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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2019, 11:12 PM
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I had never seen the Italian connection with the...

I had never seen the Italian connection with the early Nimcha hilts being attributed to an older Italian form, however the example Midelburgo posts shows what is clearly a derivative form of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 02:37 AM
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Views: 3,234
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
And finally in reference to an 18th C.dating, the...

And finally in reference to an 18th C.dating, the gold yataghan given by the Bey of Tunis to Danish King Frederik V, illustrated in Niels Arthur Andersen's book on "Gold and Coral" provides a further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 02:33 AM
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Views: 3,234
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
One final point on dating is that the form of the...

One final point on dating is that the form of the scabbard and the style of mounting hearkens most closely to the early Ottoman period mounted swords, often with karabela shaped hilts, with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2019, 02:29 AM
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Views: 3,234
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
HI Charles, I've long followed this wonderful...

HI Charles,

I've long followed this wonderful sword and it is certainly in the right home now.

I've also kept this reference in mind for years and this is the right place to include it as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,481
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
It is important to distinguish between granular...

It is important to distinguish between granular gold work, an ancient goldsmithing technique that in arms and armor is most prominently found on high quality Saudi saifs of the 19th and 20th century,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Here is one, but this is a common and distinctly...

Here is one, but this is a common and distinctly French blade form.

It looks like the base of the other dagger was cut for an additional floral flourish, but kept within the contours of the original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
This is likely not a Sri Lankan blade. It appears...

This is likely not a Sri Lankan blade. It appears to be a standard French civilian hunting sword blade circa 1850-1900 that was cut down and modified. The distinct shape of the fullers gives it away.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Also if the original poster has more images, I'm...

Also if the original poster has more images, I'm sure I speak for at least more than a handful who'd be interested in seeing them.

The crossguards of these swords are always interesting since they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
This is a very interesting sword, and the third...

This is a very interesting sword, and the third I've seen with such a mounting mechanism displaying what appear to be dragon creatures.

It is in fact Korean and likely of the later Choson...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,908
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Tom is a wonderful guy, a gentleman, and truly an...

Tom is a wonderful guy, a gentleman, and truly an artist.

It's great to see that he's still going strong.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Eastern priming flask

Hello all,

A friend asked me to post this on their behalf for the forum's insight.

Priming flask made entirely of solid silver in the classic Persian shape.

The question is origin. Persian,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,369
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Wonderful objects! I am most interested in the...

Wonderful objects!

I am most interested in the exceptional decoration of the lantaka and its possible age. Museum descriptions should be taken with a heavy dose of salt, and judging by the quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Indeed, I have had several and currently have one...

Indeed, I have had several and currently have one with an original loop.

It was used to loop over a handle quillon to prevent the sword from slipping out.
Forum: Swap Forum 4th February 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Splendor of the Orient: distinguished arms and related object- March 14-25- New York

Dear fellow collectors,

For our inaugural annual catalog, and our third annual exhibition during NY's Asia Week, we will be presenting a selection of 25 distinguished arms and related objects from...
Forum: Swap Forum 10th January 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Arms and Antiques at the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show, January 19-21

Dear Friends and Fellow Collectors!

Please visit us at the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show

January 19-21, 2018

Westgate Resort and Casino,

East B, Table 26 in the Main Room
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
A number of other examples found referenced...

A number of other examples found referenced online and which are attributed to the Leiden Ethnographic Museum or Museum Volkenkunde. I couldn't find these in their registry online but have no reason...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
An additional image of an actual example from, I...

An additional image of an actual example from, I believe, a 2006 exhibition held at the Nieuwe Kerk and the National Museum of Indonesia of what is described as a "State Lance" Java, circa 1858.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Final set

Final set
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Image set 4

Image set 4
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Another set of images from Jasper and Pirngadie...

Another set of images from Jasper and Pirngadie Volume V.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Next set of images.

Next set of images.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Thanks for all leading the way on the references....

Thanks for all leading the way on the references. I was able to find a number of plates in Jasper and Pirngadie Volume V which show an astounding assortment of these spearheads or toembak (as they're...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Thanks all for the knowledgeable response. Does...

Thanks all for the knowledgeable response. Does anyone have the reference to the book mentioned?

Interestingly in Hales (2013) there are also two spearheads with the blades coming out of the head of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Indonesian Garuda spearhead?

Hi all,

I'm hoping the knowledgeable forum members here will be able to identify the following spearhead which I believe is Indonesian.

I listed this on the ethnographic side but had few responses...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,131
Posted By ArmsAndAntiques
Indonesian/Indian Ankus or Spearhead?

Apologies for the possible mis-directed post, but I'd like to learn more about this style of spearhead.

The first image is from a book published in 1993 of the Moscow State Historical Museum...
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