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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 07:30 PM
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Yes fascinating inroads indeed... In fact I just...

Yes fascinating inroads indeed... In fact I just read that the Moon and Star typically Othmanli decoration/insignis was not originally Muslim but in fact owes its origins further East in Hindu roots...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 05:20 PM
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NOTE IT IS AN Indian FORM Please see wikepedia at...

NOTE IT IS AN Indian FORM Please see wikepedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagram on the subject of this sign and the amazing array of different meanings attached in particular the Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 827
Reference; A. ...

Reference;
A. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_Solomon
B. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagram


The thread is most interesting since it illustrates the latten inlay on six...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 20,934
Reference; A. ...

Reference;
A. http://atkinson-swords.com/collection-by-region/indian-subcontinent/pakistan/chilanum/
B. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17459


The webpage at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 827
Here is The Wallace Collection of Indian Swords...

Here is The Wallace Collection of Indian Swords ...for interest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aNbkO7pNI0
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Reference; A. ...

Reference;
A. https://www.academia.edu/36217967/Sufi_in_War_Persian_influence_on_African_weaponry_in_the_19th_century_Mahdist_Sudan


Quote"Decorations & Calligraphy.

Many Sudanese swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 118,216
Much of the designs used in decorating Omani...

Much of the designs used in decorating Omani Khanjars are not recorded and in fact the techniques are mainly done with a hammer and a 6 inch nail thus students trying to observe a technique often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,490
Reference; A. ...

Reference;
A. https://archive.aramcoworld.com/iss...tified.oman.htm


I have selected the entire article from the reference as a superb rendition of the state of Omans fortresses at this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Probably the most unusual sword of this type I...

Probably the most unusual sword of this type I have seen .. its not a Nimcha because nothing like it appears in Butins charts and the blade is double edged, however, the quillons are clearly related...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
I am concerned that the item at #1 is put...

I am concerned that the item at #1 is put together by a blacksmith and not original. Your items display what I am looking for in an old piece which has aged over the centuries and is without a hard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,490
An excellent reference is available from 1991 on...

An excellent reference is available from 1991 on the following link https://archive.aramcoworld.com/issue/199101/fortified.oman.htm

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,939
Here are some close ups... The historically...

Here are some close ups... The historically correct shapes seem to follow the European form of striker seen below with turned back finials.. possibly due to Ottoman and or Portuguese influence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,939
Something a whole lot more rare item is attached...

Something a whole lot more rare item is attached on the gunbelt looped over a cartridge etc... I wasn't sure what thread to attach it to ...scuse pun... but this one may suffice ..I speak of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
I think I agree with most of what has been said...

I think I agree with most of what has been said here.. The question was quite specific however and not otherwise related...Thus I prefer to have the entire complete weapon and scabbard from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 118,216
A Word on Blades. (#257 also Refers.) The...

A Word on Blades. (#257 also Refers.)

The excellent work at Omanisilver.com mentions Omani Khanjar Blades as being historically imported from Solingen and as essentially basic blades. Indeed I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 37,059
I refer readers to the use here of the video seen...

I refer readers to the use here of the video seen at~
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Very interesting script in that David is spot on...

Very interesting script in that David is spot on with the repeated word for God throughout the main blade although the cartouche or section near the tang says on one side a date 214 (I think) and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Its an Indian Moghul Goathorn and Ivory Powder...

Its an Indian Moghul Goathorn and Ivory Powder Flask. Like this one ...below :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Reference: A. ...

Reference:
A. https://www.academia.edu/36217967/Sufi_in_War_Persian_influence_on_African_weaponry_in_the_19th_century_Mahdist_Sudan

In this exceptional reference are details on Sufi use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 118,216
Here are some old belts as examples ~

Here are some old belts as examples ~
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 118,216
Some thought has been put into the belt ...an old...

Some thought has been put into the belt ...an old style to match this set. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
An excellent addition to our detective arsenal...

An excellent addition to our detective arsenal Jim !! Thank You. Having a translation is also a huge bonus!!

Ibrahim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,429
For excellent examples of Arabian bullet molds...

For excellent examples of Arabian bullet molds powder measures etc please see http://omanisilver.com/contents/en-us/d316_Omani_Matchlock.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 118,216
A note here in support of new materials for hilts...

A note here in support of new materials for hilts where I show a poly ceramic form that looks exactly like Ivory and accepts silver nails in the same way without cracking and does not break when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 118,216
Salaams Ed Great questions and here goes~ The...

Salaams Ed Great questions and here goes~

The Silver is highest grade obtainable and used to be around the 92% which was why they used Maria Theresa Thalers melted down . The other source is silver...
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