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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By kronckew
yes, the TV series 'SHAKA' follow that storyline....

yes, the TV series 'SHAKA' follow that storyline. Worth watching. Spoiler: He gets assasinated in the end. King Cetshwayo (Zulu war 1879) did better, visiting London and was quite the hit there,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By kronckew
I've read the tribes surrounding the Zulu that...

I've read the tribes surrounding the Zulu that were essentially vassal tribes, supplied weapons as a tribute tax to the Zulu. The short hafted Ik'lwa, as far as I know, were peculiar to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By kronckew
A great many of the Kurdish jambiyah from...

A great many of the Kurdish jambiyah from Kurdistan* are wootz! look carefully, the grain structure may be noticeable without etching. Have a look thru the forum search on Kurdish and/or wootz...

*-...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By kronckew
Also please include size measurements. Items made...

Also please include size measurements. Items made for those who travel are frequently made small enough to fit in a suitcase, while the actual weapon form was larger...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
The Indian is noticably better balanced & i'd...

The Indian is noticably better balanced & i'd prefer it to my 1796 LC, which is a bit ip heavier. I'm not a horseman tho, and prefer navy/infantry nangers & sword variants.
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
I quite like the 1788 versions. re: my curved...

I quite like the 1788 versions. re: my curved 1822 variant, I have a 1910 Indian army pattern sabre with an 1821 style hilt and a 1796 blade variant, slightly shorter and a stronger blade forte, we...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
Correct, I keep forgetting him since he wasn't...

Correct, I keep forgetting him since he wasn't around very long...he ruled 1830-37.

Alexandrina Victoria became Queen in 1837, starting the Alexandrinian age, er, somehow she became just Victoria on...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, George IV ruled 1820-1830 and was...

Thanks, George IV ruled 1820-1830 and was succeeded by Queen Victoria, so the brass cypher could only be from that decade. the blade, however, looks more like the late 18 to early 19c you mentioned....
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
Can't tell from the photos, does not appear to be...

Can't tell from the photos, does not appear to be worn shagreen/rayskin wire wrap looks original to it. Could be a pale goldish coloured horn. will know more when I pick it up...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By kronckew
George IV Infantry sword variant.

Acquired this sword today, should be with me next Monday. The 1822 pattern brass hilt with folding guard has the George IV cipher on it, blade appears older, 75cm. long. (29.5in.).

Flank Officer's...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By kronckew
Item arrived, sadly the lettering is very worn...

Item arrived, sadly the lettering is very worn and illegible, sword is fine tho. It appears that theGrip scales were replaced with the wire wrapping.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By kronckew
Can you please tell us what it is, preferably in...

Can you please tell us what it is, preferably in English, as many of us a). do not speak French and b). do not have access to that book? Thanks.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By kronckew
A Walloon sword with a Passau blade marked with...

A Walloon sword with a Passau blade marked with the talisman 1414, again meaning unknown by the owner who sold it (not mine).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By kronckew
I just took delivery of two Ik'lwa that were sold...

I just took delivery of two Ik'lwa that were sold as a pair of shortened ethnic african spears, and quite inexpensively. The sharks (other than me) were not biting that day.

14 in.sharp blades of...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By kronckew
You can do it in 2 tries, once per barrel....

You can do it in 2 tries, once per barrel. Carefully insert ramrod using left hand between thumb and forefinger ensuring no part of you is in front, never push it in with your palm. Pinch it at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By kronckew
saee also...

saee also http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=907&highlight=kerala
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By kronckew
very similar word in other eastern European...

very similar word in other eastern European languages.

One of the more well-known ones was the Voivode Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, the Drakul, who didn't care much for his Turkish neighbours &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By kronckew
'Google translate' does Serbian to English (or...

'Google translate' does Serbian to English (or German) if you can make out the letters.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By kronckew
Just found a photo of a takouba's tang, might be...

Just found a photo of a takouba's tang, might be of interest...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, had a suspicion it might be...

Thanks, had a suspicion it might be French.....Couldn't think of the word -'Clavier' :D
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By kronckew
Continental Dress Sword

Just came across this dress/court sword, side shell appears to have a wigged head in profile above some lettering I cannot make out. It has a triangular small sword blade. no scabbard, grip appears...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By kronckew
That does look like the blade was fullered rather...

That does look like the blade was fullered rather than a more touristy flat stock. the wormholes in the grip could be filled in with superglue to help stabilise the wood if you do try cutting with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By kronckew
It's a suede cover for the more traditional...

It's a suede cover for the more traditional original wood core & black leather covered scabbard, minus the frog & tool pouches. I had it made so I could attach a baldric as it's a bit too heavy for a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By kronckew
Looks just a tad longer than my stag handled one...

Looks just a tad longer than my stag handled one that I call 'Godzilla'., mine has a 14.5 in. fullered blade measured straight from tip to bolster & 20 in. overall. Neither is as big as the ones they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By kronckew
I suspect one of those is the square tang :)

I suspect one of those is the square tang :)
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