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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By kronckew
I have a khodmi from Bou Saada that has a thimble...

I have a khodmi from Bou Saada that has a thimble as a chape :) Looks like a common solution.
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
We seem to agree now :)

We seem to agree now :)
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
Chris, One piece of the Puzzle, this is the dust...

Chris, One piece of the Puzzle, this is the dust cover of the book. I do not have a copy, tho my spanish reading friend does. Maybe he will offer some examples of misleading descriptives. I'm just...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
Mea culpa, nothing to do with Italy, see above....

Mea culpa, nothing to do with Italy, see above. I'm going to have a glass of Taylor's Port and lie down....If I can find the Bottle in my new kitchen, they finished remodelling it Friday.

I suspect...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
OOPS! wrong book they were talking about was in...

OOPS! wrong book they were talking about was in Spanish! I got my books and languages mixed up. they're looking up the not-so-good book details for me. Got mixed up after re-reading the last thread...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
I'll ask them. The example I mentioned is marked...

I'll ask them.

The example I mentioned is marked to Sevilla, and has a very specific date commemorating an event as well, I'll save a photo for after it is sold, possibly to my friend, or me if he...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
According to a compadre, the book mentioned is...

According to a compadre, the book mentioned is good for nice pics and there is some good info in it if you read Spanish but most of the info in it about certain knives from certain regions is wrong,...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a proper castle, tho it could do with...

Looks like a proper castle, tho it could do with a moat & drawbridge. :D
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 536
Posted By kronckew
Lot's of info on these ratcheting Navajas here on...

Lot's of info on these ratcheting Navajas here on the forum, 'search' is your friend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By kronckew
The nimcha above looks remarkably like mine, with...

The nimcha above looks remarkably like mine, with a blade in better condition.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24021&highlight=nimcha
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By kronckew
Nepali Kamis (blacksmiths) routinely heat treat...

Nepali Kamis (blacksmiths) routinely heat treat their blades with boiling water as a 'coolant' from a tea pot on the critical heated edge to harden that, leaving the residual heat to temper the spine...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By kronckew
Just because it's crude doesn't mean it's not...

Just because it's crude doesn't mean it's not 'original'.

see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVL46CM9k80

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_GYDq-nJY
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By kronckew
Hi Lee. So, what did the tag say? I'm guessing...

Hi Lee.

So, what did the tag say? I'm guessing it was not terribly accurate.

I have a Burmese Dha that was called an Egyptian Machete. :) Was it that far off? Or worse...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,847
Posted By kronckew
foreign: outsider, from the roman foraneus,...

foreign: outsider, from the roman foraneus, someone from outside your empire/nation.

Firengi phonetically sounds a lot like that. Portugese traders and their latin speaking priests were trading...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 836
Posted By kronckew
Yup, incapacitates quickly, then as they...

Yup, incapacitates quickly, then as they advanced, the guys behind you would stomp on their heads or give them the coup de grāce to make sure they weren't faking. 80% of the casualties usually...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 836
Posted By kronckew
I recall a famous Roman chronicler that noted a...

I recall a famous Roman chronicler that noted a stab from a gladius 3in. deep to the body cavity was normally fatal in battle. Depends on where I suspect. And the size of the wound. Jim Bowie was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By kronckew
Were the wraps glued or otherwise secured to keep...

Were the wraps glued or otherwise secured to keep them from unravelling?some look like the disk is further covered in thin leather extending down and in around the grip then spiral wrapped in leather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 836
Posted By kronckew
I initially thought it was Indo-Persian when I...

I initially thought it was Indo-Persian when I originally posted it here, then I had my mind changed by Ibrahim from

This:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 836
Posted By kronckew
Two more of mine which are battle capable, the...

Two more of mine which are battle capable, the shorter one is from northern India, possibly Afghani, I note the head is set from below like a tomahawk, the haft swells a bit above it, unlike an axe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 836
Posted By kronckew
Mine suffers from the same failings as the...

Mine suffers from the same failings as the earlier one, but at least has a reasonably sharp edge, and if I needed to defend myself I could unscrew and use the dagger. Would'nt want to hack a man in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 836
Posted By kronckew
At first glance that looks like a decorated small...

At first glance that looks like a decorated small parade axe, the spike doesn't appear to be long enough to do much damage in thrusting thru mail, arming jacket, etc. as it is prevented from going in...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,847
Posted By kronckew
I questioned that myself earlier. :) It was on...

I questioned that myself earlier. :) It was on the Historica site, as a two handed storta, now taken down after sale.

Apparently the OP, BladeMan, bought it from the noted website recently and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 52,642
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a pruning knife. Similar small ones...

Looks like a pruning knife. Similar small ones are used in scoring opium poppies & collecting the head later to get the seeds for next years crop. I recall seeing similar decorations on blades from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By kronckew
Almost bid on that one myself. It's an oddball...

Almost bid on that one myself. It's an oddball and opened cheaply. :) Had other irons in the fire tho. The Dutch are fond of clip pointed swords, so may have been a Dutch East Indies area marriage....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,563
Posted By kronckew
Tried reading a book my grandparents had when I...

Tried reading a book my grandparents had when I was younger written all in olde German. It did not turn out well.

Anyway, Charles is wrong to try to finesse you out of your swords when you can...
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