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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2017, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
That looks nice Stu. Congratulations!

That looks nice Stu. Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thank you for the very valuable and scholarly...

Thank you for the very valuable and scholarly insight Jim, I am now getting a more well-formed opinion with regards to the probable origin of this sword. It has been really an edifying experience for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 04:13 AM
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
While this is a possibility, would it be also...

While this is a possibility, would it be also possible that this sword combination is actually from the Eastern borders of the Ottoman Empire, Bedouin perhaps? They are known to use whatever blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
I did see the different colour grain/stripe at...

I did see the different colour grain/stripe at the get go even from the seller's photos (particularly the photo of the side of the pommel with a single missing triangular inlay) which led me to say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2017, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
So Charles what is the pommel made of, ebony wood...

So Charles what is the pommel made of, ebony wood or horn? I think it's ebony wood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
Nice restoration on the pommel Charles. I'm glad...

Nice restoration on the pommel Charles. I'm glad that it was you who got it and brought it back to its old glory. It is exactly how I envisioned it would be. Got to love the nice blade lamination...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Interesting. So Jens, since that thread, has the...

Interesting. So Jens, since that thread, has the nature of the mark been identified (A royal seal of some sort, a religious symbol, an armoury mark, a maker's mark or any of these on an individual...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 09:19 PM
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Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Victrix, the only Turkish pommeled sword in the...

Victrix, the only Turkish pommeled sword in the pictured grouping that has what could pass for a hole on the pommel to accommodate a wrist cord is the one on the left side and it doesn't have a metal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Aslan Paladin
It may have been the seller or a previous owner...

It may have been the seller or a previous owner who put on the velvet covering. I don't think it was originally meant as part of the hilt. If the grip underneath was intact then I might think it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks for the comment Ariel. Actually I wasn't...

Thanks for the comment Ariel. Actually I wasn't really sure if it is an eyelash mark or not but I could see some faint arcs facing each other along the length of the blade and whose ends the dots...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 10:22 PM
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Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thanks Kubur, for a moment there I was at a loss...

Thanks Kubur, for a moment there I was at a loss with regards to what I should call this sword given the suggestions to its origin. Anyway regardless of the right terminology I love this sword. For...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I have tracked down the tulwar with the similar...

I have tracked down the tulwar with the similar blade profile (its blade looks wider, although mine could have had several sharpening thus accounting for the slimmer look). The contour of the spine...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I would assume most likely Northern India?...

I would assume most likely Northern India? Rajasthan? By the way I found this thread discussing the katar stamp while I was looking for the similar-bladed tulwar I mentioned earlier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I want to remove the velvet covering but I am...

I want to remove the velvet covering but I am discouraged by the thought of seeing what horror it is concealing underneath. I did take a peak underneath the edge covering the pommel and I saw part of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
The grip strap is plain brass with no decorative...

The grip strap is plain brass with no decorative marks and the hilt is covered with a black velvet cloth secured by black string wound around numerous times in a random manner, leaving only the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I can't remember if the blade I saw also had the...

I can't remember if the blade I saw also had the katar mark. Since I didn't recognize it was a katar it didn't leave a lasting impression on me. I thought I saved the image but I can't find it in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Images of the hilt and blade connection. The...

Images of the hilt and blade connection. The adhesive seems to be a blackish-brown resin of some sort.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Thank you Jens, it didn't actually occur to me...

Thank you Jens, it didn't actually occur to me that one of the symbols is a katar until you pointed it out. I have no idea what the other one is. By the way I have seen a similar blade somewhere in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Here it is as compared to my early version kilij...

Here it is as compared to my early version kilij which is also rough-looking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Is This A Pala With An Indian Blade?

I obtained this sword last year which I think is an Ottoman kilij-pala with an Indian blade. It is about 30 inches in total length and has a 10-inch yelman. The blade has a maker's mark at the forte...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,014
Posted By Aslan Paladin
It would be hard to state categorically that the...

It would be hard to state categorically that the kris is Maguindanao in origin as we only have the guard of the blade and the hilt to base our guess with (the blade suggesting Maguindanao and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,014
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Yes, I think that both your kris swords are from...

Yes, I think that both your kris swords are from Sulu. I am even more certain with the archaic kris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,014
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Battara, is this is a ceremonial datu sword or a...

Battara, is this is a ceremonial datu sword or a working type datu sword?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,014
Posted By Aslan Paladin
Going by Cato I think your kris blade is of the...

Going by Cato I think your kris blade is of the Sulu style as the lower jaw of mouth cavity of the kembang kacang (borrowing indonesian kris terminology) or elephant's head and trunk design of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,014
Posted By Aslan Paladin
I know it has been said that Cato may not be...

I know it has been said that Cato may not be Gospel truth when it comes to Moro swords, he did state that "One impressive style, used by Sulu, Samal and Yakan datus, featured a large kamagong...
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