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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th January 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,410
Posted By kronckew
Heck, I don't use WD40 on any weapon, it's OK for...

Heck, I don't use WD40 on any weapon, it's OK for loosening nuts on other items, but isn't even a good rust preventative, mediocre at best. It dries eventually, leaving a residue.

I do use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By kronckew
My mid 19c Imperial era Dao: Probably from a...

My mid 19c Imperial era Dao: Probably from a Warlord's troops.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By kronckew
Good catch! An excellent facon. Wish I'd seen...

Good catch! An excellent facon. Wish I'd seen it...

The facon I gather were the longer fighting knives/short swords, often made from bayonets, more for status than actual use in combat, while the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By kronckew
Polished rayskin is OK for scabbards, it's fairly...

Polished rayskin is OK for scabbards, it's fairly slick for a grip, the bumpy unpolished is better. Do older ones have large Chinese characters? None of mine does, but I only have a few. The blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By kronckew
No seperate Gangya/Sampir/Katik? Normally a sign...

No seperate Gangya/Sampir/Katik? Normally a sign it's ww2 or newer...Holes look drilled too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By kronckew
Ditto!

Ditto!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,642
Posted By kronckew
The Italians lost big time.

The Italians lost big time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By kronckew
Interesting! Thanks. Sadly, no scabbard.

Interesting! Thanks.

Sadly, no scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By kronckew
Hole:Yes. A tiny one. looks drilled. Goes all the...

Hole:Yes. A tiny one. looks drilled. Goes all the way thru.
Attachment to pommel disk/guard looks like 1 in.
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By kronckew
Add a dash of hydrogen peroxide to jazz it up.

Add a dash of hydrogen peroxide to jazz it up.
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By kronckew
Mine have the rings they came with, the Okapi and...

Mine have the rings they came with, the Okapi and Kudo ones are recent tho. The others are older, the small one is quite old. The other is one made in Germany before they licensed them to South...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By kronckew
I'd stick a ~1 in. solid or split key ring thru...

I'd stick a ~1 in. solid or split key ring thru the hole to help raising the lock, like mine:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By kronckew
Looks more Balkan, a Karakulak (Black Horn)...

Looks more Balkan, a Karakulak (Black Horn) Yataghan, the black sea ones have pointy forked 'horns' on the grip and an exaggerated curve like these below. The balkan ones tend to have integral...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By kronckew
Romans also lined their aqueducts with concrete...

Romans also lined their aqueducts with concrete of a much better grade than we use. it was waterproof, and even could set under water. They also could make water run up hill without pumps*! Concrete...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By kronckew
Aa few better ones, red stuff removed and oiled:

Aa few better ones, red stuff removed and oiled:
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By kronckew
Zaghnal from the czech republic?

Sold as a 'Marine Boarding Peak'

From Vendor:
===================================
Country of manufacture: United Kingdom
Manufacturer/ Maker: Kladno
Model: Marina
Weapon Type: Boarding...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th December 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By kronckew
Heck, could even be an oyster shucking knife,...

Heck, could even be an oyster shucking knife, here's some that were made earlier (Romans ate tons of oysters :) ).

p.s.- I hate raw oysters! I hear though, that Letra 'C' stout goes good with them....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th December 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By kronckew
Any Masons out there? :D P.s. - Dha spines have...

Any Masons out there? :D

P.s. - Dha spines have similar crosses and bars decorating some.

I've been thinking Roman for this item... Very little info on small disposable ancient tools like...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th December 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By kronckew
Probably older ;)

Probably older ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th December 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By kronckew
Mason's string tools. used either end of a brick...

Mason's string tools. used either end of a brick run to enable a string between them to ensure the run was straight. Usually there are two. I've got a couple somewhere made of aluminum, also about 5...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By kronckew
Some of the script on the blade looks Georgian. ...

Some of the script on the blade looks Georgian. ;) Cool bread knife handle. The marriage looks like a success. :D
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By kronckew
An early laser sight. :D Gangsta style.. Bore?...

An early laser sight. :D Gangsta style..

Bore? Maybe it's a shotgun to ensure coverage of the lantern spotlight. :shrug:

Modern example:
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By kronckew
You are again confusing heat treatment's...

You are again confusing heat treatment's HARDENING phase with tempering.

Hardening is done from the critical temperature where the steel is no longer magnetic, it varies on the steel composition a...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By kronckew
Yes, I have one of the french sabres, and one of...

Yes, I have one of the french sabres, and one of the yat bayonets, as well as a horn handled hunting sword with one of the yat bayonet blades, and a brass handled non-French double edged yat bladed...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By kronckew
Sabre Abordaje 1873?

Added this to my French yat bayonet mods. Possibly made as a hanger for a naval/marine officer or NCO? Not many boardings since 1873, except maybe in SE asia. Would be handy on the Mekong...Wending...
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