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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd February 2020, 08:26 AM
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Posted By kahnjar1
Hi ariel, As I have already stated the scabbard...

Hi ariel,
As I have already stated the scabbard cover appears/is a replacement so there is no argument there. I have in fact removed the covering which which came away very easily, and reveals bare...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By kahnjar1
Your original comment regarding the scabbard...

Your original comment regarding the scabbard stated that it appeared to be made up of several non matching components and was covered with non original fabric, to which I agree. The slang term...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By kahnjar1
Thank you very much Ren. Just the information I...

Thank you very much Ren. Just the information I was seeking.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By kahnjar1
Shashka Origin???

To clarify what I am trying to establish, herewith is a pic of the sword without the scabbard (which has been correctly described as a "bitser").
The handle is silver and is decorated extensively. As...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By kahnjar1
Thank you Ariel for your comments....I agree...

Thank you Ariel for your comments....I agree regarding the scabbard not matching the sword hilt, and having a mix of fittings. I suppose it is also possible that at some stage that the two could have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By kahnjar1
SHASHKA for Comment and ID

I recently picked up this Shashka which I think is Caucasian. This earlier thread http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21764&highlight=shashka ,attempts to identify where the particular...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Patrick, Source is Guns and Rifles of the...

Hi Patrick,
Source is Guns and Rifles of the World by Howard Blackmore 1965 Chancellor Press ISBN 0 907486010
Stu
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By kahnjar1
Seems the topic of discussion has moved from the...

Seems the topic of discussion has moved from the pistol I first posted and on to the Eiber pistol which was shown by Philip. Anyway not to worry........
An observation regarding the conversion shown...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By kahnjar1
AUSTRALIAN BUSH FIRES

To those of our Members living in Australia, our thoughts are with you at this terrible time. Hopefully you are all OK and safe.
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By kahnjar1
...WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Today is November 11th...

...WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Today is November 11th and on this day in 1918 at 11am, the guns fell silent...............
We also remember those of other wars who fell for their Country and beliefs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By kahnjar1
I have commented on the Forum re GSP in the past,...

I have commented on the Forum re GSP in the past, and nothing changes IMHO. I have had correspondence with Ebay themselves with no result. My comment has always been that GSP is both SLOW and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,774
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jeffs, IMHO definitely salvageable, but to...

Hi Jeffs,
IMHO definitely salvageable, but to what extent will depend on how far the rust has penetrated the metal. I always use WHITE VINEGAR...(from local supermarket) and soak the offending item...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,093
Posted By kahnjar1
Certainly not the "beehive" type due to...

Certainly not the "beehive" type due to depicted size. In the pic, compare the size of the flask including the spout, to the length of the rifle stocks. No guarantee that things are "to scale" but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,093
Posted By kahnjar1
Origin is Morocco by the look of it................

Interesting how things turn up eventually.
I see in Thinreadline's latest thread re flask ID, that there is a pic/woodcut showing the guy in the middle with one of these large flasks.
At least I can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By kahnjar1
Yes Morocco...pic of similar one I have. Stu

Yes Morocco...pic of similar one I have.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By kahnjar1
I don't see pierced metal either. What I see is...

I don't see pierced metal either. What I see is pierced leather with the stitching missing.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By kahnjar1
Not Omani IMHO. Here is a pic of an Omani...

Not Omani IMHO. Here is a pic of an Omani bandolier. Note that the stoppers are leather/fibre rather than metal caps. My thinking is the Balkans somewhere.
Hopefully Rick will come in on this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By kahnjar1
Not Arabian IMHO Stu

Not Arabian IMHO
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,456
Posted By kahnjar1
Born and raised in the South Island of Aotearoa,...

Born and raised in the South Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Grandparents hailed from the Scottish Borders, so I guess one could label me a tight fisted Kiwi. :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By kahnjar1
Blade marks rotated. Looks to be the "Man in...

Blade marks rotated. Looks to be the "Man in the Moon" mark.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jens, Here are the pics rotated. Yes I see it...

Hi Jens,
Here are the pics rotated. Yes I see it now...."man in the moon" mark.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By kahnjar1
The dagger on the right is in fact from Morocco...

The dagger on the right is in fact from Morocco and is called a Koummya.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Kubur, No, the stars are different. Yours have...

Hi Kubur,
No, the stars are different. Yours have 8 points and those on mine only 6. Not to say though that those on your sword are Indian copies.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By kahnjar1
Thank you Jens for enhancing my original pic. It...

Thank you Jens for enhancing my original pic. It now shows the inlay quite clearly......and thank you Jim for identifying the marks as European. Now all we need is someone to identify who the marks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, I have placed it on the European Forum so...

Hi Jim,
I have placed it on the European Forum so will see what turns up there.
Stu
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