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Forum: European Armoury Today, 12:58 PM
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Posted By kronckew
The two notches on the longer one look the same,...

The two notches on the longer one look the same, we discussed tip notching here once before, a number of blades, like that one were deliberately notched. I recall one suggestion was that a horseman...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Small(ish) Khukuri with round guard.

Just bought this one from an antiques dealer in Spain. It wanted to come home with me. Unusual in that it has a circular steel guard disk that looks fairly substantial. Binding near scabbard mouth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By kronckew
Plant fibre (ie cotton) thread was used before...

Plant fibre (ie cotton) thread was used before metallic wire, so if ceramic beads, organic thread, it's old old :D . Plastic and polyester thread, not so old :(

Musta been fun counting the beads. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By kronckew
Since the telephone made the coloured wire...

Since the telephone made the coloured wire available, it's use has exploded for decorative work on way more items than mere weapons. They, like most cultures like bright colours on stuff.

Tiny beads...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By kronckew
Iv got one of these Iwisa too (and a few more),...

Iv got one of these Iwisa too (and a few more), the 'flats' are usually a bit sunken or dished, to keep them from cracking due to drying out, they'd store them with one of the flats up, and with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By kronckew
Boot? yes; Cowboy? That implies a USA bias. Many...

Boot? yes; Cowboy? That implies a USA bias. Many cultures wear boots. Not only Bovine/Equine herders. Military wore boots, mounted or not.

Does it have an edge? Is it on the inside of the curve? If...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,401
Posted By kronckew
Images frequently have hidden 'metadata'...

Images frequently have hidden 'metadata' information added to the initial encoding to specify rotation, and info on exposure, colour types, and even photographer. Your graphics editor may have EXIF...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By kronckew
Gorgeous! A nice well cared for older one.

Gorgeous! A nice well cared for older one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 159,741
Posted By kronckew
Always thought they were the descendants of the...

Always thought they were the descendants of the Gladius, that one is more like a spatha :D
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th May 2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By kronckew
Early to middle tinned copper 20th c Indian betel...

Early to middle tinned copper 20th c Indian betel box for betel nut goods, nuts leaves spices etc, not a picnic basket...It would be accompanied by a nut cutter and a crusher and other tools. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th May 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By kronckew
Not a walking stick, but part of the N.E. African...

Not a walking stick, but part of the N.E. African slave trade, club used to discipline slaves while walking them to market. Not my happiest possession. 36 in. long, could have been used as a walking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By kronckew
Cool, if those silver disks are coins, they may...

Cool, if those silver disks are coins, they may be able to be dated and give an idea of the date the scabbard was made (it's after the earliest coin) tho the Khukuri may be earlier.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By kronckew
For sure, especially of the whole blade outside...

For sure, especially of the whole blade outside the really cool scabbard. Shame the auxiliary tools are missing.

I'd bet it has the older continuously curved spine rather than the newer ugly broken...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 159,741
Posted By kronckew
Must be a rough school if he carries a talwar...

Must be a rough school if he carries a talwar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By kronckew
Last I heard the guy, made making these was...

Last I heard the guy, made making these was still making them, by Apostolis in Xania,he was a Turk in the Greek part of the island but got along with his neighbours. His son might have taken...
Forum: European Armoury 21st May 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By kronckew
Yup, it at least appears to have no fake unit,...

Yup, it at least appears to have no fake unit, armoury, acceptance or mfg. stamps.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,111
Posted By kronckew
Either not loaded, or dropped after he fired it...

Either not loaded, or dropped after he fired it after using it to fire his last charge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,111
Posted By kronckew
The Yat of the left hyanded guy seems a bit...

The Yat of the left hyanded guy seems a bit distorted, the scarf tied around his hand seems logical tho, in lieu of a sword knot.

Took me a minute to see the lady was carrying a Yat too. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By kronckew
I'd not over-clean the blade. Black rust is...

I'd not over-clean the blade. Black rust is 'good' stable iron oxide, Fe3O4, and adds character & provenance. Red rust, Fe2O3, is the cancerous version that should be cleaned off. If any Black is...
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By kronckew
Also: The abrupt 'point' looks very fake...

Also: The abrupt 'point' looks very fake Chinesey. As does the blade lettering. They are fairly well known for fairly good chemical 'aging'. Bit too uniform tho.

I'd expect a better cartouche, font,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By kronckew
Typical southern México (Oaxaca) probably like...

Typical southern México (Oaxaca) probably like mine, made by A. Aragon, Oax, the grip/guard is their style. The etched blade & fancy scabbard is also typical. They still make them there in Acapulco....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By kronckew
agree, wirework looks like a rough replacement....

agree, wirework looks like a rough replacement. Wood is typical "Assegai" wood, a very tough rosewood relative also used for iklwa (stabbing spear) and iwisa (knobkerry) as well as the Isizenze...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By kronckew
Reminds me of Rick's palace guard

Reminds me of Rick's palace guard
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By kronckew
He just lives in a really bad neighbourhood.

He just lives in a really bad neighbourhood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,111
Posted By kronckew
Termites don't fence with swords, they use flame...

Termites don't fence with swords, they use flame throwers.
Термиты не используют...
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