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Forum: European Armoury Today, 03:44 PM
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Posted By kronckew
More than you wanted to know about Vlad III:...

More than you wanted to know about Vlad III:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY82EpsvbQ8
Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 63,310
Posted By kronckew
Having read the linked article, in conjunction...

Having read the linked article, in conjunction with this thread, I find a number of her conclusions a bit over-simplified. An example, The conclusion the Kilij was the ancestor of the sabre instead...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By kronckew
Good possibility... My rungu for comparison. One...

Good possibility...
My rungu for comparison. One ebony, one from a lighter wood. Your back-of-the-head photo hints at a lighter wood, stained or fire blackened.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd October 2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By kronckew
Chicken feet have been used in high occult magic,...

Chicken feet have been used in high occult magic, voodoo and Santeria for many purposes. Two noted uses are for hanging over an altar or sacred space for protection and safety. It can also be hung...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By kronckew
My African face club discussion for...

My African face club discussion for comparison:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19589&highlight=face
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By kronckew
Anything's possible, my new one's haft looks...

Anything's possible, my new one's haft looks like there is a deliberately short wider undercut section not seen on the ones with the long conical finials. Kind of like a checker nailed to a narrower...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By kronckew
That is of course the home of the bulovas. I...

That is of course the home of the bulovas. I prefer them without the somewhat useless spike finial in any case. Have seen some with or without a brass butt piece with a steel spike that makes more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By kronckew
East Indian Axe? For comment:

Just acquired this at auction today. Looks like a bulova axe variant. Not your common one tho. The Sheet steel reinforcing sleeve looks a bit like the one on my moustache axe. Upper serrated end and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
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: 1,715
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
Replies: 12
Views: 476
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: 1,715
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: 476
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: 476
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: 1,303
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: 501
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: 501
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: 2,009
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: 2,009
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: 2,009
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: 2,009
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: 2,009
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: 2,009
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: 731
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: 1,031
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.
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