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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont have any proof Ariel, and I dont know in...

I dont have any proof Ariel, and I dont know in which book I read it, but recently I read the following.
Egerton, when he bought a weapon (in India), he wrote that this or that weapon was from the...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,955
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Here is a picture of the Danish one from 1849.

Here is a picture of the Danish one from 1849.
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,955
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It seems as if almost the same 'knife' was tried...

It seems as if almost the same 'knife' was tried for the Danish army - see Danske Blankvåben p. 164. But only a few copies were made - now in the Toejhusmuseum in Copenhagen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
A lot of blades were imported from countries like...

A lot of blades were imported from countries like Spain, Portugal, Germany, England, Venice and other countries.
To this comes that the Indian's copied a lot of blades, and they did it so well that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,687
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Now and again it pays to have a look back in...

Now and again it pays to have a look back in time, as I did to day.
The khanjarli with the straight blade shown by Kurt in post 10 is unique.
Not so long ago I got one as well. South Indian 17th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I cant answer the question, but someone, I am...

I cant answer the question, but someone, I am sure, can so please come forward.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
They are there to make the blade stronger,...

They are there to make the blade stronger, especially if it is a very flexible blade. I have several without it, so they can have it or not, it all depends on how stiff the blade is.
The spike on top...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Marnish, Welcome to the forum, I hope you...

Hello Marnish,
Welcome to the forum, I hope you will have many interesting moments here. Do use the SEARCH function on patas, and you can spend hours.


To your questions. I dont think your patas are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,925
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Detlef, I dont think you did anything...

Hello Detlef,


I dont think you did anything wronge in warning others - just the oppesite.
I think this must be an eye opener for others who want to buy on auctions - check the extras before you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,925
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ken, You are a very lucky man, to live where you...

Ken,
You are a very lucky man, to live where you live - besides from the lovely countryside.


Tapani,
I have never heard anything like what you describe, it is quite chocking.


Alan,
I think you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,925
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes you are right. About 600 km each way - so...

Yes you are right. About 600 km each way - so about 7 hours twice:-(.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,925
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Was it not possible to choose another firm by...

Was it not possible to choose another firm by your own choice?


Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,891
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The Japamala or Mala is a praying string of beans...

The Japamala or Mala is a praying string of beans used by the Hindus, Buddhiists, the Jains and some of the Sikhs.
Mostly there are 108 beans but other numbers can also be seen. The number of 108 is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,891
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Maybe the beaded edges were auspicious at a...

Maybe the beaded edges were auspicious at a certain time and place, and went out of fashion, but was copied at some other place and time as decoration - only.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,891
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Jim, are you sure it was only due to Arabian...

Jim, are you sure it was only due to Arabian trade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,891
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think we lost Nihl somewhere along the road:-).

I think we lost Nihl somewhere along the road:-).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,772
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Jim, the poppy stands for a lot of things, like...

Jim, the poppy stands for a lot of things, like it was said to be a herb of Saturn, or a symbol of both peace and death, and, and....
When we study the different flowers and animals we tend to give...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,891
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
There are other books showing this beaded edges....

There are other books showing this beaded edges. Like Mortal Beauty, 2015. Page 208. Here it says Central India17th to 18th century.
Robert Elgood: Arms & Armour at the Jaipur Court, 2015. Page 87....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,891
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Marcenary, this is a very week explanation, and...

Marcenary, this is a very week explanation, and it does not help much.
There are a lot of katars and other weapons from South India without these beads. Had it really been such a deep religious thing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,891
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Nihl, I cant, unfortunately, tell you much...

Hi Nihl,
I cant, unfortunately, tell you much about the beads, other than they were used a lot in South India, and seems later to have been used in other places as well. If you have A Passion for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The blade of your tulwar could have been an...

The blade of your tulwar could have been an European blade, but due to the ricasso it seems to be an Indian blade - likely a copy of an European blade.
It is interesting that the blade on the African...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,433
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you Ariel. Jens

Thank you Ariel.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,433
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
In 1883 Surgeon-Major Th. H. Hendleyi...

In 1883 Surgeon-Major Th. H. Hendleyi (http://#sdendnote1sym) wrote that it is; “adapted for thrusting, and makes a wide and dangerous wound, which is enlarged in the act of withdrawing the weapon,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you for the explanation. I was also...

Thank you for the explanation.
I was also wondering about your last question.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
To stop a berserk elephaant

It has now and then been discussed if it is possible to stop a berserk elephant, as described on the katar shown. The katar is from Bundi and dated VS 1907 - AD 1850-51, and the text on the katars...
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