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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:01 PM
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Posted By kronckew
grip looks a lot like mine, what's the blade...

grip looks a lot like mine, what's the blade length?

Mine is here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24996

19cm blade, checkered gutta percha grip
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By kronckew
They call it 'Portugal' :D Named after the...

They call it 'Portugal' :D

Named after the City of Porto in the Galicia area. Rather nice city, known for excellent wine, food and Fernando. The Duoro river valley is cool. Lisbon is also a great...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By kronckew
There have been a number of female pirates over...

There have been a number of female pirates over the centuries. See also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_piracy

Some are better looking than Geena. Have always thought she looks a bit...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By kronckew
Anne Dieu-leVeut...

Anne Dieu-leVeut (https://www.google.com/search?q=Anne+Dieu-Le-Veut) of Tortuga, 1660-1710, a Pirate Queen?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By kronckew
...

我不懂中文

(Wǒ b dǒng zhōngwn)

Nice to have someone here who can.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By kronckew
The folded over & riveted axe eye socket Is...

The folded over & riveted axe eye socket Is suspiciously 'ceremonial' and thin for any sustained combat use. Spear also. I'd not want t get hit with it first tho. ;) Unless I was in Armour.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th February 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By kronckew
Depends on which country you are importing to....

Depends on which country you are importing to. Where are you?

p.s.- If you are in the USA, check with the USDA as there are regs pertaining to wood imports, you may have to have them fumigated or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By kronckew
Moro kris hilts are not necessarily round like...

Moro kris hilts are not necessarily round like Indonesian keris, and the bac-baca clamps run back under the grip wrappings on purpose to hold the grip on when swung in anger, unlike a keris meant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By kronckew
Someone has suggested it may be wootz, after a...

Someone has suggested it may be wootz, after a bit of soap and water on the blade, I can see a bit of patterning, might degrease & try a lime on it...

If it's a poor man's, that's OK too. Didn't pay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By kronckew
Saudi Dharia

Arrived by courier this afternoon fr4om the UK auctioneer.

South Western (Asir region) Saudi Arabian short sword/dagger aka 'Dharia'...

Looks ancient. Scabbard is wood covered in thin dark brown...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By kronckew
They look like they have a rod/rivet down the...

They look like they have a rod/rivet down the centre, likely peened both sides. could they be for stacking multiple halberds in the field? Do they turn?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,668
Posted By kronckew
I vote for:

I vote for:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,668
Posted By kronckew
From Pitt Rivers museum: :p

From Pitt Rivers museum: :p
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,668
Posted By kronckew
Marius' comment no. 15 on the earlier post No.12...

Marius' comment no. 15 on the earlier post No.12 being a fake may be clouding his inability to envision it with an oval or more ergonomically shaped grip that would allow a user to, in the words of...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By kronckew
The Anglo-Saxon two-handed axes on the Bayeux...

The Anglo-Saxon two-handed axes on the Bayeux tapestry are generally known as 'Dane axes' and had a haft about 5ft, more or less and a broad pointy blade that was rather thin and light compared to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,668
Posted By kronckew
बेशक

बेशक
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By kronckew
For comparison, an Indonesian badek with a pamour...

For comparison, an Indonesian badek with a pamour blade:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By kronckew
The above are badik-like but aren't. They are...

The above are badik-like but aren't. They are Thai.

Similar "krich cab pun phk" or "มีดด้ามปืนพก" knives are commonly found in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,358
Posted By kronckew
My Viet Truong Dao for comparison.Mine is quite...

My Viet Truong Dao for comparison.Mine is quite well balanced and feels light and nimble, 85cm. overall, 55cm. blade, grip is wound with a twisted fibrous green cord. I've been told the viet ones...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By kronckew
Cool knife, I like it. This is a southern Thai...

Cool knife, I like it.

This is a southern Thai 19thc traditional form knife, or mead in Thai, it is from the region Krabi , Pattani or close and traditional to the Islamic regions close to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By kronckew
Thanks, I use Irfanview to crop and resize...

Thanks, I use Irfanview to crop and resize photos, it also has an add-on 'Riot' that optimises graphics for substantial file sizes without affecting the dimensions or losing very much detail, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By kronckew
Happy New Year to All! Remember, Don't drink and...

Happy New Year to All!

Remember, Don't drink and drive!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By kronckew
There is no sign that it is for a 'threaded tang'...

There is no sign that it is for a 'threaded tang' that I can see. It more likely had a reasonably strong tang with the end protruding thru the pommel and secured by peening over a round 'keeper' or...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By kronckew
Scotland was an independent State until the Act...

Scotland was an independent State until the Act of Union in 1707, after that the separate states of England, Wales, Ireland became "The United Kingdom of Great Britain".

Therefore after that, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By kronckew
the coiled wire seam on the scabbard as well as...

the coiled wire seam on the scabbard as well as the tip scream Turkish.
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