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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By kronckew
looks like those nuer axes w/o the brass wrap...

looks like those nuer axes w/o the brass wrap (snake/lkizard skin instead) & a lot shorter (those were well over a meter - camel axes?). will check to see if it looks cut off when it arrives. reading...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 07:39 PM
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Views: 215
Posted By kronckew
Tribal Axe for discussion...

if you fall off your bike, best to get right back on.

'nother axe i just won on epray. comments and/or add'l information (date?)welcome with my thanks in advance.

Vendor's Description

"A tribal...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2015, 05:19 PM
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Views: 146
Posted By kronckew
Axe for comment

picked this fairly large axe up quite cheap. looks like it has a nice octagonal striped wood haft with some wear polish, thin languets with slot round headed screws rather than rivets, which appear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By kronckew
he has a number of similar ones on offer, i got...

he has a number of similar ones on offer, i got mine for about half what the others are starting at. can't discuss those tho.

top 2 in-hand photos from vendor - he may, of course have small hands...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By kronckew
beautiful sword. the swiss made, and still make...

beautiful sword. the swiss made, and still make some of the finest weapons.

reminds me of the old anecdote about the german kaiser watching a swiss Schützenfest with a swiss official, the kaiser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By kronckew
Katar for comment

thanks for any info on this. i've always wanted one, but missed out on auctions till now. got this reasonably cheaply :) from a dealer in the middle east.

billed as:
Antique Katar Dagger South India...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By kronckew
don't forget the middle eastern designation...

don't forget the middle eastern designation 'lebanon- syria - etc. and the borders are recent labels put there by westerners, particularly the UK, who drew borders arbitrarily and patronizingly with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By kronckew
we can probably set up a fund on the web and ask...

we can probably set up a fund on the web and ask for donations. if they can get funding for studying the mating habits of walrus in the antarctic and penguins in the arctic, we'd be a shoo-in ;)

p.s...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By kronckew
maybe a dna test? ;)

maybe a dna test? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
there are a few nail fora. sadly a bunch of...

there are a few nail fora. sadly a bunch of wimmen discussing their claw polish. :D

there is a texas date nail collector's association, for dated railroad nails. :)

don't see much for UK nails. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
they're perfectly round, about 2mm across, what i...

they're perfectly round, about 2mm across, what i can see is shiny black, so likely rust blued steel. no sign of red rust or verdigris. some of the black has leeched into the surrounding wood.


p.s....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By kronckew
argh! i've got a real toothache at the moment.

argh! i've got a real toothache at the moment.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
aha! - club has arrived. LOA 28 inches / 71 cm....

aha! - club has arrived.

LOA 28 inches / 71 cm. width of blade roughly 4 in. thickness at blade approx. 1 in. weight 430 grams, just under a pound. tip not as damaged as it looks. sharp edges....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By kronckew
interesting. either african or rennel islands. i...

interesting. either african or rennel islands. i suspect rennel may be closer to the truth.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By kronckew
interesting. the 'good' ones are signed and...

interesting. the 'good' ones are signed and distal tapered. and fairly heavy. the not quite so good ones with light sheet steel cut out blades are decorative even if they should never ever be used to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 959
Posted By kronckew
form follows function.

form follows function.
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By kronckew
looks like it's been fairly aggressively cleaned...

looks like it's been fairly aggressively cleaned & polished a bit. makes it harder to tell the age. at least they didn't use an angle grinder. no markings or distinctive decorative features other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
horrible. war at it's worst. surely that violates...

horrible. war at it's worst. surely that violates the geneva conventions?

what becomes of the children of such encounters? the children always suffer worst.

p.s. - the reporters did not do their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By kronckew
no, shake the trees, i agree. if they are all...

no, shake the trees, i agree. if they are all essentially interchangeable, it's modern. which standard tho?

even those pashtun i mentioned in no. pakistan use modern taps and dies. they buy them on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By kronckew
the last half of 19c india had railroads,...

the last half of 19c india had railroads, maintenance shops for the RR would have had the tools and machinery to service the locomotives, including lathes, milling machines, casting equipment etc....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
ah, well, solomon islands seems most likely then....

ah, well, solomon islands seems most likely then. i wonder how the penguins got one. ;) maybe another rennel islander? two attributed to rennell islands:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By kronckew
i would suspect the threaded part is a short...

i would suspect the threaded part is a short threaded rod stud that could also be unscrewed from the double spear & used on the single and visa versa. it may take some wd-40 if the stud is rusted in....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
that was my initial thought so i looked thru...

that was my initial thought so i looked thru vanadoo's series of 'most desired oceanic clubs' series here w/o any luck. did a search on 'solomon' also w/o any success, tho some clubs has a similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By kronckew
that indian lions head makes me feel this is a...

that indian lions head makes me feel this is a nightmare rather than a dream. looks to me like someone took all the loose bits from his junk drawer and mish-moshed them all together. me no like. i of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
speculation rife on the penguin wars of...

speculation rife on the penguin wars of antarctica pre contact. sadly the penguins civilization crumbled and they were found in a pre-stone-age society.
their only possessions from the past, a few...
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