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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The whole shield screams Indian. Do you see any...

The whole shield screams Indian. Do you see any traces of gilding on the bosses? You'll want to search closely, under magnification.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Nice example, condition is very good!

Nice example, condition is very good!
Forum: Swap Forum 28th June 2020, 10:23 PM
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Views: 746
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
THANK YOU TO ALL THE FORUM MEMBERS WHO...

THANK YOU TO ALL THE FORUM MEMBERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SUMMER 2020 SALE!

-- Auctions Imperial
Forum: Swap Forum 26th June 2020, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL ARMS & ARMOR SALE IS TOMORROW!!!

Dear Forum Members,

Our Summer Arms & Armor Sale will take place tomorrow! You may still register here to bid now on Liveauctioneers:

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Or here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Definitely not Persian. It's Georgian work c....

Definitely not Persian.
It's Georgian work c. 1850. There were a number of Tiflis masters who worked in this style. Very nice piece, congrats.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Rick, I asked a colleague of mine to look at this...

Rick, I asked a colleague of mine to look at this for you.
It reads: 72 RASDUL. 72 relating to an armory or rack number, while Rasdul is a proper name, likely the owner's.
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Dear Forum Members, Our Summer Arms & Armor...

Dear Forum Members,

Our Summer Arms & Armor Sale will take place this Saturday! You may still register here to bid now on Liveauctioneers:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/cat...arms-and-armor/

Or...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,342
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
re "galuchat"

Jim, regarding your note above in post 35:

The technique of making imitation shagreen (from Persian shagri or wild donkey hide) as you detail it, originated in Iran long before the 18th century. The...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Midelburgo, I agree the cup must have had a...

Midelburgo,

I agree the cup must have had a substantial rim. Seems likelier it would have been iron, and friction fitted rather than riveted? Wondered if there are any rivet holes; none visible in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Agreed, Rick. I was about to say the same.

Agreed, Rick. I was about to say the same.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,030
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It reads, Nasr Min Allah wa Fath Qarib...

It reads, Nasr Min Allah wa Fath Qarib (Assistance from God and victory near- Quran 61:13.) This is perhaps the most common inscription on any Islamic weapon. Doesn't seem likely it was intended to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's an excellent piece of scholarship, however...

It's an excellent piece of scholarship, however you won't find it particularly useful unless you can already read signatures.
Forum: Swap Forum 14th June 2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Dear Forum Members, Our Saturday June 27th arms...

Dear Forum Members,

Our Saturday June 27th arms & armor sale is coming up fast! You may register here to bid now on...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th June 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL JUNE 27TH SATURDAY SALE

Dear Forum Members!


Our Saturday, June 27th sale catalog is now LIVE online at


https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/catalog/216211/auctions-imperial-june-2020/?cpage=3

This sale contains 400...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's decorated in bubris or tiger stripes. I...

It's decorated in bubris or tiger stripes.
I didn't read the description but bidders probably assumed it has
some connection with Tipu Sultan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
In modern Turkish, the hard G found in the word...

In modern Turkish, the hard G found in the word beg has transmuted to a yumushak ge, which sounds pretty much like a Y, or in some cases a glottal stop; it depends on the word. Hence, bey. In parts...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th May 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Yes, I do. Second half of the 19th century,...

Yes, I do. Second half of the 19th century, likely continuing a considerably older tradition.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th May 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Congrats, that's authentic Spanish Colonial....

Congrats, that's authentic Spanish Colonial. Probably Mexican.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's a variant of the Taouzilt form. Flintlock...

It's a variant of the Taouzilt form. Flintlock mechanism isn't particularly common but after the British negotiated virtually free trade with the Moroccan sultan in the 1840s, the type became more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It isn't actually an inscription. Afghans and...

It isn't actually an inscription. Afghans and other Central and South Asian peoples knew the fame of European, particularly British, locks. So local smiths did their best to mark their work with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Because the parrot, or babgha in Arabic, is also...

Because the parrot, or babgha in Arabic, is also considered a creature which reveals secrets, sometimes relating to Paradise. This is probably more 'adat than anything else, but the traditional was...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Thanks, Ulfberth. In fact the blade is etched...

Thanks, Ulfberth.
In fact the blade is etched rather than being engraved. It may be later, perhaps done during the working life of the sword. However, it does shows wear so perhaps it is original to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Thanks for the observations. Clearly, it is...

Thanks for the observations. Clearly, it is Napoleonic and a private purchase piece. The chape is not deformed, that's how it's made. Germanic or Dutch makes sense, Alsace is interesting. Any...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Napoleonic saber, but from where?

Napoleonic, looks like a private purchase officer's saber for hussars?
Can anyone identify it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
These are contemporary work, made for the tourist...

These are contemporary work, made for the tourist trade.
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