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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:27 AM
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Reference; A. The Sayf Yemaani on EAA Library. B....

Reference;
A. The Sayf Yemaani on EAA Library.
B. The Omani Dancing Sword.

Thank you Jim for your well balanced analysis of this sword...it seems obvious that this weapon being identical in all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:57 AM
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THE FLAMBOUYANT OMANI SAYF

This strange sword is a form of straight dancing variety said to have been bathed in blood.(probably the owners) Typically it is razor sharp and exactly matches the dancing cousin famous as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 09:45 AM
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Possibly one of the nicer khanjars I have viewed...

Possibly one of the nicer khanjars I have viewed this week . Its a Nizwani (of Nizwa) and has a zraf hindi hilt...a misnomer... (Giraffe African) Hammered into the horn adding weight and design are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2019, 11:31 AM
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A South India weapon with the raised dot form...

A South India weapon with the raised dot form under the handguard at the throat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
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In the cartouche over two lines is the Arabic...

In the cartouche over two lines is the Arabic …(which I cannot get the second line of... but the top line says in transliterated English)

Ahmed iliyas farhar sahib al malak al ahad

which means:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 10:47 AM
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The use of gold coloured cord to wrap the lower...

The use of gold coloured cord to wrap the lower scabbard in a typical rendition of the Royal Khanjar ... You may recall that the Royal khanjar is designated by the hilt (only) change made in about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 10:29 AM
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Here a good well made geometric pattern...

Here a good well made geometric pattern throughout and well designed reflections in silver stitched leather below the belt accurately drawn and executed... In the split palmette style but with clever...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 09:36 AM
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The incidence of double or trebble dagger and...

The incidence of double or trebble dagger and only one scabbard are increasing so the owner can change his preferred dagger to suit.. The weapon suddenly becomes a Royal Khanjar ... :shrug: I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 82
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I have to point out that none of the references...

I have to point out that none of the references are actually beads. They are domes ...Doming is a jewellery metalworking technique where half round shapes are produced in a cube shaped brass former...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 10:38 PM
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This example looks lethal... and something about...

This example looks lethal... and something about the slender hilt makes it look dangerous ..It has two new studs and pin decorations surrounding and is in fact Rhino and looking at the wear on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
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Hard to know where to start with this one......

Hard to know where to start with this one... Locals don't usually shop in the souks of Oman for a Khanjar. How they buy a weapon is often done direct with the Khanjar maker. They don't often just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 07:12 PM
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At #47 the illustrated publication rattles on at...

At #47 the illustrated publication rattles on at great lengths about the bead and its attachment to American Indian History not to mention the value as a trade item... Trade beads travelled the globe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 07:37 PM
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Taking the jewellery making situation in tandem...

Taking the jewellery making situation in tandem with the revelations on ceramics here are a few pictures showing Hindu work; clearly an ancient skill and the picture of the workers in India from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,739
THAT TILE . Here it is …This passage makes...

THAT TILE . Here it is …This passage makes specific reference to these dotted/beaded border tiles as being pre Islamic Iranian and portraying mythical beasts with this very specific decoration with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 05:06 PM
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Although I am still waiting for the key picture...

Although I am still waiting for the key picture in this regard to upload>>>the raised dot style border>>>>>>> I can assure you that I have the definitive artefact in the bag! A tile from the MASOUD...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 82
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Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the...

Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the domes over what appear to be stone Chhatri on top of a Mausoleum or Palace .. Not quite the beaded dot we are looking at in the closer companion to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 04:17 PM
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Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the...

Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the domes over what appear to be stone Chhatri on top of a Mausoleum or Palace .. Not quite the beaded dot we are looking at in the closer companion to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 100,240
Thanks Jim, The Funun is almost completely...

Thanks Jim, The Funun is almost completely overlooked in appreciating Omani weapons . The key is that here are the passed down enacted Traditions some beginning at the outset of the religion here....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 306
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Focusing on a little Ethnographics ...The Funun...

Focusing on a little Ethnographics ...The Funun is the set of Traditions played out in Oman in dance music poetry and singing in a form of pantomime to rhythm and often an ancient musical score . In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
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I thought we had possibly seen the largest...

I thought we had possibly seen the largest structures possible in cloth hand held and canopy style sunshades but this one is the biggest I have seen to date ! A giant parasol two poled item over a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 82
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The next reference is an excellent pocket book on...

The next reference is an excellent pocket book on the Mughal Empire and rather confirms that architecture is not the medium in which this beaded border form is obvious perhaps because of my earlier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 82
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Hindu jewellery… As a decorative form this...

Hindu jewellery… As a decorative form this specialization could well be linked in the distant past to metalworking in Arms and Armour. Here is a book with many examples in Hindu Jewellery which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 82
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In beads there is some aspect possibly linked to...

In beads there is some aspect possibly linked to metalwork and thus designs in arms and armour. I think some care should be taken when looking at the beads above as they are possibly not all the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Please see The Omani Khanjar. at...

Please see The Omani Khanjar. at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14878

As you rightly point out a lot of replacements are not unusual in Omani Khanjars where most of the visible parts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,596
Mughal designs and patterns generally came with...

Mughal designs and patterns generally came with them from Persian influence. This is apparent in the different types of umbrellas as well as the magnificent Forts Mausoleums and Mosques constructed...
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