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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Afghani Tabar Zin?

just acquired this one last nite, on it's way to it's new home with me from the USA. listed as an "Antique Indian Afghan axe tabarzin war hammer spear Indo Persian sword/shamshir" in ebay-speak. (i...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By kronckew
looks very heavy - have you weighed it? the...

looks very heavy - have you weighed it? the perspective may be making it look heavier thanit is. like the re-enforced points.

i'd hate to have to swing that more than a few times, my enemy would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 736
Posted By kronckew
does afghani tabarzin axes count? - indo-persian?...

does afghani tabarzin axes count? - indo-persian? another recent acquisition of mine:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,322
Posted By kronckew
i imagine the inlaid depiction of the prophet's...

i imagine the inlaid depiction of the prophet's sword zul fiqar on the stock might help pin it down as a 'zulfiqar' pistol ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
the main crinkled scabbard band had to go, it was...

the main crinkled scabbard band had to go, it was almost professionally crinkled/scalloped. the other one was also crinkled. looks like whoever did it used a needle nosed pliers to bend/fan it it may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
did a forum search, seems batarra had a kris with...

did a forum search, seems batarra had a kris with a silver ganja, and spunjer stated he'd likely never see one again! well...:) here you go.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By kronckew
in the UK straight swords of any length are no...

in the UK straight swords of any length are no problem. no age or mfg. requirements.

curved swords pre 1950ish are OK as long as you can document the age. new or old ones) ones that are...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By kronckew
Nestor axe?

found this in the states looking for something else. appears to be a fancy unetice (slovokian) nestor axe repro. cost was a single digit in dollars. 6 1/2 " across. seller was just unloading a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
it arrived a n hour or so ago. the brass bands...

it arrived a n hour or so ago. the brass bands slid off fairly easily. odd - they had a layer of newspaper under them - i guess to tighten them a bit. the odd turks head band is not leather, it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
thanks, plain brass bands would be OK, especially...

thanks, plain brass bands would be OK, especially after they oxidize a bit. it is the corrugated ones that look odd. it already has one rattan turks head, which may have been original or added after...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
OK, accepted. just wanted to play devil's...

OK, accepted. just wanted to play devil's advocate & eliminate any confusion. too bad we may never know who 'repaired it or where. one of the evils of ebay is lack of provenance from dealers who have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
'nother grip with the baca/asang outside the...

'nother grip with the baca/asang outside the wrap. from off-forum. found another on the malay world ref. site we list.

if feasible, i may re-wrap the grip with some black braided cord i have to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
looking thru the old stuff here, found the...

looking thru the old stuff here, found the attached sundangs with an asang/baca that is not attached to the grip at all, strengthening frederico's assertion they are there to hold the ganja onto the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
hi rick, a few over the bolster baca-baca from...

hi rick,

a few over the bolster baca-baca from past forum posts here: :)
i would think if you are rerplacing them, it'd be easier to install new baca-baca this way rather than disassembling and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
on a technical engineering note, bonding...

on a technical engineering note, bonding dissimilar metals is an art. many of the newer USCG cutter classes (now getting a bit long in the tooth) started off with steel decks and hulls with aluminum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
i thought the ganja was NOT connected & they...

i thought the ganja was NOT connected & they were seperate pieces just held together in a press fit, the baca-bacas holding everything together.

from frederico's moro swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By kronckew
looks like a javanese trident, which would be...

looks like a javanese trident, which would be inserted in a socket in the end of a pole like a spear. some spearheads get mounted as daggers tho. not sure about tridents.the pamour (laminated and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By kronckew
(oops double post)

(oops double post)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
i'll let you know when it arrives ;) it hasn't...

i'll let you know when it arrives ;) it hasn't been teleported yet. only won it last night. (pics are from ebay)

i've seen a few kris here on the forum that have the baca-bacas over the bolster then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kronckew
Kris/Kalis with straight blade

Just ended on epray. it wanted to come home with me, so it is.

56cm. straight blade, 69 cm. LOA scabbard looks like it is newer or repaired. looks like some minor fraying of the grip wraps.

why is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th May 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By kronckew
just like busses, wait & wait and three come...

just like busses, wait & wait and three come along. ebay auction on a straight kris/kalis from the UK won by little ol' me about a half hr. ago. will post to ethnic forum. i now have 3 kris ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th May 2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By kronckew
it's a kris from 'traditional filipino weapons'...

it's a kris from 'traditional filipino weapons' in Connecticut. an excerpt with them & the 'arrow' fight is on their website home page (scroll down)
i have one from last summer: below, his model 5,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 736
Posted By kronckew
are zaghnols axes? i think they are generally...

are zaghnols axes? i think they are generally lumped in with them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By kronckew
naw, just an ancient mariner, 5 years active...

naw, just an ancient mariner, 5 years active & 7 reserve in the USCG. i was in a law enforcement MOS & had to qualify on the range every 3 mo. justincase we stumbled on some baddies. i also burned a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By kronckew
welcome aboard. cell phone pics can be OK, best...

welcome aboard. cell phone pics can be OK, best taken outdoors in sunlight & shoot the picture like a sniper rifle. ;) of course, there are some rifles no one can hit the broad side of a barn with. ...
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