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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:52 PM
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Posted By kronckew
rasps can be fairly...

rasps can be fairly large
http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/4V7S/GGBZP0TN/FYB4V7SGGBZP0TN.LARGE.jpg

what are the dimensions of the panabas, they can vary quite a bit.

here's a bowie of mine with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 117
Posted By kronckew
i just picked one off google that was close to...

i just picked one off google that was close to the originally posted one by blue lander, not as a typical tumbuk lada, but one that may have been a marriage of convenience.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:54 PM
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Views: 117
Posted By kronckew
'tombak lada' means pepper crusher which is the...

'tombak lada' means pepper crusher which is the hilt style rather than the more generic scabbard.. the hilt is quite like that. the blade is not typical, being double edged & looks like it was cut...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By kronckew
cool, looks like it was a wood rasp in a former...

cool, looks like it was a wood rasp in a former life.

panabas were apparently used by the local datu's bodyguard after a battle (assuming he won of course) to take the heads of the losers. dead or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By kronckew
thanks, i suspected it would make a good thrower...

thanks, i suspected it would make a good thrower when i was waving it about. :)

i've been looking for a good non-returning boomerrang. would make a fair club too. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By kronckew
Southern India sword?

just got off the phone with one of my friends whom offered me this sword, he suspects it's 18c or earlier southern india. anyway, it's mine now & will be with me shortly.

does anyone have any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By kronckew
club was teleported to me via post office &...

club was teleported to me via post office & arrived a few minutes ago.. postie was careful to ensure it did not arrive before the seller mailed it. :)

essentially as above, so nothing much new to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By kronckew
Australian Decorated Leangle Club

just ended the adoption process on this one via ebay ;) coming to live with me soon. Measures approx 48 cm long x 20 cm wide, Total unpacked weight 430 grams. listed as possibly early 20th c.

looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By kronckew
mine arrived yesterday: Link to my thread...

mine arrived yesterday:

Link to my thread (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20092)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By kronckew
nice knife, semar. looks like a westernised...

nice knife, semar.

looks like a westernised version of a sewah/kuku macan

'modern' in the sense it's not an ancient design. looks like it could be vintage or even an 19c antique.

blade looks also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By kronckew
sword just arrived, i'm happy. blade is actually...

sword just arrived, i'm happy.

blade is actually 26 in. long, from guard to point. 1 1/4" at the front of the ricasso. 5/8 in. thick there. distal taper to point. 1 3/8'' wide at mid point, 1 5/8...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By kronckew
time to be pedantic: i think you mean canine or...

time to be pedantic:

i think you mean canine or cuspid, not incisor - which are the comparatively much smaller chisel-like teeth in between the canines. see siberian tiger skull below. pre-molars...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By kronckew
the one with the beefier threaded tang looks like...

the one with the beefier threaded tang looks like a decent blade. the other with th guard and the skinney rat tail tang with the 'snap here' squished down weak spot halfway down - looks like short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By kronckew
interesting & beautiful heiho conversion....

interesting & beautiful heiho conversion. most retained the riveted grip, cutting back the hand guard to a simple shortened cross guard. they also shortened the blade, removing the clipped...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,057
Posted By kronckew
interesting article, thanks. the use of...

interesting article, thanks.

the use of different steels and iron in different areas of the blade and the conclusion that some 'toledo' marked blades were actually made in solingen was interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By kronckew
roland, in the hands of a trained movie actor...

roland, in the hands of a trained movie actor that urumi is the best sword in the world. :D here's a 2.5 hr. movie about it - if y'all can bear to watch it all...
hindi with english subtitles ( it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,589
Posted By kronckew
brass or bronze? was it tested?

brass or bronze? was it tested?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By kronckew
food is highly over-rated. you can live without...

food is highly over-rated. you can live without it, electricity, and housing, as long as you have a good klewang. or two... :) and maybe a parang, or golok, or a kris, maybe a few spears, axes,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By kronckew
:) - acorns are OK too. p.s. the dutch hembrug...

:) - acorns are OK too.

p.s. the dutch hembrug klewang has a blade about 63.5 cm. (25 in.) which is the same as my solingen one. i gather they were developed to replace the longer european swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By kronckew
might be the photos but the scabbard mounts are...

might be the photos but the scabbard mounts are supposed to be silver alloy the beetle is in brass as a contrast. it goes brass -silver-brass-silver-brass-silver, which seems OK to me. :)

thanks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By kronckew
more photos:

more photos:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By kronckew
Dutch hunting klewang/hanger

ebay auction just ended at 8pm (GMT+1), so i posted this for info & discussion. thanks for any comments or further info.

titled "SUPERB Indonesian/Dutch Klewang European "Hanger" Style Sword"

and...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By kronckew
yup, all i need now is an arrow flinger. :) i...

yup, all i need now is an arrow flinger. :) i have my eye on one of these:
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By kronckew
the obuszek finally arrived today.the spike &...

the obuszek finally arrived today.the spike & brass balance the head perfectly in the centre 40cm. from either end. the head is still as sharp as a steeled butcher's knife with no signs it's been...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,057
Posted By kronckew
if you can parry and close with him a bit inside...

if you can parry and close with him a bit inside his point, he's dead. unless he has a parrying (main gauche) dagger on his off hand and you get TOO close. if you also have a left handed dagger, it...
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