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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:31 PM
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Posted By kronckew
...and a nice small buckler! Excellent...

...and a nice small buckler!


Excellent photo!
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2021, 05:51 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Looks more like the top spike on a poll axe (or...

Looks more like the top spike on a poll axe (or late halberd). Boar spears would generally have a wide, sharp edged blade and a crosspiece at the base to bleed out the boar quickly, while preventing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 11:07 AM
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Views: 315
Posted By kronckew
Looks like you BOTH are correct. where does a...

Looks like you BOTH are correct. where does a shafra stop and a jambiyah/khanjar start or visa versa. round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows...:D I'm guessing the original author of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By kronckew
It's also in the realm of consideration to...

It's also in the realm of consideration to include Korean origins.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By kronckew
Overall presentation, curve of the blade and...

Overall presentation, curve of the blade and tang/grip looks like a Tachi rather than a Katana. It's going to be fun for you to figure out where it actually came from &/or who used it, or how old it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By kronckew
Y'all touched on photos being 'staged'....

Y'all touched on photos being 'staged'. Photographers were not above moving bodies and equipment around to suit the tale they wanted to tell their viewers. Portrait Photographers were known to move...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By kronckew
I confess I had a neighbour friend who happened...

I confess I had a neighbour friend who happened to have a horse harness from his younger years and had suggested horse brasses when he noticed the post I was trying to google. That led me to more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By kronckew
:D Thanks for y'alls kind words. After I...

:D Thanks for y'alls kind words.


After I left the USCG, I was employed by a design & construction firm & worked for one of the VPs who'd hired me. We took the same train to work every morning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By kronckew
You are welcome! -wayne

You are welcome!


-wayne
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 05:57 AM
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Views: 503
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a repurposed decorative finial from a...

Looks like a repurposed decorative finial from a racing sulky horse harness. In ancient Roman times they called it 'chariot racing' & the driver carried a small knife to cut the reins in case of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By kronckew
Pole arm ground end shoe? :confused:

Pole arm ground end shoe? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 02:45 PM
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Views: 541
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: 37
Views: 1,306
Posted By kronckew
(cont.)...Than a khanjarli

(cont.)...Than a khanjarli
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,306
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: 980
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: 2,003
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: 1,134
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: 1,134
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: 11,037
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: 41,699
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: 11,037
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: 1,134
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: 1,134
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: 41,699
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: 10,359
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.
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