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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 03:59 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Popular paintings were often copied by the...

Popular paintings were often copied by the original painter, frequently by their students or employees assigned to such tasks so more people could own a copy. They were frequently signed by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:48 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,338
Posted By kronckew
When I was stationed in Alaska, I bought a small...

When I was stationed in Alaska, I bought a small Walrus Ivory Polar Bear carving from an Aleut. After a few decades, it started cracking. I soaked it in mineral oil, which was the recommendation back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By kronckew
First thought is the threads are to attach to a...

First thought is the threads are to attach to a spear pole. Interesting 'sights' ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By kronckew
May also have been grapeshot. I have a...

May also have been grapeshot.

I have a pipe-backed blade on an ww1 era Austrian sword with a distinct dimple on the blade from a bullet - and a crack in the blade all the way to the spine. the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By kronckew
...or in addition to, rather than instead of......

...or in addition to, rather than instead of... You can of course still add another photo to improve the thread.

(I also gree it appears to be a modern fantasy piece and awkward to use in combat.)
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By kronckew
Many blades from Kaskara were originally...

Many blades from Kaskara were originally remounted 'European' blades in kaskara hilts, so it comes full circle.

Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows...

As noted, real period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By kronckew
One of my friends suggested that too. GMTA. I'm...

One of my friends suggested that too. GMTA. I'm guessing the hole in the guard is for a lanyard or tassel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, looks plauseable. Might try a chinese...

Thanks, looks plauseable. Might try a chinese grip wrap al la Peter Dekker on it to tart it up a bit.
Quite possibly never had a wrap.

I've just read many if not all 'militia' jians were stored in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By kronckew
Shortsword/dagger/jian - wotsit?

Acquired this Jian recently - 38*cm. Long double edged sharp flattened diamond blade x 2.5 cm. wise at guard. 12 cm. grip, 4 x 3 cm. x 2*mm. Oval disk guard with 4*mm. Hole centred over the spine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By kronckew
Here's a railroad coal spike hammer, 20 in,...

Here's a railroad coal spike hammer, 20 in, handle, note the mushroomed head from hitting the coal to break it up. this one also has a spike. The axe blade would be handy for splitting kindling to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By kronckew
....Afghan, and Caucasian, Turkish, Greek,...

....Afghan, and Caucasian, Turkish, Greek, Cretan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By kronckew
A very tool-like look to it.

A very tool-like look to it.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By kronckew
Luckily the picture was in focus and you can see...

Luckily the picture was in focus and you can see it's edge section, just above your thumb, is rather sharp.

Grip & guard looks rather Italianate and late 16c-early 17c. I suspect it costs a bit...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By kronckew
Real antique falchions WERE rather thin, modern...

Real antique falchions WERE rather thin, modern replicas are usually way too thick. They were meant as cutters, not stabbers, so a round nose is not a problem. The very wide profile lets you have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By kronckew
F.G.A. Frontier Garrison Artillery - a 'Native'...

F.G.A. Frontier Garrison Artillery - a 'Native' Regiment. (From a list of WW2 abbreviations I found) they had some connections to the Khyber Rifles. Google "King of the Khyber Rifles" or watch the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a ww1-2 era Mk.II, replaced by the...

Looks like a ww1-2 era Mk.II, replaced by the very similar but slightly stronger and slightly heavier bladed M43 - that came out in - 1943. Nice khuks with full exposed tangs and rivet on wood...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By kronckew
See...

See also

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

about halfway thru 1864 sabre. Kinda rare apparently. the 1885 has a curved pinkie rest where the 1864 has the grip going straight into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By kronckew
Cool khukuri! I like the quick draw scabbards.

Cool khukuri! I like the quick draw scabbards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By kronckew
Classy knife, Hombre!

Classy knife, Hombre!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By kronckew
Unusual Small Khukuri

Has a circular steel disk guard about 1 mm. thick & 5.4 cm. across. Wood grip approx.8 cm. long.
21 cm. steel blade is decorated, as is the wood scabbard. 4 mm. thick down to 3mm near the tip. 4CM...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By kronckew
Ditto!

Ditto!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By kronckew
Nice Criollo knife. The scabbard is likely an...

Nice Criollo knife. The scabbard is likely an upgrade it happens to fit.

see Gaucho Knives (https://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/facon/criollo.html)

The rich ranchers used the fancy silver mounted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By kronckew
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By kronckew
Another Kalasan, horn grip, Aceh style. tight...

Another Kalasan, horn grip, Aceh style. tight well fitted scabbard that matches the sword. 24in. blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th June 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,253
Posted By kronckew
Your definition of broad and serrated vary from...

Your definition of broad and serrated vary from mine. They also wear down narrower as you sharpen them. You should have seen my Granny's:

How long it took from 'before' to 'after' I always wondered...
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