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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:43 AM
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Posted By A.alnakkas
You are correct that the translation on he spine...

You are correct that the translation on he spine is a Quranic verse. But the maker's mark is not even Assadullah, it is Zaman Asfahani, another well known smith. The translation was included in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By A.alnakkas
Well done. Those are southern Hejaz and Southern...

Well done. Those are southern Hejaz and Southern modern day saudi daggers.

To make it easier, it is worn by tribes that populate the south. So you’d see it in Yemen, Najran and even Taif.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,961
Posted By A.alnakkas
Whether it is original or not is a matter of...

Whether it is original or not is a matter of opinion. Is a mass produced dagger made in Syrian design and in Syria an authentic representation of historic Syrian daggers? it is up to you to decide....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By A.alnakkas
Noted.

Noted.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By A.alnakkas
Jim, I find it odd that you find my comment on...

Jim, I find it odd that you find my comment on lack of knowledge to be offensive. My question to you, do you have the knowledge to read an Arabic word without a transliteration? Or the ability...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By A.alnakkas
Jim. I appreciate your effort to try and be a...

Jim. I appreciate your effort to try and be a middle man. But what I am saying is not a perspective. Its pretty much Arabian linguistic facts. Your lack of knowledge and Ibrahim's obvious ignorance...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By A.alnakkas
Jim, I understand the confusion from a non Arab...

Jim,

I understand the confusion from a non Arab speaker's position. But beyond that, even with minimal ability to read Arab letters is enough to dismiss this absurdity.

For a comparison, this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By A.alnakkas
Rumh رمح and Rum...

Rumh رمح and Rum روم have nothing in common. Arabs do not call spears Rumi, not in the past and not in the present. Rumh, Shalfa and Gena are the names most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,781
Posted By A.alnakkas
To be honest, I am not quite sure whether the...

To be honest, I am not quite sure whether the term shibr which is the source of the term shibriya is a solid definition for the item. I have shibriyas way larger than the shibr unit.

As for your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,486
Posted By A.alnakkas
No one is arguing these are made in Kuwait or...

No one is arguing these are made in Kuwait or anywhere else in the gulf. These and other fire arms, past and present are imported from abroad. Older abu fatilas are usually with Indian and Persian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,486
Posted By A.alnakkas
Kuwait is just like all the Arab countries who...

Kuwait is just like all the Arab countries who strictly brought weapons from abroad. You’ll find examples but without provenance it could very well be recently brought from Saudi or Oman. They all...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,486
Posted By A.alnakkas
The stock addition is definitely Arab. These were...

The stock addition is definitely Arab. These were smuggled and traded from India, to Muscat and then to Kuwait where they spread all over the gulf. I own an example similar to this one belonging to a...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th December 2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By A.alnakkas
Arab daggers are on hold. Only the big persian...

Arab daggers are on hold. Only the big persian dagger left. Anyone interested? Send me offers if you feel like making one. I also look for Arab daggers, from the peninsula mainly.
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By A.alnakkas
3rd item, a large Persian wootz dagger. Nice...

3rd item, a large Persian wootz dagger. Nice condition, complete with koftgari gold on it. Only thing to note is an area of discoloration near the edge on one side only. Asking price is 1200$
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By A.alnakkas
Second item, Saudi made, gilt silver. Mid 20th...

Second item, Saudi made, gilt silver. Mid 20th century likely made in Taif. Asking 300$
Forum: Swap Forum 10th December 2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By A.alnakkas
Bunch of Items for Sale

First item, Omani khanjar, 2nd half of the 20th century but made of good, well made silver parts. The handle is wood. asking price is 300$
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By A.alnakkas
A lovely example, and better craftsmanship of the...

A lovely example, and better craftsmanship of the Houshan family. The dagger is made in 53, which is 1953, not hijri :-)

Is it white metal or silver?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By A.alnakkas
As requested, image of the blade and as...

As requested, image of the blade and as mentioned, images of niello shibriyas with one similar to Artzi's.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By A.alnakkas
Work of Houshan. A workshop that still produces...

Work of Houshan. A workshop that still produces shibriyas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By A.alnakkas
Hey Artzi, when did you collect this shibriya?...

Hey Artzi, when did you collect this shibriya? The date you mention between 1960 to 70 conflicts with the information I found. Supposedly these shibriyas are made in the 90's by an Iraqi silver smith...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By A.alnakkas
The blade is nothing special, I'll take images...

The blade is nothing special, I'll take images tomorrow in sunlight :-))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,982
Posted By A.alnakkas
It depends on what you are examining as an...

It depends on what you are examining as an oddity. Further examining and collecting shows that Omani short swords and dharias with wootz blades are not that uncommon.



What do you mean by new? this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,982
Posted By A.alnakkas
I am not sure, to be honest! as it could have...

I am not sure, to be honest! as it could have came straight off an Indian straight sword with Rick's (now Alex's) example?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By A.alnakkas
Nice image! Have to agree with Marius on the...

Nice image!

Have to agree with Marius on the general quality of Jordanian shibriyas. Always seem to be crudely made. Anyone has fine examples to share?

I have one with relatively good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,982
Posted By A.alnakkas
So, knowing that the Omani sword is not a one of...

So, knowing that the Omani sword is not a one of a kind since there are multiple examples of ones with wootz blades and the existence of other Arab ( I do not see otherwise) made wootz blades that...
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