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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Kubur
Thank you Ariel for your explanation. I agree...

Thank you Ariel for your explanation. I agree with you for the basics, Ali was considered as a great fighter and a hero. The same is true for the sword zulfiqar given by the Prophet to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Kubur
Yes we had in the past a discussion about the...

Yes we had in the past a discussion about the Sudanese swords as token of war by Ethiopians and vice-versa Ethiopian swords reused by Sudanese and finally ended in Yemen...

I can see something like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16
Posted By Kubur
Hi Have a look at this...

Hi
Have a look at this post
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24849&highlight=khodmi
They are called khodmi or Bou Saidi from Algeria.
Yours is probably from 1930-1940ties
Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By Kubur
Yes European and it's the other round for...

Yes
European and it's the other round for African daggers. Cabo Verde and Senegalese knives have been influenced by Spanish and Portuguese knives...

Question: your dagger looks quiete old, is it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Kubur
Nobody spotted the bolster? Is it...

Nobody spotted the bolster? Is it Ethiopian?

Definitively not Mamluk they don't mention Ali.

Thank you Ariel, so in short Ali is a hero for both Sunni and Shia.

I have the feeling that it's more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Kubur
Beautifull and as said previously, it could be...

Beautifull and as said previously, it could be end of 19th or early 20th c. African like yemeni objects are difficult to date precisely.
I like the old repair, probably done by a spear and repaired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Kubur
Have you ever heard about the myth of Prester...

Have you ever heard about the myth of Prester John?

Yes you are right as I said Faranji were mainly Europeans but foreigners in general, this extended outside Arab lands up to India...

(Firangi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Kubur
for Ali is venerated by both branches. It is...

for
Ali is venerated by both branches.
It is written on the majority of Islamic blades coming from all over, Sunni or Shia.
why?
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Kubur
Your translations are really cool, thanks! Only...

Your translations are really cool, thanks!

Only one point, I think al faranji means the foreigner.
Of course most of the time Europeans.
The word comes from the Crusades, Franks, Faranj.
Also used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kubur
Are you saying that i'm a very bad saleman? :o

Are you saying that i'm a very bad saleman?
:o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Kubur
But why? Ariel do you have an explanation about...

But why? Ariel do you have an explanation about that?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kubur
This little Sudanese maces are amazing. As Teodor...

This little Sudanese maces are amazing.
As Teodor said they are most likely to be associated to Dervish and sufi rituals.
There is no doubt that they are original items and they are rare but not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Kubur
Please don't be mistaken I'm following your...

Please don't be mistaken
I'm following your posts, Ariel, and i like or agree with some of them.
BUT Rivkin, with all my respect, has nothing to do with this katar.
I think it's an on-going...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Kubur
Well actually it was Ariel who put it off road...

Well actually it was Ariel who put it off road with some general comments on touristic katar...
;)

I don't think it's fair to compare Elgood with his amazing books full of details, notes and well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Kubur
Not only that but if you remove all the weapons...

Not only that
but if you remove all the weapons not used in battle, and classify them in tourist items then you will have to remove 70% if not more of the weapons from ethno forum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Kubur
I agree but the scabbard is very nice and if it's...

I agree but the scabbard is very nice and if it's a tourist piece i will buy it!
;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,552
Posted By Kubur
Both dagger and knife are from Tunsia hence the...

Both dagger and knife are from Tunsia hence the similarity...

Oriental arms is like Tirri's book extremely usefull but a lot of mistakes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,714
Posted By Kubur
The peacocks nice to see horrible to hear like my...

The peacocks
nice to see
horrible to hear
like my ex-wife
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Kubur
[QUOTE=ALEX] Indian daggers with animal-headed...

[QUOTE=ALEX] Indian daggers with animal-headed hilts. I am talking about all-metal daggers with animal pommels (mostly lion and ram heads) Mughal all-steel daggers with lion-headed hilt, gold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,629
Posted By Kubur
This guy should have been seriously...

This guy should have been seriously shi'a...
Persian??

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,629
Posted By Kubur
Your translations are amazing, thank you, for the...

Your translations are amazing, thank you, for the Tunisian daggers too.
Question: are you sure that it is Poor and not Husayn the sufi?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By Kubur
I will tell you the difference. I suspect...

I will tell you the difference.
I suspect Kharaghdari Singh to be from Pakistan and in Pakistan swords are called shamshir and in India Tulwar.
So he is right.
It is us Westerners who are wrong...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,477
Posted By Kubur
To be really honest with you if i refer to the...

To be really honest with you if i refer to the yataghan posted at the very begining, i have to admit that it could be Greek also because very little survived from the original hilt... I still believe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,477
Posted By Kubur
I totaly agree with you 200% The problem is that...

I totaly agree with you
200%
The problem is that for you silver + niello = Greek
when in fact it is Turkish Ottoman
But i won't try to change your mind...
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,477
Posted By Kubur
Very nice Greek name... :)

Very nice Greek name...
:)
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