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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2015, 08:40 AM
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The Nimcha style was certainly popular ..Here is...

The Nimcha style was certainly popular ..Here is Tobias Blose from Islamic Arms by the late Anthony North. Blose was an officer in the Trained Bands Of London .. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2015, 06:40 PM
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To refocus for a moment on the project sword at...

To refocus for a moment on the project sword at #1 here is the script we are considering ...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2015, 10:40 PM
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At what some people refer to as the Forum...

At what some people refer to as the Forum Resource but which I call Forum Library :)...at one of the references in the post above which also gives a further interesting thread to consider at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2015, 09:30 PM
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See Library for another important linkage on...

See Library for another important linkage on these weapons at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17940&highlight=noth The details on Nimcha cuts in at #57 but there are important other...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2015, 09:26 PM
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The Majescule Letter A...Again ! :)

The Majescule Letter A...Again ! :)
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2015, 08:20 PM
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The Sword of Ivan the Terrible or....? Salaams...

The Sword of Ivan the Terrible or....?

Salaams all...On rereading Heraldic Symbols I am reminded of the shorthand nature of that entire structure but I am also inclined to use the same analogy on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2015, 07:19 PM
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Whilst this is a quite clever souk item probably...

Whilst this is a quite clever souk item probably made recently it offers the opportunity to encourage a collector in the early stages of collecting and advice for some who are a bit more experienced...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2015, 06:58 PM
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The Majiscule letter A .

The Majiscule letter A .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2015, 06:15 PM
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Salaams Bandook ~ Your point is well taken and...

Salaams Bandook ~ Your point is well taken and since the souk was awash with repro work as all souks are worldwide I would hesitate to issue the stamp of originality on anything I saw there save a...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2015, 07:32 PM
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Salaams all... Another sword comes to hand...or...

Salaams all... Another sword comes to hand...or view at http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0013-could-rare-sword-have-belonged-to-ivan-the-terrible/

Members are urged to consider...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2015, 07:22 PM
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Oh which link was that ...I may have missed it?...

Oh which link was that ...I may have missed it? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2015, 06:38 PM
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Salaams RobertGuy...May we see the business end...

Salaams RobertGuy...May we see the business end front of this shield...It may offer clues... Meanwhile the Hindu Script which may be upside down arabic ...we will have a look at...
Regards,
Ibrahiim...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 93
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Salaams all... and ~ Interesting similarity in...

Salaams all... and ~

Interesting similarity in the peculiar A letter show up in Forum at #152 of http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5453&page=6&pp=30 :shrug: indicating the Toledo...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2015, 02:42 PM
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Salaams Jim, I stumbled upon this...

Salaams Jim, I stumbled upon this http://drbenjaminchurchjr.blogspot.com/2013_01_13_archive.html which examines the Hounslow Factory(and a possible copy of a sword in the USA) and indicates that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2015, 02:09 PM
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For interest see...

For interest see http://www.egyptsearch.com/forums/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=8;t=008949;p=1 for further examples of the Moroccan/North African weapon for comparison... :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2015, 12:23 PM
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Yes I agree it could be of a later century as...

Yes I agree it could be of a later century as detailed in my previous post in particular regarding the W detail...in paragraph 1 and 2 and I also line up with the possibility of it being linked to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th August 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
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The items were similar to other souks comprising...

The items were similar to other souks comprising a mass of tourist items clothing textiles and bric a brac although one or two shops had authentic antiques and furniture...priced accordingly.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th August 2015, 11:35 AM
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The Souks of Morocco.

The Souks of Morocco. Habous Souk Casablanca.

I only had time for one souk visit thus I leave room here for more members to chip in. Vast supplies of readymade garments and tourist items of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
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Salaams Belgian 1 The mark on the blade... Oddly...

Salaams Belgian 1 The mark on the blade... Oddly enough this is a very similar mark to the Omani Emblem but is in my opinion not related at all...since it is ...I believe ....the fly mark (or twig...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th August 2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
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Ola Fernando ! Yes you are right about the...

Ola Fernando ! Yes you are right about the terminology Wazna I Barut or Wazna Y Barut and I recall the late Anthony North illustration and detail in his "Introduction to Islamic Arms"....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
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Salaams All... You could narrow that down and...

Salaams All...

You could narrow that down and say late 19th to early 20th Century...in a bracket of say 30 years but unless you know the makers stamp...and that is not a reliable guide... Look at...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
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Salaams Hotspur ...Yes it could be old Welsh...

Salaams Hotspur ...Yes it could be old Welsh but...as the report goes on to say...there is more to this than meets the eye.

Please see...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th August 2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
See Forum Library ... at...

See Forum Library ... at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6310&highlight=accessories for a comparison...
:shrug:

A nice comparison appears at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Or a mine prod...?

Or a mine prod...?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th August 2015, 07:30 PM
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Salaams...The provenance shown seems right ...and...

Salaams...The provenance shown seems right ...and the source is respectable I think... See http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O71956/powder-measure-unknown/ for other examples where there is a crown...
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