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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:28 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Requiescat in pacem, naga warrior. have a beer...

Requiescat in pacem, naga warrior. have a beer for me in valhalla. i'll have one here for you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 831
Posted By kronckew
ariel, what you are saying is happening now, the...

ariel, what you are saying is happening now, the traditional skills of khukuri making in nepal are passed down by word of mouth and experience, the colour to heat a blade for hardening, the use of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,461
Posted By kronckew
i disagree, current production clubs that would...

i disagree, current production clubs that would be functional had they still been used in local wars or ceremonies are still artistic and desireable if traditionally made and carved in traditional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 831
Posted By kronckew
india and pakistan are still major suppliers of...

india and pakistan are still major suppliers of 'damascus' pattern welded steel sword and knife blades. they still command a premium over a monosteel blade of the same shape.

i would however assume...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 831
Posted By kronckew
try this:...

try this: http://www.wirralmodelengineeringsociety.co.uk/Articles/The_Bessemer_Process.pdf

looks like it started about 1865 when the commercial production of bessimer process steel was commercially...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 831
Posted By kronckew
i gather it just died out for economical reasons,...

i gather it just died out for economical reasons, excellent easily worked steel and alloys in europe and being exported slowly killed off the more expensive wootz/bulat, it was just easier and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By kronckew
they arrived today, nice heavy 2 handed clubs,...

they arrived today, nice heavy 2 handed clubs, the 'pommel' ends on both are of oval cross section, not round. the cord was 3-part braided before wrapping the length of the haft. the 'blades' are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By kronckew
the brass stuff: it's brazing. easier than...

the brass stuff: it's brazing. easier than welding, and is at a lower temp.

mine also has 'ears' - ? for your thumb when stabbing down ?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd February 2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
in action: :) could be worse - could be raining.

in action: :) could be worse - could be raining.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By kronckew
the eye was a window to the soul ;) also a window...

the eye was a window to the soul ;) also a window to the brain, a thrust thru the eye into the brain thru a fairly thin layer of bone would kill quickly and relatively bloodlessly, what little did...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By kronckew
found this: Saxon/viking sword construction...

found this: Saxon/viking sword construction (http://thethegns.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/late-anglo-saxon-and-viking-swords.html)

info on two part and single part pommels.

the wide hollow on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,764
Posted By kronckew
i see the pics. nice club. i like it...

i see the pics. nice club. i like it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By kronckew
the spiral one may look prettier, but i'd rather...

the spiral one may look prettier, but i'd rather have yours, drak2k.

that executioner looks like he'd do more harm to himself or his companions in a melee. especially if he fell down. (his widdle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By kronckew
i agree on the 'pommel' ends, the brown one looks...

i agree on the 'pommel' ends, the brown one looks like the end on a baseball bat, ie. the swelling is of circular x-section, while the blackened one seems to have an oblong or oval x-section. hard to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By kronckew
you could poke somebodies eye out with that, as...

you could poke somebodies eye out with that, as granny used to say. ;)

bit crude, but i like it, not a parade piece, i suspect. how heavy is it? how's the 'feel'?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By kronckew
More Fijian clubs?

picked up this pair tonite.
vendor's blurb:


i don't believe for a moment that they are maori.

somehow they look more fijian to me, tho i can't see ones quite like them, bit like kinikini. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By kronckew
...and cheap ;) nobody else bid. ;) on arrival...

...and cheap ;) nobody else bid. ;)

on arrival i'll put it in the african section for now then. :) i did think the 'pommel' end looked more africanish.

better pics to follow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By kronckew
Australian Club?

Just won this one on epray.
listed as "an old african tribal club?"
vendor could not remember where he was told it came from...he bought it in a tribal art shop in the netherlands a few decades ago....
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By kronckew
better pic of the blade part, looks like a rather...

better pic of the blade part, looks like a rather generic design. same on other side.
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By kronckew
no wonder i was attracted to it. i wonder if the...

no wonder i was attracted to it. i wonder if the cast design (logo?) on the blade is symbolic of one of those groups.

my maternal granny was austro-hungarian, so it's nice to have stuff from there....
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By kronckew
yes, a repro, but a good one. i can't afford a...

yes, a repro, but a good one. i can't afford a real one in that condition ;) i use it here just to show what they looked like.
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By kronckew
historical note: hundreds of thousands of french...

historical note:

hundreds of thousands of french and allied soldiers (and sailors) marched into russia and didn't come back. they would have left behind their weapons which likely have been...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By kronckew
requescat in pacem, roger.

requescat in pacem, roger.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By kronckew
stunningly...

stunningly gorgeous!
http://www.thesleepingdogs.net/images/smilies/bd2ls.gif
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By kronckew
amaZulu knobkerries (iwisa) are normally made...

amaZulu knobkerries (iwisa) are normally made from assegai wood (Curtisia dentata), another strong 'iron' wood that is denser than water. it is a member of the dogwood family which europeans used for...
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