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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Michael Blalock
Here is one I have.

Here is one I have.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
Posted By Michael Blalock
There are two Yemeni coins. A 1/8 Riyal and 1/10...

There are two Yemeni coins. A 1/8 Riyal and 1/10 Riyal. I would bet this is newer than the coins. Could have been made in Ethiopia or Eritrea but I'm more inclined to think this is more recently put...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
Yet another one. Unfortunately I did not see...

Yet another one. Unfortunately I did not see this until it was sold.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
Here is another one to add to the list.

Here is another one to add to the list.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,269
Posted By Michael Blalock
Here is another historical photo of the Gusbi as...

Here is another historical photo of the Gusbi as well as a mix of rifles.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,269
Posted By Michael Blalock
Those look like Colt-Browning 1895s. I read they...

Those look like Colt-Browning 1895s. I read they were fabricated for the .303 and Mauser ammunition.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,269
Posted By Michael Blalock
More

More
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,269
Posted By Michael Blalock
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,706
Posted By Michael Blalock
Here is a photo of a group of Royalist fighters...

Here is a photo of a group of Royalist fighters for the Iman with one wearing a Mecca Jambiya. I have not see many photos of these worn by Yemeni men.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By Michael Blalock
Etihad Antiques. Abu Dhabi, see Mohamed across...

Etihad Antiques. Abu Dhabi, see Mohamed across from the Mateen mall.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
The most famous minarets in Yemen resemble the...

The most famous minarets in Yemen resemble the hilt as much as any. At least to my eye
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
Low and behold, here is another one from the same...

Low and behold, here is another one from the same source. It just popped up in my email. From Yemen as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Michael Blalock
New Omani Sword

I just won this yesterday. I have seen this blade a couple of times on the European sites. Usually with 1414 and I understand that this is not necessarily a date but a maker's mark or talismanic mark.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By Michael Blalock
Omani Weapons

Here is a great photograph that I had never seen before until yesterday. If it has already been posted I apologize.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
Here is another, attributed to Yemen, to add to...

Here is another, attributed to Yemen, to add to the list.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By Michael Blalock
Here is a photo of the sheikh that my father took...

Here is a photo of the sheikh that my father took in 1964. At the time he wore a simpler tribesmen's Jambiya.
The al Ahmar family had a website with hundreds of historical photographs, mostly of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By Michael Blalock
Sadiq fell afoul of his father while he was away...

Sadiq fell afoul of his father while he was away in Saudi Arabia getting treatment so maybe Hamid has it now or he has a similar Jambiya.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By Michael Blalock
Ibrahim, that is the jambiya of Sheikh Abdul Aziz...

Ibrahim, that is the jambiya of Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Ahmar. It has appeared here previously here as the "million dollar Jambiya". It is reported to have belonged to Imam Ahmed. Al-Ahmar was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By Michael Blalock
Venetian Ducat, minted for hundreds of years like...

Venetian Ducat, minted for hundreds of years like the Maria Theresa Thaler and often imitated even in gold, used as international trade currency, most likely a brass copy made in India. See the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,778
Posted By Michael Blalock
That is the Shahada. There is no god but Allah...

That is the Shahada. There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
Ibrahiim, I agree that these don't look exactly...

Ibrahiim, I agree that these don't look exactly like any other hilt in Arabia, though one could argue that they are not too far from the Omani "battle sword" when it is fully dressed and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
When we got this sword in Taiz in 1963 we were...

When we got this sword in Taiz in 1963 we were told it was Turkish. That is what I thought until I discussed it with Oriental-Arms back in 2002. Artzi told me he had seen others of these swords come...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
A good catch that this is the same sword that was...

A good catch that this is the same sword that was at Auctions Imperial. I have seen eleven of these swords with these distinctive hilts. I got my first in Yemen in 1963, I have seen photographs of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,614
Posted By Michael Blalock
Here is another one of these straight Yemeni...

Here is another one of these straight Yemeni Swords that just sold at Czerny's. It would look great in my collection. Maybe my wife got it for me and I will find it under the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,109
Posted By Michael Blalock
Greetings Ibrahiim, I've been busy with work but...

Greetings Ibrahiim, I've been busy with work but was recuperating from some minor surgery and had time to peruse the net. I have been searching Google in Arabic and I find a lot of interesting things...
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