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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th August 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Andrew, No reason to exchuse that you have chosen...

Andrew,
No reason to exchuse that you have chosen to collect within a relatively 'small' area :-).
So have I, as my wife many years ago explained to me that I should chose what to collect. I had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ok let me end this discussion. Thank you James...

Ok let me end this discussion.

Thank you James and Jim for your kind posts. James please let me know how to get in toutch with you.

James you will find two peacocks at the top of the blade, and you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
James, Gold, Silver and Bronze from Mughal India...

James,
Gold, Silver and Bronze from Mughal India by Zebrowski. You will not find any weapons in the book, but what you will find is very early items of peacocks and a lot of different kinds of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ok I will reply on these mails as best I can. ...

Ok I will reply on these mails as best I can.

Andrew, the reason while I have not sent them yet is, that the carton box I have is far too small and not strong enough - sorry. And all the boxes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you very much Andrew. Maybe I better stop...

Thank you very much Andrew.
Maybe I better stop writing on the forum and only look now and again, so I dont offend others.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I did not mean to be rude - sorry. About the...

I did not mean to be rude - sorry.
About the peacocks - I just pointed them out.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ok have a look at this picture, and tell me that...

Ok have a look at this picture, and tell me that you dont see two peacocks.
I would recommend you to get books on the subject. I have six or seven meters of them, so there are enougt to choose from....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Congratulations :-). Tell me where the two/four...

Congratulations :-).
Tell me where the two/four peacocks are hidden :-).
Yes you have an old katar, and a nice one as well :-).
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Keith, You now and then see these daggers, and...

Keith,
You now and then see these daggers, and they are from the NW region. They were made in different sizes, and I think I have one in one of my books from late 19th century - but I have not been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello, Please give some measurers of the...

Hello,
Please give some measurers of the gauntlet. How long do you think the blade should be?
Did you only recently look for a blade? In the time you have had the gauntlet you should have been able...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
If you look at your pictures you will se that...

If you look at your pictures you will se that they are not too good, would it be possible to get better pictures?
You are asking questions, but when the picturtes are bad, it is hard to answer your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The pin was also used by the Indians, but it was...

The pin was also used by the Indians, but it was mostly hidden by the hilt decoration.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Russel, I am sorry, but when you let one of...

Hi Russel,
I am sorry, but when you let one of these magazines publish an article you at the same time give them copyright.
I have noticed that I have made an embarresing error. In South Asian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
When looking for something else I found this old...

When looking for something else I found this old post, and as I am especially interested in the kater I have researched it a bit.
In an article written in South Indian Studies, vol. 25, 2009, I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Bidri ware is very nice - but it is breaks...

Yes Bidri ware is very nice - but it is breaks very easily when hit or droped, so it is a question if it would have been a very good material for a hilt.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Emanuel, Yes I had forgotten your old thread, but...

Emanuel,
Yes I had forgotten your old thread, but in the time gpne I have learned a thing or two, and I dont think your hilt is bidri.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Jim, Have a look here...

Hi Jim,
Have a look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidriware
In any way the hilt is not decorated in Bidri - no way. Come to think of it, I cant remember to have seen a tulwar hilt decorated in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Its an interesting sword you have, and worth...

Its an interesting sword you have, and worth researching.
Jim is right, the hilt is Rajasthani, but the decoration has nothing to do with Bidri work.
Susan Stronge: Bidri Ware, inlaid metalwork from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think Oliver has a very strong point, to say...

I think Oliver has a very strong point, to say that they must have been copied by someone not able to read the characters.

Think of how many blades are 'signed' by Assad Ullah, had he made all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Jim, To me there is no doubt, that the blade...

Hi Jim,
To me there is no doubt, that the blade you showed is of Indian origin.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I will let you have the last word Alex:). Jens

I will let you have the last word Alex:).
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,602
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you very much Charles, yes they are very...

Thank you very much Charles, yes they are very close - quite interesting.
Depending of the blade type, the length was very important to them, the colour as well - is was all a kind of mantra.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Alex, You are right:), but as this blade is...

Hi Alex,
You are right:), but as this blade is Indian, and Persian I think it should be called a tulwar blade. The chiselled Persian blades I would call a slightly curved Persian blade. I think new...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Alex is right they were made for the durbars...

Yes Alex is right they were made for the durbars in the 19th century.
The attached picture, which is not too good, is from the catalogue The Marlborough House, showing pictures of the presents prince...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,602
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Charles, What are the proportions of your tulwar?...

Charles,
What are the proportions of your tulwar? Mine are.
Length: 79 cm
Length of blade: 67 cm
Ricasso: 5.2 cm
Hilt: 16 cm
Disc diameter: 6 cm
Width of quillons: 8.5 cm
Length of langet: 5.4 cm...
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