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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:58 PM
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Salaams Ian, For sure the blade is European ...I...

Salaams Ian, For sure the blade is European ...I would say Portuguese, Italian or German style like Papenheimer or something similar... but the script...whilst it may mean nothing is taunting since...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:30 PM
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Salaams ariel, Are you referring to the sword at...

Salaams ariel, Are you referring to the sword at $1? since the SOARES inscription is not the project I am trying to translate?? Observe the Norwegian for the word Svare...which means answer respond...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:24 AM
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It may mean absolutely nothing at all!! From...

It may mean absolutely nothing at all!!

From ananael@blogspot.com I QUOTE" Two swords bearing esoteric inscriptions are now on display at the Guildhall Museum in Boston, UK. They date from the 13th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:44 AM
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The Inscription on # 1. I think Hebrew is the...

The Inscription on # 1.

I think Hebrew is the form. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashi_script#/media/File:RashiAlphabetVector.svg Actually the difficulty appears with the two A forms either...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 05:03 PM
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Salaams Steve...The huge pendant. This looks like...

Salaams Steve...The huge pendant. This looks like the pendant worn by Turkomen ladies....with two small rings on the top edge for the neck chain and 7 or 8 on the lower edge for the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 04:24 PM
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It is quite obviously a nice old European Blade....

It is quite obviously a nice old European Blade. It was, however, imported after 1970 and joined to an equally nice Omani Battle Sword Hilt (then given the Royal Hilt treatment)...The hilt probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 03:02 PM
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Thank you for the information. I think it is one...

Thank you for the information. I think it is one thing to get involved and crack the inscription but it is unsatisfactory to be hoodwinked into thinking that a sword is genuine when in fact it is put...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 02:15 PM
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I think you mean the sword that has just arrived...

I think you mean the sword that has just arrived at thread not the one at #1. The Pure Mutrah. 1970 or later ~ Fake.

I assume the one you mean is inscribed in a Latin format whilst I believe the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 63
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Salaams Jim and thank you for the encouraging...

Salaams Jim and thank you for the encouraging words. I have examined these peculiar capital letters and traced some to southern Italian regions such as Messapic and Old Church Slavonic in particular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 04:51 AM
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Never lose track of the fact that Mutrah is a hotbed of faked swords !

Thank you for the excellent pictures ... I had not seen these before...nor do I have permission to show the owner details so ...You may have but he otherwise may not like it...Consider removing his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 63
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Thanks to those who have had a go at the script...

Thanks to those who have had a go at the script so far....For anyone looking at the script it appears as A 5 1 U U A The initial and final letters are the same and seem to be in A form or rather as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 63
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Buyers Beware.

Correct about the rehilting proceedure in the specific part of Mutrah I am indicating...but you miss an important issue...These swords only began to enter the market in 1970. Before that there was no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 63
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Nothing unusual about it? I think it is extremely...

Nothing unusual about it? I think it is extremely unusual. The tang extension, the blade, the pommel decoration, the blade marks. In fact it is the most unusual sword I have ever seen. I doubt you...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th July 2015, 12:25 PM
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Not unlike the stance at Minuteman Hill and the...

Not unlike the stance at Minuteman Hill and the head dress, socks and shoes are similar :) ...see http://06880danwoog.com/tag/battle-of-compo-hill/

However, the base of the statue or plinth is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
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What language is this????

Salaams All ~ Please note the more accurate letters represented as A 5 1 U U A


I puzzle as to the language. Is it an unrelated fact that this weapon is said to have been purchased in Yemen ...is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Salaams ward, It is always nice to see these...

Salaams ward, It is always nice to see these which are generally called Afghan belts though I have to say that they were not uncommon a few years ago in the Bazaars in Kabul. I doubt very much if the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Salaams Harry, It is great that you have...

Salaams Harry, It is great that you have acknowledged what I thought. Only too glad to have been of some use. Thank you for your reply.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
This is interesting since it appears to be...

This is interesting since it appears to be related to African Sticks...
Is it more a stick than a sword? Could it be related to the style of weapon seen at...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Salaams Matus, Forum was working on a vast...

Salaams Matus, Forum was working on a vast Bibliography, however, I was searching for some useful links and http://www.arms2armor.com/Books/swrdbook.htm not only has Spanish weapons but from a lot of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 198
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Salaams Jim, That is a great assist on Samuel...

Salaams Jim, That is a great assist on Samuel Harvey...I have a sword with one collector associate with the HAR stacked above VEY in a sort of block stamp.. Thank you very much for your help on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
:cool: I almost forgot to mention this reference...

:cool: I almost forgot to mention this reference http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/koummya/
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,718
:shrug: My deliberate mistake above... SH stands...

:shrug: My deliberate mistake above... SH stands for the mark of Samuel Harvey....of which there were 3; Father Son and Grandson...all involved in sword manufacture based in Birmingham. Does anyone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
This thread has far too many Orderlies !! :shrug:

This thread has far too many Orderlies !! :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Or a Miquelet Turkish...either way ... wrong part...

Or a Miquelet Turkish...either way ... wrong part of Forum.... Please can this be shown on Ethnographic.... and a fuller picture please? Sorry crossing posts... Could be a wound barrel Turkish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Salaams harrywagner ... I cannot see the age you...

Salaams harrywagner ... I cannot see the age you are attributing this dagger. It may not pass the silver test in my opinion as it looks like a mixture... The work on the metal surface is no where...
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