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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By Richard G
No's 23 and 24 from Stone's Glossary, are...

No's 23 and 24 from Stone's Glossary, are presumably the "Met. Omani" khanjar posted by Kubur on the "Omani Khanjar (Jambiya) for Comment" thread.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By Richard G
Kubur, Never seen one like it! The...

Kubur,
Never seen one like it!
The "kufic" style of the script and certain other features make me wonder if it is a european interpretation of a omani khanjar.
Can you tell us anything more about it?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 37,863
Posted By Richard G
Thank you for this link Ibrahim. It is very...

Thank you for this link Ibrahim. It is very inreesting.
Do you know whose site it is?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Richard G
Many, if not most or all, of these swords have a...

Many, if not most or all, of these swords have a pommel that unscrews so that a basket hilt can be interchanged with a cross bar type.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,333
Posted By Richard G
Wow! that was quick. I'll try. Richard PS. Have...

Wow! that was quick. I'll try.
Richard
PS. Have sent a PM
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,333
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Lotfy, Sorry for the delay, I have had...

Thank you Lotfy,
Sorry for the delay, I have had problems with the last update on the PC.
Anyway here they are:-
Nos 1 & 2 are on the front of the scabbard.
Nos 3 & 4 which should be reversed, if you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,333
Posted By Richard G
Hello, I have another one. This has an unmarked...

Hello,
I have another one. This has an unmarked and unfullered watered blade. I am hoping Lotfy or Ibrahim will be again generous enough to give me a translation. On the bottom of the locket, beneath...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,787
Posted By Richard G
I would surmise that the extreme length of these...

I would surmise that the extreme length of these spears accounts for their rarity these days. If you no longer have a use for one it would be nothing but a liability. Even todays collectors who would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By Richard G
Lotfy, The mark also resembles (and I mean...

Lotfy,
The mark also resembles (and I mean resembles) an Englsh government inspectors mark. These were a mark of quality control applied to arms intended for British goverment use. They are ...
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Richard G
With reference to the original No 4. "Hyde...

With reference to the original No 4. "Hyde Division" was a divison of the Cheshire Police in the 19th Century. Hyde is now a suburb of Greater Manchester. These "sabres" as they were known, were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Richard G
Lotfy, Yes, this is the type of blade an 1821...

Lotfy,
Yes, this is the type of blade an 1821 pattern sabre would have. However in 1853 a new pattern for other ranks was introduced without a ricasso, and that, I think, was the end of the ricasso....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Richard G
Hello Lotfy, From what I can see the blade could...

Hello Lotfy,
From what I can see the blade could indeed be British manufacture, any time from the mid 19th century on. Blades of this type were also widely used in India, altho' still frequently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,333
Posted By Richard G
OK, Mr Alnakkas, Eventually, if I can master the...

OK, Mr Alnakkas,
Eventually, if I can master the technology,
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Richard G
Specifically, my worry about the scabbard is that...

Specifically, my worry about the scabbard is that it seems longer than the sword in it's entirety.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,333
Posted By Richard G
OK, thanks for the info. I will give it a bit of...

OK, thanks for the info. I will give it a bit of a rub over and try and take some photo's. Don't expect too much too soon tho!, altho' the saif is a very nice one.
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,333
Posted By Richard G
Yes, I have a saif of this type signed on the...

Yes, I have a saif of this type signed on the back of the scabbard (but this is my translation) Amal Mohammed bin Bani and dated, elsewhere on the scabbard AH 1341. Do I surmise from earlier comments...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,333
Posted By Richard G
Hello Mr Alnakkas, Is the name Mohammed bin Bani,...

Hello Mr Alnakkas,
Is the name Mohammed bin Bani, in the 1920's, familiar to you? I think I have it on one of these saifs.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Richard G
Could it be for a very specific purpose? e.g. a...

Could it be for a very specific purpose? e.g. a flare pistol or for throwing lines?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Richard G
i have similar problems with old pieces that are...

i have similar problems with old pieces that are cheap because of poor condition. I buy them, thnking I can clean them up, and possibly move them on for somehing better; but after few hours work, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By Richard G
I agree, Mr Alnakkas, Swords, or saif, found...

I agree, Mr Alnakkas,
Swords, or saif, found either in what is now Saudi Arabia, or in photographs taken in what is now Saudi Arabia, seem to be of these two distinctive types, but never a hybrid of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By Richard G
Hello Mr Alnakass, Certainly you can find early...

Hello Mr Alnakass,
Certainly you can find early photographs of dignitaries in the Hejaz wearing what would probably now be described as a Turkish Killij. Obviously this is the Ottoman influence, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Richard G
I attach a post relating to these marks I made in...

I attach a post relating to these marks I made in a thread concerning a torador a few years ago. Still seems relevant.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,197
Posted By Richard G
The mouth of the barrel seems to be in the form...

The mouth of the barrel seems to be in the form of a tiger's head which often appears on firearms associated with Tipu Sahib (orTipu Sultan), the Tigerof Mysore. I"m not saying this is one of those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Richard G
You can find similar decoration on some old arab...

You can find similar decoration on some old arab furniture, usually said to be Syrian or possibly Egyptian.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By Richard G
Something odd about the hammered nut on the...

Something odd about the hammered nut on the pommel. A Sheffield, or any British, manufacturer would never have got away with such crude fixing.
Regards
Richard
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