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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By napoleon
nice walrus handle, i could be wrong but it looks...

nice walrus handle, i could be wrong but it looks like a marriage to my eyes,the blade looks like its from european smallsword re shaped perhaps :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By napoleon
kaskara

hello looks like a 19th 20th century sudanese kaskara some of the blades in these can be early,unfortunatley i dont think yours is,but a nice example of a not uncommon sword :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,215
Posted By napoleon
thank you ibrahiim ,fernando and jim,particularly...

thank you ibrahiim ,fernando and jim,particularly for the portugese reference, a bit more reading if i can access a copy,i think the thread is still going well,but also feel that,any pics of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By napoleon
what a choice weapon,fantastic provenance,lost...

what a choice weapon,fantastic provenance,lost treasures of stowe thanks for the link,and thanks for sharing a real gem :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By napoleon
very nice unusual matchlock,my first thought was...

very nice unusual matchlock,my first thought was that it had been reduced but the barrel says otherwise,ive handled quite a few of these bigger of course,but date seems 18th/19th century for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,215
Posted By napoleon
saalams ibrahiim,interestingly the veddhas still...

saalams ibrahiim,interestingly the veddhas still exist in ceylon as an ethnic minority of small number i think 500 or so still living a traditional life,just got through reading knox,puts things more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By napoleon
i think i would agree with comments made by...

i think i would agree with comments made by stu,how about just a guess/8th lahore militia?,8th lucknow militia,the number below possibly an arsenal number?does the decoration on the barrel end...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By napoleon
nice job these scrubbed up well,before and after...

nice job these scrubbed up well,before and after quite suprising results well done :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,207
Posted By napoleon
just wow really?thanks what a fantastic example :)

just wow really?thanks what a fantastic example :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
kastane

salaams ibrahiim,firstly im not intent on telling people how they should research,not at all ,what i was trying to establish,was known provenanced items,if enough examples can be gathered,might begin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
kastane piha kaetta link

salaams ibrahiim,thanks for the link to piha kaetta,the bird headed ones are most unusual,the one holding the ball,could this be an adaptation of the chinese dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
Smile kastane

hello jim, salaams ibrahiim,firstly jim i fully appreciate that a great deal of work has gone into this subject over a great number of years,and more questions than answers is usual in any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
kastane

saalams ibrahiim,thank you for the link,i wasnt offering a point of origin but a point from which to start,that is something of known origin such as the swords and piha kaetta from kandy royal palace...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By napoleon
well done

just another example of how usefull the forum can be well done alex :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By napoleon
welcome

welcome to the forum,best one on this planet :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
kastane

saalams ibrahiim,hello jim,yes i fully accept regional and artistic variation,but my point is where weapons have a point of origin,you then have provenance as with the weapons from candy royal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
ok again thanks maurice these then date to some...

ok again thanks maurice these then date to some time before 1765,and fair to say come from kandy royal workshops,so now if we take the main features of the style,and superimpose them on lesser...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
hello again jim,does anyone have a picture of the...

hello again jim,does anyone have a picture of the keicho mission kastane, and is it known where the popham example currently is? i still feel we need to see more examples,are these the only two with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,575
Posted By napoleon
these are wonderfull,many thanks, i think the...

these are wonderfull,many thanks, i think the piha kaetta is the best ive seen,rock crystal handle? were these the kings personal weapons?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By napoleon
firstly love the rule,secondly are these stamps...

firstly love the rule,secondly are these stamps considered genuine?and do they only occur on tulwars? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By napoleon
love the saif ,is the handle bronze or low grade...

love the saif ,is the handle bronze or low grade silver mixture? :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By napoleon
dont know a lot myself ,but this is the...

dont know a lot myself ,but this is the campus,the collective knowledge of the membership is beyond compare,welcome aboard :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,233
Posted By napoleon
shields

great thread thanks to everyone,really like these,how about a few pictures from members with sumatran shields?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By napoleon
yataghan

the handle looks like walrus,i like the thing as a whole ,i dont think its restored at all , how about greek? nice thing well done.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By napoleon
kard

well i bought it a few months ago, got around to looking at it properly a couple of weeks agoi particularly like the walrus handle , probably 18th century you say indian ,dare i say mughal ?,it feels...
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