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Forum: Swap Forum 18th April 2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,818
Posted By B.I
Antique Arms and Armour - New Website

This has been many years in the making, but I would like to finally launch a new website of antique Arms and Armour, and introduce its owner to the internet community.
Jonathan Barrett is an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,812
Posted By B.I
This is the last of the images.

This is the last of the images.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,812
Posted By B.I
Jeff, There were 91 lots of arms (not a couple of...

Jeff,
There were 91 lots of arms (not a couple of hundred, as my memory falsley served) and none of them fit your sword. The descriptions are pretty thorough, and the sale was directly after his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,812
Posted By B.I
The sale was in 1926, in Hollywood. The...

The sale was in 1926, in Hollywood. The collection was seen by the curator of the Met (most likely Bashford Dean) and someone called 'Charles of London', who both remarked of the rarity and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,812
Posted By B.I
Unfortunately not. Only the original 1920s...

Unfortunately not. Only the original 1920s auction catalogue which lists each item, but with only a small handful of images (not much more than I have already shown).
Shame as his collection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,812
Posted By B.I
Valentino's Collection of Oriental Arms

I have the auction catalogue of the sale of Valentinos estate after his death in the mid 1920s. His collection of arms consisted of a couple of hundred lots (from memory, I dont have it in front of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By B.I
I think what Hisham is hinting at, is whether the...

I think what Hisham is hinting at, is whether the shirt is African or adapted in Africa from an earlier source. There are a few examples of Ottoman helmets and shirts that have been adapted and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,462
Posted By B.I
The armouries have one of comparable size. I have...

The armouries have one of comparable size. I have an image I will try and find later. From memory, it hasnt the same thick and substantial proportions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,462
Posted By B.I
Jens, look at the size of that katar!!!!!!!!

Jens, look at the size of that katar!!!!!!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By B.I
and more

and more
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2007, 09:26 AM
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Views: 1,871
Posted By B.I
more

more
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By B.I
African Galleries in the BM

Poor images from a shaky hand, late for a meeting in a dark room (3 excuses in one sentence!)
Maybe it will inspire Tim to drag out his camera, pop down there and get better images.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,266
Posted By B.I
Very sorry for the delay. Looking at it now, I...

Very sorry for the delay.
Looking at it now, I have doubts of the 16thC attribution, due to the crude fullers. Look forward to other opinions.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,869
Posted By B.I
Wonderful piece Jens! ....and congratulations to...

Wonderful piece Jens!
....and congratulations to the photographer!!

In the image I have of the armoury, there is a table with a series of hilts, seen from the top (pommel). These hilts are of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,266
Posted By B.I
Sorry, I didnt get a chance to unload the images,...

Sorry, I didnt get a chance to unload the images, and have left me camera at work!
Will definately do so early next week!
I am very curious for an opinion from those that know, which of course would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,266
Posted By B.I
Hi Flavio, It isnt my field, but I am pretty sure...

Hi Flavio,
It isnt my field, but I am pretty sure this is the real thing, and not 19thC. I couldnt get close to it, but it had all the asthetics of an old sword.
I think I will have to post the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,266
Posted By B.I
Well done Flavio! That is the sword! What...

Well done Flavio!
That is the sword! What information do you have on it?
I did take images, but havent had a chance to take the pictures off the camera. The images will be very poor due to glass and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,266
Posted By B.I
16thC African Sword

I thought I knew the London collections quite well, but know I tend to visit the same pieces and ignore the fields that dont necessarily interest me. So, I had never been to the African galleries in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By B.I
This one was owned by a friend of mine. European...

This one was owned by a friend of mine. European without a doubt. You cant see the decoration on the side-guards, but 100% not Eastern, and 100% never made to be used in a battle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By B.I
Hi Jens, Good question :) Dont know about the...

Hi Jens,
Good question :)
Dont know about the English, but I have seen 'European' katars, but these are presentation pieces, and not done for 'common' soldiers. The style and craft is definately...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
Posted By B.I
Hi Michal, I would love to have heard your talk,...

Hi Michal,
I would love to have heard your talk, as it is a subject that is so closely related to 'Oriental' arms, and yet so easily roped under the Western banner and bypassed. Also, its a subject I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By B.I
Interesting article, but pretty basic compared to...

Interesting article, but pretty basic compared to the level that you and Greg have reached. They used nital in the V&A and did so sympathetically (or extremely cautiously - as do all conservation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By B.I
Hi Ariel, The paper I was refering to in that...

Hi Ariel,
The paper I was refering to in that post was not on wootz, but on Persian metalwork as a whole. But, the main criteria of the author was to challenge assumptions, and so this should also be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,262
Posted By B.I
Hi Richard, Attached is a top scabbard mount. I...

Hi Richard,
Attached is a top scabbard mount. I dont suppose its worth saying it would be very hard to make?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,262
Posted By B.I
Outstanding job, Richard. You seem to be pretty...

Outstanding job, Richard. You seem to be pretty unstoppable!!
You can only admire/pity/envy someone who has no concept of how hard something is to do, and so just bowls in head first :)
This is the...
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