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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By kronckew
it's quite common for the forte to be...

it's quite common for the forte to be unsharpened, thus better for parrying an opponent without notching your blade, the foible would be sharp, especially the 'sweet spot'. Thrusting swords might...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,830
Posted By kronckew
He had an eye for it.

He had an eye for it.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,640
Posted By kronckew
A disabling Wound is far more strategically...

A disabling Wound is far more strategically important. A dead man stops using precious resources. A wounded man keeps using them without depriving the enemy of anything. It ties up about 5 men to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,550
Posted By kronckew
True, I have more barungs than I have hands to...

True, I have more barungs than I have hands to use them.

Is that dark streak in the scabbard a crack or a darker graining? A closeup of the carving near the scabbard mouth and of the grip pommel...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By kronckew
:D ;) Reminds me of a chemical plant construction...

:D ;) Reminds me of a chemical plant construction project for Monsanto in Decatur, Alabama I was a project engineer on, My employer was responsible for the main plant inside the battery limits (IBL),...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a javelin point to me. There seem to...

Looks like a javelin point to me. There seem to be a lot of bronze weapons from the Balkans - 'Luristan' seems to be covered knee deep in them. I recall seeing bronze points for sale with the vendor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,963
Posted By kronckew
This instantly reminded me of 'The Patriot',...

This instantly reminded me of 'The Patriot', Benjamin Martin and his obsession with chairs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=2lvz3v_dtyA
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,339
Posted By kronckew
...and I have one of these: Indian 1910 IWM...

...and I have one of these: Indian 1910 IWM pattern.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 698
Posted By kronckew
The link I just posted above in post no. 19 is...

The link I just posted above in post no. 19 is to an english translation of this website. :confused:

The one you posted on the left is one I'd like.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 698
Posted By kronckew
I acknowledge the avian 'crow' ref. is incorrect....

I acknowledge the avian 'crow' ref. is incorrect. (unless you are Portuguese -which you are), Is the Spanish plural for a Corvo Knife 'Corvos'?

I suspect from the racist reference to razors just...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,339
Posted By kronckew
Stumbled across this thread. I have a UK 'Coast...

Stumbled across this thread. I have a UK 'Coast Guard' version, have read that when the Coastal riders amalgamated with the various related services to form the UK's 'Coast Guard' in 1822 The brass...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,640
Posted By kronckew
Just missed this one at an auction here in the UK...

Just missed this one at an auction here in the UK a few minutes ago. Went for more than I was willing to pay. Ah, well...maybe next time. Thought it'd fit in here for the record. (I ignore the silly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 698
Posted By kronckew
Excerpt from well down the Spanish website, in...

Excerpt from well down the Spanish website, in English: ( :p )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 698
Posted By kronckew
An extensive webpage on the 'crow' translated to...

An extensive webpage on the 'crow' translated to English from the original Spanish.

Urbatorium...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By kronckew
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By kronckew
I concurr, it's just adding weight to the tip to...

I concurr, it's just adding weight to the tip to increase the cutting impact of the working area, much like the adding of a 'yelman' to the newer model shown in the thread.
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By kronckew
When I was a cadet, we had a 'pass in review'...

When I was a cadet, we had a 'pass in review' parade in front of the College's Commanding Admiral and his guests, every Saturday morning before we went on liberty. As a First class (4th year) Cadet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,550
Posted By kronckew
Drac2k, nice batch of barungs, the scabbard...

Drac2k, nice batch of barungs, the scabbard wrappings on them are giving me ideas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By kronckew
Guinness is better for you. Anyway We should, as...

Guinness is better for you. Anyway We should, as a free non-EU nation, negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK's oldest ally, Portugal. Darn the Froggy EU, full speed ahead. Port problem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By kronckew
I live in Govt. housing. They won't let me. I...

I live in Govt. housing. They won't let me.

I am told by a family that lives in one of our upstairs flats that Santa managed to get in and had some of the milk and donuts the children left for him,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By kronckew
I have gas heating but no fireplace. My Chimney...

I have gas heating but no fireplace. My Chimney is only a pipe about 3 in. in diameter. I have to leave a window open for Santa.
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By kronckew
Karl der Hammer was essentially 'German' ;)

Karl der Hammer was essentially 'German' ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By kronckew
:( I didn't even get a lump of coal...

:( I didn't even get a lump of coal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,550
Posted By kronckew
Forget to add this one Mid-20th c. Zamboangan...

Forget to add this one Mid-20th c. Zamboangan with simple Maranao hilt. Guess they couldn't be bothered to get the pommel protrusions carved.25in. LOA in scabbard, 15.75 in. (40cm.) blade, 2.75in....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,550
Posted By kronckew
I've added one since my last post on this thread:

I've added one since my last post on this thread:
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