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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
You could ask the Indian embassy, but you may...

You could ask the Indian embassy, but you may know the answer beforehand.
About fourty years ago I was told by an Indian dealer, in Indian deity bronzes, that all export was forbidden.
I dont know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,313
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
As I dont read or write any off the Indian...

As I dont read or write any off the Indian languages I asked a friend in India if he could help. Here is his answer to the dot marks i post 31 lower left corner.

"Yes you are right. It is in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,313
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Edward F. Which if the symbols in post 31 is...

Edward F.
Which if the symbols in post 31 is unknown?

Although many weapons have been marked with the dot marking from Bikaner, they may not all come from Bikaner.
When a castle had been taken, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,313
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The dot marks are likely to be inventory...

The dot marks are likely to be inventory markings, but the katar shown in post 26 is from Bundi, although it is marked with the Bikaner dot markings.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,313
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Geneacom, I was just looking at this old thread,...

Geneacom,
I was just looking at this old thread, and I have some news.
The katar you show in post 26 is from Bundi.
I have researched these katars, and written an article about them. They are from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Can you take a better picture of the blade...

Can you take a better picture of the blade decoration - close up, and sharp?
Do it in daylight, outside when it is clouded.
What do you collect - Indian or African?

Sorry I forgot Happy New Year...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Try to have a searc of 'Tulwars'. You will see a...

Try to have a searc of 'Tulwars'.
You will see a lot and you will also see the different hilts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The hilt is new, but the blade could be an old...

The hilt is new, but the blade could be an old one.
I have lightened and sharpened the picture a bit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Rick, Yes it did have some grinding markings on...

Rick,
Yes it did have some grinding markings on the edge, but I removed them.
Here is before and after.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,158
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The same swords/daggers would have different...

The same swords/daggers would have different names in the different parts of India.
This is no doubt due to the influence from different countries, like Turky, Persia, Afghanistan and other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Rick, I have bee looking closer at your attached...

Rick,
I have bee looking closer at your attached picture in post no 6, and it looks to me as if there is something hidden in/or under the last dot number - is it so?
Please show the whole sword.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,158
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I just read this thread once more, as I had...

I just read this thread once more, as I had forgotten most of the discussion.

Jim, you are in trouble, deep trouble, but I will let you off the hook this time, as very few knows this:). You wrote in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes, most but not all Indians have a finer bone...

Yes, most but not all Indians have a finer bone structure that the Europeans, you only need to take a tulwar or a katar in your hand to realise this.
Nice axe by the way :-).
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
No what I bought in England was sent by TNT...

No what I bought in England was sent by TNT courier post, and it was all checked - at one time it took weeks before it was released - but that was only one time. Last time it took hours or maybe a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The only thing I can tell you is, that every time...

The only thing I can tell you is, that every time I have bought something in England it was examined by the English customs, as well as by the Swiss customs, and I had to fill in formulars stating...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Most of it depends on the country you want to...

Most of it depends on the country you want to export from/import to, and the country where the plane has to land on the way to you. I have a feeling that the last may be a problem, although most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Andrew, this is a very good answer. If you...

Yes Andrew, this is a very good answer.
If you publish in a scholary journal/magazine it will be mentioned in te bibliography when the article is used - but very few writing for these journals will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Ariel, South Asian Studies in London. I dont,...

Hi Ariel,
South Asian Studies in London. I dont, however, know how much they have on weapons, so you will have to visit a library to find out.
In 2009 I had an article published there 'Royal Katars...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
And before it landed there, from where did it...

And before it landed there, from where did it then come, that picture and all the others?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,075
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
My vague guess would have been India. You should...

My vague guess would have been India.
You should however consider, that India from ancient times had a lot of sea trading from the north of Africa to Madagascar, and maybe even further south. Trading...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,482
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont know if this will help anyone, but I...

I dont know if this will help anyone, but I resently read in a Danish net paper that they have started to use 'DNA marking'. They seem to be using this special kind of marking in Sweden and in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The last I have heard is, that the Jaipur book...

The last I have heard is, that the Jaipur book should be published in January - next year, I think :-).
The Jodhput book should be published later in 2015 - I think/hope.
I have no details about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Congratulation. It is a very unusual and...

Congratulation. It is a very unusual and interesting tulwar.
I understand Andrew's question, as I have never seen or heard of steel inlaid in steel. This does not mean that it could not have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
As it has been mentioned, FeCl3 is very...

As it has been mentioned, FeCl3 is very agressive, so you have to be careful.
Some time ago this was discussed, and some suggested anything from pineapple juce to lime juice.
I find that ferrycloride...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, The books are on the Jaipur armory and the...

Ariel,
The books are on the Jaipur armory and the other on the Jodhpur armory.
With a bit of luck one should be for sale late this year or early next year, and the other one should be published next...
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