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Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2018, 07:01 AM
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Posted By kronckew
1796LC Officer's?

For discussion:

Recent aquisition. Looks 1796-ish but not the trooper's hatchet point...More details to follow after arrival...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By kronckew
I just posted my newly arrived nicha with an...

I just posted my newly arrived nicha with an enthusiasticly cleaned blade HERE (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=230788) the blade appears to have been sanded with very fine sandpaper...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By kronckew
Nimcha arrived this morning, the grip wood is...

Nimcha arrived this morning, the grip wood is indeed probably newer than the blade. Could be a repair, it does have some fine age cracks on one side. Wood appears to have been flamed to bring out the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By kronckew
Nimcha again.

Just acquired this nimcha from a Spanish source, should be here in a fortnight, this one is actually short at 81.5 cm. overall ;) unlike my 35in. bladed one (42 over all) (posted earlier here...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By kronckew
Thank you for confirming it's age. That confirms...

Thank you for confirming it's age. That confirms my information.

Since the thread was started the sword has gone back to Spain to be restored by its new owner who works for that Toledo works as his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By kronckew
It looks a lot like one just posted a few minutes...

It looks a lot like one just posted a few minutes before yours by someone with a very similar name... :D :p
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By kronckew
Your bow may not have had horn nocks, string may...

Your bow may not have had horn nocks, string may have been just looped or tied over the pointy end. Not sure of yours' origin. Reminds me of a bushman's bow tho.

Horn nocks are generally paired and...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By kronckew
In the words of the Black Knight, It's just a...

In the words of the Black Knight, It's just a flesh wound... :D
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By kronckew
Karabelas for comment...

Just acquired this pair of karabelas.

Wood (?) hilted one has an engraved blade with what appears to be a Polish slogan, like many polish sabres. The fullered blade has what looks like a parabolic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By kronckew
Always easier to tell if we can see the whole...

Always easier to tell if we can see the whole dagger sans sheath. Nice leatherwork. Mandinka based on the leather is possible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
Well, I suspect the groove is near the grip so...

Well, I suspect the groove is near the grip so you can hold the bullet in place until you get it into the right position to throw. Looks two-handed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
Wasn't suggesting it was, it was a precursor...

Wasn't suggesting it was, it was a precursor shepherds tool, tarted up when they ran out of wolves (4 or 2 footed) to use throwing a hardball against the church walls on Sunday afternoons turning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
I was waiting to see if anyone caught that...

I was waiting to see if anyone caught that thought. think cesta. Originally used by (see flag hint below) shepherds to throw spherical stone or lead bullets & as a sword club. I've heard of one other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
It'd be easier if the whole club were in a...

It'd be easier if the whole club were in a photo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By kronckew
There were a number of sharp pointy things...

There were a number of sharp pointy things outside Wien in 1683 that the Turks decided they didn't need anymore after they were persuaded by a few Polish Winged Hussars that their welcome had been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
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: 1,145
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: 7
Views: 752
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: 424
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: 439
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: 439
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: 439
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: 439
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: 439
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: 439
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...
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