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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2016, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Rumpel
The third one has a South Sudanese, particularly...

The third one has a South Sudanese, particularly Dinka look.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By Rumpel
It's interesting he grades the blades using the...

It's interesting he grades the blades using the old Persian wootz grades (though they're presumably not wootz now).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By Rumpel
Kurdish Khanjar Craftsmanship

Not sure if this is of interest, but here's a short video on a traditional khanjar maker in Erbil/Hewler: http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/140520153

Some part of the dagger, or sheath seems to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,990
Posted By Rumpel
Reviving this in light of the fascinating Sri...

Reviving this in light of the fascinating Sri Lanka thread, should we interpret this type of blade as a South Indian/Sri Lankan form?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2016, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By Rumpel
Trade blades in West Africa

I came across this in The Book of the Sword by Victorian soldier, polymath & sword enthusiast Sir Richard Burton (1884); I wasn't sure which thread to put it in, but thought it an interesting point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,990
Posted By Rumpel
Jim, Many thanks, once again, for the valuable...

Jim,

Many thanks, once again, for the valuable and thoughtful analysis. Much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,990
Posted By Rumpel
Firangi or Patissa (?) for comment.

Just bought this from a market in my lunch break...

No visible marks on the blade, which flares out towards the tip (to a sharp point). Would this be considered a firangi or a patissa or what? Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,428
Posted By Rumpel
Worth noting that the Shilluk still exist, and...

Worth noting that the Shilluk still exist, and still practise kingship along traditional lines.

There's some interesting footage...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By Rumpel
New Afar Gile

I've just been given this by a friend, who was gifted it in turn by rebels from the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organisation a few months ago. They are based on Ethiopia's border with Eritrea:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,795
Posted By Rumpel
Reviving this thread just to add this interesting...

Reviving this thread just to add this interesting article on sword/knife production in (government-held) Blue Nile: http://news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=203766

I wish the author had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,625
Posted By Rumpel
While I don't dispute the NW African/Tuareg...

While I don't dispute the NW African/Tuareg attribution, I agree with Ibrahiim on the similarity to Gurade hilts, and in turn, to Sudanese arm daggers. In Blue Nile, historically a 'borderlands'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,581
Posted By Rumpel
I suppose the thing is that- unlike kaskaras,...

I suppose the thing is that- unlike kaskaras, say, where a bring-back date is often going to be very late 19th c- for UK collectors tulwars could have come from almost anywhere in N India, at almost...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,581
Posted By Rumpel
Thank you so much Jim, stupidly I hadn't even...

Thank you so much Jim, stupidly I hadn't even considered non-Indo-Persian alphanumeric systems.

Gurmurkhi looks the closest match so far.

Many thanks again.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,854
Posted By Rumpel
Exceedingly plain, I'm afraid. I assume mid-late...

Exceedingly plain, I'm afraid. I assume mid-late 20th c, acquired in Kabul's Chicken Street buried beneath much more obviously modern junk.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,581
Posted By Rumpel
Reviving an old thread... I was cleaning my very...

Reviving an old thread...

I was cleaning my very unspectacular munitions-grade tulwar and noticed a stamped mark under the langet I hadn't seen before (because I was too lazy too clean under there ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 157,354
Posted By Rumpel
Last one :) 1. Just out of frame is King...

Last one :)

1. Just out of frame is King Aguaa-war-Akuon of Obuodhi village, sitting in his compound. The subject of the photograph however is a royal stool standing on a skin beside him, as well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 157,354
Posted By Rumpel
1,2,3,4,5. Nuer mock combat/dancing. This sort of...

1,2,3,4,5. Nuer mock combat/dancing. This sort of war play was a common feature of such dance gatherings where initiated youths of differing villages faced each other in mock running battles as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 157,354
Posted By Rumpel
More. Cool links to spear collection here:...

More. Cool links to spear collection here:

http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/southernsudan/quick_search.php-keyword=Spear.html

and knives here:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 157,354
Posted By Rumpel
Low-res, but interesting, from the Pitt-Rivers...

Low-res, but interesting, from the Pitt-Rivers (South) Sudan collections. I hope the formatting works...

1. An assemblage of Shilluk material culture displayed on a table and against a wall,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 157,354
Posted By Rumpel
Photos of Greek-identifying insurgent bands in...

Photos of Greek-identifying insurgent bands in late Ottoman Macedonia. As much of interest for the accountrements (cartridge boxes etc) as the qamas and bichaqs.

Equivalent pics of pro-Bulgarian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,118
Posted By Rumpel
drac2k, That looks like the coat of arms for...

drac2k,

That looks like the coat of arms for Bharatpur State. See: http://www.flagheritagefoundation.org/pdfs/emblems-of-the-indian-states.pdf
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,098
Posted By Rumpel
A closer look at the '84' hallmark may help with...

A closer look at the '84' hallmark may help with pinning down the date?

http://www.925-1000.com/Frussia_kokoshnik_01.html

She appears to be looking right, so post-1908
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,337
Posted By Rumpel
The mother of pearl and 'silver' wire 'Ottoman'...

The mother of pearl and 'silver' wire 'Ottoman' pistols are ubiquitous in Greek 'antique' and souvenir shops (see pic). I expect a lot of the weathering on some examples is due to being displayed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,814
Posted By Rumpel
Thanks Kronckew. To clarify, I intend to export...

Thanks Kronckew. To clarify, I intend to export them from the UK to Greece: I just spoke to UK Customs who said there was no problem at this end, but couldn't provide any paperwork to smooth the path...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,814
Posted By Rumpel
Sorry for reviving this thread, but I was...

Sorry for reviving this thread, but I was wondering if any of the Greek members in particular might know what the current laws are there for importing antique/ethnographic edged weapons, and whether...
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