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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This was from our (Auctions Imperial) March 2012...

This was from our (Auctions Imperial) March 2012 sale, lot 244:

https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/lot/8054612/a-rare-suit-of-sudanese-armor?q=sudanese+armor&cat=true

Oliver
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is a fairly recent tourist piece

This is a fairly recent tourist piece
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Beautiful lock, congratulations. Impressive...

Beautiful lock, congratulations. Impressive provenance as well.
W. Keith Neal was one of the best antique gun collectors of the 20th century:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Keith_Neal
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Very interesting video, thanks Alan

Very interesting video, thanks Alan
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,955
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Standing ovation, David. Manishkukarni, imagine...

Standing ovation, David.

Manishkukarni, imagine how helpful it would have been if you had allowed us to see the whole object instead of your hand and same.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I've seen many pipeback blades, but never one of...

I've seen many pipeback blades, but never one of this form. If you have, kindly post an image? I think, otherwise, that your observation is a syllogism.

Indian smiths were capable of creating...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The straighter of the two is Indian work, likely...

The straighter of the two is Indian work, likely for a British or East India Company officer.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
In this case, the symmetry ulfberth is talking...

In this case, the symmetry ulfberth is talking about can come from both turning (lathing) and casting. But more to the point, they are simply not wrought up.

Beyond this, the forms of the pommel and...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Incidentally, it's never wise to flex a blade...

Incidentally, it's never wise to flex a blade this way.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The whole shield screams Indian. Do you see any...

The whole shield screams Indian. Do you see any traces of gilding on the bosses? You'll want to search closely, under magnification.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Nice example, condition is very good!

Nice example, condition is very good!
Forum: Swap Forum 28th June 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
THANK YOU TO ALL THE FORUM MEMBERS WHO...

THANK YOU TO ALL THE FORUM MEMBERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SUMMER 2020 SALE!

-- Auctions Imperial
Forum: Swap Forum 26th June 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL ARMS & ARMOR SALE IS TOMORROW!!!

Dear Forum Members,

Our Summer Arms & Armor Sale will take place tomorrow! You may still register here to bid now on Liveauctioneers:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/cat...arms-and-armor/

Or here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,326
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Definitely not Persian. It's Georgian work c....

Definitely not Persian.
It's Georgian work c. 1850. There were a number of Tiflis masters who worked in this style. Very nice piece, congrats.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Rick, I asked a colleague of mine to look at this...

Rick, I asked a colleague of mine to look at this for you.
It reads: 72 RASDUL. 72 relating to an armory or rack number, while Rasdul is a proper name, likely the owner's.
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Dear Forum Members, Our Summer Arms & Armor...

Dear Forum Members,

Our Summer Arms & Armor Sale will take place this Saturday! You may still register here to bid now on Liveauctioneers:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/cat...arms-and-armor/

Or...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,333
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
re "galuchat"

Jim, regarding your note above in post 35:

The technique of making imitation shagreen (from Persian shagri or wild donkey hide) as you detail it, originated in Iran long before the 18th century. The...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Midelburgo, I agree the cup must have had a...

Midelburgo,

I agree the cup must have had a substantial rim. Seems likelier it would have been iron, and friction fitted rather than riveted? Wondered if there are any rivet holes; none visible in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Agreed, Rick. I was about to say the same.

Agreed, Rick. I was about to say the same.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th June 2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It reads, Nasr Min Allah wa Fath Qarib...

It reads, Nasr Min Allah wa Fath Qarib (Assistance from God and victory near- Quran 61:13.) This is perhaps the most common inscription on any Islamic weapon. Doesn't seem likely it was intended to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's an excellent piece of scholarship, however...

It's an excellent piece of scholarship, however you won't find it particularly useful unless you can already read signatures.
Forum: Swap Forum 14th June 2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Dear Forum Members, Our Saturday June 27th arms...

Dear Forum Members,

Our Saturday June 27th arms & armor sale is coming up fast! You may register here to bid now on...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th June 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL JUNE 27TH SATURDAY SALE

Dear Forum Members!


Our Saturday, June 27th sale catalog is now LIVE online at


https://auctionsimperial.hibid.com/catalog/216211/auctions-imperial-june-2020/?cpage=3

This sale contains 400...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,143
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's decorated in bubris or tiger stripes. I...

It's decorated in bubris or tiger stripes.
I didn't read the description but bidders probably assumed it has
some connection with Tipu Sultan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
In modern Turkish, the hard G found in the word...

In modern Turkish, the hard G found in the word beg has transmuted to a yumushak ge, which sounds pretty much like a Y, or in some cases a glottal stop; it depends on the word. Hence, bey. In parts...
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