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Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2022, 02:47 AM
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What does the stamp on the blade say, please? :)

What does the stamp on the blade say, please? :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2022, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Rick
Cool Hallstatt Sword Find

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/hallstatt-swords-0016888
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2022, 06:39 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By Rick
Tongue in cheek ?

I understand that's pretty stinky stuff.
That's a lot of Asafetida for one man to carry around, Ed. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2022, 11:48 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By Rick
Question What is contained in the striped bag hanging from...

What is contained in the striped bag hanging from his belt? I have seen this before worn by other armed men from this area.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,348
Posted By Rick
Taking an enemy vessel as prize was a priority...

Taking an enemy vessel as prize was a priority during the Age of Fighting Sail.
When one considers the astronomical amount of prime timber needed for a strong vessel of war it was much preferred to...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2022, 06:11 AM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By Rick
I have often heard that French warships fired...

I have often heard that French warships fired high during an engagement so as to disable the rig and save the hull for prize whereas the Brits tended to fire at the vessel's hull; I'm sure this needs...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Rick
Smile Hi Anthony, I'm not sure this is a Bali keris....

Hi Anthony,
I'm not sure this is a Bali keris. I think possibly its source may be Lombok.
These Iras blades turn up now and then, but not too often, the style, (is this the word I'm looking for?)...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th June 2022, 02:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Rick
Fangs? I'd guess demon. This little fellow...

Fangs?
I'd guess demon.
This little fellow below seems to be a relative of his.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rick
Apologies for my error Milandro. :o However,...

Apologies for my error Milandro. :o
However, rest of my post still stands.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th June 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rick
Off Topic

Milandro, you've hijacked a thread to make your complaints without making any suggestions on improvements to be made.
Please be more thoughtful in the future.
If you guys have any constructive...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By Rick
CS, have you searched the term 'crossbow' here...

CS, have you searched the term 'crossbow' here for posts by matchlock?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rick
The koftgari appears to be in excellent condition...

The koftgari appears to be in excellent condition on both examples shown in this thread considering the stated age.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th May 2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By Rick
Cool Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 14th May 2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By Rick
Cool I was surprised to see the face of Lord Ganesha...

I was surprised to see the face of Lord Ganesha on this style of ukiran.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,830
Posted By Rick
Also when wielded the beak here is oriented to...

Also when wielded the beak here is oriented to the cutting edge of the first blow.
What would a bird defend or attack with, the beak, I think.
Just a thought.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,185
Posted By Rick
The considerable number of flaws makes me wonder...

The considerable number of flaws makes me wonder if the blade had been broken, and because, for whatever reason, the pattern welded blade was recycled and given a new life.
I also wonder if the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th April 2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By Rick
Unhappy I think we are on a road not worth traveling in...

I think we are on a road not worth traveling in this thread. :(
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By Rick
Smile The process that you are referring to is called...

The process that you are referring to is called Ormolu I believe. Very deadly over time to the artisan performing such work. :eek:
Japanning is the process of coating something with a hard black...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By Rick
The design of the 'horns' at the tips of the...

The design of the 'horns' at the tips of the cross guards look like those of a Ram.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Rick
I see what you mean by thin Xas. :eek: If we...

I see what you mean by thin Xas. :eek:
If we look at the Iranun kampilan it too had a very thin blade but it seemed to work in practice for them at least against unarmored people.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By Rick
Jose, do you think these were made using a...

Jose, do you think these were made using a centrifugal caster? Or would the silver stay molten enough to just pour the silver into the mold without leaving voids?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,439
Posted By Rick
Note the same decoration seen on one of your...

Note the same decoration seen on one of your blades, David; could this be called a Guom even in this simple form?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 23rd March 2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By Rick
Red face Not really recommending that approach, Alan. I...

Not really recommending that approach, Alan.
I just threw it out there as my experience that I had w/the stuff without doing any research. :shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 22nd March 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By Rick
Smile Milandro, I have used the method shown in the...

Milandro, I have used the method shown in the second video with some success, although I was looking for a finish that was not as bright as Sajens restorer has gotten. I was looking for a more...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 20th March 2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,649
Posted By Rick
Question Why Tahitian limes, Alan? More acidic?

Why Tahitian limes, Alan?
More acidic?
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