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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I find that visiting my local post office and...

I find that visiting my local post office and asking whomever is in charge to help
is very effective; much more so than calling the 800 number. If you don't know the people at your P.O., make a point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
As far as I am aware, Qur'an mentions gold only...

As far as I am aware, Qur'an mentions gold only in Chapter 35, the Sura Fatir, Line 33, which refers strictly to the Faithful in Paradise:

[For them are] gardens of perpetual residence which they...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th January 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
As you found, the pendant is Yomud Turkmen...

As you found, the pendant is Yomud Turkmen work.
The crop is Gaucho, from Argentina or Uruguay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Please repost the large pic without the red marks

Please repost the large pic without the red marks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
You will ruin that horn if a jeweler puts heat to...

You will ruin that horn if a jeweler puts heat to it
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The inscription on the lion appears to read,...

The inscription on the lion appears to read, MASH'ALLAH-- God's blessing.
Please post a closeup.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
This is a good example of the Georgian work Ariel...

This is a good example of the Georgian work Ariel is referring to.
The grip looks original. The blade is old but may have been embellished recently. The scabbard is modern work: the mounts are set...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,690
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The inscriptions read as follows: Upper...

The inscriptions read as follows:

Upper cartouche: Abbas, Servant of the Ruler of the Nation

This is a very typical formula and is found on the preponderance of such blades.


Lower cartouche: Work...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd November 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ONE AND ALL! THERE IS ONE...

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Nice example. In Turkish museums, these short,...

Nice example. In Turkish museums, these short, broad blades are identified as
naval.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
In Memoriam Emma Astvatsaturian

Yesterday, Emma Astvatsaturian passed away at age 89 in Moscow.
She established the typologies used in researching Caucasian arms & armor in the 1960s and 70s; these remain valid to the present.
She...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th November 2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
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Forum: Swap Forum 24th October 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
AUCTIONS IMPERIAL BIG NOVEMBER 24TH SALE IS ONLINE NOW

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Modern Indian work made in the last decade.

Modern Indian work made in the last decade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
They are certainly Afghan work. On those flasks...

They are certainly Afghan work. On those flasks which retain it, the cutoff spring (such as it is) is typically made of wood or horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
That is one fine doggone spear, Charles :D

That is one fine doggone spear, Charles :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
The waisted grips and short, bifullered blade...

The waisted grips and short, bifullered blade indicate the general vicinity of Trabzon, but the type was carried throughout Turkey. This dates around the founding of the Republic.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,511
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Well done, Ed. Solid and well-written paper which...

Well done, Ed. Solid and well-written paper which establishes a viable typology.

The Funj sword no longer appears in the British Museum database.
Does anyone know the acquisition date?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th July 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
I'll second that. It is Afghan, for Buzkashi. The...

I'll second that. It is Afghan, for Buzkashi.
The base of the lash is flared to allow it to be held
in the teeth. The quality, motifs and
condition date it in the 1960s-70s.

Horses were very well...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Thank you, Norm. It is authentic, hoping someone...

Thank you, Norm. It is authentic, hoping someone has seen this configuration out there somewhere.
Forum: European Armoury 12th July 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Interesting M 1827 Imperial Russian Pioneer's sword

A client of ours asked about this sword in his collection. It has been mounted with a steel guard, japanned black and numbered 20 in gold (paint.) Has anyone seen this configuration before? I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
It's sealing wax. Very popular as an...

It's sealing wax. Very popular as an "inlay" medium because it's simple to work. Common in Iran as well as Central Asia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,919
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
And as usual, a BRILLIANT work it is. We are so...

And as usual, a BRILLIANT work it is.
We are so fortunate to have a specialist like Mr. van Zonneveld in our midst, Forum members. I own this and his other books and HIGHLY recommend them to one and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
Specifically, it's Algerian

Specifically, it's Algerian
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th May 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Oliver Pinchot
"There is no hero like 'Ali and no sword...

"There is no hero like 'Ali and no sword like Zulfaqar"


This is a phrase often found on weapons throughout the Dar al Islam.
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