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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:28 AM
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A further supporting clue is below on...

A further supporting clue is below on https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/An_Iranian_Darvish_in_Tehran.jpg/400px-An_Iranian_Darvish_in_Tehran.jpg showing an Iranian Darvish in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:42 AM
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Here is a Spheroidal Muslim Ewer for sprinkling...

Here is a Spheroidal Muslim Ewer for sprinkling Perfume...from the Rasulid Dynasty. The Rasulids were a Sunni Muslim dynasty that ruled Yemen from 1229 to 1454. Picture from the V and A Museum book~...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2019, 11:04 AM
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Its not a weapon I have ever seen in Oman. This...

Its not a weapon I have ever seen in Oman. This does however, satisfy the equation of being Algerian . The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 312
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At last a sensible alternative to Rhino and...

At last a sensible alternative to Rhino and Giraffe .OLIVE WOOD..Discovered as a brilliant hilt for Khanjars; accepting dense silver pins and a beautiful polish ...In a report in The Oman Observer ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2019, 05:51 AM
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Silver goes almost black with age and patina...

Silver goes almost black with age and patina ..This one is developing age nicely ...but dont worry as it quickly returns after cleaning ... Heres a Rhino Hilt on a well balanced Khanjar set up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2019, 07:42 AM
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This Omani Khanjar displays a famous pattern...

This Omani Khanjar displays a famous pattern internationally renowned from the Scottish Paisley Tie design taken from the Indian "Miri Bota" leaf pattern as in the textile displayed below.

I would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
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This is a Nimcha~ The question is where is it...

This is a Nimcha~ The question is where is it from.. ? Firstly it is not a Maghreb style nor is it a Zanzibari . Buttin I believe places this in the correct category and I have seen variants similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
Earlier we had a series of maps appear outlining...

Earlier we had a series of maps appear outlining geographically the situation facing movement East or West and between Zanzibar and the Manding situation. Here is the linking map I was looking for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2019, 07:16 PM
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Here another cowrie shell decorated scabbard. The...

Here another cowrie shell decorated scabbard. The details at http://ijhssnet.com/journals/Vol_2_...ber_2012/27.pdf are amazing. :shrug: See also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
it is an interesting thread and since Burton got...

it is an interesting thread and since Burton got the Omani sword almost completely off target considering and logging it as well as a strange spear point sword as Zanzibari but noting that he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2019, 03:28 PM
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As already indicated the term Khidma and...

As already indicated the term Khidma and Khodaamah are Arabic words certain to be Algerian or Moroccan or closely influenced; possibly also a term used in Malta which has a language very much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
I never said anything about your 1.2....

I never said anything about your 1.2. paragraphs...
The third point I made about 3; I rather think stands since I think it is precisely that; the Manding sword was not a war weapon but a badge of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 06:53 PM
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Views: 790
There is a good paper on pre colonial Yaruba land...

There is a good paper on pre colonial Yaruba land in south west Nigeria ...an account of the use of Cowrie shells far broader than only as currency.
please see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 312
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Blades are an interesting subject these days with...

Blades are an interesting subject these days with all manner of items entering the system ...the incidence of wootz looking blades is on the increase from as far afield as Russia... and simply called...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2019, 11:52 PM
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Views: 790
Please See ...

Please See http://atkinson-swords.com/collection-by-type/khodmi/ AND https://wilderness-safaris.com/blog/posts/the-importance-of-beads-and-beadwork-in-african-culture AND place COWRIE SHELLS into...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
Reference; A....

Reference;
A. http://takouba.org/catalog/index.php/what-is-a-takouba


The question is still only about two thirds answered since no mention of the Tuaregs. Therefor ~ if as has been accepted on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2019, 05:02 AM
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THANK YOU ED ..A great reply and I enjoyed...

THANK YOU ED ..A great reply and I enjoyed reading your treatise. I actually think the British with only about 47 casualties stopped most blade to blade exchanges by effective gun and cannon fire...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2019, 01:51 AM
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Views: 1,773
REFERENCE; A....

REFERENCE;
A. http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/weapons/index.php/tour-by-region/africa/africa/arms-and-armour-africa-26/index.html

QUOTE'' GambiaGambiaDress sword from The Gambia, Africa. Collected by W. D....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
To see the dimensions of the flambouyant sayf...

To see the dimensions of the flambouyant sayf against the dancer and to view the dancer against the so called Omani curved Kattarah. Also illustrated for interest is a shot with the Dancer, The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,129
Dear Ed, First congratulations on this great...

Dear Ed, First congratulations on this great thread and clearly a whole lot of effort has gone into its production.

Perhaps you can note that it is arranged in direct opposite to the thread we are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
Pitt Rivers museum at item 1929.12.3 suggests...

Pitt Rivers museum at item 1929.12.3 suggests that the Manding Sword with its broad leaf head scabbard which is probably a crocodile head form originated in Sudan with a type of kaskara and further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
To give an idea of scale and time/distance ...but...

To give an idea of scale and time/distance ...but moreover the strategic position as a pivot / springboard between West and East Africa view this map ...Further clues to west east Mandinka movement...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
Tippu Tip was active relatively late and in the...

Tippu Tip was active relatively late and in the reign of several Sultans of Zanzibar but what is also important is that his father and grandfather were seasoned hands in the same business and very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 103,233
THE COLOUR RANGE IN ZRAF HINDI HILTS. These two...

THE COLOUR RANGE IN ZRAF HINDI HILTS.

These two OMANI khanjars illustrate the colour range of Giraffe Horn. The material accepts silver pins without cracking and is now often seen on these weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
ANOTHER PART SIGNATURE SWORD HILT SHOWN HERE AND...

ANOTHER PART SIGNATURE SWORD HILT SHOWN HERE AND DATED...1902 :shrug:
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