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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By kahnjar1
I am certainly no expert on either Philippines or...

I am certainly no expert on either Philippines or T'Boli weapons BUT I believe that T'Boli decorate with little bells/ tassles. The up turn of the hilt on this piece has rows of holes which would...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By kahnjar1
Another 3 years pass for us who...

Another 3 years pass for us who live..................and 100 years ago The Great War was still raging..........
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By kahnjar1
I love these pics also and thanks for posting...

I love these pics also and thanks for posting them. The gun shown in the top pic is an Albanian RASAK, different to the Tanchika in terms of the stock style.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By kahnjar1
Rick will probably post a reply here also, but in...

Rick will probably post a reply here also, but in the meantime, the two terms seem to apply to a single style of gun.
Elgood in his book Arms of Greece and her Balkan Neighbours mainly uses the term...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Dale and welcome to the Forum. I agree with...

Hi Dale and welcome to the Forum.
I agree with Rick as to origin of this gun.... Moroccan Tetuan North Coastal Region.
Re your comments about pulling the barrel. I think you are giving yourself quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Richard, I doubt that the indentation is...

Hi Richard,
I doubt that the indentation is actually a hole as it would considerably weaken the end of the rod. Rick will no doubt confirm or deny this when he next replies.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By kahnjar1
Red face I stand corrected. Just goes to show that we are...

I stand corrected. Just goes to show that we are all still learning. I had always understood that steel/iron was harder than flint, and it was the flint which sparked rather than the steel/iron. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By kahnjar1
Rick's original preamble above suggests that it...

Rick's original preamble above suggests that it HAS been fired, but not often. The frizzen would not show wear after a few uses as flint, whilst hard, is not as hard as iron/steel. Either way it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By kahnjar1
What a beautiful gun Rick. The original sellers...

What a beautiful gun Rick. The original sellers pics did not do it justice IMHO, but DID give some hint of the quality. Your pics just confirmed that this Tanchika just HAD to join your others!
A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By kahnjar1
Certainly worth keeping IMHO. What is the handle...

Certainly worth keeping IMHO. What is the handle of the 2nd one made of....bone/Ivory????
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Stefan, I note your comment that you hopefully...

Hi Stefan,
I note your comment that you hopefully will learn about these and other Islamic weapons. This Forum and books are the best way to learn about our particular sphere of collecting, and as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By kahnjar1
I agree....Kurdish.....and a very nice one IMHO....

I agree....Kurdish.....and a very nice one IMHO. The scabbard has some design traits of Indian work.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By kahnjar1
I have held off commenting regarding your...

I have held off commenting regarding your "Afghan" matchlock to see what others have to say, but since there has not been any comment, I will do so now.
I believe that your Afghan gun is in fact...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,003
Posted By kahnjar1
Sorry Teodor. You are of course correct. Just old...

Sorry Teodor. You are of course correct. Just old age creeping up and the brain goes sideways as a result. I have corrected my previous post.
So you have one of these also?......................
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,003
Posted By kahnjar1
Very nice sword Fernando. I always wanted one of...

Very nice sword Fernando. I always wanted one of these when I was collecting Omani stuff.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By kahnjar1
I beat the gun a bit posting the pic of the...

I beat the gun a bit posting the pic of the stitching. Here is the "finished" job. I do not intend to go any further, but I do think it looks a bit better with the 3 lines of stitching done, even...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks for the comments Rick. I agree that any...

Thanks for the comments Rick.
I agree that any further repair/restoration other than the stitching would not be a good idea.
I have now done that, and replaced one of the buckles which was missing....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By kahnjar1
DOUBLE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER for COMMENT

Just picked up this holster for way less than the cost of a beer and a bar meal. The leather is sound though some stitching is missing and the embroidery is somewhat faded.
I have seen these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,173
Posted By kahnjar1
Could well be. We had C & H and also Dupont...

Could well be. We had C & H and also Dupont powders (mostly) here in NZ, going back all those years. I have not been "in the market" for black powder of recent times so don't even know the brands now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,173
Posted By kahnjar1
Yep the memory grows foggy with age.(Probably due...

Yep the memory grows foggy with age.(Probably due to all the smoke generated at the time!). Of course 4F is priming powder. We would have used 1 or 2F, as you say.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,173
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Steve, You are correct regarding the need to...

Hi Steve,
You are correct regarding the need to have the ball sitting tight on top of the powder charge as any gap is likely to create a "piston" effect, thereby creating excess pressure build up....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, Thanks for your thoughts. Seems this one...

Hi Rick,
Thanks for your thoughts. Seems this one has also stumped others as replies etc have been very slow coming. Anyway whatever it is, appears to very different from the usual. Hopefully in time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By kahnjar1
Not actually sure it is a repair. It appears to...

Not actually sure it is a repair. It appears to have been made like that, but I agree an unusual feature.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By kahnjar1
Unhappy ??

No ideas at all?? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By kahnjar1
YET ANOTHER FLASK for ID and COMMENT

Just arrived is this unusual powder flask. Looks to be made of copper. Balkans maybe?? What do we think Gentlemen?
Some observations: The decorated face appears to have been silvered at some stage...
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