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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th October 2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By kahnjar1
I have had this one for a while. Definite signs...

I have had this one for a while. Definite signs of use as smell of tobacco is quite strong. Assuming it is Chinese???as the decoration is of dragons though I suppose it could be Japanese.
Any help...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks guys and it really does not surprise me. I...

Thanks guys and it really does not surprise me. I saw many obvious copies of this type in Hong Kong, but they all had the scabbard parts attached with obviously modern screws. This one does not have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By kahnjar1
Chinese Military Hanger of Historical Interest

Just picked up this interesting and historical Chinese Military Hanger in a Shanghai flea market.http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19165
Overall 16" /410 mm with blade of 11"/280mm.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th October 2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By kahnjar1
"Antiques" in Shanghai

If you get the chance to visit the Dong Tai Antiques street in Shanghai be ready for a flea market rather than an Antiques market. A most interesting place though, and with some VERY careful looking,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By kahnjar1
You do not give measurements, but to me this...

You do not give measurements, but to me this looks to be small? The style of the hilt top does look quite right to me. It does not look old and my guess would be late 20th century.
Stu
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,117
Posted By kahnjar1
Certainly a problem which needs attention. A...

Certainly a problem which needs attention. A friend of mine, years ago destroyed his TV by putting a cap on a newly acquired percussion gun without checking first to see if it was loaded!
At the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By kahnjar1
The red, white and blue cummerbund suggests...

The red, white and blue cummerbund suggests Thailand......
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By kahnjar1
...and another at the Batu Caves, Malaysia

...and another at the Batu Caves, Malaysia
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By kahnjar1
Two from Singapore

These two in Orchard Road, Singapore
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By kahnjar1
Not a usual poster here on the European Forum,...

Not a usual poster here on the European Forum, but here are couple of pics of Lantaka on display at Fort Siloso, Singapore.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By kahnjar1
OK for what it is worth this is what I think to...

OK for what it is worth this is what I think to be the origins of the 4 guns, after surfing thru my library.
Top to Bottom
Albanian Rasak Musket
Omani
Algerian
Turkish
Feel free to correct me.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By kahnjar1
Good question!! The shape you mention resembles...

Good question!! The shape you mention resembles those on Italian barrels, and some barrels seen on ME guns are Italian. It is quite possible that you are right about the insert being removed, but I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By kahnjar1
OK to try and answer your questions. The gun TYPE...

OK to try and answer your questions. The gun TYPE is Matchlock. The barrels are often European or copies thereof, with (often) Italian type barrel marks. Several are shown in one of the links I gave...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Liam, To get your gun into NZ.....I assume you...

Hi Liam, To get your gun into NZ.....I assume you hold a NZ Firearms Licence? You will probably need one, although I would think that this would be classified as an antique and therefore you could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By kahnjar1
Nice piece but IMHO the decoration is mid to late...

Nice piece but IMHO the decoration is mid to late 20th century, and typical of Yemeni work. Likely white metal rather than silver. The matchlock gun could be older. I would call the style Indo/Arab,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By kahnjar1
The two daggers you show are IMHO Kurdish.

The two daggers you show are IMHO Kurdish.
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd August 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By kahnjar1
REALLY?? :confused: :confused: This is a good...

REALLY?? :confused: :confused: This is a good quality piece. Surely a reasonable offer is worth a try. Just check out what good items are going for on other sites, and you will see that the asking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By kahnjar1
Yes a Dharia IMHO. Likely Asir/Hijaz regions of...

Yes a Dharia IMHO. Likely Asir/Hijaz regions of modern day western Saudi Arabia. Definitely not from Morocco. Age likely midish 20th century.
A very nice piece......well done!
Pics below of similar...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st August 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By kahnjar1
Wink BUMP :) :) :)

BUMP :) :) :)
Forum: Swap Forum 20th August 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By kahnjar1
SOLD THANKS

SOLD THANKS
Forum: Swap Forum 18th August 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By kahnjar1
Two added pics. Sorry guys but fighting with new...

Two added pics. Sorry guys but fighting with new camera and the other pics do not show the engraving clearly.
Forum: Swap Forum 18th August 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By kahnjar1
PRESENTATION DHARIA for SALE

A very nice Presentation Muqaffala Dharia dagger in original green baize covered box, with Saudi Crest in silver on the lid.
This is a very good example with quality vegetal scroll engraving overall....
Forum: Swap Forum 18th August 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By kahnjar1
OFFERS??

Will consider sensible offers...........
Forum: Swap Forum 16th August 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By kahnjar1
QUALITY MECCAN STYLE JAMBIYA for SALE

A very nice Meccan style Jambiya on original belt for sale. The silver is of very good quality and overall a very nice piece.
This is NOT a modern cheaply made item, and is likely from around the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By kahnjar1
Soldiers Kits 1066 to 2014

This link came my way and I thought worth sharing.
http://www.tickld.com/x/13-complete-soldiers-kits-from-the-armies
Stu
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