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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:18 AM
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Posted By kronckew
From Pitt Rivers museum: :p

From Pitt Rivers museum: :p
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 10:01 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Marius' comment no. 15 on the earlier post No.12...

Marius' comment no. 15 on the earlier post No.12 being a fake may be clouding his inability to envision it with an oval or more ergonomically shaped grip that would allow a user to, in the words of...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By kronckew
The Anglo-Saxon two-handed axes on the Bayeux...

The Anglo-Saxon two-handed axes on the Bayeux tapestry are generally known as 'Dane axes' and had a haft about 5ft, more or less and a broad pointy blade that was rather thin and light compared to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,173
Posted By kronckew
बेशक

बेशक
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By kronckew
For comparison, an Indonesian badek with a pamour...

For comparison, an Indonesian badek with a pamour blade:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By kronckew
The above are badik-like but aren't. They are...

The above are badik-like but aren't. They are Thai.

Similar "krich cab pun phk" or "มีดด้ามปืนพก" knives are commonly found in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By kronckew
My Viet Truong Dao for comparison.Mine is quite...

My Viet Truong Dao for comparison.Mine is quite well balanced and feels light and nimble, 85cm. overall, 55cm. blade, grip is wound with a twisted fibrous green cord. I've been told the viet ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By kronckew
Cool knife, I like it. This is a southern Thai...

Cool knife, I like it.

This is a southern Thai 19thc traditional form knife, or mead in Thai, it is from the region Krabi , Pattani or close and traditional to the Islamic regions close to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By kronckew
Thanks, I use Irfanview to crop and resize...

Thanks, I use Irfanview to crop and resize photos, it also has an add-on 'Riot' that optimises graphics for substantial file sizes without affecting the dimensions or losing very much detail, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By kronckew
Happy New Year to All! Remember, Don't drink and...

Happy New Year to All!

Remember, Don't drink and drive!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By kronckew
There is no sign that it is for a 'threaded tang'...

There is no sign that it is for a 'threaded tang' that I can see. It more likely had a reasonably strong tang with the end protruding thru the pommel and secured by peening over a round 'keeper' or...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By kronckew
Scotland was an independent State until the Act...

Scotland was an independent State until the Act of Union in 1707, after that the separate states of England, Wales, Ireland became "The United Kingdom of Great Britain".

Therefore after that, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By kronckew
the coiled wire seam on the scabbard as well as...

the coiled wire seam on the scabbard as well as the tip scream Turkish.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By kronckew
Yup, un-tanned, raw 'Bully Sticks' made from the...

Yup, un-tanned, raw 'Bully Sticks' made from the Bull's generative organ are available for dog chews up to 36" online. I imagine that the Rhino/hippo version could be even more substantial. :D...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By kronckew
Merry Christmas and...

Merry Christmas and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd December 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By kronckew
Neat portable hubbly-bubbly. the original...

Neat portable hubbly-bubbly. the original nicotine vaping. 😀
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By kronckew
My British firemans axe:

My British firemans axe:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,719
Posted By kronckew
I use hooflex, from the country store, designed...

I use hooflex, from the country store, designed to maintain your equine companions toenails. a tub will last almost forever.
:D
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By kronckew
When you take a chance on a low estimate item...

When you take a chance on a low estimate item with a bad description, sometimes you win, sadly not as often as you lose, tho it's less painful if the price you pay is low. It helps having people here...
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By kronckew
Wire-brushed & emery papered (2000 grit) the...

Wire-brushed & emery papered (2000 grit) the blade, paint tended to smear and clog it tho. took some crappy pics, today's weather is not brilliant for photos. Will clean more after I recover. Might...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By kronckew
I will, but they were traditionally japanned...

I will, but they were traditionally japanned black for racking aboard ship to protect from salty weather. I want to cover up the red in any case. may get the paint off the blade and not paint that...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By kronckew
Just for interest, the bright orange is not...

Just for interest, the bright orange is not really that colour in person. it looks exactly like I remember red lead primer looked like, quite a bit darker and redder (and a bit dirtier,musta been the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By kronckew
1804 version spectacle or 'Trafalgar' Cutlass

Just got back from a local auction where i picked up this 'sword' for almost nothing. Listed as a 'crude sword'. General household sale, nobody else bid.

Auctioneer told me it came from a local...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By kronckew
Cool stylette, look a bit italian/mediterranean,...

Cool stylette, look a bit italian/mediterranean, bit rough corrosion, may hide markings. the brass wrap on the base of the blade is interesting. It's interesting what gets found in old attics. (see...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th December 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By kronckew
Hunting and guard dogs frequently had (and still...

Hunting and guard dogs frequently had (and still do) have wide leather collars with spikes to prevent other predators from attacking their vulnerable necks. Full body armour is also used for wild...
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