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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:16 PM
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Posted By kronckew
The '1796' could be a British officer's private...

The '1796' could be a British officer's private purchase sword. Doesn't appear to be a Prussian Blucher 1811 variant. Officers ones vary considerably, have different grip 'ears' and even languets...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:14 PM
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Posted By kronckew
I gather that Colichemardes were in general all...

I gather that Colichemardes were in general all around a metre, considereably longer than an average smallsword. George Washington is frequently painted with his favourite colichemarde.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2022, 04:42 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Would have had a ring thru the hole used to lift...

Would have had a ring thru the hole used to lift the locking mechanism. A more agricultural 'pruning' knife or scythe, than a gut-ripper.



Like these, a mix of antique and modern ring-pull...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2022, 07:58 PM
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Posted By kronckew
I've never seen one either. I suspect as they are...

I've never seen one either. I suspect as they are utility/eating knives, they are kept in with the other cooking/eating utensils in a pack rather than carried for instant access as a weapon. Or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By kronckew
I forgot to mention it has a T-spine. :)

I forgot to mention it has a T-spine. :)
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 08:17 PM
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Posted By kronckew
The join between the barrel and the trunnions...

The join between the barrel and the trunnions looks a lot like a corroded arc welding bead, I'd think a mould pattern would have a smoother transition. I don't think Heinrich VIII had any arc-welders.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2022, 12:39 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Dealers frequently lump items together in groups...

Dealers frequently lump items together in groups and get descriptions and origins completely wrong. A past owner may have added the loops to a sheath meant to be shoved in behind a belt, like most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2022, 12:25 PM
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Views: 508
Posted By kronckew
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's...

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.
...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By kronckew
I've made a few for my washer-less swords that...

I've made a few for my washer-less swords that slip over the blade by tracing the scabbard mouth on an appropriate scrap of leather glued to a piece of red felt. I then cut the outline with a sharp...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2022, 06:25 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Yes, When I started collecting, I 'won' this...

Yes, When I started collecting, I 'won' this beautiful sashqua at auction. It's of course a tourist nasty and lives in my Oops corner. The dark greenish black infill was still sticky when I received...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2022, 06:14 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Yup. My Salawar 'Yataghan' for another...

Yup. My Salawar 'Yataghan' for another comparison, and a khyber choori, a smaller 'kitchen knife' version. The larger has a slight but noticeably recurved spine. For a Pathan, EDC - Don't leave home...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2022, 11:03 AM
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Posted By kronckew
From the above photos, I'm putting my money on it...

From the above photos, I'm putting my money on it being a flat blade welded to the square centre piece, as will be the 'hammer head'. The small hole for the top spear finial does not bode well, and a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2022, 09:58 AM
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Views: 1,291
Posted By kronckew
How about: distale Verjüngung

How about: distale Verjüngung
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By kronckew
Me too, it's a smallish Marsh Arab one.

Me too, it's a smallish Marsh Arab one.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2022, 12:26 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Thanks all. :) A lot of American...

Thanks all. :)



A lot of American revolutionary swords came from French designs or from damaged & or adapted French swords. I have a french dragoon 4-slot sword with the two sidebars cut off...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By kronckew
Can't find earlier post on the bedu yat, so...

Can't find earlier post on the bedu yat, so here's some more shots of the markings:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2022, 08:57 PM
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Views: 792
Posted By kronckew
Looks much like my Bedouin sabre (missing a band...

Looks much like my Bedouin sabre (missing a band on the pommel area) and my Bedu yataghan. Both have extensive inscribed decorations not apparent in the overall pics.


More in their earlier posts...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, David. That would be cool (And increase...

Thanks, David.
That would be cool (And increase it's value considerably :) )
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By kronckew
Cutlass with basket hilt?

Just acquired at auction this shortish sabre/cutlass/hanger with a 31in length overall.

Rather odd (half?) basket hilt with wavey bars.

Not the best picture. Should get the weapon in a little...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2022, 07:03 AM
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Views: 24,393
Posted By kronckew
Since there was no illustration of the Spanish...

Since there was no illustration of the Spanish Notch:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By kronckew
Mine has an 11.5 cm. blade :D

Mine has an 11.5 cm. blade :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By kronckew
Reminds me of the Roach belly trade knives...

Reminds me of the Roach belly trade knives popular in the18c N. Americas. It is naturally, not from there - i'd go along with Turkish asia minor. Nice knife. (In this context, the 'Roach' is a...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By kronckew
My first impression before noting the Eagle &...

My first impression before noting the Eagle & Snake was it was very Gaucho-looking. Googling Mexican and/or gaucho didn't turn up anything for me tho. it'd, as usual, help if we had a scabbard to...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By kronckew
There are a few sheffield made spearpoint bowies...

There are a few sheffield made spearpoint bowies with mexican snake/eagle motif on the pommel. They also made bowies of all types with cutlery style metal handles. Your looks like a superior grade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By kronckew
Simplified half moons. Crescent moons &...

Simplified half moons. Crescent moons & man-in-the-moons are common on kaskara and other blades. Your blade looks like it has a flat profile, any distal taper? some more 'munition' grade local blades...
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