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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By kahnjar1
I agree with you Jim that Elgood's books are both...

I agree with you Jim that Elgood's books are both browsing and reference books. I have a number of his works in my small library which from time to time are referred to, or just drooled over!....and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 02:04 AM
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Views: 303
Posted By kahnjar1
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http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/search.php?searchid=619790
Hi Lofty, Try here.......
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By kahnjar1
Thumbs up I agree also....an absolute "must" for...

I agree also....an absolute "must" for the library.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By kahnjar1
I have absolutely no idea about this , but from...

I have absolutely no idea about this , but from the pics it LOOKS as if the guy is wearing a peaked cap, but without a side view it is hard to tell.......
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Barry, A couple of other pics which you will...

Hi Barry, A couple of other pics which you will be familiar with...
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks KUBUR for posting pics of your Mandinka...

Thanks KUBUR for posting pics of your Mandinka sword......very nice piece. So mine would appear NOT to be Mandinka, as the only "similar" feature I can see is the pommel top.
As far as the blade on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By kahnjar1
I agree. As I stated in the original post, my...

I agree. As I stated in the original post, my feeling is locally forged. As to date again I agree likely 20th c sometime.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By kahnjar1
I seem to remember that this UV...

I seem to remember that this UV "system" was promoted in this country some time ago for marking electronic items such as TVs, Laptops etc. Don't know how wide spread its use was or if it is still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks Oliver. Yes I see and understand the...

Thanks Oliver. Yes I see and understand the reasoning outlined by Timo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks for info so far, but I am still not sure...

Thanks for info so far, but I am still not sure WHY they are there. Most European (military) swords do not have them and do not seem to suffer from either weakness of heaviness. So the question...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By kahnjar1
What is purpose of fullers on blades?

Probably a very simple answer to this question, but can anyone tell me why some sword/knife blades have fullers and some do not.
Also what is the purpose of this? Various sources call these a "blood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks Gentlemen. Yes I agree sub Sahara, maybe...

Thanks Gentlemen. Yes I agree sub Sahara, maybe Mali or Chad. The pommel top resembles those seen on other Taureg items and I agree the hilt style is very similar to those seen on Omani swords. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Kubur, As stated above, there are no visible...

Hi Kubur,
As stated above, there are no visible marks on the blade.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By kahnjar1
AFRICAN???SWORD for ID and COMMENT

Another item out of my "comfort zone". I assume this is African also. The scabbard leather work is exceptionally good IMHO, both in quality and construction. The drag appears to be aluminium??? and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By kahnjar1
AFRICAN AXE for ID and COMMENT

Well out of my usual collecting area, but I thought nice anyway. Any ideas please as to origin. The decorative inlays are copper, brass and some white metal. The collars below the axe head are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Kubur, Re the belt. I do not have this piece...

Hi Kubur,
Re the belt. I do not have this piece any more but from memory the belt is "man size". BUT it must be remembered that the European man is generally of bigger size than the average...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By kahnjar1
Suggest you send GAVIN NUGENT a PM. He is a...

Suggest you send GAVIN NUGENT a PM. He is a dealer based in Australia.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Barry, Some practical background just in case...

Hi Barry,
Some practical background just in case you want to try it!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nns816pzIrY
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By kahnjar1
That is of course assuming that they do in fact...

That is of course assuming that they do in fact think........... :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By kahnjar1
True......I was probably thinking of other skins...

True......I was probably thinking of other skins such as crocodile which tend to have more of a "scale" effect. Just an observation on my part..........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By kahnjar1
Are we in fact sure that it IS skin of some sort?...

Are we in fact sure that it IS skin of some sort? The hatching looks very even to be skin. Could it be a very nice example of weaving?
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks for the pic. Not sure what the origin of...

Thanks for the pic. Not sure what the origin of your shield is. Someone no doubt will know and reply in due course. As for the Omani one in your antique shop I suggest it will be there for quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By kahnjar1
Welcome

Hi Shamsy and welcome to the Forum. Collecting as you have alluded to can be full of pitfalls but it is by these that we learn....hopefully at not too much cost financially due to "mistakes".
I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By kahnjar1
I could understand rifles and maybe machine guns...

I could understand rifles and maybe machine guns being used while mounted on camels, but find it a little hard to accept that cannon were mounted in such a fashion. The recoil of such a weapon would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, Yes and if you look at the (measured)...

Hi Rick, Yes and if you look at the (measured) charge size per container here on this Omani Bandolier, it is way more than double what we would use for a "standard charge" in a "western"...
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