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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 03:37 PM
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Salaams ..With all due respect I think you should...

Salaams ..With all due respect I think you should take breathing exercises to calm yourself down just a little... No one is saying you are a complete donkey for being fooled in a souk ... It happens...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 02:45 PM
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Salaams A.alnakkas, Well of course he knows...

Salaams A.alnakkas, Well of course he knows me...He is my cousin !

I suppose the confusion is understandable in the blades ... This is largely connected to the truck loads of imported blades that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 02:20 PM
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Views: 506
Salaams SwordsAntiqueWeapons ..You are a very...

Salaams SwordsAntiqueWeapons ..You are a very highly respected dealer and specialist in ethnographic weapons. It stands to reason that you may appreciate the idiosyncrasies of Omani weapons. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
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Salaams, This is my friends shop in the Muttrah...

Salaams, This is my friends shop in the Muttrah Souk... Tariq.

The blade is a probable rehilt. What they do is extend the tang and add a pommel. The hilt is then applied Omani Kattara style. Other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 01:59 PM
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The Sayf Yamaani

Salaams... Point of order... This is my favourite sword style... It is the Sayf Yamaani...THe Old Omani Battle Sword and it looks remarkably like the collection of the souk shop owner ...in your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
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Salaams...A.alnakkas These are swords that have...

Salaams...A.alnakkas These are swords that have the mark copied of the Passau Wolf. They are fine examples of the Omani Straight Sayf/Saif.
Enough said for now about those since it is up to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
So you theorise that because they have fullers...

So you theorise that because they have fullers they must be fighting swords.. That is very interesting. I will forward this information to the National Museum. In reducing weight the flexibility can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 506
The Omani Sayf.

Salaams Kubur... Now this is a different quality altogether...The Omani Dancing Sword.. Mistakenly believed by many to have been used for fighting. ...Not so. This is a pageantry and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Salaams Kubur, Yes I can tell you lots about the...

Salaams Kubur, Yes I can tell you lots about the item. First and foremost there is a lot written and pictured by me on Omani Khanjars. This should suffice from the research angle.

What you have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
This is indeed a great item displaying the words...

This is indeed a great item displaying the words of probably the greatest poet in Arabian History...some would say of all time!
I checked both the Encyclopeadia Britanicca and Wikepedia and found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,616
Salaams Oliver, It is great to see your posts......

Salaams Oliver, It is great to see your posts... Although I tend to be engrossed in Arabian ethnographics I have to say this subject you have launched is very tempting to read into...Thank you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Salaams Richard... I think you make a very good...

Salaams Richard... I think you make a very good point! Is this in fact a Shafra or some other as yet unidentified side dagger?...though I note that Oriental arms on a not for sale item at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Salaams Michael and good to hear you are...

Salaams Michael and good to hear you are recuperating.. Your picture selection is an absolutely unique and a stunning photo album of Yemeni Ethnographics... I have been in the system several hours...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Salaams Michael Blalock... Greeting Michael it is...

Salaams Michael Blalock... Greeting Michael it is a long time since we have seen your posts ~and how good it is also..to see those weapons returned... The broad bladed swords look like similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Shafra.

Salaams Battara ~ What a good example that is... I like the work showing the mulberry fruit and fluted design to the hilt and pommel and the very interesting design to the leather. I see plenty of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
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Salaams Kubur...This style is of the monumental...

Salaams Kubur...This style is of the monumental scabbard Jambia of Yemen...I would imagine the age to be mid to late 20th Century and as you say some top damage is apparent. The colour of the metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Salaams Kubur, It is always...

Salaams Kubur,
It is always difficult to place a date on Omani Khanjars especially if they have had a hard life like the example shown...What has to be considered is how much of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Regret previous entry....Try this for a sold item...

Regret previous entry....Try this for a sold item illustrating similar style of decoration and a footnote to the Tareq Rajeb Museum in Kuwait... well worth a visit !...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Salaams all...Just a few notes to add... The...

Salaams all...Just a few notes to add... The material wrapping the stock and butt may be a pot metal mixture including aluminium. The condition of the sharply cut split palmette and work on the butt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Salaams Jens Nordlunde and thank you for clearing...

Salaams Jens Nordlunde and thank you for clearing that matter up.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Salaams TVV Thank you for the pictures of the...

Salaams TVV Thank you for the pictures of the fine sword.......I have to say that not being a spadroon enthusiast I had to go and find out what it meant...thus; The web states Quote "The Spadroon is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Salaams Jim, et al. Thank you for keeping the...

Salaams Jim, et al.
Thank you for keeping the thread in focus.
The study of this dagger form (and I am never sure what their actual accurate name is...) is indeed fascinating and has caused me to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
For interest ~ I was searching Jewish Sufi and...

For interest ~ I was searching Jewish Sufi and wandering dervish of Iran details and came up with a peculiar fact...that this type of axe which I presume may also be of the Qajari style ...was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,918
On top of which there are some more superb...

On top of which there are some more superb references about the Sword Genre or Funun, the first of which describes the Razha ..at http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.23...=21104401332677

The second is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,983
Salaams ...I am fully aware of flexible blade use...

Salaams ...I am fully aware of flexible blade use ... The Shotley Bridge maker hid one in his bowler hat and amazed onlookers at a trade show...I know many nations used such flexible weapons.. but...
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