Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 27th December 2006, 11:50 PM   #1
Joe
Member
 
Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: McDonough, GA
Posts: 48
Default Unusual sword.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...06419&rd=1&rd=1

Ended yesterday. The blade seems simple enough, one of those Qajar revival swords if I'm not mistaken, but the mounting is unusual. Reminds me of those Indian two-handers seen in Stone's glossary, and on Oriental Arms.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...pg?t=1167263540
Attached Images
 
Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2006, 04:34 AM   #2
ariel
Member
 
ariel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 3,967
Default

I am not sure there is anything in common between the two: the Oriental Arms one is an Indian Mel Putta Bemoh and that one is, indeed, a Qajari Iranian sword.
Personally, I find them rather atrocious: touristy and of low quality. Acid-etched blades are thin, flat, dull and the "decorations" are fit to be on the bedspreads from a cheap "house of ill repute". How did they manage to degrade their beautiful shamshirs into something like that is beyond my understanding....
The interesting twist, however, on this one is the ring-like pseudo-bolster: reminds me of a Nepalese Kora.
ariel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.