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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th November 2014, 11:08 PM
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Salaams Ken Maddock ... Most interesting. A brass...

Salaams Ken Maddock ... Most interesting. A brass bangle. Zig Zag pattern culminating in sets of 3 dots formed with an apparent moon sector(new moon ?) inside a circle of dots.... The sets of three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,118
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Salaams Richard G; With apologies for interjecting some detail not related to the current thread topic..which I find quite interesting by the way... The little pamphlet by Ruth Hawley set the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 85
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Salaams Richard G.... In what capacity do you...

Salaams Richard G.... In what capacity do you assume Omani Daggers originate in the Saudia Region? ... Did you look at my extensive thread Omani Khanjars? I cant recall mentioning any such thing. In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Salaams Richard G ...My first reference is from...

Salaams Richard G ...My first reference is from Forum Library at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18570&highlight=omani+khanjars which deals with daggers from the Asir in what are known...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Salaams Ariel, No they aren't and no they don't...

Salaams Ariel, No they aren't and no they don't and for the difference it makes...read on..

There are still about 10 top class artisans in Oman making traditional Khanjars and belts. Actually as in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Salaams Kubur, So you have it correctly from...

Salaams Kubur, So you have it correctly from fellow forum members that this is not an Omani Khanjar. There are a number of tell tale give aways shown here not least the very obvious Hilt form. Note...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Salaams Kubur. Wrong end of the right century ......

Salaams Kubur. Wrong end of the right century ... Its about around the 1990 form.. so a 20 to 30 year old I would say..What I find interesting is the simple play with geometry on the buttons ...in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Salaams Kubur As noted the hilt is off a cow....

Salaams Kubur As noted the hilt is off a cow. Actually I rather like this khanjar ... It will clean up very well... The belt section is original to the item I think... at least the work is similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Salaams Cerjak.. Nicely researched ..Bravo !!!...

Salaams Cerjak.. Nicely researched ..Bravo !!!
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,126
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
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...
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