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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2022, 02:34 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Doesn't look Iflissan. Could be N. African. The...

Doesn't look Iflissan. Could be N. African. The dotted circle motif is very eclectic worldwide, tho.



My Flyssa dagger for comparison. Flyssa swords have similar grps and distinctive decoration...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2022, 02:17 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Cool knife, I like it.:)

Cool knife, I like it.:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 11:48 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Possible, even probable. :D Won't be the first...

Possible, even probable. :D Won't be the first time dealers/museums mislabeled stuff.

Spherical or oblate spheroid mallets were used in carpentry, stone masonry, and even leather working. Many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2022, 09:00 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Bit short for Zulu, haven't seen a two part Iwisa...

Bit short for Zulu, haven't seen a two part Iwisa yet. Could be a So. pacific throwing club (Ula).


My large head Iwisa below (mine) , along with an Ula with a similar head to yours, but made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2022, 12:17 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Really short stub tangs, like those in stone,...

Really short stub tangs, like those in stone, glass, or crystal knives are not meant for actual combat. (Unless maybe the stub is braised in place in this metal grip?)


The 'funny' loop on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By kronckew
:D:D:DROFL:D:D:D I still think India.

:D:D:DROFL:D:D:D
I still think India.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By kronckew
Not guilty :p I bought it like that. They saved...

Not guilty :p
I bought it like that. They saved me the trouble of cleaning it up.
I probably wouldn't have polished it & left the black tarnish, tho I would have (and will) sharpen the edge better....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2022, 04:23 PM
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Views: 660
Posted By kronckew
Barong arrived today. Blade is 15.75 in.long,...

Barong arrived today. Blade is 15.75 in.long, 2.25 in. wide at the belly. 5mm thick at the grip. Blade held in grip by a reddish tranparent resin or laquer. Ground in fuller both side, decorations...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By kronckew
AHA! I think we have a winner! Found it's brother...

AHA! I think we have a winner! Found it's brother on the interthingy. Move to Ethnic?)

19c North African sword with European hilt

An interesting African sword of good quality...

The hilt...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By kronckew
Grip is definitely a light wood, had a leather...

Grip is definitely a light wood, had a leather cover falling off & covered with plastic tape, the 'new' antiqued leather flat lace is wound and glued over the wood. Blade was originally a bit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2022, 05:56 AM
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Posted By kronckew
Interesting knife

Anyone know where/when this knife came from?
Looks cool. 😉
I'm guessing India...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2022, 12:03 PM
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Views: 525
Posted By kronckew
Sword from ?

Just acquired this sword. Can't figure out where/when it is from.



Circular guard plate is 4 in. across. Holes are round, 1/2 in. dia. Grip is 4.5 in.long, 1.5 in. wide, 1 in. thick, wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By kronckew
[QUOTE=RobT;271833]Hi kronckew, ... Perhaps...

[QUOTE=RobT;271833]Hi kronckew,

... Perhaps the shape is traditional with the Kikuyu, not the Maasai?
.../QUOTE]

Maybe we should say 'East African'. Stuff gets traded and moves around easily....
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By kronckew
They would have called it a Sword. Modern useage...

They would have called it a Sword. Modern useage would call it an 'arming' or 'one-handed' sword. Broadsword (as one word) is more used for Scottish basket hilted double edged swords.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th May 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By kronckew
They look celtic, 100+ BCE. Silver?

They look celtic, 100+ BCE.
Silver?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By kronckew
Urban Dictionary Link...

Urban Dictionary Link (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20suits)


...as in someone in a suit who doesn't get their hands dirty, a boss, manager, politician, dictator,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By kronckew
Yes, This shows very similar axes, note they...

Yes, This shows very similar axes, note they have much larger socket eye diameter than steel hafted ones, to take a larger dameter (and longer) wood haft. The Qajar parade axes tend to have skinnier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By kronckew
:Dthanks!

:Dthanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By kronckew
Barong with fullers

Won this Barung at auction today, quite cheaply. Same cost as postage. :D

Listed as:

"Vintage Borneo Dayak Mandau Sword with Wood Handle and Engraved Blade, (Total Length: Approx. 52cm, Blade...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,219
Posted By kronckew
Thanks, wolf & Tulips add a conundrum to the...

Thanks, wolf & Tulips add a conundrum to the enigma. :)
Forum: European Armoury 6th May 2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,219
Posted By kronckew
A Photo of the wolf would be nice.:)

A Photo of the wolf would be nice.:)
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,219
Posted By kronckew
The Blade, at least, looks Dutch from the two...

The Blade, at least, looks Dutch from the two tulips stamp. The more I look, the more tulipy the flowers look.:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By kronckew
More traditional Ma'asi rung throwing clubu, one...

More traditional Ma'asi rung throwing clubu, one ebony, the other olive wood. Yours may have been acquired by a wandering ma'asi as a souvenir, but are not, as far as I can see, traditional forms....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By kronckew
Pulwar arrived today, no problems going thru...

Pulwar arrived today, no problems going thru customs from Germany to the UK. Had to pay VAT & a special expedited clearance fee to the courier, Parcel Force.

Blade is 30", 5mm thick, no distal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By kronckew
The edge is also on the wrong side for a sewar....

The edge is also on the wrong side for a sewar. They are on the concave (inner) side.
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