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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:11 PM
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Posted By kronckew
More 18c cannon breeches, but still antique...

More 18c cannon breeches, but still antique enough. I was thinking of the handle example in the other thread when I posted this one "Pour encourager les autres" and wondering if the readers here...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By kronckew
...and why not? Always willing to learn.

...and why not? Always willing to learn.
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By kronckew
Interesting "Gunner's" stiletto just...

Interesting "Gunner's" stiletto just finished on auction (for more than I was willing to spend).

Interesting crossguard like the breeches of a cannon.

Hope one of our members got it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th October 2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,363
Posted By kronckew
I like the tired Santa Claus (Father Xmas in UK)...

I like the tired Santa Claus (Father Xmas in UK) who has all the pistols, and a hubbly-bubbly (houkah pipe).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By kronckew
:( Just got word from the vendor who says the...

:(

Just got word from the vendor who says the item was severely damaged before shipping and the auctioneers should have not sold it as they were notified before I bid on it.

I've asked to cancel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By kronckew
The bird on the scabbard looks Burmese, like my...

The bird on the scabbard looks Burmese, like my silver/bronze presentation dha with the royal phoenix/garuda:
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By kronckew
Gack! - that looks tight. No wonder he can't move...

Gack! - that looks tight. No wonder he can't move at the end - must be turning purple from lack of oxygen.
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 63,561
Posted By kronckew
More than you wanted to know about Vlad III:...

More than you wanted to know about Vlad III:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY82EpsvbQ8
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 63,561
Posted By kronckew
Having read the linked article, in conjunction...

Having read the linked article, in conjunction with this thread, I find a number of her conclusions a bit over-simplified. An example, The conclusion the Kilij was the ancestor of the sabre instead...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By kronckew
Good possibility... My rungu for comparison. One...

Good possibility...
My rungu for comparison. One ebony, one from a lighter wood. Your back-of-the-head photo hints at a lighter wood, stained or fire blackened.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd October 2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By kronckew
Chicken feet have been used in high occult magic,...

Chicken feet have been used in high occult magic, voodoo and Santeria for many purposes. Two noted uses are for hanging over an altar or sacred space for protection and safety. It can also be hung...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By kronckew
My African face club discussion for...

My African face club discussion for comparison:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19589&highlight=face
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By kronckew
Anything's possible, my new one's haft looks...

Anything's possible, my new one's haft looks like there is a deliberately short wider undercut section not seen on the ones with the long conical finials. Kind of like a checker nailed to a narrower...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By kronckew
That is of course the home of the bulovas. I...

That is of course the home of the bulovas. I prefer them without the somewhat useless spike finial in any case. Have seen some with or without a brass butt piece with a steel spike that makes more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By kronckew
East Indian Axe? For comment:

Just acquired this at auction today. Looks like a bulova axe variant. Not your common one tho. The Sheet steel reinforcing sleeve looks a bit like the one on my moustache axe. Upper serrated end and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By kronckew
Their 'experts' knowledge tends to be a bit...

Their 'experts' knowledge tends to be a bit limited, so they guess and make things up to, in their minds, enhance the sale and/or encourage the bidders... I've also seen a lot of 'Short Cavalry...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,872
Posted By kronckew
You're welcome! As we dusicussed earlier, in...

You're welcome!

As we dusicussed earlier, in another thread, I have a Revolutionary war American Dragoon sword repurposed from a French Dragoon one of the period that had the side bars removed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By kronckew
Well, we are getting closer together. ;) ...

Well, we are getting closer together. ;)
Vendor's description started off at:

dagger / saber (1) - Iron (wrought) - Second half 19th century
Indonesia
Indonesian dagger/sabre from 19th century with...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,872
Posted By kronckew
By coincidence, the film 'The Patriot' was...

By coincidence, the film 'The Patriot' was playing the other day, I looked carefully at the bad guy's sword. Col. Tavington and his dragoons were loosely based on Col. Banastre Tarllton, who was NOT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By kronckew
Doubt mine is your typical non-functional curved...

Doubt mine is your typical non-functional curved 'wedding nimcha' & doen't have a 'nimcha-like' grip. The wire-work is the same, but that is typical algerian.

As the ref. thread notes No. 3 is NOT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By kronckew
Algerian Kaybele/Ifflyssen?

Found this orphan and it decided to come live with me. Not your normal flyssa.
The wire-work on the grip and decorations on the blade made me think it's Algerian.
So far it's an internet affair, so...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By kronckew
A small note on sliding nasal bars. Many could be...

A small note on sliding nasal bars. Many could be worn with the bulbous part at the top, then inverted to provide more facial coverage before entering battle.

I suspect the OP's nasal was, in use,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By kronckew
Cool, parallel developement I guess :).

Cool, parallel developement I guess :).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By kronckew
Please post a Photo of the sword too for the...

Please post a Photo of the sword too for the record!

The custom of biting a chunk of meat and cutting it with a quick slash of your utility knife just in front of your nose, as far as I have heard...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,389
Posted By kronckew
True, just like the ubiquitous name we call...

True, just like the ubiquitous name we call swords of the renaissance with long narrow blades and complex handguards "Rapiers" when they didn't use that appelation at the time...and the Iberian...
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