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Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,261
Posted By celtan
Ooopsies! Will fix this right away. Thanks for...

Ooopsies! Will fix this right away. Thanks for letting me know, Trond.

Best regards

Manuel
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By celtan
Singing Swords

Yesterday, I was cleaning a group of blades which I kept close-by, stored vertically within a bucket. When I removed one, I was surprised to hear this very pleasant melodous tone, that lasted about...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,261
Posted By celtan
Arne?

Arne?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,854
Posted By celtan
Hi Guys, All the Nepalese (and Thais!) I have...

Hi Guys,

All the Nepalese (and Thais!) I have met, have characteristically been extremely courteous and pleasant. A close friend being a member of their Royal family, I had the frequent opportunity...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,854
Posted By celtan
Klaatu Barada Nikto: These guys are ballsy! ...

Klaatu Barada Nikto: These guys are ballsy!

OTOH, gurkhas soiled their reputation in the Malvinas/Falklands, reportedly killing wounded prisoners.

:confused:
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,761
Posted By celtan
I think of swords as feminine objects, thus Die...

I think of swords as feminine objects, thus Die is more appropriate, I believe..

Here I'm word playing, between Rat's Killer and Rathskeller (restaurant)...

In my college days, I dubbed "The...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,761
Posted By celtan
How about "Die rathskeller"? : )

How about "Die rathskeller"?

: )
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,761
Posted By celtan
Nando, por favor, contribute with a witty remark...

Nando, por favor, contribute with a witty remark strong on levity.

: )


IIRC, the swords from Luristan were made from copper alloys. An interesting addendum is that they were supossedly better than...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,261
Posted By celtan
That's exactly what we think, an improvement made...

That's exactly what we think, an improvement made later, which doesn't take from the sword's beauty.
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,261
Posted By celtan
It is a beautiful acquisition, but as has already...

It is a beautiful acquisition, but as has already been said, too many talismans engraved concurrently is a suspicious sign.
BTW, could it have been brought from Sweden? I understand many of its...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,761
Posted By celtan
You can also use it to scratch your toes without...

You can also use it to scratch your toes without getting up from the couch, and to tap your wifey's derriere, to signal her you require further fermented spirits from the fridge.

Live and let...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,682
Posted By celtan
The pommel looks Prussian/German. Does it have a...

The pommel looks Prussian/German. Does it have a hilt mortise lock for atachment to a rifle? If it doesn't , then it probably is a Prussian M1860 Infantry falchion. The blade of the 71'was thinner,...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,202
Posted By celtan
Brilliant? Not even in the darkest of nights! :...

Brilliant? Not even in the darkest of nights!

: )

(of course, I meant Nando's...)

: P

Thank you kindly Trond, we are here to learn from each other.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,483
Posted By celtan
Interesting. By ""etching", do...

Interesting.

By ""etching", do you imply I should leave the blade dark, sans polishing back to bright..?

Best regards and thank you very much for all the info.

Manuel
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,074
Posted By celtan
Murderer = Mortar Palladium = Champion /...

Murderer = Mortar

Palladium = Champion / Defender / Warrior representing a cause, person or group.

: )
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,202
Posted By celtan
Aghh... it's so beautiful it makes me...

Aghh... it's so beautiful it makes me salivate...

Now we have:

"Good is [so] for [those] Good and Bad, Bad (Evil?) is neither for [those] Good or Bad"

" Fight for Fatherland, Altars (God)...
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,315
Posted By celtan
Hi Trond, welcome to the forum. I believe we...

Hi Trond, welcome to the forum.

I believe we have corresponded in the past on the subject of Danish weaponry.

I frankly envy your collection. Mine is meek by comparison, but I have collected many...
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,202
Posted By celtan
V ery B eautiful B oth : ) I think the...

V ery B eautiful B oth : )

I think the latin motto roughly translates into

"Good is [so] for [those] Good and Bad, Bad (Evil?) is neither for [those] Good or Bad"

M
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By celtan
Hi Alex, Gold? You mean...

Hi Alex,

Gold?

You mean brass/laiton/laton don't you?

I have cleaned the metal. no oils remain.
Do you mean to polish the metal until no nremain?
How would you etch the metal to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,483
Posted By celtan
Puņal Filipino?

Hi Guys,

Another of my impromptu acquisitions, I believe it is a filipino dagger, or Puņal. Quite dainty, in fact wifey loves it. Any extra info on its origins? Seems like a beautiful cousin to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By celtan
Question Persian-Iranian 17th C Lance Point?

Hi, I recently acquired a reportedly 17th C Persian-Iranian Lance Point, but frankly, I have no idea if this is truly the case. Also, I can't read the inscriptions, if that's what the artwork is. Is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By celtan
Hi Kahnjar, Thanks for the extra info. I...

Hi Kahnjar,

Thanks for the extra info. I thought that the pommel's promontories depicted the Kaaba Mosque, and that made the style Meccan. Although the other example I saw had a different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By celtan
Thank you very much, Dom. Yet, now I'm more...

Thank you very much, Dom. Yet, now I'm more confused!

Pardon my blatant ignorance.

My scabbard is 135 degs. bent. It doesn't then follow either Omani, Saudi, Emirati or Yemeni customs!

You...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By celtan
I have been studying this subject mostly thanks...

I have been studying this subject mostly thanks to current posts made by Battara and Kahnjar. But, I must also thank past contributors such a Michael Blalock, Lew and Steve. Whenever I search...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By celtan
Hi Battara, That's precisely the issue. I have...

Hi Battara,

That's precisely the issue. I have seen many jambiyas id'ed as Omani with this very same T-feature.

I have also seen pictures of Yemeni merchants selling these T-Pommels on their...
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