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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Rick
Cool Nice! Is that a stamp I see on the blade?

Nice!
Is that a stamp I see on the blade?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By Rick
Yep

I agree, it's most likely Whale bone.
We find old Pilot whale (Blackfish) bones in the salt marsh we live on the edge of. These bones have lots of 'pores' visible.
Pilot whales strand on the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,652
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Bali

I enjoyed Wiener, a bit confusing for a Westerner but enlightening, nonetheless.
I need to read it again to refresh my memory; it's been 10 years since last I read her book.

Thank you for...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,652
Posted By Rick
A lot of good information sources here: ...

A lot of good information sources here:

http://www.kerisattosanaji.com/keris-information
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Rick
A lovely knife, but I agree with Fernando; it's a...

A lovely knife, but I agree with Fernando; it's a motto.
I think the maker's name, would normally be stamped at the base of the blade which, in this case, is covered by the decorative elements.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Rick
Unhappy Can't help you without pictures; if you don't...

Can't help you without pictures; if you don't have any, try a google image search.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By Rick
Any Solid Blow

Maybe they were never used, or maybe not, but they sure look like knuckle dusters; and I sure wouldn't want to take a punch in the head from either one.

It would be 'one and done.' :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Rick
Smile I think you mean circumference. :)

I think you mean circumference. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Rick
Look here: ...

Look here:

https://theislamicinformation.com/blogs/facts-sword-ali-ra-zulfiqar/

:) :)

Sorry about all the pop-ups. :o
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2022, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By Rick
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
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
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
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
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
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
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: 4,758
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
Replies: 58
Views: 4,758
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: 1,783
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: 1,783
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: 3,375
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: 3,375
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: 1,756
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: 2,422
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: 2,414
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: 2,414
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: 9,253
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: 4,513
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...
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