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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th September 2021, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Bob A
The book appears to have been reprinted in soft...

The book appears to have been reprinted in soft covers; that would account for the lower price. The earlier printing in hard covers should see a reduction in price as scarcity no longer drives the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Bob A
The blade profile is similar to the...

The blade profile is similar to the Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife developed in WWII, though the hilt is different.

If I had to choose between American, European and Philippine origin, I'd...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Bob A
I've noticed that people in North America wear...

I've noticed that people in North America wear articles of clothing impregnated with copper wire, and copper bracelets, to rid themselves of pain demons in their joints, or to ward off same.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bob A
The hilt is brittle, as seen by the crack; mother...

The hilt is brittle, as seen by the crack; mother of pearl is notorious for this sort of fragility. I don't think you could achieve the iridescent luster of the surface on horn.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,764
Posted By Bob A
While, sadly, I can't help with your question, it...

While, sadly, I can't help with your question, it would be of interest to see photos of the other side of the pistol, and a top, bottom and front view as well. (That might also be of some use to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,471
Posted By Bob A
I must have missed the original post, apologies. ...

I must have missed the original post, apologies.

I'd been given to understand that the ayda katti was rare, but I've seen a half-dozen for sale over the last several years. Most of those had more...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th July 2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,600
Posted By Bob A
Newly arrived. Supposedly from Bali, late...

Newly arrived. Supposedly from Bali, late 19th-early 20th century?. Very sharp.

These seem hard to come by in these seemingly decadent times/places.
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By Bob A
Might the split in the skirt involve leg...

Might the split in the skirt involve leg protection on some fashion? Cavalry was mentioned; however, it seems like it might be pretty uncomfortable to wear on horseback, at least without some padding...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By Bob A
Not everyone can afford top of the line knives. I...

Not everyone can afford top of the line knives. I don't know the extent of the tourist trade in Kurdistan, but you didn't over-pay.

Since the knife displeases you, by all means pass it along.
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,932
Posted By Bob A
Doubtless you've all heard the story about the...

Doubtless you've all heard the story about the naval captain and his red shirt?
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,248
Posted By Bob A
I would hazard a guess that chain and bar shot...

I would hazard a guess that chain and bar shot would have been used to incapacitate an opponents vessel through wrecking the rigging; loading grape would make sense as the boarding vessel approached,...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,248
Posted By Bob A
Sharpshooters in crow's nests did for Admiral...

Sharpshooters in crow's nests did for Admiral Nelson, and many others as well. Deck cannons loaded with grapeshot did great slaughter to boarding parties.

In addition to the desperate fight to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,124
Posted By Bob A
While the arrows have an overall appearance of...

While the arrows have an overall appearance of age, the nocks don't look as though the arrows have ever been used - no wear from a bowstring.

But I'm no archer, so I could be wrong.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By Bob A
That's a remarkable axe. The last photo is...

That's a remarkable axe. The last photo is eye-opening; I'd never have expected that it would be such a thick section. Attractive wood as well. The effort put into forging and engraving the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bob A
Thank you for the 1921 Sudan document. I'd...

Thank you for the 1921 Sudan document.

I'd mention that the Sufic influence came from as far West as Spain in the form of Ibn Arabi who dates to the late 1100s, and whose travels took him across...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By Bob A
That's a very interesting and thought-provoking...

That's a very interesting and thought-provoking question.

While steel hones are not regularly encountered, rocks are readily available. Steel of the same hardness as the blade would not have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,670
Posted By Bob A
Yes, the shift/reload worked for me, per a...

Yes, the shift/reload worked for me, per a suggestion from Alan Maisey.

Many thanks to those who contribute to the site and solve irs problems!
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bob A
To my untrained and increasingly elderly eyes,...

To my untrained and increasingly elderly eyes, some of the markings - the "floral" set specifically - look unusually crisp, given the erosion of the surface of the sword. I'd have thought they'd have...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th February 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bob A
I'd go with Central Asia, and guesstimate...

I'd go with Central Asia, and guesstimate mid-20th century.

It does have delusions of grandeur. Too bad the valve is missing - if it was mine, I might have one made to fit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By Bob A
Can't help with ID, but close-up pictures of the...

Can't help with ID, but close-up pictures of the wood might point to a geographical area - not that I have the skill to identify the wood either, sadly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By Bob A
That's a very elegant koumaya, to my eyes....

That's a very elegant koumaya, to my eyes. There's a restraint in the ornamentation which I find appealing, though I don't know if the locals would see it the same way.

What is the material used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,713
Posted By Bob A
I'd agree with "recent" as well as with its being...

I'd agree with "recent" as well as with its being a very handsome piece of work.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,577
Posted By Bob A
Pictures would be useful if you can upload them.

Pictures would be useful if you can upload them.
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,459
Posted By Bob A
I wonder whether it might get pretty hot to hold?...

I wonder whether it might get pretty hot to hold? Aside from considerations of weight, wooden furniture has insulating value.

I'm not familiar with operating muzzle-loading firearms, so I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,777
Posted By Bob A
Truly remarkable, meticulous and authentic piece...

Truly remarkable, meticulous and authentic piece of work. One could say that the learning experience was its own reward, but obviously the real reward is the yataghan, restored to former glory. Well...
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