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Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
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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: 31
Views: 547
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: 31
Views: 547
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: 7
Views: 295
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: 681
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.
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 547
Posted By kronckew
Just to muddy the waters: (;)) See Anchor Stamp...

Just to muddy the waters: (;))

See Anchor Stamp (https://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7180&highlight=swedish+anchor+mark) see p[osts 27-28.

Eskiltuna made blades for a lot of nations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By kronckew
Sizes?

Sizes?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By kronckew
Interesting how yataghan-looking the pommel ends...

Interesting how yataghan-looking the pommel ends look. Parallel evolution? ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
p.s. - they also come in unfullered double edged...

p.s. - they also come in unfullered double edged flat diamond x-section. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By kronckew
The slots in the front of the guard plate look...

The slots in the front of the guard plate look more like decorative piercings, but could be used for a sword knot or even a finger loop. The looped pommel nut looks like it was for a sword knot...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By kronckew
looks flank officer style. see...

looks flank officer style. see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24545&highlight=flank+officer

and

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18023&highlight=flank+officer
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By kronckew
I see them too, in the rear half of the blade,...

I see them too, in the rear half of the blade, the forward half looks straight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,060
Posted By kronckew
Is this a barung? :confused:

Is this a barung? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By kronckew
Another: Shame the UK forced the Indians to use...

Another: Shame the UK forced the Indians to use the 1908 in WW1 which was a terrible sword intended for raw recruits to use like a short lance, while the Indians knew how to use a proper sabre.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By kronckew
Can someone post a side by side comparison of the...

Can someone post a side by side comparison of the 'comfortable' old style alongside an 'uncomfortable' modern one? A picture is worth a thousand words...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By kronckew
In the more distant past, armies wore a...

In the more distant past, armies wore a bewildering array of styles of clothing, armours, and weapons from plain to ornate, for a variety of economic and personal reasons. Bling was a sign of your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By kronckew
That is a beautiful undamaged hi-status upper...

That is a beautiful undamaged hi-status upper crust sword made to a high standard and quality for someone of sufficient rank that it was probably never used even if it's owner actually attended a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By kronckew
Another minimalist barong hilt: 20c minimalist...

Another minimalist barong hilt:

20c minimalist hilt barung (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21790&highlight=barong+barung)
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By kronckew
Cool. Reminds me of my American (ex-French)...

Cool. Reminds me of my American (ex-French) Dragoon sword with a similar 4-slot guard, way different grip & pommel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By kronckew
It's what the newspaper real estate classifieds...

It's what the newspaper real estate classifieds call 'a nice little fixer-upper'. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By kronckew
Just for interest - an earlier form, the...

Just for interest - an earlier form, the Ayutthayan (Thai) Daab/Dha. The city was destroyed by the Burmese in 1787, so these types were earlier, from a time when they were actually used in battle....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By kronckew
They also came in pointy. Like mine below: (see...

They also came in pointy.

Like mine below:

(see also the other point types chart)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By kronckew
That looks more than just 'cracked' - it looks...

That looks more than just 'cracked' - it looks like a fair amount of material is missing. Cracks can be filled by wicking in superglue and sanding/polishing. Missing pieces can be filled in with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By kronckew
I would like to think the sword did indeed make...

I would like to think the sword did indeed make it's way back to its family to whom it meant so much.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By kronckew
Pair of knives finally arrived. I love 'em. 126...

Pair of knives finally arrived. I love 'em. 126 grams inc. scabbard, knife on its own is 91 grams. Length 28 cm. overall, 18 cm. x 2.5 cm. blade, 5*mm. thick at guard, distal tapering down to a very...
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