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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Sylektis, can you post closeups of the pommel and...

Sylektis, can you post closeups of the pommel and hilt bosses, as well as the tip of the blade, please? We can say the following: the grips, pommel and koftgari on the blade are likely Ottoman...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th November 2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL 11/30 SALE

Dear Forum Members!


Our Saturday, November 30, 2019 sale of fine antique arms & armor is coming up fast! Our catalog is now LIVE online at www.auctionsimperial.com !
This sale contains 0VER 600...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,815
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Agreed. It's bovine horn.

Agreed. It's bovine horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Authentic steel bows are not common, but were...

Authentic steel bows are not common, but were used. True antique examples have very little embellishment.
Forum: Swap Forum 6th June 2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL SALE SATURDAY!

Dear Forum Members!


We are completely booked for phone bidding, however if you mention that you are a sword forum member, we will see that you are able to bid by phone.

thanks,

Auctions Imperial
Forum: Swap Forum 5th June 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL SALE THIS SATURDAY!

Dear Forum Members!


Our sale of fine antique arms & armor is coming up this Saturday!
You are welcome to browse our online catalog at www.auctionsimperial.com!
This sale contains 0VER 600 LOTS,...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th May 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL SALE IS JUNE 8th

Dear Forum Members!


Our Saturday, June 8, 2019 sale of fine antique arms & armor is coming up fast! Our catalog is now LIVE online at www.auctionsimperial.com!
This sale contains 0VER 600 LOTS,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th May 2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's Thai work. Raised in silver, then chiseled...

It's Thai work.
Raised in silver, then chiseled and nielloed.
Engraved, gilded and finally, polished.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th May 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONSIMPERIAL JUNE 8TH SALE NOW ONLINE!

Dear Forum Members!


Our Saturday, June 8, 2019 catalog is now LIVE online at www.auctionsimperial.com!
This sale contains 0VER 600 LOTS, including some extremely rare items, from locales as diverse...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Charles is right, it's an Ottoman sword which was...

Charles is right, it's an Ottoman sword which was remounted somewhere in SEA. The Ottoman parts comprise the blade, bolsters, tangband, locket and chape. The grips, scabbard and remaining bands are...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Thanks, I should have said escopeta rather than...

Thanks, I should have said escopeta rather than musket.
The mother of pearl pieces look like gambling chips. I didn't
have the opportunity to study it for long as I was working.
I did notice that the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The owner insisted it was French, that he had...

The owner insisted it was French, that he had bought it in France,
and that it had been there for "many generations." The inlays in the stock are bone and mother of pearl.
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I was visiting a client who was unwilling to have...

I was visiting a client who was unwilling to have the musket photographed.
He has since sent these pics.
I've checked my library, but am unable to find this maker.
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Thank you, Jim. That's precisely the design. Just...

Thank you, Jim. That's precisely the design.
Just looking for that maker.
If the owner consents to allow me pics of the
piece, I will certainly post them.
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Spanish Maker

I saw an interesting Catalan musket which I wasn't able to photograph.

It had typically numerous marks at the breech; starting at the top:

-a cross set on an inverted V

-a fleur de lis

-a crowned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,905
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Wink Especially when they're Jose's elbows ;)

Especially when they're Jose's elbows ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,656
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Anyone who knows you will agree, Charles: It...

Anyone who knows you will agree, Charles:
It could not have come to more appreciative or deserving hands. Congratulations
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,884
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I find that visiting my local post office and...

I find that visiting my local post office and asking whomever is in charge to help
is very effective; much more so than calling the 800 number. If you don't know the people at your P.O., make a point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
As far as I am aware, Qur'an mentions gold only...

As far as I am aware, Qur'an mentions gold only in Chapter 35, the Sura Fatir, Line 33, which refers strictly to the Faithful in Paradise:

[For them are] gardens of perpetual residence which they...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th January 2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
As you found, the pendant is Yomud Turkmen...

As you found, the pendant is Yomud Turkmen work.
The crop is Gaucho, from Argentina or Uruguay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Please repost the large pic without the red marks

Please repost the large pic without the red marks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
You will ruin that horn if a jeweler puts heat to...

You will ruin that horn if a jeweler puts heat to it
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The inscription on the lion appears to read,...

The inscription on the lion appears to read, MASH'ALLAH-- God's blessing.
Please post a closeup.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is a good example of the Georgian work Ariel...

This is a good example of the Georgian work Ariel is referring to.
The grip looks original. The blade is old but may have been embellished recently. The scabbard is modern work: the mounts are set...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,101
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The inscriptions read as follows: Upper...

The inscriptions read as follows:

Upper cartouche: Abbas, Servant of the Ruler of the Nation

This is a very typical formula and is found on the preponderance of such blades.


Lower cartouche: Work...
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