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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Rick
Smile Yes, I have one, looks like it came from the same...

Yes, I have one, looks like it came from the same maker judging from the barrel designs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Rick
I spent years swinging a 32oz Estwing framing...

I spent years swinging a 32oz Estwing framing hammer in my youth. I was glad at the workday's end when I could put it down and go to the pub.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Rick
I expect these fellows using hammers and teak...

I expect these fellows using hammers and teak charcoal could put to shame the Forged In Fire contestants even with all of the power equipment at their disposal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,719
Posted By Rick
Unhappy I don't think things 'were pacified' with the...

I don't think things 'were pacified' with the Muslim tribes in the southern Philippines until the mid-late thirties pre-war with the advent of Japanese invasion.
The sporadic violence still...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th December 2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By Rick
Cool Shoot At The Devil

Bavaria celebrates Christmas Eve.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8hKBmQrkvU
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rick
The inverted V at the back of the breech could be...

The inverted V at the back of the breech could be used as the rear sight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
Horn of Africa

The horn guard (Rhino?) and the domed pommel are quite similar to elements seen on Shotel handles.
A 'married' piece?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rick
Is the gun brass or iron?

Is the gun brass or iron?
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,092
Posted By Rick
The stampings seem so crisp compared to the...

The stampings seem so crisp compared to the surface condition...
Agree w/Jim, leave it as it is.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Rick
Would it be possible to view the entire keris;...

Would it be possible to view the entire keris; scabbard, blade etc ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By Rick
Ed, I'd think Goat skin might make a better wrap ...

Ed, I'd think Goat skin might make a better wrap for the handle. Goats were plentiful in the area and Goat skin is a much tougher leather .
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By Rick
The handle reminds me of the figural dragon...

The handle reminds me of the figural dragon carvings on the prow of Viking Longships.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,082
Posted By Rick
It surely looks old; I can't see any of the...

It surely looks old; I can't see any of the dentine core though. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,297
Posted By Rick
Maybe one could find such information here: ...

Maybe one could find such information here:
http://japaneseswordmuseumthailand.com/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,207
Posted By Rick
I'd be quite interested in knowing more about the...

I'd be quite interested in knowing more about the occult uses of these non-ferrous daggers. This one is brass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,503
Posted By Rick
I'm doubtful that this is a Sundanese (Tjikeroeh)...

I'm doubtful that this is a Sundanese (Tjikeroeh) blade. There is no decoration on the blade we're looking at here and the forging quality finesse usually seen on blades marked Tjikeroeh is absent.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,719
Posted By Rick
Smile JUNGLE PATROL by Vic Hurley is full of anecdotes...

JUNGLE PATROL by Vic Hurley is full of anecdotes from that era. It's about the Philippine Constabulary. Last published in 1938 I believe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,719
Posted By Rick
Yes, I have a vintage photo of the loser of a...

Yes, I have a vintage photo of the loser of a fight which I will spare the membership from seeing, he looks like a doll that has been disassembled.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 91,719
Posted By Rick
Smile Martial History

Hi, US here,
Have you forgotten the Philippine Revolution at the end of the Span-AM war? :)
IIRC America was quite involved in the Philippines during that time; and shortly thereafter in WWII....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,733
Posted By Rick
This sword came from Oriental Arms many years...

This sword came from Oriental Arms many years ago; Artzi described the steel as very fine grained, low contrast wootz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rick
Serpentine grip, serpentine blade go well...

Serpentine grip, serpentine blade go well together.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By Rick
:o :o Sorry mate.

:o :o Sorry mate.
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,158
Posted By Rick
Cool Evidently my Grandfather was interested in Billy...

Evidently my Grandfather was interested in Billy also. Found this in the library after he passed on.
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By Rick
Cool Religious Significance

https://woollyhistoryofbritain.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/woolly-saints-the-cult-of-st-blaise-1-wool-churches-of-st-blaise/

You never know.
Forum: Keris Swap Forum 23rd June 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By Rick
Smile Please PM William as only the OP and moderators...

Please PM William as only the OP and moderators may add comments in Swap.
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