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Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2014, 08:44 PM
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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: 36
Views: 1,328
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: 251
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: 251
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: 337
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: 439
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: 36
Views: 1,328
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: 337
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: 36
Views: 1,328
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: 520
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....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,328
Posted By kronckew
yes, i'd expect that it was filled with a whole...

yes, i'd expect that it was filled with a whole passle of mana. should be floating above the holder. could do with a clean & a bit of oil.

i'd like one like that (tho with a bit less age &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By kronckew
i like it a lot too. vendor did mention they...

i like it a lot too. vendor did mention they thought it was early to mid 20th century. feels good in the hand as well. it joins my favourites list.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By kronckew
Massim sword club

followed me home.

523 grams. 24.5 in. long. 3.25" wide at tip. roughly 0.5 " thick blade, thicker at grip 7/8" at the pommel. carving has been 'limed' and is slightly off white. undulations from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By kronckew
my family is in part Blackfoot. i put all this...

my family is in part Blackfoot.

i put all this ownership stuff down to our lack of adequate early border patrols, letting in all those illegal immigrants from europe, asia, and africa.

p.s. -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,328
Posted By kronckew
nice sicae, didn't know st. peter was a sicarius.

nice sicae, didn't know st. peter was a sicarius.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,545
Posted By kronckew
it does look like others in this thread. i'm not...

it does look like others in this thread. i'm not one of the experts, hopefully one will be along soon to classify it. looks like a nice one tho.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By kronckew
Samoa Clubs

Samoa Club from ebay UK. hopefully with me next week.
My belated birthday gift to myself.

Blurb from vendor:

age: post-1940

length 42 inches

This club is a rare and very finely carved, finished...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kronckew
OK, will keep it's clothes on then :)

OK, will keep it's clothes on then :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By kronckew
thanks, juius. i've added closeups of both sides...

thanks, juius.

i've added closeups of both sides of the tip area, no sign of a thrower spike/barb or a place one would have gone. couple age cracks here & there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By kronckew
heavy club arrived today, profile is curved one...

heavy club arrived today, profile is curved one side, flat the other, with the centre third slightly dished. edges are quite sharp, tho the 'point' isn't, it's flat about an eigth of an inch wide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kronckew
last one (this week anyway) bought on a whim, it...

last one (this week anyway)

bought on a whim, it looked cute.
newly made, theoretically in hawaii
18 in. 'polynesian' snail club. hawaiian hardwood (maybe)
form and fibre grip look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kronckew
and another recent aquisition. billed as a...

and another recent aquisition. billed as a gata.
24" palmwood, carved head and grip. 700 grams. heavy sucker.
well rounded edges the spike has sharp shoulders tho. flat forward side of the spike....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kronckew
the other one i aquired from an aussie in the UK...

the other one i aquired from an aussie in the UK who can't get it thru customs when he returns to oz in the near future.

bit smaller and lighter, the serrated edge has a dished in 'hollow ground'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kronckew
it arrived today. 93 cm. VERY heavy 1.03kg. fibre...

it arrived today. 93 cm. VERY heavy 1.03kg. fibre weave a bit loose. flared end is indeed wedge shaped, edge on inside of the curve, shaft x-section is set up for a two handed grip. unspecified...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By kronckew
taiaha arrived. 1.45 meters of kiln dried Kauri...

taiaha arrived. 1.45 meters of kiln dried Kauri wood.carved both sides, 4 abalone 'eyes' on spear end carving. feathers attached by a red string winding. 490 grams.from Kakahu Taonga Aotearoa
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