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Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2021, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Rick
The stampings seem so crisp compared to the...

The stampings seem so crisp compared to the surface condition...
Agree w/Jim, leave it as it is.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By Rick
Would it be possible to view the entire keris;...

Would it be possible to view the entire keris; scabbard, blade etc ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rick
Ed, I'd think Goat skin might make a better wrap ...

Ed, I'd think Goat skin might make a better wrap for the handle. Goats were plentiful in the area and Goat skin is a much tougher leather .
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By Rick
The handle reminds me of the figural dragon...

The handle reminds me of the figural dragon carvings on the prow of Viking Longships.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,630
Posted By Rick
It surely looks old; I can't see any of the...

It surely looks old; I can't see any of the dentine core though. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,642
Posted By Rick
Maybe one could find such information here: ...

Maybe one could find such information here:
http://japaneseswordmuseumthailand.com/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,737
Posted By Rick
I'd be quite interested in knowing more about the...

I'd be quite interested in knowing more about the occult uses of these non-ferrous daggers. This one is brass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By Rick
I'm doubtful that this is a Sundanese (Tjikeroeh)...

I'm doubtful that this is a Sundanese (Tjikeroeh) blade. There is no decoration on the blade we're looking at here and the forging quality finesse usually seen on blades marked Tjikeroeh is absent.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,910
Posted By Rick
Smile JUNGLE PATROL by Vic Hurley is full of anecdotes...

JUNGLE PATROL by Vic Hurley is full of anecdotes from that era. It's about the Philippine Constabulary. Last published in 1938 I believe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,910
Posted By Rick
Yes, I have a vintage photo of the loser of a...

Yes, I have a vintage photo of the loser of a fight which I will spare the membership from seeing, he looks like a doll that has been disassembled.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,910
Posted By Rick
Smile Martial History

Hi, US here,
Have you forgotten the Philippine Revolution at the end of the Span-AM war? :)
IIRC America was quite involved in the Philippines during that time; and shortly thereafter in WWII....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,747
Posted By Rick
This sword came from Oriental Arms many years...

This sword came from Oriental Arms many years ago; Artzi described the steel as very fine grained, low contrast wootz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Rick
Serpentine grip, serpentine blade go well...

Serpentine grip, serpentine blade go well together.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,465
Posted By Rick
:o :o Sorry mate.

:o :o Sorry mate.
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,415
Posted By Rick
Cool Evidently my Grandfather was interested in Billy...

Evidently my Grandfather was interested in Billy also. Found this in the library after he passed on.
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,528
Posted By Rick
Cool Religious Significance

https://woollyhistoryofbritain.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/woolly-saints-the-cult-of-st-blaise-1-wool-churches-of-st-blaise/

You never know.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 23rd June 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By Rick
Smile Please PM William as only the OP and moderators...

Please PM William as only the OP and moderators may add comments in Swap.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,732
Posted By Rick
Talking A couple of pounds of Black Powder, some pool...

A couple of pounds of Black Powder, some pool balls, or small tennis balls and you'd be set for the Fourth of July just in time. :D
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,731
Posted By Rick
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 22nd June 2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,731
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 22nd June 2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,105
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 21st June 2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,731
Posted By Rick
Smile N/T

N/T
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,731
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,942
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, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,942
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
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