Culture: Indonesian / Dutch / world citizen

Materials: Composed mainly of the elements oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium.




It took many weeks of pursuit including a dancing crash course that got out of hand which put me in the hospital with a paralyzed foot. I had to learn how to walk again from scratch. But, the story ended well, I got the girl!


Nany is my wife and best friend. Intelligent, social and compassionate, even my own mother doesn't understand why she married me. I admire her quiet strength and subtle perseverance. She brings peace and calmness when I'm stressed. Nany's steadfast support enabled me to give up my day job and pursue my passion for antique arms to the fullest.

Nany, my favorite creature in the world!

"She is wonderful! Beautiful, intelligent, social.. well dressed.. Terrible taste in men."1

1. Richard Hornsby, personal communication.

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With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.


Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.


An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.


An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.


With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.


A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.

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