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Forum: European Armoury Today, 07:08 AM
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Nope; just an example of a short machete it could...

Nope; just an example of a short machete it could be pretty easily ground to a Bowie form.
I'd guess the thickness of the blade will tell all.
Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Rick
It's a Machete that widens toward the end. ...

It's a Machete that widens toward the end.
Looks like a good candidate for the knife blade in OP's picture.
It's an export with a crude handle wrapped in wire; I've had a lot of these over the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:52 AM
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Views: 646
Posted By Rick
Smile Many Maduran kerises and other arms show heavy...

Many Maduran kerises and other arms show heavy Dutch influence. Madura was where the Dutch recruited many mercenaries to fight for them in Jawa and Bali.
I see Maduran influence in the chape of...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Rick
Smile N/T

N/T
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Rick
Question How thick is the spine of the blade? I'm...

How thick is the spine of the blade?
I'm thinking it might be a re-purposed machete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,665
Posted By Rick
Talking Now, he tells me. :rolleyes: The dementia...

Now, he tells me. :rolleyes:
The dementia pamor. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,665
Posted By Rick
Smile It could be Unthuk Banyu Justy; my Western mind...

It could be Unthuk Banyu Justy; my Western mind sees it as balls of string, and I have forgotten so much over the years. So many names and classifications for these patterns . :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 02:45 PM
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Views: 1,665
Posted By Rick
Smile One from the Keris world.

One from the Keris world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 01:13 AM
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Posted By Rick
I would think trading or gifting would probably...

I would think trading or gifting would probably be the best answer Tim. Here in my State antique ivories can also be sold through auctions provided that the items are not shipped to another state.
...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 871
Posted By Rick
There was a documentary film made in the early...

There was a documentary film made in the early sixties, Mondo Cane, in which a German student got his scar at a Barber's shop. From what I remember the barber offered this service to those young men...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 09:21 PM
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Views: 1,665
Posted By Rick
Cool Wow!! The blade looks like Bali pamor. What...

Wow!!
The blade looks like Bali pamor.
What did you etch it with?
Stunning.
Thank you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,665
Posted By Rick
^^^ I'd love to see a picture of the entire...

^^^
I'd love to see a picture of the entire piece. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th June 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By Rick
The Ship

That Changed The World

NOVA
https://www.pbs.org/video/ship-that-changed-the-world-vdrvtc/

Enjoy
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Rick
This form looks like it would be prone to turning...

This form looks like it would be prone to turning in the hand during use with that canted hilt. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Rick
The pommel has a Talibon / Garab influence to it.

The pommel has a Talibon / Garab influence to it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Rick
It should if the person you're trying to contact...

It should if the person you're trying to contact has selected to receive emails.
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rick
Smile Essentially maybe Nando, but you went on to...

Essentially maybe Nando, but you went on to describe it I just searched for the
word origin. Yes, the first deck over the ballast which actually ties into our subject of the 'heads'.
This was...
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rick
Smile What is the origin of the word orlop? Origin of...

What is the origin of the word orlop?
Origin of orlop. 13751425; late Middle English overloppe < Middle Dutch over-loop covering, literally, an over-leap, equivalent to over- over- + -loopen to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rick
Well mates, it was called the poop deck from the...

Well mates, it was called the poop deck from the French for Stern; Poope
IIRC.
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rick
The Cathead is a beam that projects from the bow...

The Cathead is a beam that projects from the bow area where the stock of the anchor is secured when underway. The anchor is brought to the cathead and secured then the fluke end is 'fished' to secure...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,591
Posted By Rick
You'd have to go back in time to BBQ one Philip;...

You'd have to go back in time to BBQ one Philip; they're extinct and anyway who wants leftovers that old.
The fossilized material is is gathered by the indigenous peoples of the Bering Sea area...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,591
Posted By Rick
I wonder how they feel about fossil ivorys,...

I wonder how they feel about fossil ivorys, elephant and mammoth? Many knifemakers in the US use this and fossil walrus, Steller's Sea Cow ribs etc. for knife scales.

I hate it when they make...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rick
The deck surface was bare wood which was kept...

The deck surface was bare wood which was kept bright with holy stones. Going into combat they were wetted and sanded for traction.
The bulwarks and port lids often were painted red.

Speaking of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rick
Arrhh, a tale from the poop deck I'll warrant.

Arrhh, a tale from the poop deck I'll warrant.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rick
I saw her after she had been raised at the Vasa...

I saw her after she had been raised at the Vasa museum back in 63-64; to see her in the flesh so to speak was fascinating.
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