By Rick
Time and Tide wait for no man.

Time and Tide wait for no man.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd August 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By Rick
It looks like Palembang style to me.

It looks like Palembang style to me.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd August 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By Rick
Smile I like this keris very...

I like this keris very much.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11674&highlight=kebo+lajer
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Yes, you're probably right; and it probably would...

Yes, you're probably right; and it probably would be abused by those seeking financial gain. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By Rick
Question How About?

A Smith's sub-forum wherein the artisan(s) only can show ethnographically inspired contemporary work for comments?

Or is this a...
Lead balloon? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd July 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Rick
Ontario Knife Co

No older that 1923 it looks like.

"In 1923, James A. Chrestensen, who had been with the Company for a dozen years, became president and the beginning of the "Old Hickory" line would begin. His son...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Yes Jens; I liken US laws to a blunderbuss; they...

Yes Jens; I liken US laws to a blunderbuss; they achieve the purpose but the collateral damage is quite large and innocent people are hurt as a result. :(
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By Rick
One vote for Tridacna here...

One vote for Tridacna here...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By Rick
My impression also, but A.G. would be one in the...

My impression also, but A.G. would be one in the know about that end of things.
Truly a anomalous puuko. :confused:
We do see figural ivory Dutch sword handles carved in the Far East... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Rick
Yes, let's see the entire sword if you please.

Yes, let's see the entire sword if you please.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th June 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By Rick
This begs the question Alan. What would this...

This begs the question Alan.
What would this ivory jejeran be suitable with?
Or is it just bling?
The carving looks to be exceptional.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th June 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Rick
A solid gold handle would be made with the lost...

A solid gold handle would be made with the lost wax casting method. Such a handle would be extremely heavy and would cost probably 12,000 (or more) dollars in gold (not counting gems); then the maker...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th June 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Rick
Smile Welcome. It would be nice to see a larger picture...

Welcome.
It would be nice to see a larger picture that shows more detail.
How many grams does this beauty weigh?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Rick
Smile Welcome

And this may be helpful with your picture posting problems. :)
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Rick
Well, it looks like it is a cut made by hand and...

Well, it looks like it is a cut made by hand and soldered or brazed.
You can see that the bottom of one seam looks like it's still open.
I can't imagine accidental damage not deforming the metal...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Rick
[QUOTE=M ELEY] In my opinion (and it is ONLY...

[QUOTE=M ELEY] In my opinion (and it is ONLY that), this is an old East India Company sword blade with a later (perhaps mid to late 19th c.) hilt similar to a kastane. I don't think it was made for a...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Rick
Smile I'm curious about the eight pointed plates that...

I'm curious about the eight pointed plates that are attached to the cross guard on each side. They do not seem from the pictures to very ergonomic when it comes to actually using this sabre. ...
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