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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By kronckew
OK, will keep it's clothes on then :)

OK, will keep it's clothes on then :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kronckew
thanks, juius. i've added closeups of both sides...

thanks, juius.

i've added closeups of both sides of the tip area, no sign of a thrower spike/barb or a place one would have gone. couple age cracks here & there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By kronckew
heavy club arrived today, profile is curved one...

heavy club arrived today, profile is curved one side, flat the other, with the centre third slightly dished. edges are quite sharp, tho the 'point' isn't, it's flat about an eigth of an inch wide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By kronckew
last one (this week anyway) bought on a whim, it...

last one (this week anyway)

bought on a whim, it looked cute.
newly made, theoretically in hawaii
18 in. 'polynesian' snail club. hawaiian hardwood (maybe)
form and fibre grip look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By kronckew
and another recent aquisition. billed as a...

and another recent aquisition. billed as a gata.
24" palmwood, carved head and grip. 700 grams. heavy sucker.
well rounded edges the spike has sharp shoulders tho. flat forward side of the spike....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By kronckew
the other one i aquired from an aussie in the UK...

the other one i aquired from an aussie in the UK who can't get it thru customs when he returns to oz in the near future.

bit smaller and lighter, the serrated edge has a dished in 'hollow ground'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By kronckew
it arrived today. 93 cm. VERY heavy 1.03kg. fibre...

it arrived today. 93 cm. VERY heavy 1.03kg. fibre weave a bit loose. flared end is indeed wedge shaped, edge on inside of the curve, shaft x-section is set up for a two handed grip. unspecified...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By kronckew
taiaha arrived. 1.45 meters of kiln dried Kauri...

taiaha arrived. 1.45 meters of kiln dried Kauri wood.carved both sides, 4 abalone 'eyes' on spear end carving. feathers attached by a red string winding. 490 grams.from Kakahu Taonga Aotearoa
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By kronckew
oops - i just noticed that my first post said...

oops - i just noticed that my first post said 'est. 3-40 years'.

that should have read '30-40' :D not that it matters much. probably was more accurate that way ;)

post office's 'parcel force'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
most of TFW's 'traditional' weapons are not very....

most of TFW's 'traditional' weapons are not very. the proprietor is trying to have his filipino smith make them more so. they are all L6 alloy steel, the grips are simplifications of traditional ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
it's from a company called 'traditional filipino...

it's from a company called 'traditional filipino weapons' - he refers to it just as a gijo stick. i guess it's for their martial stick fighting art arnis. the shaft is octagonal, 3 x 4 cm. the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By kronckew
interesting. nice to correspond with someone with...

interesting. nice to correspond with someone with a NZ connection.

the plain club with the 4 ring pommel was described as 'polynesian' and they added 'thought to be of a maori design'. again,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By kronckew
ah, well - didn't pay much for it. still feels...

ah, well - didn't pay much for it. still feels like a 'user'. fairly heavy & sharp edges, would definitely hurt and damage someone.

the two 1960's +/- ones feel fairly good too (haven't posted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By kronckew
the unusual mounting of the axe head to the shaft...

the unusual mounting of the axe head to the shaft via a double tang tang passing thru two holes in the shaft with the ends peened is not a usual feature of a bullova. all the ones i have seen have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By kronckew
:) - i'm finding them interesting, and you also...

:) - i'm finding them interesting, and you also do not need to sharpen them, they don't rust and they do not scare the sheeple quite as much if they see you with one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By kronckew
From ethiopia, tribal club

24 inches long, head 2 inches at widest. head is a 4 sided truncated diamond shape. shaft is 1.5 inches at the head, tapering down to 1 inch at the pommel end. pommel goes back to 1.5 inches for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By kronckew
plain wood patu from post 8 arrived today....

plain wood patu from post 8 arrived today. 16" (41cm.) x 4" (10.2cm.) as noted, deep dark brown hard wood (tawa?) with a smooth semigloss oil finish. heavy, 390 grams. quite a sharp striking edge. no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
i've had another acquaintance tell me they...

i've had another acquaintance tell me they thought it was a small hoe.

it just arrived, it's actual measurements are 18.5 inches (47cm) by 3.75 inches (9.5cm), and about an inch thick (2.54) in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By kronckew
found this (attached) photo of a similar flat...

found this (attached) photo of a similar flat paddle woomera with the flint pommel piece. source also mentioned the woomera were shaped like that so they could also function as a sword club after you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By kronckew
interesting. i'd assume that it is fairly rare. i...

interesting. i'd assume that it is fairly rare. i looked carefully at the business end where a spike would have been in the popup enlargement, did not see any damage where the bone spike would have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By kronckew
Out clubbing again...

why do i keep doing this. (because of the thrill of discovery)

found this mystery club from the USA. estate sale. no other info. 31" long x 4 1/2" wide. odd reddish ochre colour. black gunk on...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By kronckew
reminds me of a french taunting helmet.

reminds me of a french taunting helmet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
interesting. that's what it appears to be. :) i...

interesting. that's what it appears to be. :) i can't dance. but i can tell stories!

i'll wonder how old it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
Maori wotsit?

stumbled across this on epray. it's coming to live with my patus

described as a moari (sic) wooden club, no other info except 'nice patina - feels light' appears from other photo in vendors hand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 651
Posted By kronckew
thanks for your help, vanadoo. just went thru the...

thanks for your help, vanadoo. just went thru the tread on fijian clubs that had a post referring to older maori threads. quite informative.

in fact, it lead me to tim's post here...
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