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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 09:28 AM
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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: 1,533
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
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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: 1,533
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: 12
Views: 397
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: 12
Views: 397
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: 1,175
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: 453
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: 453
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: 1,775
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...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,775
Posted By kronckew
The Google source said French, I've read they...

The Google source said French, I've read they used that style hilt up to the French Revolution. I used that photo as I couldn't find a photo of mine which apparently is a Spanish Grenadier version...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,775
Posted By kronckew
All the briquets shown so far have had D-guards....

All the briquets shown so far have had D-guards.
Here's one they made earlier:
(1789)
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,775
Posted By kronckew
As far as I recall it's a German blade, for a...

As far as I recall it's a German blade, for a French Model AN XI Infantry Sabre Briquet, from around 1830. Curved but Bit straighter than most. Artillery version or Faschinenmesser?
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,775
Posted By kronckew
Almost there... :p Best Regards, WAYNE p.s. -...

Almost there... :p

Best Regards,
WAYNE

p.s. - I do actually own a Frenchy Briquet. Not my favourite hanger tho. Bit heavy.
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,775
Posted By kronckew
The only 'wine' I drink now is Port. ;) - as...

The only 'wine' I drink now is Port. ;) - as sailor's say, usually at anchor, on shore leave, "Any port in a storm". :D

We appear to be talking about briquets from many nations, you even mentioned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By kronckew
So, assuming you mean Length Overall, roughly 8.5...

So, assuming you mean Length Overall, roughly 8.5 inches. Letter opener size.
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By kronckew
Bit like the germanic rules that only the...

Bit like the germanic rules that only the Nobility could carry swords, the common muck were only allowed to carry knives. resulting in some rather long messer.
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,775
Posted By kronckew
Just to muddy the waters: (;)) See Anchor Stamp...

Just to muddy the waters: (;))

See Anchor Stamp (https://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7180&highlight=swedish+anchor+mark) see p[osts 27-28.

Eskiltuna made blades for a lot of nations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By kronckew
Sizes?

Sizes?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By kronckew
Interesting how yataghan-looking the pommel ends...

Interesting how yataghan-looking the pommel ends look. Parallel evolution? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By kronckew
p.s. - they also come in unfullered double edged...

p.s. - they also come in unfullered double edged flat diamond x-section. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By kronckew
The slots in the front of the guard plate look...

The slots in the front of the guard plate look more like decorative piercings, but could be used for a sword knot or even a finger loop. The looped pommel nut looks like it was for a sword knot...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By kronckew
looks flank officer style. see...

looks flank officer style. see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24545&highlight=flank+officer

and

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18023&highlight=flank+officer
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By kronckew
I see them too, in the rear half of the blade,...

I see them too, in the rear half of the blade, the forward half looks straight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,295
Posted By kronckew
Is this a barung? :confused:

Is this a barung? :confused:
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