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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you for showing the details. If it is from...

Thank you for showing the details.
If it is from Bundi, two fish at the hilt base would make sence, as they, the former rulers of Delhi, were Hindu's, belonging to the Hara subclan of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
If it is a tourist katar, then it is an old...

If it is a tourist katar, then it is an old tourist katar, and it could, maybe, be from Bundi.
You write that it is 43 cm, but how long is the blade?
A width between the side guards of 6.5 cm is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,906
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
When it comes to markings, I just found a funny...

When it comes to markings, I just found a funny quote in Sultans of the South. MET, 2008. Swords in the Deccan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Their Manufacture and the Influence of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Well, when you have to do with old weapons, you...

Well, when you have to do with old weapons, you will have to study how the different forms, like animals, were shown at the time - but it seems as if none of you did so, what a pity. However, I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Alex, I am looking forward to the conclusion of...

Alex, I am looking forward to the conclusion of your questions:-), and I find the thread very interesting.
Now that the thread has been expanded. I do have a Khanjar with a nilgai head on top of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Alex, Thank you for starting this interesting...

Alex,
Thank you for starting this interesting subject:-)
Unfortunately I cant show you any daggers with a stell hilt and a lions head, as I only have one with a jade hilt and a lions head, but I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ok the language/inscription are important, but...

Ok the language/inscription are important, but have any one taken an interest in the decoration?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Now you are into a discussion where, few or any...

Now you are into a discussion where, few or any can follow you, so please tell us in which language it is, and from which area.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
This might help you to find the peacocks.

This might help you to find the peacocks.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Cthulthu, Please post when you want to ask...

Hello Cthulthu,
Please post when you want to ask somethink - that is what the forum is for.
It is, however, with a forum like with the books, dont trust what have been written till you are convinced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Marius, I too would regard mine as a...

Yes Marius, I too would regard mine as a tulwar:-) - and maybe add, with an Indian blade.


Swords with a tulwar hilt are mostly/always called a tulwar, regardless if the blade is Persian, European,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Here is another one with a gurmukhi inscription....

Here is another one with a gurmukhi inscription. 18th to early 19th century, probably Lahore.
According to the name game, the sword Kharaghdari Singh shows is a tulwar with a shamshir blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,277
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes I know the elephant armours, but the...

Yes I know the elephant armours, but the underside of the trunk was not protected.
Someone I knew in Denmark, had once bought an elephant armour in India - years ago, but it was confiscated by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,277
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think it must be relatively save to say, that...

I think it must be relatively save to say, that the tusk swords and the trunk swords were not used at the same time, or the elephant may have cut the trunk while wildly fighting.
Trunk swords would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, since you mentioned it yourself. In Hindu...

Ariel, since you mentioned it yourself.
In Hindu Arms and Ritual Robert Elgood, in chapter 8, shows a Gana (arms bearer for the great gods). It is from a cave temple and said to be from the 7th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Marius is right, this is the only way to describe...

Marius is right, this is the only way to describe it, and this goes for a number of other weapons as well.


Ariel, the first sword you show seem to have a lotus decoration on the hilt, and the lines...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, What shall I say? The best answer is, I...

Ariel,
What shall I say? The best answer is, I dont know. I have seen these swords in pictures, and the one on exhibition in Copenhagen, at The David Collection in 1982, but I have never researched...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
In Hindu Arms and Ritual Robert Elgood seem to...

In Hindu Arms and Ritual Robert Elgood seem to think that a sword of this kind, with an Afghan hilt is a marriage.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,277
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
In the quote in post 106 Ludovico di Varthema...

In the quote in post 106 Ludovico di Varthema must have seen a trunk sword used according to the way he descrubes it.
I have not seen a trunk sword either, so maybe they were melted down when they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Nihl, it is very nice steel cut decora tions on...

Nihl, it is very nice steel cut decora tions on your patas.


Hindus and Muslims both used floral decoration, but not for the same reason.
To the Muslims it was pure decoration, but to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you for the answers. I think all of you...

Thank you for the answers. I think all of you have given a valid answer.
Maybe a change of collecting interest have something to do with it as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,277
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Very funny Knocknew, you really must be a person...

Very funny Knocknew, you really must be a person with a lot of humor:-).


As none of us have an elephant sword, we are guessing, but when it comes to the weight, I think Ariel is close.


Fernando,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,277
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Fernando, I could not bring anything other than...

Fernando, I could not bring anything other than what I have read. I am sorry if you dont find it interesting.
All the best for Christmas and New Year to you.



Ariel, yes your weight suggestion...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,277
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I know I asked that the posts should stop, but I...

I know I asked that the posts should stop, but I find the text below too interesting not to post it.



In The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508. First published...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,732
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Ariel is right, that was Tirri's theory - and...

Yes Ariel is right, that was Tirri's theory - and so far we dont know if it is correct.


Kubur, the thing about the handle was not from me, but from Krochew #52.


Anyway, missing disc or not, lets...
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