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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,268
Posted By ksbhati
Message for DOM

Hi Dom,

Just wanted to let you know that your message box is full :D . Thanks for all your assistance.

Best regards,


Karni
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,517
Posted By ksbhati
Thank you alex. The blade is very high quality...

Thank you alex. The blade is very high quality and probably early 17th century in my estimate. It has bold and wavy johar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,517
Posted By ksbhati
Question Shamshir Cartouche Translation Help

Hi !

I was wondering if anyone could help in translation of this Shamshir Cartouche. There is some loss in the gold inlay but it seems readable.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,178
Posted By ksbhati
Hi Jens, Weapons change hands all the time....

Hi Jens,

Weapons change hands all the time. There is an old saying "A weapon has no Masters...only the person wielding it!!". Just because the Eunuch was found with the weapon does not make him the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,178
Posted By ksbhati
Hi ! Standard Marks of Royalty were the Chattar...

Hi !

Standard Marks of Royalty were the Chattar or the Umbrella, Chanwar or the Yaks Tail fly wisk, Nishan or the standards and Banners, Nagara or the Royal Drums.

I think one would be correct in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,790
Posted By ksbhati
Thumbs up Thanks ! :) just wanted a confirmation if that...

Thanks ! :) just wanted a confirmation if that was the full translation. Someone not so well versed tried to translate this portion here and according to him it read "Mallika..." something. Mallika...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,790
Posted By ksbhati
Thank you for the translation Dom. Is that a...

Thank you for the translation Dom. Is that a complete translation or portions translated...??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,878
Posted By ksbhati
Thumbs up OT Nice Fly Whisk

Hello ! Here is what I consider a very nice Fly Whisk ( Chanwar as it is locally called in Rajasthan) with gold decoration. Fly Whisks were symbols of Royalty alongwith the Umbrella, Standards, etc....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,790
Posted By ksbhati
Hi ! Yes the blade is wootz and yes the blade has...

Hi ! Yes the blade is wootz and yes the blade has a Armour Piercing tip. I was wondering if anyone here could help with the translation of the inscription. Also, the style of engraving (very light)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,790
Posted By ksbhati
Arrow Dagger ??

Hi ! Comments on this Dagger would be appreciated. Thanks !!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,306
Posted By ksbhati
Hi Jens, Sorry for the delay in responding. I...

Hi Jens,

Sorry for the delay in responding. I have been very busy lately and dont get much time to visit. Umm though it was not uncommon to copy european blades, it was relatively rare to mark them...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,247
Posted By ksbhati
Hi Jens, No, I dont think they would damage an...

Hi Jens,

No, I dont think they would damage an old blade this way...specially not one which has clear pattern be it wootz or mechanical damascus. Most dealers and traders are well aware of the value...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,247
Posted By ksbhati
Hi, The pattern welded blades coming out of...

Hi,

The pattern welded blades coming out of india are still hand forged. The birds eye is not the only pattern that is forged but is undoubtedly the most popular. The reason that the blades are dull...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By ksbhati
Very nice hilt with first rate work. Your hilt is...

Very nice hilt with first rate work. Your hilt is an old Mughal Hilt with new work. The Blade of course is new. I do envy the hilt... :D .

Best regards,

Karni
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,651
Posted By ksbhati
Thank you Tom, Once again, very informative post...

Thank you Tom,

Once again, very informative post :). The Dagger unfortunately is no longer with me but I shall try to answer some of your queries out of memory.

The 'Habiki' is made of wood and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2005, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,651
Posted By ksbhati
Thank You Marc, That was interesting reading....

Thank You Marc,

That was interesting reading. Doesnt look like bone...but then I am no expert and it could be as you say. The Blade of course as you rightly said seems to be very poor quality. What...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,651
Posted By ksbhati
The Blade is loose...and the bottom seems to be...

The Blade is loose...and the bottom seems to be missing ?? The Dagger seems to be made of some sort of Ivory (Doesnt look like Elephant though). Here is a pic of the the whole dagger...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2005, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,651
Posted By ksbhati
South Asian Dagger for Comments

Hi !

I am posting some pics of a South Asian Dagger that I saw the other day. Would appreciate more info and comments (I have absolutely no idea in this field :confused: ).

The pics are attached...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,436
Posted By ksbhati
Looks like the character "Aum" in the...

Looks like the character "Aum" in the center of the Sun. A closeup would help confirm. "Aum" is a universal cosmic mantra in Hinduism.

Regards,

Karni
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,332
Posted By ksbhati
Thank you B.I. Point well taken. Fascinating...

Thank you B.I.

Point well taken. Fascinating stuff really....!! :)

Regards,

Karni
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,332
Posted By ksbhati
Re: Jehangirs Chilanum...

Hi B.I.

Nice post with an interesting connection. Just a thought....The dagger in the painting does not have the top scabbard mount whereas the actual dagger does....?? Do you think the painter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,561
Posted By ksbhati
Hi ! Ariel always seems to find the interesting...

Hi !

Ariel always seems to find the interesting pieces :) . I cant say for certain if this is a modern piece but it most likely is. The only comment I wanted to leave is that it is most definately...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By ksbhati
Hi ! JMHO but I think that this is a replica with...

Hi ! JMHO but I think that this is a replica with with an Antique Finish...!! At US$ 2500 definately too expensive :D !!

Regards,

Karni
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,781
Posted By ksbhati
Talking That was hilarious.... :D :D !!

That was hilarious.... :D :D !!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2004, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,200
Posted By ksbhati
What a beautifull Sword. I know next to nothing...

What a beautifull Sword. I know next to nothing about Burmese edged weapons...but when I see this, It makes me want to learn :) .

Outstanding...thanks for posting.

Regards

Karni
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