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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I found another.

Almost identical but slightly more roughly made and appears to have some wear on the blade which also looks flatter and less well made. Perhaps 65 was made by a more conscientious member of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Here we see a flat blade like mine Saudi/Yemen...

Here we see a flat blade like mine Saudi/Yemen border region. Taken fron this rather lengthy thread 13 pages!!

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14878&highlight=jambiya&page=3
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
More about Arabs in India. Perhaps they wear...

More about Arabs in India. Perhaps they wear these on special occasions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabs_in_India
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Now it makes sense. ...

Now it makes sense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Kerala

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_Indians
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Found it from India. Pics are not the best.

Found it from India. Pics are not the best.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I think Kubur may well be right. Arab...

I think Kubur may well be right. Arab communities in south India. A long time back I post here an Indian bowie with a very similar decorated copper handle the same kind of work but the blade had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Defiantly silver wash over copper one side far...

Defiantly silver wash over copper one side far more rubbed than the over on the handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Doing a bit of comparison with old auction Omani...

Doing a bit of comparison with old auction Omani Khanjar. Too my untrained eye my piece does show elements the same as these old examples. In that the scabbard is composed of three decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thought I should include the back. I try google...

Thought I should include the back. I try google research Khanjar and Jambiya gets a bit confusing. How many Arab states wear these?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thanks for the comments. I did not really expect...

Thanks for the comments. I did not really expect such intrigue as I no little of this area. Where ever it was made it has a jolly nice blade, heavy and well formed. You can see where some hard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Question I could be dreaming but if the 65 is a date, that...

I could be dreaming but if the 65 is a date, that fits with British forces in the Dhofar Rebellion.:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
This pdf has lots of information. In particular...

This pdf has lots of information. In particular how Morden young smiths no longer follow tradition in manufacture but mix styles to suit themselves.

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/195632974.pdf
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I have just noticed this dot mark 65. year of...

I have just noticed this dot mark 65. year of manufacture? or the other way up something else?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Jambiya from?

Not really my thing at all. Found in a junk shop, as the blade is more substantial than most I have seen and not too pricey I bought it. The blade had a few quite hard spots of rust but gone now. ...
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