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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:22 PM
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JUST to indicate a few links here; please...

JUST to indicate a few links here; please see

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=john+murdoch+of+doune&id=BDA2DF19EF0FEC9B04440E3BF7CEB6F5999641D1&form=IQFRBA&first=1&cw=1117&ch=462


The web...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 05:09 PM
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Dear Kwiatek, I would just...

Dear Kwiatek,

I would just like to say how much your very hard work is being received and how important it is to have such excellent translations delivered at almost the press of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2020, 07:48 PM
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I see no similarities except in perhaps about...

I see no similarities except in perhaps about 1%/2% of the work to anything vaguely Omani or Arabian thus I suggest it is purely local and true to form for its region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 12:58 PM
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More examples of this weapon can be compared at...

More examples of this weapon can be compared at https://www.pinterest.com/worldantiques/choora-dagger/

AND at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/search.php?searchid=1777748 a broad choice of detail on...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
This appears to be the 8 petal White Lotus which...

This appears to be the 8 petal White Lotus which is better explained at http://www.harekrsna.de/Lotus-FLower.htm as a suggestion to the Indian nature of the item.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
The firing device is a matchlock form... Actually...

The firing device is a matchlock form... Actually the thread landed here on European and I think it is obvious that it is Ethnographic thus I would suggest it be moved over there.. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
THE principle of course should always be to...

THE principle of course should always be to retain and nurture the research and nature of forum, hopefully without some falling out on a personal attitude. It's a good thread and some valuable...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Salaams Ariel, Any...

Salaams Ariel,

Any hypothesis may be original and beautiful, but it does not make is plausible.

I agree but then neither does it make it implausible. Local folk often shrug...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Difficult to see exactly the way this hilt...

Difficult to see exactly the way this hilt developed but I tend to think it was closed originally but in some the top fell off thus the open examples available. Were these strange pommels not used as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 126,090
There are many examples of rectangular geometry...

There are many examples of rectangular geometry in Omani silver work and in the khanjar waist belt decoration and on Khanjar scabbards . Below I show one stylistic signature from Said the Great that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2019, 07:27 AM
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Salaams Battara, In order of priority it is...

Salaams Battara, In order of priority it is something like Rhino, Ivory, Giraffe, scented wood, olive then plastic....then it deteriorates dramatically to bog standard wood ..there may be the odd...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 345
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Occasionally I see designs that I seem to...

Occasionally I see designs that I seem to recognize but that I have never seen applied on khanjars ~ this is one of them and is both dramatic and well balanced ...but what is the Scabbard design ...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
This is a long and ongoing puzzle on sword...

This is a long and ongoing puzzle on sword blades...

Inlays on blades were nothing new in the 12th century. For centuries before, the Ulfberht and Ingelrii sword firms had been marking their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
it appears and is described on various references...

it appears and is described on various references as hippo hide..

please see https://www.pinterest.com/pin/108367934753959740/?lp=true

and at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,549
I quote from...

I quote from https://www.pinterest.jp/worldantiques/pahari-sword-cobra-sword/Pahari sword (cobra sword), this type of sword is generally referred to as Indo-Afghan, describing the mixed Indian and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
In support please see...

In support please see http://sikhmuseum.com/nishan/weapons/tulwar.html :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Reference...

Reference A.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18111&highlight=castane

Reference B.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14998&highlight=castane

The Hatan kavya text...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 126,090
A Major breakthrough has been developed in...

A Major breakthrough has been developed in reproduction hilts using horsehair ...virtually identical to a Rhino and I suspect very similar to Giraffe... please see the document covered by Mi, R.,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 345
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SEE THE VARIETY IN COLOUR ON THESE HILTS WHICH...

SEE THE VARIETY IN COLOUR ON THESE HILTS WHICH ARE AFRICAN GIRAFFE... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th November 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Please see...

Please see https://www.michaelbackmanltd.com/archived_objects/islamic-bukharan-tea-pots-or-ewers/ :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
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To keep a camel tapped into line here are the...

To keep a camel tapped into line here are the sticks which are indian bamboo known in arabia as erg. :shrug: On the left old and very expensive and on the right again costly single and multiple node...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Please see...

Please see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21529
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Yes they are trained to not notice the bangs and...

Yes they are trained to not notice the bangs and anyway they cannot run off as the firing is done when they are crouched and tethered. The guns are relatively quick to dismount completely but still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
This is a valid point. My take is that people...

This is a valid point. My take is that people don't post because it's too complicated. The mobile phone is being used a lot these days and our system is very clunky when trying to use that format....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 126,090
It may be remembered that the Royal Khanjar is...

It may be remembered that the Royal Khanjar is formed by a Royal Hilt ...Not by the number of rings or the scabbard style but by the Hilt Form so what is this? :shrug:

It is a Royal Khanjar....
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