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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:59 PM
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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 Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
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: 305
Views: 157,703
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: 253
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: 942
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: 4,857
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: 4,857
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: 453
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: 942
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: 368
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: 237
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: 443
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: 443
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: 4,857
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,857
Posted By kronckew
That's only 1/10000 of a square mile. Hardly big...

That's only 1/10000 of a square mile. Hardly big enough to decorate Michael Jackson's smallest downstairs toilet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By kronckew
Yes, it's a Bou Saadi made khodmi from Algeria,...

Yes, it's a Bou Saadi made khodmi from Algeria, badly re-wound with oversized wire. Can't see anything missing. Nice Utility knives, also often still sold in Europe as 'Medieval eating knives' -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By kronckew
I've seen videos of Filipino smiths basting...

I've seen videos of Filipino smiths basting red-hot blades just before quenching with crushed spiders and centipedes t 'poison' the blade for extra lethality. Don't think any actual poison is left...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By kronckew
My favourite:

My favourite:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,686
Posted By kronckew
My zaghnol on a very similar motif: As sold,...

My zaghnol on a very similar motif: As sold, cleaned up a bit after tho.
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By kronckew
The grip of course may be newer than the...

The grip of course may be newer than the blade....I'd go with post 1815, pre 1850 tho.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By kronckew
Thumbs up Really nice shotel. Looks like Rhino horn.

Really nice shotel. Looks like Rhino horn.
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By kronckew
I'd suspect 1st half, if not a tad earlier. Nappy...

I'd suspect 1st half, if not a tad earlier. Nappy threw a spanner in the works of Europe and especially Italy from the very late 18th till about 1815 when they got Piedmont back & started taking over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By kronckew
The brass decorations look a bit like those found...

The brass decorations look a bit like those found on arabian daggers, jambiah, khanjar and dharia. Could have been added later, lots of trade between india/arabia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By kronckew
Looks more like an Arab/indopersian lance point...

Looks more like an Arab/indopersian lance point to me.
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,171
Posted By kronckew
Excellent job. Great knife. For Richard_G: :p

Excellent job. Great knife.

For Richard_G: :p
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