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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont see any wootz at all - sorry.

I dont see any wootz at all - sorry.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The katar shown in the article (no 205) is a...

The katar shown in the article (no 205) is a drawing I found in Holstein's Contribution a L'etude des Armes Orientales, vol. I, and his reference to Mitra's book made me buy the book, and start to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel - thank you for the invitation:-). Ken,...

Ariel - thank you for the invitation:-).


Ken, yes I think it could very well be a katar of a very old form. I dont know if you have read my article How Old is the Katar? If not, here it...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I am not into European weapons, but could the SZ...

I am not into European weapons, but could the SZ stand for the canton Schwyz in the central part of Switzerland just north of the Alps?
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,611
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Giovanni, and welcome to the forum. I dont...

Hello Giovanni, and welcome to the forum.
I dont collect European swords and daggers, but I do have a Firangi with a blade from Belluno.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,841
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
When I have etched a blade with Ferric chloride,...

When I have etched a blade with Ferric chloride, I wash it , dry it with a heater, and while the blade is still warm I soak it in white vaselineoil and leave it for some time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
What is happening to humans an animals is beyond...

What is happening to humans an animals is beyond what most of us can believe - it is awful, and I do feel with anyone involved.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,841
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont know. But I am sure that working cherry...

I dont know. But I am sure that working cherry heated iren must have been quite hard - not that I have ever tried.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,841
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes cherry coloured steel would keep the pattern.

Yes cherry coloured steel would keep the pattern.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th January 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Nail and nail - hmmm. My guess is that it is...

Nail and nail - hmmm. My guess is that it is Indian - but I must say that I am guessing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Do you think the blade it wootz?

Do you think the blade it wootz?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Very well written Marius:-):-) I too wish you all...

Very well written Marius:-):-)
I too wish you all a very happy New Year.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,049
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, thanks for your assistance, but do you...

Ariel, thanks for your assistance, but do you know in language it is written?
This could, maybe, point to a region. I think Rajasthan is correct, but it might help.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,049
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Is it possible that someone can translate what is...

Is it possible that someone can translate what is left of the text on TVV's katar?
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ciomments speared the readers:-)

Ciomments speared the readers:-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The answer to how the Piso Podang hilt got spread...

The answer to how the Piso Podang hilt got spread to other countries may be found in Suvarnadvipa. Hindu Colonies of the Far East. By Dr. R.C.Majumdar. Cosmo Publications, India, 2004. Vol. I-II.
It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I am with Ariel. I dont think the cup disc has...

I am with Ariel. I dont think the cup disc has ever been closed.

Although it is a different hilt type see also my catalogue pp. 321-323 - picture attached.
From left to right, NW India/Afghanistan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you very much. The wish is returned to you,...

Thank you very much. The wish is returned to you, and all the members and their families.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel and Battara are correct, anyone who can,...

Ariel and Battara are correct, anyone who can, and is willing to help with translations, and informations is a great help on a forum like this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you for showing the details. If it is from...

Thank you for showing the details.
If it is from Bundi, two fish at the hilt base would make sence, as they, the former rulers of Delhi, were Hindu's, belonging to the Hara subclan of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
If it is a tourist katar, then it is an old...

If it is a tourist katar, then it is an old tourist katar, and it could, maybe, be from Bundi.
You write that it is 43 cm, but how long is the blade?
A width between the side guards of 6.5 cm is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
When it comes to markings, I just found a funny...

When it comes to markings, I just found a funny quote in Sultans of the South. MET, 2008. Swords in the Deccan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Their Manufacture and the Influence of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,692
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Well, when you have to do with old weapons, you...

Well, when you have to do with old weapons, you will have to study how the different forms, like animals, were shown at the time - but it seems as if none of you did so, what a pity. However, I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Alex, I am looking forward to the conclusion of...

Alex, I am looking forward to the conclusion of your questions:-), and I find the thread very interesting.
Now that the thread has been expanded. I do have a Khanjar with a nilgai head on top of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Alex, Thank you for starting this interesting...

Alex,
Thank you for starting this interesting subject:-)
Unfortunately I cant show you any daggers with a stell hilt and a lions head, as I only have one with a jade hilt and a lions head, but I...
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