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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:34 PM
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Posted By kronckew
i love gunongs, my favourite lives on the...

i love gunongs,
my favourite lives on the nigghtstand next to the bed.

justincase ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:11 PM
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Views: 93
Posted By kronckew
19c. silver inlayed Indian axe for comment

it's coming to stay with me. vendor esst. it from 1850-1899.

(not my arm, by the way :))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By kronckew
just bought this one thru ebay. 17 3/4 in. long....

just bought this one thru ebay. 17 3/4 in. long. billed as "Superb Vintage African Tribal Art Knobkerrie Throwing Club?".

more round circles with dotted centers.

the club pdf referenced above has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By kronckew
nice.

nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,682
Posted By kronckew
what is the purpose of blunting & padding...

what is the purpose of blunting & padding (and presumably weakening) the edges by wrapping them? it appears they are wrapped thru slots parallel to the edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By kronckew
bit heavy for a drumstick i think, and feels more...

bit heavy for a drumstick i think, and feels more clublike in the hand, especially with the oval cross section... it appears similar to another abo club posted here earlier.

the grip area has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By kronckew
Vintage aboriginal australian club.

hand carved in late 1960's by an aboriginal artist.

very heavy hard dark brown wood. 606 grams, 46 cm. long, 6 cm. at widest part of 'blade', 3.5 cm. at thickest part of 'blade'.

it's actually a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th November 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
i love jeff dunham. Jose Jalapeno...

i love jeff dunham.

Jose Jalapeno (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgNKI2CRQFo)

my favourite of his characters is

Achmed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L8fIrWnXRA)

no political correctness...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By kronckew
mine was listed as 'mid 20th c. :) the evergreen...

mine was listed as 'mid 20th c. :)

the evergreen one i know is recent (21st c.) and probably this year's model.

19c & earlier stuff if real goes for more than i can afford. vintage, not so bad.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By kronckew
tiaha & patu have arrived. the taiaha is a...

tiaha & patu have arrived. the taiaha is a nice heavy hard wood, surprisingly weighty compared to the other slightly shorter taiaha which is a NZ evergreen wood. this one just reaches the bottom of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By kronckew
:) i think it was artistic license. we're both...

:) i think it was artistic license. we're both frequenters of a khukuri related forum, and around the time he made the knife, they were supplying some decorated khuks with brass bound horn scabbards....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By kronckew
i think the scabbard depends on the available...

i think the scabbard depends on the available local materials. i suspect the woven ones are more thai. most of the locally made ones i've seen were wood. the original fancy one above was wood, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By kronckew
'hmong' is the name of a tribe of mountain people...

'hmong' is the name of a tribe of mountain people in northern thailand/laos/vietnam, sometimes referred to as montagnards, they were staunch allies of the USA in the vietnam war, many were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By kronckew
just acquired a 'vintage' (mid 20th c.?) taiaha....

just acquired a 'vintage' (mid 20th c.?) taiaha. this one is 2.5 in. longer than the one just above. also 60% heavier (949 gm) than the other's 600 gm. plain blade, fibre skirt rather than feathers,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,132
Posted By kronckew
i've got one very much like that. fairly cheap,...

i've got one very much like that. fairly cheap, UK legal EDC, nice razor sharp, simple and effective. i've heard they are carried by just about everyone in japan, the equivalent of a boy scout folder...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By kronckew
not sure what thais use, but khukuris use 'laha',...

not sure what thais use, but khukuris use 'laha', also known as himalayan epoxy. it's a mix of tree resin, bees wax, powdered brick and (dried) water buffalo or yak dung. may also have hair mixed in....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By kronckew
:D last time i did that i had foamy gorilla glue...

:D last time i did that i had foamy gorilla glue all over the place, definitely do not wait for it to harden before you trim it. i was gluing an alpine spike ferrule on the end of a fokos/ciupaga...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By kronckew
curiously, i just order a pair of enep/hmong...

curiously, i just order a pair of enep/hmong knives from aranyik, thailand within the last hour :)

a 12.5 in. bladed enep one with a wood scabbard with braided rattan bands, 20 in. overall, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By kronckew
nice heavy club arrived today, 470 grams (1.04...

nice heavy club arrived today, 470 grams (1.04 lb.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By kronckew
sword just arrived. nice heavy & sharp blade,...

sword just arrived. nice heavy & sharp blade, clip point & back of yelman is also sharp. very deadly cutting weapon. all parts appear intact and undamaged, tight. 998 grams. balance point 23 cm....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By kronckew
Mambele Sickle Sword?

i've just acquired one of these from thinreadline on the the swap forum. i generally do not like african swords, but this one grabbed me by the leg and forced me to buy it. it wants to live with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By kronckew
won this one on ebay, got a good bargain. more...

won this one on ebay, got a good bargain.
more carving, looks like it's been de-limed.
64 cm. (25.2 in.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By kronckew
thanks for the extra photos,...

thanks for the extra photos, maurice.

interesting that the dutch seem to favour the clipped klewang style point on their swords, like my dutchy one:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By kronckew
wood looks african, circular motif is fairly...

wood looks african, circular motif is fairly universal tho.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By kronckew
BELADAH BELABANG

Just picked up this Beladah Belabang from our Maurice. don't think he's posted it before.

(he's posting it monday)

i could not resist it. :) i think it's gorgeous. been keeping my eye out for one...
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