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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:52 PM
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I refer readers to the use here of the video seen...

I refer readers to the use here of the video seen at~
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:04 PM
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Very interesting script in that David is spot on...

Very interesting script in that David is spot on with the repeated word for God throughout the main blade although the cartouche or section near the tang says on one side a date 214 (I think) and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:57 AM
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Its an Indian Moghul Goathorn and Ivory Powder...

Its an Indian Moghul Goathorn and Ivory Powder Flask. Like this one ...below :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:11 AM
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Reference: A. ...

Reference:
A. https://www.academia.edu/36217967/Sufi_in_War_Persian_influence_on_African_weaponry_in_the_19th_century_Mahdist_Sudan

In this exceptional reference are details on Sufi use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 06:53 PM
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Here are some old belts as examples ~

Here are some old belts as examples ~
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 06:45 PM
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Some thought has been put into the belt ...an old...

Some thought has been put into the belt ...an old style to match this set. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 06:38 PM
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An excellent addition to our detective arsenal...

An excellent addition to our detective arsenal Jim !! Thank You. Having a translation is also a huge bonus!!

Ibrahim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,234
For excellent examples of Arabian bullet molds...

For excellent examples of Arabian bullet molds powder measures etc please see http://omanisilver.com/contents/en-us/d316_Omani_Matchlock.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 333
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A note here in support of new materials for hilts...

A note here in support of new materials for hilts where I show a poly ceramic form that looks exactly like Ivory and accepts silver nails in the same way without cracking and does not break when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 01:47 PM
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Salaams Ed Great questions and here goes~ The...

Salaams Ed Great questions and here goes~

The Silver is highest grade obtainable and used to be around the 92% which was why they used Maria Theresa Thalers melted down . The other source is silver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 04:24 PM
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Views: 7,643
IN OMAN several items can be worn on the gunbelt...

IN OMAN several items can be worn on the gunbelt and often both the gunbelt and Khanjar belts can be worn together. Here is the Kohl (antimony paste) container and applicator for blackening around...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2019, 02:48 PM
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A most unusual looking Khanjar. So what is it?...

A most unusual looking Khanjar. So what is it? :shrug:

This is a 4 ringer Omani Khanjar from Muscat. Remember that it was the hilt that marked the style as "Royal" ...Which this is! The body is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2019, 03:56 PM
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Nimcha. Thje weapon below with the sunlight...

Nimcha.

Thje weapon below with the sunlight from the window on it simply compared with the Butin charts gives the impression that this is a Nimcha and likely from Saudia.

The give away being the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,228
Thank You Edster for the excellent examples...

Thank You Edster for the excellent examples clearly related in form.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 02:04 PM
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THESE OLD EUROPEAN (and other) BUTTER KNIVES and...

THESE OLD EUROPEAN (and other) BUTTER KNIVES and the larger knives often for cutting cakes or bread/ meat and sought after by Omanis for their excellent blades and razor sharpened for menial tasks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Salaams sfenoid13, Well I never! That is amazing...

Salaams sfenoid13, Well I never! That is amazing thank you indeed .. Regards Ibrahim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
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Salaams Jim, At #5 the story unfolds; Was it...

Salaams Jim, At #5 the story unfolds; Was it brought to the shores of Musandam by sailors from other lands or was it picked up by the people of Musandam in the course of voyages down the Arabian Gulf...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 04:14 PM
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This has to be the best Mussandam Axe I have seen...

This has to be the best Mussandam Axe I have seen to date and seems to be a laminated blade ..From the private collection of Hussain Ahli Probably the finest stick maker in the region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,228
Some axes from the local Souk..

Some axes from the local Souk..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 03:52 PM
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This is a first. I have never seen such a...

This is a first. I have never seen such a straight forward Omani Dhakiliyyah (Interior) new Khanjar. The architecture is superb, precise and exact for a working dagger. No decoration other than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
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Not an easy one I agree ...and a rams horn ...is...

Not an easy one I agree ...and a rams horn ...is inscribed on the blade on your second picture...so... But the grip opposed to the ears is so hacked about it is almost impossible to tell ...but I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 333
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Another Khanjar example...Khanjars are available...

Another Khanjar example...Khanjars are available in single double or triple combinations depending how much you want to spend and a vast choice of matched belts can be made ...Here are a few short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,585
I have always thought that semi precious stones...

I have always thought that semi precious stones would look good fitted into the crowns of Omani Work Knives as they fit them into camel sticks but til now never saw any. Here they are! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Why is it bovine and not Rhino...? Its...

Why is it bovine and not Rhino...? Its translucent and has the grain of Rhino...Therefor l suggest Rhino. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,668
Hello Jim, Middelburg was indeed an important...

Hello Jim, Middelburg was indeed an important place .. Wikipedia states Quote" Later, in the 17th century (the Dutch Golden Age), Middelburg became, after Holland's metropolis Amsterdam, the most...
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