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Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2017, 10:15 PM
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Salaams Madnumforce, I think you are partly right...

Salaams Madnumforce, I think you are partly right but viewing the Dutch term it may seem to some that the word evolved from that direction..Always a very interesting mixture of potential tectonic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 249
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This deceptive hilt looks like old cow horn but...

This deceptive hilt looks like old cow horn but its Rhino..Many hilts are recovered from old khanjars and the shape with a narrow pommel like this is often the give away as from a Royal Hilt..Shining...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Please...

Please see~

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22222&highlight=futtila

If you need any more close ups I can provide .. Good luck with the restoration.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 66,704
In Oman the souks are aimed directly at visitors...

In Oman the souks are aimed directly at visitors looking to spend a small modest sum for example on a souvenir Khanjar thus the majority of weapons are less expensive cow horn or plastic compound...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Yes I can! Read The Bridge at Dong Ha, by Colonel...

Yes I can! Read The Bridge at Dong Ha, by Colonel John Grider Miller. The Story about John Ripley at the Bridge. That's what Honour is. :)
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Of Royal Naval Operations ashore~The Cutlass can...

Of Royal Naval Operations ashore~The Cutlass can be seen clearly in these sketches...particularly in the hollow square. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
This sword is probably a favourite when I...

This sword is probably a favourite when I consider best European swords... It seems to call for a well trained swordsman and has an air of seniority about it. :) Seen below with similar hilts for...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Salaams Jim, The story unwinds a little more as...

Salaams Jim, The story unwinds a little more as after the duel ~ d'Anthès was imprisoned at Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. Dueling was illegal in Russia, and d'Anthès was called to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Salaams Rajesh, It was inevitable I suppose......

Salaams Rajesh, It was inevitable I suppose... but here is the Fleur De Lis decorating an Indian weapon... or is it a split palmette? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Indeed Marco Polo reported that dead bodies were...

Indeed Marco Polo reported that dead bodies were catapulted over battlement walls to spread disease amongst the defenders. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
That has to be agreed by all since; William Ewart...

That has to be agreed by all since; William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes in Shanghai based their designs on concepts which the two men initiated before World War II while serving on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Part of the range of questions asks did India use...

Part of the range of questions asks did India use poison on their weapons?

The answer is certainly yes since the reference ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Yes I know this weapon intimately ~ They are...

Yes I know this weapon intimately ~ They are collectible but since they are WW2 they tend to be regarded as outside of the usual sphere of Ethnographic but if you search the history you will note the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 66,704
The region of the Omani Dhakiliyyah (The...

The region of the Omani Dhakiliyyah (The Interior) is next to the UAE thus the Khanjar style is very similar. I have a few weapons from the UAE here. Note the high degree of leather showing below...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Poisoned blades are common in history. The usual...

Poisoned blades are common in history. The usual mixture was from snakes. India and Persia are very much used to such and commonly you find poison on spears and arrows. In fact the Greek word for Bow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
ED WUSTHOF; SOLINGEN KNIVES.

Salaams Pukka Bundooq ~ I am delighted to get praise on Forum entries and this month was even more appreciated than others as we push the envelope on Omani weapons..
Here is a Solingen name well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 66,704
IVORY KHANJAR HILTS.

On Elephant Ivory which is banned for export and in keeping with current restrictions not allowed except if old reused items..e.g.recycled hilts.. The pattern is common on Ivory Hilts and in fact...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 66,704
The silver pin use on Hilts. Clearly the...

The silver pin use on Hilts. Clearly the preference is silver pins since that gives great beauty to the hilt and added weight. It is used on all hilts but the tendency is for anything other than...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Please see ...

Please see https://oldswords.com0MODEL%20-%20A%20classical%20Taste.pdf /articles/FRENCH%20LIGHT%20CAVALRY%20SWORD%201822%2

where the 1822 model comes under review.
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
[QUOTE=kronckew]the quartered arms of the UK...

[QUOTE=kronckew]the quartered arms of the UK carried a blue field with gold fleur-de-leas up until 11802 to reflect the english claim to the french crown as a result of the english king's victory at...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
While the fleur-de-lis has appeared on countless...

While the fleur-de-lis has appeared on countless European coats of arms and flags over the centuries, it is particularly associated with the French monarchy in a historical context, and continues to...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
The best common sense training using a...

The best common sense training using a Sabre...same as a Cutlass..can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7VBxc8WsXc There is an interesting first video from a RN vessel..showing some good...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
If I can adjust aim here and focus upon Fleur de...

If I can adjust aim here and focus upon Fleur de Lis ~ On Basket Hilt, Small Sword, Wilkinsons Sword and Belgian Tapestry.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Salaams Ian, Many thanks. The Rogers steel was...

Salaams Ian, Many thanks. The Rogers steel was greatly admired across Arabia no more so than in Oman for in particular "Sikkeen" blades on work knives. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 66,704
Many people ask me what to look out for when...

Many people ask me what to look out for when viewing Omani Khanjars.. Rather than list the obvious perhaps if we examine a pretty bad example and see what is the outcome.. Here is one of the worst...
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