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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By kronckew
Medicine in those days was pretty terrible....

Medicine in those days was pretty terrible. They'd probably have bled them to strengthen their humours, most died of infection, some recovered tho. Minor wounds were a bit different tho.

A general...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By kronckew
True, later high explosives worked better....

True, later high explosives worked better. Actually wounding an enemy is better strategically as it takes more manpower to care for the wounded , more food, etc, too, a dead person just needs a hole,...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By kronckew
Was enthralled by Errol Flynn's Charge of the...

Was enthralled by Errol Flynn's Charge of the Light Brigade, and the movies about the Wooden Ships and Iron men of the age of sail and their weapons, as well as the famous 'last stands' from Leonidas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By kronckew
Brass wire wrap and inlays remind me o the N....

Brass wire wrap and inlays remind me o the N. African Bou Saadi khodmi's, just dressed up for a night out.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By kronckew
Decorative Whotsits

Picked up a cheap pair of whotsits, described as Handcrafted French "medieval style" swords 103cm. with 93cm blades. Fancy bronzer hilt on one withstanding man emblems that look like half a Zwilling...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By kronckew
:) I almost added an "or after" after...

:) I almost added an "or after" after the before :); I figured you'd comment ;).

Journalists have always spiced up their photos, right up to now. one got fired not long back when they found he was...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By kronckew
Cannon balls literally carpeted the Valley of...

Cannon balls literally carpeted the Valley of Death, many rolling back downhill and collecting on the valley floor. This one is almost the same location as the earlier photo, but before the EOD teams...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By kronckew
I recall seeing photos of it as a younger with a...

I recall seeing photos of it as a younger with a huge horde of cannon and shells just lying about, looks fairly well stripped now, probably after they all exploded. I remember them saying that it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By kronckew
Kalasan

Just aquired a Kalasan, wanted one for ages. finally got one inside my budget.
Looks like an Aceh style horn hilt, scabbard held together at the moment with black tape - will rattan wrao that on...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By kronckew
Hard to say, they've been around a while. Mine is...

Hard to say, they've been around a while. Mine is apparently early 20c where there was a revival of popularity & some officers carried them on parade. I'm fairly sure it's polish tho the inscription...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
You're welcome. I'd also guess the user added...

You're welcome.

I'd also guess the user added the lanyard hole. Personally I would be a bit leery of securing it to myself at the wrist and possibly dropping it & having a long razor flailing about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
looks like a katchin dha/daab machete for...

looks like a katchin dha/daab machete for westerners,like the chindits. The pommel probably had a brass plate on it that many westerners removed because the plate hurt their wrists when the used it...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By kronckew
The three dots? Talismanic? seen these before...

The three dots? Talismanic?

seen these before somewhere here, frequently at the ends of fullers, like my khanda/tulwar which has a plethora of fotted circles.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By kronckew
the letters under the languet look like a latin...

the letters under the languet look like a latin variant from eastern asia minor or georgian/casucasian language, cyrillic script? Lots of wierd writings in the eastern black sea area. sadly, they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By kronckew
I know the chances are slim w/o a full metal...

I know the chances are slim w/o a full metal composition analysis and some objective method of dating, which I can't afford,but I can dream...They said the coelacanths were extinct millions of years...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By kronckew
:) Especially when the weapon is better looking...

:) Especially when the weapon is better looking than the one you have been given. Sadly the US Army preferred the french 'Phrygian hat' pommel for their own sabres, which I think is ugly. Much prefer...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By kronckew
After the charge of the Polish Winged Hussars,...

After the charge of the Polish Winged Hussars, there were a lot of ones lying about as their previous owners didn't need them any more. parading them as battle trophys is logical. Lots of yats became...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By kronckew
It's always possible this is a new repro, it's...

It's always possible this is a new repro, it's illegal to ship a real one out of china. I'd never buy it from e-pray from china, either they start at more than I can pay, or so low they must be fake....
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By kronckew
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joF7nGG0POA&t=4s&fbclid=IwAR31uVBr3rDpWKrzwwva-g-HUyy21e9AJN6lrBGiW2Z4mwEUDQDWOSA6VD8

Some Gators are domesticated and cuddly. Crocodiles, not so much...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By kronckew
NOLA even had a good German Restaurant, I...

NOLA even had a good German Restaurant, I couldn't afford to eat there on an Ensigns salary. :) Ate many a Po'boy or Muffeletta sandwich (aka 'hero' or 'submarine') which were cheap and you could get...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By kronckew
No, it's a perfectly honest deal, trust me, I'm a...

No, it's a perfectly honest deal, trust me, I'm a politician. The Nigerian is a real prince, he told me so. Send the kids on ahead i'll even keep the females, if any, for my self, depending on how...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By kronckew
Well, It has arrived, cute little tyke, more...

Well, It has arrived, cute little tyke, more stiletto than dagger, scabbard a bit tight & dry, using some leather rejuvenator on it. Photo below in my hand for scale. no markings on the blade. Sharp,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By kronckew
Sounds like a plan. make sure your partner...

Sounds like a plan. make sure your partner transfers all her/his money, along with your children into the account. Just to ensure there is enough to cover handling fees from our Nigerian Prince who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By kronckew
Chinese Ge Dagger Axe

Just aquired this from an auction here in the UK, It's a chinese warring states bronze age pole arm weapon. Comes from an old collection estate sale, so with luck not a recent copy.

Hopefully will...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By kronckew
I recall the Skeeters in Baytown, and along the...

I recall the Skeeters in Baytown, and along the coast & swamps down to Galveston. puny little fellers, could hardly pick up anything larger than a small child. Those back home in Alabama could take...
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