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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:01 PM
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Posted By kronckew
I asked, as my best kris has a leather thong...

I asked, as my best kris has a leather thong wrapped grip too!
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By kronckew
Looks to me like a typical soviet era eastern...

Looks to me like a typical soviet era eastern block/Russian style military parade dirk or dagger. I do not think it's a repurposed French bayonet. The AO mark may tell where it came from.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By kronckew
Nice, should clean up well. Is that grip wrapped...

Nice, should clean up well. Is that grip wrapped in leather?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By kronckew
Topic off (I have a ginunting he made too) Topic...

Topic off
(I have a ginunting he made too)
Topic on
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By kronckew
I have a couple of 'villager' garabs and a...

I have a couple of 'villager' garabs and a talibong. all right hand chisel edged. All razor sharp. All from Jun Silva, from the Cebu area, latter half 20thc.
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By kronckew
It's quite possible. And other countries may have...

It's quite possible. And other countries may have varied. I could see a scenario where a pole arm can over-strike someone in armour and thus need fore/aft languettes to reinforce the haft, especially...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By kronckew
fore and aft= front and back port=left side,...

fore and aft= front and back
port=left side, starboard= right side.

Boarding axes have been discussed on the forum before.

Both axes are fire axes, as I mentioned at the end of my post. Both...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By kronckew
One difference between English/American boarding...

One difference between English/American boarding axes and the French ones is the alignment of the languets, French ones have them fore and aft, US/UK ones port and starboard.

French naval tactics...
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
There is a thread here about these highly. curved...

There is a thread here about these highly. curved blades, by fernando:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18023&page=1&pp=30&
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,114
Posted By kronckew
I recall that the US Army Occupation prohibited...

I recall that the US Army Occupation prohibited the Kris and Barongs from every day sash carry after losing a few troopers, but not the smaller (and just as deadly) gunongs. Many Moro sided with the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
Love the finger loop, similar to one on...

Love the finger loop, similar to one on Fernando's example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,114
Posted By kronckew
Sajen, that is gorgeous! <3

Sajen, that is gorgeous! <3
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
The top sword in Fernando's post 4 looks like a...

The top sword in Fernando's post 4 looks like a match. I think we have a winner! :D
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
The 'Flank Officers', of the light infantry,...

The 'Flank Officers', of the light infantry, skirmishers and rifle companies used to screen the sides of the Line regiments, favoured the more highly curved variants like the one in post #1. Private...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,807
Posted By kronckew
"... to notice that a lot of the blades...

"... to notice that a lot of the blades looking European were in fact made in India"

or

"... to notice that a lot of the European blades were in fact made in India"

much like

"... to notice that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
I have friend who trained in the Thai sword...

I have friend who trained in the Thai sword fighting style in Thailand, he has told me before that the dha/daab was used mainly one handed, but would occasionally be used two handed for a finishing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
I suspect my 'Police truncheon' wotsit is also in...

I suspect my 'Police truncheon' wotsit is also in this family. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
Yup, there is an slightly fancier ivory inlay...

Yup, there is an slightly fancier ivory inlay gripped one with a loose ring set in the pommel I've seen here on the forum somewhere, and some more mundane ones (photo below). Tim Simmons posted one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By kronckew
I'd just walk in the front door, walk up to the...

I'd just walk in the front door, walk up to the nearest staff member and ask for the middle eastern antiquities section offices.

You might be able to phone them and find someone.

The Met:

email:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
The ChamTun (spear-knnife) is home. Excellent...

The ChamTun (spear-knnife) is home.

Excellent item. Grip including the bolster is 30 cm., hair under a foot. about an inch or 2.5 cm. dia. at the ends tapering down to about 3/4, 19mm in. for about...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By kronckew
Nah, five foot eight inches, or 172 cm. I'm a bit...

Nah, five foot eight inches, or 172 cm. I'm a bit broader now though.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By kronckew
When I was a military cadet officer, Asst....

When I was a military cadet officer, Asst. Platoon leader, in the mid 1960's I was issued a sword for parade use, I was measured for it so the blade tip did not hit the ground (3in. ground clearance...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By kronckew
I post this mostly as a warning. Do not buy these...

I post this mostly as a warning. Do not buy these from ebay thinking they are originals. You might get a real one from a reputable dealer, but check the provenances before shelling out a few hundred...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
Manipuri Chamtun

Acquired this one today, Cham Tun from the Meitei people of Manipuri, an older and sharp version of the ones in the linked vides below.

53 cm. LOA, steel with wood haft wrapped in brass wire, brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By kronckew
Mine was disucussed and has a bit more info HERE...

Mine was disucussed and has a bit more info HERE (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23309&highlight=luristan)
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