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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By Al Shamal
Alikum salam....ya somewhat extended holidays!...

Alikum salam....ya somewhat extended holidays!
Sure, I will hopefully head Buraimi way soon inshallah

Thanks all for the comments, appreciated....it looks to be a very interesting type of parang...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By Al Shamal
Hand Axe Sickle Blade

Salam,

See attached photos of an interesting item for comments...
It might be of North African or maybe Indian origin? The blade is forged and only the inside of the curve is edged for cutting. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,345
Posted By Al Shamal
Richardson and Dorr

Salam,

Wow! I have a battle sword and i have the books by Richardson and Dorr....and I never saw the battle sword hiding in that image.....well spotted!!
:) :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Al Shamal
The Ritual!

Salam,

Ya, I agree with the ritual uses, and plus also found some more information to throw into the melting potů :D

I think the 3 birds are peacocks, the national bird of India.
Symbolically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Al Shamal
:D :D :D Ya, its a concealed self defence...

:D :D :D


Ya, its a concealed self defence weapon for women/ladies based on a combination of the katar knife and betel nut cracker.
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Al Shamal
Shokran, interesting, I did a search on betel...

Shokran, interesting, I did a search on betel knife and found a link to an older post...
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2608

Perhaps it's more than just a basic betel knife however ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Al Shamal
Unusual Double Handled Folding Knife

Salam,

This is quite ornate! With brass dragon heads that either conseal or reveal a triangular edged blade, along with brass birds and small silver bells.

It is also vaguely similar to a balisong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,345
Posted By Al Shamal
Mabrook! :cool:

Mabrook!
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th December 2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By Al Shamal
Salam, I guess in ancient times everyday...

Salam,

I guess in ancient times everyday activities, over a period of time, can develop into spiritual, ritual or religious practices/pursuits
:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st December 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By Al Shamal
Wow!

Shokran for all the comments and also the great research! I do appreciate it!
Here was me thinking it was a glorified leather working tool :shrug: but I'm happy with my tantric ritual item :)

Salam...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th November 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By Al Shamal
Shokran All, I believe it's iron (although I am...

Shokran All,

I believe it's iron (although I am no expert in bronze items!) and also felt that it was ancient. A ritual instrument makes some sense also.

Antler ok, so I had a look for some similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th November 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By Al Shamal
Tibetan Item for comment

Salam,

At first i thought this might have been an old arrow head pushed inside a bone handle; however now i am thinking it may be an old craftsman's tool for leather working or similar. :shrug:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By Al Shamal
Alaikum salam Ibrahiim, Shokran! Wow, a match!...

Alaikum salam Ibrahiim,

Shokran! Wow, a match!
Some kind of Indian hill tribe markings... :cool: !!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
New Thread

Salam,

Kindly note i have started a new thread for the axe from Muttrah with photos above, listed as "Souq Axe for Comments..."
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
Posted By Al Shamal
Souq Axe for Comments...

Salam,

Here is another axe for comments....
This time from Muttrah, Muscat; although it maybe far removed from it's origin and handle i would suggest! Out of interest the vendor stated it as being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
Salam Rick, Ya, perhaps should have :)

Salam Rick,
Ya, perhaps should have :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
Alaikum salam Ibrahiim, Dear All, Here is...

Alaikum salam Ibrahiim,

Dear All,

Here is another axe for comments....
This time from Muttrah, Muscat; although it maybe far removed from it's origin and handle i would suggest! Out of interest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
Salam, Interesting points on the decorated...

Salam,

Interesting points on the decorated strips/panels. The silver part is around 200mm x 20mm. The brass around 130mm x 35mm. Whilst the length of silver could be long enough for a small...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
Salam, Hmmm... Well there are 3 seperate panels....

Salam,

Hmmm... Well there are 3 seperate panels. 1 is a silver patterned panel on the back and then the other 2 seperate side panels look to be brass patterned. The work is quite detailed and has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
Salam, :D me to!

Salam,

:D me to!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
Shokran Ibrahiim, There are some similarities in...

Shokran Ibrahiim,
There are some similarities in the link you provided for sure
The vendor had it in his personal collection for around 30 years in the UAE, however thats as much information as I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Al Shamal
Shokran All :) :) Berkley, your picture posts...

Shokran All :) :)

Berkley, your picture posts were very helpful along with everybodies comments.
I believe the sheath to be silver and the gold is "leaf". The blade/s fit ok into the sheath,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Al Shamal
Shokran Norman, I thought this might be the case...

Shokran Norman, I thought this might be the case also
Will await further comments :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Al Shamal
Hand Axe Help

Salam,

Pls see attached photos of a hand axe purchased locally and im guessing from somewhere in this region... It came to me with the wooden handle heavily soiled which i have since mildly cleaned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Al Shamal
Kukri for comments from Kathmandu

Salam,

A brief holiday earlier in the year took me to Kathmandu, Nepal and some surrounding areas. I have wanted a kukri for some time and this was a good opportunity to gain a 'souvenir'. After...
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