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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 12:17 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Keris? or....

Picked this lot up in auction today fairly cheaply. Should be with me next week.

12 in. blade Spear-point appears to be African, Probably would have bought it on it's own. but was bundled with this...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:56 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Ah, well, sword arrived. As I had secretly...

Ah, well, sword arrived. As I had secretly suspected, It's Mexican, marked "Noriega Hermanos" hecho Mexico, they apparently make 'Collectable sword machetes. Heavy broad distal tapered...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2019, 03:32 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Carving looks just like a wheat seed-head....

Carving looks just like a wheat seed-head. Suspect it's a marriage made with a bread-knife handle, cartridge head and a wavey dagger blade. kinda cool tho. needs a cool scabbard to go with it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 05:30 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Cool, a lot better to my western eyes w/o the...

Cool, a lot better to my western eyes w/o the garish decor.
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2019, 12:48 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Google translate failed me. Had to do a bit more...

Google translate failed me. Had to do a bit more research & found a reference to Spanish poetry for the hammer part and a bit more serendipity let me stumble on a proper translation of a Spanish poem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 07:24 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Apology accepted... :shrug: Not every bent knife...

Apology accepted... :shrug:

Not every bent knife is a Khukuri either, heck there are 'khukuri' that do not deserve the appellation, they are just KLO - Khukuri-Like Objects.

We here have some YLO...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2019, 05:29 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Wotsit no. 3

Picked this up on an auction today on a whim, cost only a few pounds, Billed as a Spanish sword with an etched blade, it looks a bit touristy. Steel Guard i s a bit intriguing tho, seems to have an...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2019, 03:32 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Yup, that's pretty much it, tho your image makes...

Yup, that's pretty much it, tho your image makes it look like a bit smaller than it probably was. It was more of an ungainly & heavy bridge with decking and railings to carry a section of Roman...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 06:39 PM
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Views: 382
Posted By kronckew
...and they called another 'weapon', a boarding...

...and they called another 'weapon', a boarding ramp that let them put infantry on Carthaginian triremes rather than ramming, which the Carthaginians were better at, called by them a Corvus as it had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 06:18 PM
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Posted By kronckew
:D:D:D:D:D Indeed! A rose by any other name would...

:D:D:D:D:D Indeed! A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck.


If it looks like a Yat, walks like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 05:14 PM
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Posted By kronckew
If you get a chance, watch the movie...

If you get a chance, watch the movie "Kesari", about the last stand of 21 Sikh warriors against the Pathans. There is a sniper that plagues them with a jezail, and ultimately gets his comeuppance...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 04:57 PM
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Views: 382
Posted By kronckew
The artillery equation. For any given initial...

The artillery equation. For any given initial velocity, there is an angle Theta of elevation that will hit the target as long as it is less than maximum range, which is achieved at 45 degrees. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 03:19 PM
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Posted By kronckew
He did mention Bulgaria if I recall. My car is...

He did mention Bulgaria if I recall. My car is named after the original name for the area. (Dacia) Bulgaria/Romania, all relatively modern names for the area which has been fought over and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 03:16 PM
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Posted By kronckew
The Katana boys get worked up about the slightest...

The Katana boys get worked up about the slightest detail of construction,steel types, layering, patternings heat treatment boundary forms, and have a billion terms for them, before they even get to...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 02:47 PM
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Posted By kronckew
One of their main problems were that cannon balls...

One of their main problems were that cannon balls of the period bounced off the durn things, so they went back to old school, really old school an put a ram on the bow, much like a Greek/Roman...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 02:18 PM
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Views: 382
Posted By kronckew
More properly called 'Mortars' for their...

More properly called 'Mortars' for their appearance, looking like the mortar of a mortar and pestle, they indeed were mounted so that they recoiled downward, they were also quite accurate, could...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 01:59 PM
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Views: 382
Posted By kronckew
I suspect, (from the video I posted above), that...

I suspect, (from the video I posted above), that it was a casting flaw. Cooling a casting from the outside in makes the inside softer and changes the crystalline structure. Failure can occur early...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 06:52 AM
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Views: 382
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, all. Found the Medical staff officer's...

Thanks, all. Found the Medical staff officer's sword with your help, purely ceremonial, also found record of one Medical Officer that also carried a Colt revolver. No conscientious objector there....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By kronckew
I bought it from a Romanian dealer in Bucharest...

I bought it from a Romanian dealer in Bucharest who got it from 'somewhere in the mountains'.
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By kronckew
Grapeshot

Stumbled across this Photo of a bunch of Union Officers in the American War between the States. Remarkably clear and focused. It shows embrasures of cannon in a Union earthen-works, and more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 09:43 AM
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Posted By kronckew
p.s.- my Balkan/Romanian 'greek' shepherds knife...

p.s.- my Balkan/Romanian 'greek' shepherds knife or karakulak yat, 24 in. blade, small ears, integral bolster.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 09:35 AM
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Views: 932
Posted By kronckew
The Balkan machaira/Greek kopis was carried (and...

The Balkan machaira/Greek kopis was carried (and presumably some were lost in battle) by Alexander thru Anatolia, Persia, Afghanistan, the 'Hindu kush', thru the Himalayas and through India, and back...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By kronckew
back in the States I had a Two-hole hammered...

back in the States I had a Two-hole hammered shootsgun in 20ga. short barrels, choked full and modified, was good for small game in the brush and woods, birds, not so much tho. Was a favourite. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,222
Posted By kronckew
The Sudanese Hadendoa were referred to in racist...

The Sudanese Hadendoa were referred to in racist insults as 'Fuzzy-Wuzzys'.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By kronckew
I would think a victorious army after a battle...

I would think a victorious army after a battle would have a number of weapons for the armourers to repair, they would likely not take the time for artistry and would be as simple and quick as...
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