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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 02:45 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Yes, the tangs tend to be a bit longer, but never...

Yes, the tangs tend to be a bit longer, but never all the way through and peened. Worked well for them though....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By kronckew
(cont.)...Than a khanjarli

(cont.)...Than a khanjarli
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 02:26 PM
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Views: 604
Posted By kronckew
Does indeed remind me more of mine, tho your...

Does indeed remind me more of mine, tho your example has more decorative grip rivets......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By kronckew
Cool Kothimora scabbard. The Khukuri is a quality...

Cool Kothimora scabbard. The Khukuri is a quality one too! Excellent back story to go with it!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By kronckew
Short note: MY gunong above, after etching with...

Short note: MY gunong above, after etching with vinegar, shows a hardened edge. The edge is also extremely sharp.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By kronckew
It arrived about an hour ago, no problems with...

It arrived about an hour ago, no problems with customs.

Weighs 358 grams without the leather scabbard. blade is about 51 cm. long, 3.5 cm. wide at the guard, and the flat spine there is about 5...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By kronckew
I'd incline towards a Nepali tarbar if it had a...

I'd incline towards a Nepali tarbar if it had a pommel swell like most khukuri and tabars; and the brass throat/frog stud & leather sheath/scabbard is very western military.Maybe an Officer's private...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th September 2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,569
Posted By kronckew
Man walks into a bar and says his moulting...

Man walks into a bar and says his moulting fighting cock on a leash, and asks for a beer. The bar bully saunters over and says, that's an ugly old bird you got there, but can it fight, mine has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,365
Posted By kronckew
Watch n'The Real Glory' 1939 -Gary Cooper,...

Watch n'The Real Glory' 1939 -Gary Cooper, available on Amazon Prime Video in the USA or on DailyMotion (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2e5h32)



Read up on Pershing and the Moro...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th September 2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,569
Posted By kronckew
My Father-in-law in Alabama had a few apparently...

My Father-in-law in Alabama had a few apparently very expensive fighting chickens, hens, and a couple roosters. They hunted bugs in the fields behind the house (where the outhouse was) and flew up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, all. It's on its way, hopefully Customs...

Thanks, all. It's on its way, hopefully Customs won't seize it & It'll get here in a week or so. I'll take s few better pics and measurements. Vendor says it weighs 770 grams/1.7 lb) - I'm assuming...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By kronckew
Indonesian Yataghan?

Just 'won' this online, billed as a
"Sword - Brass, Buffalo horn, Iron, Leather - Tjikeroeh Cikeruh style - Indonesia
1st half 20th century ", arriving from France in due course.

LOA is 66cm....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,365
Posted By kronckew
I like your anecdote. An anecdote from a...

I like your anecdote.


An anecdote from a US Officer during the Moro Rebellion, early 1900's told the tale of a Jurementado (Moro suicide assassin high on ganja) who surprised a patrol and cut a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,761
Posted By kronckew
Cool, thought the small knife and fork were a bit...

Cool, thought the small knife and fork were a bit too small. Of course Willy Der Zweite could have just about anything he wanted from Grandma. RHIP.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,761
Posted By kronckew
Classy scottish dirk, sans scabbard though.

Classy scottish dirk, sans scabbard though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By kronckew
see Samburu spears (for Maasai)...

see

Samburu spears (for Maasai) (https://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21630&highlight=lion+spear)


Chart in my post no. 3, example marked a. at the top of the chart.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By kronckew
Chair back...

Chair back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By kronckew
Has a certain Asian look to the head: Could the...

Has a certain Asian look to the head: Could the 'snake' be a braided queue?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By kronckew
Very nice and classy well made dui chirra (two...

Very nice and classy well made dui chirra (two fullered) blade, the Karda is a small utility knife and the Chakmak is a blunt but hard tool to 'steel' the edge if t gets rolled. I much prefer the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,646
Posted By kronckew
I agree with ian, the 'modern' cancel culture...

I agree with ian, the 'modern' cancel culture that believes banning information and destroying knowledge will not stop any undesired acts. Only exposing them through shared knowledge will.
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,853
Posted By kronckew
Thanks for that additional advice. I've...

Thanks for that additional advice.


I've learned to live with my dents.



And those on my sword scabbards. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By kronckew
Afghanistan is on my do not travel there list at...

Afghanistan is on my do not travel there list at the moment, even though most of them are wearing face masks in an friendly extended COVID-19 compliance attempt. They do seem eager to discuss...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,787
Posted By kronckew
A short-sword, or hanger. Naval officers fighting...

A short-sword, or hanger. Naval officers fighting sword?? Police of the period carried hangers on occasion. An overall photo of the sword and the point is usually informative regarding it being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By kronckew
Yup, you caught me while I was editing to...

Yup, you caught me while I was editing to optimize them. Fixed now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By kronckew
Afghani Salawar yataghan? Or?

picked up this yataghan last week. 22.5 in. long sharp blade, unmarked, 1.25 in. wide at the all steel grip, t-spine, 3/16 in. thick at the grip, Four inch sheet steel scale grip, held on by three...
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