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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2019, 12:25 PM
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Posted By rand
Orb

Looks similar to the shape of his throne.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/460422761897861582/


Was looking for star charts too, symbol crux for the Southern cross is similar also.

rand
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,975
Posted By rand
Battara, You have a very beautiful sword. Would...

Battara,

You have a very beautiful sword. Would need a better quality image to be able to study it, but could determine if all the koftgari on blade was done with the same hand. Possibly a couple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,975
Posted By rand
Follow the wootz pattern

Hey Jens,

When you look at the wootz pattern of the blade, you see dark and light (black & silver) colors and lines. The black lines being similar to the cartography of a map showing the different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,975
Posted By rand
Katar Cross hatching & inlay

The umbrella applied with a cross hatching technique, either a gold wire or a gold sheet appliqué. The dots and triangular marks appear to be a form of punch inlay.

The umbrella gold overlay...
Forum: Swap Forum 1st February 2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By rand
Oriental, Eastern, Islamic, Asian Book Collection

Oriental, Eastern, Islamic, Asian Book Collection.

Islamic Arourers and their works by L.A. Mayer (1st edition) has water damage on outside of cover, Indian Arms & Armour by Dr Pant paper cover...
Forum: Swap Forum 9th December 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By rand
Rapier and Small Sword 1460-1820

On Hold,

Thanks Oliver
Forum: Swap Forum 8th December 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By rand
Rapier and Small Sword 1460-1820

Just found out I am not receiving PM's, please via email or reply to post.

Thanks,
rand
Forum: Swap Forum 7th December 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By rand
Stones Glossary 1934

Book on hold,
Thanks Jens
Forum: Swap Forum 7th December 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By rand
Stones Glossary 1st Ed 1934

Excellent 1st edition of this most important work done by George Stone. The images are much better than newer volumes published and remains one of the go to books today. An impressive and important...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th December 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By rand
Small Sword & Rapier 1460-1820 Norman

Small Sword & Rapier 1460-1820 By Norman
Printed 1980
$225

The quintessential study of the rapier and small sword that has become recognized as the best study on this subject done.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,240
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, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,013
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, 02:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,109
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,109
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, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,950
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,950
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,950
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, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,950
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,109
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,109
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, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By rand
Can anyone translate the writing on...

Can anyone translate the writing on blade?

Thanks,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
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...
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