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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 02:20 AM
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Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, I agree with your theory regarding this...

Hi Jim,
I agree with your theory regarding this blade as I now have it here. It was definitely originally from Ethiopia as the fuller decoration is typical. Here are some pics of how this sword now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, The silver decoration is separate and is...

Hi Jim,
The silver decoration is separate and is not part of the backstrap. My pic has been used above to illustrate. Here it is again.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By kahnjar1
OK As I said , not my area of collecting. Just a...

OK As I said , not my area of collecting. Just a wild guess on my part.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Detlef, Maybe so but then no dimensions have...

Hi Detlef,
Maybe so but then no dimensions have been given............
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Chregu, Could be wrong as this is not my area...

Hi Chregu,
Could be wrong as this is not my area of collecting, but I think that the bamboo container is probably to house blow pipe darts.
Regards Stuart
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Blue Lander Your "coin" as stated by...

Hi Blue Lander
Your "coin" as stated by Spiral, is a copy of the British Sovereign/Half Sovereign and shows St George slaying a dragon. It is of course not gold but is made of brass. Another "coin"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By kahnjar1
I think that the word CRAFTSMEN used by both Jim...

I think that the word CRAFTSMEN used by both Jim and Ibrahiim confirms what I was trying to say on my reply above. The lack of quality work in the subject sword hilt to my mind is not what a Jewish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,145
Posted By kahnjar1
Nothing to do with the departure of the Jewish as...

Nothing to do with the departure of the Jewish as these were (mainly) silversmiths.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By kahnjar1
Agreed Jim. Ariel.....the "system"...

Agreed Jim.
Ariel.....the "system" would not let me compress the pics so we will just have to go with the link. What is shown is the typical D guard "Zanzibar"Sayf. Wow that was a healthy price paid...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, You seem to agree with my thoughts at #2...

Hi Jim,
You seem to agree with my thoughts at #2 above where I commented that I had not seen any CONCLUSIVE evidence that this hilt style was produced in Zanzibar. Also I agree that us collectors...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By kahnjar1
Quite likely, though it must also be remembered...

Quite likely, though it must also be remembered that companies such as Wilkinson, and various Solingen companies exported blades only in large numbers to various Middle Eastern countries, notably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Marcus, I also have one of these, though not...

Hi Marcus,
I also have one of these, though not from Artzi. In my experience this style has always been referred to as a "Zanzibari Nimcha" though I have seen no conclusive evidence that they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jean-Luc, The general shape suggests to me...

Hi Jean-Luc,
The general shape suggests to me that this is from Oman. Compare the stock shape with this one of mine. The toe on mine has an extra piece attached. I like the brass?? decoration on your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Cerjak Yes I have the book, and agree, but...

Hi Cerjak
Yes I have the book, and agree, but this is unlike any of the other Toradors shown in that the others all have the typical straight stock. It is quite possible that there is some Arabian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Cerjak, The numbers and letters on the...

Hi Cerjak,
The numbers and letters on the Torador, could be Armoury marks/numbers.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Cerjak, I may be wrong here but I believe...

Hi Cerjak,
I may be wrong here but I believe that the matchlock you show with the curved stock is the Yemeni Matchlock which I mention in my post here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Lofty, The shape of the stock is one of the...

Hi Lofty,

The shape of the stock is one of the telling things about Omani Matchlocks. There is a SIMILAR matchlock attributed to Yemen, but the stock shape is different. I suspect that one who is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By kahnjar1
Three interesting flasks. What are they made of,...

Three interesting flasks. What are they made of, and what is their origin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks Ibrahiim. I am (I think) well aware of the...

Thanks Ibrahiim. I am (I think) well aware of the value of these Matchlocks as a website was quoting prices up until recently.
I also own a nice silver and gold Talahiq as shown here.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Lofty, Thanks for the comments and...

Hi Lofty,
Thanks for the comments and particularly the corrected translation. Interested to know that these are often seen in Kuwait. I seem to remember that a certain dealer not far from you was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Berkley, The "containers" are...

Hi Berkley, The "containers" are designed to hold the lighted match end. The one with the holes/vents is designed to safely hold a LIGHTED match while the other with no holes is to extinguish the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By kahnjar1
Omani Matchlock

After many years of waiting to acquire one, this one came my way recently. Seems they are not that common compared with other similar Middle Eastern/Arabian muzzle loaders.....at least they don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Blue Lander, Looks to me like possible...

Hi Blue Lander,
Looks to me like possible Moroccan origin, though I think Moroccan Nimcha usually have 4 quillons, two each edge of blade. Apart from that I can not tell you anything, but no doubt...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th February 2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By kahnjar1
ANOTHER TRY

Still looking and MIGHT POSSIBILY consider trading Jambiya for Dharia.
Contact details as previous. PM for Forum Members and email sabiki@clear.net.nz for non members.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By kahnjar1
Yes.... Marsh Arab dagger from southern Iraq. Stu

Yes.... Marsh Arab dagger from southern Iraq.
Stu
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