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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th February 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By kronckew
Line painters just don't care. That was better...

Line painters just don't care. That was better than these: :D The last one would be cool if they added a painted on tunnel entrance for Wiley Coyote... (feel free to remove as 'off topic' :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
Cool, the hairpin laminations are similar to...

Cool, the hairpin laminations are similar to those found in nearby tibetan/bhutanese knives/swords. probably an older blade. the brass may be the remains of a prised off openwork decoration rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By kronckew
Yup, looks just like mine, which sadly did not...

Yup, looks just like mine, which sadly did not come with a scabbard. They are also sometimes referred to as 'Salawar Yataghans' as many have an almost imperceptable 'S' curved spine. (Mine does)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By kronckew
The dagger looks quite Kurdish, and the sword...

The dagger looks quite Kurdish, and the sword looks like a kaskara up to the pommel. :shrug: Your blades look cool tho.

My more humble ones for illustration: wootz kurdish jambiah, sudanese kaskara.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 693
Posted By kronckew
well, i got one of these instead, tad older...

well, i got one of these instead, tad older...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 693
Posted By kronckew
Talking about inside curve weapons, I've always...

Talking about inside curve weapons, I've always wanted one of these: Fairbairn's 'Cobra'
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 693
Posted By kronckew
Those coup-foin have quite a few variants that...

Those coup-foin have quite a few variants that look like, with long handles, would make nasty weapons for peasant infantry levies. much like the english bill was used by the english infantry. I seem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By kronckew
Aluminum (just to be different they call it...

Aluminum (just to be different they call it Aluminium here in the UK) prior to the start of commercial production around 1855, was considered a rare metal and was more costly than gold. A lady wore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By kronckew
Cool gunongs. very similar to mine, i like the...

Cool gunongs. very similar to mine, i like the banded grip decoration too. The blade decor looks very close to mine; wonder if it was made by the same crew.

I did a light etch on mine, ithas a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By kronckew
OOPs, It double posted...Mods - pls. remove this...

OOPs, It double posted...Mods - pls. remove this one. :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By kronckew
Thanks to all. A lot of interesting additions to...

Thanks to all. A lot of interesting additions to my brain's knowledge database. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By kronckew
It's also possible that the lower section...

It's also possible that the lower section referred to as 'the handle' is really the pommel, and was held in front of that section.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By kronckew
I have no idea what this animal is, but it's got...

I have no idea what this animal is, but it's got distinctly pink horns :D

edited: it's a Saiga antelope from Kazakhstan. Used to be found further west and south into the Caucasian...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By kronckew
The cross piece, or even the 'halberd' blade...

The cross piece, or even the 'halberd' blade serve to keep the spear from over penetration. A problem that they had with naval boarding pikes that did not have any, tho some had a rather bulbous...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By kronckew
Another example I found online: Colonial American...

Another example I found online: Colonial American 1750:
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By kronckew
I note the York museum listing mentions the...

I note the York museum listing mentions the slotted construction. The axe blade does seem to be slightly distal tapered, tho the hook isn't. It doesn't look like it was cut from rolled sheet, it's...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By kronckew
Pike? or...

Halberd/Spontoon/???/half pike? Parade Standard or signalling item for a Sgt. or Officer? Not heavy enough for use against armour, but looks adequate for unarmoured use.

This came to live with me...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By kronckew
Aha! is seee the feature fernando was looking...

Aha! is seee the feature fernando was looking at, it's not another repair. he was seeing it at the wrong angle it that projection i've marked....looks like a lump head on. where he circled it in...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By kronckew
my side sword is about that length, but we can't...

my side sword is about that length, but we can't mention it here. ;) so i won't.
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By kronckew
That looks like a right angle turn in the finger...

That looks like a right angle turn in the finger guard loop there. maybe a hammer welded repair after it was hit, or maybe just a reinforcing of the transition. The rest of the guard branches look...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By kronckew
any photos of the whole sword?

any photos of the whole sword?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By kronckew
An earlier 'villager' form of ginunting from Jun...

An earlier 'villager' form of ginunting from Jun Silva, from the Cebu area, latter half 20thc. : his shop below:

Right hand chisel edge & the top 'false' edge isn't false, it's also razor sharp....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By kronckew
The repair on the back side is interesting...

The repair on the back side is interesting...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By kronckew
:) Bit unusual then... Was just reading about a...

:) Bit unusual then...

Was just reading about a 95th Rifleman who shot a french general at 600 yds. with his baker, when he was chided for it being a lucky shot, he reloaded and shot the general's...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By kronckew
Picked it up from vendor today. pics as below....

Picked it up from vendor today. pics as below. Can't find any markings blade has a lot of black oxide staining, no pitting. edge like a butter knife, but very sharp point. brass is oxidised a bit,...
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