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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Rick
I think the responsibility of whether or not...

I think the responsibility of whether or not Italian Customs will allow importation lies with the person who purchased the piece from you .
They are, after all, citizens of that country and the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th November 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Rick
That's what I thought, David . The bottom seems...

That's what I thought, David .
The bottom seems unfinished compared to other handles . :confused: :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th November 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By Rick
If by 'estimate' you mean appraise; we do not do...

If by 'estimate' you mean appraise; we do not do that here .
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Rick
There's got to be some influence of the plug...

There's got to be some influence of the plug bayonet showing in this hilt form .
The scabbard form reminds me slightly of an Argentine Criollo's; just not as fancy .
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Rick
Albacete dagger, looks nice . :)

Albacete dagger, looks nice . :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By Rick
Agree with Ian; I think it's probably West...

Agree with Ian; I think it's probably West Indies/S. American . :shrug:
The hilt is also recognized as a Figa; a popular Brazilian charm .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th November 2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Rick
Sorry, I meant the OP's keris; instead of a...

Sorry, I meant the OP's keris; instead of a uniform black it appears blotchy .
I should have been more specific . :o
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Rick
Any ideas about the mottled appearance of the...

Any ideas about the mottled appearance of the blade ?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd November 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi and welcome, Scott . Here's a link on posting...

Hi and welcome, Scott .
Here's a link on posting photos . :)
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631

Looking forward to seeing it .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Rick
Cool Like I said, Mexico . :) This was brought to me...

Like I said, Mexico . :)
This was brought to me by a friend who visited Cancun .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 786
Posted By Rick
Thumbs down That's enough sparring gentlemen .

That's enough sparring gentlemen .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Rick
Mexico .

Mexico .
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th October 2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rick
I agree Jean, the pamor looks somehow ....odd . ...

I agree Jean, the pamor looks somehow ....odd . :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Rick
I've heard of some Kentucky Long Rifles decorated...

I've heard of some Kentucky Long Rifles decorated with fire using a cord soaked in flammables, wrapped around the stock and lit off .
The result is a striped look to the stock and forend of the gun .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Rick
Brass with copper inlay, Andrew, carved deeply...

Brass with copper inlay, Andrew, carved deeply right around the pipe . :)
I'll have to try to get a better shot or two of it .
Likely made by some former sword fitting maker .

I'd love to know...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Rick
A most unusual shape !

A most unusual shape !
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Rick
My nicest one ...

My nicest one ...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By Rick
As A Western Collector

....and not a very good student :

I'd like to observe that it is utterly puzzling to me why the Javanese would take an object so clearly aligned with Male and Female, Birth and Death, Creation,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Rick
Leather Therapy restorer and conditioner . I...

Leather Therapy restorer and conditioner .
I don't really wish to contradict others' wisdom; but this is one hell of a good product .
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 4th October 2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Rick
Exclamation Any further inquiries will be made by PM only...

Any further inquiries will be made by PM only please .
Thread closed .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Rick
As far as I can figure on a properly hilted kalis...

As far as I can figure on a properly hilted kalis the forehand stroke would be the Chop and the backhand the Draw stroke. or slash .
Possibly the re-oriented hilt was meant as a symbol of peaceful...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th September 2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Rick
Never had any problems with my son . Stuff was on...

Never had any problems with my son .
Stuff was on the walls all the time he was growing up; I think he felt responsible if anything were to go awry .
Parties were necessarily off-limits at our house...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Rick
You're selling an online book; how is it not...

You're selling an online book; how is it not commercial ? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Rick
Do you have any information on the piece from the...

Do you have any information on the piece from the Seller, Charles ?
I think you've got something unique there to say the least . :)

How would one go about constructing a blade like that ?
Is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Rick
Sandcast brass Kampy guard .

Sandcast brass Kampy guard .
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