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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2015, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Gavin Nugent
Sundang pommels

As was done with the Mandau faces thread, I think a Malaysian Sundang pommel thread should be available to display the various examples of the type and discuss further suggested meanings and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 526
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Chrome works fine at home, on the phone or on the...

Chrome works fine at home, on the phone or on the tablet.

I look forward to seeing the photos.

Gavin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Rick, My thoughts; Vietnamese Guom blade mounted...

Rick,

My thoughts; Vietnamese Guom blade mounted in the simple manner of the people to the west of Northern Vietnam. The blade is the type most often seen in the hands of the Mandarin's entourage,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 18th August 2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Post UNESCO

I searched UNESCO before placing this link here and could not find it published within these pages... word searches showed very few references to the organisation so here is a link to their site,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,059
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Lightbulb My two cents

In my opinion Ron, Maurice's Sundang hilt is that of the Blyth Hawk Eagle, specifically native to the Malay regions that their Sundangs are...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th August 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Found, thank you. Gavin

Found, thank you.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Gavin Nugent
An Ottoman Pala in Syria, I'd love to know what...

An Ottoman Pala in Syria, I'd love to know what design elements are in the silver, this is the type of thing I'd like to see in more detail.

Bedouin Chief and Family 1920(?) Syria by Kahlil Sarkees
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Gavin Nugent
The artist has certainly presented a panoply of...

The artist has certainly presented a panoply of weapons, Kastane, Shamshir, Karud, Kaskara, Yataghan, Tulwar, Tabar...impressive...how interesting it would have been to study weapons in the days of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Gavin Nugent
So little is actually known about the photo...of...

So little is actually known about the photo...of course it is "staged" as photos of the day where not largely instant as they are today but staged with what accuracy is not fully known. All aspects...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,059
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Hi David, The tang on Dha are quite short...

Hi David,

The tang on Dha are quite short really..as are Guom and I am sure others that I have not seen...in some instances, with relevance to the blade length & proportionally speaking the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Gavin Nugent
I too believe this is from the northern African...

I too believe this is from the northern African Coast through to Tunisia.

The variation of the hilt shape, the type of quillons and the presence of coral all point to Tunisia for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,059
Posted By Gavin Nugent
David, I see the Sundang as both. They can...

David,

I see the Sundang as both. They can certainly be used very efficiently for fighting and look pretty darn fine in quality dress.

The tang and fixing methods are no different to that of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Dear Kubur, Any of the swords pictured in these...

Dear Kubur,

Any of the swords pictured in these images above but disregarding the typically foreign Shashka, Qama and possibly the Yataghan.

Examples that show distinct silverwork be it it the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,059
Posted By Gavin Nugent
I too don't think is was ever covered based on...

I too don't think is was ever covered based on the images as I think there should be more evidence within the horn surfaces of binding application and silver soldering, unless a skilled craftsman...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Congrats, that's a real nice piece. I always...

Congrats, that's a real nice piece.

I always find it interesting that the silver work, and there are a number of different applications, they all share the same feel and style as many Jambiya.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,059
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Big Brother

That's a fine Sundang there Charles. I think it is a cut above the "poor" mans Sundang as the blade is a fine type...the hilt has features heading in the direction of this one I present;

Here is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Gavin Nugent
There you go Andi, you seem to have your heart...

There you go Andi, you seem to have your heart list right there.

Personally I suggest, focus on one for now, perhaps the first one in the list...learn all you can, start a thread on the subject,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Syrian silver work on swords seems to be one of...

Syrian silver work on swords seems to be one of the harder ones to pin down with accuracy...it seems that most was lost/sold off during the French Syrian wars of the early 1900s...I guess to support...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Wemcome Andi

Welcome Andi.

Have you though much about what direction you want your art collection to head?

I hope you enjoy your stay.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Thank you Fernando. Gavin

Thank you Fernando.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By Gavin Nugent
One on my desk now

One of my first loves in weapons was the Navaja and Sword cane...just something about them.

The one pictured reads CUCHILLERIA GAVILAN STA CRUZ de MUDELA and is of the place and period Chris writes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,018
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Better late than never....

Better late than never....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Lofty, this is exactly what we have been...

Lofty, this is exactly what we have been discussing...as you can see, the silence was deafening :-)

This might be a good a place as any to continue the conversation.

Gavin
Forum: Swap Forum 8th August 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By Gavin Nugent
Exclamation www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

We've been pretty quiet for a few months whilst we finish sorting out things from the move and with the weather warming up at this end of the world, I am finally getting some traction with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Gavin Nugent
I'll save further naked images for individual...

I'll save further naked images for individual threads when time permits.

For now here are a couple of links that show some more of their naked...
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