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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 11:51 PM
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I wanted to revisit this peculiar weapon which...

I wanted to revisit this peculiar weapon which resembles its Yemeni cousin at #337 yet is distinct in two quite different regions in Oman ...The Dhofar region around Salalah in Southern Oman and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 10:23 PM
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The belt with the dominant black leather showing...

The belt with the dominant black leather showing more likely to be associated with a UAE dagger but may be seen on interior weapons Dhakiliyya...an area linked in history in this part of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 10:05 PM
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Just a note to echo what is a relatively new type...

Just a note to echo what is a relatively new type of fastener and buckle holder, often seen with the post 1970 Omani emblem of two curved bladed swords which appeared at about the same time as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 353
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Having looked at this odd species I assume the...

Having looked at this odd species I assume the hilt simply isn't finished or that the new owner will round off the pommel or go for a Tee shaped style instead..What I do know is the material of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 353
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I have never seen one of these variants with...

I have never seen one of these variants with quite the hilt decoration and shape ...thus I should be quiet and take your ideas..perhaps http://www.khanjar.om/Materials.html has some clue to the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2020, 12:15 AM
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According to www.tartansauthority.com I...

According to www.tartansauthority.com

I QUOTE" Halbard
The halberd or battle-axe was a Swiss invention which was a combination of spear and axe on a long handle. It was a direct descendant of the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
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i NOTED AN INTERESTING SNIPPET ON A WEB SITE AT...

i NOTED AN INTERESTING SNIPPET ON A WEB SITE AT

http://www.tartansauthority.com/highland-dress/highland-weapons/

From which I quote QUOTE "A Mr Glen has a wheel-lock pistol of the time of Charles...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 04:30 PM
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From the superb additions and at #70 on Taqi...

From the superb additions and at #70 on Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf by Andrea Ferraro89


see Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf on the web... :shrug:

Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf

Taqi al-Din...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 353
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The above khanjar scabbard appears to be ready to...

The above khanjar scabbard appears to be ready to accept The Al Saidi Dagger even though it is a 4 ringer... Remember that Royal Al Saidi Khanjars are designated by the hilt although it is often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 353
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Here is an unusual Omani Khanjar with a weave in...

Here is an unusual Omani Khanjar with a weave in gilded cord to the main curve in the Scabbard See 328 for a silvered cord weave. For similar silver work see 1 27 107 128 144 203 223 236 268 here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2020, 10:05 PM
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I thought this Omani Khanjar looked well balanced...

I thought this Omani Khanjar looked well balanced and nicely worked>>> It came with a few clues such as the hilt in Zraff Afrique which as you know is Rhino . It is a post 1970 weapon as it has the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
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JUST to indicate a few links here; please...

JUST to indicate a few links here; please see

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=john+murdoch+of+doune&id=BDA2DF19EF0FEC9B04440E3BF7CEB6F5999641D1&form=IQFRBA&first=1&cw=1117&ch=462


The web...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Dear Kwiatek, I would just...

Dear Kwiatek,

I would just like to say how much your very hard work is being received and how important it is to have such excellent translations delivered at almost the press of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
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I see no similarities except in perhaps about...

I see no similarities except in perhaps about 1%/2% of the work to anything vaguely Omani or Arabian thus I suggest it is purely local and true to form for its region.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
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More examples of this weapon can be compared at...

More examples of this weapon can be compared at https://www.pinterest.com/worldantiques/choora-dagger/

AND at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/search.php?searchid=1777748 a broad choice of detail on...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
This appears to be the 8 petal White Lotus which...

This appears to be the 8 petal White Lotus which is better explained at http://www.harekrsna.de/Lotus-FLower.htm as a suggestion to the Indian nature of the item.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
The firing device is a matchlock form... Actually...

The firing device is a matchlock form... Actually the thread landed here on European and I think it is obvious that it is Ethnographic thus I would suggest it be moved over there.. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
THE principle of course should always be to...

THE principle of course should always be to retain and nurture the research and nature of forum, hopefully without some falling out on a personal attitude. It's a good thread and some valuable...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Salaams Ariel, Any...

Salaams Ariel,

Any hypothesis may be original and beautiful, but it does not make is plausible.

I agree but then neither does it make it implausible. Local folk often shrug...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Difficult to see exactly the way this hilt...

Difficult to see exactly the way this hilt developed but I tend to think it was closed originally but in some the top fell off thus the open examples available. Were these strange pommels not used as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 128,893
There are many examples of rectangular geometry...

There are many examples of rectangular geometry in Omani silver work and in the khanjar waist belt decoration and on Khanjar scabbards . Below I show one stylistic signature from Said the Great that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 128,893
Salaams Battara, In order of priority it is...

Salaams Battara, In order of priority it is something like Rhino, Ivory, Giraffe, scented wood, olive then plastic....then it deteriorates dramatically to bog standard wood ..there may be the odd...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 128,893
Occasionally I see designs that I seem to...

Occasionally I see designs that I seem to recognize but that I have never seen applied on khanjars ~ this is one of them and is both dramatic and well balanced ...but what is the Scabbard design ...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
This is a long and ongoing puzzle on sword...

This is a long and ongoing puzzle on sword blades...

Inlays on blades were nothing new in the 12th century. For centuries before, the Ulfberht and Ingelrii sword firms had been marking their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
it appears and is described on various references...

it appears and is described on various references as hippo hide..

please see https://www.pinterest.com/pin/108367934753959740/?lp=true

and at...
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