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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,812
Posted By kronckew
No, send it to me, I will give her a good home,...

No, send it to me, I will give her a good home, hug her and squeeze her and call her Georgia Shotel.
(Gratuitous B. B. Leporidae reference):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzmlqJnlcn4

(It's been...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By kronckew
...and the two yat swords too!

...and the two yat swords too!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By kronckew
Yup, it was him, he did a few with the same lady,...

Yup, it was him, he did a few with the same lady, it's 'The Egyptian Sword Dancer'. 1891.

Nice pair of Yataghans...

Looks better in colour. :D

I was entertained by an Egyptian Sword Dancer in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st April 2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By kronckew
Museum descriptions on ethnic items are...

Museum descriptions on ethnic items are frequently a flight of fancy...especially if they are obtained from another nation's museum which was originally donated by one who travels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By kronckew
I've always been partial to Blonde ladies...my...

I've always been partial to Blonde ladies...my fatal attraction.

The only koumiyyah I've owned had a decent thick blade but the grip was atrocious as was the overall balance - It was nail ndotted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By kronckew
i Was just Joking. Time is money to a maker, if...

i Was just Joking. Time is money to a maker, if they do not need to perform an operation they won't, unless they can justify the expense. And I worked with a large number of Arabs, lived in nSaudi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By kronckew
I suspect the Moroccans are lazy and only sharpen...

I suspect the Moroccans are lazy and only sharpen as little as possible rather than the more normal fully sharpened both edges. It's certainly not because they get there fingers down there. I dislike...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By kronckew
that's because the ...

that's because the jambiyah/koumiyyah/khanjarthrougout the arabic world is used with the point down and the inner curve as the main cutting surface, Most are fully double edged, and westerners and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th March 2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By kronckew
Chinese farm knife. Used a lot in the past for...

Chinese farm knife. Used a lot in the past for scoring and cutting opium poppy pods.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By kronckew
Is that a forging fold line on the spine?

Is that a forging fold line on the spine?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By kronckew
The khodmi almost universally have the wire...

The khodmi almost universally have the wire wrapping on the grip, unlike the 'vendetta style ones. They may be Bou Saadi made tho. the spines on khodmi often have a tiny step and notch on the spine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By kronckew
Don't forget the borders at the time these were...

Don't forget the borders at the time these were made were not the same as now, and were a lot more tribal.

Maps
1805 -1856
1880 - 1909
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By kronckew
Very Nice Indeed! - I'd bet my last dollar that...

Very Nice Indeed! - I'd bet my last dollar that it's wootz. It has the look...

⁽ ᴵ ᵈᵒⁿ'ᵗ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ᵃⁿʸ...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,044
Posted By kronckew
Whatever shortened it (a break?) the owner loved...

Whatever shortened it (a break?) the owner loved it enough to remove the left side guard plate, the least important one for a right-hander, to help restore the balance. Cool.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By kronckew
My brain is stuffed with interesting (to me...

My brain is stuffed with interesting (to me anyway) titbits garnered from around the world and from this website. Most are on long term storage in the back of the attic of my mind, but leak out...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a hunting sword. I have a similar...

Looks like a hunting sword. I have a similar pandour one in bone:
see also http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24743
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By kronckew
Tesak=russian 'gladius' style...

Tesak=russian 'gladius' style infantry/pioneer/sapper side-arm? or Kindjal/Qama?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th March 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By kronckew
If you google 'antique herb chopper' you will get...

If you google 'antique herb chopper' you will get a bewildering array of very unusual designs, some even multi-bladed with two handles, and also a number of very ulu-like designs. I've seen Shona...
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By kronckew
DAAG stands for "Deputy Assistant Adjutant...

DAAG stands for "Deputy Assistant Adjutant General" - I see he made Major.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,141
Posted By kronckew
Cool, there was even a woman dancing with a sword...

Cool, there was even a woman dancing with a sword and shield! Equality in action.
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By kronckew
Nice sword, good job tidying it up.

Nice sword, good job tidying it up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By kronckew
see also my post here:...

see also my post here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=248789&postcount=38

Many French and other european Gladius style infantry swords did not have the waisted and fullered blade of...
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By kronckew
I'd not be so quick to discount it's use as a...

I'd not be so quick to discount it's use as a weapon. The axe blade looks more like a vestigal non-functional decoration, the hook and especially the substantial spike would be deadly against...
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By kronckew
My 18c British Colour Sergeant's Halberd also has...

My 18c British Colour Sergeant's Halberd also has languets, and the spear point unscrews. And it's quite sharp too, axe, spear and inside the curve of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By kronckew
Mine is Nova, the name given to a Chevrolet car...

Mine is Nova, the name given to a Chevrolet car and used in the context of a stellar explosion. They wondered why it was not selling in many European and South American nations, until someone pointed...
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