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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:14 PM
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Salaams Blue Lander, Good question... when did...

Salaams Blue Lander, Good question... when did the weapon become more symbolic as a badge of office as head of the family? ...When did it cross over from being a skinner, hunter blade to the exotic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:50 PM
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Salaams all ~Readers may recall that the famous...

Salaams all ~Readers may recall that the famous historian on Zanzibar; H. Ingrams wrote about Manga(Omani) and non Manga(African Zanzibari tribals) and the difference in the way they danced using...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:37 PM
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Not sure what you mean by flexible Yemeni sword?...

Not sure what you mean by flexible Yemeni sword? Do you mean like the sword at #185... That sword is the Ethiopian (of often German trade blade pedigree) which only got as far as Yemen Sanaa before...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:27 PM
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Its more to do with visitors getting in... rather...

Its more to do with visitors getting in... rather than stuff getting out.
Regards,
Ibrahahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:34 PM
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Salaams All, From time a revue or summary of...

Salaams All, From time a revue or summary of structures allows clarity, focus, and direction and directs readers at the supporting posts and so that their research may be enhanced. I place the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 08:25 AM
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Note the two other indicators of national...

Note the two other indicators of national recognition of the dynastic rule invented at the time of Said bin Sultan..ruled 1804 til 1856 who moved the capital on Oman to Zanzibar ~and worn here by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 08:43 PM
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Salaams Sancar, Please have a look at...

Salaams Sancar, Please have a look at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10687&highlight=military+museum at post #1 and #14. Your swords are related to the museum pictures shown at #1 and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 07:56 PM
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Salaams Jim... True indeed and the same goes over...

Salaams Jim... True indeed and the same goes over here... I can show loads of prop studio pictures with swords 'n daggers added to clients ... It was part of the business... In fact I was just diving...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 07:37 PM
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Salaams Jim, It is always a pleasure to see you...

Salaams Jim, It is always a pleasure to see you write and as an example to the standard we all aspire to... It was indeed sad to see the Forts thread closed and I can only hope that it reopens since...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 07:01 PM
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A dancing sword variant. Flambouyant blade.

Salaams all...

I almost forgot to include the following dancing sword style which is essentially straight and certainly as flexible ...and you will be delighted to hear even more deadly looking for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 09:50 AM
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Salaams Khanjar 1~ It is a post in reply to the...

Salaams Khanjar 1~ It is a post in reply to the post above it... I take it as belonging to the batch of Arabian threads most of which are contentious in part ... and this was where it was placed......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 08:51 AM
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Salaams Spiral, There it is again... I have...

Salaams Spiral, There it is again...

I have simply requested you dip your pen in civil ink... The subject is more complex than your incessant need to stamp your feet... This is not a contest..it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 192
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Salaams Spiral; will you please stop adding...

Salaams Spiral; will you please stop adding insulting notations to your posts such as;

Or does that logic still escape you?

I suspect it will do, O well, you cant help everyone..

In reference...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 06:33 AM
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Salaams Jim, Thank you for your timely comments...

Salaams Jim, Thank you for your timely comments ... In explaining the phenomena of unrecorded unwritten traditions in this way you underline the difficulty of researching in that vacuum... when in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 192
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Salaams All ~On the subject of #157 there is a...

Salaams All ~On the subject of #157 there is a picture of Tipu Tip at the end of a group... next to him is a gentleman called Wali Mohd bin Salim Minindani..with a Shamshiir ~ Wali means governer.. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 10:06 AM
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Oh that picture! I was the first to indicate that...

Oh that picture! I was the first to indicate that this sword was in fact curved... A curved Kattara ~at Kattara for comments I believe at #21 and a correction at #25 on his correct name...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 09:32 AM
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Salaams, He carries a dancer in that picture......

Salaams, He carries a dancer in that picture... Flexible round tipped dancer... with razor edges no doubt. It should be noted however that it is a badge of Office and a sign of respect to the ruling...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 09:13 AM
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Salaams Khanjar 1, As I was explaining ...much of...

Salaams Khanjar 1,
As I was explaining ...much of the research on ethnographic arms ~ especially in the difficult to reach arabian regions~is being done without a safety net and precious little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 192
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All Omani Swords were Badge of Office...

Salaams Spiral,
No such thing as the typology you suggest...however, if you feel there is a case please prove it...

You may observe the Badge of Office designation on all Omani Swords..and Khanjars....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 192
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I doubt they are anything other than tribal...

I doubt they are anything other than tribal Africans in the employ of some slaver group... Not Omani. Zanzibari perhaps...but not Omanis. Africans used different weaponry. I wrote extensively about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 192
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Thank you for the pictures... I just saw these...

Thank you for the pictures... I just saw these ... Sketches are always interesting...These show a tribal dance by Africans with some sort of African swords...

Manga generally only danced with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 192
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:shrug:

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:28 AM
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Salaams Richard ~ see...

Salaams Richard ~ see http://www.baitalzubairmuseum.com/2006.htm which is the cover page for Omani Swords at the Bayt al Zubair museum Muscat. That is the hilt of a dancing sword in their collection....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 175
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Sounds decidedly painful...:p Salaams Blue...

Sounds decidedly painful...:p Salaams Blue Lander... So far as I know the dagger is more symbolic of the head of the family and is a national Icon. Pulling a blade on someone is totally alien but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Salaams Khanjar 1 ..This is indeed a discussion...

Salaams Khanjar 1 ..This is indeed a discussion forum and as you know with ethnographics there is seldom a silver bullet. Often research is quite ground breaking and examples of misleading detail...
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