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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Emanuel
Hello everyone, Here is another yataghan, very...

Hello everyone,

Here is another yataghan, very similar to those posted above, but lacking the extensive decoration. It does appear to have some of the same foliage decoration, and it also seems to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Emanuel
And the details...

And the details...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 11:54 PM
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Views: 3,897
Posted By Emanuel
And another beauty

Hello,

Here is yet another gorgeous yataghan, possibly from the same workshop of Ahmed Tekelu. It's actually featured in the Furusiyya Foundation's collection.
Dated 1500-1515. It exhibits the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 04:15 PM
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Views: 9,468
Posted By Emanuel
And two more drawings of a younger Tippu Tip. A...

And two more drawings of a younger Tippu Tip.

A frontal drawing by the Belgian M. Louis Amelot and a profile by the Swede M. Gleerup, both involved in expeditions in East Africa in the mid-late 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,468
Posted By Emanuel
The younger photo (#160) is referred in a...

The younger photo (#160) is referred in a Wikipedia article from an post on the older Vikingsword forum : http://www.vikingsword.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002674.html, which appears to have the photo from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 03:37 PM
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Views: 9,468
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, I had the same reaction as David when...

Hello,

I had the same reaction as David when looking at the pictures of Tippu Tip. Lots of Google images confirm that this is the gentleman on the RIGHT side of the group photo in post #166.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Emanuel
Thank you gentlemen for the great comments. The...

Thank you gentlemen for the great comments.

The hump on the handle and the Chinese carving style are the main elements that made me consider a Chinese dao. The mix if features and the quality are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,927
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Here is a very nice article on the forts...

Hello,

Here is a very nice article on the forts of Oman: http://www.klm-mra.be/icomam/downloads/issue07.pdf

Emanuel
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Emanuel
Thank you for the link, this is a great resource!

Thank you for the link, this is a great resource!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2014, 01:55 PM
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Views: 3,897
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, There is the blade manufacturer, and the...

Hello,

There is the blade manufacturer, and the blade decorator. Was Ahmet Tekelu's workshop decorating or forging the blades?

I am waiting for permission to post a picture of what looks like an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,897
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Here is another yataghana ttributed to...

Hello,

Here is another yataghana ttributed to Suleiman II, the Magnificent, held at the Tokapi.

Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Could this piece belong to the same...

Hello,

Could this piece belong to the same group? (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7936).

Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Emanuel
Hi Ian, Thank you very much for your reply. Yes...

Hi Ian,

Thank you very much for your reply.

Yes the blade shape, the swollen handle, and the carvings are what struck me as particularly Chinese, while the tripartite composition of the handle is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Emanuel
Yunnan Dha/Dao?

Hello,

I recently acquired this dha or dao. The theme of the handle decoration, the blade and overall feel of it made me think this piece is from Yunnan or Vietnam. Other forum members generally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Emanuel
So it is koftgari, that explains the thick raised...

So it is koftgari, that explains the thick raised look of the silver.

Jens and Jim, you've forgotten this tulwar with bidri handle (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11025). :)

There were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Jim, I believe bidriware originated in...

Hello,

Jim, I believe bidriware originated in Bidar, on the border of modern day Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It would have been part of the Nizam's Hyderabad State.

Runjeet, when I was in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Emanuel
Hi again Charles, I was also referring to the...

Hi again Charles,

I was also referring to the blade construction. Lots of koummiya and genoui have the exact same blade with shallow fullers at the ricasso and back edge, but curved. I'll post some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Emanuel
Lovely sword Charles!! ~10 twist rods? Hi Jim, I...

Lovely sword Charles!! ~10 twist rods?

Hi Jim, I thought of Hyderabad when I saw the bidri handle. The Nizams of Hyderabad had strong links with the Ottoman court so maybe a connection there. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Emanuel
Hi Charles, Very nice knife! I think this is...

Hi Charles,

Very nice knife!

I think this is definitely Moroccan and in the genoui style. The construction seems to me quite different from Algerian Bou-Saadi knives.

Regards,
Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Is this not from Madagascar? I thought...

Hello,

Is this not from Madagascar? I thought that particular flush socket-shaft construction with collars and flared but was a distinct feature of Malagasy spears.

Regards,
Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Emanuel
I was hoping you'd chime in on this, Sancar. I...

I was hoping you'd chime in on this, Sancar. I was looking through your thread on contemporary Turkish bladesmiths to see if something similar came up.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Emanuel
Patissa blade with khanda hilt :)

Patissa blade with khanda hilt :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 12:36 PM
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Views: 716
Posted By Emanuel
I'll bump this, in case someone else has some...

I'll bump this, in case someone else has some thoughts to share on this piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Emanuel
Nice khanda, nifty back edge at the tip. I would...

Nice khanda, nifty back edge at the tip. I would have bid on it if not for the high shipping costs.

Pattern welded blade. An etch should bring it out nicely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Emanuel
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