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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 05:38 PM
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Posted By kronckew
New users (and some of us old farts, me included)...

New users (and some of us old farts, me included) sometimes need a reminder that we DO have a wealth of knowledge already here on the forum, if you use the right keywords in the search function....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By kronckew
It's not how big, it's how you use it. :p

It's not how big, it's how you use it. :p
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By kronckew
He's the dha expert, so I guess my guess is...

He's the dha expert, so I guess my guess is wrong. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By kronckew
Are you holding it one-handed at the bolster? Dha...

Are you holding it one-handed at the bolster? Dha are not two handed. It looks like the blade shape is similar to Vietnamese truongdao and Chinese dadao blades. It'd be rather ungainly if you held it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By kronckew
Executioner's dha?

Executioner's dha?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By kronckew
Taiwanese knives/swords have been discussed at...

Taiwanese knives/swords have been discussed at length here before. The SEARCH function is 6our friend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By kronckew
Yup, Affie markets are full of them.

Yup, Affie markets are full of them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By kronckew
Jerz are quite small. See mine below for scale....

Jerz are quite small. See mine below for scale. Note the Jerz are minipoll-axes! Yours doesn't have a poll opposite the blade.

If it's a full-sized axe, could be afghani, like the tabarzin axe head...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By kronckew
banksia seed pods make cool knife handles, the...

banksia seed pods make cool knife handles, the pores can be cast with coloured resin. Not very old tho...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th November 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By kronckew
Looks hot. Winter hat?

Looks hot. Winter hat?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
The sai is found all over in martial arts for...

The sai is found all over in martial arts for defence against swords and is used as more of an impact weapon offensively, tho it is sometimes portrayed in films as being sharp. It is similar to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
Definitely. I have Stormbringer's sister, also a...

Definitely. I have Stormbringer's sister, also a black sword. She only reveals her name to those whose souls she eats. (Her mother was a burmese demon). She has a bad habit of sneaking out when I'm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
But it was true! Plus the frictionless bearings...

But it was true! Plus the frictionless bearings helped...

...and we seem to have gone permanently off the topic rails.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
Being a SCIFI fan myself, I know he was not a...

Being a SCIFI fan myself, I know he was not a scientist, but I converted him for the dramatic purposes of my little fictional monument to him. I imagine many of our younger readers sadly have never...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By kronckew
More than you ever want on the knobkerry - Zulu...

More than you ever want on the knobkerry - Zulu Iwisa

Vikingsword search on "iwisa" (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/search.php?searchid=2524242)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By kronckew
Very similar tibetan knife of mine from N.E....

Very similar tibetan knife of mine from N.E. Tibet (Qinghai?) Bi-coloured horn grip. hairpin laminated steel blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
A great Scientist, Theodore Sturgeon, wrote a...

A great Scientist, Theodore Sturgeon, wrote a short article on the reason the perforation area of toilet paper is stronger than the perforated area. His experiments varied the dimensions and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By kronckew
Exactly. Digressing for all y'alls...

Exactly.

Digressing for all y'alls edification:

=========Topic Off=======

Better view, of mine. The CS site's photo is rather poor. It is a very good utility knife. The fish is tasty, but Bony....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By kronckew
Cool knives, I like the roach-belly one with the...

Cool knives, I like the roach-belly one with the brass tail best. It could peel my apples nicely, or any other task I might require of it within its remit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By kronckew
Happy goloky

Happy goloky
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By kronckew
See "What do the Holes mean?"...

See "What do the Holes mean?" (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14163&highlight=kujang)

Mine has three.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By kronckew
Me too! Especially the 'weaponised' ones... See...

Me too! Especially the 'weaponised' ones...
See http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6204

My more mundain villager Mak:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By kronckew
...

More:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23321&highlight=Kurdish+dagger+wootz
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th November 2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,087
Posted By kronckew
Unless he is rather well-endowed, the pistol...

Unless he is rather well-endowed, the pistol looks like it will hit him in the thigh, probably puncturing his inferior vena cava, and he'd bleed out in less than a minute. Even if well-endowed, it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By kronckew
The UK used a similar locking button on Prison...

The UK used a similar locking button on Prison guard hanger swords to help prevent it being snatched in passing by prisoners. the std. late 19c midshipman's dirk also had a locking device, tho not a...
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