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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Richard G
Thank you for these pictures, To be honest, if it...

Thank you for these pictures,
To be honest, if it were not for the provenance, I would have suspected the first two swords of being chinese versions of a Gulf saif. I am sure you will disagree with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Richard G
Thank you, Emmanuel, Vandoo, Spiral and Ibrahim, ...

Thank you, Emmanuel, Vandoo, Spiral and Ibrahim,
I guess I have the answer. I have long suspected that some jambiya hilts assumed to be rhino were actually something else. It must be difficult to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Richard G
Horn, or hoof?

I have in my possession an ass's hoof that has been mounted as an ashtray as a souvenir from the WW1 campaigns in Palestine. The hoof itself is a light olive fibrous structure. I also have a jambiya...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By Richard G
It does get worse. See...

It does get worse.
See http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=AB8824&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y
This seems to ban not only the import, export, buying and selling in NY State of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Richard G
The postcard is confusing, Naivasha is in...

The postcard is confusing, Naivasha is in Kenya.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By Richard G
I don't want to come across as a negative old...

I don't want to come across as a negative old fart, but wouldn't discount a recent Chinese fake.
Sorry
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Richard G
The floral pattern seems to consist of thistles;...

The floral pattern seems to consist of thistles; a scottish connection?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By Richard G
Bandsman's sword?

Now I have to justify my comment, and its not that easy. This may be one of many old British collector's myths whereby the conclusion is drawn from the characteristics of the sword rather than an...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By Richard G
I've always known these as bandsmen's...

I've always known these as bandsmen's swords.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By Richard G
Is that just a scroll, or an "S" in the...

Is that just a scroll, or an "S" in the hilt?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Richard G
I think at least the following two aspects of the...

I think at least the following two aspects of the hilt are unusual:-

Why are there two fighting herons? A falcon taking down a heron is a common motif on Persian and Persian influenced swords, along...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Richard G
Almost certainly Indian from the Malabar coast,...

Almost certainly Indian from the Malabar coast, or possibly Hyderabad area and quite possibly 19th century. These are often described as Indo-Arab because of the number of Arab mercenaries employed...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By Richard G
Three points:- Isn't this sword in its scabbard...

Three points:-

Isn't this sword in its scabbard the wrong way round? Does it enter the scabbard both ways? I know nothing of French swords, but this seems unusual.

I have always understood that in...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By Richard G
For what it's worth, don't forget George I, II...

For what it's worth, don't forget George I, II and III were also the Kings of Hanover.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,167
Posted By Richard G
Ibrahim, Many old breechloaders in the UK were...

Ibrahim,
Many old breechloaders in the UK were "de-activated" in the 1950's ans 60's so that they could be owned without a license and openly displayed (rather than being locked up in a gun cabinet)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Richard G
Actually, I don't think this is a cut down sword...

Actually, I don't think this is a cut down sword blade, the configuration of the fullers would seem pointless on a longer blade, and the scabbard looks to be made for it. The hilt I agree is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By Richard G
In the second picture of King Abdul-Aziz in...

In the second picture of King Abdul-Aziz in Riyadh in 1942 you will see most of his courtiers are wearing very similar swords.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Richard G
Omani Dagger

Did anyone actually see this dagger recently sold at an Italian Auction House?
Certainly I've never seen one like this before.
Anyway, if my computer skills allow, here is the auction house...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By Richard G
To be honest, I don't think it is necessarily...

To be honest, I don't think it is necessarily 19th century or Syrian. It looks to me like a very nice, but not untypical, Saudi Arabian presentation sword of the mid 20th century. The blade is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Richard G
What is also astonishing is that all these...

What is also astonishing is that all these weapons have been at one time in the possession of Robert Hales, bought and sold by him in basically an open market; although some have ended up in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,989
Posted By Richard G
Sometimes I think these references or...

Sometimes I think these references or attributions go round in circles, and, forgive me if I offend the dealers in the forum, but they do need an attribution. It must be a lot harder to sell on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By Richard G
This thread might...

This thread might help.
Regards
Richard
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16839&highlight=bagirmi
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By Richard G
Yes, I agree with Fernando, it is a converted...

Yes, I agree with Fernando, it is a converted Paget carbine. The date on the stock probably reads 1808 rather than 1805 (which is too early). A saddle bar was originally attached by the two screws...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Richard G
Excuse me if this is a ridiculous question, but...

Excuse me if this is a ridiculous question, but could the hilt be Bidriware? It seems an obvious material for a decorated hilt but I can't say I've seen many, or even any; perhaps it is too...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Richard G
Are the washers coins? Regards Richard

Are the washers coins?
Regards
Richard
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