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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:06 AM
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I would not be surprised if an astute Naval...

I would not be surprised if an astute Naval Officer (UK or French) had 'appropriated' one of these for use aboard ship as a fighting, rather than parade, sword.
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By kronckew
I note the original posted sword scabbard appears...

I note the original posted sword scabbard appears to have once had a stud like a scabbard for an infantry briquet/hanger frog rather than the two ring suspension for a sabre.


"Warranted never to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2021, 05:12 PM
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Views: 764
Posted By kronckew
Measurements?

Measurements?
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2021, 09:53 AM
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Views: 552
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a generic 'ORIGINAL BOWIE' made by an...

Looks like a generic 'ORIGINAL BOWIE' made by an assortment of MFG from solingen thru Pakistan. Usually with wood grip panels. Stag ones are a bit nicer. Nice shape, steel varies. I have one, 10in....
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2021, 03:36 PM
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Views: 1,335
Posted By kronckew
Another reference on double eagles, which in...

Another reference on double eagles, which in Russia and Austria, etc were not always crowned: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-headed_eagle. Used in quite a few places most people would not think...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2021, 11:03 AM
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Posted By kronckew
The next to last two with pommel hooks are...

The next to last two with pommel hooks are traditional Northern Italian 'agricultural tools'.;)
(Used also for harvesting 2 legged rats) Called beidane.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By kronckew
Interesting. What would you call this one on the...

Interesting. What would you call this one on the red board?


Looks a bit like one of my recent wotsits.
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By kronckew
Train Battalions were infantry assigned...

Train Battalions were infantry assigned specifically to ride on and guard military supply/troop trains.


Swedish Train Regiment Soldier with his
M1848 Swedish Faskinkniv...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th November 2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,429
Posted By kronckew
Etymology. The name "Avon" is a cognate of the...

Etymology. The name "Avon" is a cognate of the Welsh word afon [ˈavɔn] "river", both being derived from the Common Brittonic abona, "river". "River Avon", therefore, literally means "river river";...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By kronckew
Mine is one of my favourites:

Mine is one of my favourites:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By kronckew
Someone here once told me it is common for them...

Someone here once told me it is common for them to buy plain grips and scabbards from the makers, and carve them to suit themselves. Some are better than others. MIne, the owner started a few leech...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By kronckew
The horn part, of the fairly decent scabbard, tip...

The horn part, of the fairly decent scabbard, tip end looks like it was sawn off (somewhat crudely) to match the blade, so any matching hollow made for the original unclipped blade tip would have...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By kronckew
The bowl appears to have a fairly thick leather...

The bowl appears to have a fairly thick leather liner, likely to protect the hand from an opponent's thrust thru the openings in the guard design. Looks like the 'folding' portion may be permanently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By kronckew
It is a traditional Cretan mantinada (poem) used...

It is a traditional Cretan mantinada (poem) used on knives.
In Greek, it rhymes.

In English: "It is an old tradition of mine to gift knives to people whom I appreciate and stand out".

In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By kronckew
There was a Spanish law at one point that...

There was a Spanish law at one point that prohibited blades with points, those that had them, had their points snapped off to make them legal. Didn't do the Spanish any good. :D


Not sure when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By kronckew
Somehow I feel Sheep and NZ are not strangers. :D

Somehow I feel Sheep and NZ are not strangers. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By kronckew
:confused: My run-of-the-mill one cost...

:confused: My run-of-the-mill one cost considerably less - well under $100 with scabbard. Unless this belonged to the Mahdi, I think somebody with more money than sense got carried away during the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By kronckew
The short lived 1st Philippine Republic...

The short lived 1st Philippine Republic 1899-19001 used a symbol of a rayed sun in a triangle with a star above at the point. Their sun had 8 rays and the stars were pentagonal, but one could allow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,334
Posted By kronckew
Still looks like a fantasy wall hanger piece, no...

Still looks like a fantasy wall hanger piece, no details on the not that old book entry as to date, location of origin, etc. 'rare' could also mean they didn't make many because nobody wanted them....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By kronckew
The last two look like they are a decent fit,...

The last two look like they are a decent fit, unlike the first post's.

Generic simplified comments for those who do not have or use the khukuri:

In the past, and even now, to a lesser extent,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,429
Posted By kronckew
Noted: We now return you to our regularly...

Noted: We now return you to our regularly scheduled subject - assuming the others do likewise.:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 298,936
Posted By kronckew
Does look photoshopped. The guy on the right...

Does look photoshopped. The guy on the right doesn't seem too happy about it either. Interesting swords, rather large...


Cool photo tho. 👍
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th October 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,429
Posted By kronckew
Didn't Olivia Newton-John discover gravity when a...

Didn't Olivia Newton-John discover gravity when a koala fell out of its tree and landed on John Travolta?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th October 2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,429
Posted By kronckew
A Ham-let was a Danish prince, that means a full...

A Ham-let was a Danish prince, that means a full Ham was a Danish King.

Not to be confused with English Hamlets, which are small Hamms, full Hamms, like Peckham, Cheltenham, Birmingham,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th October 2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,429
Posted By kronckew
Apparently he was a Norwegian Blue Velociraptor,...

Apparently he was a Norwegian Blue Velociraptor, and was pining for the fjords...Last I heard, he'd headed that way. Any Norwegians best be careful out in the woods. 'He' may have been a...
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