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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th January 2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By Anandalal N.
Since we are on the topic does anyone have...

Since we are on the topic does anyone have examples of arrow and bullet extractors?

Rgds.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th January 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By Anandalal N.
Hi Roland, Clearly you may be on to something....

Hi Roland,

Clearly you may be on to something. In fact Dr. Longmore advocates the use of Chloroform as an anaesthetic agent although there is interestingly no mention of Morphine that I came across....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th January 2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By Anandalal N.
Hi Roland, The more I look at this the more I...

Hi Roland,

The more I look at this the more I tend to agree with you that this would be cumbersome to use as a bullet extractor though it follows the same principle.

As for leaving the bullet in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th January 2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By Anandalal N.
See...

See also:

http://www.ssplprints.com/image/130825/fernandes-iris-steel-bullet-extractor-german-17th-century

Note that this instrument displayed here is slimmer and so easily inserted into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th January 2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By Anandalal N.
Possible Antique Bullet Extractor? - Medical

Any thoughts welcome.

Used to extract bullets lodged in the human body? Syringe shaped. When plunger depressed the grabber opens up and so may be carefully moved around the lodged bullet for...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
Posted By Anandalal N.
Dear Friends, Here's wishing your all and your...

Dear Friends,

Here's wishing your all and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

All the very best and all success in the coming year.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th December 2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,070
Posted By Anandalal N.
Yes. in any event the head looks too heavy to...

Yes. in any event the head looks too heavy to stay in place.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th December 2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,070
Posted By Anandalal N.
Hi Alan,

Hi Alan,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,893
Posted By Anandalal N.
Prohibiting use of Pointed Knives

Relevant parts of the Regulation of 1816 annexed.

"For prohibiting the use of Pointed Knives amongst the natives Cingalese of the maritime provinces of the Island"

Such claims are not always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,893
Posted By Anandalal N.
Hi David and others, The reason I posted the two...

Hi David and others,

The reason I posted the two knives above is since there is little written about them and so to place them in context. I suppose looking at the discussion that ensued the greater...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,893
Posted By Anandalal N.
See image "b" and detail of hilt...

See image "b" and detail of hilt "c" categorised as Kandyan knives i.e. a reference to the Kandyan Provinces of Sri Lanka which were the last areas to fall under the British in 1815. While this knife...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,893
Posted By Anandalal N.
Detlef - Glad it is useful. Rajesh - I must...

Detlef - Glad it is useful.

Rajesh - I must thank you for calling me on to the mat on this one. These I was informed were sourced from Mahouts. So they are of course authentic and my research...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,893
Posted By Anandalal N.
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Mahout's knives

These are two mahout's knives from Ceylon. Note the iconography on the grip. Each knife also has a snake (Cobra) on the downward facing surface of the grip. Shall try to post the images of the snakes...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,302
Posted By Anandalal N.
New Year Greetings

Dear Friends,

Returning after a long break to wish you all a wonderful New Year all the way from Sri Lanka.

Regards,

Anandalal.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,484
Posted By Anandalal N.
New Year Greetings

Dear Friends,

Returning after a long break to wish you all a wonderful New Year all the way from Sri Lanka.

Regards,

Anandalal.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th March 2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,034
Posted By Anandalal N.
Lime Container

Hi,

I can confirm that the lime container is from Ceylon for chewing lime accompanying betel leaf chewing. The bells are tiger bells I believe and look like thy have some age to...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,396
Posted By Anandalal N.
Dear Michael, Please remember that your recovery...

Dear Michael,

Please remember that your recovery to full health is eagerly awaited by all of us at the forum most who have never met you in person but have been benefited so much from your presence...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,263
Posted By Anandalal N.
Best wishes for speedy recovery

Dear Fernando,

Please do convey wishes for a speedy recovery.

Anandalal.
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,924
Posted By Anandalal N.
Alexander, Here's a thought. Could the sleeping...

Alexander,

Here's a thought. Could the sleeping guard in the first image have timed his sleep to perfection? Knowing how much time it takes for the match-cord to burn a given length he would be...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,592
Posted By Anandalal N.
Hi Michael, Its been a while since I posted. I...

Hi Michael,

Its been a while since I posted. I must say at first glance the painted stock and the shape of the butt are reminiscent of the Japanese Matchlocks introduced by the Portuguese and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,643
Posted By Anandalal N.
Is the pommel Ivory or bone seeing it is not one...

Is the pommel Ivory or bone seeing it is not one solid piece but is cladding round a solid core. Beautiful piece certainly.
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,798
Posted By Anandalal N.
Hi Michael, I am not disputing you. The...

Hi Michael,

I am not disputing you. The resemblance in the scroll work is certainly there. Also the fretted butt-stock also leans towards Cingalese. What I am saying is that there is no single...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,798
Posted By Anandalal N.
Cingalese?

Hi Michael,

Interesting find as usual. Lovely firearm and workmanship. Unfortunately the view is clearly limited.

Try as I might I am unable to find any single element that would enable me to...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,280
Posted By Anandalal N.
Hi Fernando, Thank you for your reply. Chase in...

Hi Fernando,

Thank you for your reply. Chase in 'Firearms - A Global History' says that the intention to carry out cast-iron manufacture in Goa was abandoned due to the expense of moving materials...
Forum: European Armoury 26th February 2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,280
Posted By Anandalal N.
Cast Iron Technology

Tracing the course of cast iron cannons etc., I have come across the following item. This is a rough sketch of an item of cast iron from Ceylon. It is heavy and solid with the date 1636. Probably...
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