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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2012, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Stasa Katz
Long knives -- usefulness in Mongolia

Dear friends, I got hold of a copy of a book published late in the 19th Century, entitled Among the Mongols, by James Gilmour.

Gilmour was a medical missionary, became friends with the people he...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,814
Posted By Stasa Katz
We all dream for this!

"Chance favors (only) the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,764
Posted By Stasa Katz
Quick note on Ibn Battuta

Gibb supplies translations of different sections of Battuta's Rihla (travel accounts)

Dunn's Adventures of Ibn Battuta (I think there is a new edition), is an overview of all of the Rihla, from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 56,956
Posted By Stasa Katz
14th Century CE trade travel routes Dar El Islam

If one is curious about trade and travel routes in the Islamic world in the 14th Century CE, there are many great maps in Dunn's book, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta.

Battuta travelled between Yemen...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th July 2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,671
Posted By Stasa Katz
Thanks so much..

I got hold of a couple of books on tablet weaving and hope to try my hand at it.

If I can track the reference down, Charles Doughty, in his book, Travels in Arabia Deserta (Doughty lived with...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th July 2012, 01:41 PM
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Views: 1,671
Posted By Stasa Katz
Tablet Weaving - Jambiya Belts

Some jambiya belts are made using this technique.

For more read...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th July 2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,079
Posted By Stasa Katz
Looking for Tibetan Utility Knife

(To Moderators-feel free to delete or edit as needed.)

Dear friends, I am looking for what I would term a Tibetan utility knife.

For pictures of what these look like, here is a thread of a...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,018
Posted By Stasa Katz
Developing a modern army in Afghanistan

Another way to examine this is see how Adur Rahman, the late 19th century ruler of Afghanistan tried to create an army united in loyalty to not only himself but to the idea of a unified Afghanistan....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,643
Posted By Stasa Katz
Thank you for the references

And yes, the internet, well used, is a marvel.

Thank you again..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By Stasa Katz
Ask someone at a museum?

This is a long shot but may be worth a try.

Query a museum known for its weapon collections.

Also, consider quizzing the custodian of a library with an important holding of old/rare books.

Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,643
Posted By Stasa Katz
Walrus Ivory as Grip Material

Someone could write a book or at least a monograph on the subject of how walrus ivory was:

1)First identified as an article of interest,

2) How it became a desirable commodity in Central Asia and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,643
Posted By Stasa Katz
Peshkabz in Sindh? One Man's text

Possibility of Peshkabz/Choora blades in Sindhi territory?

There is a description of some old weapons provided by Christopher Ondaatje, in his book Sind Revisited: A Journey in the Footsteps of Sir...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,643
Posted By Stasa Katz
An illustration of fluidity between India and Afghanistan

A quick note on the sword we have been discussing. The handle is a bit loose. I am not yet knowledgeable enough to guess what was used for the handle. Elements in handle are a bit loose but not to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,643
Posted By Stasa Katz
Thank you all for taking time on this--its education

Gentlemen, thank you for giving your time here.

All in all, I feel satisfied. I was well aware that the scabbard was not original; am glad that I have a way to keep this big blade safe while...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,643
Posted By Stasa Katz
Ah well, live and learn..

Ha, this is a blade collector's version of of the Artur Schniztler play, La Ronde.

Ah, this blade has had its travels, eh?

In consolation, I do have a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,643
Posted By Stasa Katz
An immense Khyber sword

(To moderator I already purchased this item. Am putting in link from ebay. If this is wrong, feel free to delete entire post.)

Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,617
Posted By Stasa Katz
Making a scabbard..Poplar wood

Friends, the oldegaffer site has a very interesting step by step. Poplar was recommended.

I purchased a Choora for Oriental Arms (many bows to Artzi!) and that scabbard had a very pleasant aroma,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By Stasa Katz
Two questions concerning Choora/Karud

Dear friends, I am happy to be able to join the discussions here.

I have fallen in love with choora and karud blades.

Two questions:

1) Does anyone know how these daggers were carried? Richard F....
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