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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Nice buy. To me it looks like a nice tribal...

Nice buy.
To me it looks like a nice tribal 'knife' with a long blade.
Jens
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,924
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
In post 12 Jim mentions Ogier, or Oddgeir as it...

In post 12 Jim mentions Ogier, or Oddgeir as it is written in the old Nors prosa, but in moderne Danish he is called Holger Danske, as Jim correctly writes.
He was said to be a Danish prince doing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes, cling film, but have a look at it from timer...

Yes, cling film, but have a look at it from timer to time.
Be caraful how you treat the blade after it is all done. Make sure it is well sealed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Koras were used in the south very early, and so...

Koras were used in the south very early, and so were kukris.
Why they stopped using them is unknown to me, but maybe you can research it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Sticky: Importing ivory
Views: 2,040
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The governments are closing in in ivory 'export',...

The governments are closing in in ivory 'export', so be very careful what you buy, and what documents you get.
It could be plastic looking like ivory, but then it has to be documented so, as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
For the same kind of red lac see A Passion for...

For the same kind of red lac see A Passion for Indian Arms pp. 350-53, or the picture below.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Detlef, I could try to guess, but I would rather...

Detlef, I could try to guess, but I would rather not, as long as I have not had it in my hand.
The decorations (in this case an elephant head), can be very stylized, and can often be seen on katars -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Congratulations. Its quite an interesting Bhuj. ...

Congratulations.
Its quite an interesting Bhuj.
The size itself is quite big. The haft witgh the very long tang is interesting, as are the two rings. The blade form is unusual, althought seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Shadye78, if you really want to know more about...

Shadye78, if you really want to know more about these blades, you should look at South India - centuries back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Could the flowers shown on the hilt be Ixora...

Could the flowers shown on the hilt be Ixora Coccinea flowers?
The plant is a medicine plant used in India, and the flowers are sometimes used on Indian hilts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Search and read

If you are interest in Indian weapons, and want to read some very interesting old threads you should make a search for 'Mare Rosu'.
The threads and posts are worth reading, and they are written when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,292
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I do believe that Kubur is right. If you want to...

I do believe that Kubur is right.
If you want to try to undertand some of it, you will have to look for the the influence of other countries.
Sorry but I will have to drop out once more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,292
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I am sorry but I dont have the time to find...

I am sorry but I dont have the time to find quotes on this subject. So I am afraid you will have to find them yourself, which should not be too difficult.
Have a nice Christmas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Marius:-):-) Every collector has his...

Marius:-):-)
Every collector has his preference.
I would think, the age of the katar taken into consideration, I would etch the whole blade and polish the edges.
It really is a difficult question, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
That is a nice katar Marius -...

That is a nice katar Marius - congratulations:-).
I dont know if Nitral could be too old. I doubt it, but I dont know. Maybe if you try something else it will work.
I do love 'singing' katars, they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,292
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
The sword shown is not a pattisa blade, or it...

The sword shown is not a pattisa blade, or it would have been changed quite a lot.
It is generally accepted that these brass/gold filled holes are of talismanic significance.
One other thing, which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
In post 12 Jim askes an interesting question. Not...

In post 12 Jim askes an interesting question.
Not to begin any name game stuff, but I am wondering, could this, or any kirach (straight blade tulwar as I understand) be with 'firangi' blade.
There...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Yes, poisoneus snakes were also thrown over the...

Yes, poisoneus snakes were also thrown over the walls, when a city were at siege.
However, something which surprices me is, that some writers mention that all the warriors were drugged before they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
It is interesting to see that using poison is...

It is interesting to see that using poison is very seldom mentioned in the books, so it is not easy to know how often it was used. Maybe this means that it was used often/seldom, so the authors did...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I dont know which poison they used, but if it is...

I dont know which poison they used, but if it is true that they used poison on the steel bearings it must have been becourse the poison should only be inflicted if the wound was deep, and not be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I have blades with steel bearings, pearls were...

I have blades with steel bearings, pearls were also used, although they are very soft, but I have also heard about rubies being used.

It is true what Jim and Mercenary writes, that the logic we use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think this is an interesting subject. Does...

I think this is an interesting subject.
Does anyone know if it was usual in India to use poisoned weapons?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,873
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Likhari could you please show a close up of the...

Likhari could you please show a close up of the yelman shown in post #32, and of the whole sword if possible?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
I think the result have cocme out fine. I know...

I think the result have cocme out fine.
I know the question, when cleaning and etching is an issue the question pops up, should I stop, or should I go further, but only the one who owns the weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By Jens Nordlunde
Dont worry Jim, you can have my old glasses, thay...

Dont worry Jim, you can have my old glasses, thay are only about ten years old:-).
Jens
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