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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,680
Posted By Richard W
Basically glass is warm to the touch and...

Basically glass is warm to the touch and crystalline materials are cold. Use your lips to see the difference. Glass warm, quartz cold. Any piece of glass can be used a comparison.
Quartz is doubly...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,701
Posted By Richard W
So sorry

Hi
Sorry to not answer
I only have access to a smart phone and canít figure out how to post images so basically i have just been lurking and didnít see your post
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd October 2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By Richard W
Looks Mexican to me

Looks Mexican to me
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By Richard W
I appologise....

Seriously, having recently aquired a smart phone and left behind an actual computer I appear helpless in posting images. My sincere apologies to all well wishing responders.
Thank you and please send...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By Richard W
Unusual Borneo headhunter sword

My father bought this in Jakarta early 1970's from a tukan Antik Haven't seen similar with the inlaid copper, brass and silver. Any comments are gratefully received.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th August 2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,819
Posted By Richard W
Not at all an expert myself but...

That is an excellent and exceptional object, old or not so very old, it is magnificent; and in 300 years it will continue to be wonderful, as it is today. Would love it in my collection. I would hang...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By Richard W
I have purchased a number of very nice Spanish...

I have purchased a number of very nice Spanish knives online, never had a problem getting them shipped to the USA. Usually cheaper in the long run with the strong dollar. Many sites online. Arcos...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,678
Posted By Richard W
Thank you very much Ibrahiim! Much...

Thank you very much Ibrahiim! Much appreciated.
Richard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,678
Posted By Richard W
Omani Khanjar (?) for discussion

hello again. I have this piece my dad bought in London in the early 1980's. It has the belt attached. The belt is woven with fine silver wire. My interest is in the blade: It has the appearance...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,701
Posted By Richard W
Thank you all for your responses. I thought it...

Thank you all for your responses. I thought it was a beaut! Got it on Ebay for $75.00. Some old collector is spinning in their grave.
Regards,
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By Richard W
Thank you all for your responses. I thought it...

Thank you all for your responses. I thought it was a beaut! Got it on Ebay for $75.00. Some old collector is spinning in their grave.
Regards,
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By Richard W
Again thank you! I did follow up the Pinterest...

Again thank you! I did follow up the Pinterest site and went to couteaux-jfl-com. There is the image, says : Amore knife, Italian, early 1800's. The best thing is that it taught me how to release...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,701
Posted By Richard W
Again thank you! I did follow up the Pinterest...

Again thank you! I did follow up the Pinterest site and went to couteaux-jfl-com. There is the image, says : Amore knife, Italian, early 1800's. The best thing is that it taught me how to release...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By Richard W
Thank you! That is almost identical to mine. ...

Thank you! That is almost identical to mine. The mark is the same. Wonderful to find it has relatives and is Italian. I will not try to deal with pinterest either.
Regards,
Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,701
Posted By Richard W
Thank you! That is almost identical to mine. ...

Thank you! That is almost identical to mine. The mark is the same. Wonderful to find it has relatives and is Italian. I will not try to deal with pinterest either.
Regards,
Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,352
Posted By Richard W
i was under the assumption that the curved handle...

i was under the assumption that the curved handle and angled head were designed for throwing. Wrong?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,197
Posted By Richard W
ratcheting mechanism on Spanish Navajas

I have for a long while wondered what is the function of the ratcheting mechanism on the locks of traditional Spanish navajas. It makes it impossible to open them silently. The only advantage I can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By Richard W
Odd folder

Hello all, this is a wonderful resource. I will attempt to place a post with attachments. Please forgive me if I fail miserably; I am a troglodyte who collects ancient things and has a flip...
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,701
Posted By Richard W
Odd folder

Hello all, this is a wonderful resource. I will attempt to place a post with attachments. Please forgive me if I fail miserably; I am a troglodyte who collects ancient things and has a flip...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,162
Posted By Richard W
That is very good info and much appriciated. My...

That is very good info and much appriciated.
My little kris (21cm blade) has a very black ground, with the silver pattern raised slightly above (Java style?). The the edge of the blade at the very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd November 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,162
Posted By Richard W
Fake vs genuine...

A big question and my first one posted here.
Recently got a small, supposedly Bali kris, on e-bay (sorry no photo to attached).
The blade looks fake to me. Not shiny at all, more of a matt texture.I...
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