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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:47 AM
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Posted By kronckew
it arrived today. 93 cm. VERY heavy 1.03kg. fibre...

it arrived today. 93 cm. VERY heavy 1.03kg. fibre weave a bit loose. flared end is indeed wedge shaped, edge on inside of the curve, shaft x-section is set up for a two handed grip. unspecified...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:31 AM
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Posted By kronckew
taiaha arrived. 1.45 meters of kiln dried Kauri...

taiaha arrived. 1.45 meters of kiln dried Kauri wood.carved both sides, 4 abalone 'eyes' on spear end carving. feathers attached by a red string winding. 490 grams.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:20 PM
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Posted By kronckew
oops - i just noticed that my first post said...

oops - i just noticed that my first post said 'est. 3-40 years'.

that should have read '30-40' :D not that it matters much. probably was more accurate that way ;)

post office's 'parcel force'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:44 AM
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Posted By kronckew
most of TFW's 'traditional' weapons are not very....

most of TFW's 'traditional' weapons are not very. the proprietor is trying to have his filipino smith make them more so. they are all L6 alloy steel, the grips are simplifications of traditional ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By kronckew
it's from a company called 'traditional filipino...

it's from a company called 'traditional filipino weapons' - he refers to it just as a gijo stick. i guess it's for their martial stick fighting art arnis. the shaft is octagonal, 3 x 4 cm. the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By kronckew
interesting. nice to correspond with someone with...

interesting. nice to correspond with someone with a NZ connection.

the plain club with the 4 ring pommel was described as 'polynesian' and they added 'thought to be of a maori design'. again,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By kronckew
ah, well - didn't pay much for it. still feels...

ah, well - didn't pay much for it. still feels like a 'user'. fairly heavy & sharp edges, would definitely hurt and damage someone.

the two 1960's +/- ones feel fairly good too (haven't posted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 07:35 AM
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Views: 203
Posted By kronckew
the unusual mounting of the axe head to the shaft...

the unusual mounting of the axe head to the shaft via a double tang tang passing thru two holes in the shaft with the ends peened is not a usual feature of a bullova. all the ones i have seen have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 08:38 AM
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Views: 137
Posted By kronckew
:) - i'm finding them interesting, and you also...

:) - i'm finding them interesting, and you also do not need to sharpen them, they don't rust and they do not scare the sheeple quite as much if they see you with one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 07:00 PM
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Views: 137
Posted By kronckew
From ethiopia, tribal club

24 inches long, head 2 inches at widest. head is a 4 sided truncated diamond shape. shaft is 1.5 inches at the head, tapering down to 1 inch at the pommel end. pommel goes back to 1.5 inches for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By kronckew
plain wood patu from post 8 arrived today....

plain wood patu from post 8 arrived today. 16" (41cm.) x 4" (10.2cm.) as noted, deep dark brown hard wood (tawa?) with a smooth semigloss oil finish. heavy, 390 grams. quite a sharp striking edge. no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By kronckew
i've had another acquaintance tell me they...

i've had another acquaintance tell me they thought it was a small hoe.

it just arrived, it's actual measurements are 18.5 inches (47cm) by 3.75 inches (9.5cm), and about an inch thick (2.54) in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By kronckew
found this (attached) photo of a similar flat...

found this (attached) photo of a similar flat paddle woomera with the flint pommel piece. source also mentioned the woomera were shaped like that so they could also function as a sword club after you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 08:17 AM
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Views: 162
Posted By kronckew
interesting. i'd assume that it is fairly rare. i...

interesting. i'd assume that it is fairly rare. i looked carefully at the business end where a spike would have been in the popup enlargement, did not see any damage where the bone spike would have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By kronckew
Out clubbing again...

why do i keep doing this. (because of the thrill of discovery)

found this mystery club from the USA. estate sale. no other info. 31" long x 4 1/2" wide. odd reddish ochre colour. black gunk on...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By kronckew
reminds me of a french taunting helmet.

reminds me of a french taunting helmet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By kronckew
interesting. that's what it appears to be. :) i...

interesting. that's what it appears to be. :) i can't dance. but i can tell stories!

i'll wonder how old it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By kronckew
Maori wotsit?

stumbled across this on epray. it's coming to live with my patus

described as a moari (sic) wooden club, no other info except 'nice patina - feels light' appears from other photo in vendors hand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By kronckew
thanks for your help, vanadoo. just went thru the...

thanks for your help, vanadoo. just went thru the tread on fijian clubs that had a post referring to older maori threads. quite informative.

in fact, it lead me to tim's post here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By kronckew
found it. 145 cm.

found it. 145 cm.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By kronckew
Fijian club

fijian club?

93cm. hardwood, was described as a 'Kiakavo ' tho it does seem to have a 'edge' on the inner curve and a functional spike. age unknown, looks fairly recent tho.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By kronckew
i think it varies more by location the stone is...

i think it varies more by location the stone is found. the really dark green almost black with gold-ish flecks i hear is most prized. i also have read that the various maori tribes protect their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By kronckew
when it rains, it pours: found this one tonite,...

when it rains, it pours: found this one tonite, it's coming to stay with me. 18" (46cm.) x 6" wide (15cm.) listed as early to mid 20c. symmetrical both sides.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By kronckew
the looting continues... won this patu on e-pray...

the looting continues...

won this patu on e-pray from a USA Book-seller. the postage is costing me more than the club. 16 in. long x 4 in. at widest. (no lanyard hole, no carving other than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 04:30 PM
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Views: 4,876
Posted By kronckew
re:hemp wrap. i noticed that, mine was loose at...

re:hemp wrap.

i noticed that, mine was loose at the front already, and only the last few turns near the 'pommel' end were glued. i tightened it as much as i could & soaked tre cord in a 50:50 mix of...
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