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Forum: European Armoury Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By kronckew
WD40 and wood are not a good mix. It dries and...

WD40 and wood are not a good mix. It dries and leaves a gunky residue when over-applied. There are better oils available from gunsmiths.

I've heard an old 'fix' for a loose grip on a tang with a...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By kronckew
The filed in 'luks' do not look as good as the...

The filed in 'luks' do not look as good as the forged in ones which are a lot smoother.

I see in the one photo above the 2 swords on the left appears filed, the one to it's right appear to be forged...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By kronckew
Requiescat in...

Requiescat in pace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4q6eaLn2mY
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By kronckew
You couldn't let it lie. You forced me into this....

You couldn't let it lie. You forced me into this. It's all your fault....

"In other words, is it the Alpacalypse or the Llamageddon?"

I know Fernando has a related photo he could PM you to settle...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By kronckew
Cool sword!

Cool sword!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By kronckew
Colin, Its 200-ish years old, made by the Black...

Colin, Its 200-ish years old, made by the Black Brothers in Arkansas for some guy named Jim. He left it behind at an old mission when he died for an associate named Santa of all things. Merry Xmas,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd July 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By kronckew
The one in the last photo with the moustache and...

The one in the last photo with the moustache and long hair looks cute. Looks a lot like me, tho I'm a bit greyer.

I was just reading a notation that Pol Pot (Khmer Rouge) used to sneak into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd July 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By kronckew
Yup, American Civil War personal photos were...

Yup, American Civil War personal photos were usually taken by photographers that would tart them up by adding a firearm for them to hold or a knife to stick thru their belt in an inappropriate place...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, that helps a lot. Thanks to...

Thanks, that helps a lot.

Thanks to all...

Update: the grip is Not wood, rather it's very dirty m(or painted) ivory, more like Bryce's pics. The owner found the whole assembly was loose and the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, did find that, left with more questions...

Thanks, did find that, left with more questions than answers tho.
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
Few more:

Few more:
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
cont.

cont.
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
Unusual Cutlass/Hanger, officer grade.

A friend bought this locally, and asked me what it was, I can't find anything similar. He thinks it's a UK Cutlass, I'm not so sure, not a regulation post 1796 std. one anyway. Blueing and gilt seems...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By kronckew
It's not an antique... This is the one I'm not...

It's not an antique...

This is the one I'm not going to show: :D
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By kronckew
My 2nd favourite old bowie... My first is a...

My 2nd favourite old bowie...

My first is a custom 12" blade No. One, I'm not allowed to show it here :rolleyes:

If you don't like these I have more... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By kronckew
Aha! found one of my old thread posts: Another...

Aha! found one of my old thread posts: Another religious (holey :) ) tiaha. It suggests holes in that one may have been added later for mounting or holding them in a display....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By kronckew
Yes, that casting seam clinches the argument. I...

Yes, that casting seam clinches the argument. I hope that's your photo, not one of the vendor's - he might try saying you should have known from his photo...

The law in the UK gives you 30 days to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By kronckew
Mine do not have holes, do yours go all the way...

Mine do not have holes, do yours go all the way thru such that a cord could be passed thru to retain a wrapping? Red feathers and dog hair or fibre bundles were a common decor at the base of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
A hollow pole, internal spring-loaded long rod as...

A hollow pole, internal spring-loaded long rod as a 'firing pin' to hit the cap, L shaped slot for a 'bolt handle' that can be pulled back against the spring, pushed into the base of the L, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th July 2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By kronckew
Popular paintings were often copied by the...

Popular paintings were often copied by the original painter, frequently by their students or employees assigned to such tasks so more people could own a copy. They were frequently signed by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,923
Posted By kronckew
When I was stationed in Alaska, I bought a small...

When I was stationed in Alaska, I bought a small Walrus Ivory Polar Bear carving from an Aleut. After a few decades, it started cracking. I soaked it in mineral oil, which was the recommendation back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
First thought is the threads are to attach to a...

First thought is the threads are to attach to a spear pole. Interesting 'sights' ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By kronckew
May also have been grapeshot. I have a...

May also have been grapeshot.

I have a pipe-backed blade on an ww1 era Austrian sword with a distinct dimple on the blade from a bullet - and a crack in the blade all the way to the spine. the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By kronckew
...or in addition to, rather than instead of......

...or in addition to, rather than instead of... You can of course still add another photo to improve the thread.

(I also gree it appears to be a modern fantasy piece and awkward to use in combat.)
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By kronckew
Many blades from Kaskara were originally...

Many blades from Kaskara were originally remounted 'European' blades in kaskara hilts, so it comes full circle.

Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows...

As noted, real period...
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