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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:09 PM
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Posted By spiral
Interesting tirade but doesn't alter the fact you...

Interesting tirade but doesn't alter the fact you falsified evidence with false statements in this thread.

Sadly that does cast doubt on everything else you've said.

This is what you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:31 PM
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Posted By spiral
So despite further attempted muddying of the...

So despite further attempted muddying of the waters in your last post, in which you apparently underline your belief not Ingrams published statements..

So the truth is Ingram pointed out no such...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2014, 08:11 PM
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Posted By spiral
Namaste Ibrahim! If you re.read the above...

Namaste Ibrahim!

If you re.read the above quote , I think it is clear my reference came from Eggerton... I to do not have a copy of W.Thakstons translation of the work.{nor the original :D } ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By spiral
Greeting Ibrahim... As interesting as Ingrams...

Greeting Ibrahim...

As interesting as Ingrams quote is, you forgot to post the quote that identifies your supposition & statement.



spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 08:18 PM
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Posted By spiral
Obviously. Of course not, as you know I don't...

Obviously.


Of course not, as you know I don't agree with your hypothesis.

I am aware of the modern fake Oman swords sold by some Omani websites & the fakes you have posted pictures of. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By spiral
The unidentified one is a modern fake from...

The unidentified one is a modern fake from Pakistan/Afghanistan.

The "Syrian" Khanjar is probably from that source as well. :shrug:


Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By spiral
I notice Ibrahim you make no mention of the...

I notice Ibrahim you make no mention of the Yemini flexible blade sword.

Could this perhaps be the true origin of the Omani flexible sword?

How do you perceive the connection?

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,507
Posted By spiral
Always a nice touch! Shows symmetrical...

Always a nice touch! Shows symmetrical construction & a weighty hilt!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By spiral
, ;) Cheers!

, ;) Cheers!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By spiral
Sounds good Gav! Any idea of its weight &...

Sounds good Gav! Any idea of its weight & balance point?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,507
Posted By spiral
Indeed Gav! It certainly looks a quality...

Indeed Gav!

It certainly looks a quality piece... Only one bit , I don't like, that of the blade riccaso extending below the hilt line.

Both aesthetically & practically that seems unnecessary to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 09:29 AM
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Views: 2,507
Posted By spiral
Sorry for my slow repley , just came across this...

Sorry for my slow repley , just came across this thread while researching something....

In one word.

Stabbing!

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
No problem David. And I agree about...

No problem David. And I agree about Wikipedia,

As I said I cant vouch for the photo , but it looks the same man to me, just ravaged by time & disease. {There but for the grace of God.... :D...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
David & Emmanuel, I had faith that the...

David & Emmanuel,

I had faith that the photos were as listed, I can see why you doubt it though.

I didn't take the photos & wasn't there.

I believe both could be Tippo, A leader of men at 30...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
Sorry if you feel insulted, that wasn't my...

Sorry if you feel insulted, that wasn't my intention.

It to me seems that state of play.

Anyway, Ill bow out for the time being until you or others provide fresh material . to breathe some fresh...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By spiral
Certainly, David, IMHO Tipu is the fellow on...

Certainly, David, IMHO Tipu is the fellow on the right in the group photo, I would guess taken a decade or so later than the singular photo.

There is a resemblance to the chap on left of photo,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
You were also the only person in this thread to...

You were also the only person in this thread to repeatedly refer to it as straight! :D

I agree with your definition of it. :) Ive been trying to point it out to you through out this thread after...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
Bonjour Ibrahim! Can you not see it is a curved...

Bonjour Ibrahim!

Can you not see it is a curved blade sword?

If you cant see its external shape , how can you see its cross section inside the scabbard? :shrug:

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
Type 2 is your typology. ;) If you study this...

Type 2 is your typology. ;)

If you study this picture you will see it a type 2 kattara.



Of course but the symbols of power come from weapons not dancing. {Even though a thin sharp sword will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
I see you missed the above post Ibrahim.. Here...

I see you missed the above post Ibrahim..

Here is a picture of Tipu Tip carrying a type 2 curved Fighting Kattara.

& a type 4 straight fighting Kattara. ;)

There both weapons & badges of Office,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By spiral
Thank you for the timely reminder Jim. Your quite...

Thank you for the timely reminder Jim. Your quite right of course & Ive edited my post to correct that.

All the best,
Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By spiral
Indeed Chaps, & Well not my field but looks a...

Indeed Chaps, & Well not my field but looks a replacement hilt to me...

Ive seen the dot & concentric circle on some Afghan or Afghan border pieces as well I seem to recall.

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By spiral
Your apologies are due to Kuber, not I ... I was...

Your apologies are due to Kuber, not I ... I was just jogging your memory. :)

But you still haven't appraised the detail of his sword yet. {As you said you would.} Instead you choose to reply to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,835
Posted By spiral
Sorry my answer was to in depth for you...

Sorry my answer was to in depth for you Ibrahim.

Strange You could not even see or recognise the type 2 Kattera carried by Tippi tu. :shrug:

Which I guess rather goes to show , rather like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By spiral
Ahh I see! On those size/quality pics I cant...

Ahh I see!

On those size/quality pics I cant spot the cleaning of the better one on my screen.. :shrug:

But I take your word for it. ;)

Spiral
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