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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By kronckew
My guardless pseudo-shashka nimcha? Eyelash...

My guardless pseudo-shashka nimcha? Eyelash stamps, horn grip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By kronckew
Knowledge is useful only if it is passed on. :)

Knowledge is useful only if it is passed on. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By kronckew
My Qing Dynasty razor. This is a more brutal...

My Qing Dynasty razor. This is a more brutal beast for a lower level warrior.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By kronckew
Here's one found online: 19c Qing dynasty...

Here's one found online: 19c Qing dynasty officer's dao. I think someone told me once yellow grip bindings were used for Imperial Guards. Green, for other Iperial troops.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By kronckew
Restoration depends on your skill & comfort...

Restoration depends on your skill & comfort level, some collectors would keep it as is, warts and all and feel any restoration lowers the value. Some would do some minor repairs that improve the...
Forum: European Armoury 28th February 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By kronckew
The photos above have already been 'enhanced'. I...

The photos above have already been 'enhanced'. I took an HDR photo of one moon and tweaked it with HDR software, then ran it thru an intelligent forensic enhancement filter to show what it originally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By kronckew
Another Thai Pra with a decorated blade, steel...

Another Thai Pra with a decorated blade, steel fittings and a simply decorated hardwood grip emulating the joins on bamboo or a rattan haft.

(the string is looped around the forte to let it hang...
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By kronckew
He is NOT a happy camper! Probably because he...

He is NOT a happy camper! Probably because he could not afford my new toy. :D
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By kronckew
Thanks to all. I am moving to a new flat over the...

Thanks to all. I am moving to a new flat over the coming weekend, so won't be able to rephotograph it for a while, and will be incommunicado until they switch the phone on in the new place and...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By kronckew
Been a bit foggy here, I'll try when it gets a...

Been a bit foggy here, I'll try when it gets a bit sunny. :) I'll see if some light rust removal helps...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By kronckew
French hunting hanger sword, Hussar/Pandour style?

Acquired this hunting hanger yesterday, appears to be a French hunting sword of the Hussar/Pandour style of the 18c. The blade is lightly pitted all over but appears to have once had elaborate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By kronckew
Looks a lot like a Burmese/Thai coconut...

Looks a lot like a Burmese/Thai coconut harvester's knife. See Mercenary's post above.

Thais and Burmese are Buddhists and, like most of us, do not sacrifice animals. They/we DO kill people who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By kronckew
I seem to recall some discussion about my espada,...

I seem to recall some discussion about my espada, posted earlier, being So. American & possibly Brazilian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By kronckew
The 'peened tang' could be just a nail used to...

The 'peened tang' could be just a nail used to hold the pommel piece on, as is done on many khukuri. An x-ray would confirm or deny the tang type.

More cheaply, you might get some info by using a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By kronckew
It's from Burma or Yunnan, more likely Burma -...

It's from Burma or Yunnan, more likely Burma - Yunnan and it is traditionally lacquer not tar, the scabbard is covered in rawhide at the top and this says its from Burma on the border of Tibet too,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By kronckew
According to a Thai swordsman friend of mine, the...

According to a Thai swordsman friend of mine, the first DHA with guard and silver on there is Laos daab sword 19thc not cambodian, Loas bordering Yunnan dai or Tai lue, it's more laos looking to me...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd February 2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By kronckew
Someone near me makes these for antique fairs....

Someone near me makes these for antique fairs. Don't get caught outside your home with one. Unless you want free room and board and a job sewing mail sacks for a while.

Try flexing the blade.
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By kronckew
Ah, well, had some suspicions with the long...

Ah, well, had some suspicions with the long ricasso. wasn't expensive... At least we have it on record here as a fake for future buyers.
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By kronckew
Portugese cup hilt?

Just acquired this sword, should be with me next week, Vendor called it 'Unknown', But I remembered a very similar sword Fernando posted HERE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By kronckew
Cool. It looks like a sub-Saharan, east African...

Cool. It looks like a sub-Saharan, east African spear, possibly Central African Republic/So.Sudan/West Ethiopia. The large broad blade spears could be used not only to stab, producing ghastly damage...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By kronckew
Pics of blade, please. An overall pic would be...

Pics of blade, please.
An overall pic would be nice too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By kronckew
Looks like mine:

Looks like mine:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,870
Posted By kronckew
Heck, I don't use WD40 on any weapon, it's OK for...

Heck, I don't use WD40 on any weapon, it's OK for loosening nuts on other items, but isn't even a good rust preventative, mediocre at best. It dries eventually, leaving a residue.

I do use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By kronckew
My mid 19c Imperial era Dao: Probably from a...

My mid 19c Imperial era Dao: Probably from a Warlord's troops.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By kronckew
Good catch! An excellent facon. Wish I'd seen...

Good catch! An excellent facon. Wish I'd seen it...

The facon I gather were the longer fighting knives/short swords, often made from bayonets, more for status than actual use in combat, while the...
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