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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kronckew
Just for interest, the bright orange is not...

Just for interest, the bright orange is not really that colour in person. it looks exactly like I remember red lead primer looked like, quite a bit darker and redder (and a bit dirtier,musta been the...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By kronckew
1804 version spectacle or 'Trafalgar' Cutlass

Just got back from a local auction where i picked up this 'sword' for almost nothing. Listed as a 'crude sword'. General household sale, nobody else bid.

Auctioneer told me it came from a local...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By kronckew
Cool stylette, look a bit italian/mediterranean,...

Cool stylette, look a bit italian/mediterranean, bit rough corrosion, may hide markings. the brass wrap on the base of the blade is interesting. It's interesting what gets found in old attics. (see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By kronckew
Cool stylette, look a bit italian/mediterranean,...

Cool stylette, look a bit italian/mediterranean, bit rough corrosion, may hide markings. the brass wrap on the base of the blade is interesting. It's interesting what gets found in old attics. (see...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th December 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By kronckew
Hunting and guard dogs frequently had (and still...

Hunting and guard dogs frequently had (and still do) have wide leather collars with spikes to prevent other predators from attacking their vulnerable necks. Full body armour is also used for wild...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,488
Posted By kronckew
You CAN get proper BLO without the poisonous...

You CAN get proper BLO without the poisonous drying additives if you look hard enough. You can even buy edible flax seed oil (Flax oil IS another name for Linseed oil) from health food stores and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,883
Posted By kronckew
I also see the "Man in the Moon" in...

I also see the "Man in the Moon" in profile. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By kronckew
Yup, exactly....Why we need pictures...

Yup, exactly....Why we need pictures...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By kronckew
Pictures please... Do you mean like this...

Pictures please...

Do you mean like this Caucasian shashqa? :
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By kronckew
my rams head twins (Well, twin grips anyway. One...

my rams head twins (Well, twin grips anyway. One is not quite as curved.)

Long Daggers, or Short swords? the blades have had the active rust removed by me after reciept and after these vendor pics...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By kronckew
Quite possible, I tend to agree, which is why...

Quite possible, I tend to agree, which is why I've never bought one. Have seen a couple that looked almost there but their use was debated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By kronckew
Looks like it fits perfectly and was made for it,...

Looks like it fits perfectly and was made for it, and othewr Kastane tangs look just like that. Doesn't look crude at all to me. This style seems more used on the later more fancy ceremonial ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By kronckew
Mine, just for thge heck of it, has a 1/4 in....

Mine, just for thge heck of it, has a 1/4 in. think blade at the guard, distal tapered and razor sharp too. The OP's one above sure travelled a ways, maybe thru spain to portugal then Sri Lanka? Oh,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By kronckew
Native Americans were capable of using tree...

Native Americans were capable of using tree resins and water resistant glues.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By kronckew
Yes, the occasional mention in passing in ...

Yes, the occasional mention in passing in discussing a specific martial arm is one thing. Discussing this subject especially their illegal cruel sport aspects on it's own is not appropriate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By kronckew
The shamshir with the Tulwar hilt has a...

The shamshir with the Tulwar hilt has a continuously narrowing tip with no signs of a false edge or Yelman. the Tulwar hilt with a Tulwar blade has a noticeable though small straightish 'Yelman'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,214
Posted By kronckew
Having posted the narwhal tusk in post 137, I...

Having posted the narwhal tusk in post 137, I note that one was used this week at the latest London Bridge attack by a knife weilding terrorist, where a chef at the nearby fish market grabbed a 5 ft....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By kronckew
Smeone once suggested to me mine may have once...

Smeone once suggested to me mine may have once had a decorative cover of velvet. the bottom end of yours does not look like a walking stick end. It appears to be too short to be a walking stick,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a Polish/Hungarian noble's war axe or...

Looks like a Polish/Hungarian noble's war axe or Obuzek/Chekan.

Dimensions?

My similar Obuzek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,214
Posted By kronckew
I stand corrected, thanks.

I stand corrected, thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,214
Posted By kronckew
The Soviets in WW2 trained dogs to run under...

The Soviets in WW2 trained dogs to run under tanks with backpacks on, Their first test engagement against a line of German panzers they put anti-tank mines with a vertical contact fuse on the dogs,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,214
Posted By kronckew
Yup, could have also had a sleeve of maille...

Yup, could have also had a sleeve of maille protecting the whole trunk - except the grasping bit, or even a hauberk and maille leggings and padded arming coat under the lamellar bits, for when things...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,214
Posted By kronckew
...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCowQ6XLEB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJSgB96Udo0

here we see an elly using it's dominant tusk to eat a tree! - Note the end is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,214
Posted By kronckew
Nordelunde; Elly armour appears to at least...

Nordelunde; Elly armour appears to at least partially cover the trunk, but leaves the working more flexible and controllable end free. Should protect him from self harm as well as from the enemy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,214
Posted By kronckew
I think there is differences in the 'tusk' teeth...

I think there is differences in the 'tusk' teeth due to their continuing growth process, which is not seen in 'permanent' teeth. I'm guessing the root end of the 'tooth' would have the dentine,...
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