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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes, poisoneus snakes were also thrown over the...

Yes, poisoneus snakes were also thrown over the walls, when a city were at siege.
However, something which surprices me is, that some writers mention that all the warriors were drugged before they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It is interesting to see that using poison is...

It is interesting to see that using poison is very seldom mentioned in the books, so it is not easy to know how often it was used. Maybe this means that it was used often/seldom, so the authors did...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont know which poison they used, but if it is...

I dont know which poison they used, but if it is true that they used poison on the steel bearings it must have been becourse the poison should only be inflicted if the wound was deep, and not be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I have blades with steel bearings, pearls were...

I have blades with steel bearings, pearls were also used, although they are very soft, but I have also heard about rubies being used.

It is true what Jim and Mercenary writes, that the logic we use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think this is an interesting subject. Does...

I think this is an interesting subject.
Does anyone know if it was usual in India to use poisoned weapons?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,164
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Likhari could you please show a close up of the...

Likhari could you please show a close up of the yelman shown in post #32, and of the whole sword if possible?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think the result have cocme out fine. I know...

I think the result have cocme out fine.
I know the question, when cleaning and etching is an issue the question pops up, should I stop, or should I go further, but only the one who owns the weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Dont worry Jim, you can have my old glasses, thay...

Dont worry Jim, you can have my old glasses, thay are only about ten years old:-).
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Jim, As far as I see it, there are two narrow...

Jim,
As far as I see it, there are two narrow fullers - and not one. Does that change you mind about a possible European origin?
To me the blade looks Indian.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes it looks like a kirach to me as well.

Yes it looks like a kirach to me as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ken, My reason for saying so is, that there is a...

Ken,
My reason for saying so is, that there is a gap between the hilt and the blade. This mostly means that either the hilt or the blade has been changed during the time of use.
I am looking forward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ken, It is hard to judge the sword when you only...

Ken,
It is hard to judge the sword when you only show part of it.
On the secpnd picture it seems as if the blade and the hilt does not fit. If this is so, it could meand that either the hilt or the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,409
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
You are right, but the main thing is the top of...

You are right, but the main thing is the top of the hilt - a horse head.
The hilt you now show is a different hilt as the one you showed earlier, and 'maybe' this could have some connection to Tipu -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Likhari, Thank you, and I am sorry I spelled your...

Likhari,
Thank you, and I am sorry I spelled your name wrongly.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,409
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I doubt that the hilt is a 'Tipu hilt', as I dont...

I doubt that the hilt is a 'Tipu hilt', as I dont remember to have seen a horse head on any of the hilts attributed to Tipu.
The way the ears are turned points towards a Marwari breed.
A hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Kikhari, Yes you are right. Do you know wat...

Hi Kikhari,

Yes you are right. Do you know wat the text says to the hilt you shows?
Mine is Mughal 17th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Rajesh, Please tell me, if you hold the blade,...

Rajesh,
Please tell me, if you hold the blade, and hid the side guards on wood, does it sound like a tuning fork?
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Rajesh, Your friend is right, It is from...

Hi Rajesh,

Your friend is right, It is from Deccan/South India, and it is safe to say 18th century.
The interesting thing is, that these katars from the south, with a curved hilt base either have an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes the katar could be used for slashing - at...

Yes the katar could be used for slashing - at least some of them.
Here is an early description of a katar from my catalogue A Passion for Indian weapons p. 10.

Gustav Oppert, a scholar of ancient...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Marius, the sideguards were meant for making...

Yes Marius, the sideguards were meant for making stability of the cross bars, but if it was only that, the side bars could have been quite short, as you now and again see them.On other, more fighting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 1,372
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I am sorry to hear about you troubles, and I dont...

I am sorry to hear about you troubles, and I dont understand it at all, as they are dealing with stuff from WWII all over the place in Germany.

I once bought a Pichangatti from Artzi, and it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Eric, you could be right. Another question is,...

Eric, you could be right. Another question is, how many of the persons who could pay for these gold and silver decorated weapons, did take part in the actual battle? Did they sit on their elephants...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hello Marius, You may be right when it comes to...

Hello Marius,

You may be right when it comes to a sword, but what if the blow comes from a mace?
I have so far seen several katars with 'thin' side guards where one or both side guards are bend...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Alan's post made me remember one of my books,...

Alan's post made me remember one of my books, Suvarnadvipa written by R.C.Majumdar.
The book deals with the colonizing of countries and islands of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Bali and Borneo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Alan is right, and in the start it took me a long...

Alan is right, and in the start it took me a long time to figure out, that you need knowledge of how they were thinking at the time, and try to think so yourself.
This means, that one need to have...
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