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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 07:38 AM
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Posted By kahnjar1
I go back to my reply (#4 above) in which IMHO...

I go back to my reply (#4 above) in which IMHO the "coin" may have no bearing on the origin of the Dha itself. What I should perhaps have added is the the Chinese Province of Yunnan borders Burma,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By kahnjar1
The coin pics is clearer in your original post...

The coin pics is clearer in your original post and look chinese to me. The coin itself may or may not have any bearing on the origin of the Dha itself, though I think the comments in the original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 05:40 AM
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Posted By kahnjar1
Only character I can see looks to be Chinese, but...

Only character I can see looks to be Chinese, but if you would post complete pics of the item then perhaps further info could be forthcoming.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Tim, Please refer to the link in the reply...

Hi Tim,
Please refer to the link in the reply above. I have just acquired 2 of these daggers with a Sudanese Kaskara sword. Replies to my thread would suggest that these COULD be made for sale...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By kahnjar1
Thank you Lee. Not being able to access the Site,...

Thank you Lee. Not being able to access the Site, felt like another Covid lockdown!! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By kahnjar1
Thank you Gentlemen for your information and...

Thank you Gentlemen for your information and input. I really appreciate your comments regarding this sword, and particularly to Jim for the History surrounding it.
With regards to the scabbard, is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By kahnjar1
Sudanese Kaskara for Comment

This Kaskara was a WW1 bring back from Sudan. The scabbard is either Lizard or Snake skin and in quite good order for age. The blade is double edged and as can be seen is decorated with plenty of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By kahnjar1
Don't worry about the touch hole, just leave it...

Don't worry about the touch hole, just leave it as it is. A bit of water on the woodwork won't matter, but if you want to, use a match stick/s to fill the hole. If it breaks off it can easily be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By kahnjar1
Are you sure its not just old hardened black...

Are you sure its not just old hardened black powder residue?? Try scrubbing with boiling water. We always used that to remove (most of) black powder residue. Then used black powder solvent to finish...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th March 2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By kahnjar1
Interesting item and probably quite rare to find....

Interesting item and probably quite rare to find. Makes sense with the hanging hook placed where it is.
Very nice.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th March 2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By kahnjar1
If this is a grease horn, how does one force the...

If this is a grease horn, how does one force the grease out the business end? My guess is a powder horn, though I have no idea as to origin..
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By kahnjar1
I agree that the style of the holders in Kubur's...

I agree that the style of the holders in Kubur's belt are different, however don't disregard that Afghanistan was (and still is) a Tribal land and that the bandoliers were hand made most likely by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Eftihis, Not a firm ID but wool stoppers...

Hi Eftihis,
Not a firm ID but wool stoppers were used in bandoliers from Afghanistan. One of your pics appears to show a wool stopper.
Hopefully Rickystl will come in on this as I know he has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By kahnjar1
I can not comment on actual ORIGIN, but the top...

I can not comment on actual ORIGIN, but the top pic appears to show the Turkish star and crescent (above the leather lace).
Nice pieces.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By kahnjar1
This restoration job has featured on the Forum...

This restoration job has featured on the Forum before but a re airing would fit here quite well http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24394
One certainly would not leave this item as it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,866
Posted By kahnjar1
Suggest you PM RICKYSTL. I know he has shot these...

Suggest you PM RICKYSTL. I know he has shot these (and is still with us!!.
:o )
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,921
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Teodor, A very nice and interesting Nimcha...

Hi Teodor,
A very nice and interesting Nimcha you have there. Quite early in terms of date I would think.
To add some discussion points to your thread, here are some pics of other Nimcha and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Roy, A VERY long shot as I have next to no...

Hi Roy,
A VERY long shot as I have next to no knowledge of native head dress ......BUT what about Hawaiian????
Stu
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By kahnjar1
Merry Christmas to all in difficult times. Hope...

Merry Christmas to all in difficult times.
Hope 2021 will be a much better year.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,283
Posted By kahnjar1
MERRY CHRISTMAS

To those who celebrate, have a Happy Christmas, and those who do not, Happy Holidays.
Either way keep safe.......and hope 2021 is better than 2020.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,431
Posted By kahnjar1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauwastika
Origins and history can be found here. In Buddhism it is regarded as a GOOD Talisman, hence the appearance on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,431
Posted By kahnjar1
Yes this is a Buddhist Talisman. The giant...

Yes this is a Buddhist Talisman.
The giant Buddha on Lantau Island Hong Kong has a "reversed" version on his chest.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,295
Posted By kahnjar1
You are very welcome. Feel free to PM me if you...

You are very welcome. Feel free to PM me if you need any other help.
Stu
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,854
Posted By kahnjar1
Very nice and interesting pistol Jim. Right up my...

Very nice and interesting pistol Jim. Right up my alley!!! Attached reference from Flayderman shows your piece. The values shown are around 1980 I think. If not allowed please delete them.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,295
Posted By kahnjar1
Thumbs up Hi JeffS, What a difference!! Great job if I...

Hi JeffS,
What a difference!! Great job if I may say so. :)
Stu
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