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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:35 PM
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Posted By kronckew
You could with my machetes. :) You also could...

You could with my machetes. :)
You also could with the Nepali 'machete' - the Khukuri.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHGlhFJH0g
That is, as far as I know, A British made issue Gurkha regimental...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:14 AM
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Posted By kronckew
In the UK there are no defensive weapons, only...

In the UK there are no defensive weapons, only offensive ones. A tool used for it's intended purpose in the home or at work (or for recreational use, like hunting, fishing, camping) is legal, tho if...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:38 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Recent date of acquisition by me, Not of MFG....

Recent date of acquisition by me, Not of MFG. I've found mention of it in a late 19c newspaper advert, sans brass guard tho. BMC Ltd. appears to be out of business. It's African and ethnic in any...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 05:53 PM
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Posted By kronckew
...just to illustrate, here is a recent 'ethnic'...

...just to illustrate, here is a recent 'ethnic' machete of mine from a European manufacturer in Ghana which is obviously intended as a weapon, made by the British Machete Co. :D


'Kitchen'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 11:13 AM
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Posted By kronckew
https://archive.org/details/Traditional_Archery ...

https://archive.org/details/Traditional_Archery


click the circle with three dots on the left for download choices of pdf or epub format.
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 550
Posted By kronckew
I have a similar one without a knuckle bow and a...

I have a similar one without a knuckle bow and a wooden thin pale leather covered scabbard with the end covered in a bronze chape. The oval guard and pommel cap are also bronze. It is marked with the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,518
Posted By kronckew
Fluted armour indeed adds rigidity and blunt...

Fluted armour indeed adds rigidity and blunt force impact resistance. It's like using corrugated iron roofing as opposed to flat sheet metal. Makes little difference to penetration by sharp and/or...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2021, 06:36 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Plate armour evolved from integrating little...

Plate armour evolved from integrating little plates into chain mail, or making armour with overlapping scales or lamellae, then Brigandines made with small but easily made plates. Fabricating large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,135
Posted By kronckew
looks like the initials D.C. (or P.S.)

looks like the initials D.C. (or P.S.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2021, 08:51 AM
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Posted By kronckew
I'm not overly fond of the coloured electricians...

I'm not overly fond of the coloured electricians tape wraps, it has a bad habit of degenerating and coming loose, and then the glue is weak and doesn't stick to the tape - but sticks aggressively to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 11:27 PM
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Views: 501
Posted By kronckew
I suspect the 'blank spots' aren't, it's just...

I suspect the 'blank spots' aren't, it's just artifacts from my converting to greyscale to emphasize the patterning and 'optimizing' the photo to HDR. I'll take better ones eventually when it arrives.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 03:34 PM
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Posted By kronckew
i think you may have meant 'acid etched'. A...

i think you may have meant 'acid etched'. A pattern of resist is transferred to the object, usually repeating along the object, which is then dipped in acid eating into the bare parts and not the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By kronckew
Aha! So, the earlier Cossack one, as I suspected,...

Aha! So, the earlier Cossack one, as I suspected, was not for hooking your sword scabbard to, like the US/UK belt fitting is.


So the Original poster's thingamy is still a wotsit. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By kronckew
The Jeb Stuart one can be fitted with an optional...

The Jeb Stuart one can be fitted with an optional hook like your cossack one. Many US & UK sword belts come with a hook either on a belt slider like the cossack one (I've seen similar from china, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 12:48 PM
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Views: 501
Posted By kronckew
Last 2 photos:

Last 2 photos:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 12:41 PM
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Views: 501
Posted By kronckew
Indian wotsit -Keratch?

Just aquired this Indian tulwar hilted sword. It's on it's way to me at the moment, should have it in a few days. It's straight, double edged and sharp both edges to the prominent ricasso. Very...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By kronckew
Oh, ye of little faith! Not only were there...

Oh, ye of little faith!

Not only were there underhammer flintlock pistols, but there were rifles as well - tho not as popular for offhand shooting.

Try an internet search for "underhammer...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By kronckew
Did you look at the picture of a rapier frog? It...

Did you look at the picture of a rapier frog? It hooks into a belt fitting with an eye in it that accepts the hook and swivels to let the hook lie flat to the body. on mine, the eye is fixed and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By kronckew
Hook for attaching a sword frog or belt pouch to...

Hook for attaching a sword frog or belt pouch to a loop on a belt? What are it's dimensions?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,915
Posted By kronckew
I just noticed the hammer polls show a lot of...

I just noticed the hammer polls show a lot of use, wear, deformation, tho the blade is unsharpened, like it was not intended to actually hurt someone. Possibly for religious reasons? Dervish?

Wear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,251
Posted By kronckew
Probably just because cigars smell really bad....

Probably just because cigars smell really bad. :rolleyes::D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,709
Posted By kronckew
I think of it like Shaka 'Romanized' his...

I think of it like Shaka 'Romanized' his infantry. Genghis Khan and the mongols were more cavalry oriented, tactics and weapons were different to infantry ones.

Shaka led a highly mobile Infantry...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By kronckew
They are indeed intriguing. They also were...

They are indeed intriguing. They also were popular for duelling, the normal duelling pistol side hammer and nipple are in your vision when aiming, its off-centre motion and the exploding cap are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By kronckew
Yup, looks like an armour piercing tip of an...

Yup, looks like an armour piercing tip of an edge-on Katar, please show the whole thing. Could do 2with getting the active rust off.

The other thing looks like it might be the butt shoe of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,251
Posted By kronckew
Another thought on context; I've read that the...

Another thought on context; I've read that the Jian was a 'scholars' sword, for their self-defence. Presumably this was a subject they also studied to be effective with it.

...But what else did...
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