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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:55 AM
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Salaams Richard... I think you make a very good...

Salaams Richard... I think you make a very good point! Is this in fact a Shafra or some other as yet unidentified side dagger?...though I note that Oriental arms on a not for sale item at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:50 AM
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Salaams Michael and good to hear you are...

Salaams Michael and good to hear you are recuperating.. Your picture selection is an absolutely unique and a stunning photo album of Yemeni Ethnographics... I have been in the system several hours...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:26 PM
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Salaams Michael Blalock... Greeting Michael it is...

Salaams Michael Blalock... Greeting Michael it is a long time since we have seen your posts ~and how good it is also..to see those weapons returned... The broad bladed swords look like similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:21 PM
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Views: 235
Shafra.

Salaams Battara ~ What a good example that is... I like the work showing the mulberry fruit and fluted design to the hilt and pommel and the very interesting design to the leather. I see plenty of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
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Salaams Kubur...This style is of the monumental...

Salaams Kubur...This style is of the monumental scabbard Jambia of Yemen...I would imagine the age to be mid to late 20th Century and as you say some top damage is apparent. The colour of the metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 06:55 PM
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Salaams Kubur, It is always...

Salaams Kubur,
It is always difficult to place a date on Omani Khanjars especially if they have had a hard life like the example shown...What has to be considered is how much of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Regret previous entry....Try this for a sold item...

Regret previous entry....Try this for a sold item illustrating similar style of decoration and a footnote to the Tareq Rajeb Museum in Kuwait... well worth a visit !...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 10:35 AM
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Salaams all...Just a few notes to add... The...

Salaams all...Just a few notes to add... The material wrapping the stock and butt may be a pot metal mixture including aluminium. The condition of the sharply cut split palmette and work on the butt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Salaams Jens Nordlunde and thank you for clearing...

Salaams Jens Nordlunde and thank you for clearing that matter up.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Salaams TVV Thank you for the pictures of the...

Salaams TVV Thank you for the pictures of the fine sword.......I have to say that not being a spadroon enthusiast I had to go and find out what it meant...thus; The web states Quote "The Spadroon is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Salaams Jim, et al. Thank you for keeping the...

Salaams Jim, et al.
Thank you for keeping the thread in focus.
The study of this dagger form (and I am never sure what their actual accurate name is...) is indeed fascinating and has caused me to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
For interest ~ I was searching Jewish Sufi and...

For interest ~ I was searching Jewish Sufi and wandering dervish of Iran details and came up with a peculiar fact...that this type of axe which I presume may also be of the Qajari style ...was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
On top of which there are some more superb...

On top of which there are some more superb references about the Sword Genre or Funun, the first of which describes the Razha ..at http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.23...=21104401332677

The second is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Salaams ...I am fully aware of flexible blade use...

Salaams ...I am fully aware of flexible blade use ... The Shotley Bridge maker hid one in his bowler hat and amazed onlookers at a trade show...I know many nations used such flexible weapons.. but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Salaams Spiral... I'm so glad you found the...

Salaams Spiral... I'm so glad you found the reference on page 205 as I thought I was going crackers ! How on earth I was supposed to have made that lot up is beyond me... So the reference is accurate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 225
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Salaams Forum ~ The well documented detail of the...

Salaams Forum ~ The well documented detail of the flexible dancing sword can be seen at the fine reference from David viz;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Salaams Spiral, I refer you to my 10 point plan...

Salaams Spiral, I refer you to my 10 point plan but I do reply to your post in the hope that you observe the common courtesy demanded of this Forum since from my viewpoint I have studied this subject...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Ought you not to know better ? I refer you to...

Ought you not to know better ? I refer you to the 10 point summary but would ask you to remain polite in your reply and honourable which is the tradition amongst men. Do you really expect that your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Salaams khanjar 1. Why not?.. The dancing sword...

Salaams khanjar 1. Why not?.. The dancing sword was part of the tribal infantrymans kit. Most of what these guards did was salutation and pageant. They needed the Heraldic item to do all of them....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 225
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Salaams David and thank you for your excellent...

Salaams David and thank you for your excellent reference on the dance routine. I simply cannot trace in my vast pile of notes the reference in Ingrams but I am sure it is there but he had several...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Salaams Forum...All....It has come to my notice...

Salaams Forum...All....It has come to my notice that certain facts delivered here by me have come into question and whilst naturally in the course of polite interchange and scholastic manouvring I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Us? Where does it leave us?... I think you have...

Us? Where does it leave us?... I think you have that misplaced... It leaves you still looking for a hook on which to hang your supposition... Try examining the post note by note of the 10 part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
Salaams all~ The question is posted requiring...

Salaams all~ The question is posted requiring proof of H Ingrams the secretary to the Royal House in Zanzibar and an expert on the region just after the turn of the Century and probably in about 1910...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,741
by spiral I meant the antique Yemini swords with...

by spiral I meant the antique Yemini swords with flexible blades. As refered to by Eggerton quoted from of the Persian work by Jahanggir entitled Tuzuk I Jahanggir published around c.1600.{ later...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,486
Salaams Blue Lander, Good question... when did...

Salaams Blue Lander, Good question... when did the weapon become more symbolic as a badge of office as head of the family? ...When did it cross over from being a skinner, hunter blade to the exotic...
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