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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
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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: 35
Views: 718
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: 798
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: 494
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: 494
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: 465
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: 264
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: 4,033
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: 264
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: 10
Views: 801
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: 580
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: 462
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: 789
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By kronckew
You are welcome.

You are welcome.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,900
Posted By kronckew
The French, and by emulation, quite a few other...

The French, and by emulation, quite a few other admirers in Europe used a gladius style sword for their non-cavalry foot sloggers, They came in a variety of blade styles with different fullering...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By kronckew
Sgt. Meeks did have a Philippines...

Sgt. Meeks did have a Philippines connection.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Department
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By kronckew
Wider cross-guard and unlobed pommel than the...

Wider cross-guard and unlobed pommel than the Forum Logo. Looks more Normany?
Forum: European Armoury 25th February 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By kronckew
grip looks a lot like mine, what's the blade...

grip looks a lot like mine, what's the blade length?

Mine is here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24996

19cm blade, checkered gutta percha grip
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By kronckew
They call it 'Portugal' :D Named after the...

They call it 'Portugal' :D

Named after the City of Porto in the Galicia area. Rather nice city, known for excellent wine, food and Fernando. The Duoro river valley is cool. Lisbon is also a great...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By kronckew
There have been a number of female pirates over...

There have been a number of female pirates over the centuries. See also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_piracy

Some are better looking than Geena. Have always thought she looks a bit...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By kronckew
Anne Dieu-leVeut...

Anne Dieu-leVeut (https://www.google.com/search?q=Anne+Dieu-Le-Veut) of Tortuga, 1660-1710, a Pirate Queen?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By kronckew
...

我不懂中文

(Wǒ b dǒng zhōngwn)

Nice to have someone here who can.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By kronckew
The folded over & riveted axe eye socket Is...

The folded over & riveted axe eye socket Is suspiciously 'ceremonial' and thin for any sustained combat use. Spear also. I'd not want t get hit with it first tho. ;) Unless I was in Armour.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th February 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By kronckew
Depends on which country you are importing to....

Depends on which country you are importing to. Where are you?

p.s.- If you are in the USA, check with the USDA as there are regs pertaining to wood imports, you may have to have them fumigated or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,082
Posted By kronckew
Moro kris hilts are not necessarily round like...

Moro kris hilts are not necessarily round like Indonesian keris, and the bac-baca clamps run back under the grip wrappings on purpose to hold the grip on when swung in anger, unlike a keris meant...
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