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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, I think I see 5 fullers on one side of...

Ariel,
I think I see 5 fullers on one side of your sword and 7 on
the other side, is that correct?
Are the fullers on your sword as even as the ones shown on thinredlines sword? It looks as if the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I see that I did not commend on the velvet. This...

I see that I did not commend on the velvet. This really is rare to find, and the scabbard is as it is, but it is there.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Congratulations Fernando, It is a nice and rare...

Congratulations Fernando,
It is a nice and rare Bichwa type, and even with two blades.
Ian said it all, but I would like to add - very nice and clear pictures:-).
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Are they for sale?

Are they for sale?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Sticky: Importing ivory
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Lee, Yes I have seen it, and it is very drastic...

Lee,
Yes I have seen it, and it is very drastic what the UK government is doing.
I very much agree with, that killing the elephants for the ivory, should be stopped, and that the different countries...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
You cant do anything wrong visiting The Wallace...

You cant do anything wrong visiting The Wallace Collection, but make sure to read all about before visiting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Depending on how long time you have, the...

Depending on how long time you have, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge should be worth seeing - although I have only seen pictures from the museum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
How about the Royal Armmoury in Leeds? It is only...

How about the Royal Armmoury in Leeds? It is only one or two days away on a bike:-). Joke away, it may be worth a visit, alothoug I have never been there.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
One thing - dont forget, this text was written...

One thing - dont forget, this text was written late, and that things could have been different a century or two earlier.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The Indian Antiquary -working now

I have found an old text written August 1873 about the weapons used by the Hindus and the Mahrathas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, The number of fullers seem to be very big,...

Ariel,
The number of fullers seem to be very big, but what about the ricasso?
As you know I do know very little about these swords.
Jens
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, The number of fullers seem to be very big,...

Ariel,
The number of fullers seem to be very big, but what about the ricasso?
As you know I do know very little about these swords.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
From very early times the Indians had big ships,...

From very early times the Indians had big ships, with which they were able to cross the oceans, and trade far away Their main expost was the finest textiles, pepper, steel ingots, but they also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
So the export was not only blades or ingots - but...

So the export was not only blades or ingots - but whole swords as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Fernando, Yes India had a lot of trade with...

Fernando,
Yes India had a lot of trade with cpuntries to the east and to the west - even BC.
Interesting picture you show. In the lower row, the second man from left - does he have a tulwar?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Fernando, With the pictures shown, I would say...

Fernando,
With the pictures shown, I would say these 'straps', or whetever you will call them, must have been used for the same purpouse as the Indian 'loop'.
Your comment about where some of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Fernando, Someone on this forum might know -...

Fernando,
Someone on this forum might know - hopefully.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Richard, How are 'my' cows doing in this...

Richard,
How are 'my' cows doing in this weather?
I think whenever the leather was in a bad shape, due to much rain, heat or whatever, it would be replaces and a new loop added.
I find the 'fish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Richard, Nice to hear from you:-). I have...

Hi Richard,
Nice to hear from you:-).
I have seen no accounts to that they belong together. However, why make a 'fish tail' alone? The way I see it, they must have belong togher.
No, I dont know if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel is, no doubt, right about leather scabbards...

Ariel is, no doubt, right about leather scabbards often in use, but as he also writes, 'except for something stored in a royal palace and attended to on a regular basis.'
I believe this is one of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Here is another example. The originale scabbard...

Here is another example.
The originale scabbard is 18th century. The loop is missing, but the 'fish tail' can be seen on the left side of the scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
These scabbards with the 'loop' are not very old,...

These scabbards with the 'loop' are not very old, but on the old scabbards you can see that these 'loops' was used for a long time, although they have broken off.
It is interesting to notice that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Indian scabbards

The Indian scabbards were covered with leather, but also with brocade, velvet, and other textiles.
Something which I have only seen on scabbards covered in leather is the 'loop', or rather the rest...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Very nice to hear from you Jeff:-). Attached are...

Very nice to hear from you Jeff:-).
Attached are two katars, on from A Passion for Indian Arms pp. 111-112, possible Deccan 18th to early 19th century - according to the catalogue, although I thing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
You are right, but unfortunately most museums...

You are right, but unfortunately most museums dont show their weapons any more, or only very few of them.
Very few of the Moser Collection weapons are shown, but there are a few.
I have seen the...
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