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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:25 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Butter churn? they sell a lot of them as...

Butter churn? they sell a lot of them as 'clubs'.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=162053&postcount=9

The Solomon Islands used flanged clubs, but short hand clubs of the Ulu variety...
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2018, 07:22 PM
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Views: 281
Posted By kronckew
Just to finish, it arrived today, not half bad....

Just to finish, it arrived today, not half bad. seems well made, light at 674 grams, distal tapered springy 27 in. blade 1 1/4 in. wide. Feels fairly well balanced. Not sharp, about like a butter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 01:44 PM
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Posted By kronckew
I have a 24 in.one very similar, very hard and...

I have a 24 in.one very similar, very hard and dense wood.(australian, tribal)

see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22320&highlight=club
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, found it. Hassan and Hemandas & Co,...

Thanks, found it. Hassan and Hemandas & Co, Mumbai. look more reputable than windlass and deepeka. :) it'll do for now.
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By kronckew
Thanks for the info. not too bad tidings - i paid...

Thanks for the info. not too bad tidings - i paid next to nothing for it. wonder who made it & when-ish - the blurb only says 'unknown' in many of it's boxes & 'very similar to indian copies' - the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, I suspect it's designed around that time....

Thanks, I suspect it's designed around that time. It's slightly off in my mind for british tho. The lack of a backstrap on the grip was not usual but could have been a private purchase, the sturrup...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By kronckew
Whotsit Sabre?

Just acquired, no dimensions yet, will post on arrival. Appears to be a flank officer's sabre from somewhere. Slightly odd blade etchings, lion head pommel, braided brass wire wound grip, decorated...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
see post no. three above.

see post no. three above.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th January 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
:D - Beer's on francantolin

:D - Beer's on francantolin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th January 2018, 08:40 AM
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Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
Good move, fernando!

Good move, fernando!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By kronckew
Mine was sourced from someone who had used it for...

Mine was sourced from someone who had used it for years to clear brush from his back yard in thailand, i was struck with it's similarity to a panabas, he also called it by another name i forget, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th January 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
i have a six inch high one pretty much like it....

i have a six inch high one pretty much like it. It lives on my window sill, souvenir of my one trip to Greece in the late 80's *. The 'originals' would have had a crest of horse hair, as even with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By kronckew
Thai Pra?:

Thai Pra?:
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By kronckew
Napoleonic sword weights =British

Some interesting specs:

Georgian Colichemarde - 480g
Late-Georgian Smallsword - 395g
Hanger - 700g
1788 Light Cavalry Officer - 830g
1796 Officer - 980g
1796 Trooper (later version) - 900g...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By kronckew
I ca't say for african swords, but african axes...

I ca't say for african swords, but african axes frequently have a tanged head that is burnt into the haft and the end bent over. (yjey also can be peened over a keeper)
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 883
Posted By kronckew
Cool pdf, i note you got the young steven segal...

Cool pdf, i note you got the young steven segal to pose for the title photo...;)
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 676
Posted By kronckew
Be careful if you remove the paint. red lead...

Be careful if you remove the paint. red lead paints can look a quite bright orange & can be bad for your health. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By kronckew
Sharpened guard disks, usage? How about the...

Sharpened guard disks, usage?

How about the 'Mordstreich' - Murder Strike? The disks make it a nice double axe. Punching would be effective too.

I've seen Italian falchions with the upturn on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By kronckew
I agree completely. They are also a lot more...

I agree completely. They are also a lot more affordable, the 'real' pre-contact ones are way beyond most collector's budgets and should also be in NZ. i have a couple 'vintage/antique (19c at best)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By kronckew
Mine below: I gather they were kind of a chef's...

Mine below:

I gather they were kind of a chef's utility knife for cutting food stuff in general, and are fairly small (mine is 9 in. overall). Not really a weapon. They did occasionally eat 'long...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, i can see that now. :)

Thanks, i can see that now. :)
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By kronckew
Austrian Artillery Officer's sword

This sword was delivered today, appears to be a 20c but pre-ww1 Austro-Hungarian Imperial officers sword,

30 in. unsharpened blade, has about a half mm 'edge', 1 1/8 in. wide at guard, 1/4 in....
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By kronckew
Merry Christmas...

Merry Christmas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By kronckew
they also were used in SE asia, particularly...

they also were used in SE asia, particularly Vietnam, these may likely be Viet, as someone pointed out to me, the haft fittings look like viet examples.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By kronckew
Interesting oldish guandao/yanyuedao, a...

Interesting oldish guandao/yanyuedao, a traditional chinese weapon still practised in their martial arts. There would have been an iron ring thriu the blades hole to suspend a red tassle.
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