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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By RAMBA
How interesting being, in part, a repurposed...

How interesting being, in part, a repurposed wristplate from an 18th century armguard.Very insightful comments. Thanks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By RAMBA
Interesting observation.:shrug:

Interesting observation.:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By RAMBA
I question the 19th C attribution and believe...

I question the 19th C attribution and believe also it is earlier. Or parts of it. I was thinking a sacrificial knife to cut the throat of an animal from behind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By RAMBA
Persian Dagger

"A FINE 19TH CENTURY PERSIAN GOLD INLAID WATERED STEEL DAGGER, inlaid with gold with calligraphy, and hare carved decor to the hilt, 35cm."

This piece was sold last night at auction. I'm very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By RAMBA
Yes sad news. I always found him the gentleman...

Yes sad news. I always found him the gentleman and a good arbitrator when things got out of hand sometimes on the IKRHS forum. Very accommodating with his knowledge too.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By RAMBA
Advised it is likely a 18th Spontoon. British.

Advised it is likely a 18th Spontoon. British.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By RAMBA
Pole Arm Identification

Hello - not normally here but can anyone identify this pole arm? 220 cm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,389
Posted By RAMBA
A "fake" would indicate there was...

A "fake" would indicate there was something it was copying to mislead. And it is about intent to mislead rather than ignorance.

This looks as others have mentioned a recently manufactured item in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By RAMBA
Often sold as WW1 but the consensus amongst...

Often sold as WW1 but the consensus amongst collectors now is that they are late WW2 (1945) or just after.

Given to Jodhpur Lancers and troops by Maharaja Umaid Singhji of Jodhpur.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By RAMBA
I suspect this is the answer. No attribution as...

I suspect this is the answer. No attribution as such in the description but clearly bidders associated the tiger stripes on this katar with Tipu Sultan.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th March 2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By RAMBA
Seems like a truck has run over it! Packaging...

Seems like a truck has run over it!

Packaging seems more than adequate. Just careless "who cares" handling from the shipper.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,412
Posted By RAMBA
"Unpolish" at one's peril. I would not...

"Unpolish" at one's peril. I would not touch it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By RAMBA
Yes I have just had an experience of ineptitude...

Yes I have just had an experience of ineptitude in a large dose.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By RAMBA
I can confirm my copy arrived no issues to...

I can confirm my copy arrived no issues to Australia. If customs authorities are detaining books we have a big problem in the world.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By RAMBA
This knife would also be restricted! "The...

This knife would also be restricted! "The Corona Crested China - Gurkha's WW1 Kukri Knife - Newark Upon Trent (152)" :p :p :p :D :D :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By RAMBA
The seller had never "sold anything like...

The seller had never "sold anything like this". They had inherited old weapons from a distant relative - the rest are relic items of no real interest or value. Called in listing title "British WW1...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By RAMBA
I thought Royal Mail as stated by seller in...

I thought Royal Mail as stated by seller in description and reconfirmed in message - misunderstanding - domestic to GSP. It was late at night and I just committed to "buy it now" paid automatically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By RAMBA
This is a company GSP blanket policy only -...

This is a company GSP blanket policy only - shipping this from UK to me does not break any laws - domestic (UK and AUS) or international.

GSP also charge blanket import and customs fees when none...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By RAMBA
Read that - pity too - I felt for you on that...

Read that - pity too - I felt for you on that one. Even the refund does not make one move on strait away. And impossible to get past tier one customer support.

Email after email etc. and ZIP for it....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By RAMBA
Yes I have read many stories now. Lots of stuff...

Yes I have read many stories now. Lots of stuff gets tagged as restricted. Some of it obviously is and is legitimate (above was a "knife" all day long) but some of it is not if the parcel was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By RAMBA
My thing these. From the limited photos it looks...

My thing these.

From the limited photos it looks like a high quality fighting kora. Lovely watered blade. Pity you can't show images of the scabbard as they are very rare to get.

Uploading image...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By RAMBA
Global Shipping Program - A cautionary tale.

I believe this has been discussed on a couple of threads but I have just had a rather unfortunate result with the Global Shipping Program. This one photo is as close to this old kukri as I will get....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,691
Posted By RAMBA
Auction description - "An unusual long...

Auction description - "An unusual long straight possibly Islamic sword with elephant heads on its handle sides and possibly Arabic writing on blade"

This sword sold at auction recently and I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,091
Posted By RAMBA
overall condition and etching is an issue for me.

overall condition and etching is an issue for me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,335
Posted By RAMBA
Looks good.

Looks good.
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