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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2016, 04:02 PM
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Views: 1,459
Posted By rand
Met Islamic Arms and Armor book

Opening the book for the first time immediately saw quality photo's of identified early chain mail armor with close-up images of links showing construction. This alone made the book worth getting as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By rand
Tabling

When you have straps out to the edge of a shield it helps the holder prevent what is called tabling. Tabling is when something strikes the edge of the shield, pivoting the shield on the axis where...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th September 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By rand
Shipping

If Buyer is overseas price would be based on $200 plus shipping.

If local pickup price would be $200

48 state included shipping would be First Class USPS

rand
Forum: Swap Forum 24th September 2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By rand
Gold & Silver Edition Stones Glossary

Both a first gold edition (1934) of, "Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor" and the silver edition (1961), both in very good condition.

Both books for $225 total...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By rand
The work at the forte of he blade seems similar...

The work at the forte of he blade seems similar to that on Ayhuda kati from Coorg.

http://akaalarms.com/sold-coorg-ayda-katti-chopper-from-south-india-ref-10196/

Link is from Akaal arms.....
Forum: Swap Forum 15th March 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By rand
Book is sold, thank you for looking....

Book is sold, thank you for looking....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,925
Posted By rand
Timonium

Am planning on attending the Baltimore show and looking forward to seeing fellow collectors again.
Forum: Swap Forum 15th March 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By rand
Stones Glossary 1st Ed 1934

Very good 1st edition copy of Stones Glossary
Published in Portland, Maine 1934
$135

This is the best edition of Stones monumental work on everything arms and armor related with better pictures...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By rand
Tugra example

Great tugra example on a yataghan Eftihis. We can safely assume the Eftihis' yataghan had a period of use starting sometime between 1769-1849, the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By rand
Yataghan time period

Hello Eftihis,

Am hoping your are finding many treasure there.

The over strike triangular punch style inlay is mostly associated with Ottoman inlay work. The koftgari style of overlay is an older...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By rand
Date conversion

To convert an Islamic date one subtracts three percent first, thens adds six hundred and twenty two.

1110 X .03 = 33

1110 - 33 = 1077

1077 + 622 = 1699

This yataghan looks to be 19th century,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,556
Posted By rand
Decoration on yataghan.

On the royal yataghans not only is the gold inlay raised above the surface of the blade. The decoration on the bolsa is three dimensional, the figures curve in on the back side. And all the gold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By rand
Jerry, Looking forward to this show and chatting...

Jerry,

Looking forward to this show and chatting with other collectors. Hoping to get a table but not holding my breath....... Have a few Islamic arms to bring along....

rand
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,161
Posted By rand
Round link chain mail

Hello,

From the photo's it is a little hard to make a determination, the shape of the link, type of rivet head are important factors.

One thing I can definately say it is certainly not and early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By rand
hartford antique arms show

Will anyone from this forum be attending the Hartford Antique Arms Show October 10,11...... Supposed to be a very good show....

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By rand
If someone can offer a translation of whom the...

If someone can offer a translation of whom the maker is that may would assist in a more accurate dating.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By rand
Follow-up photo

Follow-up photo
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By rand
Pistol with Islamic Decoration Motifs

Opinions are sought for this European style percussion pistol with Islamic design motifs done with silver inlay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By rand
There is a gun type known as "fortress...

There is a gun type known as "fortress gun" which is a extra large version of the rifle used from defensive positions. Have seen examples of these in both Indian matchlocks and Turkish miquelets.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By rand
Ariel, Sacre Blu!! When you mertioned 1331 I...

Ariel,

Sacre Blu!! When you mertioned 1331 I was thinking you were talking about the silver repoussee!!! Here is a close-up of the inscription on the blade with as you pointed out is 1331 and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By rand
Ariel, Here is a photo of the other side showing...

Ariel,

Here is a photo of the other side showing a date of 1894, that would clearly be an indication the numbers/letters on other side are not a date.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By rand
You may be right about this being Dagastani...

You may be right about this being Dagastani craftsmanship as they are well known for this type of work. Do you think the decorative motif in both the repoussee silver and gold inlaid ivory is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By rand
Hey Ariel, Very interesting about the crown...

Hey Ariel,

Very interesting about the crown meaning Russian aristocracy, do you have a reference for that?

The 1331 date, seems like it would read 3113 and hence not be a date. Although 1912 would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By rand
At first was thinking it may be Alexander III...

At first was thinking it may be Alexander III (1881-1894), but the shape of the Russian crowns seems like it should be globe shaped. Then I noticed that "III", in the Russian alphabet is pronounced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By rand
Recognize Coat of Arms on Kindjal?

Do anyone recognize the coat of arms on this kindjal?
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