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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
"Lastly, the severed giraffe head was both...

"Lastly, the severed giraffe head was both unnecessary and in poor taste."


I very much agree with David.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2019, 04:37 PM
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Sticky: Importing ivory
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I have been tempted, so I have tried to check it...

I have been tempted, so I have tried to check it once more.
I live in Switzerland, so to import a dagger with an ivory hilt I will need a certificate from the seller, and one from the country where I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The hole could be for a pin attached to a short...

The hole could be for a pin attached to a short chain attached to the scabbard to make sure the sword stays in the scabbard.
I have seen this on jade daggers - see below, but I have never seen this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Is there a hole in one of the quillons? All the...

Is there a hole in one of the quillons?
All the dotted circles are a riddle to me, but the hilt looks a bit like the hilts used by the Talpurs of Sind, although I doubt it is from there.
How broad is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Lets forget about it, as it was not very...

Lets forget about it, as it was not very important.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes, the hand/s and the foot are at risk, but on...

Yes, the hand/s and the foot are at risk, but on the other hand, you have to risk something if you want to end in a museum:-).
A number of statues and several miniatures show hunters (likely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Where is this hilt?

This hilt was shown some time ago on the forum - does anyone know where it is now?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Godt nytår til jer alle - med ønsket om gode køb...

Godt nytår til jer alle - med ønsket om gode køb i det nye år:-).
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th December 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Bill, Thank you very much for the link, it is...

Bill,
Thank you very much for the link, it is very interesting.
Attached is a schribers knife, as shown on the video.
The text says Poopeperi written in old Tamil script - maybe it is a name?
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Nå ja, hvis det skal være på den måde - god jul...

Nå ja, hvis det skal være på den måde - god jul og godt nytår :-).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Did we ever see a picture of the sword after you...

Did we ever see a picture of the sword after you got it???
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Is slow for mew on Firefox, but fine on Crome.

Is slow for mew on Firefox, but fine on Crome.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th December 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Is it sharp? Could it have been used for leather...

Is it sharp?
Could it have been used for leather decoration?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you for your posts so far, but I find it is...

Thank you for your posts so far, but I find it is time to stop now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I agree with Ian, and hope the discussion will...

I agree with Ian, and hope the discussion will come back to the elephant swords.
How would an elephant hold a sword?
Could the sword have had a 'katar hilt', which would have been more natural for an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, it is an interesting experiment you have...

Ariel, it is an interesting experiment you have made.
When reading the description the old travelers give they are a bit loose, as to how the chain 'trick' was made, so it may have been as you say,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you Fernando. The picture is an elephant...

Thank you Fernando.
The picture is an elephant fight before Muhammad Shah c. 1730-40.
Mughal Paintings. Art and Stories, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2016, p. 252.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Like Ariel, I too have the Moser 1955 catalogue,...

Like Ariel, I too have the Moser 1955 catalogue, but although the dscriptions are in details sizes, and weights, the authors does not mention from where the weapons are, nor do they write anything...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Did they drug the elephants, like they did with...

Did they drug the elephants, like they did with the soldiers?


Moser 1912, plate XXIX, nos512-513. Weapon, to mount of the tooths of elephants.
Sorry for the bad quality.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Although I do love the miniatures Fernando shows,...

Although I do love the miniatures Fernando shows, you should be aware of, that they are not always correct - the miniatures. As there can always be the artistical elemnt, but the later miniatures are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think it is fantastic what we have found out...

I think it is fantastic what we have found out about the elephant armouring, a lot due to Frenando - thank you very much.
It is a part of the Indian wars, especially the earlier wars, of which we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
In The Encyclopedia of the Sword by Nick...

In The Encyclopedia of the Sword by Nick Evangelista I found the text below on p. 203.
Some of the old texts mention trunk swords, while other mention tusk swords, and some of the measurers/weights...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,862
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I find Fernando's quote very...

I find Fernando's quote very interesting.


" I don't think the elephant would respond to the sound of gun firing right behind the ears too well. The military efficacy of elephants is overblown....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,118
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Here is my only Ancus, north India probably...

Here is my only Ancus, north India probably Punjab 19th century. The bore is 11 mm pinfire, so if someone was hit there would have been quite a hole.
In one of his books Robert Elgood shows a...
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