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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By rand
Brian Isaac

Have known Brian Isaac a very long time and consider him a friend even though we have never met. He has been doing a serious study of Islamic/Asian arms & armor for a very long time. He has had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,233
Posted By rand
Timonium

Will be there if I can get a reservation at the Radisson, right now they are booked. Really hope to see everyone at the show again.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,315
Posted By rand
Jens, Your knowledge of Islamic arms is at a...

Jens,

Your knowledge of Islamic arms is at a world class level and you can talk fluently with a depth of knowledge with anyone in the world and they would know that instantly. I give you the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,315
Posted By rand
Copies Sold

Am curious how many copies have sold, does anyone have a copy numbered higher than 50? Mine is #17. If you don't already have your own personal copy you may want to get one soon.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,838
Posted By rand
Shellack Removal

Hi Roland,

Has been quite a while since removing shellack off a weapon, but believe I used nail polish remover. Remember it came off quite quickly and the before and after was dramatic. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,838
Posted By rand
Ivory Handle

Have been thinking about the ivory handle on your sword. Have you entertained the idea that the ivory carving could have been done by a persian artisan? Or do the floral design on the handle look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,838
Posted By rand
sword

Likhari,

You have a very nice sword that is also in great condition. Have you pondered removing the shellack from the ivory, it could make a very dramatic difference. Have had two pieces in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,838
Posted By rand
Sword

The finely carved ivory handle on the sword seems to be very dark, the guard also seems darkened. In old collections you sometimes see the use of shellack as a protective covering and over years it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,315
Posted By rand
Passion for Indian Arms

This is one of those rare books on Indian arms and armor that you want to read a few pages at a time and really enjoy. I remember when Elgood's book on Islamic Arms and Armor first came out in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,315
Posted By rand
"A Passion for Indian Arms" Book Review

"A Passion for Indian Arms" -Book Review
by Jens Norlunde

The first thing you notice on this long anticipated book is the quality of the paper, you feel the smoothness of its surface when you...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th October 2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By rand
Book

In my case, I sent an email to the company inquiring about the book. Received a prompt professional reply and a couple emails later received an invoice, then paid for the books I ordered.

By the...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th October 2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By rand
New Book- A Passion for Indian Arms

One of our very respected members, Jens Norlunde has written a book,
"A Passion for Indian Arms", for 120 GBP. There are 100 numbered copies available at
www.booksofasia.com

Stock number...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Battara, There is always a chance it could be...

Battara,

There is always a chance it could be low grade silver, but I have serious doubt about that. Have had many yataghans with silver scabbards, chapes and throats, but never came across one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Can anyone translate the writing on...

Can anyone translate the writing on blade?

Thanks,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Am familiar with pewter which is a different...

Am familiar with pewter which is a different color, hardness and has a different affinity for adhering to gold. This is a hard, silver colored metal, that can oxidize black and also form a green...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Scabbard

Hi Ilias,

At first I thought it was silver because of the high quality repousse. But then I tried to clean a small section that did not have gold wash and it definitely does not clean as coin grade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Improved writing photo

Writing on blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Entire Sword Photo & Writing

Entire sword and better photo of picture.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Scabbard & Stuff

Appreciate the feedback about this piece. The date is hard to read in the photo, it is 1241. The scabbard is definitely not a coin grade silver that you would expect to see, my best guess is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Scabbard

What I find interesting is that the metal for this scabbard seems like a nickel/silver alloy and not coin silver that you usually find with this quality of repousse. Then a thick gold wash or other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
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Writing scabbard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2016, 11:16 PM
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Views: 2,046
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Scabbard near throat has writing- maybe allah?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By rand
Yataghan/ Interesting Scabbard

This yataghans scabbard seems to be a nickel alloy with gold wash with very good repousse.http://
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