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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:04 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Antique khukuri for comment

Old khukuri, coming to live with me.
undamaged silver trimmed scabbard,
'chiruwa' - full exposed tang - riveted grip scales.
vendor notes it may be a laminated steel blade.
nice distinct...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By kronckew
this was also not that long after the zulus...

this was also not that long after the zulus defeated the brits at islandwana by bringing knives to the gun fight. sometimes the knives win.

at omdurman the mahdi had an army of committed individual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Another jambiyah

nice plain rig. i am not fond of the ornate silver dress and mounts on most of them. one reason i never bought one when i was living in saudi. too much polishing ;)

bought from one of my local...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By kronckew
i recall accounts of the battle of omdurman in...

i recall accounts of the battle of omdurman in 1898, the british surgeons were appalled at the wounds caused by these barbed sudanese spears and their difficulty in regards removal from the wounds....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By kronckew
African (?)

found this one. picked it up at a reasonable price.
described as an antique african club, but i couldn't find any similar ones.
reminded me of some fijian ones, tho less well carved.
vendors...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By kronckew
oops, forgot to post new pics with it's new...

oops, forgot to post new pics with it's new clothes kindly provided by David R.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By kronckew
was it? i recently bought a kurdish jambiyah...

was it?

i recently bought a kurdish jambiyah that turned out to be a wootz blade with a plain wooden grip.

p.s. - was researching jambiyah for info on another arabian type & found this one i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By kronckew
even better match then, nice one. you can be...

even better match then, nice one.

you can be happy goloky ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By kronckew
or 2000? :) the heads maybe older than the hafts....

or 2000? :) the heads maybe older than the hafts. the stone axe one doesn't look north american tho.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By kronckew
the differences are very slight. mostly i noticed...

the differences are very slight. mostly i noticed around the scabbard drag. the ref one is silver. i initially thought yours was oxidized brass, but now i'm not sure it's not tarnished silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 09:41 PM
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Views: 261
Posted By kronckew
i think i'd rather have the stone mace. looks...

i think i'd rather have the stone mace. looks mezoamerican (aztec/mayan) maybe granite.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By kronckew
from the forum's ref section:...

from the forum's ref section: http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By kronckew
stumbled on a used traditional yari...

stumbled on a used traditional yari scabbard/cover that looks like it will fit. edo period (19c). on its way from japan. when it arrives, it'll be time to assemble the components. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By kronckew
rvr, :) a little spit & polish and a good...

rvr, :) a little spit & polish and a good brushing and you'll have those back in service in no time. (well, maybe not)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
thanks, vinny pins it down more. the vendor had...

thanks, vinny

pins it down more. the vendor had covered all bases in the title description.

"Huge heavy Amazon South American Kayapo Guyana Brazil Venezuela grooved War Club"

:)

i see it's only 3...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By kronckew
Maasi Seme

found this on ebay.co.uk

looks like an old one, central ridge on the blade unlike the more modern flat ones. 16" blade, 21.5" loa, blade q" at widest.

ebay.co.uk does not allow me to bid on swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
i read thru the threads here that came up from a...

i read thru the threads here that came up from a search on 'kayapo', quite informative. saw many similar with some of the features of 'my' one, but not all. looks like many with the fibre braiding on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By kronckew
New world club?

thought i should add one to my oceanic & african ones...

described as a amazonian Kayapo war club from Guyana, South America.

1.2 kilos, 1.35 metres long. carved all over with longitudinal grooves.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By kronckew
true. i overlooked the warning description word...

true. i overlooked the warning description word 'decorative'. i had my doubts even as i pulled the trigger on the payment. funny thing is i found a very similar but more honestly described one from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By kronckew
ah, well. it arrived. appears to be a modern wall...

ah, well. it arrived. appears to be a modern wall hanger reproduction. the grip pommel and bolster thingy are spot welded on, grind marks are fresh as if yesterday. shaft is bright steel, hed is...
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By kronckew
arrived. head is loose as suspected but won't...

arrived. head is loose as suspected but won't come all the way off. maybe a good soak in BLO will swell it.

33 in. long, more slender undecorated but old-looking haft than my others, substantial...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By kronckew
my thingy arrived. 260 grams, 19 in. long (48...

my thingy arrived. 260 grams, 19 in. long (48 cm.)looks like it used to be longer as there is a more recentfresh cut right at the end, wich also has a broken off steel pin in the centre, like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By kronckew
have found a 2.4 metre unfinished ash 1 in. dia...

have found a 2.4 metre unfinished ash 1 in. dia straight pole for the haft & an original 'shoe' for the butt which is wending it's way from japan. i think i will cut the pole a bit shorter to a. fit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By kronckew
knice knife. me like. outta my price range tho. :(

knice knife. me like. outta my price range tho. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,628
Posted By kronckew
the stippled, dotted background is an almost...

the stippled, dotted background is an almost universal engraving technique. my swords hilt may have been influenced by the yunnan, or visa versa. maybe by a chinese artisan in burmah. the artwork on...
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