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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:57 PM
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Posted By spiral
Look Indian made to me. & cheaply at that....

Look Indian made to me. & cheaply at that.

If not. then American knife "craftsmanship" has gone badly down hill. :eek:

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2014, 06:47 PM
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Posted By spiral
Interesting Piece! Have you a photo of the lock...

Interesting Piece!

Have you a photo of the lock side & also an angled from butt at lock as well? to show the prominence of the metal work in that area.

They would help us see it more clearly I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 08:28 PM
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Posted By spiral
Namaste Ibrahiim, Well I also make many errors...

Namaste Ibrahiim, Well I also make many errors in grammar & spelling & its my first language, also my brain runs much faster than my typing as well...leading to other errors :shrug:

Glad you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By spiral
A great thread! Good work! fascinating! ...

A great thread! Good work! fascinating!

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By spiral
Doesn't look good. Spiral

Doesn't look good.

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By spiral
I haven't either! :confused: . But I did not...

I haven't either! :confused: .

But I did not say bone I said hoof! Perhaps if I said camel nail you would understand? The hoof is the keratin structure covering the end of it foot!

But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 07:07 AM
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Posted By spiral
Camel hooves are common on Yemini jambiya, And...

Camel hooves are common on Yemini jambiya, And very cheap when people know its hoof... But probably very expensive if the customer cant tell the difference though!

There structure is very similar to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 10:16 PM
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Posted By spiral
Brown bess bayonets only have 3 ridges not...

Brown bess bayonets only have 3 ridges not 4.

But mjamerks although despite description of 4 ridges, this can not be seen in the pics, , can we have a photo of other side of blade & hilt please to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 994
Posted By spiral
Apologies for stepping near the line without...

Apologies for stepping near the line without realising Andrew.

Back to the ivory laws & peoples fears...!

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By spiral
O dear, that sounds a silly as some of our court...

O dear, that sounds a silly as some of our court cases.... They don't give up anything of great value to other country's here though. {Unless theres an ulterior political motive of course.}

The one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By spiral
There note tubules there fibres, that's the...

There note tubules there fibres, that's the difference.

The Yeminis work hard to enhance the structure of Buffalo to make it look more exotic.

The split & grain tells the story as well. ;)

But...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By spiral
That's why I used the word explain, not justify. ...

That's why I used the word explain, not justify. ;)

In the UK most items belong to who owns the land its found on unless its Gold. Then the state can claim it & give you the amount they decide its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 994
Posted By spiral
Heres an article about it Drac2k... explains the...

Heres an article about it Drac2k... explains the recent background of the action taken against Amateur archaeologists/dealers/collectors of American cultural artefacts.

spiral

linky...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2014, 08:15 PM
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Views: 5,494
Posted By spiral
I don't believe there Sri Lankan? Any...

I don't believe there Sri Lankan? Any evidence?

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By spiral
Fair enough Fernando! You brave hero! I can...

Fair enough Fernando! You brave hero!

I can just imagine booking into a rural hotel, on a stormy night that these 3 run, but I guess you haven't seen the old English hammer house of horror b...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By spiral
The coin is a fake brass {rather than gold.}...

The coin is a fake brass {rather than gold.} British sovereign, dated 1914, probably the commonest coin used on Yemini jambiya since the late 1970s.

The image on the coin is St. George slaying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By spiral
Is the Latin readable? That's the place to...

Is the Latin readable? That's the place to start for the family associated ... then one gets date/rank... from the type of crown used to narrow it down..

Although of the top of my head must say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By spiral
I agree scabbard fittings & hilt appear very...

I agree scabbard fittings & hilt appear very high quality but rather fresh.

I believe Alex could offer good input here. :shrug:

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 153
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Posted By spiral
Well often people who believe curators blindly...

Well often people who believe curators blindly are nearly as daft as those who believe arms dealers {or anyone else who works in sales, or has a vested interest that increases there personal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By spiral
Here you go... linky...

Here you go...

linky (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14832&page=3&pp=30)

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By spiral
They usually have ivory hilts, there a long...

They usually have ivory hilts, there a long thread on here somewhere about them....

They could be Assam, Burma {Which I always favoured.} or North African. :shrug:

The scabbard with yours looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By spiral
Decorative indeed! no one can doubt that... But...

Decorative indeed! no one can doubt that...

But truly functional & simple in design... not "ostentatiousness or decorative ornamentation purely for show.." :D

Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By spiral
Thank you.... I am always happy to share what...

Thank you.... I am always happy to share what bits of knowledge I have, sadly perhaps more often than not its not the best news for many...

I like sharing it much more when its good news though! ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By spiral
Ahhh it surfaces again! Enjoy! I was amazed when...

Ahhh it surfaces again! Enjoy!

I was amazed when Artzi sold it without spending a few minutes researching its provenance...

Its one of the famous lost treasures of Stowe...

linky for the lost......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By spiral
Touche! :D In that case It seems MTV was...

Touche! :D

In that case It seems MTV was right.. In 2004, They released a satirical cartoon showing the term {Bling} being used first by a rapper and then by several progressively less...
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