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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 12:37 PM
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Posted By kronckew
i did mean butted maile of course. the rest of my...

i did mean butted maile of course. the rest of my post was a mixed and well mentally edited mix of sources that peculated out of my brain possibly a bit mixed up.

wilkinson steel at the time made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By kronckew
'nuff said. as i mentioned earlier, as long as...

'nuff said. as i mentioned earlier, as long as the owner is happy, that's the main thing anyway. my OCD is not important.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 12:46 AM
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Posted By kronckew
ithink i am having trouble explaining my...

ithink i am having trouble explaining my comments. they had nothing to do with the scabard, the scabbard fit is a red herring. it only was about the point of the blade pointing down when held with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By kronckew
it arrived today. nice heavy smoothed hardwood,...

it arrived today. nice heavy smoothed hardwood, machine tool carving is reasonable & not crude, some areas could have been rounded a bit more. stone's fibre wrap loose. the stone itself is firmly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By kronckew
parade armour, split ring maille rather than...

parade armour, split ring maille rather than riveted. OK for parades, but would be not as good protection in battle.

interestingly, late 19th c. battle of omdurman, the mahdi's troops had quite a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,905
Posted By kronckew
i wasn't referring to how it fit in the scabbard,...

i wasn't referring to how it fit in the scabbard, that usually is only one correct way. properly inserted in the scabbard for correct fit of the blade, the hilt, not the blade, would normally point...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By kronckew
i assume, hopefully, that all the above...

i assume, hopefully, that all the above references to taking shots with these refer to photographs rather than gunpower/wad/lead shot firings. ;) considering the subject using 'shot(s)' is amusing. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By kronckew
ah, well, i suspected it was a touristy one, got...

ah, well, i suspected it was a touristy one, got it fairly cheap. can't win 'em all.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By kronckew
the kopesh is alive and well...:)

the kopesh is alive and well...:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By kronckew
Oceanic Adze for comment

just got this one on e-pray. as a "polynesian/fijian war club"

reminds me of the maori ceremonial greenstone (jade) adzes that chiefs used as weapons/badges of rank.

vendor's pictures were quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By kronckew
club has arrived. the hairy sleeve is seamless,...

club has arrived. the hairy sleeve is seamless, so a dried degloved cows tail is likely. the stepped area of the pommel also appears to be a thicker seamless leather sleeve about 1/8 in. thick. hard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By kronckew
nice inlays. how long is it? weight? (mine was...

nice inlays. how long is it? weight?

(mine was 34.5 cm & 376 grams)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By kronckew
shukran, Ibrahim. very interesting info. i like...

shukran, Ibrahim.

very interesting info. i like it even more for it. the owner fitting his own haft appeals to me. makes it more personal. a useful possession.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,711
Posted By kronckew
Found another photo of one on the interweb. it...

Found another photo of one on the interweb. it had fibres at the top thru the two holes then wrapped into one short brush/wisk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By kronckew
found out what goes in the two holes at the top.

found out what goes in the two holes at the top.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,905
Posted By kronckew
a possibility. as long as you are satisfied with...

a possibility. as long as you are satisfied with it. a minor aberration. makes it more unusual.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,905
Posted By kronckew
in the wavy gunong and kris the point faces ...

in the wavy gunong and kris the point faces slighly down away from the center line as does the pommel. in the examples shown on the forum here this is true. on yours it is assembled so when the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By kronckew
i'll know when it arrives ;) i've seen iklwa...

i'll know when it arrives ;)

i've seen iklwa (assegai) where the blade is strengthened at the tang/haft with the cowtail sleeve. it's the normal 'munition' grade way to do it. the officer's models...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,905
Posted By kronckew
minor point: the grip is on upside down. other...

minor point: the grip is on upside down. other than that, good job.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By kronckew
the hide/leather leads me to think sudan. grooves...

the hide/leather leads me to think sudan. grooves make me think possibly so. america or australia. do not think it is 'asian' or oceanic. anyway, i'll hang it next to my ethiopean club in the african...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By kronckew
Grooved club for comment.

Not sure where this one comes from. any ideas, please? foundling on ebay billed as 'asian' hardwood club origin unknown..

4.5 in skin band with fur on it top of grip, leather bound near pommel. main...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By kronckew
found one that was noted in the description as ...

found one that was noted in the description as 'possibly rennel islands'

according to wiki, there are only 1830 residents on a subsistance level economy, i don't expect they get many tourists to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By kronckew
add one from the UK: posted & discussed here...

add one from the UK: posted & discussed here a while back. while this came from the arabian peninsula, where i worked for ARAMCO Souther area projects dept. for 10+ years, i did not aquire it there....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By kronckew
:D my best silver handled burmese dha was sold as...

:D my best silver handled burmese dha was sold as an egyptian machete.
mini photo attached to show how wrong that was...

many secrets are hidden by the shifting sands of time and the annual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By kronckew
sometimes less is more, less decorated ones, like...

sometimes less is more, less decorated ones, like with steel weapons, are frequently meant for serious business rather than showing off. the wood on your new companion looks great.

one of my end of...
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