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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:58 PM
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Salaams Bandook, I cant possibly make a comment...

Salaams Bandook, I cant possibly make a comment as it would be conspired against as commercial ... but I can advise on where you may get one if you PM me ...

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th December 2014, 03:49 PM
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I almost forgot... the significance of the zig...

I almost forgot... the significance of the zig zag is that of a talismanic snake effect and of course is "the snake" device decorating the item.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 01:11 PM
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Jewish Axes of the Persian Sufi/ Dervish sect.

Salaams kronckew, Please have a look at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10242&highlight=jewish+dervish

These axes were also carried about by wandering Dervish Sufi in and before the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 10:06 AM
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Salaams Runjeet, The tradition is to use wolf...

Salaams Runjeet, The tradition is to use wolf skin as a talismanic butt cover ...in Oman.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 02:29 PM
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Salaams All ~This one looks very much like an...

Salaams All ~This one looks very much like an Omani Abu Futtila...(The one with the match) It is interesting how the National Museum people view this and I note the people who did all the Gun and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 02:24 PM
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
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Salaams Michael, Again I would not disagree with...

Salaams Michael, Again I would not disagree with the suggestion of linkage..and in fact I point in support of that to your own detail posted on Yemeni/Omani Swords at Forum where you note the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 10:16 AM
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Salaams Michael Blalock ~I see nothing wrong with...

Salaams Michael Blalock ~I see nothing wrong with your assumption and indeed I thought there could be Jewish influence on the style. I do however tend toward the already laid down description of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
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Salaams Bandook, Its not so much the regulations...

Salaams Bandook, Its not so much the regulations here you need to worry about ...more the regs of the country you want to bring/send them to. Whilst here they may only observe a load of old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Salaams Oh Yaa Ustadh Oliver Pinchot !! Oh yes of...

Salaams Oh Yaa Ustadh Oliver Pinchot !! Oh yes of course ...I had not forgotten but my notes are somewhat scattered about ... Your reference is absolutely superb and nails the entire sword in all its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
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Salaams Michael Blalock, Thank you for opening...

Salaams Michael Blalock, Thank you for opening the discussion again upon this subject...I noted some time ago that the Wallace had a good example of this weapon. It occurred to me that the work if it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th November 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Salaams Ken Maddock ... Most interesting. A brass...

Salaams Ken Maddock ... Most interesting. A brass bangle. Zig Zag pattern culminating in sets of 3 dots formed with an apparent moon sector(new moon ?) inside a circle of dots.... The sets of three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,570
[ Salaams Richard G; With apologies for...

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Salaams Richard G; With apologies for interjecting some detail not related to the current thread topic..which I find quite interesting by the way... The little pamphlet by Ruth Hawley set the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,570
Salaams Richard G.... In what capacity do you...

Salaams Richard G.... In what capacity do you assume Omani Daggers originate in the Saudia Region? ... Did you look at my extensive thread Omani Khanjars? I cant recall mentioning any such thing. In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
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Salaams Richard G ...My first reference is from...

Salaams Richard G ...My first reference is from Forum Library at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18570&highlight=omani+khanjars which deals with daggers from the Asir in what are known...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 853
Salaams Ariel, No they aren't and no they don't...

Salaams Ariel, No they aren't and no they don't and for the difference it makes...read on..

There are still about 10 top class artisans in Oman making traditional Khanjars and belts. Actually as in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 853
Salaams Kubur, So you have it correctly from...

Salaams Kubur, So you have it correctly from fellow forum members that this is not an Omani Khanjar. There are a number of tell tale give aways shown here not least the very obvious Hilt form. Note...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 853
Salaams Kubur. Wrong end of the right century ......

Salaams Kubur. Wrong end of the right century ... Its about around the 1990 form.. so a 20 to 30 year old I would say..What I find interesting is the simple play with geometry on the buttons ...in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 853
Salaams Kubur As noted the hilt is off a cow....

Salaams Kubur As noted the hilt is off a cow. Actually I rather like this khanjar ... It will clean up very well... The belt section is original to the item I think... at least the work is similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
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Salaams Cerjak.. Nicely researched ..Bravo !!!...

Salaams Cerjak.. Nicely researched ..Bravo !!!
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Salaams ..With all due respect I think you should...

Salaams ..With all due respect I think you should take breathing exercises to calm yourself down just a little... No one is saying you are a complete donkey for being fooled in a souk ... It happens...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Salaams A.alnakkas, Well of course he knows...

Salaams A.alnakkas, Well of course he knows me...He is my cousin !

I suppose the confusion is understandable in the blades ... This is largely connected to the truck loads of imported blades that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Salaams SwordsAntiqueWeapons ..You are a very...

Salaams SwordsAntiqueWeapons ..You are a very highly respected dealer and specialist in ethnographic weapons. It stands to reason that you may appreciate the idiosyncrasies of Omani weapons. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Salaams, This is my friends shop in the Muttrah...

Salaams, This is my friends shop in the Muttrah Souk... Tariq.

The blade is a probable rehilt. What they do is extend the tang and add a pommel. The hilt is then applied Omani Kattara style. Other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
The Sayf Yamaani

Salaams... Point of order... This is my favourite sword style... It is the Sayf Yamaani...THe Old Omani Battle Sword and it looks remarkably like the collection of the souk shop owner ...in your...
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