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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2016, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Emanuel
Thank you. This thread was also linked Any larger...

Thank you.
This thread was also linked Any larger yataghan? (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4448)

That thread showed 3 long yataghan
- 71cm blade
- 92cm overall
- 73cm blade
The last one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Emanuel
The threads I linked asked the same question...

The threads I linked asked the same question regarding size. Longest ones posted were in the 90+ cm so your example 100+ seems the longest yet. Turkish ribbon also points to older manufacture. Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Emanuel
Hi Eric, These big ones are associated with...

Hi Eric,

These big ones are associated with the Zeybeks. Have a look at this thread:
3 large yataghan (T-spine, T-pommel, Turkish Ribbon) (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18304)

and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Emanuel
Lovely! Eric, maybe add these to the...

Lovely!

Eric, maybe add these to the existing threads on these musea? :shrug:
Hyderabad, Chowmahalla Palace (http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16683)
Bikaner Junagarh Fort ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,602
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, Not just similar, but the same thing....

Hello,

Not just similar, but the same thing. Search the forum for "wedding nimcha" and "flyssa" for information on how these daggers likely came to be :)

Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By Emanuel
A bit tricky since Ottoman refers to a culture, a...

A bit tricky since Ottoman refers to a culture, a political entity, and the time that that entity was in power.

I agree with Ariel and others here that since it is very difficult to closely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Emanuel
In my eyes this thing works just like a buckler...

In my eyes this thing works just like a buckler :shrug:you parry with it and stab,cut opportunistically.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Emanuel
Beautiful example Eric! We're getting farther...

Beautiful example Eric!

We're getting farther from the bagh nakh discussion but I wonder if this multi-bladed thing wasn't part of some ceremonial accoutrements like the garb of the High Executioner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Emanuel
Concealed or not is ultimately irrelevant Eric. ...

Concealed or not is ultimately irrelevant Eric.

The bagh nakh is held in the hand and basically mimics a tiger's paw and claws.

The weird thing we're arguing about is likely held like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Emanuel
I disagree with you Eric but I'll leave it at...

I disagree with you Eric but I'll leave it at that.
It remains that these are fascinating weapons :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Emanuel
The example I question is a basically a small...

The example I question is a basically a small shield with blades on it. The bagh nakh is a small "glove" with claws hidden in the hand. One is a parrying weapon, the other is a small concealed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,914
Posted By Emanuel
Hello, I think the top piece with the...

Hello,

I think the top piece with the half-gauntlet is more of a parrying weapon like the saintie than a bagh nakh.

Emanuel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Emanuel
Hello Stefan, Thank you for the pictures and the...

Hello Stefan,

Thank you for the pictures and the close-ups! I had a great time in Bikaner a few years ago and was able to take some quick pictures. Mine were poorer quality I'm afraid: : A visit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,059
Posted By Emanuel
That's why I said semantics Ariel :) If this...

That's why I said semantics Ariel :)

If this sword came from a Nepalese armoury, a Nepalese would probably call it a khukri.
If it came from a Mughal armoury a Mughal might call it a sossoun pata.
A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,059
Posted By Emanuel
Semantics, but no. It has a cho/kaudi, so it's a...

Semantics, but no.
It has a cho/kaudi, so it's a khukri :)

Here are more:
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=81936&postcount=9
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,059
Posted By Emanuel
Here is some information on this type of...

Here is some information on this type of khukri:
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=9718

Your top one is indeed for the tourist trade, albeit the early-20th century variety, so it's still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Emanuel
Yes they did. Was the result known as...

Yes they did. Was the result known as fulad/faulad as well? Or lauha/loha? Or something else? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Emanuel
Egerton explained Doulicaneh and Sehlicaneh as...

Egerton explained Doulicaneh and Sehlicaneh as follows:

I suppose the attached, South-Indian double-bladed (from Oriental-Arms) and triple-bladed (Tanjore, from Metropolitan Museum, bequest of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Emanuel
Excellent, thank you Mercenary! Now if anyone...

Excellent, thank you Mercenary! Now if anyone could get a shot from the original manuscript or one of its copies/facsimile that would be great :D

Jens and AJ, very interesting about the lasso, I did...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,294
Posted By Emanuel
They did have a lot of figural styles :) Those...

They did have a lot of figural styles :)
Those with flowers and large plant motifs would be termed "floral", and those with animals would be "zoomorphic" I think. Also a lot defying any such simple...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Emanuel
Earlier in "Indian and Oriental Arms and...

Earlier in "Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour" Egerton uses "jauhar" specifically referring to the pattern in crucible steel.

So in 19th century English writing, we have the term "jauhar" being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Emanuel
Actually Ariel you bring me to one reason for my...

Actually Ariel you bring me to one reason for my questions :)

Was there any such thing as plain steel? Besides crucible and pattern welding what other methods were there?
We do know that some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Emanuel
I hope so too Jens. Egerton mentions...

I hope so too Jens.

Egerton mentions "jauhar" when discussing the production of gun barrels:

.

In this case the term "jauhar/johar" refers to the pattern in the steel. The same term is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Emanuel
Indian Crucible Steel vs. Pattern Welding

Hello,

A thought about iron/steel in the Indian context.

We use the terms "wootz" and "pulad/bulat" to refer to crystalline crucible steel produced in India and Central Asia. Ann...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Emanuel
Taube, looking at your scabbard I wonder if yours...

Taube, looking at your scabbard I wonder if yours is a Nepali piece. The scabbard construction is very similar to that seen on khukri.
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