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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:43 PM
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Posted By kronckew
looks very french*. if the tubes hold the leather...

looks very french*. if the tubes hold the leather binding of the maile skirt, what are the series of peripheral holes for? what kind of inner suspension would it have had?

*- per that most accurate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2015, 05:38 PM
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Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
agree, nice piece. any further cleaning agressive...

agree, nice piece. any further cleaning agressive enough to remove the spots may leave scratches and degrade the nice wootz watered steel patterning. if you can't get them off by rubbing with a wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By kronckew
even that is too limiting ;), ie. see the...

even that is too limiting ;), ie. see the searles-fowler bowie.

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By kronckew
the clip doesn't have to be curved. what is and...

the clip doesn't have to be curved. what is and what isn't is very subjective.

searles fowler bowie, for example, one was displayed at the alamo (and may still be) (below red background)

they even...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By kronckew
i do not like serrated teeth on a bowie myself....

i do not like serrated teeth on a bowie myself. the knife is cool tho.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
it's not easy being green.... they've cleaned the...

it's not easy being green.... they've cleaned the insides a couple of times. it was painted the std. US green that all government facilities have been and are painted in since year dot. i climbed up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
yes, but it looks icky & better safe than...

yes, but it looks icky & better safe than sorry. :D if it is verdigris, it can rub off on other stuff, eventually getting on something you do lick.

...and kissing your sword is an old traditional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
the green on the asang is verdigris, very...

the green on the asang is verdigris, very poisonous. on a small area like that you could use an old toothbrush (throw away/destroy afterwards) and a paste of baking soda & water to scrub it off, then...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By kronckew
yes, thanks for fleshing this out. it's a nice...

yes, thanks for fleshing this out. it's a nice piece and deserves it's place in our histories. if only they could talk to us....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By kronckew
i know you probably knew and only wanted a...

i know you probably knew and only wanted a translation, but others might not know, as you did not provide any detail other than a photo.

as this forum is a repository for research, it is nice to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By kronckew
looks like a powder measure...

looks like a powder measure...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By kronckew
it's a flying carpet!

it's a flying carpet!
Forum: European Armoury 25th August 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By kronckew
snipers would also, having disposed of any higher...

snipers would also, having disposed of any higher priority targets, from the back of the line towards the front. the men at the front were less likely to notice the missing until the point man turns...
Forum: European Armoury 25th August 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By kronckew
his uniform is rather officer-ish ;) - i can't...

his uniform is rather officer-ish ;) - i can't read the print at the bottom - too small.

in general, officers only have been allowed to wear gold hat bands,chin straps, sleeve braiding, trouser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By kronckew
bit more powder & he's the first badowi on...

bit more powder & he's the first badowi on the moon!
Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,887
Posted By kronckew
i've always thought they looked cool, but as...

i've always thought they looked cool, but as noted earlier, the originals are well above my pay grade. especially in useable condition.

then their was the TV series 'The Three Musketeers', aside...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By kronckew
for a milestone marker the smurai class was...

for a milestone marker the smurai class was effectively abolished, a few years into the meiji restoration period, in 1873 when their right to walk about in public carrying their two swords...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By kronckew
officer? they normally buy their own gear &...

officer? they normally buy their own gear & sword which may vary from the 'other ranks'.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By kronckew
p.s. - the green uniform and bugle cap badge were...

p.s. - the green uniform and bugle cap badge were generally used for rifles regiments, chasseurs, jaegers. interesting that an Argentinian mounted unit uses it...

is there a specific unit &...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By kronckew
blucher sabre had a distinctly larger drag than...

blucher sabre had a distinctly larger drag than the 1796 LC sabre. (see below)

trooper with 1796LC below for comparison. the argentine trooper's artist seems to put the widest bit of the blucher...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By kronckew
more good stuff, thanks. the PC version does...

more good stuff, thanks.

the PC version does look more weapon-like. wonder if they were sharpened.
the belt carrier shows a leather single strap sling, but looks like it was originally the early...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By kronckew
the info he posted was indeed interesting, as was...

the info he posted was indeed interesting, as was the ref. site. as he notes, the m1902 sabre was a parade only item, not a combat weapon like the patton 'sabre' which was really just a short lance....
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By kronckew
US 1902 Sword Carrier

we tend to forget little details here, like how did the poor sod who had to carry one of these weapons for hours on end actually do that. i like to get an appropriate sword belt/frog/carrier/baldric...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By kronckew
yup, it's good ol' dracula. Vlad III, Prince of...

yup, it's good ol' dracula.

Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, was a member of the House of Drăculești, of the House of Basarab, also known, using his patronymic, as Drăculea
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,283
Posted By kronckew
did not seem to be much actual bloodshed in the...

did not seem to be much actual bloodshed in the first video. old guy with a bit of a a gash to the skin. if they'd been serious i think there would be more body parts & fluids laying about.

made the...
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