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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 02:50 PM
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There are good reasons to refloat this thread...

There are good reasons to refloat this thread since the historical record seems to be warming up in this regard...In my view although this hangs by a thread(scuse pun) the placement of 1000 AD seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
I should log in the usual load of normal lower...

I should log in the usual load of normal lower quality blades available at most workshops and although some do now carry a few wootz examples these are the blade types normally seen. On being asked...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,984
Thanks Jim that is a great picture of the...

Thanks Jim that is a great picture of the Majescule A which probably changes down the ages as some have the cross bar projecting another bar to the base...as seen on the project odd sword.

I agree...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
It baffles me as well! Perhaps the vibrations...

It baffles me as well! Perhaps the vibrations through a longer tang would wreck the hilt? The only thing holding the blade in the hilt is the short tang and some glue and to stop the blade twisting a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
Reference; A. ...

Reference;
A. Omanisilver.com/contents/en-us/d365_Omani_khanjar.html


Some detail on the subject of Khanjar blades which tend to get sidelined and I have to admit not a great deal is available. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,984
The Ethnographics of this case are huge! Not only...

The Ethnographics of this case are huge! Not only is the hilt rare in the case of the other sword See Post 44.....but on The Odd Sword the incredible decorative form on the added pommel illustrating...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,984
The objective is to crack this code A 5 1 D D A...

The objective is to crack this code A 5 1 D D A Where the A is in Majescule form at both ends of the code.

There may well be a variation in how the reference is applied since 51 could refer to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
:shrug:

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 03:58 PM
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Views: 1,083
Looks to me like the picture was set up in the...

Looks to me like the picture was set up in the UAE where that company dubizzle auctions stuff...cars etc and it is a reflection of their shop sign on all the pictures..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,984
In looking at my reference thus staying on...

In looking at my reference thus staying on Benidictus style script I see the letters again could be interesting ..

M 51 DD M

The Book of Revelation is often referred to as 51... So are we off to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,984
Lech Marek places a fascinating piece of research...

Lech Marek places a fascinating piece of research on the detail around BENEDICTus style inscriptions on sword blades see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
Showing the weapon around to associates I often...

Showing the weapon around to associates I often get the call that this is a Busaidi Khanjar if you cover the hilt with one hand they will say 'Saiidi Khanjar then show the hilt they say saifaani!...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
This is a remarkable Omani Khanjar of quite some...

This is a remarkable Omani Khanjar of quite some age which if it is what I think it is may be one of the oldest I have seen to date perhaps from the al Busayyidi dynasty of Saiid bin Sultan who ruled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,495
Excellent thread! In trying to catch up on...

Excellent thread! In trying to catch up on proceedings I read this http://gladius.revistas.csic.es/index.php/gladius/article/viewFile/204/206 which is interesting placing the Perillo mark in the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
As I was saying there have been a few wootz...

As I was saying there have been a few wootz looking blades although now I note more appearing. I can only say that although I think these are better quality being sharper and better made with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
See http://khanjar.om/Parts.html See 87, 119 and...

See http://khanjar.om/Parts.html
See 87, 119 and 240 on this thread for comparisons relevant to post below.

This is an interesting Khanjar with a likely replaced hilt which may be old Rhino … I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
It is BARKA. It isn't a classic Omani Khanjar but...

It is BARKA. It isn't a classic Omani Khanjar but is typical form for classic Baatinah style. The pattern looks only effective on the surface and not present on the cartouche . Anyway no one would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Thank You Haagen for a very interesting and...

Thank You Haagen for a very interesting and peculiar project Khanjar which was probably made on the Baatinah Coast of Oman as you say in perhaps the 1970s. It is in the Baatinah style See The Omani...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,511
Salaams Madnumforce, I think you are partly right...

Salaams Madnumforce, I think you are partly right but viewing the Dutch term it may seem to some that the word evolved from that direction..Always a very interesting mixture of potential tectonic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
This deceptive hilt looks like old cow horn but...

This deceptive hilt looks like old cow horn but its Rhino..Many hilts are recovered from old khanjars and the shape with a narrow pommel like this is often the give away as from a Royal Hilt..Shining...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,779
Please...

Please see~

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22222&highlight=futtila

If you need any more close ups I can provide .. Good luck with the restoration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 87,201
In Oman the souks are aimed directly at visitors...

In Oman the souks are aimed directly at visitors looking to spend a small modest sum for example on a souvenir Khanjar thus the majority of weapons are less expensive cow horn or plastic compound...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Yes I can! Read The Bridge at Dong Ha, by Colonel...

Yes I can! Read The Bridge at Dong Ha, by Colonel John Grider Miller. The Story about John Ripley at the Bridge. That's what Honour is. :)
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,511
Of Royal Naval Operations ashore~The Cutlass can...

Of Royal Naval Operations ashore~The Cutlass can be seen clearly in these sketches...particularly in the hollow square. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,922
This sword is probably a favourite when I...

This sword is probably a favourite when I consider best European swords... It seems to call for a well trained swordsman and has an air of seniority about it. :) Seen below with similar hilts for...
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