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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Rick
Question, Alan: About the layout of the grounds...

Question, Alan:
About the layout of the grounds and locations of the works themselves; when were they arranged?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th January 2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Rick
Thank you Alan; I will never get there in person...

Thank you Alan; I will never get there in person so this is much appreciated.
Lots to contemplate in the pictures you have put up.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Rick
Smile Irony?

I'm getting a bit of a chuckle here because no other weapon carries more implied sexual symbolism in its form, decoration and construction. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th January 2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Rick
Smile Yes it is. Suggest you check to see who started...

Yes it is.
Suggest you check to see who started this thread. :eek:

"knife forum" :rolleyes:
Now that's inappropriate..... :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th January 2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,243
Posted By Rick
Wink Carvers also make handles that defy...

Carvers also make handles that defy classification.
In a hundred years maybe this guy will have a official name. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Rick
The little spine that runs from the end of the...

The little spine that runs from the end of the fuller to the tip of the blade is a nice touch.
Sweet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Rick
A Turkish Surmene perhaps?

A Turkish Surmene perhaps?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Rick
Lebanese IIRC.

Lebanese IIRC.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th January 2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Rick
Smile I can't disagree Gustav, but I think, in this...

I can't disagree Gustav, but I think, in this particular case, that it is as David says: a deep scratch. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Rick
I have two socketed ones but I think they may be...

I have two socketed ones but I think they may be the exception rather than the rule.
Are you sure the socketed examples you've seen are not just ferruled?
Sometimes it's hard to tell from an old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up What Treasure! Thank you so much for the addition...

What Treasure!
Thank you so much for the addition to the archives.

WoW.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Rick
Nicely 'distressed' as they say in the faux...

Nicely 'distressed' as they say in the faux antiques trade. :rolleyes:
You can't be too careful:
http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/pic/2000/00apr.asp
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th January 2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By Rick
Refers to the hole in the handle that the tang...

Refers to the hole in the handle that the tang (peksi) of the keris fits into.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th January 2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By Rick
If bone I'd expect to see a porous end on this...

If bone I'd expect to see a porous end on this handle. Of course these handles are sometimes capped with an insert, but I can't make one out. :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th January 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By Rick
Bone. Let's see the end of the handle. The...

Bone.
Let's see the end of the handle.
The dentine of Walrus is very different from Sperm Whale dentine.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd January 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By Rick
Woodworking tools for 500 Alex. :) I expect...

Woodworking tools for 500 Alex. :)
I expect there may even be left-handed models extant.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,585
Posted By Rick
Question Did you repost the text yet?

Did you repost the text yet?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,585
Posted By Rick
There's no text in your post to read Maurice. ...

There's no text in your post to read Maurice. :confused:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Rick
I like it too Green. Visually pleasing. :)

I like it too Green.
Visually pleasing. :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th December 2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 977
Posted By Rick
So, I guess this begs the question: Can a...

So, I guess this begs the question:

Can a "Real" Keris be made today?
And.
What exactly is a "Real" Keris? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Rick
I have a Yat with a blade that looks constructed...

I have a Yat with a blade that looks constructed just like this one. Honestly, you don't often see this in Yat's; usually they're Turkish ribbon construction.
Not this crazy-pattern mechanical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Rick
Robert, 15 3/8" overall. Blade 1 1/2 "...

Robert,
15 3/8" overall.
Blade 1 1/2 " wide at base; eleven waves counted Jawa style, and 10 1/2" long.

Jealous, you have more brass dots in the hilt than I do. :mad: :p
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd November 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Rick
I don't think Jean Leon Gerome strayed too far...

I don't think Jean Leon Gerome strayed too far from reality in his paintings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By Rick
Wink The most dangerous edged weapon any woman...

The most dangerous edged weapon any woman possesses lurks behind her teeth. ;)
We, who have been under the harrow can testify. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,881
Posted By Rick
But the ergonomics of this thing are all wrong...

But the ergonomics of this thing are all wrong for most any use that I can imagine. :confused:
I would love to see an illustration of exactly how this is deployed as a weapon.
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