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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:32 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Masai Lion spear c. 1900

couldn't resist this one: billed as around 1900.
unusual grooves near tip.
head 87cm. spike 57cm. haft 39.5cm. LOA 184cm.
looks like a fully closed socket on the head. spike socket is open, spike...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th September 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By kronckew
three more. the ultimate arms and armour...

three more.

the ultimate arms and armour monument is of course Trajan's column in rome.

more swords than you can shake a stick at & lots of armour, shields, fortifictions, spears, falx, etc....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By kronckew
warning: barely related thread veer: peacocks...

warning: barely related thread veer:

peacocks are ANNOYING, irritating birds!

their scream is one of the loudest things a bird can produce, on a par with a howler monkey. a famiy near me in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,164
Posted By kronckew
in 1973, travelling north in the inland passage...

in 1973, travelling north in the inland passage from seattle to juneau on the USCG Cutter 'Confidence' we encountered a violent snowstorm/gale and i somehow lost my zippo lighter overboard. probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By kronckew
the iklwa arrived. beautiful, tight. no major...

the iklwa arrived. beautiful, tight. no major damage other than age, nice patina on the sharp blade, some light pitting, blade is of a shallow diamond x-section. tip is rounded and sharp.

wire wrap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By kronckew
the admin will have to do that, if it is possible...

the admin will have to do that, if it is possible in vbulletin 3.0.3. it may be version dependent, tho i'm not sure.

i'm a super-moderator on another (unrelated) forum & we're not allowed to do that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By kronckew
just got a message on the 'spilati' club - it's...

just got a message on the 'spilati' club - it's 19 in.(48 cm.) long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By kronckew
thanks, vanadoo, for the info. p.s. - the sad...

thanks, vanadoo, for the info.

p.s. - the sad face in my original post was unintended, forgot to add a space after the colon & before the left parenthesis. i'm a very happy clubber today.

like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By kronckew
nice one. reminds me of a somewhat touristy...

nice one.

reminds me of a somewhat touristy maori tewhatewha with a greenstone (nephrite jade) 'blade'. the attached is of one around 71 cm.

the actual 'battle ones were about 5 ft. long with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By kronckew
it wasn't ;) the vendor is in the UK, tho it must...

it wasn't ;) the vendor is in the UK, tho it must have been a while ago he collected it and brought it back here. like most places, the good old pieces were snapped up by collectors like us, and are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By kronckew
the axe & spike on boarding axes was mainly...

the axe & spike on boarding axes was mainly for clearing wooden wreckage from battle damage, the spike being used like a logger's picaroon... also a handy weapon if you were being boarded, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By kronckew
awful lot harder & time consuming than the...

awful lot harder & time consuming than the dried cow's tail-skin binding found on many. plus the reasonably larger blade. and the care it appears to have received over the years. makes me think much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By kronckew
Solomon Islands, Malaita 'nose' (winged?) sword club

Busy day today. this club arrived late afternoon from a dealer in the netherlands. the 'eyebrows' & 'noses' either side of the tip,appear to be janus-like easter-islandish faces? or maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By kronckew
as i've been lucky today, decide to risk what i...

as i've been lucky today, decide to risk what i had in my pocket on an apparemtly unloved club on ebay. got it for less than the postage. no other bidders.

club is marked 'spilati' on a small white...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By kronckew
Iklwa!

i've been keeping my eye opens for a nice iklwa for a few years now, never found one i liked and could afford at the time. until today, this one sprung out of ebay as i was doing a half-hearted ebay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By kronckew
there is a tale of robert the bruce, leading his...

there is a tale of robert the bruce, leading his troops into a set piece battle against the english on ground of his choosing and preperation (bannockburn, 1314), getting seperated from his infantry...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By kronckew
googleing, found this indo-persian one, 30"...

googleing, found this indo-persian one, 30" haft, reminds me of your posted one...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By kronckew
first impression is that it looks more like a...

first impression is that it looks more like a horseman's axe to me, persia/india. doesn't look frankish (french) to me. could be wrong tho.

are you sure it's 6 lbs. (2.7 kilos) seems a lot.
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By kronckew
nope. tho it could be used as such. many...

nope. tho it could be used as such.

many soldiers battle axes were not only used as weapons, but as general tools around the camp. chopping wood, making defences, etc. the flat (or a poll) would be...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By kronckew
haft is a tad short for an executioner's axe...

haft is a tad short for an executioner's axe ;)

(i suspect it was a teeny bit longer in it's working life)

there is a very similar one on ebay at the moment. haftless. marked "AD" on one side, "CP"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By kronckew
looks like a nice blade. any markings? grips...

looks like a nice blade. any markings?

grips were also made from hardwood, so wood, er, would also be traditional. :)

there may at some point also have been a brass or steel bolster and a butt...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By kronckew
i especially recommend the english cavalry mounts...

i especially recommend the english cavalry mounts and accoutrements for their historical accuracy and the astounding detail, as well as the obvious extent of the training and physical conditioning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,152
Posted By kronckew
my old chinese/tibetan knife with two bands and...

my old chinese/tibetan knife with two bands and the strip:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By kronckew
it arrived, light at 91 grams, 30 cm. long, 2...

it arrived,

light at 91 grams, 30 cm. long, 2 cm. thick, 'blade' 4 cm. wide. no holes. grip area roughly 9 c. long, pommel adds another 4 cm. grip x-section is a rounded 2cm. x 2.5 cm. 'blade'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By kronckew
Maori wotsit?

found this CLO (club-like object) on e-pray. it's following me home. also coming with a touristy patu & a Tiki. looks like a patu with a BIG bite out of one side. dagger? not sure if 'edge' is sharp...
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