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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Oliver Pinchot
They are certainly Afghan work. On those flasks...

They are certainly Afghan work. On those flasks which retain it, the cutoff spring (such as it is) is typically made of wood or horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
That is one fine doggone spear, Charles :D

That is one fine doggone spear, Charles :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The waisted grips and short, bifullered blade...

The waisted grips and short, bifullered blade indicate the general vicinity of Trabzon, but the type was carried throughout Turkey. This dates around the founding of the Republic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,473
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Well done, Ed. Solid and well-written paper which...

Well done, Ed. Solid and well-written paper which establishes a viable typology.

The Funj sword no longer appears in the British Museum database.
Does anyone know the acquisition date?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th July 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I'll second that. It is Afghan, for Buzkashi. The...

I'll second that. It is Afghan, for Buzkashi.
The base of the lash is flared to allow it to be held
in the teeth. The quality, motifs and
condition date it in the 1960s-70s.

Horses were very well...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Thank you, Norm. It is authentic, hoping someone...

Thank you, Norm. It is authentic, hoping someone has seen this configuration out there somewhere.
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Interesting M 1827 Imperial Russian Pioneer's sword

A client of ours asked about this sword in his collection. It has been mounted with a steel guard, japanned black and numbered 20 in gold (paint.) Has anyone seen this configuration before? I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's sealing wax. Very popular as an...

It's sealing wax. Very popular as an "inlay" medium because it's simple to work. Common in Iran as well as Central Asia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
And as usual, a BRILLIANT work it is. We are so...

And as usual, a BRILLIANT work it is.
We are so fortunate to have a specialist like Mr. van Zonneveld in our midst, Forum members. I own this and his other books and HIGHLY recommend them to one and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Specifically, it's Algerian

Specifically, it's Algerian
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
"There is no hero like 'Ali and no sword...

"There is no hero like 'Ali and no sword like Zulfaqar"


This is a phrase often found on weapons throughout the Dar al Islam.
Forum: Swap Forum 18th May 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
OUR BIG AUCTION IS TOMORROW!

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,721
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I have a great fondness for the Moro aesthetic,...

I have a great fondness for the Moro aesthetic, however I am not a specialist.
Therefore, I can state objectively that Ron has taken a thoroughly valid academic approach; he made a straightforward...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Dear Forumites, The following bidding options...

Dear Forumites,

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
You're right, Ariel. Well-made old Ottoman blade...

You're right, Ariel. Well-made old Ottoman blade dated 1164 (1750/51 c.e.)mounted in Europe.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is an Ottoman dagger called a kama dating to...

This is an Ottoman dagger called a kama dating to the mid-19th c.
The pattern welding is authentic, it's very well forged,
ground and finished. The etching is deep and crisp as well.
A nice example.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd May 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It isn't especially old or very good work. So,...

It isn't especially old or very good work.
So, the tugra was probably intended to increase its value.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st May 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's inspired by an Ottoman tugra but it's not,...

It's inspired by an Ottoman tugra but it's not, it's reversed. The craftsman was likely illiterate and probably copied a seal.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th April 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL BIG MAY 19 SALE IS ONLINE NOW

Dear Forumites,

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
You will be reassured to know that they can be...

You will be reassured to know that they can be precisely dated to the Edo Period (1603-1868.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's a typical Indian lacquered hide-work,...

It's a typical Indian lacquered hide-work, apparently embellished in Aceh.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is Ottoman work. The barrel is dated 1177...

This is Ottoman work. The barrel is dated 1177 a.h. (1763/4 c.e.) and bears the names of the maker and owner; these could be read if the pic was clearer. Lock is of an age with the barrel give or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
certainly 19th century, possibly earlier

certainly 19th century, possibly earlier
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Nowruz mubarak baroye shoma ve khanevadeh-ye...

Nowruz mubarak baroye shoma ve khanevadeh-ye shoma!
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,273
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
We've had several of these walk in over the...

We've had several of these walk in over the years; not my area per se
but they are usually associated with Colonial Africa.

I knew Jim Gooding for many years, he was a fine scholar and professor...
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