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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:40 PM
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Posted By kronckew
'club' thingy arrived today & is on it's way...

'club' thingy arrived today & is on it's way back to supplier.

when i unpacked it it was remarkably light. tinked it with my fingernail - it sounded like plastic. examining further, i could see in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By kronckew
response from dealer was that it was bought at an...

response from dealer was that it was bought at an auction from a private owner then re-sold to the current dealer. she indicated that she initially thought it was maori, but knew that the carving...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 864
Posted By kronckew
..and they were not the easiest things to reload...

..and they were not the easiest things to reload due to the tight fit, especially when they were fouled by sustained fire which further reduced the windage. some required a hammer to seat the fresh...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 864
Posted By kronckew
i bet the supplier's message was a bit patchy. :)...

i bet the supplier's message was a bit patchy. :) (hope that humor translates into portugese ;))

anyway, rapid fire for the napoleonic rifled musket (and reg. musket) was possible without using a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By kronckew
ah, well. have asked the vendor if they have any...

ah, well. have asked the vendor if they have any more info on where/when it came from. they might answer. looks like nice wood
anyway. i've seen a modern interpretation carved by someone in france...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By kronckew
Another wahaika club

40 cm long x 13.5 cm at widest, 3.5 thick. 610 grams. heavy dense hardwood
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By kronckew
Polynesian war club (or maori?)

or not? (billed as an antique polynesian war club)

looks suspiciously maori; like a wahaika without the normal backwards looking tiki. nicely decorated thong hole.`14.5 inches long.
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 864
Posted By kronckew
oil and ammonium nitrate makes a very nasty...

oil and ammonium nitrate makes a very nasty explosive. google ' nitrate' and 'motor oil. then wait for NSA and/or homeland security/ATF to pay you a visit. the 1947 houston ship channel disaster was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By kronckew
spear arrived, as described, surprisingly heavy...

spear arrived, as described, surprisingly heavy but well balanced at the centre of the dark wood grip. blade is quite sharp both edges. spike was heavier than expected, quite thick. appears to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By kronckew
no offense implied or thought you intended to...

no offense implied or thought you intended to break the rules.

i think we're just trying to explain what the rules are in different ways, so you can post your photos and also protect them. most of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By kronckew
one can watermark (and copyright) their own...

one can watermark (and copyright) their own photo without using a website reference that advertises a commercial product.

i do it all the time, but sometimes forget here ;) as i do not object to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By kronckew
it's still on it#s way home. will check when it...

it's still on it#s way home. will check when it arrives.
should it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By kronckew
Masai Lion spear c. 1900

couldn't resist this one: billed as around 1900.
unusual grooves near tip.
head 87cm. spike 57cm. haft 39.5cm. LOA 184cm.
looks like a fully closed socket on the head. spike socket is open, spike...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th September 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
three more. the ultimate arms and armour...

three more.

the ultimate arms and armour monument is of course Trajan's column in rome.

more swords than you can shake a stick at & lots of armour, shields, fortifictions, spears, falx, etc....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Posted By kronckew
warning: barely related thread veer: peacocks...

warning: barely related thread veer:

peacocks are ANNOYING, irritating birds!

their scream is one of the loudest things a bird can produce, on a par with a howler monkey. a famiy near me in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,340
Posted By kronckew
in 1973, travelling north in the inland passage...

in 1973, travelling north in the inland passage from seattle to juneau on the USCG Cutter 'Confidence' we encountered a violent snowstorm/gale and i somehow lost my zippo lighter overboard. probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By kronckew
the iklwa arrived. beautiful, tight. no major...

the iklwa arrived. beautiful, tight. no major damage other than age, nice patina on the sharp blade, some light pitting, blade is of a shallow diamond x-section. tip is rounded and sharp.

wire wrap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By kronckew
the admin will have to do that, if it is possible...

the admin will have to do that, if it is possible in vbulletin 3.0.3. it may be version dependent, tho i'm not sure.

i'm a super-moderator on another (unrelated) forum & we're not allowed to do that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By kronckew
just got a message on the 'spilati' club - it's...

just got a message on the 'spilati' club - it's 19 in.(48 cm.) long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By kronckew
thanks, vanadoo, for the info. p.s. - the sad...

thanks, vanadoo, for the info.

p.s. - the sad face in my original post was unintended, forgot to add a space after the colon & before the left parenthesis. i'm a very happy clubber today.

like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By kronckew
nice one. reminds me of a somewhat touristy...

nice one.

reminds me of a somewhat touristy maori tewhatewha with a greenstone (nephrite jade) 'blade'. the attached is of one around 71 cm.

the actual 'battle ones were about 5 ft. long with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By kronckew
it wasn't ;) the vendor is in the UK, tho it must...

it wasn't ;) the vendor is in the UK, tho it must have been a while ago he collected it and brought it back here. like most places, the good old pieces were snapped up by collectors like us, and are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By kronckew
the axe & spike on boarding axes was mainly...

the axe & spike on boarding axes was mainly for clearing wooden wreckage from battle damage, the spike being used like a logger's picaroon... also a handy weapon if you were being boarded, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By kronckew
awful lot harder & time consuming than the...

awful lot harder & time consuming than the dried cow's tail-skin binding found on many. plus the reasonably larger blade. and the care it appears to have received over the years. makes me think much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By kronckew
Solomon Islands, Malaita 'nose' (winged?) sword club

Busy day today. this club arrived late afternoon from a dealer in the netherlands. the 'eyebrows' & 'noses' either side of the tip,appear to be janus-like easter-islandish faces? or maybe...
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