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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2016, 10:21 PM
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Thank you for the post Jim; The industrial make...

Thank you for the post Jim; The industrial make of the Afghan weapon certainly ruled out any traditional fashion statement although it can be seen as a reflection in the goosehead style of finial as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2016, 09:55 PM
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I absolutely agree...although I don't have Pant...

I absolutely agree...although I don't have Pant to hand or many other specialized books so what I tend to focus on is web references and those of the Forum Library...

All these Tulvar relatives...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2016, 09:37 PM
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If I can assist on the name it says ...quite...

If I can assist on the name it says ...quite roughly applied thus perhaps not the maker but more like the owner..Li ibn saaid bin hamdan (or possibly abdul rehman) This is not Omani as these are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2016, 07:34 PM
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Salaams Jim, This is a great subject and in...

Salaams Jim, This is a great subject and in viewing the various swan neck types I noted a great variety on both dagger and sword hilts in both Indian and Afghan weapons not surprising from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2016, 07:13 PM
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Thanks Jim, It proves how excellent our Library...

Thanks Jim, It proves how excellent our Library is ...and how useful a research tool... I often find the web giving our Forum coordinates when I search ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th July 2016, 01:15 AM
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THESE ARE USUALLY AFGHANISTAN MADE CARNELIAN /...

THESE ARE USUALLY AFGHANISTAN MADE CARNELIAN / AGATE SEALS OR ...The seals can be of two types: talismanic, and therefore aimed exclusively at the protection of the wearer, or functional, used to...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2016, 12:01 AM
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ICHTHYOPHAGI...Means land of the fish...

ICHTHYOPHAGI...Means land of the fish eaters...and was applied by Ptolomy the great map maker at Alexandria..See the map below where it is inscribed across what is now The UAE, Mussandam and part of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 09:23 PM
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Delhishahi form.

I was directed to our own library for an interesting view of a Tulvar hilt with a Shamshir blade ... Please see http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/shamshir/

In this gold Hilt and Shamshir is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 08:02 PM
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Plato.

Plato.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 07:34 PM
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I point to Bukhara.

If I may round off by indicating where I mean by Bukhara...below. The map on the right illustrating the vast network of silk road "tributaries" ... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 05:15 PM
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All in the name of education... :)

All in the name of education... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 12:57 AM
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100 % Shafra...Arabian.

100 % Shafra...Arabian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2016, 09:45 PM
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Sketches of Tulvar Hilts ...

Sketches of Tulvar Hilts ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2016, 08:13 PM
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Thank You Jim... and also thanks to Ariel. I...

Thank You Jim... and also thanks to Ariel. I thought to compose a quick baseline of where I think we are in regard to this weapon; Looking across the broad Bukharan connection and bearing in mind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2016, 02:04 AM
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I agree... I ought to add a caveat that the...

I agree... I ought to add a caveat that the Afghan swords at #64 and the Pulouir style had knuckle guards of a similar type at the top near the Pommel finished in a sort of Goose Neck finial. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2016, 01:21 AM
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:)

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2016, 11:05 PM
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I found another sword hilt to comply with the...

I found another sword hilt to comply with the design being looked at. In this example it appears I think, as Moghul form but with a broken knuckle guard and it is a Birdhead with knuckle guard and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2016, 10:29 PM
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By pure fluke I note that at...

By pure fluke I note that at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=203680&posted=1#post203680 there is a more modern style of Afghan sword with a very similar gooseneck finial at the top of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2016, 10:24 PM
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Salaams all....I have to say that the gooseneck...

Salaams all....I have to say that the gooseneck finial at the top of the knuckleguard is the same style as the finial on the so called Pseudoshashka !! :shrug:

Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2016, 08:07 PM
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Thank you Miguel; Purely accidentally I stumbled...

Thank you Miguel; Purely accidentally I stumbled on the hilt form Dungarpuri...
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2016, 05:43 PM
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On the contrary Ariel; I think a lot of the...

On the contrary Ariel; I think a lot of the content places Forum on the same page... We have realized the Indian style and the Afghanistan type... We have joined the form to Chinese influence and we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2016, 02:20 PM
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Salaams Jim and thank you for the summary...It is...

Salaams Jim and thank you for the summary...It is interesting that the blades so far shown before the horses head were short or shorter than a cavalry weapon though no evidence exists that they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2016, 06:12 PM
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I think Berber see below...Tunisian Berber. See...

I think Berber see below...Tunisian Berber. See several lined up on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2016, 06:03 PM
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It looks like a shibriya see...

It looks like a shibriya see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21289&highlight=shibriya for similar examples though I cannot tell the age of yours... The dots may be Talismanic warding...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
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It is not often that Chivalry is mentioned in...

It is not often that Chivalry is mentioned in terms of Indian sword however I note; For the Delhi Durbar of 1877 Maharaja Nihal Singh was granted an achievement western style:
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