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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kronckew
Ah,well. I am mandrell free, thanks anyway.

Ah,well. I am mandrell free, thanks anyway.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By kronckew
Swiss Sword

Picked up this Swiss sword, always admired the Swiss, and I have a German aunt & Swiss uncle there. Säbel für unberittene Offiziere. (sabre for unmounted officers).

Any Idea how old? Solingen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By kronckew
Nice one, Steve. You are well on your way to your...

Nice one, Steve. You are well on your way to your goal of owning every gunong in the world (except mine).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,760
Posted By kronckew
Just heard a news broadcast a few minutes ago,...

Just heard a news broadcast a few minutes ago, the current take on this historic tragedy is that the fire was accidental, Ironically it can then be classified as an act of God. Hopefully, it will be...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By kronckew
Thanks,Jim, as I...

Thanks,Jim, as I h̶o̶p̶e̶d̶ suspected. :)

What tales it could tell of its journeys. From here to the far side of Europe and now on its way back home. It would have been...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By kronckew
Cool, two opinions for the price of one :) When...

Cool, two opinions for the price of one :)
When it arrives, maybe the mark on the other side will reveal more.
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By kronckew
'Hunting' sword/sabre/hanger

In transit from the EU, vendor thinks it's a Solingen blade with a wolf both sides. I'm not so sure, could be a wolf or a fox or... Their description was a bit terse. English? Naval Officer's hanger?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By kronckew
Nope. How about a photo? Where /how did you get...

Nope.

How about a photo? Where /how did you get it? Why do you think SEA?
Dimensions/ weight? What did you buy it as? Seller's description?

Photo would help most.
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By kronckew
Europeans used Ash for spears, pikes and lances...

Europeans used Ash for spears, pikes and lances for millennia. with some artistic skill, you could probably make it look bambooish via staining, at least from a distance, I'm surprised eBay or Amazon...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By kronckew
'Male Bamboo' is actually a non-hollow slow...

'Male Bamboo' is actually a non-hollow slow growing sub-species of Dendrocalamus strictus, andwas much prized for lance and spear shafts in it's range. You can buy seeds online, but they do not grow...
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By kronckew
true, but skewering them in a charge like a short...

true, but skewering them in a charge like a short lance makes it rather difficult to keep your sword w/o breaking your wrist. Thrusts are more likely to kill, and slices to incapacitate with horrible...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By kronckew
...and beyond. I gather the Indian Army was...

...and beyond. I gather the Indian Army was offered the 1908 style straight thrusting 'sabre' and turned it down, only accepting essentially a 1796 with a beefed up ricasso area and a three bar guard...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By kronckew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_udGcKMhbtc As...

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

As painted from Huj

For Jim: American charge in Afghanistan, no swords, M4 carbines...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR9uK6x5HgA
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By kronckew
A lot of Afghanis will cheerfully charge at you...

A lot of Afghanis will cheerfully charge at you thru a hail of bullets, they believe if they get hit, it is the will of Allah and they will go to Paradise if they die. being charged by a man with a...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By kronckew
Hotspur - Very Pappenheimerish! Me like. Me want....

Hotspur - Very Pappenheimerish! Me like. Me want. Me can't afford.
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By kronckew
I also have a similar cavalry 1871 version with a...

I also have a similar cavalry 1871 version with a more robust and stiffer partially fullered blade, the forte IS pipe backed, the foible is not. The British 1821 sabres initially had pipe back...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By kronckew
Has the Hapsburg Lip I see.... :D

Has the Hapsburg Lip I see.... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By kronckew
Correct way up I see 1138.

Correct way up I see 1138.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By kronckew
Yup, definitely not a Hijri date, a better photo...

Yup, definitely not a Hijri date, a better photo of the inscription on its own would be useful. As would a photo of the entire sword out of the scabbard and next to it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By kronckew
You're welcome, nice sword by the way, looks like...

You're welcome, nice sword by the way, looks like it's been looked after and is in great condition. I've seen a couple in auctions here in the UK that I bid on, but did not win. They were described...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th March 2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By kronckew
I must have had a bad one. I do like oriental...

I must have had a bad one. I do like oriental oyster sauce, the version made with real oysters.

Anyway, the Romans used concrete. The Parthenon in Rome has the largest unsupported concrete dome roof...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By kronckew
Side bit: The earlier Arabic style alphabet was...

Side bit: The earlier Arabic style alphabet was replaced with a more western Latin style alphabet, with a few extra letters for sounds that do not get used in western languages, on 01JAN1929.

Swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,949
Posted By kronckew
Stone points as someone mentioned, can be made...

Stone points as someone mentioned, can be made quite quickly by an experienced knapper. They are much sharper than mere iron/steel points. Eye surgeons frequently use a small knapped stone scalpel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By kronckew
My guardless pseudo-shashka nimcha? Eyelash...

My guardless pseudo-shashka nimcha? Eyelash stamps, horn grip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By kronckew
Knowledge is useful only if it is passed on. :)

Knowledge is useful only if it is passed on. :)
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