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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2014, 11:32 PM
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Limited cold weapons maybe Martin but those...

Limited cold weapons maybe Martin but those bronze weapons are to die for...so very rarely are any encountered with anything other than just the blades.

Thank you for sharing!

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrihiim, Please refer to the first post,...

Dear Ibrihiim,

Please refer to the first post, the thread starter is actually wanting to know about swords from the country, not just the kastane in its solitude...but I guess your blinkers are on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Gustav, Thank you for bringing these...

Dear Gustav,

Thank you for bringing these detailed images forth and indeed Prasanna Weerakkody's post you linked is quite informative and well founded from the start.

Dear Ibrihiim,


Where are you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, I stand corrected on this...

Dear Ibrahiim,

I stand corrected on this creature, the one with the Lion head.

Michael Backman has provided information about these swords and the Serapendiya when displayed in his gallery. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, Please also find better sources...

Dear Ibrahiim,

Please also find better sources for the image you supplied of Makara. This is a Leogryph, not a Makara. The head of a Lion, the body of a Griffin.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, You may want to digest this...

Dear Ibrahiim,

You may want to digest this victorain period etching further.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2014, 07:56 PM
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Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, Please do not be so bold and self...

Dear Ibrahiim,

Please do not be so bold and self assured that you have "proved" it is a Makara. Nothing has been proved unless you have a time machine...one that I would like to hire if you do.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, I see no feathers or peacock...

Dear Ibrahiim,

I see no feathers or peacock plumage of any kind in the images you provide...
Equally, in relation to a scabbard tip shown, I have had Kastane scabbards carved in the style of an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, I can appreciate your position on...

Dear Ibrahiim,

I can appreciate your position on the subject I can but in the icons present above, none from antiquity show the form of the pommel.

I do concur the line drawing does but it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2014, 07:33 PM
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Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, The Lions could have Elephant...

Dear Ibrahiim,

The Lions could have Elephant tails or be blowing bubbles from there tails, the tail is not present in the icons of the Kastane we discuss.
Equally the Makara could have a sheeps...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, Yes I do mean the Kastane pommel...

Dear Ibrahiim,

Yes I do mean the Kastane pommel and grip is that of Lion's face...whether in the Yali lion-headed (simha-vyala), LEO(lion)gryph or just plain lion it is unknown...it is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 292
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Dear Ibrahiim, Thank you for your post on the...

Dear Ibrahiim,

Thank you for your post on the cross cultural aspects of the Makara.

Back to the large creature on the pommel of the Kastane. Please look closer to this link already provided and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 20,690
Dear Ibrahiim, Please review the images you...

Dear Ibrahiim,

Please review the images you presented the forum more closely.

Some of these creatures in the images you present go by other names such as Leogryph, Yali or Sardula which have a Lion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Mr Morgan did travel a lot with his wife and...

Mr Morgan did travel a lot with his wife and likely bought the sword from Bob Hales shop on one of his many trips abroad as he did discuss several other purchases he made abroad that were also sold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Some further ideas for thought. I am with Ariel...

Some further ideas for thought.

I am with Ariel in that this blade is from the Afghanistan region and Sindh, not Bukhara or elsewhere. The blade is typical of the forms seen in these regions even if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Sir Henri Deterding's Peurawot from Kelling Hall

Michael,

As requested.

Horn, Suasa, timber and ink.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Very nice Michael, I would, based on the images...

Very nice Michael,

I would, based on the images call this a horn hilt.

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
The blade motifs will reveal the exact EU origins...

The blade motifs will reveal the exact EU origins of the reused sword.

To my eyes it looks like a timber regulation hilt with only the timber remaining...no guard, leather or wire remaining...the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Michael, I will post mine as you ask later this...

Michael, I will post mine as you ask later this week. Congrats on a beautiful example of a strong and interesting form.

Charles, I understand they are used for Betal Nut. Others may advise...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
There were walking canes commonly referred to as...

There were walking canes commonly referred to as flick sticks that operate in this manner, being gravity activated, also swagger sticks and very short sticks 12" in length.
These are mostly Victorian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Hi Brian, I can not see Chinese here at...

Hi Brian,

I can not see Chinese here at all?

Indian perhaps, sort of a Ram Dao type chopper?

Do you have the sellers complete description and can they other further insight?

Gavin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Hi Iain, As indicated earlier, this is a very...

Hi Iain,

As indicated earlier, this is a very fine sword.

The visual quality of the blade, along with the forging laminations seen near the tip show that someone spent a lot of time getting this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
To draw from Arielís quote, but knowing...

To draw from Arielís quote, but knowing everything in life is personal choice, my personal choice is to improve the visual appearance to that as close to what it would have been in the day and remove...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,594
Personally I see the handle as the hybrid aspect....

Personally I see the handle as the hybrid aspect. The grip ring is that of one present on a Kukri and in about the same place and the protruding ears is more like the longer Afghan/Sindh swords but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,594
I too wouldn't call it a Kukri but more a Kukri...

I too wouldn't call it a Kukri but more a Kukri Hybrid as there are a couple of Kukri elements. What it lacks to be a proper Kukri is the Cho/Kaudi.

Of particular interest is the fine multi fuller...
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