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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:13 PM
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Posted By kronckew
the tulwar hilt pommel disk is designed to keep...

the tulwar hilt pommel disk is designed to keep you from bending your wrist, forcing a close in slicing style of attack. someone may have 'adjusted' this one to let him have a bit more leeway....
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
'Safety' was was not politically correct then,...

'Safety' was was not politically correct then, like now.

i've heard of that belgian revolver, another clever idea that never caught on. bit like the semi-automatic revolver.
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By kronckew
i hope so, not much lee-way (pun intended*) in...

i hope so, not much lee-way (pun intended*) in the alignment with the touch holes.

related: i have been told that during the american civil war it was not uncommon for the recruits going into battle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By kronckew
a nice one too, johan. nice scabbard too. mine...

a nice one too, johan.
nice scabbard too.

mine also came to me without a scabbard.

an esteemed forum member here had a spare one he'd accumulated from somewhere he didn't have any use for, so he...
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
colt style cap & ball revolvers have a gap...

colt style cap & ball revolvers have a gap between the cylinder and the barrel. there is a significant discharge of gas, unburnt powder, burning powder, lead shavings from any misalignment, etc. the...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 4,273
Posted By kronckew
some people are strongly allergic to nickel, in...

some people are strongly allergic to nickel, in objects that will be handled, like coins or sword/knife blades, or grips, even zippers, buckles, pins, needles, stainless steel may contain some...
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 4,273
Posted By kronckew
nickel plating has been around a long time:...

nickel plating has been around a long time: https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/metals-metal-products/nickel-plating-history/

found online:

Commercial chrome plating was developed by Fink & Eldridge...
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2017, 08:34 PM
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Views: 4,273
Posted By kronckew
i found a reference to someone else suggesting...

i found a reference to someone else suggesting extruding rollers to form the blade then heat treating it. which is another skill. heat treating these long thin blades without getting a warp would...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By kronckew
how to spear eels, native americans ice fishing....

how to spear eels, native americans ice fishing.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ6rV0jb-Xs

last two aalspeiße:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By kronckew
e also:...

e also:

http://www.antiquetools.co.uk/articles/eel1.htm

i've found a lot with the transverse bracing, some look like bar welded to the tines, others are obviously twisted wire, and even brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By kronckew
i have always thought they have that transverse...

i have always thought they have that transverse reinforcing there to keep the long tines from bending outwards too much. i, having caught large eels myself (on a rod & reel) know they are nasty...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By kronckew
british sea service pistols frequently had belt...

british sea service pistols frequently had belt hooks, might this be a naval pistol?
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
superposed loads were experimented with by a few,...

superposed loads were experimented with by a few, the seal between loads sometimes failed and they all went off simultaneously, not a happy occurrence for the shooter.

modern attempts by 'metal...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By kronckew
found a cheap french 1866 bayonet with scabbard....

found a cheap french 1866 bayonet with scabbard. the hunter fits perfectly.
(i now have a surplus bayonet)
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By kronckew
well, it fits :) blade is a couple inches into...

well, it fits :)

blade is a couple inches into the chape & tight at the top, still a couple inches short if i lay the blade on top. blade is single edged, flat spine,except the last 5 inches, which...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By kronckew
always use a scabbard, for safety. ;)

always use a scabbard, for safety. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By kronckew
hopefully it's just the bendy leather. does...

hopefully it's just the bendy leather. does appear to be a bit longer than the sword blade tho ;). i too hope it fits :) if not, i have a couple of swords that need scabbards it may fit. might be the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By kronckew
European Stag gripped hanger

Acquired this recently, appears to be an late 18c-early 19c shell guard hanger/hunting sword, with a double edged 53cm. blade, complete with scabbard. should be with me tomorrow. is it possible it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By kronckew
well, the vendor seems to have more than one of...

well, the vendor seems to have more than one of these exact duplicates for sale cheaply, so the odds are in favour of it being a recent copy.

on a brighter (or darker) note, i've had someone comment...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By kronckew
the war. the machete/messer was sold from germany...

the war. the machete/messer was sold from germany to spanish speaking american countries for their militaries. the person i bought it from in the states i gather he'd got it from someone with cuban...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By kronckew
the std. spanish 1895 issue infantry/artillery...

the std. spanish 1895 issue infantry/artillery sword, yataghan shape, made in toledo.
(mine below)

they also used a lot of machete style swords, like my straight pioneer knife/ faschenmesser also...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By kronckew
smooth bore or rifled? that's really big for a...

smooth bore or rifled? that's really big for a large ball at 1/4 pound of lead or even more if a minie ball, if it's rifled - rather large for a shotgun too. around a 2 or 3 bore...it'd be a son of a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,094
Posted By kronckew
i note the skull & crossed bones of no. 4...

i note the skull & crossed bones of no. 4 were used long before pirates (and johnny depp ;)) as a sign of death, and is frequently found on grave stones and markers in catacombs. i will assume there...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By kronckew
other side would have looked similar to this...

other side would have looked similar to this rifle officer's sword:
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,094
Posted By kronckew
a remake might be cool, if they didn't us cgi....

a remake might be cool, if they didn't us cgi. the PC luvvies would likely mess it all up tho. especially reading the poem at the end. they'd rewrite kipling and add a few dance scenes. and using...
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