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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
When I was in Canada ten years ago, someone whom...

When I was in Canada ten years ago, someone whom we visited showed me the attached, and asked me what it was. She said she found it when she and her husband bought the house where they are living.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It is a very good idea, both for yourself and for...

It is a very good idea, both for yourself and for the insurance, as you have documentation of what have - if the computer is not stolen at the same time.
I have tags with a string, as they can always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,970
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I have asked the publisher, and here is the...

I have asked the publisher, and here is the answer I got. One could say that it is a bit late, taken into consideration when it was first planed published, but you must remember, that we are speaking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont know wht it is, but I have found the...

I dont know wht it is, but I have found the attached picture, which is from a sales catalogue from 1974 from Elliott and Snowdon.
'Part striped wood, part iron and decorated with gold scrolls. Early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,096
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Miguel, did you ever take your research of the...

Miguel, did you ever take your research of the curved south Indian swords any further? If you did, please let us know.
The kora like sword used in earlier times in the south, may not have travelled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Tim, do you know how it is used?

Tim, do you know how it is used?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont know if this advise is useful, but in the...

I dont know if this advise is useful, but in the 1960'ies the Danish Army Museum used white bread to clean damp-stained flags.
I dont know how they did it, but it seems to have worked. I am sure...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ibrahiim, what I dont quite understand, is why...

Ibrahiim, what I dont quite understand, is why you all the time write about Dara Sikoh and not about Jahangir - who was the one who started the interest about the flowers?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Sirupate, do you know when the kora was first...

Sirupate, do you know when the kora was first used in Nepal and Tibet?
It is a bit strange, that a weapon of this strange kind, was used in South India, in Nepal and in Tibet. Maybe not at the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ibrahiim, researching means reading a lot, and a...

Ibrahiim, researching means reading a lot, and a lot is of no 'interest', but all the same one learns something, and remembers most of it - hopefully:-).
The suns shown on the discs look quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Sirupate, I have now and then been wondering if...

Sirupate, I have now and then been wondering if the kore really had been travelling from South India to Nepal and Tibet, without leaving any traces along the way, so your last guess may be the right...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
How old is the kora, and from where did it come?

Ok - I cant ansver any of the two questions, but should someone be interested in researching the subject, I can come up with a hint.
In A Catalogue of Arms and Armour in the State Museum, Hyderabad....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you Ibrahiim for bringing this link to our...

Thank you Ibrahiim for bringing this link to our attention.
It is interesting reading, but unfortunately the author does only say that it is so, he does not give any evidence why it is so.
I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you for the pictures. I think the research...

Thank you for the pictures.
I think the research should include other decorated things, than weapons only, as many of these things have been studied and researched far more than the weapons have.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Khanjar is right, these knives are scribes...

Khanjar is right, these knives are scribes knives, but bankers may have used them as well. The explanation of how they were used is correct.
The inscription on this knife says 'Poopepen' written in a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ibrahiim, what we have discussed so far are the...

Ibrahiim, what we have discussed so far are the decorations inlaid or in koftgari, but there are others - the steel cut ones, and they go back far longer.
At the same time I am not so sure, that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Jim that's to easy. A Ford with a Chevy motor....

Jim that's to easy. A Ford with a Chevy motor. You should have kept it, it would have been worth quite a lot of mone these days:-).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Both Mourice and Jim are right, and the...

Both Mourice and Jim are right, and the discussion pops up now and again.
It seems to me, that we have discussed this before, although I seem to remember, that the discussion was on different sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think Hindu Arms and Ritual by Robert Elgood...

I think Hindu Arms and Ritual by Robert Elgood chapter 13 explains a lot of what we are discussing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ibrahiim, the thing about floral decoration is...

Ibrahiim, the thing about floral decoration is not only about the floral decoration about the time of Dara Shiko (1615-1659). THe floral decoration was used centuries before and after.
Some years ago...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
From which book do you have the picture, and from...

From which book do you have the picture, and from where do you think the club is?
I have a few books with items from the early time of the Narional Museum in Copenhagen. Maybe I can find it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you for the links Ibrahiim. One should be...

Thank you for the links Ibrahiim.
One should be aware of, that flowers shown on hilts are seldom what they really looks like. The artists were not botanists, and so they often made the flowers the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th March 2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Rick, you are right thet a well funded...

Yes Rick, you are right thet a well funded advocacy group that is international in scope would be very good to have on our side of the fence.
Could museums like the MET and National museums be...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th March 2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Lee is correct. The lobbying people is quite a...

Lee is correct. The lobbying people is quite a big part of the problem.
We all know they are there, and we all know they get more and more power - but to stop them is quite another question. Their...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th March 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Marius, this has been discussed a number of...

Marius, this has been discussed a number of times, here is a link to what Mark wrote, but be aware of, that it is years ago.
ahttp://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6786&highlight=CITES
The...
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