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Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 03:51 PM
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The coat of arms I was thinking of.

The coat of arms I was thinking of.
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 03:41 PM
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Interesting. The Figure in the third picture is...

Interesting. The Figure in the third picture is holding arrows/darts. It is a bit androgynous. The hair is different than all the other women's', but 5th picture down seems to hint at a vagina....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2022, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Maybe this needs to be in the Ethnographic forum?...

Maybe this needs to be in the Ethnographic forum?

I would like to see a picture of the back of the scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2022, 03:06 AM
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Posted By Interested Party
11.5 cm should be enough for an average sized...

11.5 cm should be enough for an average sized human. I always imagined these were for up close and personal use with a sewing machine like thrust. If I remember correctly Levine said the folding...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,396
Posted By Interested Party
I would love to see the whole piece :)

I would love to see the whole piece :)
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st January 2022, 01:53 PM
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Views: 2,172
Posted By Interested Party
Looks closer to silver solder in that picture. ...

Looks closer to silver solder in that picture. The other pictures don't show the shiny spot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2022, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
I would love to see some better pictures of the...

I would love to see some better pictures of the OP blade.

francatolin do you think that these are the original handle slabs? I have always wondered with kindjals what the original tolerances were...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th January 2022, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Interested Party
Use the "search" function. Green tab, sixth...

Use the "search" function. Green tab, sixth option from the left. There is an advanced search option also if you want to try to follow a particular members evolution of thought on a subject. Very...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 02:16 PM
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Views: 4,049
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Jim, I love where your mind is going. The problem...

Jim, I love where your mind is going. The problem is there are very few Californians from California. Even less of "Spanish" descent. The early territorial government made sure of that. The...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 33,407
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. I had always believed a Spanish...

Interesting. I had always believed a Spanish notch was an indention in a self-guard to help prevent the hand from slipping forward onto a blade. To me the second illustration shows a choil used to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,834
Posted By Interested Party
To my eye the blade looks like it has been...

To my eye the blade looks like it has been resharpened many times. The natural curve of the belly flattens. It is not a bad thing, the shape to me tells a story.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th December 2021, 02:57 PM
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Views: 2,256
Posted By Interested Party
You recommended this once before. I have been...

You recommended this once before. I have been making slow progress through it. Hopefully this winter will be lower stress and with the extra energy I will hit my stride and finish it.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th December 2021, 04:22 PM
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I read it. Well written with good production...

I read it. Well written with good production value. Mrs Ghiringhelli's scolarship and passion is appreciated as well as her willingness to make an English translation. For these qualities alone I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd December 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,714
Posted By Interested Party
It seems we are entering a nature vs nurture...

It seems we are entering a nature vs nurture discussion with all answers filtered through the lens of worldview and experience. Although, if I am correct, the question is "what is the Javanese...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,452
Posted By Interested Party
Thanks for the post as always. I always learn ...

Thanks for the post as always. I always learn from Aumuk Murugul's posts. Then the questions and subsequent discussions they generate are a big bonus. How many people write in Basa Sunda Jero? How...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 03:41 PM
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Views: 3,578
Posted By Interested Party
Am I being simple or could a level of meaning be...

Am I being simple or could a level of meaning be the deification of the chilanam itself? The silhouette is an uncanny resemblance.
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,446
Posted By Interested Party
For a small local heat you could try an acetylene...

For a small local heat you could try an acetylene torch.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,457
Posted By Interested Party
Arsenic and acid or just an acid etch (natal or...

Arsenic and acid or just an acid etch (natal or ferric chloride)?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,803
Posted By Interested Party
Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for...

Thank you Sanjen. :) I was asking for clarification. I have noticed that many opinions on the forum have evolved in the last 13 years
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 33,407
Posted By Interested Party
Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when...

Maybe the notch was a perceived advantage when used in a falso dritto or a montante sotto mano? The second cut if would tend to gut or emasculate an unarmored opponent. At the top of the stroke it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,976
Posted By Interested Party
Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This...

Interesting. Beautiful knife (knives)!!! This response shows the limitation of analysis of an object from photography. The pictures appeared to have two light stripes running lengthwise on the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,803
Posted By Interested Party
Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility...

Did this serve the purpose of a fancy utility knife? I.e. chores/chopper/self defense?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By Interested Party
I think this is related in style. The ferule on...

I think this is related in style. The ferule on the handle is almost identical. The banding on the sheath is similar. Notice the punch work on both around where the blade joins the guard.

The...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th October 2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,857
Posted By Interested Party
There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. ...

There is a reason. I misspoke and edited poorly. Top left. I attached a picture of the subject.

Mr. Maisey thank you for your comment on Nawasari and particularly the Gunungan. I feel your last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,297
Posted By Interested Party
How could you follow these?

How could you follow these?
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