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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 07:58 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Quite possible, I tend to agree, which is why...

Quite possible, I tend to agree, which is why I've never bought one. Have seen a couple that looked almost there but their use was debated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By kronckew
Looks like it fits perfectly and was made for it,...

Looks like it fits perfectly and was made for it, and othewr Kastane tangs look just like that. Doesn't look crude at all to me. This style seems more used on the later more fancy ceremonial ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By kronckew
Mine, just for thge heck of it, has a 1/4 in....

Mine, just for thge heck of it, has a 1/4 in. think blade at the guard, distal tapered and razor sharp too. The OP's one above sure travelled a ways, maybe thru spain to portugal then Sri Lanka? Oh,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By kronckew
Native Americans were capable of using tree...

Native Americans were capable of using tree resins and water resistant glues.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By kronckew
Yes, the occasional mention in passing in ...

Yes, the occasional mention in passing in discussing a specific martial arm is one thing. Discussing this subject especially their illegal cruel sport aspects on it's own is not appropriate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By kronckew
The shamshir with the Tulwar hilt has a...

The shamshir with the Tulwar hilt has a continuously narrowing tip with no signs of a false edge or Yelman. the Tulwar hilt with a Tulwar blade has a noticeable though small straightish 'Yelman'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
Having posted the narwhal tusk in post 137, I...

Having posted the narwhal tusk in post 137, I note that one was used this week at the latest London Bridge attack by a knife weilding terrorist, where a chef at the nearby fish market grabbed a 5 ft....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By kronckew
Smeone once suggested to me mine may have once...

Smeone once suggested to me mine may have once had a decorative cover of velvet. the bottom end of yours does not look like a walking stick end. It appears to be too short to be a walking stick,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a Polish/Hungarian noble's war axe or...

Looks like a Polish/Hungarian noble's war axe or Obuzek/Chekan.

Dimensions?

My similar Obuzek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
I stand corrected, thanks.

I stand corrected, thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
The Soviets in WW2 trained dogs to run under...

The Soviets in WW2 trained dogs to run under tanks with backpacks on, Their first test engagement against a line of German panzers they put anti-tank mines with a vertical contact fuse on the dogs,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
Yup, could have also had a sleeve of maille...

Yup, could have also had a sleeve of maille protecting the whole trunk - except the grasping bit, or even a hauberk and maille leggings and padded arming coat under the lamellar bits, for when things...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCowQ6XLEB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJSgB96Udo0

here we see an elly using it's dominant tusk to eat a tree! - Note the end is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
Nordelunde; Elly armour appears to at least...

Nordelunde; Elly armour appears to at least partially cover the trunk, but leaves the working more flexible and controllable end free. Should protect him from self harm as well as from the enemy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
I think there is differences in the 'tusk' teeth...

I think there is differences in the 'tusk' teeth due to their continuing growth process, which is not seen in 'permanent' teeth. I'm guessing the root end of the 'tooth' would have the dentine,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 170
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Posted By kronckew
Tusks are elongated, continuously growing front...

Tusks are elongated, continuously growing front teeth, usually but not always in pairs, that protrude well beyond the mouth of certain mammal species. They are most commonly canine teeth, as with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By kronckew
Transliteration between languages is odd at...

Transliteration between languages is odd at times, I have a 'Salawar Yataghan' (well, it is indeed slightly recurved) which was so named for me a few years back by one of our prestigious forum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
Military Elephants when they die, like Vikings,...

Military Elephants when they die, like Vikings, must die holding their sword in their trunk and are thus buried with them in the elephant graveyard, secretly, by the other martial elephants, a place...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By kronckew
It is indeed a "khukuri with a tulwar...

It is indeed a "khukuri with a tulwar hilt". It has a cho (aka kaudi).
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By kronckew
gets confusing, a well known tale about an...

gets confusing, a well known tale about an incompetent UK executioner who took a few blows with his axe to remove a ladies noggin, he used what was in actuality a carpenters side axe, used to square...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By kronckew
...and your source/reference/examples? many...

...and your source/reference/examples? many agri-tools were also weapons when required like bill hooks, early swiss halberds/ Scots axes, etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,927
Posted By kronckew
For your continued...

For your continued enjoyement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmpx4QTeMKk
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,340
Posted By kronckew
cut Steel hilts were popular on court/mourning...

cut Steel hilts were popular on court/mourning swords early 19c too, I wonder if they aquired a teaste for it from the Indian portion of the Empire...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By kronckew
That's coconut palm wood, very strong stuff....

That's coconut palm wood, very strong stuff. could be Filipino, or just about any of the pacific islanders, they do not seem to have any identifying shape or features. I have one, a practice sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,188
Posted By kronckew
Tannic acid turns rust a nice black and...

Tannic acid turns rust a nice black and stabilises the rust.
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