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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,733
Posted By Silver John
Itís hard to tell, the entire handle was a rusty...

Itís hard to tell, the entire handle was a rusty brown when I bought it. I have rubbed it down with 000 wire wool as mineral oil which has revealed a few tiny flecks of gold at the edge of one of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,733
Posted By Silver John
Encouraged by Jens on a separate thread, I have...

Encouraged by Jens on a separate thread, I have decided to post the only Indian piece I own with cut steel decoration.

A modest tulwar, sadly missing the pommel disc. The blade is a decent size;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,797
Posted By Silver John
Unbelievably I didn't spot those peacocks! I'll...

Unbelievably I didn't spot those peacocks!

I'll have to see if my very basic photoshop skills will allow me to point out what I see. Though I strongly suspect what I am seeing will be more like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,797
Posted By Silver John
Hello Jens, I'd like to ask, do you see the...

Hello Jens,

I'd like to ask, do you see the peacocks in the gilt sections, or in the negative of the bare steel? Or both?

I was recently looking at peacock imagery on some kukris, so perhaps I'm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,797
Posted By Silver John
I remembered seeing a few examples with jade...

I remembered seeing a few examples with jade handles, so I searched for "Indian kukri jade handle" and went from there.

There are three more similar examples in this thread too:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,797
Posted By Silver John
Hi Miguel, I know you were addressing another...

Hi Miguel,

I know you were addressing another member, but I thought I'd chime in. I have seen a number of these knives over the years, though never in the flesh. IMHO it's definitely a style of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,623
Posted By Silver John
Katar with scabbard

Hello,

I have a wootz katar that I picked up in a mixed lot at auction. Though the katar itself is very plain, I was wondering if it is possible to date or place it, perhaps based on the scabbard?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,407
Posted By Silver John
Not at all Chris! I just hope I'm not boring...

Not at all Chris! I just hope I'm not boring everyone to tears, or enraging those whose language I'm butchering.

Thanks for the clearer pictures. To me it looks like the fifth character is Tha +...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,518
Posted By Silver John
The scabbard looks to have an almost identical...

The scabbard looks to have an almost identical style carving to many kukri scabbards I have seen (perhaps a dozen or more). It's Nepalese alright, at least the scabbard is.

Here are some very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,407
Posted By Silver John
Sorry to keep clogging this thread with more...

Sorry to keep clogging this thread with more waffle, if I wasn't still in modded status I'd have tried to edit it all into one post.

Just discovered that Riyasata means something like Principality....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,407
Posted By Silver John
That would be interesting to see. I do not have...

That would be interesting to see.

I do not have enough knowledge on the topic to say with any confidence, but I believe the inscription is Marathi.

When I'm attempting these translations, I write...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,407
Posted By Silver John
Very sorry if my last post came across as rude...

Very sorry if my last post came across as rude Jens, re-reading it I should have phrased it differently and started the post with "I think..." I am very new to these translations and still have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,407
Posted By Silver John
Hi Chris & Jens, I thought I'd posted up a...

Hi Chris & Jens,

I thought I'd posted up a crude translation last night, but it's either still waiting for a Mods approval or it's been lost in the ether, so I'll try again.

I don't know if it'll...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,407
Posted By Silver John
Hi Chris, I don't know if it'll be any help...

Hi Chris,

I don't know if it'll be any help identifying where the sword came from, but I believe the six characters on the guard in the top picture are; Ri Ya S Ta Ha Ta(long a).

I'm not sure on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,252
Posted By Silver John
There is evidently a huge difference between...

There is evidently a huge difference between accumulating information for our own personal interest and conducting legitimate research.

Can anyone recommend a text that lays out the correct way to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By Silver John
I think you wonder this more often than most...

I think you wonder this more often than most because the cornerstone of many of your arguments is an appeal to authority. Other posters rightly question or reject such logical fallacies and you are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By Silver John
Many thanks for the reply Sirupate. So this...

Many thanks for the reply Sirupate.

So this translation and interpretation comes from J P Cross and Buddhiman Gurung themselves? Wow, nice to have easy access to those two!

They definitely said...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By Silver John
Hi Sirupate, Thatís an interesting alternative...

Hi Sirupate,

Thatís an interesting alternative hypothesis. How did you come to this conclusion?

Iíve been looking into this topic a little bit recently and Iím not 100% sold on the ďPapuĒ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,878
Posted By Silver John
Yes it was a few $100 more than my max bid....

Yes it was a few $100 more than my max bid. Because of the restrictions I had my brother in New Zealand up at 2:30 in the morning bidding for me! :D

Oh well wasn't meant to be, and the winning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By Silver John
Many thanks!

Many thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,878
Posted By Silver John
Lovely kukri. It reminds me of this one (which I...

Lovely kukri.

It reminds me of this one (which I sadly failed to win today). :(

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag130/SilverJohn9/IndianHanshee1_zps0a45afdb.jpg
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By Silver John
Jambiya?

Hi there,

I was hoping someone could tell me what I have here. Could it be an Iraqi jambiya? Tourist junk? Something else? Also any ideas as to what the handle would be made from. It looks a like...
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