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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Kubur
Ed, everything is symbolic, the point is you need...

Ed, everything is symbolic, the point is you need to know the meaning.
Especially on weapons, even on European swords, the oak acorn is the strength... Any single piece of decoration has a meaning,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Kubur
Well, no. Why do you think that the human face...

Well, no. Why do you think that the human face would not be there if this dress was put on the blade of a person of Islamic beliefs?

Islamic weapons are full of animals and human representations....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2021, 07:32 AM
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Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Hi Jim, Please could you share with us your...

Hi Jim,

Please could you share with us your infos? on which bases or criteria your contact can say that?

I think David's info is very interesting
Indonesian is indeed mostly Muslim. However...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 06:48 PM
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Views: 961
Posted By Kubur
:)

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2021, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Kubur
Hi Guys What about this stuff? ...

Hi Guys

What about this stuff?

:confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Kubur
No Sir yours is flat flat this one has a...

No Sir
yours is flat flat
this one has a ridge
and as Ian said, no need to go to South East Asia, Indians are still present in Oman.
I still think that your khanjar was made in India
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 05:19 PM
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Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
If you google "Indian god with beard", it is the...

If you google "Indian god with beard", it is the response that you will get.
You have Indian god with beard and look also at the avatars.
I vote for Narasimha (seems to be a badass)



Do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Kubur
Ok I will try this one I think the leather...

Ok I will try this one
I think the leather strap and the feathers are just recent additions.
Personally I will bin them.
Your butt (your rifle) looks like a boyliya. I will say Ottoman gun from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Kubur
Flat blades like that are Indians. I think the...

Flat blades like that are Indians. I think the whole stuff is in Silver (low grade)
Could be an Indian from/in Oman, or an Indian from India, even more original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Very much like a lion on the scabbard or maybe...

Very much like a lion on the scabbard
or maybe Surya the Indian god of the sun...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 10:49 PM
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Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
I don't see any European but an Indian face....

I don't see any European but an Indian face. Hinduism was also present in Java. The question for me is which god is it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Kubur
Yes, Indian touristy version of the Omani khanjar...

Yes, Indian touristy version of the Omani khanjar (nice work through)
For the 65, maybe a limited edition?
:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By Kubur
Well guys I friendly but strongly disagree...

Well guys
I friendly but strongly disagree with you.
Maybe the blade is older, but the hilt and the scabbard are late 19th c.
Please look at Mahrat's book, p. 152-167, the same hilts with same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Kubur
Hi, I'm sorry to say that your bishaq is an...

Hi,
I'm sorry to say that your bishaq is an early touristy production.
Probably from Istanbul around 1930ties maybe later.
Yours is a copy of an Ottoman Greek dagger.
The hilt and scabbard are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Kubur
Hi Jim, You will have more success with the...

Hi Jim,
You will have more success with the Kris / keris guys.
But I think it is a Pedang lurus.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By Kubur
I agree with Ariel the scabbard is late 19th c. ...

I agree with Ariel the scabbard is late 19th c.
The blade could be Indian (it's what collectors say...)
The only forum member who could answer with precision to your question is Mahratt.
Here is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By Kubur
Hi my friend I disagree with Jim, this is...

Hi my friend

I disagree with Jim, this is not modern.
It is a very nice Afghan pulwar.
The blade is old and scabbard too (19th).
I have to admit that the hilt is a bit weird, maybe it is the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Kubur
Me too! :) At least we have simple thoughts. I...

Me too! :) At least we have simple thoughts.
I wonder if the original owner was very wealthy, or maybe a gambler.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Kubur
I forgot the motto on the sword is very funny, it...

I forgot the motto on the sword is very funny, it says

"If being rich stresses me

Simple thoughts make me happy"

:)
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Kubur
another smallsword

Hi Guys

After the nice support I got from you, I decided to post another small sword.
This one I don't need the date as the sword was mentionned in Lhoste's book.
It's a French sword from early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Kubur
Well my first koummya was really crap. Yours is...

Well my first koummya was really crap.
Yours is not bad, and ethnographic for sure.
The dagger is good, the scabbard less.
I would say for the dagger around 1900, more or less.
But the scabbard...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kubur
Please, forgive my ignorance But what is the...

Please, forgive my ignorance
But what is the advantage to have a folding guard???
:confused:
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kubur
Sorry Jim to be a bit pushy and again thank you...

Sorry Jim to be a bit pushy and again thank you for your help!
Yes, you gave a fantastic frame and I'm now convinced that we are talking of the late 18th c. I was just thinking that the grip/hilt...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kubur
Thank you GC Heart = Catholic was something...

Thank you GC
Heart = Catholic was something that I had in mind since the beginning.
So maybe Scottish or Irish...
I was thinking that it was a regular sword and then easy to identify precisely...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kubur
Thank you Eley I think you nailed it. Yes, a...

Thank you Eley
I think you nailed it. Yes, a piece is missing and then confirms the date and identification.
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