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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:41 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Just for reference, here's the whole 'Spanish...

Just for reference, here's the whole 'Spanish Dagger' lot. Not too fond of the one with the head pommel, doesn't fit somehow. Apparently they're from a living French collector who was clearing out...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 11:50 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Another hoofy weapon from an auction I lost...

Another hoofy weapon from an auction I lost today: Described as a 'Spanish Dagger': blade ~6 in./ 15 cm. (there were 2 other daggers in the lot with more conventional grips with similar scabbards and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th February 2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By kronckew
reminds me strongly of a wrought iron fence...

reminds me strongly of a wrought iron fence finial, some of which look b=very weapony. Saw some that even looked like halberd heads.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By kronckew
Kirpan come in all sizes, from mini you can wear...

Kirpan come in all sizes, from mini you can wear around your neck to full swords.

"The kirpan is a sword or a knife of any size and shape, carried by Sikhs."

Ideally they are made of steel. Brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By kronckew
Sikh Kirpan. lets them satisfy their religious...

Sikh Kirpan. lets them satisfy their religious requirement to carry a 'weapon' at all times. Saves hassle from the police.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd February 2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By kronckew
Aha! Showing the seated rider would have obviated...

Aha! Showing the seated rider would have obviated the Neko theory.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By kronckew
I've seen Viking jewelery (Thor's Hammer Mjolnir,...

I've seen Viking jewelery (Thor's Hammer Mjolnir, for one) with similar spirals. (see below) Inote the Hammer head looks a lot like the decorated shape on the crossguard.

Here's a better HDR picture...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 679
Posted By kronckew
Don't forget Spain ruled the Low countries from...

Don't forget Spain ruled the Low countries from 1556 thru 1714, and in the latter years with rebellions there, aided by the English, there would have been a lot of Spanish/Portugese swords there,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By kronckew
My favourite Nimcha, and its star/eyebrow...

My favourite Nimcha, and its star/eyebrow marking, roughly forged/pitted, gold designs on the guard. Wood grip replacement.

Posted originally HERE...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 679
Posted By kronckew
? Why does the Longbowman have two arrows...

? Why does the Longbowman have two arrows sticking out of his shoulder? I also see he has the arrow on the right side of the bow which is condusive for speed shooting a clutch of arrows held in the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By kronckew
True, just thought some illustrations of the more...

True, just thought some illustrations of the more 'standard' swords mentioned would help. The 5-ball UK spadroons would have had a pommel more similar to my hanger at the bottom. The vestigal 'pas'...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By kronckew
The 1796 Infantry Officer's sword and the 5 ball...

The 1796 Infantry Officer's sword and the 5 ball hilted swords are 'spadroons' - designed to bot cut and thrust, they are not as good as swords designed specifically for one or the other, but are...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By kronckew
UK Naval swords also had slight variations on the...

UK Naval swords also had slight variations on the engravings of scabbard fittings and blade etchings, getting more elaborate for the more senior ranks and Admirals.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By kronckew
All wolves are Canines, all Canines are not dogs....

All wolves are Canines, all Canines are not dogs. The domestic dog is 98% wolf. lines blur between different members of the same family. Foxes are canines, but not wolves, Maned Wolves are not wolves...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By kronckew
My three Ik'lwa and an Iwisa. Note that the Zulu...

My three Ik'lwa and an Iwisa.

Note that the Zulu took tribute from the tribes they conquered, including having them make their weapons, so they do vary a bit.

The Iwisa (knobkerry in Boer Dutch)...
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By kronckew
The trick being actually poking them 'in the...

The trick being actually poking them 'in the right place'. I recall a certain Mr. J. Bowie (not related to the singer) who got into a bit of a barney with a few people, one of whom ran him thru the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By kronckew
Age.

Age.
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 812
Posted By kronckew
Velociraptor...

Velociraptor...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 812
Posted By kronckew
I forgot this 'Naval Hanger' of mine, a...

I forgot this 'Naval Hanger' of mine, a Continental impressed into RN service: Appears to have a broad arrow stamped over another mark.
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By kronckew
Why not? It's something to do. helps relieve the...

Why not? It's something to do. helps relieve the cabin fever.

Test Linky-> Test Linky...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By kronckew
Ball Mace: Looks Islamic - Turkish/Persian/Middle...

Ball Mace: Looks Islamic - Turkish/Persian/Middle Eastern/Mughal?.

Similar to mine: For illustration only:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,276
Posted By kronckew
I'd feel more comfortable with confirming...

I'd feel more comfortable with confirming evidence from a more unbiased metallurgist on a new blade than from a smith with a vested interest in it's 'rediscovery'. Buying old wootz blades to be a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By kronckew
Balkan karakulak yats are frequently fairly...

Balkan karakulak yats are frequently fairly crude. They and many longer Bulgarian/Greek shepherds knives are made by local blacksmiths for less well off locals. most have integral bolsters, which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By kronckew
Etching works by selectively attacking the...

Etching works by selectively attacking the differing metallurgy, the most susceptible getting attacked and removed more, but all will corrode. The trick is to stop etching before you remove too much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By kronckew
Nice high status piece! - any scabbard?

Nice high status piece! - any scabbard?
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