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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2013, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Shimmerxxx
Thanks for the reply Emanuel, I'll do some...

Thanks for the reply Emanuel, I'll do some research now I've got names to start with.

I'm sad to hear that the object in the top left is a signaling standard, I had it pegged as a mighty frying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2013, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Shimmerxxx
I am blown away by these photos, thanks so much...

I am blown away by these photos, thanks so much for sharing.

They even have a couple of haladies, hurrah!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2013, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Shimmerxxx
Amazing, they have an astonishing collection...

Amazing, they have an astonishing collection there, and I particularly like the arrangements.

Shame some of the swords are obscured, but I expect they've had some thefts in that's a necessary...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2012, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Shimmerxxx
Thanks so much for posting these photos, I've...

Thanks so much for posting these photos, I've been to the British museum recently but managed to miss this section!

I headed back there a couple of days back and took a full set of photos for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2012, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Shimmerxxx
Indian Arms at The British Museum.

We already have a thread that shows the Islamic Arms at The British Museum (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10041&highlight=british+museum) but there is also a small section dedicated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2012, 10:05 AM
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Views: 11,362
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Season's Greetings to all. I've learned so...

Season's Greetings to all.

I've learned so much since joining this forum this year, thanks to everyone for making this the place to learn about ethnographic arms & armour!

Warm regards

Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2012, 09:49 AM
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Views: 4,707
Posted By Shimmerxxx
A very nice item, certainly less "touristy" than...

A very nice item, certainly less "touristy" than the one I have.

Perhaps it wasn't meant for export but for ceremonial use/part of a shaster stall?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2012, 08:06 AM
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Views: 4,558
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Excellent photos, thanks for posting. Are...

Excellent photos, thanks for posting.

Are they from The Benaki Museum in Athens?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2012, 09:34 PM
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Views: 56,235
Posted By Shimmerxxx
I've been asking around about a catalogue of the...

I've been asking around about a catalogue of the Oriental Weapons at the Wallace Collection. Nothing so far, but they are working on a project called Wallace Live which aims to provide an online...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2012, 04:16 PM
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Views: 18,898
Posted By Shimmerxxx
I stopped by the Victoria & Albert Museum on...

I stopped by the Victoria & Albert Museum on Friday to look at their collection. Whilst not as comprehensive as the Wallace Collection I certainly found enough to keep me happy. Alex has done an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2012, 01:44 AM
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Views: 56,235
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Steve Shimmer's Photo Set 4

Oh, I've been working on making my photos look a little sexier too... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2012, 01:41 AM
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Views: 56,235
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Steve Shimmer's Photo Set 3

Here's my latest batch of photos. I've noticed the axe-type weapons haven't received much coverage so I've concentrated a little more on them this time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2012, 05:18 PM
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Views: 56,235
Posted By Shimmerxxx
I was there earlier today snapping the pieces I...

I was there earlier today snapping the pieces I missed last time. Expect more photos soon.

I have heard rumours of a catalogue of their Oriental Room, but there isn't currently one available as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2012, 10:40 PM
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Views: 56,235
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Steve Shimmer's Photo Set 2/2

And here's the second part, enjoy!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2012, 10:38 PM
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Views: 56,235
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Steve Shimmer's Photo Set 1/2

Here's my first set. Sorry if I have posted some of these photos before, I belong to several forums and it's hard to keep track of which photos I've posted where!

As you can no doubt tell I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2012, 10:06 PM
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Views: 4,290
Posted By Shimmerxxx
I love that you're measuring it with a steel rule...

I love that you're measuring it with a steel rule made in India. Nice touch. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2012, 06:11 PM
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Views: 4,290
Posted By Shimmerxxx
A nice piece, that's something I'd like for my...

A nice piece, that's something I'd like for my collection!

Looking forward to any photos you can post showing the wootz pattern.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2012, 06:08 PM
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Views: 56,235
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Excellent photos. I know from experience that...

Excellent photos. I know from experience that this isn't the easiest place to shoot due to the low light and reflections.

I'll take a look through my last set of photos and see if any I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 44,381
Posted By Shimmerxxx
...hmm all things that they can show off in...

...hmm all things that they can show off in public to impress the ladies.

The only attention from the fairer sex I'd get showing off my latest acquisitions would be a policewoman with a taser.
...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,250
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Assuming that portugal is DVD region 2 / PAL, you...

Assuming that portugal is DVD region 2 / PAL, you could import from the UK.

Amazon.co.uk link here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 44,381
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Interesting thread, I have wondered this myself...

Interesting thread, I have wondered this myself when attending arms fairs.

I'm 39 and have had an interest in weaponry for the last 20 years or so. I know a few others of my age who have an...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,250
Posted By Shimmerxxx
A friend of mine works in a London prop company...

A friend of mine works in a London prop company that supplies items for movie shoots, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he has them lurking somewhere in the warehouse.
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,669
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Wow, I've not seen something like that before! At...

Wow, I've not seen something like that before! At first I wondered if that was the actual blade or just the scabbard?

A shame you couldn't take a photo of the accompanying information, but perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,934
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire

Although there is only a small part dedicated to arms & armour, members may be interested in a new exhibition at the British Library in London.

Links to the official site and to a video are given...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,082
Posted By Shimmerxxx
Thanks. It's from A Catalogue of Arms & Armours...

Thanks. It's from A Catalogue of Arms & Armours in Bharat Kala Bhavan. G.N. Pant & Yashodhara Agrawal (1995).
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