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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,175
Posted By Bill M
Some people can get excited. Are there still...

Some people can get excited.

Are there still Jihads? :eek: :shrug:


I have not been collecting for a while. I am keeping the top tier pieces, but may sell some of the just below top tier, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,175
Posted By Bill M
I had planned to donate to a museum in the PI,...

I had planned to donate to a museum in the PI, but I was in contact with a putri in the government. But she suggested that if I did donate it to a museum, it would not wind up in a museum where...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,175
Posted By Bill M
David

David,

I saw another post in which you said we had lost the pictures. Found another post with pictures. Thought I would revive this one. There were some very interesting comments on the earlier post.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,430
Posted By Bill M
Thanks, Charles. Good to reconnect with you after...

Thanks, Charles. Good to reconnect with you after all these years!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,430
Posted By Bill M
This has been further explained as "Nice...

This has been further explained as

"Nice carving, silver ferrule and brass inserts on blade.

"I suspect this Gayang is from Minokok people, The last headhunter warrior in North Borneo. Further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,720
Posted By Bill M
I appreciate your inputs, Iain and Edster. The...

I appreciate your inputs, Iain and Edster. The blade, in hand, seems of good quality. Someone on another forum, thought it might have been a German import. There are some markings they thought...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,163
Posted By Bill M
some more history about Notre Dame, going back to...

some more history about Notre Dame, going back to 1431.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/notre-dame-a-cathedral-in-flames.html?utm_campaign=warhistoryonline


BTW I highly recommend...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,720
Posted By Bill M
Please comment on this? I should take some better...

Please comment on this? I should take some better images.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=435&highlight=Kaskara
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,163
Posted By Bill M
With the tragic loss of Notre Dame Cathedral with...

With the tragic loss of Notre Dame Cathedral with especially the loss of the iconic Spire reminded me of this dagger I got from Spiral. It is one of my very favorite pieces and thank Johnathan again...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,862
Posted By Bill M
Theyyam Sword

Been long fascinated by the Theyyam Dance Gods in Kerala south India.

"According to K. K. N. Kurup, it can be said that all the prominent characteristics of primitive, tribal, religious worship had...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th January 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bill M
I said the same thing when I bought it! It came...

I said the same thing when I bought it! It came from a burial place in the high and dry climate in the south American area of Valdivia. Ane area where actually cloth, thousands of years old, have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,735
Posted By Bill M
Blade length is 28 inches - 71cm width 1 3/8...

Blade length is 28 inches - 71cm
width 1 3/8 inches - 35mm
Thick .25 inches - 6.35mm

It is hefty in the hand, well balanced.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,208
Posted By Bill M
#1499 Chinese Warring States sword.

CHINA. EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, FIRST HALF 5TH CENTURY BC The long tapering blade with beveled edges and with a distinct median ridge made from a different alloy and now of turquoise color, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bill M
Indonesian friend says this about the scabbard....

Indonesian friend says this about the scabbard. Opinions?

"Looks like magnolia wood / kayu pokok bunga cempaka/cempaga /campagaya,,,
Cempaka wood ,,,, the effect is not just the sweet aromatic...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th January 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,379
Posted By Bill M
I use Evapo-Rust for most items. It gently...

I use Evapo-Rust for most items. It gently removes rust and cleans deeply. It is a water base, so I follow it up with a soak in WD 40 to removes any residual water.

Also electrolysis does a good...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th January 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bill M
Pre-Columbian Valdiva stone

One of our oldest pieces. It is about 5,000 years old (authenticated) from the Valdivia Culture 3500-1500 bc. South America - Chile

Looks like one of the Ancient Aliens TV Shows
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,108
Posted By Bill M
An old post about my Howdah pistol. "The...

An old post about my Howdah pistol.

"The howdah pistols were carried as defensive weapons whether out hunting or not and their primary use was against tigers or other big cats. These pistols can be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bill M
1365 Tombak - new and older dress.

I like the new, simpler dress, and do have the earlier, also
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,723
Posted By Bill M
Excellent blade! Very happy for you.

Excellent blade! Very happy for you.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th January 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,379
Posted By Bill M
Fascinating! Not boring.

Fascinating! Not boring.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,379
Posted By Bill M
"there is nothing either good or bad, but...

"there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

I suppose - I am open to questions - that most keris were made for an individual, perhaps factoring in the person's status, possibly...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,379
Posted By Bill M
I am curious about your comments. What are your...

I am curious about your comments. What are your sources? Or are you just espousing your personal opinions?

It was my understanding that Indonesian Islam is founded and intermixed with previous...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,379
Posted By Bill M
WOW! Beautifully said! I am in alignment.

WOW! Beautifully said! I am in alignment.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th January 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,536
Posted By Bill M
Here is what I know. Madura Blade 150+ years...

Here is what I know.
Madura
Blade 150+ years old
Dress 80-90 years old
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,735
Posted By Bill M
Wow! thank you!

Wow! thank you!
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