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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 05:51 PM
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Regret previous entry....Try this for a sold item...

Regret previous entry....Try this for a sold item illustrating similar style of decoration and a footnote to the Tareq Rajeb Museum in Kuwait... well worth a visit !...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 10:35 AM
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Salaams all...Just a few notes to add... The...

Salaams all...Just a few notes to add... The material wrapping the stock and butt may be a pot metal mixture including aluminium. The condition of the sharply cut split palmette and work on the butt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
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Salaams Jens Nordlunde and thank you for clearing...

Salaams Jens Nordlunde and thank you for clearing that matter up.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
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Salaams TVV Thank you for the pictures of the...

Salaams TVV Thank you for the pictures of the fine sword.......I have to say that not being a spadroon enthusiast I had to go and find out what it meant...thus; The web states Quote "The Spadroon is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,079
Salaams Jim, et al. Thank you for keeping the...

Salaams Jim, et al.
Thank you for keeping the thread in focus.
The study of this dagger form (and I am never sure what their actual accurate name is...) is indeed fascinating and has caused me to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
For interest ~ I was searching Jewish Sufi and...

For interest ~ I was searching Jewish Sufi and wandering dervish of Iran details and came up with a peculiar fact...that this type of axe which I presume may also be of the Qajari style ...was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,873
On top of which there are some more superb...

On top of which there are some more superb references about the Sword Genre or Funun, the first of which describes the Razha ..at http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.23...=21104401332677

The second is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 225
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Salaams ...I am fully aware of flexible blade use...

Salaams ...I am fully aware of flexible blade use ... The Shotley Bridge maker hid one in his bowler hat and amazed onlookers at a trade show...I know many nations used such flexible weapons.. but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Salaams Spiral... I'm so glad you found the...

Salaams Spiral... I'm so glad you found the reference on page 205 as I thought I was going crackers ! How on earth I was supposed to have made that lot up is beyond me... So the reference is accurate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 225
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Salaams Forum ~ The well documented detail of the...

Salaams Forum ~ The well documented detail of the flexible dancing sword can be seen at the fine reference from David viz;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 225
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Salaams Spiral, I refer you to my 10 point plan...

Salaams Spiral, I refer you to my 10 point plan but I do reply to your post in the hope that you observe the common courtesy demanded of this Forum since from my viewpoint I have studied this subject...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 225
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Ought you not to know better ? I refer you to...

Ought you not to know better ? I refer you to the 10 point summary but would ask you to remain polite in your reply and honourable which is the tradition amongst men. Do you really expect that your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Salaams khanjar 1. Why not?.. The dancing sword...

Salaams khanjar 1. Why not?.. The dancing sword was part of the tribal infantrymans kit. Most of what these guards did was salutation and pageant. They needed the Heraldic item to do all of them....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Salaams David and thank you for your excellent...

Salaams David and thank you for your excellent reference on the dance routine. I simply cannot trace in my vast pile of notes the reference in Ingrams but I am sure it is there but he had several...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 225
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Salaams Forum...All....It has come to my notice...

Salaams Forum...All....It has come to my notice that certain facts delivered here by me have come into question and whilst naturally in the course of polite interchange and scholastic manouvring I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Us? Where does it leave us?... I think you have...

Us? Where does it leave us?... I think you have that misplaced... It leaves you still looking for a hook on which to hang your supposition... Try examining the post note by note of the 10 part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Salaams all~ The question is posted requiring...

Salaams all~ The question is posted requiring proof of H Ingrams the secretary to the Royal House in Zanzibar and an expert on the region just after the turn of the Century and probably in about 1910...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
by spiral I meant the antique Yemini swords with...

by spiral I meant the antique Yemini swords with flexible blades. As refered to by Eggerton quoted from of the Persian work by Jahanggir entitled Tuzuk I Jahanggir published around c.1600.{ later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 175
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Salaams Blue Lander, Good question... when did...

Salaams Blue Lander, Good question... when did the weapon become more symbolic as a badge of office as head of the family? ...When did it cross over from being a skinner, hunter blade to the exotic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Salaams all ~Readers may recall that the famous...

Salaams all ~Readers may recall that the famous historian on Zanzibar; H. Ingrams wrote about Manga(Omani) and non Manga(African Zanzibari tribals) and the difference in the way they danced using...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Not sure what you mean by flexible Yemeni sword?...

Not sure what you mean by flexible Yemeni sword? Do you mean like the sword at #185... That sword is the Ethiopian (of often German trade blade pedigree) which only got as far as Yemen Sanaa before...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Its more to do with visitors getting in... rather...

Its more to do with visitors getting in... rather than stuff getting out.
Regards,
Ibrahahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Salaams All, From time a revue or summary of...

Salaams All, From time a revue or summary of structures allows clarity, focus, and direction and directs readers at the supporting posts and so that their research may be enhanced. I place the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Note the two other indicators of national...

Note the two other indicators of national recognition of the dynastic rule invented at the time of Said bin Sultan..ruled 1804 til 1856 who moved the capital on Oman to Zanzibar ~and worn here by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,678
Salaams Sancar, Please have a look at...

Salaams Sancar, Please have a look at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10687&highlight=military+museum at post #1 and #14. Your swords are related to the museum pictures shown at #1 and...
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