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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:55 AM
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Salaams All..Part of the tradition involves...

Salaams All..Part of the tradition involves handing over the history to the children...Here is the small dancing sword given to boys about 8 years old with which to practice the Funun ... The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:16 AM
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Salaams All ~ I confirm that this style is Abha...

Salaams All ~

I confirm that this style is Abha or as it is known in Oman, "Habaabi" (of Abha) and that the distinctive silver UUUUUU design is present in many of these weapons... just above the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,609
Despite your rather sarcastic comments which I...

Despite your rather sarcastic comments which I would ask you to clean out of your responses please...it has nothing to do with my faith and belief in the item... The sword was brought on and expanded...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
In mentioning the 1920 s as the date of KSA ...

In mentioning the 1920 s as the date of KSA inclusion I hope I did not indicate 100 years old or near... They have been making them in the same region up until now... Looking at the wear I would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,476
:) Smaller rings like these on a presentation...

:) Smaller rings like these on a presentation style may be possibly for the Dubai market but quite attractive all the same... Hilt poly, goldwash above the belt. ...Typical Omani belt of the woven...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,609
Hook line and sinker.

I have to comment and since I was the member that introduced the reference in the first place as an interesting background article ...a compendium of essential historical rough, broad guidelines...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Yes its how they attach such weapons as these to...

Yes its how they attach such weapons as these to the belt. Your dagger is from the Asir... It looks old enough... perhaps before the region was encapsulated into KSA from the Yemen in about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,476
:shrug:

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Salaams Blue Lander, Oh Bye the way...There is an...

Salaams Blue Lander, Oh Bye the way...There is an excellent website at Omani silver dot com which is an information only ...and presumeably therefor a research site...that has some very good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Salaams All... I can now confirm that the UUUUUU...

Salaams All...

I can now confirm that the UUUUUU design just above the belt conforms also with dagger design in the Asir as below....where you can see one has broken off...six being often displayed....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Salaams Kubur, Thank you for your encouraging...

Salaams Kubur, Thank you for your encouraging words. Whilst this is not a competition I believe it would be honourable to wait a week or so before I re enter this discussion which will allow time for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Salaams Blue Lander, Excellent question! The...

Salaams Blue Lander, Excellent question! The shape of the blade?... thus in some ways the shape of the scabbard..though in itself that is a puzzle.

The blade is quite peculiar~ not only is it broad...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Pretty well any decent scrubbing brush will work...

Pretty well any decent scrubbing brush will work and you can start witrh soapy water ... or use toothpaste...that works nicely.

It seems that by default we are working up the differences with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th June 2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,423
The Omani Coffee Pot.

I would not normally raise an eyebrow at coffee pots however the 3 items below are simply straight out of the Arc... thus ;
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,382
Salaams All~ It is the sword above that...

Salaams All~ It is the sword above that Padttbrugge a member of a Dutch Ship which visited Muscat in 1672/3 describes down to fine detail of the scabbard and blade...The blade described as heavy and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,476
Dagger Re-identified.

Salaams All ~ With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight and with great respect I hereby re-identify the Khanjar shown above from Omani Silver by Ruth Hawley at the section on "khanjars knives and swords"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,853
Salaams All, I have just read a very interesting...

Salaams All,

I have just read a very interesting couple of articles on the subject at
1. https://www.academia.edu/6441820/The_Yemeni_janbiya_and_its_various_parts

2....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,476
Constructive comments are always welcome so...

Constructive comments are always welcome so please join in. Voltaire is reputed to have said......"I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!!". :shrug:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,476
A Most Unusual Omani Khanjar.

Salaams All ~ Of all the Omani Khanjar styles I have seen there is one which is difficult to place... Clearly it is old from the late 19th / early 20th C in my opinion...but where from in Oman? I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
KSA WEAPON.

Nice thread...Not Omani but probably KSA. :shrug: What we have here is a little bit of right in most peoples posts...There are two main areas in Saudia where Omani Khanjars have influenced design ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Salaams dana_w, Thanks ~ before I saw the thread...

Salaams dana_w,
Thanks ~ before I saw the thread I knew nought about the subject... I agree the artwork is a bit brash ! but I think it is an initial learner site so it was ideal for me having never...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Great Thread!! ....Please check out...

Great Thread!! ....Please check out http://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/native-indian-weapons-tools/arrowheads.htm for all sorts of ID material on the subject.
Ibrahiim al Balooshi. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Salaams Janis E, I can show...

Salaams Janis E,
I can show you what would have happened to the blades....The swords from the museum at Hedeby pictured below are taken from a Wikepedia note illustrate similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Salaams LJ, Yes similar in decorative essentials...

Salaams LJ, Yes similar in decorative essentials but no hammer and the leading edge is also curved... I would agree with Indian saddle axe perhaps... Comments welcome ... Nice axe by the way...

Oh...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
A gentleman from Musandam passed by the other day...

A gentleman from Musandam passed by the other day and I was able to discover which were the main tribes there... as well as the 4 main groupings please realise that there are scores of sub tribes not...
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