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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 07:16 AM
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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: 430
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: 4,275
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By kronckew
I've 'enhanced' it a bit, slightly easier to see,...

I've 'enhanced' it a bit, slightly easier to see, date is 1898... the rest :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,209
Posted By kronckew
Ferric powder measurers would not be terribly...

Ferric powder measurers would not be terribly bright as it can spark when the parts rub, non-ferrous brass is much safer and cheaper than bronze. Probably took a few missing fingers and other parts...
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, Fernando. One faux pas by re-enactors is...

Thanks, Fernando.

One faux pas by re-enactors is there apparent insistence on uniformity, us in everybody must be uniformed the same. A fairly modern concept in armies. The re-enactors above are all...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By kronckew
I was talking more about English pikers. The...

I was talking more about English pikers. The Spanish/Portugese ones favoured the cup hilt swords, English, not so much. I note in Victrix's entry above the sword hilts do show a couple cup hilts, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By kronckew
Forge welding the two sides with an overlap i an...

Forge welding the two sides with an overlap i an African trick to provide a stiffening central ridge easily. Not Zulu, or tributary tribes, they preferred leather or fancy wire bindings. No Zulu...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By kronckew
English pikemen tended to wear shorter 'hanger'...

English pikemen tended to wear shorter 'hanger' type swords rather than cavalry length ones, as a backup weapon they hoped never to need. they were very vulnerable on the flanks and rear, the flanks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By kronckew
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By kronckew
Very khodmi-ish, tho the blade shape is less...

Very khodmi-ish, tho the blade shape is less utility than Vendetta stylus style. Some Iflyssan saw a Corsican knife on line and made one in Bou-saadi. :)
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By kronckew
I figured that's what you were referring to. The...

I figured that's what you were referring to. The book title is I guess more to do with halberds, so it's why I added a Bit of explanation of the differences. It seemed appropriate pour encourager...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By kronckew
Why do they have a poll axe on the cover? Wiki,...

Why do they have a poll axe on the cover?

Wiki, Poll axe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollaxe)
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On quick glance, the pollaxe is often confused with the similar-looking halberd....
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By kronckew
Poll axed

Just acquired it at auction, listed as an antique 'pike'. Looks like a late medieval style poll axe to me. 199Cm. Overall. More details on arrival. Doesn't appear to have any arc welded bits or...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By kronckew
I missed my glass of port & the ship no doubt...

I missed my glass of port & the ship no doubt had barnacles. seemed to fit. Odd coincidence?
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,822
Posted By kronckew
Modern (ie. Dupont) black powder granules are...

Modern (ie. Dupont) black powder granules are tumbled in fine graphite powder for 12 hrs. after granulation to coat them, this not only provides protection against electrostatic friction sparking but...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By kronckew
Funny, I was staring at my bottle of Dow's Master...

Funny, I was staring at my bottle of Dow's Master Blend "Finest Reserve Port" last night, almost had a bit. Then this morning my screen background showed the attached and I thought "Been there, done...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By kronckew
She looks angry. :eek:

She looks angry. :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By kronckew
With those fullers it looks like a couple swords...

With those fullers it looks like a couple swords I have with european trade blades, which on mine are also flexible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,678
Posted By kronckew
Watch it again:...

Watch it again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM_jVv1RDk8

Cool, but too much khukuri throwing.

Saw a few jezhails too. I gather the cartridge grease religious thing was a lie - and they were...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By kronckew
You're welcome. Almost bought one a good while...

You're welcome. Almost bought one a good while back, but it didn't lock up tightly, bit wobbly. I think more from age & misuse tho. cool tho. Nice & unusual.
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By kronckew
I've seen a lot of similar folding bowie knives....

I've seen a lot of similar folding bowie knives. The tail piece that guards the blade tip swings up to lock the blade in place. Definitely British/Indian or American designs ...

here's a couple ...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
You are welcome. Sadly, military swords are...

You are welcome. Sadly, military swords are almost entirely made for parade and display now, and quality suffers, as long as it looks OK from a number of yards away, it's ok.

The USA actually banned...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
Have a look at mine HERE...

Have a look at mine HERE (https://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23288&highlight=navy+sword)

grip looks too clean, almost plasticy, like modern faux rayskin ones. It also looks a bit bulgy...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By kronckew
Keris? or....

Picked this lot up in auction today fairly cheaply. Should be with me next week.

12 in. blade Spear-point appears to be African, Probably would have bought it on it's own. but was bundled with this...
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