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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2020, 06:37 PM
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Ariel, One of the adaptions or cross cultural...

Ariel, One of the adaptions or cross cultural trends in sword design taken up to the 20thC in Afghanistan has been this guard with what appears to be a dominant beak at the top of the Knuckle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Likhari, I liked how you have looked the subject...

Likhari,
I liked how you have looked the subject through a different lens and note the exceptional work on these hilts. One displays the Knuckle guard that became part of the style in swords in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,237
And if I may make a reasonably proper reference A...

And if I may make a reasonably proper reference A to this subject I would choose the one hereunder...and from the same stable as noted by Gustav above.

Reference.

A. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,237
Dear Charles, Can you throw some light onto the...

Dear Charles,

Can you throw some light onto the situation with this weapon In your opener you said these two weapons were virtually of the same name and clearly they are the same design. Who was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Try this...

Try this http://omanisilver.com/contents/en-us/d316_Omani_Matchlock.html :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
please see...

please see http://omanisilver.com/contents/en-us/d316_Omani_Matchlock.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
We know that the main traded items entering the...

We know that the main traded items entering the Zanzibar hub were Slaves ..Rhino Horn and hides and Ivory. It has been quite difficult to obtain Ivory Khanjar examples with specific high definition...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Before I forget I was considering Butins Charts...

Before I forget I was considering Butins Charts on Nimcha swords and noted the potential re jigging of hilts from the standard Saudia Type Nimcha to Karbela form . This type already had a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Not only Albrecht Durer but many other references...

Not only Albrecht Durer but many other references incuding a lot of EAA Library additions... make a clear case for re opening this discourse .. Take The one below from wikepedia;

Quote'' A karabela...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Part of the reason for my questions is the detail...

Part of the reason for my questions is the detail contained in those references and I believe the theory pointed to quite different origins... I see similar hilts in the Kilij and hawk heads across...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
I have only one or two questions about Karabella...

I have only one or two questions about Karabella and that is;

1. Are they related in any way to Othmanli other weapons such as Kilij or Yatagans?

2. What is the origin of the term Karabella...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Reference. A. ...

Reference.
A. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25067&highlight=karabela
B. THE AMAZING PICTURE AT #1 OF A KARABELA AT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
Reference: A....

Reference:
A. http://www.khanjar.om/Materials.html
B. http://omanisilver.com

Thank you Ed, The regional general designs are tuned to a central likeness with specific designs from area to area. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
On blades which you would think everything that...

On blades which you would think everything that could be written has been written there is scarce proof absolute of the origin of manufacture... Suffice to say however is that the point of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,028
The Folding Version of the Lohar. I am fairly...

The Folding Version of the Lohar.


I am fairly sure that the modern application of copied Lohar today includes many that are for sale in the famous Chicken Street Kabul Souk...It is a subject the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
Suri Khanjar (From Sur)

This smaller and typically well balanced Weapon is from the famous coastal city of Sur. The pattern is chequered in silver geometry sewed onto the leather scabbard . The belt outer rings are rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
Here I place some pictures of the new tendency to...

Here I place some pictures of the new tendency to build multiple daggers around the same scabbard. There is no hard and fast rule on this method although the Genoobi form will not fit the profile of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
I wanted to revisit this peculiar weapon which...

I wanted to revisit this peculiar weapon which resembles its Yemeni cousin at #337 yet is distinct in two quite different regions in Oman ...The Dhofar region around Salalah in Southern Oman and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
The belt with the dominant black leather showing...

The belt with the dominant black leather showing more likely to be associated with a UAE dagger but may be seen on interior weapons Dhakiliyya...an area linked in history in this part of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
Just a note to echo what is a relatively new type...

Just a note to echo what is a relatively new type of fastener and buckle holder, often seen with the post 1970 Omani emblem of two curved bladed swords which appeared at about the same time as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
Having looked at this odd species I assume the...

Having looked at this odd species I assume the hilt simply isn't finished or that the new owner will round off the pommel or go for a Tee shaped style instead..What I do know is the material of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,648
I have never seen one of these variants with...

I have never seen one of these variants with quite the hilt decoration and shape ...thus I should be quiet and take your ideas..perhaps http://www.khanjar.om/Materials.html has some clue to the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,777
According to www.tartansauthority.com I...

According to www.tartansauthority.com

I QUOTE" Halbard
The halberd or battle-axe was a Swiss invention which was a combination of spear and axe on a long handle. It was a direct descendant of the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
i NOTED AN INTERESTING SNIPPET ON A WEB SITE AT...

i NOTED AN INTERESTING SNIPPET ON A WEB SITE AT

http://www.tartansauthority.com/highland-dress/highland-weapons/

From which I quote QUOTE "A Mr Glen has a wheel-lock pistol of the time of Charles...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,358
From the superb additions and at #70 on Taqi...

From the superb additions and at #70 on Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf by Andrea Ferraro89


see Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf on the web... :shrug:

Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf

Taqi al-Din...
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