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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2015, 10:48 AM
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Salaams all... for a comprehensive Martini Henry...

Salaams all... for a comprehensive Martini Henry grounding please see http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16123&highlight=martini+henry

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Salaams Khanjar1 ... I last handled a similar set...

Salaams Khanjar1 ... I last handled a similar set of charge, wadd, ball and belt about a year ago in Muttrah Souk... exactly the same material and I thought at the time ...bamboo...The buckle is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Khula Khud

Salaams mahratt~

Please see http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=qajar+helmet&qpvt=qajar+helmet&FORM=IGRE

It looks like a Qajar Dynasty helmet ...This period covers right up to the 1920s when a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Salaams kahnjar1~ The answer is of course ...it...

Salaams kahnjar1~ The answer is of course ...it is both. The Jerrs you illustrate is faithfully copied from the ancient style and is still sold in the souks of Musandam and as likely to be bought by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Omani Axe Variants.

Salaams kahnjar1 ~No doubt in my mind that the first 2 at thread are Musandam Jerrs. The perfect examples are shown at Richardson and Dorr The Oman Heritage Association publication.

Salaams...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Salaams Kronckew... The more I look at your axe...

Salaams Kronckew... The more I look at your axe the more I think this is the ramlat al-wahiba item I mentioned in the reference; http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=musandam. The difference...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,363
Bravo !!! Ibrahiim al Balooshi

Bravo !!!

Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Salaams Charles S , Here you picture exactly the...

Salaams Charles S , Here you picture exactly the apparel worn by Suffi Dervish including the Begging Bowl (KashKull) and the prayer beads...
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Salaams Steven, What you have here is essentially...

Salaams Steven, What you have here is essentially a dagger from Oman.. The Omani Khanjar. In fact the suggested site to look at here on Forum is The Omani Khanjar ..pleased see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Salaams Bandook, I cant possibly make a comment...

Salaams Bandook, I cant possibly make a comment as it would be conspired against as commercial ... but I can advise on where you may get one if you PM me ...

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th December 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
I almost forgot... the significance of the zig...

I almost forgot... the significance of the zig zag is that of a talismanic snake effect and of course is "the snake" device decorating the item.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Jewish Axes of the Persian Sufi/ Dervish sect.

Salaams kronckew, Please have a look at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10242&highlight=jewish+dervish

These axes were also carried about by wandering Dervish Sufi in and before the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Salaams Runjeet, The tradition is to use wolf...

Salaams Runjeet, The tradition is to use wolf skin as a talismanic butt cover ...in Oman.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Salaams All ~This one looks very much like an...

Salaams All ~This one looks very much like an Omani Abu Futtila...(The one with the match) It is interesting how the National Museum people view this and I note the people who did all the Gun and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,732
Salaams Michael, Again I would not disagree with...

Salaams Michael, Again I would not disagree with the suggestion of linkage..and in fact I point in support of that to your own detail posted on Yemeni/Omani Swords at Forum where you note the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,732
Salaams Michael Blalock ~I see nothing wrong with...

Salaams Michael Blalock ~I see nothing wrong with your assumption and indeed I thought there could be Jewish influence on the style. I do however tend toward the already laid down description of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Salaams Bandook, Its not so much the regulations...

Salaams Bandook, Its not so much the regulations here you need to worry about ...more the regs of the country you want to bring/send them to. Whilst here they may only observe a load of old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,732
Salaams Oh Yaa Ustadh Oliver Pinchot !! Oh yes of...

Salaams Oh Yaa Ustadh Oliver Pinchot !! Oh yes of course ...I had not forgotten but my notes are somewhat scattered about ... Your reference is absolutely superb and nails the entire sword in all its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,732
Salaams Michael Blalock, Thank you for opening...

Salaams Michael Blalock, Thank you for opening the discussion again upon this subject...I noted some time ago that the Wallace had a good example of this weapon. It occurred to me that the work if it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th November 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Salaams Ken Maddock ... Most interesting. A brass...

Salaams Ken Maddock ... Most interesting. A brass bangle. Zig Zag pattern culminating in sets of 3 dots formed with an apparent moon sector(new moon ?) inside a circle of dots.... The sets of three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,567
[ Salaams Richard G; With apologies for...

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Salaams Richard G; With apologies for interjecting some detail not related to the current thread topic..which I find quite interesting by the way... The little pamphlet by Ruth Hawley set the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,567
Salaams Richard G.... In what capacity do you...

Salaams Richard G.... In what capacity do you assume Omani Daggers originate in the Saudia Region? ... Did you look at my extensive thread Omani Khanjars? I cant recall mentioning any such thing. In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Salaams Richard G ...My first reference is from...

Salaams Richard G ...My first reference is from Forum Library at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18570&highlight=omani+khanjars which deals with daggers from the Asir in what are known...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Salaams Ariel, No they aren't and no they don't...

Salaams Ariel, No they aren't and no they don't and for the difference it makes...read on..

There are still about 10 top class artisans in Oman making traditional Khanjars and belts. Actually as in...
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