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Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2022, 03:59 PM
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Posted By kronckew
A rudimentary side 'Nagel' or mini-shell. :D

A rudimentary side 'Nagel' or mini-shell. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By kronckew
The grip on mine is the original style. Please...

The grip on mine is the original style. Please note that discussion to items on active actions is prohibited and the mods may delete it.

It does confirm my earlier supposition that the sword is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2022, 08:09 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Maybe whatever broke the blade also broke the...

Maybe whatever broke the blade also broke the scabbard it was in? Bullet? Grape shot? Stepped on by over by a elephant? A blue whale?

If the missing bit was significantly longer, the owner may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2022, 07:56 PM
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Posted By kronckew
No, that's an uninformed opinion, especially if...

No, that's an uninformed opinion, especially if you do not add any confirming evidence. The stones are real, the repoussé work is real & high status. The tourist makers never use real stones & their...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2022, 03:31 PM
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Views: 3,163
Posted By kronckew
The last (?) person to deliberately carry a...

The last (?) person to deliberately carry a Scottish Basket Hilt sword into battle, was probably Col. 'Mad Jack' Churchill, in WW2, who carried his ashore on the raid he led in Norway, sword in hand...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2022, 03:07 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Dyak items, I've been told, are generally...

Dyak items, I've been told, are generally produced 'plain' and carved by the purchaser to meet his desires (or he hires someone to do it (;))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By kronckew
The blade has signs of Turkish linear...

The blade has signs of Turkish linear laminations, which would not likely appear in a common table knife. A proper clean & etch with FeCl or even instant coffee might be more definitive.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By kronckew
Don't forget, up till 1886, when, with the...

Don't forget, up till 1886, when, with the availability of cheap electric power, they invented the electrical processing of alumina into aluminium, it was a rare and precious metal and only used for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By kronckew
Discussing this with a friend, He pointed out...

Discussing this with a friend, He pointed out that it is possible this blade has been shortened as the scabbard also, to accomodate it. Some pics of the scabbard end:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 10:05 PM
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Posted By kronckew
The grip is 4 1/2 in. long, bone, tang is peened...

The grip is 4 1/2 in. long, bone, tang is peened at the end. very sharp Blade is 21 in. long, 1.5 in. wide at the grip, 1 1/4 wide at the tip, 3/16 in. thick at the grip, slight distal taper to 1/8...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 09:50 PM
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Posted By kronckew
More: back of scabbard is rather rough braized...

More: back of scabbard is rather rough braized seams.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 09:46 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Sword arrived today, pics follow, sword weighs...

Sword arrived today, pics follow, sword weighs 546 grams, light, well balanced razor sharp. so is the slight clip at the tip. Grip is bone, scabbard is copper in the centre section, brass in the end...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By kronckew
True. it's even more stupid to put the hole...

True. it's even more stupid to put the hole closer to the edge or spine, where it becomes a stress raiser and can result in catastrophic failure if it is ever actually used for anything. The...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By kronckew
I indded found Matt's videos on indian bowies. ...

I indded found Matt's videos on indian bowies.

Anglo indian hunting knives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1w9aSTtaQU)

the guard & blade of the OP's knife, post 1, doesn't fit Matt's...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By kronckew
:confused: Matt has a large number of video,...

:confused: Matt has a large number of video, most of which are VERY comprehensive, on European as well as more exotic locale bladed items.



If you can't link , a list of the youtube titles...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By kronckew
Reminds me of a repurposed pioneer or...

Reminds me of a repurposed pioneer or artillerymans saw back sidearm. The English made stag gripped hunting swords with a saw back, brass D guard, but they were more elegant looking.


Mine is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By kronckew
See also: Ankor Wat...

See also: Ankor Wat (https://www.horniman.ac.uk/object/1990.614/)


Khmer knives from Angkor Wat made of wood and metal. Single-edged with tapering point. Incised on both sides with decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By kronckew
The khukri above remind me of my Hanshee &...

The khukri above remind me of my Hanshee & Salyani khuks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By kronckew
Another candidate demon...Rahu: Head of Demon...

Another candidate demon...Rahu: Head of Demon Snake.


Nepali Antique Gurkha weapons display. Love the two hanshee/lambenh khukuri too!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By kronckew
Figure is more like a MARA, a Buddhist demon...

Figure is more like a MARA, a Buddhist demon associated with death, rebirth and desire. Or Mahakala, one of the many forms of Shiva from Nepal, and also a Buddhist demon. I have a Nepali Doctor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By kronckew
Yup, that is a possibility too, looks very...

Yup, that is a possibility too, looks very Ban-like. The weapon styles of the region do tend to blur a bit as they get sold and distributed beyond national borders. I'm tending towards the Nepali...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By kronckew
Easyerb Sword - (Tibet?)

In the process of acquiring this sword at the moment. Won it at auction. Was listed as:


EASTERN SHORT SWORD,
the jewelled scabbard embossed with dragon designs, 69cm long overall, the visible...
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By kronckew
A sword pommel from the Second empire belonging...

A sword pommel from the Second empire belonging to a high officer of Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Second Empire, around 1860.
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By kronckew
p.s. - It's NOT a fly: From the official guild...

p.s. - It's NOT a fly: From the official guild pages: The 'Bee' is a traditional Napoleonic symbol they use.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By kronckew
There are earlier threads here on this subject, I...

There are earlier threads here on this subject, I recall a post about a Native American warrior who carried a Japanese katana, how he'd come by it nobody knows. :confused:
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