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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 04:44 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Mambele Sickle Sword?

i've just acquired one of these from thinreadline on the the swap forum. i generally do not like african swords, but this one grabbed me by the leg and forced me to buy it. it wants to live with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By kronckew
won this one on ebay, got a good bargain. more...

won this one on ebay, got a good bargain.
more carving, looks like it's been de-limed.
64 cm. (25.2 in.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By kronckew
thanks for the extra photos,...

thanks for the extra photos, maurice.

interesting that the dutch seem to favour the clipped klewang style point on their swords, like my dutchy one:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By kronckew
wood looks african, circular motif is fairly...

wood looks african, circular motif is fairly universal tho.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By kronckew
BELADAH BELABANG

Just picked up this Beladah Belabang from our Maurice. don't think he's posted it before.

(he's posting it monday)

i could not resist it. :) i think it's gorgeous. been keeping my eye out for one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By kronckew
the wisdom of Solomon

found this 'Antique Battle Dagger Primitive War Club With Markings Used'
on e-pray for a buy-it-now price i could not refuse.

20 inches, looks rather solomonesque ;) i believe similar ones were...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By kronckew
:) da debble made me do it

:) da debble made me do it
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By kronckew
i think he meant exactly what he said :D

i think he meant exactly what he said :D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th October 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 947
Posted By kronckew
rome was founded as a sacred city 2700+ years ago...

rome was founded as a sacred city 2700+ years ago and has theologically and thaumaturgically remained much the same since. the names of the roman pontifex maximus change, but they remain the leader...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
i only have what she told me she was told. no...

i only have what she told me she was told. no real evidence. thankfully my money was returned promptly and without any arguement.

could be her dealer was the cad & was making up the prestigious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
had an update from the dealer i got it from. she,...

had an update from the dealer i got it from. she, at my suggestion, did the red-hot pin test. it of course failed. she refunded me immediately. she said she was going to contact the dealer she got it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th October 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By kronckew
that was also my impression. may have been custom...

that was also my impression. may have been custom made to fit that 1:1000 revolver.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
if it had been weighty and a lot cheaper i would...

if it had been weighty and a lot cheaper i would have kept it. i saw a nice wahaika cast in aluminum auctioning on a nz site that i wanted to buy, sadly you needed a nz address to bid.
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By kronckew
here's what they look like new. i know a guy who...

here's what they look like new. i know a guy who casts these in the UK for re-enacters.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
'club' thingy arrived today & is on it's way...

'club' thingy arrived today & is on it's way back to supplier.

when i unpacked it it was remarkably light. tinked it with my fingernail - it sounded like plastic. examining further, i could see in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
response from dealer was that it was bought at an...

response from dealer was that it was bought at an auction from a private owner then re-sold to the current dealer. she indicated that she initially thought it was maori, but knew that the carving...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,118
Posted By kronckew
..and they were not the easiest things to reload...

..and they were not the easiest things to reload due to the tight fit, especially when they were fouled by sustained fire which further reduced the windage. some required a hammer to seat the fresh...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,118
Posted By kronckew
i bet the supplier's message was a bit patchy. :)...

i bet the supplier's message was a bit patchy. :) (hope that humor translates into portugese ;))

anyway, rapid fire for the napoleonic rifled musket (and reg. musket) was possible without using a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
ah, well. have asked the vendor if they have any...

ah, well. have asked the vendor if they have any more info on where/when it came from. they might answer. looks like nice wood
anyway. i've seen a modern interpretation carved by someone in france...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By kronckew
Another wahaika club

40 cm long x 13.5 cm at widest, 3.5 thick. 610 grams. heavy dense hardwood
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
Polynesian war club (or maori?)

or not? (billed as an antique polynesian war club)

looks suspiciously maori; like a wahaika without the normal backwards looking tiki. nicely decorated thong hole.`14.5 inches long.
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,118
Posted By kronckew
oil and ammonium nitrate makes a very nasty...

oil and ammonium nitrate makes a very nasty explosive. google ' nitrate' and 'motor oil. then wait for NSA and/or homeland security/ATF to pay you a visit. the 1947 houston ship channel disaster was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By kronckew
spear arrived, as described, surprisingly heavy...

spear arrived, as described, surprisingly heavy but well balanced at the centre of the dark wood grip. blade is quite sharp both edges. spike was heavier than expected, quite thick. appears to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By kronckew
no offense implied or thought you intended to...

no offense implied or thought you intended to break the rules.

i think we're just trying to explain what the rules are in different ways, so you can post your photos and also protect them. most of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By kronckew
one can watermark (and copyright) their own...

one can watermark (and copyright) their own photo without using a website reference that advertises a commercial product.

i do it all the time, but sometimes forget here ;) as i do not object to...
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