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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,959
Posted By kronckew
Is this a barung? :confused:

Is this a barung? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By kronckew
Another: Shame the UK forced the Indians to use...

Another: Shame the UK forced the Indians to use the 1908 in WW1 which was a terrible sword intended for raw recruits to use like a short lance, while the Indians knew how to use a proper sabre.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By kronckew
Can someone post a side by side comparison of the...

Can someone post a side by side comparison of the 'comfortable' old style alongside an 'uncomfortable' modern one? A picture is worth a thousand words...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By kronckew
In the more distant past, armies wore a...

In the more distant past, armies wore a bewildering array of styles of clothing, armours, and weapons from plain to ornate, for a variety of economic and personal reasons. Bling was a sign of your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By kronckew
That is a beautiful undamaged hi-status upper...

That is a beautiful undamaged hi-status upper crust sword made to a high standard and quality for someone of sufficient rank that it was probably never used even if it's owner actually attended a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By kronckew
Another minimalist barong hilt: 20c minimalist...

Another minimalist barong hilt:

20c minimalist hilt barung (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21790&highlight=barong+barung)
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By kronckew
Cool. Reminds me of my American (ex-French)...

Cool. Reminds me of my American (ex-French) Dragoon sword with a similar 4-slot guard, way different grip & pommel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By kronckew
It's what the newspaper real estate classifieds...

It's what the newspaper real estate classifieds call 'a nice little fixer-upper'. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By kronckew
Just for interest - an earlier form, the...

Just for interest - an earlier form, the Ayutthayan (Thai) Daab/Dha. The city was destroyed by the Burmese in 1787, so these types were earlier, from a time when they were actually used in battle....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By kronckew
They also came in pointy. Like mine below: (see...

They also came in pointy.

Like mine below:

(see also the other point types chart)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By kronckew
That looks more than just 'cracked' - it looks...

That looks more than just 'cracked' - it looks like a fair amount of material is missing. Cracks can be filled by wicking in superglue and sanding/polishing. Missing pieces can be filled in with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By kronckew
I would like to think the sword did indeed make...

I would like to think the sword did indeed make it's way back to its family to whom it meant so much.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By kronckew
Pair of knives finally arrived. I love 'em. 126...

Pair of knives finally arrived. I love 'em. 126 grams inc. scabbard, knife on its own is 91 grams. Length 28 cm. overall, 18 cm. x 2.5 cm. blade, 5*mm. thick at guard, distal tapering down to a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By kronckew
Can we see the whole sword please. The tip is...

Can we see the whole sword please. The tip is off-camera in the first post.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By kronckew
I recently wanted to reset a curved short sword...

I recently wanted to reset a curved short sword with a red bronze rams head hilt that was a tad crooked, I put the hilt in a plastic bag and submerged the bagged hilt in boiling water. on heating the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By kronckew
I recently wanted to reset a curved short sword...

I recently wanted to reset a curved short sword with a red bronze rams head hilt that was a tad crooked, I put the hilt in a plastic bag and submerged the bagged hilt in boiling water. on heating the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By kronckew
To me they look like the grip has formed sheet...

To me they look like the grip has formed sheet sections soldered, they have seams and even a small blob of solder is visible. The ferrule has a distinct seam on the rear where the strip of metal was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By kronckew
Probably. Double edged is a bit unusual.hairpin...

Probably. Double edged is a bit unusual.hairpin lamination is fairly common in the area in older blades especially. The dragon is the National symbol of Bhutan.

The Bhutanese Flag is below

The king...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By kronckew
I've been told many moons ago that the social...

I've been told many moons ago that the social group that makes these overlaps the borders and sells them to traders to/from both nations. The Bhutanese tend to like the one with dragon motifs on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By kronckew
I've regretted using the shiny plastic tape on...

I've regretted using the shiny plastic tape on anything i've used it on & left it for more than a few months. it tends to get gooey, come loose and leaves yuck behind that is a PITA to get off.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By kronckew
Are we talking shiny black plastic electrical...

Are we talking shiny black plastic electrical insulation tape or the sticky black friction tape we wrapped baseball bat grips with?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By kronckew
Ian, that's a really nice one. A proper sword. :D

Ian, that's a really nice one. A proper sword. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By kronckew
Sadly, It's hard to find the modern but...

Sadly, It's hard to find the modern but traditionally made stuff online any more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By kronckew
The UK prohibits the import of curved bladed...

The UK prohibits the import of curved bladed knives/swords with blades over 50 cm. long.

There is an exemption available to collectors/martial arts members that they are OK if made by traditional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By kronckew
I agree!

I agree!
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