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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2015, 10:19 AM
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Salaams rickystl, I was looking at examples of...

Salaams rickystl, I was looking at examples of clear ageing and viewed http://www.oriental-arms.com/photos.php?id=4450 to see if there was anything I could compare it with... Your Gun is quite simply...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,524
Please see...

Please see http://www.oldswords.com/articles/The%20Earliest%20Scotish%20Basket%20Hilted%20Swords-v1i4.pdf gfor a fine article on the weapon.

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
see also...

see also http://old.blades.free.fr/swords/klewang/kampilan/kam01.htm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Salaams All and in respect of the post above...

Salaams All and in respect of the post above please see our own library rendition at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7408

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Salaams Jim, Wikipedia says Quote ''The kampilan...

Salaams Jim, Wikipedia says Quote ''The kampilan is a type of single-edged long sword, traditionally used by various ethnic groups in the Philippines archipelago.

The kampilan has a distinct...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Salaams Kubur...Thats about right...see Omani...

Salaams Kubur...Thats about right...see Omani Khanjar for details of this style and history and who is placed as the designer. The belt (the long part) is a homemade replacement but as often happens...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,111
Salaams all~I spoted a very interesting website...

Salaams all~I spoted a very interesting website on the subject of these swords from the highly specialised metalurgical and scientific viewpoint on...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,111
Salaams all~I spoted a very interesting website...

Salaams all~I spoted a very interesting website on the subject of these swords from the highly specialised metalurgical and scientific viewpoint on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Salaams Roland_M and what an excellent reference...

Salaams Roland_M and what an excellent reference that is... I would go as far to suggest that of the 5 or 6 top references in this field your reference must be in the top echelon ... I would say to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Salaams Ward, Yes it could prove interesting......

Salaams Ward, Yes it could prove interesting... The explosion at the breach end is a bit soft...but the problem is that this plant is very toxic... It is extremely poisonous... Typical for a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,895
More Powder Flasks

More Powder Flasks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
The tree from which the gunpowder was made and...

The tree from which the gunpowder was made and mixed with...Sodoms Apple...Roasted and mixed with sulphur etc... growing wild in my garden. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th June 2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
I have dozens of these ...and have a complete...

I have dozens of these ...and have a complete shisha operating at my hotel..belly dancer, arabian style music, bedouin tent and all...I can try to get some action pictures and or look up some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
ODD BUT INCREDIBLE SWORD

Or .... are we looking at a Portuguese blade ?... see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4369&highlight=portuguese+swords It occurred to me that the tang looks very old....and compare the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
I place again the detail important in considering...

I place again the detail important in considering the nature of the star geometry on this added to sword at Project... The tang is extended and the pommel is added ...therefor, the star design should...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Salaams Jim, Your summary so far as the project...

Salaams Jim, Your summary so far as the project sword is concerned is accurate and excellent. I have noted how Muslims called the Star of David always the Seal of Solomon, but the Seal of Solomon was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Thinking aloud ... I have to say that I...

Thinking aloud ... I have to say that I think...on reflection... that the design work is added to the pommel as opposed to it having been grafted on from another sword ...See...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Salaams SwordsAntiqueWeapons ~ Your references...

Salaams SwordsAntiqueWeapons ~ Your references are interesting and I would add that as well as the obscure window freeze at Liwa (must be one of the few remaining pieces of architecture with the 6...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Salaams Jim, Thank you and Iain and everyone who...

Salaams Jim, Thank you and Iain and everyone who have applied "constructive input" so far and for your excellent deductions and observations.

It is always a danger that in the last 5 decades since...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,408
Toradors come in all sorts of quality; This one...

Toradors come in all sorts of quality; This one from http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/node/17487 (The Victoria and Albert Museum)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Salaams Norman McCormick ~ I thought the same...

Salaams Norman McCormick ~ I thought the same when I received the pictures ! It took me a while to figure it out as decoration on a pommel... I can't decide how this was achieved as it looks like a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 74,966
Salaams All~ Please accept this web address for...

Salaams All~

Please accept this web address for information on Signs Ornaments and Inscriptions on Swords please see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Salaams Ian, Latin not my strongpoint however...

Salaams Ian, Latin not my strongpoint however ...It could be a number sequence in Latin? I dont recognise the inscription at all thus my tag that it was odd...in addition to a Pommel decoration I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Salaams Iain ..Yes you are partly right since I...

Salaams Iain ..Yes you are partly right since I thought I would let people have a go at this without too much prompting from me.

Its odd because the blade marks are as you say undecipherable with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Another artwork addition...

Another artwork addition...
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