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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:13 PM
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This is a hugely interesting subject of which I...

This is a hugely interesting subject of which I know absolutely nothing. It would be good to expand into the detail ...This artwork is fascinating and a great way to portray the weapons...I note it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:48 PM
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Thanks for the pics Tim ~ Some of these museums...

Thanks for the pics Tim ~ Some of these museums have incredible exibits !Thanks to Vandoo and Jim I have a reasonable idea of what these items actually represent... in fact as noted by Jim; AINU is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2014, 04:38 PM
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I don't see many 303 Martini Henrys but they do...

I don't see many 303 Martini Henrys but they do exist... heres one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2014, 04:20 PM
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Rourkes Drift !! I just couldn't resist...

Rourkes Drift !! I just couldn't resist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2014, 04:03 PM
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Please take a look at ~...

Please take a look at ~ http://www.nippon.com/en/features/c00105/

Ibrahiim al Balooshi. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2014, 09:44 AM
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Do you mean Sanaa ... which contains the largest...

Do you mean Sanaa ... which contains the largest souk in Yemen?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2014, 08:03 AM
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Supply Changes.

Hello all ~ Salaams ~ Something odd has occured in the resupply procurement route of Swords and stuff into the region; The goods from Yemen and thus Ethiopia/Africa have all but stopped dead! The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 05:53 AM
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ya figures on the tang .. the heart shape is...

ya figures on the tang .. the heart shape is Farsi for 5. :shrug:

Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2014, 03:43 PM
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Salaams Jim... Superb detail and as usual...

Salaams Jim... Superb detail and as usual impeccable references ... I believe that places the ancient design in the right area. Actually purely by accident this time ... the thread on Nimchas is kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 05:20 PM
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Zanzibari metalwork.. I have five examples of...

Zanzibari metalwork.. I have five examples of Zanzibari Metalwork viz;

1. Carved door accoutrements; clasps, hinges and spiggots.
2. Chests.
3. Combs.
4. Terrs Shields.
5. Nimcha; The form most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 02:31 PM
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A couple of designs just encountered ~ I...

A couple of designs just encountered ~ I particularly liked the parallel line silver decoration ..The Khanjar with gilded buttons has been reworked...as many Khanjars have these days...and to include...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 02:22 PM
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An odd straight Omani Dancing Sword with a...

An odd straight Omani Dancing Sword with a numbered blade. New.

This sword was given its hilt and scabbard in the central region around Nizwa. The makers said that it(The Blade) was a "Roosi" The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 02:12 PM
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On passing ...so before I forget where I am ......

On passing ...so before I forget where I am ... these Omani shields said to have been worked in Zanzibar have a couple of geometric flat devices covering the outer shield at the 2 points where the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 01:59 PM
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Salaams~ Thank You Norman... Your posts are...

Salaams~
Thank You Norman... Your posts are always excellent and supportive.

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 05:16 PM
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See page 37 (Daggers) Anthony North Islamic...

See page 37 (Daggers) Anthony North Islamic Arms, V. and A. Museum ... for a short but comprehensive outline of Islamic Daggers.
Ibrahiim al Balooshi. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 02:18 PM
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It is a fact these days that such blades are...

It is a fact these days that such blades are pouring out of Sanaa. Enough said about that and the escapades of the Sanaa boys to remove the rhino hilts and replace with backyard workshop basic hilts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 103
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For interest on scabbard furniture ~compare...

For interest on scabbard furniture ~compare these... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 05:22 PM
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Salaams Jim, The leaf, spice plant or scorpion (I...

Salaams Jim, The leaf, spice plant or scorpion (I prefer that) shape keeps cropping up on Pommels on what I believe are Zanzibari Nimcha. Most of the Ivory and Gold example hilts have this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 04:38 PM
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Hello Norman and Salaams. I just wanted to get a...

Hello Norman and Salaams. I just wanted to get a reference onto your post because I dont want to lose the importance of your pictures etc.. The area I am looking here at is the Quillon end...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 02:11 PM
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Khanjar 1, Jim, Norman ~ Salaams all; Khanjar 1...

Khanjar 1, Jim, Norman ~ Salaams all;

Khanjar 1 That leaf pattern...Its identical .. Absolutely to the other Nimcha ...and so are the quillons. That means we could be looking at the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 103
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Please see...

Please see http://badger.uvm.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/anth2502010/item/574 for an interesting Nimcha said to be the work of a German sword maker called Schimmelbusch.

Ibrahiim al Balooshi :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2014, 04:55 PM
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:) Some comparisons in the Pommel of two...

:) Some comparisons in the Pommel of two Zanzibari Nimcha ~ a decorative design which appears to be some sort of leaf design...perhaps a herb?... in silver.

Shown also is a rough hewn copy probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,153
A quick brief on VOC is on...

A quick brief on VOC is on http://www.nusantara-delft.nl/en/historisch-overzicht/97-1602-1799-de-voc-periode- From which I have extracted a plan of Batavia fort showing the canal system, The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,047
:shrug: Interesting Martini Henry from...

:shrug: Interesting Martini Henry from Islamic-arts.org below...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 153
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:) Interesting bit of bed head carving showing...

:) Interesting bit of bed head carving showing zoomorphic characters ... and below that the King inspecting Mudalyers/leaders late in the English period.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi. :shrug:
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