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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Richard G
I'm not so sure, whilst its blade is the same as...

I'm not so sure, whilst its blade is the same as the companion knife, its rather bulbous hilt and own sheath make me think it is a knife in its own right, independent of a jambiya. Oriental Arms had...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Richard G
I guess you have tried Sotheby's; they can be...

I guess you have tried Sotheby's; they can be surprisingly helpful.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By Richard G
Colin, The configuration of the head of your axe...

Colin,
The configuration of the head of your axe is very similar to that of the traditional farrier's axe, altho' your one does seem rather small to be used on a horse! Perhaps it is associated with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,753
Posted By Richard G
Ibrahim, When describing the pictures in post#68...

Ibrahim,
When describing the pictures in post#68 of the closed thread you wrote
"The long hilt...and about which there has been all this confusion...added recently in various degrees of splendour to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,753
Posted By Richard G
Ibrahim, I am a little confused here. Are you...

Ibrahim,
I am a little confused here. Are you saying the sword hilt illustrated in post#68 on the now closed "Forts and cannons..." thread is a post 1970 muttrah souk rehilt on a german\ethiopian...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th July 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Henk, Rick and Alan, No, Unfortunately...

Thank you Henk, Rick and Alan,
No, Unfortunately there is no mendak. I have already given the blade a preliminary clean by soaking with Plusgas and rubbing down with crumpled aluminium foil. this has...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th July 2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Richard G
Old keris ?

Hello,
Keris is not really my thing, I am normally to be found on the ethnographic forum. However, I do have this, possibly old, keris. The blade has been been badly rusted and pitted but it is still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 896
Posted By Richard G
The "chequered" weaving of the silver...

The "chequered" weaving of the silver wire between the bottom three rings is characteristic of jambiyas from the southern KSA and northern Yemen area.
Regards
Richard
See this discussion...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By Richard G
Possibly a harpoon or line throwing...

Possibly a harpoon or line throwing gun?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Richard G
Fernando, like yourself, I'm only speculating,...

Fernando, like yourself, I'm only speculating, but if the counterweight can be moved further out from the fulcrum, and held there by placing the washer against the bar then you could weigh ounces,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd June 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Richard G
I would guess the washer is somehow a method of...

I would guess the washer is somehow a method of calibrating the scale.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Richard G
Found this. described as "Bedouin, Riyadh,...

Found this. described as "Bedouin, Riyadh, 1964".
The radiating lozenge pattern on the scabbard can clearly be seen. The pattern of the hilt is a little more difficult to distinguish. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Richard G
Thank you gentlemen, for explaining this. I now...

Thank you gentlemen, for explaining this. I now get the idea, especially having gone back to some references I should have checked earlier, but:

The King Faisal Centre catalogue (page 56) has a pair...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Richard G
Thank you, Mr Alnakkas and Ibrahim, but I regret...

Thank you, Mr Alnakkas and Ibrahim, but I regret to say I still haven't understood this.
Ehsa? could I please ask where this is?
Is it Al Hasa?, which in my view would be eastern Saudi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Richard G
Bidri is the black alloy, Bidriware is decorated...

Bidri is the black alloy, Bidriware is decorated bidri. This is normally done by inlaying silver gold or brass. To do this you need to cut into the bidri and force the decorative metal into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Richard G
You know, on second thoughts I think it could be...

You know, on second thoughts I think it could be the silver fittings from an Omani or Saudi Khunjar put onto a leather scabbard, presumably not in Oman or they would have done it properly. I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Richard G
It is the scabbard of an Omani khunjar, possibly...

It is the scabbard of an Omani khunjar, possibly from the Shargiyah (facing the Gulf of Oman). It is a little unusual in the tooling of the leather between the locket and the rings and the rings...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Richard G
Hello, Here are photo's of the front and back of...

Hello,
Here are photo's of the front and back of a Yemeni jambiya attached to its belt. My understanding is that the jambiya is very often bought separately from the belt hence it is logical that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Richard G
How about French colonial? the famous Spahis and...

How about French colonial? the famous Spahis and that kind of thing. Just a guess, but that Tuareg type butt seems most unusual for a British spear.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Richard G
The script looks Persian to me. If this is so the...

The script looks Persian to me. If this is so the date could be according to the the Jalali calendar, which is solar based, and the only real difference is it starts, as does the Islamic calendar, at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Richard G
Thank you for these pictures, To be honest, if it...

Thank you for these pictures,
To be honest, if it were not for the provenance, I would have suspected the first two swords of being chinese versions of a Gulf saif. I am sure you will disagree with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Richard G
Thank you, Emmanuel, Vandoo, Spiral and Ibrahim, ...

Thank you, Emmanuel, Vandoo, Spiral and Ibrahim,
I guess I have the answer. I have long suspected that some jambiya hilts assumed to be rhino were actually something else. It must be difficult to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Richard G
Horn, or hoof?

I have in my possession an ass's hoof that has been mounted as an ashtray as a souvenir from the WW1 campaigns in Palestine. The hoof itself is a light olive fibrous structure. I also have a jambiya...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By Richard G
It does get worse. See...

It does get worse.
See http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=AB8824&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y
This seems to ban not only the import, export, buying and selling in NY State of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Richard G
The postcard is confusing, Naivasha is in...

The postcard is confusing, Naivasha is in Kenya.
Regards
Richard
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