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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:21 AM
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Posted By kronckew
My wootz Kurdish Jambiyah for comparison, I too...

My wootz Kurdish Jambiyah for comparison, I too noted the OP's example as being very Kurdish looking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By kronckew
Sad, RIP Berkley...

Sad, RIP Berkley...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By kronckew
Weight? :confused:

Weight? :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By kronckew
Interesting info on the 1908...

Interesting info on the 1908 sword.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNY5p5h8eQ4

I'd always wanted a 1908 until I saw the comments on it. I DO have an Indian sabre like he mentioned with the 1796...
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By kronckew
Italian sabres of late 19c with bowl guards like...

Italian sabres of late 19c with bowl guards like that would have an indent for the thumb along the spine.

Austrian ones had 2 parallel narrow cut-outs in the front of the bowl guard possibly for a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
Uh-oh - Best get her tested for Covid-19, anosmia...

Uh-oh - Best get her tested for Covid-19, anosmia is a symptom as is not liking anise, or licorice candy.

p.s. - Never get an Ouzo hangover.
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It also...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It also repels sabre toothed tigers. Haven't seen a single one since I started using Ballistol.

In other words: (use google translate if you don't read Latin....
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
WD40 and wood are not a good mix. It dries and...

WD40 and wood are not a good mix. It dries and leaves a gunky residue when over-applied. There are better oils available from gunsmiths.

I've heard an old 'fix' for a loose grip on a tang with a...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
The filed in 'luks' do not look as good as the...

The filed in 'luks' do not look as good as the forged in ones which are a lot smoother.

I see in the one photo above the 2 swords on the left appears filed, the one to it's right appear to be forged...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By kronckew
Requiescat in...

Requiescat in pace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4q6eaLn2mY
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By kronckew
You couldn't let it lie. You forced me into this....

You couldn't let it lie. You forced me into this. It's all your fault....

"In other words, is it the Alpacalypse or the Llamageddon?"

I know Fernando has a related photo he could PM you to settle...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
Cool sword!

Cool sword!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By kronckew
Colin, Its 200-ish years old, made by the Black...

Colin, Its 200-ish years old, made by the Black Brothers in Arkansas for some guy named Jim. He left it behind at an old mission when he died for an associate named Santa of all things. Merry Xmas,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd July 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By kronckew
The one in the last photo with the moustache and...

The one in the last photo with the moustache and long hair looks cute. Looks a lot like me, tho I'm a bit greyer.

I was just reading a notation that Pol Pot (Khmer Rouge) used to sneak into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd July 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By kronckew
Yup, American Civil War personal photos were...

Yup, American Civil War personal photos were usually taken by photographers that would tart them up by adding a firearm for them to hold or a knife to stick thru their belt in an inappropriate place...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, that helps a lot. Thanks to...

Thanks, that helps a lot.

Thanks to all...

Update: the grip is Not wood, rather it's very dirty m(or painted) ivory, more like Bryce's pics. The owner found the whole assembly was loose and the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, did find that, left with more questions...

Thanks, did find that, left with more questions than answers tho.
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By kronckew
Few more:

Few more:
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By kronckew
cont.

cont.
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By kronckew
Unusual Cutlass/Hanger, officer grade.

A friend bought this locally, and asked me what it was, I can't find anything similar. He thinks it's a UK Cutlass, I'm not so sure, not a regulation post 1796 std. one anyway. Blueing and gilt seems...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By kronckew
It's not an antique... This is the one I'm not...

It's not an antique...

This is the one I'm not going to show: :D
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By kronckew
My 2nd favourite old bowie... My first is a...

My 2nd favourite old bowie...

My first is a custom 12" blade No. One, I'm not allowed to show it here :rolleyes:

If you don't like these I have more... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By kronckew
Aha! found one of my old thread posts: Another...

Aha! found one of my old thread posts: Another religious (holey :) ) tiaha. It suggests holes in that one may have been added later for mounting or holding them in a display....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,288
Posted By kronckew
Yes, that casting seam clinches the argument. I...

Yes, that casting seam clinches the argument. I hope that's your photo, not one of the vendor's - he might try saying you should have known from his photo...

The law in the UK gives you 30 days to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By kronckew
Mine do not have holes, do yours go all the way...

Mine do not have holes, do yours go all the way thru such that a cord could be passed thru to retain a wrapping? Red feathers and dog hair or fibre bundles were a common decor at the base of the...
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