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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By A.alnakkas
To be honest, I am not quite sure whether the...

To be honest, I am not quite sure whether the term shibr which is the source of the term shibriya is a solid definition for the item. I have shibriyas way larger than the shibr unit.

As for your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,360
Posted By A.alnakkas
No one is arguing these are made in Kuwait or...

No one is arguing these are made in Kuwait or anywhere else in the gulf. These and other fire arms, past and present are imported from abroad. Older abu fatilas are usually with Indian and Persian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,360
Posted By A.alnakkas
Kuwait is just like all the Arab countries who...

Kuwait is just like all the Arab countries who strictly brought weapons from abroad. You’ll find examples but without provenance it could very well be recently brought from Saudi or Oman. They all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,360
Posted By A.alnakkas
The stock addition is definitely Arab. These were...

The stock addition is definitely Arab. These were smuggled and traded from India, to Muscat and then to Kuwait where they spread all over the gulf. I own an example similar to this one belonging to a...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th December 2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By A.alnakkas
Arab daggers are on hold. Only the big persian...

Arab daggers are on hold. Only the big persian dagger left. Anyone interested? Send me offers if you feel like making one. I also look for Arab daggers, from the peninsula mainly.
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By A.alnakkas
3rd item, a large Persian wootz dagger. Nice...

3rd item, a large Persian wootz dagger. Nice condition, complete with koftgari gold on it. Only thing to note is an area of discoloration near the edge on one side only. Asking price is 1200$
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By A.alnakkas
Second item, Saudi made, gilt silver. Mid 20th...

Second item, Saudi made, gilt silver. Mid 20th century likely made in Taif. Asking 300$
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By A.alnakkas
Bunch of Items for Sale

First item, Omani khanjar, 2nd half of the 20th century but made of good, well made silver parts. The handle is wood. asking price is 300$
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By A.alnakkas
A lovely example, and better craftsmanship of the...

A lovely example, and better craftsmanship of the Houshan family. The dagger is made in 53, which is 1953, not hijri :-)

Is it white metal or silver?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By A.alnakkas
As requested, image of the blade and as...

As requested, image of the blade and as mentioned, images of niello shibriyas with one similar to Artzi's.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By A.alnakkas
Work of Houshan. A workshop that still produces...

Work of Houshan. A workshop that still produces shibriyas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hey Artzi, when did you collect this shibriya?...

Hey Artzi, when did you collect this shibriya? The date you mention between 1960 to 70 conflicts with the information I found. Supposedly these shibriyas are made in the 90's by an Iraqi silver smith...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By A.alnakkas
The blade is nothing special, I'll take images...

The blade is nothing special, I'll take images tomorrow in sunlight :-))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By A.alnakkas
It depends on what you are examining as an...

It depends on what you are examining as an oddity. Further examining and collecting shows that Omani short swords and dharias with wootz blades are not that uncommon.



What do you mean by new? this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By A.alnakkas
I am not sure, to be honest! as it could have...

I am not sure, to be honest! as it could have came straight off an Indian straight sword with Rick's (now Alex's) example?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By A.alnakkas
Nice image! Have to agree with Marius on the...

Nice image!

Have to agree with Marius on the general quality of Jordanian shibriyas. Always seem to be crudely made. Anyone has fine examples to share?

I have one with relatively good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By A.alnakkas
So, knowing that the Omani sword is not a one of...

So, knowing that the Omani sword is not a one of a kind since there are multiple examples of ones with wootz blades and the existence of other Arab ( I do not see otherwise) made wootz blades that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By A.alnakkas
2nd example, a more open pattern. Belongs to my...

2nd example, a more open pattern. Belongs to my friend, who polished and etched it. Obviously the mounts are later, and these rhomboidal nafi'i blades are highly sought after and wootz is not as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By A.alnakkas
Yes. And by pattern I meant the wootz pattern,...

Yes. And by pattern I meant the wootz pattern, not the shape of the blade! any Persian or Indian (or Ottoman) example with such a blade? I only found them with Arab fittings, so local...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By A.alnakkas
Best proof for "Yemeni" wootz is the...

Best proof for "Yemeni" wootz is the nafi'i dharia blades. Those come in varieties of patterns and I do not recall Indian or Persian examples that fit the bill. Local production is highly likely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By A.alnakkas
As mentioned, these are still valued in Oman and...

As mentioned, these are still valued in Oman and go through many restorations and even are fitted with new silver parts to sort of make them presentation worthy. The rivets while in appearance seem...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By A.alnakkas
Craftsmanship is definitely not conventional...

Craftsmanship is definitely not conventional Omani. It is not made by traditional workers or under the supervision of someone who knows the style well. The shape is Omani, the locket is stamped (?)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
Posted By A.alnakkas
a lovely piece. As mentioned by Kubur this style...

a lovely piece. As mentioned by Kubur this style is called Abdi and it is made in a rather wide geographical area from Yemen to Hijaz.

One of the most known makers of this style is from Hadramaut...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By A.alnakkas
Arab dagger is a bit of a general term but when...

Arab dagger is a bit of a general term but when it comes to Yemeni daggers, Steve Gracie's book is one of the most valuable.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Jambiya-Stephen-Gracie/9780646538914
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By A.alnakkas
Agree with Eytan, his estimation is quite...

Agree with Eytan, his estimation is quite accurate. Though I would add that this shape is directly evolved from another, used by the Sharifs of Mecca and transported there once the Hashemite dynasty...
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