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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2020, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Likhari
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Likhari
You are right Ibrahim that indeed is a Katsane...

You are right Ibrahim that indeed is a Katsane but the design seems to have evolved parallel to the Tulvar. Here are a couple more examples:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 11:57 PM
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Posted By Likhari
Excellent point Oliver! Here are some more...

Excellent point Oliver!

Here are some more parrots for you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 03:38 AM
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Posted By Likhari
Tulvars with Zoomorphic Hilts

An interesting exploration would be Zoomorphic Hilts on Tulvars.

Here is a trio of parrots - called Tota in the Hindustani language so these would be Tota-Mukhi Tulvars.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Likhari
Chhatri on Shah Jahan's sword @ Wallace Collection

Chhatri on Shah Jahan's sword @ Wallace Collection
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Likhari
Smile Inscription in Devanagri Script

Gentlemen !

The inscription reads :

Raja Jaipur - Tahsil Baswa - Number 187.

Baswa was an administrative subdivision(Tahsil) in the Dausa Nizamat which was a part of Jaipur State in Rajputana,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2018, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Likhari
INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION

The correct translation of the inscription is AMAL- E- MOHAMMAD HADI (Made by Mohammad Hadi). There is a dagger by the same blacksmith in the collection of Harvard College (See attached images)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Likhari
Now we are talking Ariel ! Thanks for posting...

Now we are talking Ariel !

Thanks for posting these examples. Braces were not used for curved tulwars unless they were the heavy Tegha type as shown in the attached example. The presence of a single...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2017, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Likhari
You make an excellent point Ian but you have to...

You make an excellent point Ian but you have to remember that the style of the brace on these straight blades also changed with the hilt and a different style of brace might require some retooling on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2017, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Likhari
"One would have to postulate histories of...

"One would have to postulate histories of several basket hilts to which these blades were attached. This would be highly unusual."

And from where my dear Dr. Barkan did you get the idea that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2017, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Likhari
Wink Thank you for your interest Mercenary ! I think...

Thank you for your interest Mercenary !

I think the location and the form of the holes is significant to their purpose. When they are present as three in the shape of a triangle they are usually off...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2017, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Likhari
Even if you had the time Jens I very much doubt...

Even if you had the time Jens I very much doubt that you would have been able to find any reference to support your statement - for the simple reason that none exist.

Drilled holes in Indian blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 11:38 PM
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Views: 17,673
Posted By Likhari
Thanks for the response Jens. Could you kindly...

Thanks for the response Jens.

Could you kindly provide a reference that supports your statement. I have several blades with similar brass or silver filled holes and would be interested in learning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Likhari
Jens where did you get the notion that those...

Jens where did you get the notion that those brass filled holes have talismanic significance ?

This is obviously a reused Patissa blade and those holes would house rivets to hold the blade and hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2017, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Likhari
A sword or talwar with a curved blade and an iron...

A sword or talwar with a curved blade and an iron hilt with knuckleguard and circular pommel gilded and inlaid with diamonds and rubies around edge of pommel. The edge section of the blade near the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Likhari
I would beg to differ with you on this one...

I would beg to differ with you on this one Jim.

To the best of my knowledge in the 20th Century not a single unit in the British Indian Army carried the Indian hilted tulwars. I would love to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2017, 02:14 AM
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Views: 16,118
Posted By Likhari
Thanks for the beautiful and detailed response...

Thanks for the beautiful and detailed response Jim. You are a true scholar and a gentleman. Tipu Sultan was unique among Indian princes because he developed a design element around the tiger which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Likhari
It is a Quranic text starting with the word...

It is a Quranic text starting with the word Bismillah.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,118
Posted By Likhari
If you look closely Ian and Jens you can see a...

If you look closely Ian and Jens you can see a tiger on the quillon and also on the chappe. Also you can see bubri stripes which were used by Tipu as a trademark on almost everything he owned. Here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Likhari
Ariel the Indian Military in the 20th century was...

Ariel the Indian Military in the 20th century was not a homogenous unit. It was made up of the British Indian Army and the armies of the Princely States. Some of the State Forces did carry the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 03:52 PM
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Views: 16,118
Posted By Likhari
Brian does this qualify as a Tipu Sultan sword ?...

Brian does this qualify as a Tipu Sultan sword ? The bubri design seems to be finely executed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Likhari
A hilt with a guard similar to your from the...

A hilt with a guard similar to your from the Prince of Wales Museum in Bombay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,070
Posted By Likhari
Do you mean the part in this interesting example...

Do you mean the part in this interesting example covered in gold and in the shape of a makara ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2017, 02:02 AM
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Views: 2,953
Posted By Likhari
Don't get so frustrated Doc ! I ordered mine on...

Don't get so frustrated Doc ! I ordered mine on ebay from books2anywhereuk and got it within 7 days. It costed below 50 USD and this includes free shipping. Hope this helps. I will try writing a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,128
Posted By Likhari
Knowing how finicky you are, Mr. Milam, about the...

Knowing how finicky you are, Mr. Milam, about the quality of weapons and the high standards you have for your own collection: I consider your comments to be a great compliment and they will make me...
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