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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2016, 07:26 PM
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Views: 3,145
Posted By ward
stock

I would suggest you find a tree limb roughly shaped to what you want. It was probably steam bent at the time. If you cut the form out of a plank like pine and use it the first time it gets to much...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By ward
powder flask

Look at morocco. The wood looks like Thuya wood from around Essaouira
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,379
Posted By ward
boxes

The only similarities are that they all are containers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,379
Posted By ward
boxes

I believe we were discussing a specific box with a specific construction and decoration. If we were going to branch out to other constructions and decorations than the use of an item may change. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By ward
koummiya

Most koummiya are 20th century. When you go to Morocco there are hundreds and hundreds of these knives in every city. Some are trash up to some that are very well made. Koftkagari is still being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,379
Posted By ward
koran

Here is a similar one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,379
Posted By ward
With a slide off lid you would lose the top...

With a slide off lid you would lose the top pretty quickly if it was a bullet box. Also can you imagine having this box half full with round lead balls on a horse or camel at full gallup. I would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,379
Posted By ward
koran box

That makes little sense. Workshops made different items with various applications. They make what sells. I have a Koran box with similar work
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By ward
I like pulwars and collected them for a while. I...

I like pulwars and collected them for a while. I have 5-6 more and probably sold another 10 or so the last couple years.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By ward
pulwar

various pulwars with local blades
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By ward
I would suggest you look closely at the...

I would suggest you look closely at the engraving. It is to crisp you see this with mechanical engraving. Basically they use a pc hooked up with a engraving drill. I have also seen this used on older...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,938
Posted By ward
19th century sounds about right I have seen a...

19th century sounds about right I have seen a number of them. It is a valid piece from that culture. Remember the rich got armor peasants were on there own.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd September 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By ward
Almost all of these countries have a older than...

Almost all of these countries have a older than 100 year old law it can not leave the country. When you go to the post office over there you show them what you are sending and pack it in front of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st September 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By ward
Marrakesh has a couple of dedicated weapons...

Marrakesh has a couple of dedicated weapons stores but you are going to pay top dollar there. Meknas has a little more laid back souq in which they still do koftkagari. Essouuria is a large...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By ward
No disagreement every collector or dealer I know...

No disagreement every collector or dealer I know has made mistakes, including me. It is part of ongoing education.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By ward
It is modern and has been artificially aged. The...

It is modern and has been artificially aged. The script looks Arabic but probably is done by a non Arabic speaker for looks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By ward
ken that is a different story. If you enjoy doing...

ken that is a different story. If you enjoy doing the work yourself and it is a fun project with others goodluck. In this instance he was talking about bringing it to a gunsmith. I have restored some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By ward
clean the shellac off and send it out the door....

clean the shellac off and send it out the door. By the time you replace parts and do much else, you could have invested in a better piece. It is a relatively common pistol that is worn. Some pieces...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By ward
here is a different style. This one is enameled.

here is a different style. This one is enameled.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,466
Posted By ward
look up suma you will find enough complete ones...

look up suma you will find enough complete ones to identify
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,823
Posted By ward
The problem with saying koftkagari is 1930- back...

The problem with saying koftkagari is 1930- back is that it is still being made in traditional ways. I have seen it worked in morocco, Egypt , and 2nd hand India . I know of others who have seen the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By ward
If you think about it making a generic pistol...

If you think about it making a generic pistol makes sense. You can sell it to turks,greeks, Muslim, christan, etc,. You do not have to do so much explaining as to why a certain workshop was supplying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By ward
The problem you get with these type of pistols is...

The problem you get with these type of pistols is that they are pretty generic. Individually you may find something that leads to at least part of it being manufactured in a particular place. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By ward
somewhat similar antique razor...

somewhat similar

antique razor...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By ward
I agree straight razor

I agree straight razor
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