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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:43 PM
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Posted By kronckew
i have a pair of maasai rungu, i'll compare them...

i have a pair of maasai rungu, i'll compare them when this new club arrives. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By kronckew
cheer up, every once and a while you strike gold...

cheer up,
every once and a while you strike gold tho. :)

look like a nice antique, just not a weapon.

and you can tell the police that when you use it to beat a burglar to a pulp with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By kronckew
club has arrived, the only thing i can add to the...

club has arrived, the only thing i can add to the posts above is that it weighs 260 grams (0.57 lb or 9.17 oz.)

the serrated 'edge' is sharp all the way around. there is some very slight wear on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By kronckew
yes, it's a club for 'hurling' a more severe and...

yes, it's a club for 'hurling' a more severe and forceful verb than 'throwing'. i suspect it is not from the sudan. as you suspect, it is really from an oceanic island.

i've got one of those...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,521
Posted By kronckew
i'm having a half sized galloglass sparth axe...

i'm having a half sized galloglass sparth axe made with a yew haft. it's going to be a good looker.
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,521
Posted By kronckew
holy resurrection,batman! found this looking for...

holy resurrection,batman!

found this looking for something else ;) thought it needed a bump.

adding my 24in. shilleghlegh below for interest. below that is a 'new' (to me) 19c vinewood one i just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By kronckew
Slightly odd african club...

found this on e-pray. billed as a south african root ball zulu knobkerry, it has a tail! i suspect the origin may be a bit further north. ;) i may also be wrong, and frequently am. :)

appears to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By kronckew
the poor blade/shaft weld doesn't fill me with...

the poor blade/shaft weld doesn't fill me with confidence it could survive actual use.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By kronckew
so, just under 100 yrs. old. :D

so, just under 100 yrs. old. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th December 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By kronckew
maybe he's part suisse and it's a baselard.

maybe he's part suisse and it's a baselard.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th December 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By kronckew
the 'artist' got the grip on the kampilan...

the 'artist' got the grip on the kampilan backwards. :D

immortalized forever. i wonder how many historians it took.

Q: how many historians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: none. they're...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By kronckew
shamshir arrived: no ricasso as noted. he grip...

shamshir arrived:

no ricasso as noted. he grip is actually copper with a silver coating worn in spots exposing the copper. 30 in. blade, 1 in. at the languet. blade is very sharp down to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By kronckew
club arived: 370 grams, 50 cm. long, 13 cm....

club arived:

370 grams, 50 cm. long, 13 cm. across the 'snail', 2.5 cm. thick. looks like palm wood. the snail's 'foot' tapers down parabolically to a rounded 'edge' (1). the snails 'shell' side...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By kronckew
very interesting - especially the 1st one,looks...

very interesting - especially the 1st one,looks much like my naked one. the area just below the head and just above the butt have a covering - leather? the central haft section looks like it has yet...
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By kronckew
doesn't look 'issue' at all. it'd have stamps if...

doesn't look 'issue' at all. it'd have stamps if it were. as suggested elsewhere it's likely a custom job or DIY. might not be a bad knife, except for that guard. running around in the real world of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By kronckew
a good reference: from our Brother ref. site...

a good reference: from our Brother ref. site (http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/)

Malay world edged weapons (http://old.blades.free.fr)

click on the spears picture...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By kronckew
your c-word ends in rap. how that can that be...

your c-word ends in rap.

how that can that be called music, i still do not understand.

this has been a public information announcement
funded by the council for real musical appreciation.

we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By kronckew
Poo Rapa

wending it's way to me from san francisco

attributed to Rarotonga, Cook islands:

looks like a traditional form (as in vanadoo's excellent club info series on the cook islands clubs. does not appear...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By kronckew
:) english_>latin dictionary. equipment,...

:)
english_>latin dictionary.
equipment, gear, machinery/ splendor, magnificence : apparatus


Semper Paratus (Always Ready) is the motto of the USCG - engraved on my soul ;) also the motto of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By kronckew
i was recently reading an article on the striped...

i was recently reading an article on the striped maple. seems that while very decorative it did not serve well on weapons, especially axes/tomahawks as it had a bad habit of breaking along the dark...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By kronckew
thanks for the info. yali it is. will examine the...

thanks for the info. yali it is. will examine the blade a bit closer for dimensions and markings when it arrives. especially the ricasso or lack thereof. may be a re-hilted blade from elsewhere and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By kronckew
according to the vendor, his dad paid about twice...

according to the vendor, his dad paid about twice what i did a few decades back and loved it. i have been admonished by him not to abuse it by chopping wood. he was reluctant to part with it but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By kronckew
might be due to shrinkage of the wood grip...

might be due to shrinkage of the wood grip scales. you could try soaking the hilt in linseed oil to swell it a bit, as long as the scales are not also attached with an oil soluble glue; that might...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By kronckew
afrikaans is of course a descendant of old dutch....

afrikaans is of course a descendant of old dutch. the dutch almost always seem to also speak fairly good english. english itself is very close to frisian, another dutch/german dialect.
.
google...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By kronckew
Trade axe for comment

from an estate sale, bought it from the owner's son. just under 20in. long. great patina, blade stamped with a capital M with a 5 pt. star over. banded in metal with square headed tacks on the end of...
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