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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 08:40 AM
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Posted By kronckew
True, for chimaera. I disagree that these yats...

True, for chimaera.

I disagree that these yats were "composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible"

All the parts fit the weapon and it's intended use, are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By kronckew
That depends on the joint. If the 'ball' had a...

That depends on the joint. If the 'ball' had a socket drilled a decent distance into it that accepted the full diameter shaft and a bit of decent glue, it could be as strong as a solid piece. If it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By kronckew
IMHO think it applies more to a creature made...

IMHO think it applies more to a creature made from dissimilar parts that should not or could not have been put together.

Which is not the case here, I'd say the parts that were used to repurpose the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By kronckew
I know, as bayonets (I have one of those as well)...

I know, as bayonets (I have one of those as well) the yataghan style was popular in many European countries in the mid to late 19c, including England. Mine is a French 1866 blade repurposed as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By kronckew
They do make nice hunting swords tho. Mine is a...

They do make nice hunting swords tho.

Mine is a bit lower class:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By kronckew
How long is it? I suspect a priest would be...

How long is it? I suspect a priest would be shorter and as they are used to bash slimy fish, it'd be made so it could be more easily cleaned.
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By kronckew
With that info, I've done another search &...

With that info, I've done another search & found reference to the sword as an 1833 Italian Mounted artillery sword, so that is a strong possibility. It will no doubt like living with it's younger...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th September 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By kronckew
The girl on the right is a cutie!

The girl on the right is a cutie!
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By kronckew
1888 Italian Mounted artillery Officer's Private...

1888 Italian Mounted artillery Officer's Private purchase Sword I mentioned.
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By kronckew
Close, but the guard quillion doesn't have the...

Close, but the guard quillion doesn't have the square opening on the quillion or the pointy bit on the lower part of the bolster. and has languettes only on one side. And has a clipped point.

Found...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By kronckew
Appears it's a 1780-1800 Prussian Hussar sabre...

Appears it's a 1780-1800 Prussian Hussar sabre rather than a cavalry sabre.


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Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By kronckew
Hussar from where?

Just acquired this sword & will be picking it up tomorrow or Sat. morning. Seller thinks it's early 19c Prussian cavalry officer's sabre. Looks hussar-like or 1788-ish to me, the broadening to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th September 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By kronckew
You'd likely melt the solder they used to stick...

You'd likely melt the solder they used to stick it together in the 1970's if you tried to heat it, more than ash would fall in your drink. It's a 'ceremonial' piece in the Chinese/Tibetan style made...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 83,458
Posted By kronckew
See page one of this thread,...

See page one of this thread, http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11394 post no. 6.

Looks like a good modern (Mid-'60's is modern, or recent, at best just at 'vintage'.) copy of the sword...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By kronckew
yes, that >3 character search limit can be...

yes, that >3 character search limit can be annoying, as well as the lack of logical connectors like AND,OR,NOT.

...In which case Google can be useful as it doesn't have those limits.

do a google...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By kronckew
Poorly made Indian (From India not 'native...

Poorly made Indian (From India not 'native american'), they are fairly often found cheaply on eBay, with free postage!. Villager items for the 'service' castes at best. the oversized wrap around...
Forum: European Armoury 14th August 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By kronckew
The thumb guard recess looks...

The thumb guard recess looks distressed/broken.

My 1888 Mounted Artillery Officer version: Forum Link (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10520)
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By kronckew
Bluetooth was around way before the helmet....

Bluetooth was around way before the helmet. :D:D

Probably best we do not diverge too far tho. Harald the Mod does not like people talking about his tooth. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By kronckew
The holes, I suspect, were not for ventilation...

The holes, I suspect, were not for ventilation but were for allowing for better hearing of orders during noisy encounters.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By kronckew
The dark bit at the tip is a separate 'chape'...

The dark bit at the tip is a separate 'chape' piece over the end. a bit thicker & less smooth than the rest on one side. The sewn seam is on the side, inside the curve, (along the spine). No seam on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By kronckew
You are the second to confirm my assumptions. :D

You are the second to confirm my assumptions. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By kronckew
Bone Grip Mahdist short sword:

Just received this short sword, blade 22.5 in. tip to guard in a straight line, about 2.2 in. wide at the base, 2mm thick at the guard. weighs around a pound ex-scabbard. The grip is bone, guard and...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By kronckew
Bit like our modern kevlar body armour & it's...

Bit like our modern kevlar body armour & it's ceramic insert plates. Made to keep you alive once, then replaced when the kevlar is damaged and the ceramic plate is cracked.
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By kronckew
Impact damage? The whole helmet is a bit fragile...

Impact damage? The whole helmet is a bit fragile looking now.
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By kronckew
John Maberly (contractor), 56-7 Arming the Royal...

John Maberly (contractor), 56-7

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