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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 05:46 PM
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Thanks for the detail about the book about to be...

Thanks for the detail about the book about to be released on the Martini Henry. This thread is composed from years of research

ACTUALLY ABOUT 38 YEARS IN ALL FROM MAINLY MY OWN EXPERIENCE WITH...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 05:44 PM
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:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2019, 08:44 PM
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Please see #13 where the link takes a look at the...

Please see #13 where the link takes a look at the provenance of this style Quote"

A RARE CENTRAL ASIAN BROADSWORD

Description

A quite similar example depicted in the ninth-century fresco of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2019, 07:03 PM
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Hello Jim, I was only just looking at the Yemen...

Hello Jim, I was only just looking at the Yemen Bukharan connection and dug out this https://visainfodesk.com/po-i-kalyan-complex-bukhara-uzbekistan/ where the Yemen provided the inspiration for a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2019, 06:17 PM
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Thanks to Michael Blalock for the inclusion of...

Thanks to Michael Blalock for the inclusion of more pictures showing the sword with a Yemeni tribal chief. It may not however detract from the general view that this is a Bukharan style . Yemeni...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 06:51 PM
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There was an interesting question on gun barrels...

There was an interesting question on gun barrels and I think elgood points to areas where they were made . certainly Sinde made barrels and also Persian variants were traded...as would barrels be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 06:38 PM
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Views: 1,486
Chicken Street was awash with guns locally made...

Chicken Street was awash with guns locally made but they are easy to spot and many are more or less the same decoration when no two could be the same..the give aways being various like inside-out...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 06:35 PM
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Views: 1,486
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 04:33 PM
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This is indeed a great thread! Pease see the...

This is indeed a great thread!

Pease see the write up to the artwork below at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jezail#/media/File:Mir_Alam_of_Kohistan_region_in_Afghanistan.jpg also included in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,486
There are contradictory reports on the supposed...

There are contradictory reports on the supposed advantages and disadvantages of the afghan jezail compared to the brown bess.

It may be remembered that the Jezail was a copy and largely of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,486
Just to add to the map equation where Baluchistan...

Just to add to the map equation where Baluchistan is shown as one entity which would be somewhat dissolved in the aftermath of the forming of Pakistan and where the western border of Baluchistan then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,486
The Jezail. To fully return to the weapon...

The Jezail.


To fully return to the weapon Please See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-aEWZrTibE

An excellent couple of points are brought out on calibres of these weapons and wear proving the age...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 06:59 PM
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Views: 1,486
Please see...

Please see http://www.travelbooksonline.com/asia/0023asiapage1_1000.html

Well arguably... In a brilliant travelog I read he appears from about page 54 where he is described as Quote" His Highness...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 06:55 PM
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:)

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 04:53 PM
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That picture of the tribals with guns has at its...

That picture of the tribals with guns has at its centre Khuda Dad Khan of Kalat arguably the most murderous butcher that ever stalked the earth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,486
Hi Jim, Another great subject very nicely placed...

Hi Jim, Another great subject very nicely placed so people can add their take on the subject.. Looking purely at the weapons I made a few observations noting a number of different locks from far and...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
A great subject ~ I looked up a few blade and gun...

A great subject ~ I looked up a few blade and gun combinations as below and at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistol_sword

The weapon with the axe is Polish.
The stiletto dagger combination is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd August 2019, 09:52 AM
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Views: 419
Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan ....

Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan . It means "Goat Grabbing." Please see http://archive.boston.com/sports/blogs/bigshots/2009/11/buzkashi_goat_grabbing_is_the.html for some atmospheric...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,111
I think it reasonable to assume since the...

I think it reasonable to assume since the absolute facts seem to be few and far between on the gunpowder question that the Mexican supply of weapons also included gun powder. The most obvious factory...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,111
Just to examine the Baker Rifle to some...

Just to examine the Baker Rifle to some degree~

When it was introduced the weapon was used in special sharp shooting battalions of the British Army...

The accuracy of the rifle in capable hands is...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,111
Yes you are correct and it is my poor choice of...

Yes you are correct and it is my poor choice of words which is wrong... If I can take the last point first what I meant was the condition in which these weapons were sold when probably they were BLR...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 114,196
A reminder of the African Giraffe head horn of...

A reminder of the African Giraffe head horn of the male of (the endangered)species. (A.K.A. Zraf Hindi translatable as Rhino/Giraffe of India) This hilt not of silver plate but of thousands of tiny...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,111
Another question arises over uniforms and while...

Another question arises over uniforms and while it is clear The Mexican leader was obsessed with Napolionic dress it is odd he opted for British weapons although the Cannon were French I understand....
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,111
The Alamo is an excellent example for study and...

The Alamo is an excellent example for study and difficult to get to the root of considering the precise Gunpowder question . The other example and comparison with Vietnamese and with the situation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
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It appears to say in the top part...

It appears to say in the top part "Clothing" in Arabic transliteration Malboos.

The lower bit reads "Wellness" in Arabic transliteration "Alafia".

There appears to the right in the top word a star...
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