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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,535
Posted By Aqtai
Hi, I'm no expert as well, but I also think...

Hi,

I'm no expert as well, but I also think it could be genuine, simply because of the simplicity of the calligraphy. It reminds me of late 15th-early 16th century Mamluk swords. I'm thinking in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,402
Posted By Aqtai
Hi Brian, I noticed that your 2nd post has a...

Hi Brian,

I noticed that your 2nd post has a picture of a mail shirt. Where was it from please? And is it African or imported?

Thanks,

Hisham
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,845
Posted By Aqtai
Its a beautiful weapon. the combination of...

Its a beautiful weapon. the combination of slender blade and yelman does remind me of Mamluk sabres, however the Mamluk sabres I've seen also tend to be much less curved, i.e. straighter.
Forum: Swap Forum 24th February 2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,849
Posted By Aqtai
Atlant Press? Has anyone dealt with them?

I'm not quite sure if this is the right forum to post in, so apologies in advance.

Has anyone had dealings with Atlant Press?
http://www.atlant-tpg.ru/english/index.html
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,705
Posted By Aqtai
Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. :) ...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. :)

Do any of the shops in the bazaar sell shields or armour (i.e. mail shirts, bazubands or helmets?)

On the subject of the sword blade, I have to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,284
Posted By Aqtai
Smile If you are planning on doing a 15th-16th century...

If you are planning on doing a 15th-16th century Ottoman sipahi (armoured cavalry/horse-archer), check out these threads, you may find them helpful:
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,971
Posted By Aqtai
There are lots of similar pieces at...

There are lots of similar pieces at www.oriental-arms.com, have a look around there and it should give you some ideas.

Here is an example:
http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=1960
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,831
Posted By Aqtai
I would say that is a (relatively) modern...

I would say that is a (relatively) modern reproduction of what someone thought a Crusader helmet looked like.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,456
Posted By Aqtai
I've seen that book on Ebay, and I have been...

I've seen that book on Ebay, and I have been tempted to buy it, unfortunately I cannot read Russian. I also have Italian, German and Polish books on my bookshelves, while I don't read those languages...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,651
Posted By Aqtai
You don't. Your servant lights it for you.

You don't. Your servant lights it for you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,221
Posted By Aqtai
The status of the "Suyuf Al-mubarakah" as quasi...

The status of the "Suyuf Al-mubarakah" as quasi holy relics has prevented detailed examination of them. While most of the swords are probably what they say they are, others undoubtedly seem to belong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,368
Posted By Aqtai
Thanks for posting the pictures BI. I glad to see...

Thanks for posting the pictures BI. I glad to see that the Mamluk minbar is still there. I was hoping some pieces from the old arms and armour collection might get included, oh well, never mind.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2006, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,846
Posted By Aqtai
I would love a copy too please.

I would love a copy too please.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,723
Posted By Aqtai
Virtual shop not working

Is it just me, or has anyone else found that the "Virtual Shop" on the Ibn Khaldun website isn't working. I tried ordering the catalogue from the other website, unfortunately I don't know Spanish, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,723
Posted By Aqtai
Thanks B.I. I think I'm going to buy this book....

Thanks B.I. I think I'm going to buy this book. :)

Is the mail Aventail on the helmet original? Muhammad Ibn Qalawun died around 1341 AD, and yet that aventail is strikingly similar to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,723
Posted By Aqtai
They do have one very interesting piece, the...

They do have one very interesting piece, the helmet of Sultan Muhammad ibn Qalawun, one the earliest surving Mamluk helmets. An item I have previously seen only in poor quality black and white...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By Aqtai
When I visited Kuwait many years ago (before the...

When I visited Kuwait many years ago (before the Iraqi Invasion of 1990) there used to be a very fine Islamic Arts museum with a small but interesting collection of Islamic arms and armour. If it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,209
Posted By Aqtai
Hi Rivkin, Thanks for sharing that with us,...

Hi Rivkin,

Thanks for sharing that with us, that was really interesting. Georgian arms and armour is another one of those things about which I am shamefully ignorant. It is also proof of how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,211
Posted By Aqtai
Hi James, Congratulations on getting a very...

Hi James,

Congratulations on getting a very nice shield.

Try posting on this forum as well, Manoucher the main moderator is a bit of an expert on all things Iranian.

Click on the link:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,896
Posted By Aqtai
I don't think this applies to collectors. For...

I don't think this applies to collectors. For starters we don't carry our blades around. Mine are in a box in my study waiting to be mounted on the wall. And we certainly don't go around stabbing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,821
Posted By Aqtai
I've been watching that helmet since it came up....

I've been watching that helmet since it came up. I thought that since it's copper it might be a tombak helmet. Although I do have a photo of an almost identical helmet somewhere with a mail aventail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,512
Posted By Aqtai
I could represent 2 countries, I live and work in...

I could represent 2 countries, I live and work in England, my mother is English, but my father is Egyptian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,821
Posted By Aqtai
Oh definitely descended from Early Arab swords,...

Oh definitely descended from Early Arab swords, which continued to used right until the 15th century. The shape of the blade is very similar. The hilts however are probably a mixture of different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,978
Posted By Aqtai
Definitely NOT Egyptian, as you probably know...

Definitely NOT Egyptian, as you probably know very well already that is a dha. :)

Why the seller thought it was Egyptian is absolutely beyond me. Any "Egyptian swords" would probably look like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,962
Posted By Aqtai
When I was a teenager I found his "El-Sayf fi...

When I was a teenager I found his "El-Sayf fi El-Islam" (in Arabic) in my fathers bookcase. I was absolutely fascinated, It was the first time I realised there where so many different types of...
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