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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:05 AM
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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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:12 PM
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Posted By kronckew
a stone axe chipped/flaked yesterday looks pretty...

a stone axe chipped/flaked yesterday looks pretty much like one from 150,000 years ago. (unless you have it spend a few thousand years being blown around a desert.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:29 PM
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Posted By kronckew
club arrived, 637 grams, 'blade' is 7 in. across....

club arrived, 637 grams, 'blade' is 7 in. across. dark hardwood.
feels fairly substantial. edge opposite serrated is sharpish.
balance seens to favour striking with the serrated part. seems a bit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By kronckew
found this similar one in google images: not mine...

found this similar one in google images: not mine of course. listed as a 'zulu' throwing club.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By kronckew
'nother clubby whotsit?

picked this up for a number of pennies less than a pound.
again, estate sale, no size info. will post more & better photo when it arrives

any ideas or info appreciated, thanks. listed as a 'possible...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By kronckew
hi gehazi, welcome. you found us! gehazi has a...

hi gehazi, welcome. you found us!

gehazi has a much bigger mandau, etc., collection to hopefully share with us.
(i've seen some of them elsewhen on another site we both share.)
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By kronckew
'won' another ebay orphan. no other bidders, cost...

'won' another ebay orphan. no other bidders, cost less than postage.

brass head with edelweiss flower motif, plain haft, alpine spike.
no details yet. looks unfinished in photo. head looks loose....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By kronckew
will post some when it arrives.

will post some when it arrives.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By kronckew
zaghnol for comment

could not pass this up. been wanting one for a while now. looks more substantial at the eye/blade join that a number of them that look like they'd break 1st strike on a real target. 32.5 in. LOA
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By kronckew
ditto. sudan/no. africa, lance point?

ditto. sudan/no. africa, lance point?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2015, 02:05 PM
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Views: 152
Posted By kronckew
Odd oceanic/australasian club?

stumbled across this somewhat unusual club today, billed as vintage oceanic/australasian. i guess that is another way of saying unknown pacific area ;) any info from y'all more knowledgeable would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By kronckew
cool. wonder what scroll was stored in it....

cool.

wonder what scroll was stored in it. might have to post it on my facescroll timeline.:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By kronckew
the yari head arrived late this afternoon. 232...

the yari head arrived late this afternoon.

232 grams, 23.5 cm. long over all, 11 cm blade of equilateral triangle cross section. the last 1.5 cm. tapers more abruptly to the sharp point.

there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By kronckew
excellent info. i'll try to find an appropriate...

excellent info.

i'll try to find an appropriate tapered haft. like a long bo.

if i find a locally made one, it will of course be an english long bo. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By kronckew
:) i'll look for a broad arrow ;) i will give it...

:) i'll look for a broad arrow ;) i will give it a bath in orange juice in honour of the clan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By kronckew
thanks. i'm a bit relieved. however real or...

thanks. i'm a bit relieved. however real or repro, i'll love it and pet it and hug it and squeeze it and name it george*... i am a happy monster.

especially if it has a temper line :)


i got the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By kronckew
Yari

picked up this yari head via ebay last night a lot cheaper than i expected. it is shown in the picture on a three foot dowel of the wrong size. after earlier conversations with the vendor, i learned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By kronckew
that's cheating tho, i was referring to naturally...

that's cheating tho, i was referring to naturally magnetised blades. ;) any piece of iron or carbon steel can be magnetized using another strong magnet, or electromagnet. magnetic kitchen knife racks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By kronckew
i like that. i have heard of knives that have...

i like that.

i have heard of knives that have been static on one location for a long time gaining magnetism as the iron slowly aligns itself with the local earth field. i set little credence in it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,308
Posted By kronckew
found this old thread while researching for...

found this old thread while researching for another thread. as the original pics of my 'egyptian sword' no longer exist, i'll add some back as attachments.

(one of my favourite swords and a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By kronckew
i gather the japanese in burmah frequently...

i gather the japanese in burmah frequently carried burmese dha that they took off locals.

i have one that i obtained from a chindit who swore he took i off a japanese soldier who didn't need it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By kronckew
here's another pouwhenua i found that was...

here's another pouwhenua i found that was attributed to the maori it looks like the solomon island club with a pointy end and a wrapped grip. this pouwhenua is 1.13 meters. relatively short. old form...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By kronckew
arrived today, nice club. i weighed it at 403...

arrived today, nice club. i weighed it at 403 grams.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By kronckew
i assume you meant the taiaha, i was thinking of...

i assume you meant the taiaha, i was thinking of it as i bid on this one. ;)

they are generally in the range of 1.5 metres, depending in the maker's and/or user's whim & do not have wrapped grips...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By kronckew
luckily the damage is fairly minor, no shrinkage...

luckily the damage is fairly minor, no shrinkage cracks. i like to think it shows it has been used for it's intended purpose (tho of coiurse it's now retired).
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