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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
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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: 528
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: 308
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: 576
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: 576
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: 362
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: 362
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: 433
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: 290
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: 366
Posted By kronckew
Classy knife, Hombre!

Classy knife, Hombre!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
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: 449
Posted By kronckew
Ditto!

Ditto!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
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: 966
Posted By kronckew
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
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: 1,821
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By kronckew
I do not see the numerals ١٢٩...

I do not see the numerals
١٢٩ or ٢٧٩

Maybe my eyes need more coffee.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th June 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,821
Posted By kronckew
Yes. Farm tool.

Yes. Farm tool.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th June 2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,821
Posted By kronckew
Antique reaping hook, note the decorative line...

Antique reaping hook, note the decorative line carvings and the starburst washer under the bolster rivet, etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By kronckew
I notice d that too, they make a lot of fake...

I notice d that too, they make a lot of fake blades now, cheap thin sheet steel with the central ridge stamped in to a left/right half, edges welded then ground a bit. Blade appears thick but is...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By kronckew
...

Translation:

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(English)
Sometimes, near the tip and on the back of the blade, there is a small notch (fig. 15). This voluntary notch is especially present on the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By kronckew
...

Notches:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10553

There are more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
Cool, Really like that one. I have a slightly...

Cool, Really like that one. I have a slightly smaller version I call my Nepali Bowie.
Not everything in Nepal is a Khukuri. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By kronckew
The two notches on the longer one look the same,...

The two notches on the longer one look the same, we discussed tip notching here once before, a number of blades, like that one were deliberately notched. I recall one suggestion was that a horseman...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
Small(ish) Khukuri with round guard.

Just bought this one from an antiques dealer in Spain. It wanted to come home with me. Unusual in that it has a circular steel guard disk that looks fairly substantial. Binding near scabbard mouth...
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