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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
If you look at your pictures you will se that...

If you look at your pictures you will se that they are not too good, would it be possible to get better pictures?
You are asking questions, but when the picturtes are bad, it is hard to answer your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The pin was also used by the Indians, but it was...

The pin was also used by the Indians, but it was mostly hidden by the hilt decoration.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Russel, I am sorry, but when you let one of...

Hi Russel,
I am sorry, but when you let one of these magazines publish an article you at the same time give them copyright.
I have noticed that I have made an embarresing error. In South Asian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
When looking for something else I found this old...

When looking for something else I found this old post, and as I am especially interested in the kater I have researched it a bit.
In an article written in South Indian Studies, vol. 25, 2009, I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Bidri ware is very nice - but it is breaks...

Yes Bidri ware is very nice - but it is breaks very easily when hit or droped, so it is a question if it would have been a very good material for a hilt.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Emanuel, Yes I had forgotten your old thread, but...

Emanuel,
Yes I had forgotten your old thread, but in the time gpne I have learned a thing or two, and I dont think your hilt is bidri.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Jim, Have a look here...

Hi Jim,
Have a look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidriware
In any way the hilt is not decorated in Bidri - no way. Come to think of it, I cant remember to have seen a tulwar hilt decorated in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Its an interesting sword you have, and worth...

Its an interesting sword you have, and worth researching.
Jim is right, the hilt is Rajasthani, but the decoration has nothing to do with Bidri work.
Susan Stronge: Bidri Ware, inlaid metalwork from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think Oliver has a very strong point, to say...

I think Oliver has a very strong point, to say that they must have been copied by someone not able to read the characters.

Think of how many blades are 'signed' by Assad Ullah, had he made all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Jim, To me there is no doubt, that the blade...

Hi Jim,
To me there is no doubt, that the blade you showed is of Indian origin.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I will let you have the last word Alex:). Jens

I will let you have the last word Alex:).
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you very much Charles, yes they are very...

Thank you very much Charles, yes they are very close - quite interesting.
Depending of the blade type, the length was very important to them, the colour as well - is was all a kind of mantra.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Alex, You are right:), but as this blade is...

Hi Alex,
You are right:), but as this blade is Indian, and Persian I think it should be called a tulwar blade. The chiselled Persian blades I would call a slightly curved Persian blade. I think new...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes Alex is right they were made for the durbars...

Yes Alex is right they were made for the durbars in the 19th century.
The attached picture, which is not too good, is from the catalogue The Marlborough House, showing pictures of the presents prince...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Charles, What are the proportions of your tulwar?...

Charles,
What are the proportions of your tulwar? Mine are.
Length: 79 cm
Length of blade: 67 cm
Ricasso: 5.2 cm
Hilt: 16 cm
Disc diameter: 6 cm
Width of quillons: 8.5 cm
Length of langet: 5.4 cm...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Congratulations Charles:) this one is really...

Congratulations Charles:) this one is really nice.
Like Runjeet writes these blades are rare, really rare. In the more than forty years I have collected I have seen three of these blades.
The other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Ariel, Yes, two new books are on their way, but...

Ariel,
Yes, two new books are on their way, but when they will hit the street is unknown to me.
I will write on te forum should I hear something more precise.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Wandoo, The two swords you show both seem to have...

Wandoo,
The two swords you show both seem to have a cho, while the other swords shown dont.
Does anyone know why?
Jens
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
You could also try to ask the (Royal Armoury)...

You could also try to ask the (Royal Armoury) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%B8jhus_Museum I am sure they can help you further.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Russel, I have tried to make one of you...

Hi Russel,
I have tried to make one of you pictures lighter, so it is easier to see the details.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Matt, I have asked Jim to join, as he is a...

Hi Matt,
I have asked Jim to join, as he is a master of the different stamps. I do hope he will join.
Regards
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Hi Matt, I dont know what the crosses are...

Hi Matt,
I dont know what the crosses are supposed to represent, maybe copies from some European manufactor - I really dont know. I too have blades with crosses.
In one of my many books I read,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Thank you:). I have heard about the 'killing...

Thank you:).
I have heard about the 'killing marks', but I more than doubt it. If you read the old Indian history, about all the battles and about how many people were killed, a lot of the swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It's a rule on the forum that you have to show...

It's a rule on the forum that you have to show the whole weapon, or you will not get any answers.
Jens
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It is interesting to see how many suggestions we...

It is interesting to see how many suggestions we have here, but to my opinion the suggestion Bhushan gives is the most plausible.
Jens
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