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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By kronckew
just got a message on the 'spilati' club - it's...

just got a message on the 'spilati' club - it's 19 in.(48 cm.) long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By kronckew
thanks, vanadoo, for the info. p.s. - the sad...

thanks, vanadoo, for the info.

p.s. - the sad face in my original post was unintended, forgot to add a space after the colon & before the left parenthesis. i'm a very happy clubber today.

like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By kronckew
nice one. reminds me of a somewhat touristy...

nice one.

reminds me of a somewhat touristy maori tewhatewha with a greenstone (nephrite jade) 'blade'. the attached is of one around 71 cm.

the actual 'battle ones were about 5 ft. long with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By kronckew
it wasn't ;) the vendor is in the UK, tho it must...

it wasn't ;) the vendor is in the UK, tho it must have been a while ago he collected it and brought it back here. like most places, the good old pieces were snapped up by collectors like us, and are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By kronckew
the axe & spike on boarding axes was mainly...

the axe & spike on boarding axes was mainly for clearing wooden wreckage from battle damage, the spike being used like a logger's picaroon... also a handy weapon if you were being boarded, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By kronckew
awful lot harder & time consuming than the...

awful lot harder & time consuming than the dried cow's tail-skin binding found on many. plus the reasonably larger blade. and the care it appears to have received over the years. makes me think much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By kronckew
Solomon Islands, Malaita 'nose' (winged?) sword club

Busy day today. this club arrived late afternoon from a dealer in the netherlands. the 'eyebrows' & 'noses' either side of the tip,appear to be janus-like easter-islandish faces? or maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By kronckew
as i've been lucky today, decide to risk what i...

as i've been lucky today, decide to risk what i had in my pocket on an apparemtly unloved club on ebay. got it for less than the postage. no other bidders.

club is marked 'spilati' on a small white...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By kronckew
Iklwa!

i've been keeping my eye opens for a nice iklwa for a few years now, never found one i liked and could afford at the time. until today, this one sprung out of ebay as i was doing a half-hearted ebay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By kronckew
there is a tale of robert the bruce, leading his...

there is a tale of robert the bruce, leading his troops into a set piece battle against the english on ground of his choosing and preperation (bannockburn, 1314), getting seperated from his infantry...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By kronckew
googleing, found this indo-persian one, 30"...

googleing, found this indo-persian one, 30" haft, reminds me of your posted one...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By kronckew
first impression is that it looks more like a...

first impression is that it looks more like a horseman's axe to me, persia/india. doesn't look frankish (french) to me. could be wrong tho.

are you sure it's 6 lbs. (2.7 kilos) seems a lot.
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By kronckew
nope. tho it could be used as such. many...

nope. tho it could be used as such.

many soldiers battle axes were not only used as weapons, but as general tools around the camp. chopping wood, making defences, etc. the flat (or a poll) would be...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By kronckew
haft is a tad short for an executioner's axe...

haft is a tad short for an executioner's axe ;)

(i suspect it was a teeny bit longer in it's working life)

there is a very similar one on ebay at the moment. haftless. marked "AD" on one side, "CP"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By kronckew
looks like a nice blade. any markings? grips...

looks like a nice blade. any markings?

grips were also made from hardwood, so wood, er, would also be traditional. :)

there may at some point also have been a brass or steel bolster and a butt...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By kronckew
i especially recommend the english cavalry mounts...

i especially recommend the english cavalry mounts and accoutrements for their historical accuracy and the astounding detail, as well as the obvious extent of the training and physical conditioning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By kronckew
my old chinese/tibetan knife with two bands and...

my old chinese/tibetan knife with two bands and the strip:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By kronckew
it arrived, light at 91 grams, 30 cm. long, 2...

it arrived,

light at 91 grams, 30 cm. long, 2 cm. thick, 'blade' 4 cm. wide. no holes. grip area roughly 9 c. long, pommel adds another 4 cm. grip x-section is a rounded 2cm. x 2.5 cm. 'blade'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By kronckew
Maori wotsit?

found this CLO (club-like object) on e-pray. it's following me home. also coming with a touristy patu & a Tiki. looks like a patu with a BIG bite out of one side. dagger? not sure if 'edge' is sharp...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By kronckew
club arrived this morning. 42 in. 1.35 kilos palm...

club arrived this morning. 42 in. 1.35 kilos palm wood.

photos:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By kronckew
i have one of these with a plain leather sheath. ...

i have one of these with a plain leather sheath. about an 8in. blade. haven't dared to etch it & lose the patina. also have a very similar pesh with a dark wood grip & a more elaborate scabbard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By kronckew
in st. peter's time, dacia was still unconquered...

in st. peter's time, dacia was still unconquered territory, the sica was a known form tho from illyrica and thrace and the term was used for assasin's daggers and the assassins themselves, ie. the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By kronckew
it was cheap too! :) (compared to true antique...

it was cheap too! :) (compared to true antique ones)

i gather the carvers have been making clubs there for ages and i hope they still are. someone mentioned that the young villagers have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By kronckew
st. peter came from the middle east. :) more...

st. peter came from the middle east. :) more specifically, syria. as most people travelled armed in those days, especially in the far provinces of the empire, i'd guess he obtained his dagger in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By kronckew
i agree. some of these confiscations appear to...

i agree. some of these confiscations appear to violate the constitutional prohibitions of illegal search and seizure. not that the govt. is above violating the constitution when it suits them.

p.s....
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