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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:30 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Date is clearly 1208 hjiri which is Gregorian...

Date is clearly 1208 hjiri which is Gregorian 1794.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st January 2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By kronckew
It's a cat taking a dump. :D Humorous Meji era...

It's a cat taking a dump. :D

Humorous Meji era Japanese writing brush washing pot.

You could use it for storing kitty snacks, but I'd wash it thoroughly first. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,921
Posted By kronckew
Yup, cool stuff. Excellent!

Yup, cool stuff. Excellent!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,921
Posted By kronckew
Nice, I'd be tempted to wick some superglue into...

Nice, I'd be tempted to wick some superglue into the handle crack & possibly fill the scabbard defect with a wood putty or filler of some sort if you can do it without blocking the entrance of the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,912
Posted By kronckew
I've always wondered how many people in the US...

I've always wondered how many people in the US cavalry vs. Native American wars of the 19c would have been saved if they'd been issued mail shirts, which DO stop arrows, especially from horse bows,...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By kronckew
...but you know more than most what needs to be...

...but you know more than most what needs to be copied and pasted. :D
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By kronckew
it's quite common for the forte to be...

it's quite common for the forte to be unsharpened, thus better for parrying an opponent without notching your blade, the foible would be sharp, especially the 'sweet spot'. Thrusting swords might...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,923
Posted By kronckew
He had an eye for it.

He had an eye for it.
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,912
Posted By kronckew
A disabling Wound is far more strategically...

A disabling Wound is far more strategically important. A dead man stops using precious resources. A wounded man keeps using them without depriving the enemy of anything. It ties up about 5 men to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,921
Posted By kronckew
True, I have more barungs than I have hands to...

True, I have more barungs than I have hands to use them.

Is that dark streak in the scabbard a crack or a darker graining? A closeup of the carving near the scabbard mouth and of the grip pommel...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By kronckew
:D ;) Reminds me of a chemical plant construction...

:D ;) Reminds me of a chemical plant construction project for Monsanto in Decatur, Alabama I was a project engineer on, My employer was responsible for the main plant inside the battery limits (IBL),...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a javelin point to me. There seem to...

Looks like a javelin point to me. There seem to be a lot of bronze weapons from the Balkans - 'Luristan' seems to be covered knee deep in them. I recall seeing bronze points for sale with the vendor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By kronckew
This instantly reminded me of 'The Patriot',...

This instantly reminded me of 'The Patriot', Benjamin Martin and his obsession with chairs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=2lvz3v_dtyA
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,507
Posted By kronckew
...and I have one of these: Indian 1910 IWM...

...and I have one of these: Indian 1910 IWM pattern.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By kronckew
The link I just posted above in post no. 19 is...

The link I just posted above in post no. 19 is to an english translation of this website. :confused:

The one you posted on the left is one I'd like.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By kronckew
I acknowledge the avian 'crow' ref. is incorrect....

I acknowledge the avian 'crow' ref. is incorrect. (unless you are Portuguese -which you are), Is the Spanish plural for a Corvo Knife 'Corvos'?

I suspect from the racist reference to razors just...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,507
Posted By kronckew
Stumbled across this thread. I have a UK 'Coast...

Stumbled across this thread. I have a UK 'Coast Guard' version, have read that when the Coastal riders amalgamated with the various related services to form the UK's 'Coast Guard' in 1822 The brass...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,912
Posted By kronckew
Just missed this one at an auction here in the UK...

Just missed this one at an auction here in the UK a few minutes ago. Went for more than I was willing to pay. Ah, well...maybe next time. Thought it'd fit in here for the record. (I ignore the silly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By kronckew
Excerpt from well down the Spanish website, in...

Excerpt from well down the Spanish website, in English: ( :p )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By kronckew
An extensive webpage on the 'crow' translated to...

An extensive webpage on the 'crow' translated to English from the original Spanish.

Urbatorium...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By kronckew
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By kronckew
I concurr, it's just adding weight to the tip to...

I concurr, it's just adding weight to the tip to increase the cutting impact of the working area, much like the adding of a 'yelman' to the newer model shown in the thread.
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By kronckew
When I was a cadet, we had a 'pass in review'...

When I was a cadet, we had a 'pass in review' parade in front of the College's Commanding Admiral and his guests, every Saturday morning before we went on liberty. As a First class (4th year) Cadet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,921
Posted By kronckew
Drac2k, nice batch of barungs, the scabbard...

Drac2k, nice batch of barungs, the scabbard wrappings on them are giving me ideas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By kronckew
Guinness is better for you. Anyway We should, as...

Guinness is better for you. Anyway We should, as a free non-EU nation, negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK's oldest ally, Portugal. Darn the Froggy EU, full speed ahead. Port problem...
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