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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I will let you have the last word Alex:). Jens

I will let you have the last word Alex:).
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,204
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you very much Charles, yes they are very...

Thank you very much Charles, yes they are very close - quite interesting.
Depending of the blade type, the length was very important to them, the colour as well - is was all a kind of mantra.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Alex, You are right:), but as this blade is...

Hi Alex,
You are right:), but as this blade is Indian, and Persian I think it should be called a tulwar blade. The chiselled Persian blades I would call a slightly curved Persian blade. I think new...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Alex is right they were made for the durbars...

Yes Alex is right they were made for the durbars in the 19th century.
The attached picture, which is not too good, is from the catalogue The Marlborough House, showing pictures of the presents prince...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,204
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Charles, What are the proportions of your tulwar?...

Charles,
What are the proportions of your tulwar? Mine are.
Length: 79 cm
Length of blade: 67 cm
Ricasso: 5.2 cm
Hilt: 16 cm
Disc diameter: 6 cm
Width of quillons: 8.5 cm
Length of langet: 5.4 cm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,204
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Congratulations Charles:) this one is really...

Congratulations Charles:) this one is really nice.
Like Runjeet writes these blades are rare, really rare. In the more than forty years I have collected I have seen three of these blades.
The other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, Yes, two new books are on their way, but...

Ariel,
Yes, two new books are on their way, but when they will hit the street is unknown to me.
I will write on te forum should I hear something more precise.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Wandoo, The two swords you show both seem to have...

Wandoo,
The two swords you show both seem to have a cho, while the other swords shown dont.
Does anyone know why?
Jens
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
You could also try to ask the (Royal Armoury)...

You could also try to ask the (Royal Armoury) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%B8jhus_Museum I am sure they can help you further.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Russel, I have tried to make one of you...

Hi Russel,
I have tried to make one of you pictures lighter, so it is easier to see the details.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Matt, I have asked Jim to join, as he is a...

Hi Matt,
I have asked Jim to join, as he is a master of the different stamps. I do hope he will join.
Regards
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Matt, I dont know what the crosses are...

Hi Matt,
I dont know what the crosses are supposed to represent, maybe copies from some European manufactor - I really dont know. I too have blades with crosses.
In one of my many books I read,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you:). I have heard about the 'killing...

Thank you:).
I have heard about the 'killing marks', but I more than doubt it. If you read the old Indian history, about all the battles and about how many people were killed, a lot of the swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It's a rule on the forum that you have to show...

It's a rule on the forum that you have to show the whole weapon, or you will not get any answers.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,690
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It is interesting to see how many suggestions we...

It is interesting to see how many suggestions we have here, but to my opinion the suggestion Bhushan gives is the most plausible.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,690
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Well said Jim. I believe that all who try to get...

Well said Jim. I believe that all who try to get something published, will try to get it as right as possible, but we all have to read about it from old sources.
Some can be lucky to get the right...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Bhushan, Yes it is a pity when dealers cleans...

Hi Bhushan,
Yes it is a pity when dealers cleans a weapon, he should leave it to the buyer. To my opinion it is a sosusn pata with a blade in the style used in Deccan and the south. The blade form...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,690
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
How Old is the Katar?

Hi All,
I was making a search for 'Katar', and read some quite old mails on the subject.
This made me remember an article I have written about the age of the katar, which I could trace back to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,199
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Happy New Year - or is it? Any news yet? All the...

Happy New Year - or is it?
Any news yet?
All the best
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Norman you have really been good, so your...

Yes Norman you have really been good, so your should have a nice present:).
I have also been good, but I can't show my present, as it has not arrived.
All the best for Christmas and the New Year.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Fern, Maybe you should explain something...

Hello Fern,
Maybe you should explain something about 'drying' whe wood, as I remember that someone long time ago, told me that wood for wood cutting should be at least seventy years old. Wood for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Ibrahiim, It seems to me, that the text you...

Hello Ibrahiim,
It seems to me, that the text you have sent, is not written by you, but by Ann Feuerbach, and if this is correct why do you not give her credit for it?
One thing is to qwote a short...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Very well written Ariel:). Did you know, that no...

Very well written Ariel:).
Did you know, that no 416 and 417 were exhibited at David's Collection (A museum in Copenhagen) in 1982?
There may be one more piece, but I am a bit unsertain abut...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Charles, it is a nice old sword, thanks for...

Hi Charles, it is a nice old sword, thanks for showing.
The sword is not a kirach, and as I see it it is not a sossun pata either.
I think Runjeet is on the right track, about it being a variation of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Sorry, you should have had an answer earlier, but...

Sorry, you should have had an answer earlier, but I suppose others could have stepped in and answered your question.
Different types of katars were used in south India, but I suppose you in this case...
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