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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:48 PM
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APOLOGIES AS IM STUCK ON CAPITALS HERE... PLEASE...

APOLOGIES AS IM STUCK ON CAPITALS HERE... PLEASE SEE https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_expeditions_to_Lake_Chad_and_western_Africa WHERE A DESCRIPTION OF ROMAN ACTIVITY ACROSS THE ABOVE MAP IS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2018, 11:58 AM
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it appears to be Indonesian as indicated below by...

it appears to be Indonesian as indicated below by another example with a peculiar central joining piece forming a slot into which the two short arms form a longer bow... and illustrating the while...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 11:52 AM
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PLEASE SEE...

PLEASE SEE http://islamic-arts.org/2011/amulets-and-talismans-from-the-islamic-world/ for a good general description of Islamic Talismanic artefacts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 01:34 PM
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The weapon becomes the central subject at...

The weapon becomes the central subject at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=2 and is answered regarding script etc at post 5..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 08:17 AM
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Reading my own references again I note that the...

Reading my own references again I note that the Buduh square is the one with the letters and is logically named Buduh as per the detail at Reference below according to the letters inscribed in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 08:15 AM
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:shrug:

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 07:29 AM
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Hello Jim, In dealing with the Buduh magic square...

Hello Jim, In dealing with the Buduh magic square it seems the Arabs or Indians worked in this medium and also in numbers whereas the Chinese who invented the magic square only used numbers. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 03:08 AM
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Reference;
A.http://auctionsimperial.com/om-the-...of-assad-allah/
B. http://www.vikingsword.com/ethsword/shamshir/
C. http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21078

I thought I had seen this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2018, 08:16 AM
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https://www.scribd.com/document/113346069/Oman-in-english

This reference above had vanished but is now fully available as per the detail of the old ICOMAN format showing many forts and weapons of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2018, 08:15 AM
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https://www.scribd.com/document/113346069/Oman-in-english

This reference above had vanished but is now fully available as per the detail of the old ICOMAN format showing many forts and equipments...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2018, 08:14 AM
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https://www.scribd.com/document/113346069/Oman-in-english

This reference had vanished and is now fully available as per the detail of the old ICOMAN format showing many forts and equipments of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
If I can throw more light on the magical or...

If I can throw more light on the magical or Talisman effect of this very extensive sign across the Islamic stratum and up the silk road toward the Frontiers of China.

As expected these signs appear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 07:51 PM
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SEE also...

SEE also https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wilkinsons+swords+for+ethiopia&FORM=HDRSC2

Some hilts below to tune up along side your first picture at post 1 above ~ :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 07:28 PM
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On the subject of the strange geometrical shaped...

On the subject of the strange geometrical shaped design on the Spear I was looking through Omani Silver and found the rectangle similar to it on jewelery from the Sharqiyyah... (Eastern Oman) which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 07:23 PM
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This thread only just sticks its toe into the...

This thread only just sticks its toe into the mystical and very current world of magic symbols across the Arabian regions for which I recommend the book below . Morocco probably more than any other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2018, 02:57 PM
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Concerning battles there is some evidence...

Concerning battles there is some evidence regarding arab participation with spears and I have selected one in particular as interesting in this regard~

See below; In 1529, Imam Ahmad's Adal troops...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2018, 08:48 PM
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Thanks for the questions.. Essentially The man...

Thanks for the questions.. Essentially The man with more books than you can even imagine is Jim McDougall who has what amounts to a great big mobile bookmobile full of such publications and Im sure...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2018, 07:44 PM
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If I can just add what I have about the Talisman...

If I can just add what I have about the Talisman effects but not to forget the trade in the region bringing bamboo and other timber across from India and Africa as well as locally grown bamboo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2018, 07:02 PM
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The Sayf Yamaani . I wondered if anyone had seen...

The Sayf Yamaani .

I wondered if anyone had seen anything older in reference to the weapon style being hunted down ...The style similar to the above al Harriri depictions at post 98 of about a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 01:46 PM
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Interesting as I was looking at decorative Omani...

Interesting as I was looking at decorative Omani lozenges and have earmarked a Talismanic devil style shape( I will place later) which may be related on Omani silver jewelery… Note the faint 5 dots...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 08:24 PM
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Excellent thread Colin and others who have...

Excellent thread Colin and others who have contributed constructively … So that the likeness in spears can be observed with reference I have placed the book by Richardson and Dor below with the page...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 07:57 PM
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Some points on the Translation. As with many...

Some points on the Translation. As with many translation puzzles I always try to get a couple of translators to have a go at these cartouches and inlays... They are so interesting.

Firstly I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 10:06 PM
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Great picture of the Yemeni Sheikh with a spear …...

Great picture of the Yemeni Sheikh with a spear … Please see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17308

These are similar to Omani spears and Khanjar 1 is correct about rarity indeed there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 09:54 PM
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That is a Shamshiir and is expertly done in a...

That is a Shamshiir and is expertly done in a dominant ladder pattern. I will have my interpreter have a look at the script although it is bound to be one of the standard famous artisan style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,544
There are good reasons to refloat this thread...

There are good reasons to refloat this thread since the historical record seems to be warming up in this regard...In my view although this hangs by a thread(scuse pun) the placement of 1000 AD seems...
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