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Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 11:37 AM
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Posted By kronckew
A hammer poll is also useful for driving tent...

A hammer poll is also useful for driving tent stakes. ;)
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 09:50 AM
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Posted By kronckew
A "Rodger's Rangers" tomahawk replica, it would...

A "Rodger's Rangers" tomahawk replica, it would have looked more like this:
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 09:33 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Looks like a common carpenter's hammer poll...

Looks like a common carpenter's hammer poll hatchet & nail-puller notched blade, painted with whatever paint the owner had on hand at the time. Probably many million of these rusting away in tool...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2022, 09:22 AM
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Posted By kronckew
The 'wire wrap' pattern looks like it is cut or...

The 'wire wrap' pattern looks like it is cut or cast into the surface of the grip, not actually wrapped with wire...


Could this be a Victorian made wall decorator for some nouveau riche...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2022, 05:23 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Pair of long Parangs

Just acquired these two parangs on a Scottish Borders auction


labelled as 2 eastern swords with cockatoo handles 40 in. ;)


Look like long Parang Amanrmu to me.


Any comments would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2022, 07:45 AM
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Views: 813
Posted By kronckew
How heavy are they? Which is more comfortable to...

How heavy are they? Which is more comfortable to hold, the wrapped or the unwrapped part - it looks like the wrapped part would be awkward to grip. Why are they wrapped if that part is intened to hit...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
;):D the idea was resurrected by the USA...

;):D


the idea was resurrected by the USA in 1869


Was not a success...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By kronckew
Old style windmill water pumps used in remote...

Old style windmill water pumps used in remote prairie or outback locations for livestock, etc, generally had a speed governor that uses heavy iron balls as part of the mechanism. Some get sold as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2022, 09:09 AM
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Views: 326
Posted By kronckew
Bing (Microsoft) search can bring up more...

Bing (Microsoft) search can bring up more specific images. Google adds images that do not apply, as it assumes an OR between search words, and doesn't honour an AND.


Use (on bing OR google)...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By kronckew
pancake turner?

pancake turner?
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2022, 08:25 AM
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Posted By kronckew
What is its backstory? Where did you get it, what...

What is its backstory? Where did you get it, what were you told about it by the vendor, where are you now? Can you tell what kind of rock it is made from? Provenance is everything.



C=πD (or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,663
Posted By kronckew
The blade shape is ubiquitous in SEA - cho-less. ...

The blade shape is ubiquitous in SEA - cho-less.


Simple heavy choppers like that are found in kitchens everywhere.


My Thai Eneps:
Small (16in.) in wood scabbard, larger (25in) in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By kronckew
Only if you have a handy lake/ocean...

Only if you have a handy lake/ocean...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2022, 11:57 AM
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Views: 2,663
Posted By kronckew
I don't think they are related....

I don't think they are related. Parallel/convergent evolution? Drip stops?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 10:59 PM
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Views: 1,119
Posted By kronckew
Wiki does a good job explaining - the name...

Wiki does a good job explaining - the name implies a double 'something', some interpret it as double points, I agree with wiki it probably just means double edged, like the photo above.

...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2022, 08:21 AM
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Posted By kronckew
We do know that Arabian swords of the period were...

We do know that Arabian swords of the period were NOT curved. That style came much later. The Prophet's sword was also probably not forked at the point like legend ascribes.


They are all 'saif'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By kronckew
Your Top one is a Cretan typical hunting knife....

Your Top one is a Cretan typical hunting knife. Most come with an engraved Greek message on the blade. (mine below) Yours looks like an older version.

Your Bottom one is a Celanese (Sri Lanka) Pia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By kronckew
And now the surprise:

And now the surprise:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,663
Posted By kronckew
Sidj's khuk appears to have an indistinct black...

Sidj's khuk appears to have an indistinct black spot that may be a cho of losed/open circular form, or could be a rust/dirt spot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By kronckew
Another club I just missed at auction, now...

Another club I just missed at auction, now closed; Similar 'Zulu' bicolor wire windings, was sold as 'polynesian' but I doubt that :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,385
Posted By kronckew
So. Africa has made steel tools for quite a...

So. Africa has made steel tools for quite a while, including sharp pointy things. I have a number of knives made in So. Africa. They still do. The non-zulu Shona tribes also made tools and weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By kronckew
Yes, decorative, but maybe also useful.

Yes, decorative, but maybe also useful.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,663
Posted By kronckew
More cho/kaudi forms:

More cho/kaudi forms:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,663
Posted By kronckew
Hard to tell on that sirupate, sidj. Some had a...

Hard to tell on that sirupate, sidj.
Some had a closed form like mine:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By kronckew
The end balls were prone to cracking in storage...

The end balls were prone to cracking in storage if you didn't keep them dressed with fat or oils. This could have been an attempt to reinforce the head to prevent cracking, or to limit existing...
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