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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
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Salaams Fernando... I will have a guess and state...

Salaams Fernando... I will have a guess and state that you have here a specialized carpenters toolbox ...The carpenter a specialist in cabinet making ...I have a Portuguese/ Goan small chest which I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Salaams Cerjac, I have several barrels and...

Salaams Cerjac, I have several barrels and complete Abu Futilla... Father of the Match or the one with the match ... Looking through Icoman it appears that a lot of guns were German...but as you say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
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Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Cathey, It must be rather strange since...

Salaams Cathey, It must be rather strange since the Basket Hilt is virtually a Scottish Icon and along comes The Mary Rose and a total Eclipse occurs... I suppose the weapon could have joined the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Jim, Thank you for the extensive, time...

Salaams Jim, Thank you for the extensive, time consuming and prompt reply to what seemed a rather throw away question but actually one which had puzzled me completely. I entirely agree with what you...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams All, If the Mary Rose sank in...

Salaams All,

If the Mary Rose sank in 1545 what is the situation regarding the basket hilt which was brought up from the wreckage ...Does it mean that the Basket Hilt is English? ....as...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Jim, I honestly cant remember where I...

Salaams Jim, I honestly cant remember where I picked up the Mazansky detail...but thanks for the correction...

Salaams Cathey, I can probably assure you that everyone is burrowing into their...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams All...As a footnote to the above post...

Salaams All...As a footnote to the above post please note that in the 30 years war in which Stettin was won by the Swedish Empire; Solingen was under extreme pressure and the net result (including...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams all ... Just bring on the pictures I was...

Salaams all ... Just bring on the pictures I was talking about....Highlander Mercs at Stettin with the Swedish Army in 1630, A skit by the English at the time of the Jacobite Rebellion, Sword Styles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Salaams dstockbridge, Ivory hilt...If what I am...

Salaams dstockbridge, Ivory hilt...If what I am looking at is a wooden scabbard then possibly Ebony...or another hardwood.... The weapon is full of patina ...and I would be very careful before...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Salaams, The stamp looks Turkish?...

Salaams, The stamp looks Turkish? ....Ottoman.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Bandook you have PM...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Salaams Spiral, Yes I'm glad you liked my...

Salaams Spiral, Yes I'm glad you liked my interesting tale :)
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Jim, Yes!!....Please see...

Salaams Jim, Yes!!....Please see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5453&highlight=blade+marks at #196 :)

There is another with just an H inside the Running Fox at#15 ON...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Salaams Sander Whilst it could be a part of a...

Salaams Sander Whilst it could be a part of a blade mark my suggestion is that it is not...but it is always an interesting possibility. some odd looking strikes were simply a small cross, perhaps a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Salaams Spiral...In fact before I make a mistake...

Salaams Spiral...In fact before I make a mistake and derail rather...the thread... I have checked my dates on this particular machine company and indeed they did make arms...the 75 mm ships cannon...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Jim...This is indeed interesting (I dive...

Salaams Jim...This is indeed interesting (I dive into library to study again your blade marks registry) ...and the detail on the blades must be considered along with the hilts.

These magic numbers I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Salaams Ed, Thoroughly good research Sir...I...

Salaams Ed, Thoroughly good research Sir...I enjoyed that... :shrug:
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Salaams spiral, I think you may be right and I...

Salaams spiral, I think you may be right and I cannot substantiate that part of the story except...as it transpires there was a company in Scotland that was making weapons for the Germans...I cant...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Jim, Thanks for your reply...I would say...

Salaams Jim, Thanks for your reply...I would say that of all the sword styles affecting European Armoury that this form has the longest and most convoluted story of all. As you note the Sinclair and...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Cathey, After getting slightly tied up in...

Salaams Cathey, After getting slightly tied up in knots chasing non existent potential Irish hilt makers....which of course there aren't any...I then became drawn into a debate with myself about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Salaams kahnjar1 Very interesting ... we used to...

Salaams kahnjar1 Very interesting ... we used to call these parapet guns before we heard the term Torador which I think at least one of them is...Indian gear is so broad and I cant think of a nation...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Lee, I missed entirely your excellent...

Salaams Lee, I missed entirely your excellent pictures and the way the Dukari moons had been resculpted to form Scottish Thistles which initially I thought were Persian Split Palmettes... :o

How...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Salaams Sancar, Istanbul...That is quite...

Salaams Sancar,
Istanbul...That is quite interesting...as I am certain this blade originates in Germany but appears common on various hilts from Yemen etc ...Sanaa is where I many were rehilted....
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Salaams Sancar... Can you identify which souk it...

Salaams Sancar... Can you identify which souk it was picked up from?...This looks like a Nimcha style often seen having been fetched into Muscat from Salalah or Yemen...I suspect the rehilt is crude...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,134
Salaams Cathey and thank you very much for your...

Salaams Cathey and thank you very much for your excellent notes and fine detail...

Thanks also to Eljay and everyone for a most excellent thread...

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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