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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 08:01 PM
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Posted By kronckew
Interesting. I wonder if they were used in an...

Interesting. I wonder if they were used in an ice-pick grip with the cross protecting the upper side of the hand. My Touareg dagger is much too heavy to carry on the arm, I suspect it was attached to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By kronckew
Nepalis are in general, Hindu and do not...

Nepalis are in general, Hindu and do not sacrifice bovine cattle. They DO sacrifice and eat water buffalo and other non-divine species. They use khukuris, ramdao and kora. I've not heard of a tarwar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By kronckew
The Mahdi's troops from Sudan used barbed spears,...

The Mahdi's troops from Sudan used barbed spears, British doctors at Omdurman/Khartoum noted they made nasty wounds and were hard to extract. the others? Not sure, spears are hard to attribute as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By kronckew
Looks like a good Nepali Tarwar, they still make...

Looks like a good Nepali Tarwar, they still make them, tho less curved and usually with a khukuri type grip rather than the talwar style...Kind of a generic Himalayan dao. They're still popular in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
The pattern on the hilt of the talwar only is...

The pattern on the hilt of the talwar only is like a random laminate Damascus, not birdseye, birdseye is something that is modern, very seldom did rigid patterns get used on old swords like this and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
Just for interest, The owner polished and etched...

Just for interest, The owner polished and etched a small area on the talwar, he says it looks more like a small tight birdseye Damascus pattern welding rather than the wootz he's handled before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
Thanks for all the effort. I'm sure he will be...

Thanks for all the effort. I'm sure he will be happy with that. the tip of the salawar was a bit corroded I gather, and looks like it was not as well etched on the one side...Looks a bit like it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
..and finally (Allah be praised! ;))

..and finally (Allah be praised! ;))
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
more:

more:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2018, 12:49 PM
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Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
More from the talwar: in batches :)

More from the talwar: in batches :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
Better pics of the Khyber knife. He's cleaned the...

Better pics of the Khyber knife. He's cleaned the muck off them all a bit...

(I did tell him they are more locally called salawar, or salawar yataghans, but most western people still call them...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
The talwar:

The talwar:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2018, 04:47 PM
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Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
The khyber:

The khyber:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
More

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
,The swords have arrived at my friend's home....

,The swords have arrived at my friend's home. He's sent some pics. The Royal Crest is prominent on the blade and scabbard of the sabre. the text on the khyber knife and the talwar is clear, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By kronckew
I was thinking Mandinka Langemesser (as in long...

I was thinking Mandinka Langemesser (as in long knife), mini-shashka would do too...maybe African langeseax
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By kronckew
Mandinka short sword...

Picked up an 'Eastern Warrior's Hunting Sword' :rolleyes: at a London auction, It looks more like it's a sidekick for my NW African Mandinka sword tho, looking at the leatherwork. Rather subdued...
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By kronckew
no, looks to me like upper and lower teeth with...

no, looks to me like upper and lower teeth with the tongues of stuff in between, smoke. fire or tongue tongues, lower jaw has upward pointing tusks, and 'he' has a moustache & bushy eyebrows. he's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
I've had more info on the dates and had info from...

I've had more info on the dates and had info from some other acquaintances and found 3 more swords with very similar Afghani blades as the shamshir from a variety of vendors with dates in the 1314...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
Good, When I bid on it I was thinking the...

Good, When I bid on it I was thinking the "expert's" description was wrong and it was an Afar Gile. Then I stumbled across the wiki entry. Anyhow, I like this one, the ones with the brass conehead...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
wiki is wrong then HERE...

wiki is wrong then HERE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qolxad_or_Jile_(dagger)) ...as is frequently the case. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
more:

more:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kronckew
Yemeni Wahabi Gile or Qolxad?

Known there as a Qolxad (?) (wiki link) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qolxad_or_Jile_(dagger))

metal work looks like tarnished silver or brass, double fullers. seen service & has appropriate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
AH, the sword was bought with two others, a...

AH, the sword was bought with two others, a talwar and a khyber. Owner is asking for help translating what's on the top two. If you can help, it's appreciated. Thanks for any help. Are these in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By kronckew
OK, I stand corrected. Too many different...

OK, I stand corrected. Too many different calendars.... I spent 10 yrs. in Saudi, so I was familiar with the Arabic version... this converter says 1933 tho, not 1934 :) :D
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