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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:43 PM
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Posted By kronckew
OK, so we need a photo of a clarabelle {i may...

OK, so we need a photo of a clarabelle

{i may have mispelled that tho}
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:16 PM
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Posted By kronckew
I have one very much like it in my junk drawer...

I have one very much like it in my junk drawer -was touted as 'bone' grip & scabbard. I think it's more likely a hard plastic. mine was a bit better cast. the blade, also with calligraphy is not of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:08 PM
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Posted By kronckew
yup, kerala, i have two...

yup, kerala, i have two...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:54 AM
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Views: 92,253
Posted By kronckew
further to that: it's one of the earliest...

further to that: it's one of the earliest christian decorations. , Ichthys was the offspring of the ancient sea goddess Atargatis, so was a perfect secret cover symbol.

from the writings of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By kronckew
i remeber that lot for sale on epray, went for...

i remeber that lot for sale on epray, went for next to nothing. i didn't bother.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,452
Posted By kronckew
there is something called the 'free surface...

there is something called the 'free surface effect' that has serious influences on stability. basically of you have a wide square shape ship, it can be very stable about it's centre of gravity. a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,452
Posted By kronckew
we should be using angular (rotational) momentum,...

we should be using angular (rotational) momentum, the blades COP and the length from the COP (varies with weight movement) to the centrum (elbow or shoulder? depends on how you are cutting)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,452
Posted By kronckew
the trouble with water is that it is wet. if the...

the trouble with water is that it is wet. if the man upstairs had wanted us to get wet he would have given us fins. i spent a few decades of my life ensuring i did not have to actually swim in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,452
Posted By kronckew
luckily we keep on learning instead of...

luckily we keep on learning instead of stagnating. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,452
Posted By kronckew
this thread was linked to in another thread today...

this thread was linked to in another thread today about a blade with sliding balls incorporated.

as i read this thread (post 31) there appeared a rapier with a sliding section hailed as a sliding...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 905
Posted By kronckew
ditto. :)

ditto. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2016, 07:37 AM
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Views: 303
Posted By kronckew
the ones in the photo do appear to be a lion...

the ones in the photo do appear to be a lion headed pommel style with a barred guard. the guardsman second from the left seems to have a poorly leg. must have been a favourite relative to stay on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 905
Posted By kronckew
poor thing, it needs TLC and feeding to recover...

poor thing, it needs TLC and feeding to recover from the trauma of it's past life. i recommend sending it to me immediately so i can hug her and squeeze her and fuss over her. i'd return her...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th July 2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By kronckew
that sounds likely, served 1914-15 and joined the...

that sounds likely, served 1914-15 and joined the org. in 1924 whereupon he was awarded the item.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By kronckew
yes, the ones with lions head pommels and those...

yes, the ones with lions head pommels and those shaped dotted grips are notoriously indian made for those who travel and are generally of lesser quality. you will not see a nepali with one.

the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kronckew
thought of that too, screws were used late 19c...

thought of that too, screws were used late 19c too, but couldn't think of a blade that shape to fit unless the unit armourer had a nearby stock of old musket bayonets. spanish-american war maybe?...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kronckew
blade looks like a re-purposed small sword...

blade looks like a re-purposed small sword section, or a socket bayonet? what you do with a broken weapon you would rather not throw away. makes a nice dagger. spanish colonial maybe? (that covers a...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By kronckew
Scotland sheds tears for one of its oldest...

Scotland sheds tears for one of its oldest allies.



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Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By kronckew
many turkish weapons of all types, tens of...

many turkish weapons of all types, tens of thousands in fact, could be found outside the walls of vienna after 1683. after a polite discussion with the polish winged hussars, in a spirit of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By kronckew
thanks for sharing, benny.

thanks for sharing, benny.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By kronckew
arrived this morning. 6.5 in. blade doesn't have...

arrived this morning. 6.5 in. blade doesn't have any sign of lettering or etch designs, like it appeared from vendor photo. must have been photo artifacts.

was stickered "old filipino dagger' (;)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By kronckew
nice one, i've heard them called 'sword...

nice one, i've heard them called 'sword breakers'. could also be called a bar mace. doubt it would be surviveable if thrust into an armoured enemy's eye,mouth, throat, etc. and the impact against...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,620
Posted By kronckew
the hilt reminds me of mine: appears to have a...

the hilt reminds me of mine: appears to have a trade blade & was discussed on this forum as possibly so. indian tho nrth was also mentioned. this thread opens more possibilities. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By kronckew
sadly, every one i've seen is bent at the...

sadly, every one i've seen is bent at the blade/bolster junction. :p :rolleyes:
feel free to send it to me, and i'll contemplate what to do about that.

(nice one!)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
kind of an inverted yelman. wonder what the...

kind of an inverted yelman. wonder what the advantage is...
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