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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Rick
The 'wormholes' at the Metuk on one side strike...

The 'wormholes' at the Metuk on one side strike me as a bit strange. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd February 2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Rick
Smile Rick not Will, Mark. ;) That is the character...

Rick not Will, Mark. ;)
That is the character William Mowett's couplet lifted from the poet William Falconer; it was used in the first novel Master and Commander of O'Brian's brilliant...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st February 2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Rick
This always comes to mind when I think about...

This always comes to mind when I think about Bellamy and his fate.

' Oh were it mine with sacred Maro's art To wake to sympathy the feeling heart, Then might I, with unrivaled strains deplore Th'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Rick
Here is a kukri that is probably first quarter of...

Here is a kukri that is probably first quarter of the 20thC; it was bought at a barn sale in New England some years ago.
I believe your kukri has been badly neglected I'm sorry to say, and that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Rick
How old do you think it is? It's very hard to...

How old do you think it is?
It's very hard to guess due to the condition issues, but I'd guess very early 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,006
Posted By Rick
The small panabas pictured here has quite a bit...

The small panabas pictured here has quite a bit of edge damage and a bullet wound to boot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,006
Posted By Rick
A Stick Sword or Toa from Solor.

A Stick Sword or Toa from Solor.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th February 2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By Rick
The hole seems a bit incongruous in its relation...

The hole seems a bit incongruous in its relation to the Naga's head so it could have been for attachment of a baca baca, but I see no evidence on the blade to indicate it was used as such. The sword...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Rick
Smile Here's a nice demonstration of this gun from...

Here's a nice demonstration of this gun from Forgotten Weapons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FIi8Wge9pI
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,064
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi Mark, One never knows; eh? :) The first...

Hi Mark,
One never knows; eh? :)
The first Acheron appears to have been a lowly Bomb Ketch according to the list I consulted.
IIRC she was in the Royal Navy service from 1803 to 1805 when she was...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th February 2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By Rick
This could be a Malay Sundang. Try using those...

This could be a Malay Sundang.
Try using those words in our search engine and list ethnographic weapons as the forum to search.
IIRC Malay sundangs can be found with a round peksi or tang whereas the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,064
Posted By Rick
Smile Kinda spurious I guess......

Kinda spurious I guess... :shrug:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Acheron
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By Rick
Question Are those stamps I see on the blade?

Are those stamps I see on the blade?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Rick
Possibly he is humble Anthony. Is this figure...

Possibly he is humble Anthony. Is this figure covered entirely in silver? It reminds me of a Gana hilt.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/search.php?searchid=2973161
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Rick
Okay, I see it now; I think your informant is...

Okay, I see it now; I think your informant is correct in his interpretation. The silver work is quite nice! Thanks for the extra pictures Anthony. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Rick
I would love to see more pictures from different...

I would love to see more pictures from different angles Anthony; I can't see anything beside the tumpal motif for sure. The rest of it makes my brain hurt trying to put the features all together.
Is...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Rick
Smile It seems to be a pretty old fraternal...

It seems to be a pretty old fraternal organization. There is a very old post colonial era hall in the town of Orleans the next town to our South. They still exist here in the states. I'd suggest you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Rick
Beg to disagree, that's flat copper wound around...

Beg to disagree, that's flat copper wound around above the rattan. That stuff was a common trade item in Africa back in the day.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By Rick
Smile Ian, yes. but the okir runs all the way to the...

Ian, yes. but the okir runs all the way to the point.
I wonder if the two krisses and the Kampilan came from the same maker.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By Rick
Smile N/T

N/T
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By Rick
Question Kino, do you have any guesses as to the age of...

Kino, do you have any guesses as to the age of this blade? I have a Kris (no gonjo) with almost the same okir work running down the center; I'm pretty sure it's 20thC work but pre-WW2 or post?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rick
I've been to the San Blas islands; the Kuna are...

I've been to the San Blas islands; the Kuna are very interesting and nice people.
I never saw any clubs there but I did see lots of beautifully made Molas.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd January 2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Rick
Wink Reading this reminded me of a visit to Frogner...

Reading this reminded me of a visit to Frogner Park in Oslo where there is an incredible display of Gustav Vigeland's statues. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Rick
The first look at these sitting on a flea market...

The first look at these sitting on a flea market table did it for me. I expect they're fakes from China.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Rick
^^^ I agree. Looks like it might be a can of...

^^^
I agree. Looks like it might be a can of worms.
Once stripped that rattan weaving may need to be replaced; and then what do you end up with; a refurbished antique?

"First, do no harm."
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