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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By kronckew
Very true. :) They, like the SA ones are however...

Very true. :)

They, like the SA ones are however mostly 'Hybrids', mixed 'race', ie. from different locational strains, and thus discriminated against by the Mainstream Animal Conservation groups as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,046
Posted By kronckew
cool sword. :) Good job on the knuckle bow.

cool sword. :) Good job on the knuckle bow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,046
Posted By kronckew
But...There ARE tigers in...

But...There ARE tigers in Africa!

https://roaring.earth/why-tigers-in-south-africa/

:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,046
Posted By kronckew
No, send it to me, I will give her a good home,...

No, send it to me, I will give her a good home, hug her and squeeze her and call her Georgia Shotel.
(Gratuitous B. B. Leporidae reference):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzmlqJnlcn4

(It's been...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By kronckew
...and the two yat swords too!

...and the two yat swords too!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By kronckew
Yup, it was him, he did a few with the same lady,...

Yup, it was him, he did a few with the same lady, it's 'The Egyptian Sword Dancer'. 1891.

Nice pair of Yataghans...

Looks better in colour. :D

I was entertained by an Egyptian Sword Dancer in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st April 2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By kronckew
Museum descriptions on ethnic items are...

Museum descriptions on ethnic items are frequently a flight of fancy...especially if they are obtained from another nation's museum which was originally donated by one who travels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
I've always been partial to Blonde ladies...my...

I've always been partial to Blonde ladies...my fatal attraction.

The only koumiyyah I've owned had a decent thick blade but the grip was atrocious as was the overall balance - It was nail ndotted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
i Was just Joking. Time is money to a maker, if...

i Was just Joking. Time is money to a maker, if they do not need to perform an operation they won't, unless they can justify the expense. And I worked with a large number of Arabs, lived in nSaudi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
I suspect the Moroccans are lazy and only sharpen...

I suspect the Moroccans are lazy and only sharpen as little as possible rather than the more normal fully sharpened both edges. It's certainly not because they get there fingers down there. I dislike...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
that's because the ...

that's because the jambiyah/koumiyyah/khanjarthrougout the arabic world is used with the point down and the inner curve as the main cutting surface, Most are fully double edged, and westerners and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th March 2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By kronckew
Chinese farm knife. Used a lot in the past for...

Chinese farm knife. Used a lot in the past for scoring and cutting opium poppy pods.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By kronckew
Is that a forging fold line on the spine?

Is that a forging fold line on the spine?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,404
Posted By kronckew
The khodmi almost universally have the wire...

The khodmi almost universally have the wire wrapping on the grip, unlike the 'vendetta style ones. They may be Bou Saadi made tho. the spines on khodmi often have a tiny step and notch on the spine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By kronckew
Don't forget the borders at the time these were...

Don't forget the borders at the time these were made were not the same as now, and were a lot more tribal.

Maps
1805 -1856
1880 - 1909
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By kronckew
Very Nice Indeed! - I'd bet my last dollar that...

Very Nice Indeed! - I'd bet my last dollar that it's wootz. It has the look...

⁽ ᴵ ᵈᵒⁿ'ᵗ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ᵃⁿʸ...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,103
Posted By kronckew
Whatever shortened it (a break?) the owner loved...

Whatever shortened it (a break?) the owner loved it enough to remove the left side guard plate, the least important one for a right-hander, to help restore the balance. Cool.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By kronckew
My brain is stuffed with interesting (to me...

My brain is stuffed with interesting (to me anyway) titbits garnered from around the world and from this website. Most are on long term storage in the back of the attic of my mind, but leak out...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a hunting sword. I have a similar...

Looks like a hunting sword. I have a similar pandour one in bone:
see also http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24743
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By kronckew
Tesak=russian 'gladius' style...

Tesak=russian 'gladius' style infantry/pioneer/sapper side-arm? or Kindjal/Qama?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th March 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By kronckew
If you google 'antique herb chopper' you will get...

If you google 'antique herb chopper' you will get a bewildering array of very unusual designs, some even multi-bladed with two handles, and also a number of very ulu-like designs. I've seen Shona...
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By kronckew
DAAG stands for "Deputy Assistant Adjutant...

DAAG stands for "Deputy Assistant Adjutant General" - I see he made Major.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,159
Posted By kronckew
Cool, there was even a woman dancing with a sword...

Cool, there was even a woman dancing with a sword and shield! Equality in action.
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By kronckew
Nice sword, good job tidying it up.

Nice sword, good job tidying it up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By kronckew
see also my post here:...

see also my post here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=248789&postcount=38

Many French and other european Gladius style infantry swords did not have the waisted and fullered blade of...
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