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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By manishkulkarni
The antique shop guys responded straight away and...

The antique shop guys responded straight away and offered a full refund! Thanks guys, truly grateful for your very valuable guidance! 💐
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By manishkulkarni
Thanks very much guys, appreciate your no-nonse...

Thanks very much guys, appreciate your no-nonse words of wisdom and I agree this hobby comes at a cost of self-loading at times! Let me read up and digest, but I intend to ask for a refund. We...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By manishkulkarni
Info on recently purchased MKII Kukri 1917

Hi All,

I picked up a couple of Kukris at the Kempton fair yesterday and just wanted some reassurance on the MKII that it's an original - I've referred to an earlier very elaborate thread on kukris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By manishkulkarni
Thanks guys and esp Jim and Yvain for your...

Thanks guys and esp Jim and Yvain for your valuable tips - that's massive help and I'll be very careful when I go about it! Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By manishkulkarni
Help with markings and research on Anglo-Indian Wilkinson sword!

Hi All,

I recently landed this at an auction and very keen to understand what the "I Arrow M" with what looks like a faint S underneath it - is it Indian Medical Services...?!

Also, how do I go...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,102
Posted By manishkulkarni
Hmmm understood mariusgmioc, just reinforces the...

Hmmm understood mariusgmioc, just reinforces the lesson that there's no substitute to due diligence even with reputable businesses! Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,102
Posted By manishkulkarni
Just heard back from Mark who offered an unserved...

Just heard back from Mark who offered an unserved apology and full refund without the slightest hesitation. He noted that they hadn't seen anything like it before at their shop and without any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,102
Posted By manishkulkarni
Understood and sincere apologies Ian and...

Understood and sincere apologies Ian and everyone, it's been very helpful indeed and I'll keep posted on how it goes. Should anyone have any tips, please do send me a personal message! Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,102
Posted By manishkulkarni
Hi All, I'm truly very grateful for your...

Hi All,

I'm truly very grateful for your guidance and advice! Indeed, a lesson well learnt and although I feel embarrassed, let me come clean - I paid 700 for it, that too with a sale discount,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,102
Posted By manishkulkarni
All and David in particular, many thanks for your...

All and David in particular, many thanks for your insight and understood - it still leaves me very disappointed if this is late 20th rather than late 19th as claimed by the dealer. Unfortunately the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,102
Posted By manishkulkarni
Thanks guys, apreciate your comments! Although a...

Thanks guys, apreciate your comments! Although a bit startled that you don't assess this as belonging to 19th century. I acquired this from Lanes Armoury which apparently is an old and very respected...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,102
Posted By manishkulkarni
An extremely unique Indopersian double bladed short sword, ID berde!

Hi All, recently purchased this from a UK dealer. Not that I'm a expert by any stretch of imagination, but haven't quite seen anything like it ever before, don't even know what to call it...! Circa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By manishkulkarni
Thanks Guys, no need to be apologetic about your...

Thanks Guys, no need to be apologetic about your honest assessment! :) I've always longed for a good bow and it'd be both difficult and expensive to find something late 18th century in good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By manishkulkarni
Question Indian Bow - help with circa period!

Hi All,

I'd desired a good bow for while now and finally landed this one at an auction yesterday! Still not in my possession but hope the snaps are decent enough. What I'm looking for is a circa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,132
Posted By manishkulkarni
Hi Jens, Apologies that I missed your reply!...

Hi Jens,

Apologies that I missed your reply! Hopefully I've answered your questions above, don't think its wootz steel as far as I can tell... I'm not really bothered about how old the pattas are -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,132
Posted By manishkulkarni
Hi Nihl, Wow, already so much detail! :) I'll...

Hi Nihl,

Wow, already so much detail! :) I'll catch up soon but just wanted to answer your questions on the dimentions.

The smaller one, with tiger head, is 27 inches double edged and is definiely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,132
Posted By manishkulkarni
Hi Robert, Not sure I understood, I posted the...

Hi Robert,

Not sure I understood, I posted the snaps along with the new post just as explained...?! I'll now Edit the post and attach snaps. Thanks again!

Regards
Manish
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,132
Posted By manishkulkarni
Smile Help with identifying a pair of pattas (gauntlet swords)!

Hello All,

I'm a real newbie to antique swords and never intended to be a collector - it just happened! :) Most of what I've collected is over 2018, it all started from a Firangi. I was born and...
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