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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:29 PM
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Posted By kahnjar1
RIP Berkley. Fond memories of email conversations...

RIP Berkley. Fond memories of email conversations with you over the years.
Condolences to your Family.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Steve, Check...

Hi Steve, Check here.....http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23880&highlight=gusbi
Teodor is correct I think. This is a "chape" from a Yemeni Jambiya. They come in many sizes and finishes....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 04:47 AM
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Views: 697
Posted By kahnjar1
Possibly a version of a Moroccan Genoui dagger....

Possibly a version of a Moroccan Genoui dagger. The decoration looks like Moroccan, but I am not sure about that blade. Usually the Moroccan blades have alternate sharpened edges at about 60/40,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By kahnjar1
Further to my earlier comments, there is another...

Further to my earlier comments, there is another situation which COULD occur here, and that relates to an item (likely a firearm) for which one needs a special Licence/Permit to hold. The situation...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Dave, A very timely subject, as we are all...

Hi Dave,
A very timely subject, as we are all faced with this situation eventually!
I guess that firstly one needs to establish who the collection will pass to, and if that person holds the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By kahnjar1
African?? items for ID and Comment

Just picked up these two items. Both appear to be from the same stable as the scabbard style and blade decoration is the same.
The knife handle is a mix of copper and brass. Overall 40cm. Blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th July 2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By kahnjar1
I can not comment on the Yataghan but the item...

I can not comment on the Yataghan but the item worn beside it in the first 2 pics, is definitely a Dharia dagger from Hijaz region of modern day Saudi Arabia. I have no idea on the lance/spear he is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th July 2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By kahnjar1
Sorry but I have no idea as to the period that...

Sorry but I have no idea as to the period that these were used but I would have thought probably up to (at least) WW2. I seem to recall that similar "speaking tubes" appeared in movies related to WW2...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th July 2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By kahnjar1
I think you are on the right track, as the...

I think you are on the right track, as the translation from Spanish reads Captains/Commanders Cabin.
I assume that that is a whistle, at the top?...and the item itself is a speaking tube attachment...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, What ever your gun is....Kariophili or...

Hi Rick,
What ever your gun is....Kariophili or Rasak....it's a real gem and I am sure that there are many on this Forum who wished that they owned it. By the way the weight of my Kariophili is just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, It looks as if a number of things have...

Hi Rick,
It looks as if a number of things have become clearer from the comments above. The script has now been identified as Turkish and you have the translation.
You make mention about the trigger...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, A beautiful example of a...

Hi Rick,
A beautiful example of a Kariophili/Rasak. I note that there is no trigger guard which is more typical of the Rasak, but then the two are VERY similar so as you say, maybe one of our Greek...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By kahnjar1
Some potted history on the Kariophili

https://derekenglehistory.omeka.net/exhibits/show/weapons-and-culture/kariophilipart1
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th June 2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By kahnjar1
A few more.........including a couple of the...

A few more.........including a couple of the local attempt at a Space Program
:mad: :eek: :eek:
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,554
Posted By kahnjar1
This book was available from Artzi. He may still...

This book was available from Artzi. He may still have copies. Contact details for Oriental Arms can be found in the Members List above.
I agree with Teodor's comments....if you have an interest in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By kahnjar1
Nice Albanian Tanchika you have there. I agree...

Nice Albanian Tanchika you have there.
I agree with Teodor re the inscription. I have a Tanchika with strange inscription also. Seems a quite common thing.......
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,554
Posted By kahnjar1
Good genuine Yemeni Jambiya IMHO. Not a recent...

Good genuine Yemeni Jambiya IMHO. Not a recent made tourist piece.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th May 2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,934
Posted By kahnjar1
What about a tool to remove stones from horse's...

What about a tool to remove stones from horse's hooves?
Does the pointy bit hinge shut? I agree that the handle looks like a western boot but I can not see how one would use it to aid putting on or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By kahnjar1
Sorry Kubur, I was still working on the...

Sorry Kubur, I was still working on the Ballantine thing. You will note my update was 1 hour before your post......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, Don't know if you investigated those...

Hi Rick,
Don't know if you investigated those labels.....here is a link to Indore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indore
and to Ballantines Ale...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By kahnjar1
I doubt that the upturned side is designed as a...

I doubt that the upturned side is designed as a cutting blade as all I have seen are blunt edged and the tips are rounded. Just the style I think.
There are other African axe types which also have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By kahnjar1
Great job on that scabbard IMHO. The aging looks...

Great job on that scabbard IMHO. The aging looks wonderful.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By kahnjar1
Two more African Axes for comment

Just received these 2 which I believe are from Tanzania and likely the Nyamwezi people.
They are very similar but slightly different carving on the hafts.
All comments welcome.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By kahnjar1
A couple of drops of super glue should do...

A couple of drops of super glue should do it....
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi GP, Kiwi yes, but not a speaker of Te Reo. Did...

Hi GP,
Kiwi yes, but not a speaker of Te Reo. Did you have any luck tapping the tang back?
Stu
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