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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Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.


Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, they are based on the Indo-Portuguese system. This example has a baitong lock.


A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with almost all the gold remaining.


One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.


A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.


With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.

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