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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:10 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Thanks for the better photo, looks just like MOP...

Thanks for the better photo, looks just like MOP pieces.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2022, 07:32 AM
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Posted By kronckew
:confused:? - I presume you refer to the grip...

:confused:? - I presume you refer to the grip section wrapped in ray skin.


Naginata are cool. Wish I could afford one.


Re:tang - is the corresponding socket deeper than the tang length?...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2022, 06:05 PM
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Posted By kronckew
You are welcome. At our ages, I just blame Alois...

You are welcome. At our ages, I just blame Alois Alzheimer.
Who are you anyway. Where am I?


p.s.- I looked thru my UK Naval Swords/Cutlass ref. mtls. & couldn't find a sword, hanger, cutlass,...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2022, 03:47 PM
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Posted By kronckew
he did, but it's not obvious. It's a...

he did, but it's not obvious. It's a 'staple'-like fitting on the bolster in the grip photo.
...and yes, better in your Euro forum.


Gold plating and white grip w/o the stirrups, presumably from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By kronckew
Parade use only. Look at the blade tang, nothing...

Parade use only. Look at the blade tang, nothing there to resist a decent impact blow.
Mine is a bit more like a weapon:(I cleaned off the red rust & oiled it on arrival).
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2022, 01:44 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Saw the video on yootoob, he doesn't give ant...

Saw the video on yootoob, he doesn't give ant references for the museum photos of the real weapons. You might try leaving a comment on his katzbalger video asking which museum they come from. (the...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2022, 09:31 AM
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Views: 397
Posted By kronckew
... and also to keep 'moisture' (ie. blood) from...

... and also to keep 'moisture' (ie. blood) from running down the shaft and making the wielder's hands slippery. It'll run down the hanging tassles & fall off instead.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2022, 05:22 PM
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Views: 5,240
Posted By kronckew
OP Blade could have originally been double edged,...

OP Blade could have originally been double edged, so they made it into a shotel. If itr had been single edged, they'd make it into a gurade.
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By kronckew
good find!

good find!
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2022, 11:20 AM
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Views: 458
Posted By kronckew
oops- double possteded

oops- double possteded
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2022, 11:19 AM
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Views: 458
Posted By kronckew
Hi Jim, was just pushing the boundary - I don't...

Hi Jim, was just pushing the boundary - I don't really think that one is a briquet. Maybe the definition should include 'post french revolutionary', 'ribbed brass grip and rounded D guard, 'short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By kronckew
Yup, these are typically sold as 'war clubs',...

Yup, these are typically sold as 'war clubs', they make more money that way than a humble butter churn. Search the forum for 'Butter churn'. :rolleyes:
or

(See post 9 by VANADOO (Our club expert,...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By kronckew
So...this brass hilted double edged recurved...

So...this brass hilted double edged recurved blade ~yataghan-ish variant qualifies. :)
I believe it's Prussian - possibly an experimental version.
(Sharp in both edges).
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By kronckew
So...What IS a briquet? What ISN'T? Definition...

So...What IS a briquet? What ISN'T? Definition please! :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,515
Posted By kronckew
I like that one. Very classy Corsican 'Vendetta'....

I like that one. Very classy Corsican 'Vendetta'.
The grip shows 'Albacete' influence in the patterning.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By kronckew
It's the possibilities that keep me going, not...

It's the possibilities that keep me going, not the guarantees. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By kronckew
You now appear to be an Impi Iduna :D I...

You now appear to be an Impi Iduna :D


I do not think it would be a good idea to attack Rourke's Drift, tho.
I fear it's a bit more prickly than Isandlwanana was.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 01:26 PM
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Views: 2,142
Posted By kronckew
I have a fair number of wooden bashing thingies....

I have a fair number of wooden bashing thingies. Some are locked in my Storeroom. Out of sight, out of mind.


(This snakey one was propped up in a corner of my living room, about 6 ft. from my...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By kronckew
Looks like So. African 'assagai wood' - One clue:...

Looks like So. African 'assagai wood' - One clue: Does it float or sink in a bathtub of water?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By kronckew
And my single twisted snake one: (I found i do...

And my single twisted snake one: (I found i do have one ��)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By kronckew
Qanat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qanat)...

Qanat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qanat) <-wiki link with Photos. They are 1st used 3,000 years or so ago.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th November 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By kronckew
My small headed iwisa:

My small headed iwisa:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By kronckew
Interesting. Possibly the pommel is a cap that...

Interesting. Possibly the pommel is a cap that hides a peened tang in the underlying material of the grip. It may have a wood grip under the metal cover, and at least a partial blade tang. An...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By kronckew
The grip, guard, pommel, blade root all appear to...

The grip, guard, pommel, blade root all appear to be soldered together nicely. Cool.:cool:
Is the tang thru the pommel & peened?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,510
Posted By kronckew
Zulu numbers in the movie were not very many....

Zulu numbers in the movie were not very many. They 'augmented' distant hilltop shots by having 2 real Zulus, additionally carrying another 6 cutout cardboard Zulus nailed to a board. I did like the...
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