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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By Stan S.
Looks like a real bad-ass bichwa dagger!

Looks like a real bad-ass bichwa dagger!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Stan S.
I have to confirm that this is a modern...

I have to confirm that this is a modern repro/fake that comes from China. I know the seller on ebay carrying these and was eyeing one for myself a while back. It's a nice mace for sure but definetely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Stan S.
Yes, it is a kukri bladed short sword (or a...

Yes, it is a kukri bladed short sword (or a tulwar hilted large kukri). Not a sosun pata but a different weapon entirely.

The blade actually appears to be of high quality steel. It is sharp and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Stan S.
Nice selection of knifes you have there. The one...

Nice selection of knifes you have there. The one with a curved blade is called a Bank and is is intended to be a fighting knife, probably used in a similar manner to a karambit. Yoour example may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Stan S.
My newest acquisition for comments

Recently purchased on ebay. Quite large for a kukri it measures 21 overall. My guess is that it is a ceremonial/sacrificial sword. There are faint traces of inlaid foliage designs all over the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Stan S.
Thumbs up Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Stan S.
A finger guard is not a very common feature,...

A finger guard is not a very common feature, although not super rare in tulwars. As pointed out by Edward F, it is a transitional feature indicative of a switch from a full basket hilt of a khanda to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By Stan S.
Russians generally stoped wearing this style of...

Russians generally stoped wearing this style of helmets sometime in late 17th century. It is a pretty archaic form but definetely something simmilar to what was popular in Russia during the renassance
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By Stan S.
Most likely Turkish but does not appear to be...

Most likely Turkish but does not appear to be very old
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Stan S.
Very interesting! Thanks for a link

Very interesting! Thanks for a link
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Stan S.
For the reference of what a poppy seed pod looks...

For the reference of what a poppy seed pod looks like:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Stan S.
A pipe with a surprise

Here is my latest aquisition - it's an ornate opium pipe presumably from India or Thailand (or elsewhere in Asia - can anyone suggest a proper origin)? Straight, 14" long wooden shaft encased in low...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,713
Posted By Stan S.
Dom, just beutiful! It is rare to see a complete...

Dom, just beutiful! It is rare to see a complete matching set of shamshir fittings, especially when they are of a better quality such as yours
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 38,713
Posted By Stan S.
Hey David, are those leggings or sleeves?

Hey David, are those leggings or sleeves?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By Stan S.
Thumbs up O! M! G! :eek: I think I just died and went to...

O! M! G! :eek: I think I just died and went to heaven! Best post evar!!!

Such a shame that in all of my visits to India I never made it to Hydrebad
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By Stan S.
Well, I have seen pictures of a couple of these...

Well, I have seen pictures of a couple of these scissor/daggers on-line (see pics), and some are still being manufactured in Asia for the tourist trade. Could a scissor be used to stab someone? Sure!...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Stan S.
I say 19th cenury Rajasthan

I say 19th cenury Rajasthan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Stan S.
Mechanical damascus for sure. I have an Indian...

Mechanical damascus for sure. I have an Indian kard in my collection that is very similar to this dagger/sword both in form and decoration. I'll see if I can put some pictures up tonight
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Stan S.
And you are correct in pointing out the...

And you are correct in pointing out the differences in the paintings. Thank you all! However, there still so many of the same elements that make me think as if these paintings trying to tell the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Stan S.
Domesticated Asian cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus...

Domesticated Asian cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus venaticus were wildly used in India to drive out small game animals during the hunt until they became extinct in the early/mid 1900s. A small population...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Stan S.
By the way, I have a huge (2000 by 3000 pixels)...

By the way, I have a huge (2000 by 3000 pixels) copy of the first image that shows many intricate details, which can not be seen in a resized version. If anyone is interested, please feel free to PM...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Stan S.
Art imitating life...Or is it the other way around?

Recently, I began to develop an interest in Indian miniature paintings (a. k. a. illuminations). Many are produced to this day for the tourist trade but I am intrigued by the actual period paintings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Stan S.
I think it says "This tulwar is...

I think it says "This tulwar is awsome!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By Stan S.
Thumbs up A very nice, plain yet attractive variant of a...

A very nice, plain yet attractive variant of a good fighting kora with a traditional nepalese style hilt! I too questing the welding marks... However, I like it a lot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Stan S.
Nice shield. Most definetely Indian as opposed to...

Nice shield. Most definetely Indian as opposed to being Persian or Ottoman. Can't really tell from pictures (I am looking them up on my IPhone) but it looks like hardened leather rather than metal....
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