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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:04 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Some of the script on the blade looks Georgian. ...

Some of the script on the blade looks Georgian. ;) Cool bread knife handle. The marriage looks like a success. :D
Forum: European Armoury Today, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 86
Posted By kronckew
An early laser sight. :D Gangsta style.. Bore?...

An early laser sight. :D Gangsta style..

Bore? Maybe it's a shotgun to ensure coverage of the lantern spotlight. :shrug:

Modern example:
Forum: European Armoury 15th December 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By kronckew
You are again confusing heat treatment's...

You are again confusing heat treatment's HARDENING phase with tempering.

Hardening is done from the critical temperature where the steel is no longer magnetic, it varies on the steel composition a...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By kronckew
Yes, I have one of the french sabres, and one of...

Yes, I have one of the french sabres, and one of the yat bayonets, as well as a horn handled hunting sword with one of the yat bayonet blades, and a brass handled non-French double edged yat bladed...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By kronckew
Sabre Abordaje 1873?

Added this to my French yat bayonet mods. Possibly made as a hanger for a naval/marine officer or NCO? Not many boardings since 1873, except maybe in SE asia. Would be handy on the Mekong...Wending...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
No, that'd be where they went in a real battle,...

No, that'd be where they went in a real battle, hads are OK for the fantasia. Or slung over the other shoulder. Also a scabbard doesn't need to enclose the whole musket.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
Musket scabbard right side? (I was going to say...

Musket scabbard right side?

(I was going to say 'Fernando's Armoury :D)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By kronckew
I've posted a couple photos of paintings, etc on...

I've posted a couple photos of paintings, etc on this as well as a video of a moroccan sport, Tbourida, or the Fantasia, where teams , brightly dressed with swords on their backs, hilt down, charge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By kronckew
Cool, which edge is the sharp one? Is it a...

Cool, which edge is the sharp one? Is it a Laotian khukuri-like object?
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By kronckew
Not sure how old. brass is quite patinated &...

Not sure how old. brass is quite patinated & dull, kind of a dark tan, looks a lot lighter in the Photos, probably from a flash accessory, left side of the blade is untarnished, the right side is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By kronckew
If is recall correctly, the Ethiopean Imperial...

If is recall correctly, the Ethiopean Imperial guard used a sword that looks much like a 1796LC or Blutcher with the Ethiopean Lion and amharic lettering etched, were generally carried in a fairly...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By kronckew
Polish Sabre?

Picked this up today near London. This was listed as a Polish Infantry Sword with embossed eagle. They had two more with essentially the same grip & pommel but the brass was more deeply covered in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
Gets more interesting. Scotchbrighted the blade...

Gets more interesting. Scotchbrighted the blade to get off the red stuff, found another set of 3 dotted circles in a triangle near the blade tip either side. Also found a row of approx. 10 smaller...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
I was afraid they'd not be able to post it...

I was afraid they'd not be able to post it reasonably, had a quote from another auction place there a few monts ago that was outrageous. They did it for a little less than what others charged me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
Item arrived late this afternoon from Isle of...

Item arrived late this afternoon from Isle of Mann, Only paid them Tues. Must have made all the connections perfectly, came in thru Bristol, just south of me :)

Anyhow, I am a happy chappy. blade is...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By kronckew
Y'all are most welcome. It's the engineer in me....

Y'all are most welcome. It's the engineer in me. :) the Riddle of Steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
I have a rather nice presentation high status...

I have a rather nice presentation high status burmese fighting dha that the vendor (an older lady) was told by her son was a worthless 'Egyptian machete'. I told her what it ws after winning the ebay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
They did manage to add 'Antique' to the front as...

They did manage to add 'Antique' to the front as further guidance, the full description was thus even more helpful, that pinned it down a lot.

Full description was two words, 'Antique sword' nothing...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd December 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By kronckew
Have a look at...

Have a look at https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/jpa-00222126/document

It also has a list of references at the end which may be useful.

Are you talking about heat treatment of steel, or just the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By kronckew
Indian Whotsit for comment:

Picked this one up cheaply at auction this afternoon. Was descrbed as a 'sword', I of course realised it was more than that.

Farengi? Kirach? Kanda? Poor picture, will hopefully get it soon and get...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,685
Posted By kronckew
:D Nice! That definitely does NOT look like a...

:D Nice! That definitely does NOT look like a tool.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By kronckew
for interest: the capture of the fort by King...

for interest: the capture of the fort by King AbdulAziz in the early 20c., note the spear stuck in the main door frame. they threw it just as the door closed. The tip is still in the door frame.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By kronckew
Thread here at...

Thread here at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12995&page=2&pp=30 regarding arabian lances/spears. Looks like they had rather long lances, but also shorter spears for throwing.

Here's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By kronckew
Just re-found examples sold as medieval eating...

Just re-found examples sold as medieval eating knives :)

Sold blunt and undecorated, I'm guessing they are actually made in Pakistan "in the style of" real khodmi. They also used to sell a wood grip...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By kronckew
No, It's wood,nicely patinated tho.

No, It's wood,nicely patinated tho.
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