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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 04:41 PM
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Posted By NavdeepBal
You can find Antiques and good quality...

You can find Antiques and good quality reproduction Tulwars in either Punjab or Rajsthan, don’t really think you will find anything in Assam. In India antiques are typically very cheap, but most will...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th September 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By NavdeepBal
The price has been brought down to $500 USD +...

The price has been brought down to $500 USD + shipping.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd August 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By NavdeepBal
More pictures.

More pictures.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st August 2018, 10:13 AM
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Views: 1,571
Posted By NavdeepBal
INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORD

An 18th century Indian Gauntlet sword (Dand Patta) for sale. The total length is 40 inches with a 27 inch blade. The Patta also comes with a scabbard. The price is $650 USD +shipping and preferred...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd July 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By NavdeepBal
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 19th July 2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By NavdeepBal
Double-Bladed BICHWA

A 19th century double-bladed bichwa, most likely from Hyderabad, up for sale. The blades are made of Indian Watered steel and the hilt is particularly large for a bichwa, and features a Sun close to...
Forum: Swap Forum 5th July 2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,276
Posted By NavdeepBal
Price reduced to $100 USD +shipping.

Price reduced to $100 USD +shipping.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,612
Posted By NavdeepBal
It could also be from the Deccan. But a...

It could also be from the Deccan. But a possibility of it being a Punjabi weapon is also very high, because two most common names for swords are still found in local Punjabi Lingo, Khirch and Tulwar....
Forum: Swap Forum 26th June 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 998
Posted By NavdeepBal
Set of 19th century WEAPONS FROM PUNJAB

A set of late 19th century axeheads and a spearhead from Punjab for sale. All the weapons are in relatively good condition. The axeheads have a nice disinct shape, with one slightly smaller than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,612
Posted By NavdeepBal
In the Punjab, this would be called a Khirch....

In the Punjab, this would be called a Khirch. Having practised Indian Swordfighting most of my life I can tell you that the bit close to the hilt is most likely used for blocking, a lot like how the...
Forum: Swap Forum 24th June 2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,276
Posted By NavdeepBal
RARE Vintage Indo-Persian Sickle Dagger

A Beautiful vintage BAANK, or Punjabi Baagh Nakha, for sale. The blade is Kamani steel and features a distinct curved shape. There is silver Koftgari present on the blade and tang. The handle is made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By NavdeepBal
These are some examples that I found, although...

These are some examples that I found, although the one on the left is really what the blade is like.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,147
Posted By NavdeepBal
Thank you guys for the feedback. I am 80% sure...

Thank you guys for the feedback. I am 80% sure that the blade is wootz. Im gonna polish a part of the blade, etch and then take pics outdoors. Hopefully the pattern is a lot more visible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,147
Posted By NavdeepBal
Not my piece but the patterns on this blade match...

Not my piece but the patterns on this blade match mine exactly, just lighter. The owner claims its wootz. Is it really?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,147
Posted By NavdeepBal
Yea thats what I’m gonna do. Ill post the pics...

Yea thats what I’m gonna do. Ill post the pics here. Its really frustrating because I can see it person but in pics the pattern doesnt show up. Im gonna etch a part of the blade soon. So hopefully...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By NavdeepBal
It seems lik to me some letters have partially...

It seems lik to me some letters have partially disappeared because of polishing. Excessive polishing happens a lot in India.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By NavdeepBal
Oh Im sorry about that.

Oh Im sorry about that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,147
Posted By NavdeepBal
Is this Wootz?

i was hoping this tulwar I have was wootz, so i cleaned the blade a little bit and the pattern slightly matches my other wootz tulwars but also matches other Skela, or Watered steel, tulwars I have....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By NavdeepBal
Interesting observation. I have seen many weapons...

Interesting observation. I have seen many weapons lik this with “recycled” swords both antique and new. I once saw a tiny antique wootz tulwar which was made from the top broken half of a larger...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By NavdeepBal
Help needed to identify KATAR

Bought this katar fairly recently, and it seemed quite peculiar to me. I thought it was damaged because of the crooked blade but I was told that was an actual type of katar. And also the hilt is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,612
Posted By NavdeepBal
Canadian born. But im Punjabi. In Punjab nowadays...

Canadian born. But im Punjabi. In Punjab nowadays we call any type of spring steel used for tools or weapons kamani. But kaman means bow. From what i know the european steel which had a slightly high...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By NavdeepBal
Yea Im sorry about that. When i cropped the pic I...

Yea Im sorry about that. When i cropped the pic I guess it accidentally turned upside down. But the blade is pattern welded in a beautiful manner, and Ove seen a few european blades with the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By NavdeepBal
Stamp on Indian Sword

I have had this sosun patta/kaati for some time now, and there is a very interesting stamp on the blade. It is clearly european, i think it might be genoan from the research Ive done but not entirely...
Forum: Swap Forum 9th June 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 876
Posted By NavdeepBal
New Page on Instagram about Indian Culture

Hey guys! Ive just started a page on instagram, @chandravansh_arts_and_antiques , Which will discuss Indian martial culture and will even post indo-persian antiques for sale here and there. Ive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,612
Posted By NavdeepBal
The blade is sharp on only one edge and is Kamani...

The blade is sharp on only one edge and is Kamani not Skela. The blade is also more flexible than my most other indian swords.
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