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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ian, Very long time ago I read about a habit they...

Ian,
Very long time ago I read about a habit they had - in Gujarat I think. When someone had made a promise, and did not keep it, he should do something dramatical to his arm with his katar - I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,009
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Alex, Opening an old/very old thread once...

Alex,
Opening an old/very old thread once more:-).
Hindu Arms and Ritual by Robert Elgood, page 107 the column to the right.
"The Marathas marked the trident on their swords and canon in honour of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th August 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
How big is it? Could it be Indian?

How big is it?
Could it be Indian?
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Fernando, you have checked it well, and you are...

Fernando, you have checked it well, and you are right, they do row in the same direction.
Yes these coat of arms are quite old. Strange to think, that Switzerland was united, to what it is today, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Sorry David, yes that is the thread. At one point...

Sorry David, yes that is the thread.
At one point he bought all the compasses in a shop, to prove how they reacted to the blade.
I will miss him very much.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Although I never met him, he was for many years a...

Although I never met him, he was for many years a close friend, and we had many mails between the two of us.
During his illness we did not correspond, as he was in hospital/rehab - but I do miss him...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Mare Rosu is dead

I have just been informed that Mare Rosu died on 20th of July after a long time with illness.
I dont know how many still remember him, but he was a good friend and always in a good spirit. He will no...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Corrado, reading you comment once again I find it...

Corrado, reading you comment once again I find it somewhat strange, as religeous wars have been with us for many centuries



In a way it is quite funny Fernando, that this is the only commentary you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Young noblemen trained on a wet clay block, till...

Young noblemen trained on a wet clay block, till they had the power to behead an animal.
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Could be, but to day it looks like this....

Could be, but to day it looks like this.



https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Oberaegeri-Blazono.png/60px-Oberaegeri-Blazono.png


They are, I think, supposed to represent...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Corrado26, yes I agree with you, but my message...

Corrado26, yes I agree with you, but my message was to show the chapel where they gathered before going to battle.
I have just noticed that on the weapon to the left - Aegeri (Oberaegeri) - the two...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
A bit of Swiss history - forgotten by most

When I walk Dylan (one of our dogs) every morning, we pass a small chapel which has some history to tell.
It was build in 1869 in memory of a battle against Zurich (I think), as they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Detlef, Yes you are right. I dont know which...

Hi Detlef,


Yes you are right. I dont know which country with the most liberal laws, maybe Switzerland.
The dagger in question is the attached.
Regards
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Erlikhan, Do you need to send something...

Hello Erlikhan,


Do you need to send something abroad??
I once bought a dagger in the US and when it arrived in Germany it was returned - no ivory at all, only silver and steel.
So if you want to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ian, The way you look at it makes me take my hat...

Ian,
The way you look at it makes me take my hat off to you, as I would have been quite angry.l
However things are as they are, so the soft heads in the different parliments dont understand anything...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I have lightend two of the pictures a bit.

I have lightend two of the pictures a bit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
See Swap Forum about ivory

Ian has a huge problem, and what I did not know is, that it is not only world wide, it covers all and each of the states of the US.
I am really sorry it has come so far, but I think the different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It is a fantastic book - if you have the faintest...

It is a fantastic book - if you have the faintest intrest in the subject - buy it, as you are not likely to find another one like it for years to come.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
midelburgo, it is interesting that you mention a...

midelburgo, it is interesting that you mention a Polish link, but I am not quite sure why you do so, as I would have said Germany.
But I do agree with you, that they likely were used after a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Victrix, jeg har ledt på millitærmuseets og...

Victrix, jeg har ledt på millitærmuseets og Topkapis hjemmesider - ingen billeder.
I have been looking at the homepages of The Millitary museum, and the one of Topkapi, but found very few pictures,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Victrix, the 'sword' I saw in Istanbul was like...

Victrix, the 'sword' I saw in Istanbul was like the one Tirri shows, not like the one yoou show - desværre.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
No Fernando, it was described to me as a...

No Fernando, it was described to me as a Panzersteker, by someone who knew what he was talking about - unfortunately he is dead now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
From the one who translated the text on my...

From the one who translated the text on my weapons, I was told that the text should be read from right to left, but the numbers from left to right.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Fernando, I remember it to have been a long rod,...

Fernando, I remember it to have been a long rod, pointet at one end and a hilt at the other end, just like the one Tirri shows..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Fernando, I dont remember it to be sharp, the one...

Fernando, I dont remember it to be sharp, the one I saw in Istanbul. Also I think it is of Europeand origin.
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