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Forum: European Armoury Today, 06:56 PM
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Posted By kronckew
the 1796 pre-victorian standardization of swords...

the 1796 pre-victorian standardization of swords bled over into naval Midshipmans dirks slowly, the current eagle pommel pattern is from the mid-19c.


This is an example from around 1810, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:10 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2022, 05:33 PM
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Posted By kronckew
That looks a lot like an American style naval...

That looks a lot like an American style naval boarding axe, with a typical ball ended haft. American boarding axes were unique in having notches in the blade to help snag ropes and cordage for towing...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2022, 04:24 PM
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Posted By kronckew
You didn't mention 'provenance' in the original...

You didn't mention 'provenance' in the original what if. ;)


Fortuitous, you mentioned Scottish basket hilts (I don't have one). I've been looking for info on why the UK switches from the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2022, 11:58 AM
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Posted By kronckew
It was a joke response to 'interested party's...

It was a joke response to 'interested party's previous post's request.


He wanted to see a story, so I made up a cheeky story for him. It is of course a 20c villager ginunting made by Jun Silva...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 11:21 AM
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Posted By kronckew
OOps! I didn't actually see that auction item, it...

OOps! I didn't actually see that auction item, it was stumbled on from another source. I wanted to add another example. I found it on {deleted} where it just showed as auction 'closed' and no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2022, 09:23 AM
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Views: 600
Posted By kronckew
Nice sword! The naval coxcombing (fancy...

Nice sword!


The naval coxcombing (fancy knotwork on the railings) is found on most US Navy or Coast Guard ships, and I suspect it's the same on most naval ships worldwide. It keeps the recruits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2022, 07:08 PM
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Views: 1,881
Posted By kronckew
The sword is apparently not unique, one very...

The sword is apparently not unique, one very similar to the one in norman's post #1 was sold at auction not long ago ago in the UK.


The auction description, like most, was almost complete...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2022, 06:14 PM
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Posted By kronckew
They still make & wear swords in Bhutan. Here's...

They still make & wear swords in Bhutan. Here's the current King wearing his as he serves tea to his people. Note, he traditionally wears it on his RIGHT side. His ministers wear theirs on the left....
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2022, 04:56 PM
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Views: 1,136
Posted By kronckew
Old used Saw blades can make excellent knives and...

Old used Saw blades can make excellent knives and swords. Especially if properly heat treated. The Philippines has a number of excellent pandays and sources for these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2022, 10:32 AM
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Views: 820
Posted By kronckew
They are bit flexible, and will bow & return...

They are bit flexible, and will bow & return true a couple inches on moderate pressure, more near the thinner tip half. Not wobbly.
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2022, 09:59 AM
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Posted By kronckew
This sword was made by a village blacksmith for...

This sword was made by a village blacksmith for Natty Bumppo in 1755, he carried and used it thru-out the French & Indian wars of the period. It was bequeathed to his descendants, who used it in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2022, 02:10 PM
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Views: 820
Posted By kronckew
Swords arrived today, they are beasts, indeed...

Swords arrived today, they are beasts, indeed chromed. There are a few areas of black rust spotting on the blades, no flaking. There is a pattern of eyelash arcs near the guard.
Grips are varnished,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By kronckew
Cool info. i suspected it might be something like...

Cool info. i suspected it might be something like that, but couldn't google up that info. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2022, 09:40 AM
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Views: 609
Posted By kronckew
From pictures in the linked threads above, the...

From pictures in the linked threads above, the wooden scabbards are fairly typical. there does seem to be a crack in the wood near the throat. Might be why the metal bands are there. I'll wick in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By kronckew
A friend found them from a previous sale he...

A friend found them from a previous sale he remembered, apparently they are chromed presentation parangs. I'd prefer unchromed/sharp....They were VERY cheap.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By kronckew
I'd class it as a klewang, these were made mostly...

I'd class it as a klewang, these were made mostly for the dutch colonials/soldiers in the form of the 'familiar' (to them) hirshfanger/Hunting Sword/dagger, rather than the more local forms of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2022, 02:58 PM
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Views: 609
Posted By kronckew
Indonesian European style 'Falchion' for discussion

Picked this up at an auction today, more info/pics on arrival.
Appears to be from Tjikoreh (Chikorea, in the modern Indonesian), marking is a bit odd tho. Mis-spelling or alternate spelling...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By kronckew
The rooster has been a national symbol of France...

The rooster has been a national symbol of France for ages.
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,136
Posted By kronckew
A hammer poll is also useful for driving tent...

A hammer poll is also useful for driving tent stakes. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,136
Posted By kronckew
A "Rodger's Rangers" tomahawk replica, it would...

A "Rodger's Rangers" tomahawk replica, it would have looked more like this:
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,136
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a common carpenter's hammer poll...

Looks like a common carpenter's hammer poll hatchet & nail-puller notched blade, painted with whatever paint the owner had on hand at the time. Probably many million of these rusting away in tool...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
The 'wire wrap' pattern looks like it is cut or...

The 'wire wrap' pattern looks like it is cut or cast into the surface of the grip, not actually wrapped with wire...


Could this be a Victorian made wall decorator for some nouveau riche...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By kronckew
Pair of long Parangs

Just acquired these two parangs on a Scottish Borders auction


labelled as 2 eastern swords with cockatoo handles 40 in. ;)


Look like long Parang Amanrmu to me.


Any comments would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By kronckew
How heavy are they? Which is more comfortable to...

How heavy are they? Which is more comfortable to hold, the wrapped or the unwrapped part - it looks like the wrapped part would be awkward to grip. Why are they wrapped if that part is intened to hit...
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