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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:39 AM
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Private Collection; Sayf Yamaani.

The Omani Battle Sword...Sayf Yamaani...Suggesting a make location of Hadramaut.

I will try to post larger format... The single sword to right of group is a three dot at the throat blade and one at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2015, 06:01 PM
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Smile Salaams Maurice, Refering back to your post 44...

Salaams Maurice, Refering back to your post 44 ....I think from this source please see https://www.nmm.nl/zoeken-in-de-collectie/detail/316391/ Sorry I couldnt get a translation...
Regards,
Ibrahiim...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2015, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi Salaams...

Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Salaams all, It is said that when the great flood occurred and Noah was collecting up all the animals some donkeys turned up as did a load of camels but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
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Salaams Bandook, I think what you have consists...

Salaams Bandook, I think what you have consists possibly an old barrel...The rest looks added...especially in the brass plate region and likely the entire woodwork. Difficult to say on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
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Salaams Marcus...Probably Amman .. :)...

Salaams Marcus...Probably Amman .. :)

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,777
Salaams all...In support of the above post please...

Salaams all...In support of the above post please see https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1899820795

Simply go to the page and select the required Illustration which is also loaded with script...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 165
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Salaams....and heres another thing ! I didnt...

Salaams....and heres another thing ! I didnt know that Mazanskys work was on the web ..free...and it is essential reading...please see the slightly incomplete but hugely informative work which goes...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,777
Salaams All, I wonder if I can cut across several...

Salaams All, I wonder if I can cut across several posts here and introduce the following article on Basket Hilts which as an introduction I Quote" With Open "S" Paneled Guards
Anthony D. Darling
The...
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,669
Salaams Jim, Thanks for your reply ....I was...

Salaams Jim, Thanks for your reply ....I was deeply ensconsed in Heraldic Symbols but have yet to evidence a potential linkage with the heart shape. Perhaps it is Talismanic.
Regards,
Ibrahiim al...
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,669
Heart Shaped Cut Out Decoration.

Salaams Jim et al, There appears to be a link between these hand and a half/two handers in the decoration to the guards and the Basket decoration on some Scottish/English? Basket hilts...Is it...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 165
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Salaams E.B. Erickson, Please see...

Salaams E.B. Erickson, Please see http://jamesdjulia.com/item/lot-2310-three-colonial-edged-weapons-excavated-near-jamestown-virginia-44160/ where there are 3 weapons discovered of which your...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 165
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Salaams all...I place here a good site with an...

Salaams all...I place here a good site with an excellent description for beginners like myself which gives a nicely constructed and balanced view of the Basket Hilt swords in general...please...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Salaams Jim, Absolutely agreed and thank you for...

Salaams Jim, Absolutely agreed and thank you for your post. I had hoped to engage with Mr Michael Blalock but I suspect he was very busy... The current gun mark and sword mark linkage are now firmly...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,777
Salaams Cornelistromp ...Thank you for an...

Salaams Cornelistromp ...Thank you for an excellent reply and your illustration of the 2 hander with the horns at the guard. Despite the Mazansky reference I can imagine how this could be misleading...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Salaams Jim, It was a long time ago that I took...

Salaams Jim, It was a long time ago that I took up the problem of this sword and Gun mark and please see http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10455&page=6&pp=30&highlight=kattara+comments...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
At your last but one picture... Salaams rickystl...

At your last but one picture...
Salaams rickystl How interesting is that!! The Algerian gun mark also seen as I see it on some swords at the top of the Red Sea region... I will dig out the references...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,777
Salaams Cornelistromp, Great illustrations and...

Salaams Cornelistromp, Great illustrations and what a learning curve this subject is... However...I understand that the Fleur de Lys shape ~on the basket, is in fact, a set of horns... and was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Salaams theMarmotGuy, The souk in central Kabul...

Salaams theMarmotGuy, The souk in central Kabul (Chicken Street) is fairly stuffed with such items. They occasionally get a container of work through to the other regional souks such as Sharjah or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Salaams Bandook, The spare parts are dead rare...

Salaams Bandook, The spare parts are dead rare ... however I shall keep an eye out for things like spare brass trigger and fire holders as well as the rope fuse wrapped around the butt and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Salaams Fernando... I will have a guess and state...

Salaams Fernando... I will have a guess and state that you have here a specialized carpenters toolbox ...The carpenter a specialist in cabinet making ...I have a Portuguese/ Goan small chest which I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Salaams Cerjac, I have several barrels and...

Salaams Cerjac, I have several barrels and complete Abu Futilla... Father of the Match or the one with the match ... Looking through Icoman it appears that a lot of guns were German...but as you say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
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:shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,777
Salaams Cathey, It must be rather strange since...

Salaams Cathey, It must be rather strange since the Basket Hilt is virtually a Scottish Icon and along comes The Mary Rose and a total Eclipse occurs... I suppose the weapon could have joined the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,777
Salaams Jim, Thank you for the extensive, time...

Salaams Jim, Thank you for the extensive, time consuming and prompt reply to what seemed a rather throw away question but actually one which had puzzled me completely. I entirely agree with what you...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,777
Salaams All, If the Mary Rose sank in...

Salaams All,

If the Mary Rose sank in 1545 what is the situation regarding the basket hilt which was brought up from the wreckage ...Does it mean that the Basket Hilt is English? ....as...
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