Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 22 of 22
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Nihl
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By Nihl
Hey there bsingh, What makes you think it is...

Hey there bsingh,

What makes you think it is watered steel? The pictures you provide don't show the blade in any great detail, and even with the large picture it is hard to see much detail in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nihl
Jim, Also to address your post directly :) it...

Jim,

Also to address your post directly :) it seems to me like these things are the indian equivalent of the european "sword breaker" dagger. Though of course it has just about the same capacity to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Nihl
Kubur, Unfortunately I was not lucky enough to...

Kubur,

Unfortunately I was not lucky enough to win this sword, I simply saved the pictures from the website. Because of this, though I can't say for certain, I'm pretty sure the answer is no.



In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nihl
I agree with Ariel and (it seems) everyone else...

I agree with Ariel and (it seems) everyone else that this discussion is a bit silly. Whether we like it or not, in modern times, katar is staying as the "common" name for these punch daggers until a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Nihl
Since it was brought up, here are some pictures...

Since it was brought up, here are some pictures of the aforementioned laz bichaq, if anyone is interested.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nihl
Excellent overview Jim! Unfortunately that...

Excellent overview Jim! Unfortunately that summarizes my knowledge of the form as well. I did a little bit of looking around online and found an example that has the more usual two-bar grip instead...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nihl
Ah! Jim! So sorry, indeed, as Mercenary said, the...

Ah! Jim! So sorry, indeed, as Mercenary said, the "silly" was only meant to describe the collage, not Elgood or his research/writing/books/what-have-you. I added it when, after making the collage, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nihl
Well, yes, this is inherent in having two...

Well, yes, this is inherent in having two different words that mean two different things. Obviously pata-leafs and pata-swords are not interchangeable words, but that doesn't mean that one can't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nihl
In regards to how they were used, I think there...

In regards to how they were used, I think there is no doubt that conventional katars are well documented as being nasty punching (stabbing) weapons. I've thrust (punched) mine into some thick foam...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nihl
I agree with Ariel, it's definitely interesting...

I agree with Ariel, it's definitely interesting that we have a few odd names (categories) that have survived to today, yet no native terms to distinguish straight and curved katars, even though...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By Nihl
Hi all, I think one thing this thread could...

Hi all,

I think one thing this thread could benefit from is a visual gallery of sorts, like with the pictures that Fernando has already posted. This should help everyone get a better understanding...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By Nihl
I can't say there is anything I can add here that...

I can't say there is anything I can add here that would really provoke much discourse, but I completely agree with your observations. Just because a sword can't be used in the same way as an olympic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Nihl
Hey there Manish, welcome to the forum! I...

Hey there Manish, welcome to the forum!

I consider myself to be a bit of a newbie too, so some other users here will probably be able to tell you way more useful information your pattas, but here's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,884
Posted By Nihl
Did some looking, found an example from the 16th...

Did some looking, found an example from the 16th century of an Indian dagger with what looks like beading on the inside of a vegetal motif. Might just have been used to give the plants texture...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,884
Posted By Nihl
Popping in again to give my 2 cents on what's...

Popping in again to give my 2 cents on what's being talked about.
Personally, I'm rather satisfied with the link to old decorative forms. As uninteresting as it may be, I concede that it does make...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,884
Posted By Nihl
Oh yes good job Ibrahiim on the link with jewelry...

Oh yes good job Ibrahiim on the link with jewelry and armor. Iirc there is an image of a similar vambrace in Elgood's Hindu A&R. Unfortunately I do not have the book with me currently so I am unable...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,884
Posted By Nihl
Hi all, sorry I can't post as often, I just have...

Hi all, sorry I can't post as often, I just have some things going on in my personal life currently. Hope you all can understand. :)

Addressing an earlier bit brought up by Jim, I was mostly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,884
Posted By Nihl
Wow I didn't expect the discussion to pick up so...

Wow I didn't expect the discussion to pick up so quickly! Thanks to all for replying/contributing!

Just my 2 cents on the discussion so far, I largely agree with Jim's point about it being in effect...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,884
Posted By Nihl
Significance of Beaded Edges/Borders on South Indian Weapons?

Hi all,

One big feature that I've noticed is present on a lot of south Indian arms and armor is a "beaded edge" that usually trails along the rim of the object. While my library is far from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By Nihl
Awesome, I'll try that. Also, as I've been...

Awesome, I'll try that. Also, as I've been informed that I have to do so, I'll try retaking the pictures with my phone and uploading them directly on here this weekend, though I honestly still have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,383
Posted By Nihl
Hi all! I actually would consider myself...

Hi all!

I actually would consider myself somewhat of an Indian weapons researcher. Though I'm relatively new to it, and as a result spend most of my time reading/learning what I can that's out there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By Nihl
A Newbie Question About Black Rust Removal (Ft. Several Unique Weapons for Comment)

Hey there everyone! First I just want to say that I'm a huge fan of all of your guys' work; I've been lurking on here long before I even made an account, and the amount of knowledge you guys freely...
Showing results 1 to 22 of 22

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:50 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.